My sister and I really liked this place. The host was lovely. The house was absolutely gorgeous. There was a nice back patio that had just been done. It's actually quite perfect as a place to stay if you're looking for romance.
We stayed in the Cooney Suite. It was beautiful. The rooms are non-smoking but unfortunately the corridor that led up to our room often smelled of smoke. Someone was definitely smoking nearby but it wasn't from one of the rooms. Maybe it was a designated smoking room for the host only?
Breakfast is served in a communal dining room. The dining room is very elegant and the dishes have O'Malley House branding. Unfortunately, the two nights we stayed, breakfast the following morning was similar. Every breakfast follows the same format of fruit, pastries/breads, and a main dish. Both main dishes were egg- and flour-based dishes (quiche, something else with a fancy name). It was heavy, carby and salty. Fruit was already prepared and kept in bowls, which was the reason as to why the host made no accommodations for substitutions, i.e. lots of green mellon/honeydew and even though I hate honeydew, he wouldn't replace it with other fruits. Breakfast was not the highlight. I would've preferred something like eggs benedict, or at least something different that wasn't egg- and flour-based both mornings.
One of the great features of this place was the free alcohol. There is a guest area with a fridge where you can get wine, beer (Bud Light when we were there) and tea anytime. Coffee was made periodically and was available, especially earlier in the day. The water cooler was one of my favourite things. Spring water available in room temperature, cold and hot (for making tea). Definitely something fancy that went above and beyond my expectations.
It was cute how there was a family of doves living on the porch. We learned a bit about how they come back every year. I got really close to them. I've never seen baby and adult doves so close up before. It was a neat bird-watching experience for the very inexperienced "bird-watcher."
This place is great. The house has character and is very well maintained. The food was unfortunately unimpressive the 2 mornings we were there. Everything else, on the other hand, picks up the slack for the food and O'Malley House still left a great impression. It was very homey and comfortable. I really loved everything about this place except the breakfast. I would definitely recommend this place and would probably stay again if I were to ever visit New Orleans again, in hopes of not getting the same breakfast.
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13 July 2012
Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you back in NOLA soon! I will have the manager change up the menu for breakfast.
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