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.
How to Get There
Not wanting to stay in the French quarter due to the noise and people this place is perfect. It’s only a couple minutes to canal street. Being in the business district we actually took in new sites that we’d previously overlooked. Hotel staff are insanely friendly and courteous. Walking to the main door all I heard was a loud voice saying “don’t you touch that door” and suddenly it was opened and I was greeted with a smile. Being from away I seem to
Forget the hospitality and manners of the south. The rooms are very small. Very neat and orderly but small. If you are traveling with a lot of luggage you will find it cramped. Otherwise very well decorated. If you don’t want valet parking there is a self
Parking garage across he street for $30 a day. Unfortunately we didn’t have he opportunity to enjoy the restaurant and bar. Friends of ours had stayed here just a couple weeks before and thoroughly enjoyed it - actually it was their recommendation that resulted in my cancelling the other hotel I’d booked and switched it to the Q&C - they found the restaurant/ bar to be one of the highlights of their trip.
We just returned from a three night stay at this wonderful hotel in NOLA! The location is perfect- you are close to the french quarter but far enough away to escape the noise! Easy access to streetcar/buses which are very user friendly!
Keith was beyond outstanding- he welcomed us each time we left/returned and made us feel at home! On the day of our departure we told him what time we needed a taxi to the airport and it was ready and waiting for us! I wish everyone could model after his customer service because it was exceptional!
We will definitely book this hotel for any return trips to NOLA!
As a general matter, the hotel was unique and had a lot of character (in a good way). Room was very clean and the bed was comfortable.
More specifically, I arrived close to midnight, tired and stressed from a long day. Sheven's greeting was warm, with a nice smile and a friendly demeanor, which I appreciated because hotel stays feel a little happier if the people who work there seem like they're happy to see you. And, regardless of whether she was or wasn't, Sheven at least looked like she was happy to see me. :)
The next afternoon (returning to the hotel after meetings to pick up my suitcase and head home), Keith was very helpful. As I approached I could see him (through the windows) coming from across the lobby to open the door for me. He opened the door with a smile and a kind greeting, helpfully answered a question I had about where to find something, and then hustled to get my bag all while also ably managing the requests of other guests too. Smooth and seamless service.