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
Great stay at the Old No 77. I was in NOLA for a conference. The hotel is located within walking distance of the convention center, Bourbon Street and all the fun. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful - especially Ray and Mary. The bar and restaurant are also awesome. Definitely recommend and will stay again.
We had a great stay at the Old No 77 -- the hotel is located in the warehouse area which for us was ideally off the Bourbon Street path. Our room had a window that looked into the interior of the hotel so I think it was in a central location, far from the outside noises. We really slept well here. The room felt huge with the high ceilings and we loved all the neat, boutique touches that this hotel included.
We had a King bed and it was super comfortable, with great bedding. The bathroom was a little tight (the door opened very close to the toilet), and although the glass pane door is pretty when you turn on the light it does illuminate the entire room. That was the only thing that disrupted our stay. We did enjoy the hotel bar/ restaurant - we love Top Chef and were thrilled to hear it was Nina Compton's restaurant.
All of the staff we spoke with were lovely, the guys at the door always made us feel welcome. We would definitely stay here again!
Everything about this hotel was what I was hoping for and more - the staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and the location was even better than I'd imagined, having only a basic map understanding of New Orleans before my visit. I can't rave enough about the ambiance and aesthetic - the natural lighting in the corridors of the fourth floor is absolutely gorgeous, and the hardwood floors, exposed brick, and metal fixtures in the bathroom all combine with the furniture and other details to create this warm converted industrial chic atmosphere that I love down to my very bones. The novelty of staying in a room with no windows was an absolute plus for me, and an experience I absolutely want to have again.
Quick shoutout specifically for the two valets working the front on Sunday morning, Ray and Melvin - I was unaware of the marathon closing the road in front of the hotel before I checked out, and they checked in and updated me periodically and offered to hold my things so I could wander while waiting, if I wanted. When the road cleared enough that I could start the 8+ hour journey home, they gave excellent directions on how to get to the highway without encountering any more roadblocks. And the man working the valet desk that Saturday night whose name I failed to catch, who helped me secure a cab and then, when it hadn't arrived in the promised time, personally called to check up and then pinpointed where it was and how long it would be! Every single valet there was incredible! I don't think I'll stay anywhere else when I travel to New Orleans unless Old No 77 is already fully booked :)
We stayed at this hotel for the Rock n Roll Marathon held this last weekend ( 2/8-2/11 ) and could not have been more impressed. This is not a ‘posh or ritzy’ place, it’s in an old warehouse that’s been converted so the floors are not real level, walls are weathered and worn brick and bathrooms are not plush, but if you want the spice and feel of New Orleans this place is for you!! The resturant is very good, but you need to make reservations well in advance to get in. The bar has true mixologists and the overall vibe is hip and comfortable.
The staff were so accommodating! Mary and Adrienne checked me in early since I had flown in for a conference and arrived prior to check-in time. The room was so unique, and the artistic vibe really enhanced my time in New Orleans. I’ll definitely be coming back to stay again!