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Hotel Maison de Ville

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The Maison de Ville, whose name in French means “Town House”, was just that. A two- storied dwelling rebuilt by Jean Baptista Lilie Sarpy around 1800 after the second disastrous fire.Across the picturesque courtyard with its cast-iron three-tiered fountain are two additional buildings. The historic former slave quarters are believed to have been constructed as early as 1762 and are one of the oldest structures in the State. Also off the courtyard is the old carriage house, now a charming two-story suite.An early resident of the home was Antoine Amede Peychaud, an apothecary who developed a concoction of bitters and brandy, known as the Sazerac. No doubt Peychaud’s circle of friends and patients widened as the popularity and fame of this first “cocktail” spread. In many Creole homes of the time the first floor was used for commercial purposes, as a store or office, but we know that Peychaud maintained his pharmacy on nearby Royal Street. Today, Peychaud’s bitters are still used to make the official cocktail of the State of Louisiana- the Sazerac.Before he purchased his own house in the French Quarter Tennessee Williams often stayed in room number 9, where he completed “A Streetcar Named Desire” and drank Sazeracs in the hotel courtyard. The room opens onto the patio, and much of Dick Cavett’s 1974 interview with Williams was filmed there, surrounded by the lush semi-tropical greenery and flowers the playwright enjoyed.Among the contemporary guests of note at the hotel: Elizabeth Taylor, Dan Akroyd, Robert Redford, Michael Jackson, Julia Roberts and many others.Hotel Maison de Ville is proud to be part of New Orleans’ historic past and present. Our buildings are over two and a half centuries old. Our endeavors of maintenance and upkeep are focused on keeping them in their original condition as much as ‘historically possible’.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
217Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
224Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Worse hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff was courteous but thats all. They advertise themselves as a luxury hotel with a price tag accordingly Although it’s an old historic hotel the rooms have not been upgraded .The breakfasts they say are included have...More

Date of stay: October 2018
2  Thank colettef351
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Love, love, love. My room opened to the court yard. I loved it. First floor. Beautiful in the morning and evenings. Very helpful staff. Just quaint and peaceful. Even with Mardi Gras. I will stay again!

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank ChefandBaker
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Maison De Ville over Memorial Day weekend. The Maison de Ville is a historic hotel located less than a block off Bourbon Street. This small hotel was perfect for our stay. Upon arrival we were greeted by Guy and shown the entire...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank CaseyFink
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

If you like old, this may be the place for you. Unfortunately, everything about it was old, including the carpet, the paint, the bathrooms and the air conditioner. WiFi was terrible. This simply is a hotel in need of a makeover. It has great bones...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank TwinDad0625
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place. It has so much charm and history. However, I ended up disappointed for several reasons. The room I had was sparsely furnished, the shower head was located so low you had to crouch down to use it and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Teela T
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The photos on the website are accurate and depict the property as I found it in March, 2018.
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"Only 10 rooms in main house, 2 suites & a cottage. Recommend main house rooms courtyard side, but the..."
Nov 5, 2017
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"Room 4 has some cool history behind it, make sure to ask the staff about it."
Aug 14, 2017
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"Enterior rooms are quite"
Aug 3, 2017
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"Probably less noisy in the rear rooms but hotel kindly provides ear plugs. We had no issue with noise."
May 2, 2017
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$287 - $435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansFrench Quarter
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