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
This is a great boutique hotel a few mins walk from the French Quarter. The decor is very cool. They have an outstanding bar with a mind blowing array of choice. We asked the bartender to make us cocktails of his choice and he served up three different drinks that were all amazing. They also have an amazing restaurant in the hotel where we had an amazing dinner and fabulous breakfast. The coffee bar is great too! A great place all round
Old 77 is the perfect choice in the perfect location. Far away enough from the noise and parting but a 5 minute walk to the French quarter. I loved everything about my stay. The staff are friendly and efficient. My room was beautifully appointed. I would recommend this hotel to anyone! We will be back!
The second you walk in, you can tell the building has a lot of interesting stories about the history of New Orleans. The entire hotel has a modern shabby-chic feel with exposed brick and pipes in all the rooms, showcasing the building's past as a warehouse for the port. The overwhelming majority of the staff are extremely polite and accommodating. The hallways are a maze, which adds to the fun and funky atmosphere. My husband and I stayed in a standard King room (small but comfortable, with a great vibe and view). and our sons stayed in a standard double (which was huge). Everything about the interior design was well thought out, from the unusual shape of the wall mirrors to the "WC" bathroom doors and oversized modern showers. We were all pleased with the comfort of the beds and pillows. The restaurant, Compere Lapin, is an incredible fusion of creole and Caribbean (as the James Beard award will attest). We enjoyed both dinner and brunch there. Both meals included a prix-fixe option that was very reasonable. If you don't dine in, be sure to treat yourself to a latte at the coffee bar. It was so good, I didn't even have to add sweetener. Can't beat the location -- walking distance to Convention Center, Harrah's Casino and warehouse district bars and restaurants. $9 Uber ride to Frenchman Street music venues.