We stayed during MLK week January 2012. Absolutely loved the Pierre Lafitte. We are adults who love the Quarter, and this was perfect for us. NOT a fancy high end hotel with butler and pool, but what we loved were the people and location. George and Derrick were there lots of the time and were there for us, and their cellphone is posted when the desk is closed. Marlene called us ahead of time and guided us with taxi recommendations and answers. This is NOT a five star hoity-toity hotel with butlers and pool. No restaurant either, but who would go to New Orleans to eat in the hotel's restaurant anyway!? What it is is four story historical building which they are renovating with love, and with the class of lovely old furniture, credenzas and chiseled mirrors, there was a very clean unit for us with remodeled/painted clean-smelling nonsmoking rooms, comfortable beds. We felt very, very safe there, and there is an elevator. Not a full service kitchen, but what we wanted was there, microwave, middle sized small fridge, coffee pot, but no oven. But who cooks when they are dining out in NOLA?
We could look out our windows onto Canal St and see the parades! (But you also hear sirens at night if you are light sleeper). Nice was that there is a McDonald's beside the Maison, so my husband could run down daily and bring up coffee or yogurt while we lounged :) There is only ONE bathroom in the unit. Derrick directed us to Deanies, two blocks away, for our first dinner, and it was a home run. Those guys love the place, love the city, and want you to love it too. They work hard to make it clean so no unwanted visitors! We saw not one pest the whole week, and I am always looking! The Maison is not perfect, but it was PERFECT for us, and I recommend it and hope to return:) PS....the front entrance is NEXT to the Roosevelt Hotel, but rather subtle. Look for the street number 108!
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