Cornstalk Hotel

915 Royal St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States

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  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo

    where we would have liked to stay

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    Unfortunately, we didn't stay here. Being on a six month trip with limited funds does have a couple disadvantages and one of them was we had to use Motel Six more than we might have liked!

    Unique Quality: We happened upon this place just walking around, taking photos. It looked so charming and it was in a great location that somehow still seemed so quiet.

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    Hotel/Must see activity

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    Everytime I walked by this hotel there was a horse carriage stopping out front with a tour guide describing the fence which is green and shaped like, guess what? . . .yep, a cornstalk.

    Unique Quality: They only have four rooms and they all vary in size, so call ahead and ask for details. Rates are between $75 and $185/night depending on the room. Check out the website below for more information including some interesting historical notes.

    Directions: French Quarter

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    Cornstalk Hotel

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    Off Season rooms go from $85 - $125, and during peak season( Mardi Gras), they run $145 - $185.

    Unique Quality: The Cornstalk is an historical hotel that was built in the 1800's. It is known for its famous Cornstalk fence that surrounds the front.

    Directions: Located on Royal Street one block from Bourbon Street.

More about Cornstalk Hotel

Cornstalk Fence Hotel

by Helga67

The Cornstalk Fence Hotel, a beautiful old southern mansion built in 1840, was originally the private home of attorney Xavier Martin. Today, it is a bed and breakfast. Andrew Jackson stayed here and another guest, Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin after viewing the nearby slave markets. Surrounding the inn is a 160-year-old magnificent wrought-iron cornstalk fence.

Pass on the Mule rides

by gumbogrrl

I would pass on the mule rides. Most buggy drivers do not have a tour guiding license which is required of tour guides who are on foot. They are known for telling people mistruths. For instance, that Harriet Beecher Stowe stayed at the Cornstalk Fence Hotel or the that the Louisiana Purchase was signed at the Cabildo in Jackson Square! If you want real information go with certified tour guides on foot, such as The LA State Museum walking tours. They are on Jackson Square at the 1850 House. These tour guides take a rigorous month long course and are very informative.

Additionally, the mules are treated very inhumanely and tourists do not see this very ugly side of the industry. A closer inspection of the mules will show that the hooves are not shod properly, bits and bridles are not fitted properly and sometimes there are open sores. Locals frequently complain and have written to the local newspaper to express their disdain for the inhumane treatment the mules receive.

Locals pass on the buggy rides when visitors come to town...there are too many other options out there to get a great tour...pass on the mule ride... the mules will thank you.

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Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by hayleyoz

Hi there,

I'm helping a friend book a trip to New Orleans with his new(ish) girlfriend. He is attending a conference at the Morial Convention Centre, but is looking to stay in the French Quarter. Preferably a good hotel that doesn't cost the earth and is not enormous (ie. not a 300+ room mega hotel Marriott/Hilton/Holiday Inn, etc). Maybe something with a bit of character?

Many thanks in advance,

Hayley :)

Re: Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by riorich55

He could try the Royal Sonesta. http://www.sonesta.com/RoyalNewOrleans/?src=ppc_Google_BrandLowestRates_NO&iatano=09546386&gclid=CIiK77mMnpwCFQEhDQodQHXzeA.

Re: Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by mccalpin

He could try the Prince Conti - http://www.princecontihotel.com/ - it's a real hotel, but with non-standard hotel furnishings...we had a rent car, and they have onsite parking (actually, it's a surface lot right next door, and the attendees play "re-arrange the cars using the one blank space" when you come or go...I had a room overlooking the lot; it was fun to watch. Very close to the action down a quiet side street.

For something different, he could try the Cornstalk Hotel, which is really a converted house on Royal. See http://www.cornstalkhotel.com/

Bill

Re: Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by hayleyoz

Thanks for your helpful responses!

Re: Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by bocmaxima

The Dauphine: http://www.dauphineorleans.com/
Out of the Quarter and inside Downtown, there's the Pavillon: http://www.lepavillon.com/
hth

Re: Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by TexasDave

Hilton just re-opened the Roosevelt Hotel, just off Canal St at 123 Baronne Street, after having spent $$$ restoring it. Frank Sinatra and Elvis stayed there (the latter for an extended time while he was filming a movie in N.O.) It won't be the cheapest option, but you might find a special rate, at least it's something to consider.

Re: Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by hayleyoz

Thanks everyone, it's greatly appreciated. We've gone with the Prince Conti Hotel.

Re: Nice hotel in the French Quarter

by riorich55

Hayley, Thanks for responding back with your decision. It's always nice to know our forums help people out.

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