We spent 3 nights at the Jean Lafitte House Oct. 11-14, 2013, while attending a wedding at the Kingsway House just across the street. We would definitely stay there again. The location was as good as it gets - we walked to the French Quarter several times a day & night. There are neighborhood grocery stores close by for essentials (Diet Coke). Other than no elevator (we stayed on 2nd floor and it was not a problem), we had everything we needed. Loved hearing the horses' hooves (carriage rides) clip-clopping down Esplanade. We sat on the balcony every night until after midnight. Our only suggestion to management was that they could use better quality chairs & tables on the balconies. Air-conditioning worked great. Third floor would probably be the quietest. Again, we were on 2nd floor and it was fine. Swimming pool is very small and we didn't use it - but then again, we didn't go to New Orleans to go swimming. You get the feeling of being part of a NOLA neighborhood instead of just staying in a hotel. For the money and location, this will be our new "go to" place whenever we travel to New Orleans.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a contemporary destination property where the French Quarter meets the Fauborg Marigny. Built in 1809 thru 1822. History clashes with modern day amenities at our property. Take a leisurely stroll through the French Quarter (Which happens to be right across the street!). Or take a relaxing dip in our in-ground courtyard pool. Make reservations at one of the many amazing restaurants within walking distance of your room. Come visit New Orleans and enjoy our historic hotel! ... more less
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