The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
What We Love
- Signature amenities include books for guests to borrow and curated Spotify music
- Pets are not only allowed but made welcome with special treats
- Compère Lapin restaurant showcases chef Nina Compton’s French-Louisiana-Caribbean style of cooking; try the curried goat with plantain gnocchi and marinated shrimp with roasted jalapeño
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- There’s a charge of $45 per stay for pets; a 50-pound weight limit applies
- The lobby café, Tout La, offers a more informal noshing experience, dishing out strong coffee, homemade pastries and adult beverages like mimosas
- The hotel opened in spring 2015 and is located in a historic 1854 warehouse in the downtown Arts District
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Just a few blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, this spanking new boutique sleep is housed in a historic 1854 warehouse in the downtown Arts District. Both the building’s heritage and the artsy setting are reflected in the funky decor throughout the 165 guestrooms. Think hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, vintage brass lamps and retro chairs in bright colors, along with quirky contemporary artworks. Even the bathrooms sport nostalgic motifs, like showers lined with white herringbone tiles. Expect cozy, homey touches like glass jars holding fresh flowers and glossy New Orleans–themed books. (Speaking of books, the hotel offers a wide range of spiritual texts, along with tomes on more esoteric interests like dog massage and pet psychology.) Sample the culinary stylings of chef Nina Compton, a runner-up and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef in season 11, at her chic restaurant Compère Lapin. The St. Lucia–born Compton blends influences from her Caribbean heritage and the culinary melting pot that is her adopted home to create dishes like curried goat with plantain gnocchi and marinated shrimp with roasted jalapeño. The lobby café, Tout La, offers a more informal noshing experience, dishing out strong coffee, homemade pastries and adult beverages like mimosas.
In the Area
While you’re in the charismatic Warehouse/Arts District, check out some of the Big Easy’s best galleries and museums, starting with a Southern primer at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Camp Street; the museum also offers an after-hours program showcasing live music. Don’t miss joining the cultural conversation at the neighboring Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, which aims to bring thought-provoking installations, performances and multidisciplinary modern art to downtown NOLA. Mull over all you’ve seen at Pêche, a James Beard Award-winning seafood joint that not only serves delicious Southern grub (gumbo, grits, catfish) but also supports small scale farms and artisanal producers around the country. Afterward, take a nostalgic spin around another Warehouse District institution, Barcadia, where you can juggle happy hour drinks while testing your skills on the establishment’s many classic arcade games.
How to Get There
So this is a hotel which you will immediately like when you enter but as soon as you get into the room there is a completely different picture
1. Room is too small something like you see in London . Infact the washroom is bigger
2. No coffee machine
3. Very old interiors
And the one thing that was totally irritating was a the 2 times knock at 10 am to check when are we checking out . Don’t we have a standard time so then why are we being disturbed.
Rooms are unique with beautiful brick walls & wood floors. However, floors creak a lot & walls are paper thin. Did not sleep well due to noise from adjacent rooms & hallway. Staff (bar & lobby) unfriendly.
We had a wonderful stay at the Old 77. It’s in a great location and centrally located. Everything is about a half mile to mile walk from the hotel. Otherwise Lyft and taxis get you everywhere else. The staff were very friendly. The overall ambiance and decor was great....old school, but modern at the same time. Loved our stay.
At first glance we liked the look of the hotel, a blend of old and new. The front desk staff were super great and friendly. Although it was super strange how they kept telling the guy checking in next to me he got a free upgrade and we weren't able to ask for a different style room. In the elevator it was a little dodgy, took a minute for the doors to open, not a huge nuisance. The door to our room (227) was reallllly hard to get open even after it unlocked like it was stuck. We enjoyed the exposed brick in the room, but there could be some extra renovations done. The window sills I'm assuming are original, looked absolutely horrible, as tho no one had attempted to clean or dust in 100+ years. The beds were okay, not the worst, not the best. We were extremely unhappy with the bathroom and mirror situations. There weren't a lot of plugs in the room which makes getting ready hard. The shower was stained, we couldn't tell if it was dirty (called up for a housekeeper to come clean, none ever arrived) or if it was a shoddy renovation job. The towels are super cheap and crappy, a normal adult will probably use two for their body. Overall it wasn't worth it for us. The one positive was how easily accessible it was for walking, about 12 minutes to the French Quarter. We had a really bad experience with the baristas at the coffee shop. We tried to ask a few questions about the coffee (btw a cortado made with normal coffee beans, is not a cortado) and were met with less than happy answers, and not even any eye contact. Plus the coffee was overpriced and crap. We won't be back, super disappointed because we had high hopes.
last minute check in...did not have a reservation. The staff was welcoming and assisted me in getting a room .. Very helpful in assuring me I had come to the right hotel .. I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of a room with a king size bed. The décor and arrangement of the room was awesome.. Brick walls , wood floors , big tv ..fresh and clean. loved it..