Making a reservation at the"House of the Rising Sun B&B"was disconcerting at first,not knowing what to expect,what with the song and all.But all apprehension was alleviated within the 1st 10minutes of arrival!A brightly colored,well-kept" shotgun double"was very welcoming.Kevin welcomed us in,showed us to our room and gave us the keys to the front door and bedroom door.Then he showed us our bathroom and invited us into the kitchen,where we were invited to have an Abita Amber Ale with our host and his constant companion"Boudin",a spunky puggle,who really likes treats from the breakfast table.At the rear of the house is a comfortable,covered patio with 2 small ponds with smaller and larger koi.Very relaxing place for conversation with Kevin and some of the other houseguests,who happened to be from Kevins homeland,England.There is a wonderful little English Pub a block and a half away,the Dry Dock Cafe,for great lunches and dinners,another block away and the FREE ferry to the foot of the French Quarter yet 1 more block away!Point Algiers is a great little community just across the "Big Muddy"from the hustle&bustle of the Big Easy.An easy walking tour can illuminate just how bright this neighborhood can shine!It is a great base to start and end busy,walking days.It was really nice to feel so comfortable in the B&B,like an old sweatshirt!Thanks so much Kevin,we had an exceptional time in" Nawlins" and we will definitely be back,hopefully,for a few Mardi Gras Parades!Plus we still have to meet Wendy,we hope she is feeling better! Til then,take care,Scott&Jeanne P.S. We have been unsuccessfully trying to re-create your fantastic breakfast,the meal that gave us the energy to see all that we did!Again,Thank You!
- 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