• We would like to welcome Exquisite Trimmings as an official Affiliate Vendor. Exquisite Trimmings is a UK based purveyor of the very best in clothing and accessories, from gloves by Thomas Reimer to leather portfolios from Il Micio, to watch rolls by Rapport London. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Where to stay (really nice) in New Orleans?

A.K.A.

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2009
Messages
433
Reaction score
4
We are planning to spend two nights in New Orleans to celebrate my 50th birthday, and we want to stay in a first class hotel. So far friends have recommended these few choices:

1. The Roosevelt (Waldor Astoria i.e. a Hilton property and I can stay free)
2. Windsor Court (close the water and great views)
3. International House (boasts of its star power, which gives me pause)

I will appreciate any comments and anecdotes on places you have stayed and liked.

Thanks in advance.

P.S.: I have reread the thread about restaurant recs from earlier this year. Making plans for dinners at Herbsaint and August.
 

Ole War Skule

Active Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2010
Messages
35
Reaction score
0
The Roosevelt
Le Pavillon
Soniat House
Ritz
Montelone(Carousel Bar if you've never been)



Clancy's, Lilette, Boucherie, Rio Mar/La Boca, Casamento's for lunch if you're lucky enough to be there when they are open, Cochon Butcher, Central Grocery should be on your list of places to eat.
 

grate

Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Roosevelt would be tops as free, and one of a half dozen to choose if cost were no concern.
Choose Le Pavillion or IHouse over Windsor or Ritz if paying.
Can't go wrong with cited restaurant rec's, but may I add Commanders for lunch (good value vs. dinner, neighborhood is fun to walk through before/after), Mr. B's in FQ, and I second Cochon/Cochon Butcher. Go Saints!
 

voxsartoria

Goon member
Joined
Jan 18, 2007
Messages
25,756
Reaction score
158
If at a hotel, I've always stayed at the Maison de Ville. Usually cottage four.


- B
 

A.K.A.

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2009
Messages
433
Reaction score
4
Thanks for the recs, guys.

Vox, I am intrigued by the Maison de Ville cottages on Dauphine. Was street or reveller noise ever an issue? The Mrs. enjoys a good time, but when it is time for sleeping she needs quiet. I have been forewarned.
 

Cary Grant

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2008
Messages
9,674
Reaction score
412
Can be noisy. When I last stayed there anyway- not terrible but not church mouse quiet either. The cottages are very nice, though. I was down last month and stayed on an upper floor at the Astor that boasted quited rooms... still noisy.
 

zalb916

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2006
Messages
4,939
Reaction score
1,112
I used to live in New Orleans. When my parents visited me, they stayed at the Maison de Ville. The stay lasted approximately 30 minutes when they found mouse shit all over their cottage. Just one anecdote and probably not indicative of the place, but I thought I'd share.

Since I lived there, I don't have much personal experience with staying at hotels. However, I have had a nice stay at the W in the French Quarter. I appreciated how the place mixed its modern look with the old charm of the quarter.
 

RSS

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 1, 2008
Messages
10,100
Reaction score
401
Originally Posted by voxsartoria
If at a hotel, I've always stayed at the Maison de Ville.
If I didn't have a place to stay in New Orleans -- less than four blocks away -- that would be one of my top pics.
 

A.K.A.

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2009
Messages
433
Reaction score
4
Bed bugs and fleas? Cross Maison de Ville off my list! I've narrowed it down to a choice between the Windsor Court and the Roosevelt.

August is going to be a definite for a dinner.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How do you feel about spending money on non-essential goods during the Covid-19 crisis?

  • I don't want to spend money at a time of economic uncertainty, even if I could afford it.

  • I feel compelled to spend to help small businesses that are struggling.

  • I reduced my budget for non-essential goods and I'm not spending at the moment.

  • Not much has changed for me and I'm still buying stuff I can't afford.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
438,817
Messages
9,459,502
Members
198,245
Latest member
cristoba
Top