Henry Howard Hotel
What We Love
- Its dynamic Garden District location, just a block from the Mardi Gras parade route on St. Charles Avenue
- The light-drenched parlor, ideal for an evening cocktail
- Tongue-in-cheek portraits by Southern artist Hayley Gaberlavage
What To Know
- The hotel is a ten-minute cab ride to the French Quarter
- In its past life, this 1860s home was built for the two daughters of a steamship owner
- Whether you’re on the hunt for Nola’s finest po’ boy or the best outdoor jazz venues, the knowledgeable staff here always delivers with their insider recommendations
Though you’ll be staying in a storied New Orleans landmark, the late 19th-century vision of esteemed Ireland-born architect Henry Howard, there’s nothing outdated about this 18-bedroom boutique hotel. With its Corinthian columns and wrought-iron balconies, the Greek Revival mansion was treated to a modern makeover that shows off New Orleans’ sassier side: chandeliers and gilded oil paintings are offset by boldly patterned wallpaper in the lobby and geometric canopy beds are juxtaposed with antique armoires in the rooms. Meanwhile, some of the building’s original elements have been inventively repurposed—its column capitals now exist as coffee tables scattered throughout the property—proving that the contemporary and traditional can comfortably (and stylishly) coexist.
Plenty of NOLA muscle was brought in to infuse a distinctly local flavor to the hotel’s interiors—think toile wallpaper splattered with steamboats and streetcars, historic maps, and brass instruments playfully placed over customized iron beds (branded with “Hs” after the original architect). Other flourishes, like kaleidoscopic Persian rugs and embossed curtains, add just the right dose of contemporary cool.
Aside from snacks and morning pastries, the hotel’s Parlor Bar doesn’t serve food. Fortunately, you’re surrounded by a plethora of options, including area mainstays like Commander’s Palace and newer players including Square Root, known for its experimental New American chef’s tasting menu.
The hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the Garden District and its famed collection of antique shops, live-music joints, and grand mansions. Not to mention the nearest tram stop is a snappy two-minute walk away.
How to Get There
This quaint boutique hotel was the best choice for this visit to New Orleans. The staff, especially Monika, was attentive, friendly, accommodating, and helpful. Afternoon drinks in the parlor were well made and delicious. Suggestions and reservations for meals and tours were easily made. The rooms were beautifully decorated and all the small details were attended to. I thoroughly enjoyed my week long stay!
We took a chance and it paid off.. The Henry Hotel was a hidden gem!! Monica greeted us upon arrival and was very attentive through out our stay. Concierge service from Monica and staff were informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel its charming and quiet but yet just a trolley ride away from the New Orleans experience! We loved and looked forward to the fresh chocolate chip cookies in the evening😊 Definitely will stay here again .
I don’t usually write reviews on hotels as I work in the industry but this spot was superb. Monica is more than “front desk” person it seems she makes the place run during the day. We didn’t take advantage of the concierge services she offered but imagine they would have been just as great as the service we received on property. Early check in, turndown with home made cookies, jazz playing in the room on arrival. Henry Howard gets the small details perfect. Great hotel, nice and quiet and only a 5 minute uber from the quarter or a 5 min walk to the historic trolley. Would absolutely stay again, keep it up guys.
The Henry Howard hotel was so gorgeous, so beautifully decorated, so well maintained, the perfect location in the Garden District, walking distance to beautiful shops and restaurants. The staff was incredible. Monica at the front desk was so welcoming and friendly, so helpful in planning day trips and dinners. She went above and beyond to make sure our stay was amazing!!
I recently stayed at the Henry Howard Hotel in the Garden District in NO. Celebrating my cousins daughters upcoming wedding. The HHH is beautiful. So comfortable, quaint and so Friendly. Monika met us on arrival. From that moment she was a pleasure. She tended to our every need. Gave us excellent advice to navigate the city, arranged tours and made sure every detail was covered. She not only did this so effortlessly I noted she did for All hers guests even when running a baby shower, tending bar, checking people in and reservations along with all her other jobs and responsibilities. Monika is an exceptional person HHH is lucky to have her. Would highly recommend staying here and hope to get back some day. MFL