We were in New Orleans for a wedding and I was 36 weeks pregnant, so the Sunburst Inn was the perfect place for us to stay. Most guests were staying at the other end of the French Quarter, but we were looking for something that would give us a different New Orleans experience. Plus I wanted a place where I could rest when I got too tired.
We had the first floor room which has a living area with a separate bedroom, which was perfect for us. My husband was able to watch the NCAA while I took a nap! The room itself is very charming and comfortable, with a nice large shower. It was stocked with breakfast foods, microwave and a mini fridge (which was great for our leftovers - the food in New Orleans is fantastic). There's a great coffee shop on the corner and another one a few blocks away. Glenn (one of the hosts) was kind and helpful. They provide everything you may need for a comfortable stay, magazines, maps, wi-fi, even a computer if you don't have a laptop!
We felt very safe in the neighborhood, and were able to walk everywhere (though the River Walk trolley and NOLA buses are close by). The Inn is very close to Frenchman street (great music and food), Washington park and still walkable to the French Quarter. It was nice not to be right in the French Quarter (I'd done that before when I was younger), it gave us a sense of what living in New Orleans might be like. We were very happy with our choice and would recommend staying at the Sunburst inn to anyone who wants to be close to the fun, but able to go somewhere quiet afterwards.
- 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