A genteel old dame in the French Quarter.
This hotel offers a warm and welcoming retreat in the heart of the French Quarter. Its atmosphere makes many visitors want to succumb to its languid mood and forget about schedules and sightseeing. The location is ideal for touring, however, and only a short stroll from Frenchmen Street music and the night art market. An old, white Victorian house, it is guarded by one of the city's most famous bits of ironwork: an 1850 fence with stalks and ears of corn woven into the design. There's an authentic genteel shabbiness about this hotel. It displays the kind of patina that modern interior designers work hard to replicate. The small rooms are nicely furnished with Victorian pieces and Oriental rugs. Fireplaces and stained-glass windows add extra charm. Despite the building's age, guests aren't expected to forgo modern conveniences. All accommodations have private baths, TVs and telephones.