This delightful Victorian house on St. Charles dates back to 1884, where guests can enjoy easy access to both Audubon Park and the streetcar to other parts of town. The house is chock full of antiques, historic books, and Carnival memorabilia, as well as modern comforts like Wi-Fi and a generous continental breakfast.
21 guest rooms feature decadent antique furnishings, four poster beds, and crystal chandeliers. Each room has a flat-screened TV, cable, and Wi-Fi, and many overlook St. Charles Avenue or Audubon Park.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There's no elevator at this historic house; book a first floor room if stairs are an issue for you.
Clean, black and white-tiled bathrooms have modern bath/shower combinations.
There's a sitting room full of sofas, art, and antiques in the front of the house; the other favorite public space here is a large wraparound porch overlooking St. Charles Avenue.
A hearty continental breakfast is served in the dining room (overlooking Audubon Park) in the mornings. Tea, coffee, and a light snack are available throughout the day.
The inn often provides complimentary wine and beer, which guests can enjoy on the front porch at cocktail hour.
The streetcar on St. Charles Avenue will take you to the Carrolton-Riverbend, Garden District, CBD, and French Quarter.
Satsuma Cafe (14-minute walk) is a neighborhood favorite for fresh juices and generous breakfast plates. For lunch, enjoy a house pate or niciose salad in the cozy courtyard at Tartine (3-minute walk).
Maple Leaf Bar (a 6-minute drive or 8-minute streetcar ride) is an iconic late night music venue, often hosting some of the city's best brass bands and local acts. Nostalgic for those Undergrad years? Spend a night sloshing cheap beer at The Boot (9-minute walk) and you probably won't miss them any more.
WHY WE LIKE IT
It's a pleasure to look out over gorgeous Audubon Park, and the streetcar is still close enough that you can travel easily to other neighborhoods, while enjoying a unique stay in this gorgeous part of town.