Olivier House is located at Toulouse Street in New Orleans, Louisiana and is approximately a one hour and 20 minute drive from the state capital, Baton Rouge. Built in the 1830s the family run hotel has 42 rooms and is located at the heart of the French Quarter and small pets are very welcome here. It was built by Marie Anne Bienvenu Olivier in the Greek revival style, which features prominently in New Orleans architecture.
The hotel is steeped in history and is housed in the original townhouse, slave quarters, stables and next door cottage. It was opened as a guest house in 1970 having been a funeral parlor and cat house prior to that. Rooms are decorated with antiques as well as furniture made by the owner including some of the poster beds.
Guests will find several eateries within walking distance of the hotel including Bistro at Maison de Ville, which serves French and international cuisine and is also located on Toulouse Street. The Old Opera House is next door and is a club where guests can enjoy drinks while watching and listening to the entertainment. Jazz fans may like to visit Preservation Hall in St Peter Street, which is a popular live music venue only 200 meters from the hotel.