We have a 4 yr. old and were looking for a place to stay for Mardi Gras in the 20-26 Feb. range. It was about a month before Mardi Gras and most hotels were sold out. My partner didn't want to hear the noise of partying at night in the Quarter, while I wanted to be close to Jackson Square, Cafe du Monde, and the flea market, and I thought it'd be nice to be within walking distance of Bourbon St. or areas of the Quarter where we'd get to hear music, see people's costumes, and take part in the revelry of the street. So the Place d' Armes met our needs perfectly for location--in the heart of the Quarter with Jackson Square just steps away--but we could get a room at the back of the building, facing a narrow back courtyard, so we heard little of the noise of the street. The room had interior brick walls, a fireplace and a nice big window. It did seem somewhat small (especially small bathroom) but it fit the bill for charm and for being a nice, quiet retreat, just a tad bit darkish in terms of lighting. The breakfast was average (adding fresh fruit or cereal would do a lot) but some other places didn't even include breakfast so at least we had our croissant or roll or whatever we had in the morning--and the o.j. was good. We also liked getting a copy of the newspaper in the breakfast room each morning. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the extra security provided at the front door was reassuring during the Mardi Gras time. The hotel is not swank but is charming and low-key, with a lovely, lush garden around fountains in the courtyard. We'd definitely stay here again, particularly during Mardi Gras, when we'd especially want to be in the French Quarter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Hotel situated in center of French Quarter & comprised of 9 restored 18th century buildings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Place d Armes Hotel
- Hotel Place d Armes