Ochsner is synonymous with excellent health care in Louisiana, but did you know about the hotel that's located inside Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans? Most people don't.

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Inside Ochsner Medical Center located at 1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121 is a beautiful, elegant hotel called the Brent House Hotel. It is so hidden inside Ochsner Medical Center, after being asked, many of the employees working in the same building said they never knew there was a hotel on the property and others mentioned that they had seen a few signs for the Brent House Hotel but didn't know anything else about it. As far as the locals, after a quick survey of customers at a popular eatery across the street from the hotel, 100% of them had no knowledge of the Brent House Hotel (and they were literally sitting at a diner across the street from it).

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The Brent House Hotel has hardly any outside presence. The largest signage for the hotel is tucked away deep in a corner behind trees. The sign itself is small and at a glance looks like part of the hospital. Over the years, some locals have mistaken the small corner entrance for the Emergency Room Entrance to the hospital.

The Brent House Hotel opened in 1954 to patients and their families.

The Brent House Hotel opened in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1954 to offer lodging to the general public with an emphasis on serving the needs of Ochsner Health System's Patients and their families. -Ochsner.org

The Brent House Hotel is a beautiful 3-diamonds hotel within a 5-mile radius of the French Quarter, Caesars Superdome, Audubon Zoo, New Orleans Museum of Art and Morial Convention Center.

With New Orleans' astronomical hotel prices currently, some popular travel websites (at the time this story was published) had the price of a nightly stay in the Brent House Hotel at around $70 - $75 with complimentary parking. Nowhere in the city of New Orleans can you get this kind of luxury for that low a price.

View of Atrium From Third Floor Room

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The air-conditioned atrium is full of gorgeous plants and fountains. As you walk through the pathways, the mist of the water in the air along with the coolness in the air makes it seem like you're walking through the rain forest (especially at night).

The hotel has been renovated but the old New Orleans charm is still very prevalent. One almost expects to see Pete Fountain or Louis Armstrong leaving a room for their next gig. The rooms are fresh and nicely appointed.

Regular King Brent House Hotel

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Entertainment and Work Space (Regular King Brent House Hotel)

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Bath (Regular King Brent House Hotel)

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There are two sets of elevators to take (when using the South garage) that can be confusing at first but become routine after your first couple of trips.

South Garage Elevators Brent House Hotel

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Hotel Elevators Brent House Hotel

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Eats are found at PJs Coffee, Bistro 42, Smoothie King and more.

Bistro 42 Brent House Hotel

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PJ's Coffee Brent House Hotel

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There is a lovely pool area and fitness center as well as a barbershop.

Fitness Center Brent House Hotel

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The Brent House is open to the general public. Anyone can stay at the beautiful property and at a fraction of the cost of other hotels of equal luxury in the greater New Orleans area.

For Brent House Hotel reservations call (504) 835-5411. toll-free (800) 535-3986. or email reservation@brenthouse.com.

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