We selected Monrose Row after a friend passed on information from people who had stayed. My wife, daughter and I loved every minute of our stay with Cindy and our time in New Orleans. My wife and I had been travelling for 7 weeks in the USA and were really looking forward to returning to Australia but our time with Cindy and in New Orleans was like a holiday within a holiday.
From our moment of arrival (earlier than expected), Cindy made us feel welcome and provided space for us to leave our luggage while our room was prepared. Cindy's advice about what to go and see and where to eat in the adjacent French Quarter was spot on and we enjoyed a beautiful creole lunch at Olivier's Restaurant. Parking our car either in front of Monrose or in the adjacent side street was not a problem. On our return Cindy very kindly addded her muscles to our task of getting our numerous pieces of luggage up the stairs to our attic suite.
Accommodation in the attic was beautiful, spotless, quiet and very comforatble beds. The DVD player attached to the television didn't appear to be working and Cindy had it promptly replaced the next day. The PBS DVD on New Orleans that Cindy has in the room is really worth watching.
We were the only visitors staying at Monrose for our time there and as a result had Cindy's wonderful friendly, welcoming hospitality to ourselves. Cindy's breakfast spread which changed each day was the perfect way to start our long days out and about in this beautiful city.
The walk from Monrose to the French Quarter, downtown or to the St Louis #1 Cemetery was a trip though history and at no stage, day or evening did we feel at all unsafe as we walked.
Access from Monrose to main roads out of the city to visit plantations etc and to reach the airport is very convenient.
- 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