935 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, LA 70116-3022
This was our fifth trip to New Orleans, and to say we love this city is simply an understatement. I am always surprised when I talk with one of you and you don’t like it -at which point-I just know I get obnoxious and “know-it-all” like and try to convince you that you are wrong. If you are one of these people-let me take this time to apologize and tell you…well…you are still wrong. If you are a WOK (WithOut Kid) traveler and you dislike New Orleans- we just have to go together…so let me know when you are free.
Over the years during our visits we have discovered that it is best to bypass the 5 star hotels (yes, audible gasp here) and rent a house in the French Quarter. This provides the perfect situation for you to walk and explore the entire city while staying in the middle of everything. This is the second time we have used Inn the Quarter. You work personally with Robin who helps you find just the right space for your group.
This visit we had six people-two couples and two singles. She connected us with our gracious and wonderful host Paula. We stayed at the Magnolia Suites. These were separate units that were once the slave quarters for the main house. We shared a two bedroom with one of the singles in our party. While the other members of our party each had a studio.
Our beautiful unit was newly remodeled and included a kitchen, living room and powder room down stairs as well as two bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. The upstairs had a wrap around balcony and looked out onto the courtyard shared by all of our unit as well as one additional studio.
We were smack in the middle of the French Quarter and walked absolutely everywhere. Bourbon Street was the next street from ours and, although we were that close to the action, we were able to have quiet when we wanted it.