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
I love the convenient location of this hotel and the convenient parking right next door! The room was very well done and clean and well-stocked every day. The front desk staff was always so friendly and funny and took great care of us quickly. Keith at the front door was great! He got our bags to the room, showed us around, and was always there when we got back to the hotel at the end of the day with a smile and a hug. It seems like the staff truly enjoy their job and helping people. I will definitely stay there again!
Before I even got there Vanessa helped me organize several reservations. She was always helpful and friendly. Thank you to all the staff. I was sick during my stay, and rhe staff went above and beyond.
We went for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Rooms are clean and serviced well.
The Bar and restaurant are great! We really enjoyed the appetizers and the drinks were on point. Next time we will have the pizza because they looked really good while being prepared. We will definitely come back.
Had the opportunity to stay there at the Q&C during a recent convention. As expected it is a small boutique hotel. We stayed in a queen room on the "C" side. As you enter the lobby on the"C" side there is a sitting area with a few games. The area is very inviting. The rooms are small but is made up for in service/amenities. Vanessa (seafood) at check in/out greeted you with a smile and welcomed you in. Derrick (music) was always at the door to greet you as you left and entered. Great location only 3 blocks from Bourbon Street and within walking distance of many attractions and restaurants. Didn't find out until the day we checked out but they offer turndown service upon request which includes cognac or beignets. Overall a great stay.
This is the first time we had stayed outside of the French Quarter and we were thrilled to choose the Q&C. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and I wish I had written down more names! Keith was at the door to greet us I think each night of our stay and was so very helpful (and funny), along with Kate at the bar who answered a lot of questions about the area and makes a killer bloody Mary. It's an older building with so much personality. For having a small kitchen, the food was amazing. For any size kitchen, the food was amazing. The gumbo and the BBQ shrimp were favorites. They do have a limited room service menu, but we asked for items off the regular menu and there was no problem getting those through room service. We were within easy walking distance to the French Quarter and just far away enough to not be caught up in the pre-Mardi Gras crowds. We walked to a concert at the Smoothie King Center. If you wear comfortable shoes, it's an easy 15 minute walk.
Would absolutely stay here again.