We stayed in The Frenchmen hotel September 17-21.
It is a very cute hotel that reminds me of a Bed&Breakfast. It is in a great location, end on French Quoter and in walking distance to every famous street, you want to visit.
If you can, try to book a room that faces the courtyard - it is a pretty view on the pool and hot tub and very quiet. The street itself ( The Frenchmen street) has lots of bars and they play loud music until, probably, 1am, after that it is quiet. We had NO problem with any kind of noise because we didn't plan to be in NOLA and go to bed before midnight! It is so much fun to walk on the street around midnight, watch great crowd, artists selling their stuff, listen to different kind of music, can't imagine people complaining about the noise -it is part of fun vacation.
Once again, after 1am, it is very quiet and peaceful.
There is a bar next door, called MOJITO. What a great place! They have a fabulous Sunday brunch with live jazz and absolutely the best french toast, socked in creme-brulet and served with berries - MUST HAVE!!!!
We were finishing our day every night at Mojito's, sipping our beer, listening great music, dancing and watching people! Awesome place!
The hotel has a breakfast that is basically just coffee, donuts and some fruits but there are tons of places around within 3-5 walking minutes to have breakfast. Our favorite was the coffee shop Envy - the best breakfast in town and 5 minutes from the hotel!
French Market is within 5 minutes from the hotel, also. Lots of fun and great place for souvenirs and some drinks.
You will be 5 minutes walk from the river and street cars, 10 mins from Bourbon street and 15 mins - from Canal street. I mean, location of that little hotel is amazing!
We enjoyed a horse carriage tour - highly recommended - so much fun and so much history! They will stop by the oldest bar in Nola and the best Hurricanes in town. The waiter will walk to your carriage and you can order your drinks right on the street. That bar was the only bar open 24/7 during Katrina.
The only disappointment for us was that the hot tub in the hotel was broken. Hopefully it will be fixed before you get there, we were thinking how cool would be to sit in the hot tub every night because we did lots of walking :)
The bed in our room was very soft and squishy. I'm sure it is a great bed for lots of people but we love very firm mattress, so that was not our best bed. Just want to mention that for people like us, who can't really rest on a soft bed.
Be aware of people approaching you on the street with tricky questions ( "I can tell you where you got these shoes on?") and don't ask people on a street for direction - they will ask you to pay them. Get a map, talk to the receptionist in the hotel - The French Quarter is very easy to navigate so , if you have a map, you can get anywhere on your own :)
You will see lots of young people with dogs who will ask you a dollar for dogs food - don't fall for that. If you really are an animal lover, get some dogs food in a sandwich bag and hand it to them - this way you will know the dog will get food, not the owner - a beer :)
The receptionist in the hotel is there 24/7 so no matter what time you are back, they will always let you in and you feel secure and safe.
We got there 2 hours early and they let us in the room without any problems.
The staff is very nice and friendly, rooms are small and clean, a bit outdated but everything you need, is there.
We will absolutely stay there next time!
Email me with any additional questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With year round front door access to the heart of NOLA's live music scene, The Frenchmen Hotel is the perfect home for your next escape. Consisting of three remodeled mid 19th century Creole town houses, a heated pool, and beautiful sky deck, The Frenchmen offers a unique blend of modern comfort, contemporary fun, and historic class. Boutique without the fuss, The Frenchmen offers a variety of room types from lofted courtyard Queens to King Suites boasting private balconies on Frenchmen St. When the brass bands line up on the corner of Chartres and Frenchmen, be the first at the scene. Located right in the action, The Frenchmen offers unrivaled access to nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, putting both the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods at your fingertips. In addition to the heated pool, The Frenchmen provides free wi-fi for all guests, 24 hour complimentary coffee, tea, and bottled water service, as well as gated and covered parking for a nightly fee. We also welcome pets under 50lb. with deposit, and serve complimentary breakfast every morning in our gallery. Planning a party, group adventure, wedding, or event? The Frenchmen is the perfect home for your soiree, and our staff prides itself on concierge and planning services. Get to know New Orleans hassle-free and enjoy your dream vacation at ease. Contact the Front Desk 24/7 for more info. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Frenchmen Hotel New Orleans