The opportunity to experience New Orleans for both the Superbowl and Mardi Gras parades was too good to resist and House of the Rising Sun was the ideal base to explore this fantastic city!
Kevin (along with sidekick Boudin) is a great host; knowledgable about the history of the area & the local music scene with plentiful breakfasts to start each day and comfy beds to recover from the hours of walking... The B&B is located in Algiers which is only a short ferry ride from the French Quarter but without the grief of crowded streets and noisy neighbours! The ferry leaves every half an hour and runs from 6 till midnight so there are no restrictions on experiencing all the New Orleans has to offer!
There are great places to eat within a few blocks of the B&B - Vine & Dine and Dry Dock Cafe serve great food with a real local flavour.
Kevin - thanks for a fantastic stay! Let us know when you've run out of British produce and we'll happliy arrange another trip to top up supplies - can't wait to be back and explore the inside of the Superdome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1896, the original house being destroyed in the Great Fire of Algiers in 1895, this charming, relaxed "shotgun double" style cottage is nestled within the beautiful Algiers Point Historic District, a short, 8-minute walk from the $2 ferry ($1 for seniors) to the French Quarter, Convention Center, etc. This three bedroom B&B features 11 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, eclectic decor and private bathrooms for each guest room. Enjoy a free welcome drink in "Jelly Roll's Jumpin' Juke Joint" (our covered back porch) or relax there in the evening on the swing bench with a glass of wine or local beer. A healthy breakfast is provided each morning. A delight for Blues and Jazz fans! Visit our local bars, restaurants, coffee shops and stores and mix with the friendly locals. Or walk, jog, cycle, run along the Mississippi River levee and enjoy the most spectacular view of the French Quarter, day and night. Come and slip back in time in New Orleans' best kept secret - Algiers Point. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- House Of The Rising Sun b&b
- House Of The Rising Sun Hotel New Orleans