New Orleans, Louisiana
Part of the fabric of the French Quarter, behind the ebony wrought-iron balconies, bottle-green shutters and classic red bricks of Soniat House, you get the authentic New Orleans experience. An intimate boutique hotel, just 3 blocks from Jackson Square, these 3 townhouses were built by a French Sugar Plantation owner in the 1830s and are now cared for by the Smiths. They’ve created a retreat so timeless and genuine that it’s made it into ‘1,000 Places to See Before you Die’ and Fodor’s Guide’s top 20 hotels in the world – although you still get modern touches like complimentary WiFi. Little details like bespoke room décor, courtyards where you can take breakfast, and a living room where you can pour yourself a glass of champagne or mix yourself a cocktail at the honor bar, make it feel like home.
- Internet Access
- Close to City Centre
Where is itOnly 3 blocks from the French Quarter’s buzzing heart, Jackson Square, this hotel sits in one of the quarter’s more laid-back residential streets, but is still just a stroll from its sights and sounds. Transfer time from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: 30 minutes.
31 rooms and suites. All with flatscreen HDTV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi, iPod docking/charging station, alarm clock, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, and daily newspaper. Junior Suites have a small sitting area and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Most have a balcony or direct courtyard access, with 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.
One Bedroom Suites have a separate sitting room. Most have a Jacuzzi bathtub and French doors leading to a courtyard or carriageway, with 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.
Southern breakfasts* (served in the courtyard or your room). Honor bar* (in sitting room, with wine, champagne, and cocktail ingredients). Wine cellar* (French and American wines, served to your chosen location). In-room massage service*. Soniat House Antiques Gallery (18th-20th century French, English and Italian antiques, gallery and shop). Complimentary WiFi. Concierge (24-hour).
*Denotes local charge.