Hotel Peter & Paul is a stunning hotel spread across four historic buildings from the mid-to-late 1800s, each of which has been thoughtfully renovated – via a joint partnership between ASH NYC and NOLA resident Nathalie Jordi – into a stylish boutique that’s packed with character. The hotel’s 71 rooms are all unique; some have standalone bathtubs, others have canopied beds, most have large windows framed with heavy, draping curtains, and many have showers lined with bright, stripy tiles. Antique and locally crafted pieces of furniture are dotted throughout the hotel, along with small hand-painted details across cupboards and walls, all of which combines to create something both magical and theatrical.
The hotel’s ace card is The Elysian Bar, which has deservedly won rave reviews as one of America’s hottest places to eat and drink right now – grab a table for dinner if you can, or just order a Vieux Carré cocktail (a New Orleans specialty) in the bar and gawp at the room’s show-stopping bamboo decor. There’s also an ice cream parlor that serves delicious sundaes, and a coffee shop to sort your morning caffeine fix.
Hotel Peter & Paul is ideally located in the heart of the Marigny district, a calm area lined with beautiful buildings that’s just a short walk from the throbbing streets of the French Quarter and must-do’s like Napoleon House and Cafe Du Monde. A stroll in the other direction will take you to the more hip and less visited Bywater neighborhood, where you’ll find tons of murals along with trendy places to eat and drink.
1. The Spotted Cat Music Club: For watching some of the finest music in the city.
2. Bacchanal Wine: For unbeatable cheese platters and an insanely good happy hour.
3. Dr. Bob’s Folk Art: For gazing at colorful and humorous artworks.
Time Out tip:
Enjoy donation-based pilates and yoga classes in Hotel Peter & Paul’s breathtaking decommissioned church.