My wife and I had the opportunity to visit New Orleans during the Mardi gras period and stayed at the House of the Rising Sun B & B. This was a long planned trip and we did the booking over a year ago to make sure we could get a room. This is my second stay at House of Rising Sun; the first one was back in 2002. Algiers Point is located on the other side of the Mississippi River from Canal Street and it is a perfect place to stay when you are in NOLA. A quite area and at the same time a very short walk and a ferry trip, and you are in the heart of New Orleans. You can easily walk to Frenchman street where lots of the music venues are located. The ferry is free and goes twice an hour. During Mardi gras this was very convenient since driving around in NOLA with all the parades is not something you want to do.
The room we got was charming and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfasts were great and there is also Wi-Fi available. Having a cup of coffee or a beer and relax in the backyard is also very nice. The hospitality are just fantastic here, you really get a relaxed good feeling being here and Kevin and Wendy are always ready to help if you having questions about NOLA and where to go and so on.
I am a guitar player and I love to play when I am on vacation so I asked Kevin if he knew somewhere that I could rent a guitar during my stay. Guess what; when I opened the door to my room there was a guitar and the Offbeat magazine ready on the bed. That is fantastic.
On Fat Tuesday we were invited to join in on Kevin and Wendy’s private Mardi gras party, started with champagne breakfast at 06AM. Thanks to Kevin & Wendy for giving us the opportunity to experience the real Mardi gras feeling parading around in costumes and partying all day long.
I would highly recommend a stay at the House of the Rising Sun.
I would not consider staying any other places when I am visiting NOLA; my next visit is probably going to be during the Jazz festival in 2015 I hope.
Norwegian team (Thor & Ann)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1896, this charming "shotgun double" cottage is nestled within the beautiful Algiers Point Historic District, a short walk from the free ferry to the French Quarter, Convention Center, etc. Features 11 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and private bathrooms. 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