The Inn that is located at 501 Rue Decatur was once a private home. It was constructed sometime in the 1800's for a royal couple, the Baron and Baroness Pontalba. The owners of the Historic French Market Inn have worked to refurbish the building to its original state. The inn features a courtyard with lush foliage and tables with umbrellas for enjoying the New Orleans atmosphere. This inn is close to the Mississippi River within the French Quarter. Guests can walk to the many attractions or take a motor coach.
There are 126 suites or rooms at the inn. Many of them have the original brick walls. King sized beds or two Queen size beds are available. Brass bed frames or nineteenth century headboards complement the dycor. Full length mirrors and sitting areas with sofas and chairs offer a place to relax after a busy day of touring. Full length mirrors and artwork are part of the furnishings in each room.
The rooms have cable television with free movie and sports. Wireless internet is part of the modern technology that is available at the inn. Valet parking for twenty five dollars a day is one of the services that the Historic French Market Inn provides. Hair dryers are in the bathrooms and for guests needing an iron and ironing board - they are also in the rooms. Pets are allowed at the inn and guests can review the pet policy online.
CC's Coffee House is where guests can have a cup of the famous New Orleans brew. There is a bar at the inn named the Marie Laveau. The brick walls and floors of the bar remind visitors of the way New Orleans looked over a century ago. Traditional cocktails are served as guests relax at a wrought iron table.
Weddings are very important to the staff at the Historic French Market Inn. They have a wedding coordinator and staff on hand to make the day special. The courtyard with the garden and fountains is available for up to seventy five people. Services that are available for the wedding include catering, an Officiate for the ceremony, the wedding cake and a romantic carriage ride. Couples that would like to renew their vows are welcome at the Historic French Market Inn. The inn has packages for the Bride and Groom and up to ten guests.
Restaurants abound in the French Quarter and because this inn is at the heart of it all there are many choices for dining. The Cafy Du Monde serves Cafy Au Lait and beignets, a true New Orleans tradition. Many of the jazz clubs on Bourbon Street and throughout the French Quarter are within walking distance of the inn.
Jackson Square with its statue of Andrew Jackson and the adjacent Historic Landmark Buildings can be accessed easily from the Historic French Market Inn. The Cabildo and the Presbytere are now museums, but they once housed government buildings. St. Louis Cathedral sits between the two; it is considered to be the oldest functioning church. Staying at the inn gives the visitor a great place to unwind and enjoy all that is New Orleans.