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
I had a comfortable and easy stay with the Old No. 77 for the WEFTEC conference. However, I later found that I was incorrectly billed for snacks from the mini bar. Their housekeeping advertises complimentary snacks ($5-6) per night value for opting out of housekeeping (helping to promote green practices). I was irritated to later discover extra minibar charges added to my bill total despite the posting. When I called the hotel I was placed on hold and transferred to a representative who eventually refunded the charge. The lack of acknowledgement in the error and inconvenience was disappointing and leads me to think these oversights are common.I am an extremely easy patron and due to this hotel's location and delicious restaurant, this hotel does still rate fairly well for WEFTEC conferences in the future.
My Wife and I stayed here for our 10th Anniversary. The staff was great and the restaurant and bar are awesome. The room was awesome with old refurbished hardwood floors and the cleaning staff kept us in fresh sheets and clean towels.
very clean and comfortable the not so good extra charges on credit card from stuff in room like food and mini bar when they were not taken or drank. they charge u 2 days later not happy and disputing these charges very disappointed with this
Demo work across street made sleeping impossible in our "premium king" room. Hairs found in bed and bath tub. Sub par cleaning. Stayed here in the past without issues. Cool hotel and good location, but given circumstances, we will not return.
I never liked the high rise run of the mill large hotels & Old 77 is quaint, friendly, clean and quiet with an excellent bar/restaurant. Located near everything in the French Quarter,convention Center you can walk to everything including the SUPERDOME where I saw Drew Brees make history.