This was my third trip to New Orleans; every year I have volunteered to help rebuild houses still damaged from Katrina in 2005. Each experience has been different, and I keep expanding my knowledge of the city! This year, I stayed at the Oakview Bed and Breakfast, near City Park, which is a short streetcar (or bicycle!) ride away from the Garden District and French Quarter. Staying there was amazing: right across the street the gorgeous park and New Orleans Museum of Art, and less much touristy. Also, the local eateries--within walking distance--are superior to those found in the French Quarter, and much less costly, too! Our host was so friendly, and definitely went out of his way to make us feel at home. Our room, the Asian Willow room, was gorgeous as well, and, when we got a chance to enjoy it, we certainly appreciated the breakfast and coffee in the morning! Keeping in mind that it is not by any means a corporate hotel, and is owned and operated independently, I would certainly recommend the Oakview to others who want a taste of real hospitality!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oakview is a lovely 100 year old historic Victorian. It is ideally located across the street from the famous City Park and the New Orleans Museum. THat means we are walking distance to Jazz Fest, across the street from Voodoo Fest, two blocks from the start of the Endymion Parade, two blocks from the historic Cemetery, around the corner from Bayou Bugaloo festival, and a very short distance from the French Quarter, downtown and the convention center. The trolly stops in front of the door.Further the crescent city classic race and most other races and marathons ends here at the park across from the bed and breakfast. Unbelievable but true.We also feel that we are at least in the TOP 10 for the best Bed and Breakfast not number 75. WE are totally new, totally renovated and modernly upgraded with whirlpools in every room. ... more less