If you're a B&B person you'll love Antebellum... it's like staying with a good friend. We could not have been more pleased with our choice of Bed & Breakfast and with Keith the inn keeper/owner. Antebellum is historic, nicely decorated and within walking distance of the French Quarter, though we choose to use the bikes that were available to us. The rooms are spacious, clean, the bed was very comfy and there were handmade soaps as well as various shampoos stocked. We stayed in the Bordello Room which has the most beautiful bed. Side note: there are some pictures in the room with nudity that may bother some... they are of the girls that worked in Storyville (Red Light District). There is a pleasant seating area which is located in the beautiful rear courtyard, with access to the hot tub nearby. We also enjoyed having access to the refrigerator to store left overs.
On our way to New Orleans my husband hurt his back really bad and was not able to move around much for about four days, a couple of them he could not even leave the room. Owner and host, Keith was the star of our stay... he made breakfast in bed (3 courses) for my husband which was served on a silver platter. On another day, Keith guessed we had not had lunch due to my hubby's back issues and made a wonderful meal and brought it up to our room. Also, my husband had not had the pleasure of tasting Cafe Du Monde's chicory coffee Au Lait. Keith suggested he make it special for my hubby and brought it up to our room- served again on a silver platter. I forgot my cell and Keith insisted I take his, so my hubby did not worry while I was out. The list goes on and on in regards how great Keith is.... he makes you feel like your a close friend and not just a guest.
OK on to more practical stuff about our stay. Keith is extremely helpful in giving tips about area restaurants (Commanders Palace was wonderful) and other local features, providing directions to specific locations, allowing use of his computer (the free wifi can be tricky in certain rooms), and gladly answering all questions. He introduced residents to each other and made us feel at home and comfortable with each other. Which brings me to the best part of our stay here... the old time homemade breakfast!!! You are missing out if don't experience Keith's cooking. He put many local NOLA restaurants to shame- Seriously. My husband said this is what saved this trip from being the worst ever (due to his back)- the breakfast. We were offered sophisticated regional cuisine in an elegant and romantic setting. The menu highlighted fresh, local ingredients, all created with exceptional attention to detail and we got three courses! I appreciate detail and I was not disappointed.
We have stayed in many B&B's all over the country and this has to be one of the best stays in regards to food and service. Thank you Keith for making what could have been the worst trip ever a good one. We hope to visit you again which says a great deal, because we usually like to try new places when we travel, but we wound not stay anywhere else in NOLA. God Bless.
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