I felt like a guest in Russell's home! Rather than staying in a cold, downtown hotel, I opted for this small, B&B for a convention I attended and absolutely feel the Oakview made my stay.
From the moment I arrived after a long day of travel, I was relaxing in the living room with complimentary libation and informative conversation from Russell, the owner, making sure that all my needs and questions were set. Breakfast each day was great with phenomenal biscuits or egg po boys, a great way to start the day. I stayed in the Asian Willow room which was most comfortable from the bed to the whirlpool tub. Utilizing the free wifi throughout the house, I was able to both work, and keep in touch in a very relaxed, comfortable home.
I travelled downtown via the trolley which stopped just at the corner. This is the way to experience the city. The transportation was affordable, efficient and clean. I almost felt like a local.
The B&B is in a rather upscale neighborhood, just across the street from City Park. I was in walking distance to museums, sculpture gardens, a bayou, cemeteries, great restaurants (Ralph's on the Park and Degas to mention two), coffee / beignet shop and one of the most beautiful parks I have ever experienced. The running paths were awesome. Staying here absolutely made my New Orleans experience far more enjoyable then simply being immersed in the downtown environment. I cannot wait to visit the Oakview again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oak view is a lovely 100 year old historic Victorian. It is ideally located across the street from the famous City Park and the New Orleans Museum. That means we are walking distance to Jazz Fest, across the street from Voodoo Fest, two blocks from the start of the Endymion Parade, two blocks from the historic Cemetery, around the corner from Bayou Bogaloo festival, and a very short distance to the French Quarter, downtown and the convention center. The trolly stops in front of the door.Further the crescent city classic race and most other races and marathons ends here at the park across from the bed and breakfast. Unbelievable but true.We also feel that we are at least in the TOP 10 for the best Bed and Breakfast not number 25. WE are totally new, totally renovated and modernly upgraded with whirlpools in every room. ... more less
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