Yes, most of the reviews you have read here are correct about this ain't a 5 star hotel; but it's what we were looking for when coming to the French Quarter. I didn't want a Marriott, I wanted character. Character, Pools, breakfast and location worked for us. It wasn't fancy but was fine for our needs. What we didn't expect was seeing what we believed to be ghosts. I didn't like reading that the staff was unfriendly; we liked them rather well. William help me book the room and was most helpful of what to see and do in the area. Thanks William!
Ghosts, yep, I woke up one morning and noticed about 6 or 7 round happy faces just watching us sleep. Of course I thought this was just a dream so I sat up, rubbed my eyes and took another look. They were in the front room and our beds were in the back room. I looked over at them again and there they were, smiling, turning their heads from side to side, just watching us sleep. I thought, "when I tell my partner about this one he's sure to have me committed". So later that day over lunch I jokingly told him about what I'd seen. Of course he didn't believe me so that was the end of that dicussion. Surprise, surprise, the next day he too had a similar experience and told me about it. It was in April when we were there so I cannot remember the room number, maybe 116 or 106. Needless to say, it gave us a good story to tell.
There is great dining and history here, upscale or a dive we had it all; be sure to get to the Garden District, go to the local plantations, Bloody Mary's are the best way to begin your days here, oysters were great, gumbo gumbo gumbo. Enjoy.
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