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
Such a great experience! Hotel Peter and Paul has it all--a wonderful retreat with historic charm in a great neighborhood. The staff was wonderful--warm, attentive and helpful with tips for what to do and see. And the best part is you're just a 15-minute walk to the French Quarter so you're close to the action without being overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle. And this is a family-friendly hotel--it was the perfect blend of luxury and comfort.
This hotel has it all. It has charm, history, its clean and the service is great. It is located within walking distance of several cool restaurants and bars! And located across the street from one of the best breakfast spots in the city - Who Dat Cafe. My wife and I live in New Orleans and stayed here on a staycation. We will be back!
I had a long stay here, and overall really enjoyed. The hotel has been tastefully restored and decorated and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The church is beautiful (I took advantage of a yoga class there on Sunday). My room was on the ground floor, and though rather basic, it was comfortable for my needs. One thing that was missing was a mug in the room for making hot drinks (I also asked for kettle). It would have been great to have a few more shelves in the bathroom to store stuff (I used the floor a lot).
I think one thing that could really be improved are the offerings in the cafe. There is no breakfast on offer, and the scones and cake sold out very quickly in the morning, meaning I had to find somewhere else for breakfast. It would be great if they stocked plenty of bagels, fruit and croissants so that guests can grab a quick breakfast.