New Orleans' famous French Quarter Festival is coming up in April. This feast of food and music comes at a beautiful time of the year in New Orleans, and if you plan on coming, there are a wealth of choices, from the small guest house to the larger traditional hotels. Here is a sampling of some wonderful as well as convenient places to stay.
Hotel Villa Convento
This is a lovely guest house located at 616 Ursulines Street in the Quarter. It has 22 rooms and 2 suites, all air-conditioned, with private baths, cable television, and telephones. (504) 522-1793, (800) 887-2817, or the official website.
Bienville House Hotel
With 83 beautifully furnished guest rooms and suites, this small hotel on Decatur Street is in the heart of the action, and its Louisiana Heritage Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Cafe also hosts cooking classes on the weekend. Bienville House is located at 320 Decatur Street. 504-529-2345 and 1-800-535-9603, or contact Bienville House.
Hotel St. Pierre
This lovely hotel is a collection of small 18th and 19th century cottages located at 911 Burgundy St., two blocks from Bourbon Street. There are 74 guestrooms and suites, furnished with antique and period furniture. There are 2 traditional courtyard with 2 swimming pools. Continental breakfast is offered. (504) 524-4401; 1-800-225-4040; or visit Hotel Saint Pierre
Hotel Monteleone is one of the larger and more beautiful hotels in the French Quarter. It has a rooftop pool, fitness center and the Spa Aria. The Hunt Room serves dinner, while LeCafe hosts breakfast and lunch. The famous Carousel Piano Bar is a favorite with locals. Check it out at 214 Royal Street.(504) 523-3341 and toll free (800) 535-9595. Or visit the official Hotel Monteleone website.
Le Richelieu consists of 2 historic buildings containing 86 and suites. It has a cafe, the Terrace Lounge, and a pool. On the quiet side of the Quarter, Le Richelieu gives a lot of ambience for a moderate price. At 1234 Chartres, you can enjoy the festival and still have a quietly elegant evening afterwards. 1-800-535-9653 and (504) 529-2492 and Le Richelieu.
There are lots more places to choose from, but this will give you an idea of the variety that the Quarter has to offer. Enjoy!