My adult daughter and I travelled to New Orleans as part of a trip across the states. New Orleans was the place we were most excited about visiting and we were not disappointed.
Cindy's home (which quickly becomes your home for the duration of your visit) is warm, welcoming and beautifully appointed. Cindy is a wonderful host, although she feels more like a good friend. She has great advice on where to go, what to see and how best to spend any free time you might have left! Her breakfasts are incredible. She is a gem.
We knew we were staying just off Rampart in Treme and actually chose Monrose Row for that reason - we wanted to immerse ourselves in the everyday heart and life of this gorgeous city and did not want to be downtown or in the Quarter. We wanted distance from the tourist areas but to be close to the music and food. We never felt unsafe, not for a minute. My daughter and I walked everywhere, well into the night. I quickly learnt that "Y'all stay safe now" is not a warning of imminent danger. It's a way of saying "have a great time". Likewise "How y'all doin'" does not require a detailed answer, just a smile and a "How you doin'" in response.
While we were there we visited many places but two that are very close to Monrose Row are the Backstreets Cultural Museum and St Augustines Church. We attended a service on Sunday morning which was wonderful and also visited the museum to learn more about the Mardi Gras Indian and social club traditions. Both these are less than two blocks from Monrose Row. We also caught a second line as it went down the street straight past the house. You won't get that at the big downtown hotels!
I loved New Orleans and I think Monrose Row was partly responsible for that love affair. Cindy loves her city and loves sharing it with others. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We stayed for a week and wished we had stayed longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This meticulously restored 180 year old townhouse with a most charming lush courtyard offers four spacious two room suites with private baths. Situated in historic Faubourg Tremé, two blocks from the French Quarter and the new Rampart streetcar line, as well as an enjoyable ten minute walk to lively Frenchmen Street. Decorated with simple elegance, the house is furnished with beautiful antiques and eclectic artwork. Room rates include a full breakfast, concierge service, and daily housekeeping. Each suite has all of the amenities necessary for a comfortable and convenient stay. Whatever your plans, you will find that Monrose Row provides a peaceful and private refuge in the heart of downtown. ... Read less ... more less