Q and C HotelBar New Orleans Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Stylish, quiet and cozy — this isn’t your pledge class’s New Orleans
- A cool lobby bar serving up small-batch brews, craft cocktails and regionally inspired fare
- Rooms are stylish, with polished wood floors and headboards, exposed brick walls, crisp linens and custom retro wallpaper by Kraig Kalashian Architecture & Design
- Daily happy hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The hotel underwent a $10.2 million renovation in 2014
- 24-hour valet service — for a fee — makes parking pain-free
- Up to two dogs are permitted for $75 per stay (there’s an 80-pound weight limit)
- Check-in is at 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Clubby, industrial, cool. A $10.2 million renovation in 2014 has transformed the Q&C into one of the Big Easy’s most stylish boutique hotels. The lobby blends concrete floors and exposed ductwork with honeywood paneling, buttery leather sofas and glossy white tile in a manner reminiscent of a modern-day speakeasy. Open-work iron light fixtures are fitted with copper-hued glass globes and Edison lightbulbs for a look that’s functional and funky. Black-and-white photographs and cameo-style prints adorn the walls throughout the Q&C, lest guests lose sight of the hotel’s — and the city’s — storied past.
Bed and Bath
What the guestrooms lack in square footage they make up in style, in the form of polished wood floors and headboards, exposed brick walls, and crisp white linens. Custom retro wallpaper by Kraig Kalashian Architecture & Design is emblazoned with locomotives in homage to the hotel’s past as the headquarters of the Queen and Crescent Railroad. White subway tiles and chrome fixtures give a modern feel to the bathrooms, which are cleverly concealed behind sliding wood panels.
The Q&C’s lobby bar slings craft cocktails and small-batch brews, while chef Josh Garic’s kitchen serves gourmet happy hour snacks — think boudin with creole honey mustard — and regionally inspired dishes for breakfast and dinner, from fried oysters to baked cheese grits, which patrons can enjoy at the bar or in the Whiskey Room dining room. Tufted leather sofas in the adjoining lounge area make for comfy pre-dinner drinks or sports viewing on the flat-screen TV, while a separate library and a den offer quiet comfort. High speed WiFi and in-room work stations keeps working visitors connected, and the fitness center allows guests to work off all those Cajun calories.
In the Area
For every jazz club in the Crescent City — start at Preservation Hall — there’s a stellar restaurant or attraction to match. Head to Mother’s for real-deal po’boys and jambalaya, then satisfy your sweet tooth with pillowy beignets and hot chicory coffee at Café du Monde. For dinner you might be served a celebrity sighting with your braised beef cheeks at Sylvain. Post up for battle aboard a submarine at the National World War II Museum, stomp along with street performers in Jackson Square, stroll past historic mansions in the Garden District, or catch a Saints game at the Superdome.