Reading other's reviews I can see that staying her is a bit of a gamble, but we certainly won Our friends met us in NOLA - they had tons of luggage and asked for a larger room. They got one of the antique rooms facing the street, which was palatial. As we admired their new digs, our host Rene offered us the "matching room" on the other side of the hall, which we happily took, though we were perfectly content with the simple room in the back we had originally booked and set our bags in.
If there are downsides it might be these...if you like big bathrooms, these old rooms don't have them. If you want sound insulation, these old buildings don't have it .If you are short like me you need a stepstool to get into the bed.
As mentioned in other reviews, lots of luggage up the curved wooden staircase might be problematic, but these two rooms were on the ground floor.
There were brief periods without power and another without wifi, but all was resolved ASAP.
The location was perfect - away from Bourbon Street and close to Frenchmen Street. Street noise was not an issue.
If you are booking one of these two rooms, ask for the one under reception which is on the second floor. Much quieter than the one under another guest room. Take earplugs anyway. It's old and it's charming, and well worth the little inconveniences..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the ancient oaks of Esplanade Avenue, the ornate architectural detail of the past meets modern comfort and convenience in our restoration of the historic Lamothe House hotel. Featuring an elaborate courtyard accented by mature landscaping, a garden pond, and a refreshing pool, peace and relaxation are just steps away from the thrill the Crescent City has to offer.In addition to 30 guest rooms refinished in traditional style, five Grand Antique Suites have been preserved from the original 1839 construction of the home of Jean Lamothe, a wealthy sugar cane planter of French descent. Furnished with antique furniture & artwork, the detail and charm that exemplifies old New Orleans is accessible to today’s traveler.Not to be overlooked is the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood the Lamothe House calls home. Here visitors will find Frenchmen Street, often referred to as “the local’s Bourbon Street”, which features some of the best local music and cuisine found in the French Quarter.Whether it’s your first or your next visit to the Big Easy, find the authentic New Orleans experience you are searching for at the Lamothe House. ... more less
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