We booked the Maison Perrier for a 3 day trip to New Orleans, as part of a 2 week US tour.
Upon arrival, we knew we’d made a great choice. The building is basically large, beautiful wooden house in the middle-class residential suburbs of the city. It felt a very safe area, and the host, Tom, immediately made us feel very welcome with a glass of complementary beer (kitchen has a keg of very nice amber ale) and wine. There’s free brownies/cake too available at any hour of the day.
The house is very natural and cosy; it felt like we were staying at somebody’s house (which I suppose we were). Tom sat us down and gave us a quick run-through of the building and the area; just enough to inform us, but not too much as to bombard us. He even offered us the option of a free upgrade to the bungalow outside the house, which we decided to take, even though the room we’d booked looked great too. He even explained that there could be noise from the building work being done on the premises; there never was any noise, but Tom's warning demonstrated the Maison Perrier’s attention to detail and naturally great service.
The house is perfectly placed to explore New Orleans; you have the peace of the suburbs, but can easily access the French Quarter by one of the city’s iconic trams (nearest stop about a 5 minute walk from the house, through a safe area). It’s also possible to walk into the French Quarter via Magazine Street, which takes maybe an hour, but well worth it (good shops and eateries). We also walked to Lafayette Cemetery (about 25 minute walk), and the Commander’s Palace Restaurant. We’re pleased we stayed here rather than a chain hotel in the French Quarter.
The breakfasts are very nice also; a different option every morning; freshly cooked, with fruit and good strong coffee available.
Last but not least, if you are unfortunate enough as I was to leave your wallet in the room at the Maison Perrier, it will get posted safely back to you, on the other side of the world!!
Thanks Tom and Patricia.
- Also Known As:
- Maison Perrier Hotel
- Maison Perrier Hotel New Orleans
- 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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