This B&B was simply the best we have ever experienced in our many travels worldwide. Being from New Orleans now married to an Englishman & living in London, we visit N.O. often but this was our 1st time at this B&B. We wanted to stay somewhere convenient to the Quarter & Uptown without being in the middle of it all and this place was the perfect choice.
Our hosts, Kevin & Wendy were amazing wonderful people and made the experience of their sweet little B&B even more enjoyable by their hospitality. We could not have wished for a better experience than the one we had here and with these hosts. Staying here is like visiting your favourite friends or relatives but better. The B&B is set in a quiet, sweet little street in the quaint peaceful neighbourhood of Algiers Point, a stone’s throw from the levee and river, within walking distance of many sites, cafes and bars. It offers clean, nice sized rooms, well appointed with separate bath area, plenty of storage space for unpacking & settling in, (something we have found lacking in the past), privacy and most of all, a wonderful atmosphere. Kevin provided a delicious breakfast and perfect cup of coffee (or tea) each morning which you could opt to have on the back porch overlooking their garden while listening to some smooth New Orleans jazz or blues. Kevin & Wendy both offer a fountain of local knowledge, history, sites and entertainment, much of which you would be hard pressed to find in any guide book and if asked, can direct you to some amazing little out of the way places again, hard to find without insider knowledge. They offer this while still respecting visitors’ privacy which is a hard balance to obtain but they do so effortlessly.
If you are still hungry after the delightful breakfast offered (doubtful) or want a late brunch or early lunch they can direct you to a great little café just around the corner and across from the church where you will find most of the locals daily. There are also some amazing bars & cafes scattered around the area which you could easily spend your day in, sitting outside sipping something cold and tasting great local cuisine while chatting with the many colourful Algiers characters. Really, your entire trip to New Orleans could be spent enjoying lazy days strolling around the neighbourhood of Algiers soaking in the local charm or sitting out on the front porch swing of the B&B. The Dry Dock café just across the road from the ferry landing & river is one such place as is the Old Point Bar.
This B&B and the hosts are truly pleasant and perfect, thank you Kevin & Wendy for making our trip so memorable. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1896, this charming "shotgun double" cottage is nestled within the beautiful Algiers Point Historic District, a short walk from the free ferry to the French Quarter, Convention Center, etc. Features 11 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and private bathrooms. Come and slip back in time in New Orleans' best kept secret - Algiers Point. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- House Of The Rising Sun b&b
- House Of The Rising Sun Hotel New Orleans