St. Pierre Hotel New Orleans


New Orleans has many buildings which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. One of these buildings has been renovated and turned into the St. Pierre Hotel. The restoration left the building with its 17 and 18 century roots. There are guest rooms with balconies, tropical courtyards, and two swimming pools as part of the hotel. The rooms each have their own decor to make them different for the guests. Four poster beds, wood furniture, and greens with mauves are just some of the items used for decor. The lobby of the hotel is more open with lighting. The doors are half glass panels with tall windows. The interior is mostly white, with hardwood flooring, and wood furniture. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling. The courtyards are full of tropical plant life to make the swimming pools seem cozier.

The St. Pierre Hotel offers a free continental breakfast for each morning of a guests stay. The breakfast is set up in the New Orleans Jazz Museum Breakfast Room. It has old Creole ramparts providing tourists with ambience, history, and a part of Old New Orleans. Free parking, high speed wireless internet, and business services are available at the hotel.

Before launching into the guest room amenities it should be mentioned that the hotel is a collection of 18th century cottages which are dated to the 1780's. One building of the hotel was the Gabriel Peyroux House, a Frenchman. The house was actually erected on Bayou Road near a plantation, but the family eventually moved the whole building to its current location. The breakfast area was set up as a museum because the hotel is just steps away from the Legendary Birthplace of Jazz which is the Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park. It was a place that many would gather to hear music. The museum officially opened in 1961 as part of the hotel. Another anecdote is that Tennessee Williams lived at 1014 Dumaine Street just across from the hotel. He stopped in the hotel several times.

Hotel St. Pierre is part of the French Quarter Inns. It has 74 guest rooms. Cottages and townhouses were converted to make the inn. The rooms have double beds or king size beds depending on whether one asks for a suite. Some rooms will accommodate up to six people. The Jacuzzi Suites have large Jacuzzi tubs. Room amenities include French toiletries, iron and ironing boards, data ports, TV, air conditioning, safety deposit boxes, and antique furniture.

From the hotel guests can take the trolley system around the French Quarter to see many of the New Orleans sites and visit some of the city's top restaurants. New Orleans French Quarter begins with Bourbon Street which is full of shops, antiques, and nightclubs. There is also Canal and Royal Streets to visit. The Aquarium of the America's, Harrah's Casino, Riverboat Cruises, and Art Museums can be reached from Hotel St. Pierre. Restaurants like Arnaud's, the Gumbo Shop, and others have New Orleans cuisine and Cajun.

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