I stayed with my two teenage daughters for five days and had a great time. We had a split level room right by the pool which was beautiful. The girls loved the pool and having our room so close to it was great because at night when it was not so busy, it was almost like having a private pool all to our self's. One of the coolest things that happened was one night we saw one of the staff checking a room and we asked if we could look in the room, since we had been told that all the rooms are different. He let us look at it and then asked if we would like a tour of the building since it was Sunday night and a lot of people had checked out that day. We saw the old stables, the original kitchen with its huge fireplace, the servants quarters, even the old attic storage space, all of which are now guest rooms. Also we had a chance to see the old creole cottage which also makes up part of the hotel. We would have loved to have seen the Petite Masion also, but it was occupied.
The room had everything you would expect of any good hotel, good A/C, great bed and linens, etc. but what made it for us was the beauty and uniqueness of all the rooms and public areas. So different from the chain hotels. I think that most of the buildings that make up the hotel are around 200 years old and you can sometimes see the wear of that many years of hands touching or rubbing on doors , furniture, etc. That kind of character cannot be built.
The staff is first rate and seem so sincere and casually gracious in helping people. My daughters, being teenagers, loved that and actually felt comfortable asking for recommendations about what to see and where to eat.
If you are looking for a true New Orleans experience, I would highly recommend the Olivier House hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Olivier House Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It is a unique and historic property that was originally constructed in 1839 as a Creole townhouse for the wealthy Olivier family. It has been privately owned and operated as the Olivier House Hotel since 1970. The hotel offers 42 unique guest rooms, lovely public areas, a refreshing outdoor pool, and paid off street parking. The Olivier House Hotel maintains a feeling of old world New Orleans, while providing modern conveniences such as free wireless internet and flat screen TVs in all rooms. The Olivier House Hotel represents New Orleans, and feels a responsibility to share our unique history, traditions, and culture in order to enhance the experience of guests to our city. Guests at the Olivier House Hotel can feel at home in the French Quarter, while experiencing the best New Orleans has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olivier House Hotel New Orleans
- Olivier Hotel New Orleans
- Olivier New Orleans