I've stayed at a number of hotels in the quarter, the quality of which runs the gamut. While Lamothe House is by no means a luxury hotel (nor does it purport to be), I absolutely loved it. I arrived before check-in, but was able to get into my room anyhow.
I didn't realize that some of the rooms are located a block back (on Kerelec St.). That caught me a bit off guard, particularly as my room was at the end of what was essentially an alleyway. That said, the alleyway was well lit at night, the room seemed secure to me.
As for the room itself, I opted for a single Queen room (traveling alone). It's no frills, but the room was well kept, clean, and had a very comfortable bed. Only used the pool once during my stay, but found the courtyard that houses it to be clean and charming.
This was my first time staying on this side of the Quarter, and I did like the location. Away from the eye of the Bourbon St. hurricane (though Bourbon and surrounding streets are still very walkable from the hotel), and right around the corner from all of the music action on Frenchmen St. The surrounding area was far quieter and had a more residential feel than the area immediately around Bourbon, which I rather liked.
I would absolutely recommend Lamothe House, and may even check out some of their other properties on future visits.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the ancient oaks of Esplanade Avenue, the ornate architectural detail of the past meets modern comfort and convenience in our restoration of the historic Lamothe House hotel. Featuring an elaborate courtyard accented by mature landscaping, a garden pond, and a refreshing pool, peace and relaxation are just steps away from the thrill the Crescent City has to offer.In addition to 30 guest rooms refinished in traditional style, five Grand Antique Suites have been preserved from the original 1839 construction of the home of Jean Lamothe, a wealthy sugar cane planter of French descent. Furnished with antique furniture & artwork, the detail and charm that exemplifies old New Orleans is accessible to today’s traveler.Not to be overlooked is the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood the Lamothe House calls home. Here visitors will find Frenchmen Street, often referred to as “the local’s Bourbon Street”, which features some of the best local music and cuisine found in the French Quarter.Whether it’s your first or your next visit to the Big Easy, find the authentic New Orleans experience you are searching for at the Lamothe House. ... more less
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- Lamothe House