We stayed at Gentry house over Thanksgiving weekend. Each room is slightly different, and all are well described on their website [--]. The bedroom was very nice size with two closets, a storage area and a couple chairs. We would get up each morning and enjoy coffee, fruit, juice, milk and (best of all) hot flaky croissants delivered to our door. We could sit on the couch in the living/kitchenette area and watch the owners' two very sweet dachshunds play in the courtyard.
The hosts were absolutely the best! Bayou Classic was that weekend, so there was a TON of traffic. The host "talked us in" on the best route to their location around all the mess, reserved us a gated parking area nearby, and helped us deal with a rather major rental car issue as well. They were very interesting to talk with, and had lots of stories and information about the area. And did i mention the hot flaky croissants they brought each morning? They get them from a bakery they said made them "The most like the ones we got in France", and they crisp them up just before delivery to your door at your choice of time. They were fantastic.
The location on St Ann Street is just 2 blocks from Bourbon Street, but it's very quiet. A short walk to the corner of Rampart Street and you have Donna's Bar and Grill. It was closed over Thanksgiving but it has great JAZZ and BBQ reviews from locals and travel sites.. Upscale restauant - Paristyle at Rampart and Dumaine. We found it by accident (rather literally), loved it, and it's listed as one of the top restaurants in New Orleans. Groceries - go to Matassas Market on Dauphine. It's PACKED with stuff, and quite reasonable for the area. Good deli too. Gumbo and Muffaletta - you pretty much can't go wrong anywhere. Zydeco BBQ - awesome.
We highly recommend Gentry House and will be looking for them the next time we go to New Orleans!
- Also Known As:
- Gentry House Hotel New Orleans