My husband and I always travel to NOLA for the Labor Day weekend. Now, keeping in mind, this is Southern Decadence, so the city can be very busy and loud. This wonderful hotel is 1/2 block off Bourbon. I was concerned about this, the noise and all. We were in a balcony room right on Toulouse and could see Bourbon easily from our balcony. Outside, you could hear all the goings on, but when I stepped back in our room - nice and quiet. The hotel staff was nothing but fabulous! The housekeeper was wonderful, she took very good care of us. We have always stayed at 'big box' hotels when we come to NOLA, but never again. This is a small inn, we only saw two other guests as long as we were there (4 days). It is quiet and inviting.