We spent 4 nights here and our stay could not have been better. Tom and Patricia, the hosts, are excellent at what they do. They've created a comfortable, warm atmosphere in a quiet, safe neighborhood in the Garden District of New Orleans. Tom was so welcoming when we arrived, after a long day of driving. They do have parking, either in a driveway, or on the street. And M.P. is located only 3 blocks from St. Charles Avenue, so it's an easy walk up there to catch the streetcar at Milan Street to head to the French Quarter. If you want to go back and forth during the day, or take other streetcar trips (Canal Street or Riverwalk streetcars) - you might be best off to buy an all day streetcar pass for $3/day. Otherwise, the trips are $1.25 each way. By the way, I think when we were last in New Orleans, 10 years ago, it was the same fare on the streetcar. Unbelievable - a bargain for transportation, we think.
Definitely take Tom and Patricia up on their recommendations for places to see, things to do, and where to eat in New Orleans. They have great suggestions, and are happy to call in dinner reservations for you, if need be. They also have a bookcase of attraction brochures and a huge notebook of restaurant menus available for guests to review in the sitting room.
The breakfasts were outstanding each morning, as well. Our first day was a crustless quiche/frittatta, then cinnamon french toast croissants, then another egg dish, and on our last day, scrumptious orange french toast with bacon. Prior to the hot breakfast (which is served 8:30-9:30) you can help yourself to fresh fruit, dry cereals, bagels, or yogurt. And, in addition to these gourmet breakfasts, late every afternoon, their were either cookies or brownies and pound cake out for afternoon/evening snacking/desserts. There is also an honor bar with wine, beer, soda, and water.
Our room was the Charlotte, and it was larger than I expected, and very comfortable. By the way, the photos of the rooms on the website for the inn don't do them justice - Tom can email you updated room photos if you want better views. The rooms are really lovely, and well maintained. We thought our mattress was very comfortable, and our room was quiet, as well.
We absolutely loved our stay at Maison Perrier, and would 100% stay here again, and would highly recommend it to others traveling to New Orleans, as well.
We felt that the rates were a great value, too. Note that the rates quoted include the full breakfast, and include taxes, as well, which most room rates do not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly situated in "Uptown" 'Nawlins, this Victorian manse boasts elegance and style without sacrificing comfort and convenience. This National Registry of Historic Places B&B sits three blocks from St. Charles, is within walking distance of the Garden District, and is close to the French Quarter. Tastefully decorated with antiques and original artwork. Breakfast entrees include praline French toast, and Creole eggs with cheese grits. Spacious guestrooms, private bathrooms, voice-mail, WiFi internet access, and cable television. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maison Perrier Hotel New Orleans