First, the good stuff. Fantastic location in the beautiful Garden District right by a trolly stop. Lovely building with high, soaring ceilings and a definite feel of Old South. We stayed in the large room at the front of the building, and it was huge with huge bathroom. The tub was great, but forget about it for a shower. Ah, I've segued into the other stuff. There was a breakfast, but it was instant oatmeal, Linder's bagels, cereal, and some fruit. It was really disappointing. Coffee was tricky to get before 8:30. The front room was LOUD. It's on a main street with a trolley that runs all night. The bed was kinda hard and lumpy. The staff was okay - some of them were much friendlier than others. This is a great place to stay if you like privacy, quiet, and to be left alone. Which, for lots of people in New Orleans, I think would be the case. Note: the trolly ride to the French Quarter is about 15 minutes and costs $1.25 for one way or $3 for an unlimited day pass. If you stay here, make a reservation at Commander's Palace (only two blocks away) and visit Audubon Park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located on St. Charles Ave. in the Garden District just minutes from the French Quarter, our New Orleans Bed and Breakfast was designed and built in 1893 by famed New Orleans architect Thomas Sully. Lovingly restored to its former glory and decorated with period furnishings, our romantic New Orleans B&B welcomes you to a majestic past with all the comforts and conveniences the modern travel needs. Enjoy our complimentary expanded continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and guest drinks and snacks. The perfect safe and secluded location steps to the St. Charles Ave. streetcar with access to the French Quarter, Tulane University, Magazine Street & the best restaurants of NOLA. ... more less