This area was once owned by the founder of New Orleans, Jean Baptiste Lemoyne De Bienville. In 1719 the Company of the Indies bestowed the plantation upon him. He kept the land until 1726 when he sold it to the Jesuits. It stayed in their possession until 1763 when the land was appropriated. The exquisite hotel features ornate chandeliers and high ceilings. Arch ways lead to sitting areas. There are marble floors in the lobby and comfortable furnishings.
The hotel relies on traditional European styling. There are sixty rooms at the hotel that are decorated in the English dycor. Antique reproductions make up the furniture. Four poster beds are included in several of the guest rooms. They can be queen or king sized beds. Keeping the style of the old world the ceilings are 18' high with ten foot windows to enjoy the view from. Crown moldings complete the elegance of the rooms. Brick walls may also be found in some of the rooms. The Pelham is well known for the flower arrangements in the guests' rooms.
Some of the amenities that the hotel offers are full length mirrors, coffeemakers, a safe and a 25 inch TV. Guests that are traveling on business can expect a desk and chair along with high speed internet. There is an extra charge per night for the safe and internet service. Check in is 4:00 pm and check out is 11:00 am. Pets are allowed at the Pelham; inquire at the hotel about the Pet Policy.
There is valet parking and a special tour desk to help with tours and reservations. They offer discount packages and rooms can be booked online or by telephone. The address of the hotel is 444 Common Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Taking advantage of the many tourist attractions is one of the main reasons people travel to New Orleans. Guests that stay at the Pelham are in close proximity to various local entertainments. The Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are two of the places that are nearby. They offer visitors the chance to experience nature in several hands on formats. There is also an IMAX Theater within the same complex. The French Quarter has much to offer with the Cabildo and the Presbytere museums. These buildings were once courthouses and government buildings. St. Louis Cathedral sits between the two buildings across from Jackson Square.
Restaurants that feature Creole and Cajun cuisine line the streets of the French Quarter. The hotel is near both the French Quarter and the central business district so the food choices are many and varied. Stop in for a beignet and Cafy au Lait at one of the famous cafes. Seafood and gumbo can be found in most of the restaurants in New Orleans.
The live music clubs come to life at night in the French Quarter. They close the streets to traffic at night so that customers can drift from one club to the next uninterrupted. There is plenty of shopping in any of the areas that surround the hotel. The old French Market features gifts from around the world, fresh produce and a flea market.