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What We Love

  • Locally-flavored artwork by NOLA native and Anthropologie designer Rebecca Rebouché
  • Complimentary aperitifs and snacks in the hotel’s private living room on a nightly basis
  • Live jazz at Bar Marilou
  • Silk tasseled key fobs to access guest chambers

What To Know

  • The hotel building once served as New Orlean’s City Hall Annex
  • Guests at the Maison have priority access to the hotel’s neighboring sister property, the Ace Hotel New Orleans
  • The Charles at Lafayette streetcar stop is just around the corner
  • Though there is no spa onsite, the hotel can arrange for in-room manicures, pedicures, and massages

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Concierge
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet Friendly
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Overview

Globe-trekker’s boutique guesthouse in a turn-of-the-century stone building just south of the French Quarter, with a destination bar

The Lowdown

Known for their buzzy communal spaces and idiosyncratic design, the Ace chain chose a former municipal manse in the Warehouse District for its second hotel in New Orleans. The result is an intimate guesthouse that’s both warm and inviting, void of the velvet-rope treatment one might expect from the hospitality group’s other urban outposts. The playful interiors courtesy of LA-based Studio Shamshiri are adorned with cosmopolitan trinkets from France, Spain and Africa—not-so-subtle nods to NOLA’s own cultural amalgam. Each of the 67 bedrooms is also replete with whimsical accents such as sculptural snake handles on shower doors, wooden séance tables that evoke the Big Easy’s penchant for spiritual folklore, and boldly patterned rugs. While the food and drink experiences here are limited to a breakfast buffet and a craft cocktail bar (the latter is housed in what used to be the annex’s law library), a lively osteria and oyster bar (in addition to shared gym and pool amenities) await at the sister hotel next door.

In the Area

Though it’s now considered NOLA’s arts center, the Warehouse District was once a lively hub for the nearby Port of New Orleans, which was responsible for transporting cotton, coffee, and grains across much of North America during the 19th century. Today, the brick-lined neighborhood is a culture vulture’s haven thanks to attractions like the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the National WWII Museum; it’s also the site of a monthly art walk along Julia Street, also known as Gallery Row. Don’t miss a morning at the Crescent City Farmers Market (every Saturday at the corner of Magazine and Girod Streets, about a six-minute walk from the hotel) for local seafood, baked goods, and live music.

How to Get There

Maison de la Luz
546 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States