This was my first trip to New Orleans and it was easy to find as the directions were accurate. Coming from London,the best part was meeting a historian who could relate London to NO. The best part was Kevin's knowledge of Algiers and New Orleans generally, as well as his interesting life. Even the hipsters in NO did not the location of William Burroughs NO residence in Algiers, and this is all in the guide produced by Kevin. I recommend following the guide around Algiers Point and also go into the grocery to see the mural of the other side of Mississippi.
It was a week of record temperatures in the USA, but the house was cool.
The ferry is very close and crosses into tourist NO.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1896, the original house being destroyed in the Great Fire of Algiers in 1895, this charming, relaxed "shotgun double" style cottage is nestled within the beautiful Algiers Point Historic District, a short, 8-minute walk from the $2 ferry ($1 for seniors) to the French Quarter, Convention Center, etc. This three bedroom B&B features 11 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, eclectic decor and private bathrooms for each guest room. Enjoy a free welcome drink in "Jelly Roll's Jumpin' Juke Joint" (our covered back porch) or relax there in the evening on the swing bench with a glass of wine or local beer. A healthy breakfast is provided each morning. A delight for Blues and Jazz fans! Visit our local bars, restaurants, coffee shops and stores and mix with the friendly locals. Or walk, jog, cycle, run along the Mississippi River levee and enjoy the most spectacular view of the French Quarter, day and night. Come and slip back in time in New Orleans' best kept secret - Algiers Point. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- House Of The Rising Sun b&b
- House Of The Rising Sun Hotel New Orleans