My husband and I just returned from New Orleans. We were at the O'Malley House at the same time as the British Ladies (see review below). We stayed at the house for 5 nights. It was the best way to start our nine day vist in the area. We went to visit the Plantation area after this.
The house itself is exquisite. The rooms were very well appointed. We stayed in the O'Malley Suite (not sure what number room that is). We loved the fact that it is just steps from the cable car on Canal Street and just minutes away from the French Quarter.
Keep in mind that there is much more to New Orleans than the French Quarter. Staying in this neighborhood of the city (Mid-City) allowed us to experience beyond the FQ.
When we arrived we were greeted by the manager, Jason. Very friendly and very accomodating. We soon met the other members of the household staff and then Larry the owner along with the co-owners Cody and Porter (the resident dogs!). Everyone was very friendly and it doesn't take long to feel like you are at home.
The breakfasts are scrumptuous. Afternoon wine was enjoyable. My hubby and I enjoyed conversation with the British ladies and then with another another couple from Chicago. We also enjoyed sitting on the porch while chatting with Jason and Larry. This is one of the perks of staying at a B&B like this. You talk and exchange information.
There are many great places within walking distance to the O'Malley house. Mandina's restuarant is just a block away. We walked there and then took a walk around the block to look at some of the old houses.
Angelo Broccado's bakery/ice cream shop is on Carrollton (sp?) just about 3 blocks away. This place reminded me of the Italian cookies my grandmother and mother made.
Larry and Jason recommended a restaurant, Rue 127, which again, is only 2/3 blocks away. It was nice to see something other than the FQ.
It was very hot and humid while we were there so it was a relief to arrive back at the O'Malley House and have a cold drink and bag of chips and sit back to cool off. I particularly liked that there was a computer that allowed me to email and stay in contact with our grown children. I am telling you, it's like being at home...except you don't have to cook or clean!
My husband and I both HIGHLY recommend staying at the O'Malley House. You won't regret it!!
- Also Known As:
- 1896 o`Malley House b&b
- 1896 o`Malley House Hotel
- 1896 o`Malley House Hotel New Orleans
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast is located in historic Mid-City New Orleans. We are just a 10 to 15 minute STREETCAR RIDE DOWN CANAL ST. to the French Quarter and Convention Center. The Colonial Revival residence is nestled in a neighborhood that boasts great food, music and culture. ... more less