Stayed here with friends for a few days leading up to Mardi Gras. We booked fairly late, so we were happy to find lodging near the French Quarter. Overall, our experience was quite positive.
As so many other reviews say, Kim and Charlie certainly enhance the experience. They are warm, down-to-earth people who bend over backwards to welcome their guests. They are also reliable guides to the city, despite their living in NOLA less than a year. It sounds like they've made some real improvements since coming aboard, including to the comfortable courtyard in the back.
Rooms are for the most part well-appointed, though a bit inconsistent (from very good to OK, nothing bad). Don't come here expecting total luxury, though. It's very nice, but the building shows its age a bit. Old plumbing and showerheads that trickle water make showers a challenge. There are some lingering water stained ceilings, and I know it's not a full service hotel, but one or two amenities in the bathrooms would be a great touch.
In the minority regarding convenience. So many other reviewers touted the proximity to everything. I need to disagree. We felt we were walking distances to get to everything, and our group is not out of shape by any means. If you have any limited mobility, plan to call ahead for cabs.
Bottom line: fun place to stay if you can go with the flow, can't give adequate kudos to Kim and Charlie - great job
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