Hotel Peter and Paul
What We Love
- The hotel’s Elysian Bar, masterminded by the forces behind popular NOLA wine shop, Bacchanal
- The ivy-clad sunroom
- Bellino linens in each of the guest rooms
- Table lamps, artfully crafted from repurposed antique candlesticks
What To Know
- The property belonged to the Archdiocese of New Orleans until 2012
- No two rooms here resemble each other
- The custom gingham fabric used throughout the property was created by century-old Swiss textile producers Filtex
- Blue Cypress Books, a local shop, curated the collection in the hotel’s library-esque lounge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Once deserted church turned 71-room boutique escape, with a standout restaurant and Old World charm
With its gingerbread façade, stained glass windows, and patinaed ceilings, this vacant 1860s church captured the heart of local resident Nathalie Jordi, who was eager to bring a unique boarding option to hotel-starved Burgundy Street. Together with interior design firm ASH NYC, the four-year makeover included multiple shopping trips to antique fairs in Sweden, Italy, and France along with local estate sales. The fruits of their labor are evident in guest rooms, where wrought-iron canopy beds, trompe l’oeil wardrobes, and wooden armoires crafted in NOLA share space with palettes inspired by religious paintings and tapestries from the 14th century. The property is spread across a former school, convent, and rectory—the latter being the stunning site of Elysian, where chef Alex Harrell dishes up Southern-French fare (think duck egg omelets and mussel escabece) and a larger-than-life mural (created by local painter Anne Marie Auricchio) depicts scenes from plays that were once performed on the former school stage.
In the Area
Peter and Paul’s Fauborg Marigny neighborhood may seem low-key and residential, but it’s just a couple of blocks from the quintessential jazz, blues, and reggae bars of Frenchmen Street. (Don’t miss The Spotted Cat, a standing-room only joint with live music seven days a week) and the world-famous beignets of Café Du Monde. The hotel is also close to Bywater, a bohemian, mural-strewn locale with some of the city’s best dining options such as St. Roch Market, a food hall that offers everything from Vietnamese fare to fresh pastries, and N7, a Japanese-French fusion spot with an enchanting garden patio.
How to Get There
* Beautiful building/renovation and excellent room (on the 3rd floor not on the 1st) with hotel amenities (loved using hotel bike to mobilize).
* Excellent location re, proximity to City and French Quarter
* I had dinner my first night and was not impressed with the food or service. The food was too salty and the kitchen staff struggled to substitute simple ingredients to render a main course dairy free. My server was patently bad-had to retrieve my drink from the bar and flag her down twice to order. In contrast, she showed preferential treatment to 2 regulars who sat next to me. Upon arriving, the hostess disappeared and I had to seat myself as did 2 other patrons. Overall it was an unpleasant dining experience and I decided to dine out during the remainder of my stay.
* I booked my room using Booking.com which misleadingly confirmed I would have a room with a small balcony area. When I checked in, I was assigned a room on the first floor that was dark and loud. I was told the area is residential and quiet. This was not the case during my 3 day visit. My last night woke to screaming from the street at 2:15 - had to get up at 3am to go to the airport. Prior to this, I had been relocated to a room on the 3rd floor, the noise from the street was still very bad:in sum, had to forsake 3 nights’ sleep. Assumed I was getting a quiet room facing the interior of the building, and I voiced my concern upon checking in and did not want a room on the street level or facing the street.
Wayyy Overpriced!,seedy neighborhood Vegas type amenities, None, we will never stay again,
The staff was nice . And that is about all I'll say about the place,stay at a chain hotel much better deal. For that kinda money you would expect at least a bottle of water at check in,not, a robe? ,not,coffee shure $3.50, and no room service? Not our idea of a lux hotel, the Broadmore in Colorado Springs is a true lux hotel and their rooms are half the price, even a Marriott would be better.
The owner did a very nice job of restoring this old school house, rectory and convent and the staff was excellent but I have some suggestions. As another reviewer said there needs to be more emphasis on providing a comfortable room as opposed to getting in Architectural Digest. For one the lighting is almost non-existant in the bedroom and there was no place to sit in my room except for the bed. There was no place to put your cosmetics etc. in the bathroom and even though they wanted you to conserve by reusing your towels there was NO PLACE to put them except a hook by the shower. One last thing, please upgrade your toilet paper and tissues. The toilet paper was the worst I have ever used.