Where Southern Charm and Art Meet: Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery

Where Southern Charm and Art Meet: Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery

If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans, there’s really only one place you should consider laying your head at night, and that’s the historic Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery. I’ve stayed in countless hotels around the world, but this one’s unique in many ways. If you’re an art lover, this is definitely a hotel you’ll appreciate. Not only is this beautiful boutique hotel conveniently located near the French Quarter, but it has a soul, too. Allow me to explain. Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Backstory – The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery building began serving the Port of New Orleans way back in 1854, long before it was a hotel. At the time, it was a coffee warehouse and was later transformed into a chandlery (or general wholesale business). Before the city renumbered its street addresses, the building’s address was 77 Tchoupitoulas Street, hence the name. Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Art and Community – The Old No. 77 Hotel partners with the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, a tuition-free high school founded by artists, educators and community activists that offer students from nine parishes around New Orleans intensive academic and arts instruction. (NOCCA’s roster of alumni includes Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard, and many others.) The hotel showcases student works of arts to help raise awareness for their mission. You’ll see art from student painters, printmakers, photographers, designers, collage and graphic artists featured in the guestrooms, some of which are even available for purchase in the hotel. Proceeds go directly to the artists. Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is just a few blocks from Royal St., the street in New Orleans to gallery hop, but you can also stroll through the corridor behind the hotel’s lobby to experience the latest exhibition on display at Where Y’Art . Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Your Stay – The hotel has a ridiculous number of room types to choose from! Whether you’re traveling for business, romance, or with the family, they have a room to accommodate you. Each has somewhat of a loft feel with exposed brick walls, signature blue ceilings, beautiful wood floors, and mid-century modern minimalism. Warm colors keep the spacious rooms from feeling cold, and I especially loved all of the natural light. Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

And they have a pillow menu! Often hotel pillows leave me with a pain in the neck, but here, I was able to choose from a variety of specialty pillow types.

Pets are welcome, too. The Old No. 77 Hotel has pet beds, bowls, toys, treats and a list of local pet resources ranging from dog walkers to pet psychics (yes, really). There are even books on pet massage in each room! Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

The hotel also has two dining options on site: Tout La, where you can grab an expertly crafted coffee, pastries or a mimosa, and Compère Lapin, the award-winning restaurant with influences from the Gulf region and the Caribbean, as well as French and Italian cuisine. Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
535 Tchoupitoulas St,
New Orleans, LA 70130
old77hotel.com

Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review

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