Angela Pham

Soniat House

  • Where:
  • Why:To eat, drink and see alligators.
  • When:August 2014
  • Who:Me + A Gluttonous Friend
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Soniat House Another light-filled nook.<br data-src=

Another light-filled nook.
Cafe Du Monde, famous for its beignets, is a dangerously short walk away.

Soniat House The hotel is close to the heart of New Orleans (the infamous Bourbon Street), but situated on a chill, picturesque street in Marigny.

The hotel is close to the heart of New Orleans (the infamous Bourbon Street), but situated on a chill, picturesque street in Marigny.

Soniat House The light-filled hallways and random nooks of this old creole townhouse were a favorite of mine.

The light-filled hallways and random nooks of this old creole townhouse were a favorite of mine.

Soniat House Soft light bleeding onto the chandelier-lit staircase. <br data-src=

Soft light bleeding onto the chandelier-lit staircase.
The sitting room in my suite: the perfect shelter from the daytime's intense humidity.

Soniat House I loved feeling like a queen, waking up in my canopied bed, in these ornate surroundings.

I loved feeling like a queen, waking up in my canopied bed, in these ornate surroundings.

Soniat House The sitting room.

The sitting room.

Soniat House
Soniat House I loved the robin’s egg blue shade of wallpaper in my bathroom.

I loved the robin’s egg blue shade of wallpaper in my bathroom.

Soniat House View from the suite's balcony.<br data-src=

View from the suite's balcony.
One of the most iconic features of New Orlean's architecture, the cast iron balcony, is displayed here on the exterior terrace of the hotel.

Soniat House Breakfast consists of warm buttermilk biscuits and jam and is enjoyed on my private, leafy veranda. It's so quiet…I can't believe I'm so close to the French Quarter.

Breakfast consists of warm buttermilk biscuits and jam and is enjoyed on my private, leafy veranda. It's so quiet…I can't believe I'm so close to the French Quarter.

Soniat House Most of the rooms face the veranda courtyard. If I wasn't so prone to mosquito attacks, I would've spent more time here.

Most of the rooms face the veranda courtyard. If I wasn't so prone to mosquito attacks, I would've spent more time here.

Soniat House Veranda views.

Veranda views.

Soniat House Definitely no

Definitely no "New York" attitude here; the hotel staff were wonderfully cheerful and professional.

Soniat House The Soniat House.

The Soniat House.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Leave them.

  • Price

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

  • Website

    Visit website

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