The title says it all! My husband and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary in New Orleans and it happenned to be Jazz Fest weekend. It was my husband's first time visiting NOLA and my first time back since Katrina. Prior to the hurricane, I had been to NOLA numerous times and stayed at many of NOLA's fine hotels and a few other B&B's. I like to stay at different places and different locations around NOLA. All that has changed! My husband and I LOVED the Jazz Quarter so much that we will only stay here in the future!
We found a bargain of a deal on the Megabus and decided to take the trip. We arrived at 5am(!) and Lola welcomed us into our room at the early hour (since it wasn't booked the night before). We stayed in the Fountain cottage and it was beautiful and very comfy. We immediately went to sleep until 10am. Then they even fed us breakfast! What a breakfast it was too! All of the breakfasts were fabulous! My husband usually does not get up and eat breakfast right away but he did every morning on this trip!
Charles sat with us after breakfast and gave us great advice about restaurants and tours. He made reservations for a swamp tour which was a lot of fun and very interesting. We ate at many great restaurants and walked all over. The Jazz Quarters' location is ideal; it is close to everything but far enough away from the craziness.
We made tasty mimosas every morning from the bottle of champagne that Lola and Charles brought to our room to celebrate our anniversary.
Our bus back home did not leave until midnight; even though the room was booked for that night, Lola and Vincent were kind enough to let us keep the keys to the gate and store our luggage until right before we left. Lola, Vincent, and Charles went above and beyond the call of duty and really seem to enjoy it. We will definetly be back...soon! Thank you again for a wonderful anniversary! Really, everything was PERFECT!
Gayle and Jim Boring
San Antonio, Tx.
- Also Known As:
- The New Orleans Jazz Quarters Hotel New Orleans
- The New Orleans Jazz Quarters Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Louis Armstrong National Historic Jazz Park. Three blocks from Bourbon Street, are the Garlands wonderfully restored Creole cottages. Dating from 1809-1820 these cottages were home to many families involved in the original Jazz movement in New Orleans. "Oh honey if them walls could talk!" Quote from a very old neighbor who played the piano at early neighborhood jazz clubs. Come behind the walls and experience the soul of New Orleans. ... more less