Tucked away in a quieter area of New Orleans’ French Quarter, the Soniat House is a romantic retreat from modern New Orleans. Go ahead, run out to eat at world-renowned restaurants, shop for antiques and other Crescent City souvenirs, listen to jazz at hot music clubs, or discover the perfect café to sit and watch the world go by. You can retreat to your luxury hotel at the end of the day and escape to old New Orleans.
This non-smoking boutique hotel, located in three Creole townhouses, is studded with antique furnishings and features pretty little courtyards where you can relax among the magnolia and sweet olive trees. Joseph Soniat built two of the houses in 1830, as a place to visit his family when he wasn’t on his plantation. His oldest son built the third house in 1834.
The 30 rooms include Frette Egyptian cotton bed linen, goose-down pillows, L’Occitane toiletries, bathrobes, daily newspapers, Wi-Fi, cable TV, two telephones (per room) and complimentary use of the New Orleans Athletic Club. Room rates range from $240 to $295 per night; suites range from $425 to $625 per night.
Bring your honey to this lovely little hideaway, but no children under 10 years old or pets. Romance has some requirements.
Soniat House, 504-522-0570
1133 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Photo courtesy of Soniat House
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