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What We Love

  • A central Travel + Leisure 500 hotel in a landmark building with legendary former residents
  • The Gold List and Travel + Leisure 500 inclusion and appearances in ELLE Decor and the Harrods magazines
  • The two iconic former residents: Antoine Peychaud (of the city’s signature Sazerac) and Tennessee Williams
  • The coffee and pastries the hotel puts out for you – consider them an aperitif to your Café du Monde beignet
  • The location itself – as close as you can get to the center of the French Quarter, short of sleeping in the cathedral

What To Know

  • The courtyard and balconies are classic New Orleans
  • Guests can use the nearby Downtown Fitness Center
  • Expect antiques and historic architecture mixed with modern amenities like flatscreen TVs
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Overview

A Gold List stay in the former home of Tennessee Williams and the inventor of the Sazerac, with coffee and pastries

The Lowdown

Experience the essence of the French Quarter. At a gracious collection
of Audubon cottages on Toulouse Street, with wrought-iron balconies and
French doors on their upper stories, you’ll stay in an abode that evokes
its 19th-century history. Toward the street, you’ll see the occasional
horse-drawn carriage pass; by the courtyard, you’ll hear a fountain
trickling in a quiet garden. Hotel Maison de Ville has just what makes
the Big Easy special, so much so that two of its greatest icons used to
live here: It was previously the maison de Tennessee Williams and
Antoine Peychaud, inventor of a certain Sazerac.
But not only is
this genteel home the very soul of the city, it’s also its heart, or in
that vicinity – famous Jackson Square is right around the
corner. Bourbon Street is at the northern border of the hotel’s block;
at the south end is Royal, which closes to cars each day so that
you can
wander and admire the busking puppeteers and jazz prodigies. This
property didn’t win its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and
inclusion on the Gold List and Travel + Leisure 500 for being
anything less than perfectly central, allowing you to get out and
celebrate New Orleans – and in this ever-festive place, that, too, is only appropriate.

Rooms

Accommodations in this historic home are individually customized, but they share a classically New Orleanian elegance. In the Superior room, you’ll have a queen bed and gallery overlooking the courtyard, while the Junior room offers you Old World romance, with a full-size canopy bed and street view.

Location

As
a guest at Hotel Maison de Ville, you’re right in the heart of the
charming French Quarter, 40 feet from Bourbon Street and just around the
corner from Jackson Square. Lose yourself in this enchanting,
mysterious neighborhood’s blocks of elegant three- and four-story homes,
masquerade shops, bars and historic landmarks. For some of the best
jazz of your life, walk across Royal to Frenchman Street, home to
clubs that showcase prodigiously talented trumpeters, trombonists,
vocalists and percussionists. When you’re ready to explore a new
part of town, head out to the St. Charles streetcar – the oldest
continuously operating in the world – or the elegant Garden District.

How to Get There

Hotel Maison de Ville
727 Toulouse St
New Orleans, LA 70130-2127 United States