A comfortable stay for those wanting to stay right in the middle of the action. The courtyard pool, modern restaurant and piano bar provide a pleasant respite from the French Quarter action surrounding this hotel.
YOU SHOULD KNOW During high season (spring and festivals), expect loud crowds and high rates in this part of town. If you’d rather something more chill, consider that Bourbon street is a convenient walk from many other hotels, and whether staying right on this famed street is worth it to your experience.
A standard king is modern and comfortable, with a large work desk and views of the French Quarter. There are king, double, and deluxe rooms available with balconies, (though only deluxe and suites overlook Bourbon Street).
Courtyard-facing rooms will be the quieter option at this Bourbon Street hotel.
Marble bathrooms have bath/shower combinations and ample counter space.
Lobby windows look out over Bourbon street, and the piano bar and ample leather chairs and couches mean you can relax while watching the madness ensue. There is a small snack bar and shop off of the lobby.
The courtyard, with a large saltwater pool, lounge chairs, and umbrella covered tables is enclosed to give you a sense of serenity farther from the French Quarter than it actually is.
A basic fitness center provides a few cardio machines and weights, fresh towels, and is open 24 hours.
Cafe Opera (a name paying homage to the former site of the Old French Opera House), serves a daily typical breakfast menu (From continental to specialty omelettes and pancakes), and casual creole fare and sandwiches for lunch and dinner.
As well as being a piano bar, the Puccini Bar features local craft beer and cocktails.
Pull right into the building’s port cochere for easy Valet parking in the hotel’s own garage. A car isn’t necessary (or convenient) while within the French Quarter, where everything is accessible by foot.You can walk to Canal Street and catch a street car to go Uptown, to the Garden District, or to Mid City.
In a charmingly dilapidated old building, Napoleon House (4-minute walk) serves excellent Creole classics, with great people-watching opportunities. Just steps from Jackson Square, Sylvain (5-minute walk) offers elegant but casual new fare in a hip, intimate environment.
The iconic Preservation Hall (2-minute walk) is a must-visit for traditional brass and jazz. Johnny White’s (2-minute walk) is a solid dive bar with second floor views of Bourbon street The tiny Spitfire Coffee (4-minute walk) packs a punch for its size with some of the best “third wave coffee” in New Orleans.
WHY WE LIKE IT
It's a modern and comfortable way to enjoy Bourbon Street, especially with the serene pool and courtyard as a welcome, resort-like escape from the revelry.