Reviewers have mentioned the lack of parking- but that is no problem if you arrive on a motor-bike, as we did. We were hot and tired and had tried a few hotels that were full. This was like an oasis to us when Louis told us he had 2 rooms available. As soon as he said Elvis had stayed in Room1 in 1957 when he visited New Orleans, we had to take it! We took the risk of traffic noise, but it turned out to be no problem at all. Mind you the road works early on the second morning were pretty noisy! This is an atmospheric old house and that is what you get, at the expense of things like big, modern rooms and fancy bathroom. But it is worth the trade-off. Louis, the manager, is great and very helpful in regard to places to eat and visit. We had two really enjoyable nights there in a beautiful old house right in the centre of everything. A lovely experience- and Lois suggestion for breakfast at the Camellia cafe was a stroke of genious. We ate there both days and loved the experience , as we did that of the Cornstalk Fence Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cornstalk Hotel has been newly renovated and refurbished featuring fourteen exquisite guest rooms. Brilliant crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and furnishings adorn the entrance hall, beautifully set off by high vaulted ceilings. The rosette scrolls, cherubs, medallions, stained-glass windows, fireplaces and canopy beds are all relics of a Louisiana plantation home. We are in the heart of the Vieux Carre' (French Quarter), with the sights, the sounds, the gourmet food and night life of old New Orleans. ... more less