The Henry Howard Hotel we literally the home of the famous architect who designed many of the grand estates in the Garden District. It oozes charm, with high ceilings, cozy parlor with a tiny one-man bar and a magnificent front porch with wicker rocking chairs.
Just one block from St. Charles Street where you can catch the streetcar into the French Quarter. Or transfer to the Canal Line to go to the waterfront.
New Orleans is extremely walkable so you can stroll to Magazine St. and beyond. Back to the hotel...
We were on the ground floor in a spacious double. I loved the decor -- elegant and whimsical. There is a pedestal sink on the outside of the bathroom and the toilet and shower are inside.
Housekeeping gets 6-stars! The room was always immaculate. And the warm chocolate chip cookies in the late afternoon was a nice touch.
Two cons: It is essentially am old house so some nights we had trouble sleeping from conversations within the hotel. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper.
Second: the antique furniture was charming, but not super practical in terms of storage. I wished they had a small table or something by the sink, because juggling makeup and toiletries was challenging.
We had an amazing time in New Orleans and will definitely stay here when we come back. More
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