Combining the grace and charm of old world elegance with the modern conveniences of today like wireless internet, The Hotel Provincial, located in the heart of the French Quarter is also close to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. It features spacious guestrooms and original 19th Century architecture and design. Guests of the Hotel Provincial can enjoy an intimate and relaxing atmosphere with a variety of tropical French Quarter courtyards and two refreshing pools throughout the property. Hotel Provincial’s elegant antique furnishings and spacious courtyard evoke the charm of old New Orleans. The hotel is only minutes from I-10 and just a short 2 blocks from the excitement and nightlife of Bourbon Street. Both the Cafe Du Monde and the Riverwalk Marketplace are also within walking distance.
The Hotel Provincial’s on-site restaurant Stella has a cozy, brick-walled interior with beamed ceiling and stone fireplace. Stella’s chef, one of the best in the United States, is known for hybrid Louisiana-Asian cuisine with unique ingredients including rare Japanese tuna. This hotel was once used as a Confederate hospital. Confederate soldiers and doctors alike have reportedly been seen wandering the halls, or reaching out to guests for help. There are even reports of the moans of ghostly figures being heard through out the complex of buildings making this a must see destination for anyone who loves a good scare. One of the buildings was used from the founding of the city and throughout the 18th century as a medicinal herb garden for the Military Hospital just down the street. Another one of the buildings was built in the 1830’s and was utilized in the Creole fashion of retail store downstairs, and living quarters upstairs. For many years a hardware store occupied the site, until it was purchased and restored in 1964 by the Dupepe Family who has owned and operate The Hotel Provincial since 1961.
Locals, guests and hotel staff have repeatedly identified Building # 5 as the most haunted, so be sure to request a room in this building! Many guests report walking into their room to discover bloody soldiers lying in pain and moaning in their rooms, only to disappear once the lights are turned on. On your first night, try to experience the supernatural side of New Orleans with the Haunted History Tour featuring a stroll through some of the French Quarter’s scariest spots including The Provincial Hotel. This is a great way to learn about the history of New Orleans and to get yourself familiarized with city. Stay at The Provincial Hotel and see what your haunted hotel experience can be. Rest assured, you will not forget it anytime soon. Remember to bring a camera because ghost photos happen there all the time. A quaint, vintage, homey and some would say haunted treasure, The Provincial Hotel is as much a part of traveling to New Orleans as bourbon and Creole. And it promises to be one of the world’s most interesting destinations.
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