At this quiet B&B in a well-maintained 1890s mansion, you'll find local art and antiques, roomy digs, and plenty of Southern hospitality.
YOU SHOULD KNOW This property is on the Uptown side of the Garden District, a nice residential neighborhood, but about a 30-minute streetcar ride to the CBD or French Quarter.
These superior guest rooms have antique furnishings like four poster beds and large armoires. Some rooms have small separate parlors, or private balconies, and all have writing desks and seating areas.
Bathrooms are oversized with large baths and seated vanity areas.
Common rooms include both a sunny front parlor, and a more relaxed den, with a sectional sofa. Outdoors, enjoy a small courtyard with a fountain, and a wide front porch.
Breakfast includes homemade goods like French toast and waffles. The inn offers light refreshments and tea during the day.
Innkeepers serve complimentary wine and beer in the front parlor on weekend evenings.
It's a 4-minute walk to catch the streetcar on St. Charles Avenue, which will take you to Audubon Park, Uptown, and Carrolton Avenue in one direction, and to the CBD and French Quarter in the other.
Pascal's Manale (10-minute walk) is an old school joint with a master oyster shucker. Shaya (6-minute walk) serves up award-winning Middle Eastern cuisine in a chic, casual setting.
Around the corner is the Milan Lounge (1-minute walk), a funk neighborhood dive with cheap drinks. Le Bons Temps Roule (12-minute walk) is a neighborhood classic, and you'll often catch local music acts like the Soul Rebels and Brass-a-holics.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Rooms here are bright and open, with plenty of natural light. The neighborhood, a mix of old mansions, verdant residential streets, and local favorite shops and restaurants, offers a refreshingly alternative view of New Orleans than the typical downtown hotel.