1024 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70116, USA
This small French Quarter hotel feels peaceful, and more secluded than its central location would let on, thanks to its bricked courtyards, lush tropical plants, and two saltwater pools.
Rooms have charming 19th century touches, like exposed brick, fireplaces, chandeliers, and antique armoires. Beds are comfortable and the quilts are divine.
Bathrooms are very small, but clean. They are bathrooms.
A bright, welcoming lobby has black-and-white checkered floors and chandeliers.
The Latrobe room can accommodate meetings or privately catered events.
There's a large saltwater pool in the courtyard at the center of the hotel's guests rooms, and it's a great place to relax or swim laps. On the other side of the hotel's entrance, behind the restaurant, a secluded courtyard holds a smaller pool that's good for a quiet, more private swim.
In an adjoined building, Angeline serves some of the freshest, most creative takes on the old French-Creole classics of anyone in the city right now. Expect reasonable prices and brunch specials.
The Ice Bar has a good happy hour from 3-6 p.m., featuring NOLA classics like the Bloody Mary, Hurricane, and Sazerac.
Travelling the Quarter is best on foot or by pedicab. Walk to Canal Street to catch a streetcar to the Garden District, Uptown, or Mid City.
Coop's Place (3-minute walk), though sometimes overcrowded, serves the old classics in a casual environment. Head to Crossiant D'Or Patisserie (1-minute walk) for traditional french pastries.
Knowledgeable bartenders at Cane and Table (3-minute walk) serve up atmosphere and fresh, tropically-inspired cocktails. Down the block, Molly's at the Market (2-minute walk) is a French Quarter classic with a great kitchen and back courtyard.
WHY WE LIKE IT
It's a great stay for guests who want to really feel the character of a French Quarter from decades past, while sleeping comfortably and enjoying modern essentials like Wi-Fi and AC. The maze of courtyards and swimming pools here feel luxurious, as if you were staying at a friend's private Quarter estate.
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