St. Ann/ Marie Antoinette Hotel, New Orleans


The Hotel St. Ann/ Marie Antoinette Hotel dates back at least as far as 1911. The hotel is one of the more historic locations in the French Quarter. It is located near Bourbon Street and other major attractions of New Orleans. Like many of the hotels in the French Quart St. Ann/ Marie provides an enclosed courtyard, with French doors leading out to the area. The style of the hotel is French provincial with brick walls. The doorways are arched as are some of the windows. Wrought iron has been used on the exterior in several places especially for the balconies.

The courtyard is filled with flowering plants and trees. There is also alfresco dining, statues, and fountains to liven up the area. The interior of the hotel rooms are more modern with wall paper borders, soft yellows and tans, and bright comforters. The rooms are filled with wood furniture for comfort, as well as red carpet. Many of the rooms have balconies as well as couches. At St. Ann/ Marie there are suites, double beds, and king sized beds. Overall there are 60 guest rooms. Each is an individual design, so the coloring of the bed spreads and carpet will differ. The bathrooms feature marble and tile. There are ironing boards, cable television, bathroom amenities, and internet services in the rooms.

Other services at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, room service, concierge service, and business meeting rooms. There are ten rooms for business meetings totaling 7,000 square feet. They can host up to 900 guests in the varied spaces of the hotel, or small intimate affairs. The meeting rooms are located at the Saint Louis Hotel. However, Saint Ann Marie Hotel will have some space available in the coming months.

From the lobby of St. Ann Marie tours depart daily. These tours are for the bayou, as well as the streets of the French Quarter. The tours discuss history, current events, and other meaningful information about the area. The hotel is located in the historical district of the French Quarter a half a block from Royal and Bourbon Streets.

Dining is available through St. Ann Marie Antoinette Hotel. The restaurant presents French cuisine with lavish sauces and fine wines to accompany the meal. The restaurant is called Louis XVI, which is actually located in the St. Louis Hotel. The St. Louis Hotel is next to St. Ann Marie. There are other restaurants in the area of the hotel for guests to take advantage of. These restaurants will vary in cuisine from French, Creole, to New Orleans.

The hotel is centrally located for numerous attractions in the city. One option is shopping. Bourbon Street is well known for their many shops. The Musee Conti Wax Museum is a historical and entertaining place to visit for an afternoon. It was opened in 1963. It currently has 154 life size depictions of famous individuals. The Steamboat Natchez Riverboat offers cruises for guests wishing to see the city from the Mississippi River.

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