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
- 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
Stayed at the Q&C HotelBar at a recommendation from a coworker. It fit the bill for what I wanted...a cool atmosphere for a special occasion. My room on the 12th floor, albeit on the small side, was adequate, quiet, and the bed was super comfy and restful after long days of walking the city. The location was very convenient to walk to the French Quarter/Bourbon Street yet far enough away from the crowds. Also, easy walk to the WWII Museum and one of my favorite brunch spots, The Ruby Slipper. The staff were very friendly as well-everyone you passed said hello. In all, a great stay!
What has happened to the Q&C??!! The staff, as usual, where very friendly and seemed to try to help. Lots of unfortunate things happened so I will list only a few. I arrived at 6:30 pm and I was told my room was not ready. This was quite a surprise. I was given a room, allegedly a superior king, and nothing much worked in the room; not the tv, not the phone. And there was no closet for my clothing just two small hooks on the wall. The room was extremely noisy from the street noise. I was told I could switch in the morning. I went to the front desk in the morning and arranged to switch rooms. At 4pm my room still was not ready. I finally, after much discussion about why I had to wait so long, was in my room around 5 pm! This room was much nicer and it had a closet for me to hang my clothing. And this room was very quiet. There must be a shortage or something of housekeepers as my room was not cleaned the first night and no coffee. The next day I asked the housekeeper I please clean my room. It was cleaned and there was coffee but no cups!!
I had always enjoyed the Q&C but not this time!! I believe I will find a different hotel on my next visit to New Orleans.
Staff was incredible. Helpful and very outgoing. Made sure my stay was very comfortable. The food was great, had a wonderful Omelette 2 days in a row and it was fantastic. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
I had an amazing stay! The staff is welcoming, the room was comfortable, and the location was pretty central. It was easy to navigate to all the locations we wanted to see and great meals but also not too far from the convention center for work. Keith made me feel at home and so welcome. He is super friendly and kind.
Historic renovation - this location includes two buildings across an alley from each other. Beautiful furnishings and playful art add to the hip vibe. Some rooms do not have a window, only an opaque opening where a window once was. I'm guessing the view would not work with a regular window, but this can take some getting used to. Bathroom in our room had a barn door, which was noisy during the night and disturbed the other occupant. Overall, smallish spaces but very comfortable, with the most comfortable Marriott bed and bedding I've ever slept in. Bar and kitchen are very small but have a nice menu with delicious bites. Happy hour offerings are very inexpensive and worth a visit even if you aren't staying at the hotel.