A few weeks ago, Angela, Patric, and I headed to New Orleans to do a little looking around and a whole lot of eating. We stayed in what will likely be our standard New Orleans hotel from now on, the Olde Town Inn in the Marigny.
If you’ve ever peeked into courtyards in the French Quarter and dreamed of living somewhere like that, the Inn is the hotel for you. It looks to be a converted apartment building. Its private courtyard is filled with palm trees and flowers.
The complimentary continental breakfast is served in the courtyard every morning. You can sit outside sipping coffee and watching the lazy breeze move through the palms.
The rooms are funky in style, but impeccable in cleanliness. It’s a bohemian paradise. Stepping out onto the balcony from your room, you know the only thing that could make this a more perfect New Orleans experience would be to have Stanley Kowalski shouting to you from downstairs. Fortunately, the neighborhood is much more quiet than that.
If you want to do a bit more than just soak up New Orleans atmosphere, the French Quarter is just a few blocks away. The interstate is convenient, too, should you decide to venture further out in New Orleans.
We have stayed in some excellent hotels in the French Quarter, and, I suppose that, if you were going to spend your entire visit in the Quarter, then one of those hotels might be a better choice. If, however, you plan to explore more of New Orleans – and you should – then Olde Town Inn is perfect.
Olde Town Inn
1001 Marigny Street
New Orleans, LA 70117