Angela Pham

Soniat House

New Orleans

by: Angela Pham

  • Why

    To eat, drink and see alligators.

  • When

    August 2014

  • Who

    Me + A Gluttonous Friend

Highs + Lows

  • The privacy and quietude amidst the beautiful property was lovely - it felt like the Chateau Marmont of the South.

  • The attention to detail...it's clear that the proprietors put a great deal of effort into preserving the architectural integrity of the building. It is very elegantly done and doesn't feel at all outdated.

  • For the most authentic New Orleans experience, I would recommend staying in this hotel.

  • It would be great if they had a complimentary wine/cheese hour on those beautiful balconies where guests could mingle and enjoy the cool evening air.

: 44/50
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  • Overall Value

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury B&B in a historic creole townhouse.

  • Vibe

    More classically luxurious than "trendy/young."

  • Location

    Central, but thankfully located far away from the bibulous masses.

  • Rooms

    31

  • Music

    No music.

  • Year Opened

    1982

  • Designed By

    Nicky Haslam

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant.

  • Bar

    No bar, but there are spirits in the lobby's honor bar.

  • Minibar

    There is an honor bar in the lobby.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free for guests.

  • Children

    Leave them.

  • Price

    You can easily splurge on a Grand Suite, but their starting rates are very reasonable.

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Soniat House

1133 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA, United States

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