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
- 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
Was in New Orleans for a conference, the hotel was 2 blocks away. Lots of atmosphere and comfortable. The room was a little small, but very nice, wooden floors and high ceilings.
I am quite technically challenged, however, the front desk clerk helped me with some technical problems I was having with my laptop.
Everyone was very, very helpful and friendly, I would definitely stay there again.
Ray started my stay off by welcoming me to the hotel, parking my car, and assisting me with my bags. He is so friendly and helpful! My room was perfect. I love that this hotel has character and charm and isn’t a cookie cutter room you can get in any city anywhere. You’re in New Orleans - embrace it! The restaurant here is incredible. I ate breakfast every day there where Michael perfectly explained the menu and he makes an excellent latte I might add. Everything I ate there was delicious- I highly recommend both the grits and the avocado toast. I was here a week this time and can hardly wait to come back. The Old 77 is the only hotel to choose when in New Orleans. You might even be lucky enough to meet Jack.
We were booked here for several days, but left after one night, they had NO security, once you find your room, (and it could take a while) we noticed there was a door open to the alley across from the most remote elevator, several of our group had some unexpected knocking on their doors at 2;30 AM, the hotel seemed to have NO security, apologized the following morning, Sorry, too late! Do not expect adequate lighting in your room, do not expect a coffee maker either, do not expect a feeling of safety, ESPECIALLY if they put you on the ground floor.... This place may be fine if your in town for a party, and your ok with limited lighting, but, if your in tow for business? avoid at all cost...
Great location and lots of NOLA charm. Restaurant is very good. Some of the staff are pleasant and helpful (Mary was terrific, and in fact adjusted our charges because of housekeeping problems), but others are bored and indifferent. Often there is only one representative at the desk, so if a guest is having problems with his room or credit card or the English language, everyone else just waits. And waits. And waits. That shouldn't happen at all in a quality hotel, and at this one, it happens often. Also, walls are paper thin, so prepare to listen to your neighbors talk, laugh, belch, and do whatever else they choose to. On the back side of the hotel, a garbage truck comes at 3 am and loads (it seems) every garbage can in the Warehouse District for about half an hour at least twice a week. The take-out coffee crew was a delight. So, in sum, you get the good with the bad.
The Old 77 is a beautiful hotel with all appointed decor and a very pleasant staff. We stayed for a weekend and were super pleased with the room as it was very clean, beautiful wood floor and a very comfortable bed with ultra white fresh linens. The room itself is a tad small but very cozy. The bathroom was extremely clean as well and beautifully tiled. The glass shower was amazing with great water pressure ( almost a flood of water to shower beneath. Plus, the hotels restaurant Compere Lapin, with Chef Nina Compton was amazing and a very friendly bar staff and baristas.