The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré or the Quarter to locals, sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River and is one of the oldest residential communities in the United States. It’s also the perfect area to stay during a visit to the Big Easy. Filled with interesting and vibrant neighborhoods, the Quarter is the cultural hub of New Orleans, offering travelers who prefer a more personal, intimate place to stay the unique opportunity to explore the city’s historical and cultural character without having to set foot outside its premises.
One of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter, the Hotel Maison de Ville is an intimate hideaway full of history located near all the city’s downtown attractions. Refurbished in 2012, the luxury space features atmospheric rooms in a main building and cottages, as well as an idyllic tropical courtyard – the perfect tranquil escape from the busy French Quarter. Each of the rooms has its own unique character, some paying homage to famous past guests including Tennessee Williams. Protected from the noise of nearby Bourbon Street, Hotel Maison de Ville is a New Orleans gem, complete with creaky wooden floors and period decor, perfect for a romantic getaway (rather than family vacation).