As a first time visitor to NOLA, we wanted something a little different and the ability to get away from the craziness of the French Quarter. Well, we found it. The quaint Sunburst Inn located in the Marigny neighborhood was just what the doctor ordered. Hosts Glen and Darrell were very accommodating and gave great advice on restaurants,sites and the neighborhood. You do need to put your walking shoes on, if you want to hit the French Quarter or the Riverwalk, but to be honest you need to walk after eating all the great food in the area. Besides the fun atmosphere of the quarter, we discovered Frenchman Street, full of fun bars, restaurants and shops. You can't not have fun in any part of this town!
The Inn itself is very small with only 3 rooms. But the rooms are a good size and very comfortable. Our room was stocked with snacks, breakfast food, waters, juice etc. all complimentary. Very unique decorations. Nearby a couple of nice little coffee shops and a couple of great restaurants. We really enjoyed our time, and only wished we had a few more days. This is not a hotel like atmosphere and is not for everyone, just those who want to be ahead of the curve on the next best thing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The house is a Victorian style built in 1905 and has all the original floors and chandeliers with 12 foot ceilings. We are just 5 blocks for the French Quarter and 3 blocks from the famous Frenchman St. where there is live music and great dining. The Street Car line that travels along the river is 5 blocks away and there are also great little cafes on the Conners from our place. The Marigny neighborhood was vote a top ten place to live in 2010 by the ADA. We like to say that we are far enough but close enough to the madness of the Quarter. ... more less