When I first started looking at my options to write about my travels in New Orleans, I put out a marketing letter, and Vic, the owner of the Jazz Quarters came calling. He offered me a 2 to 3 night stay at The Jazz Quarters and a connection to Mark Pruess of NOLA DeTours, both very kind and generous offers. I spoke to him many times before coming into town and he was very accommodating.
His property, which he has only owned for 18 months, is a compound in the Faubourg Treme district, super close to The French Quarter and across the street from the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Park, and Congo Square. This district is known as “The Back of Town”, best known for as the oldest neighborhood “Free People of Color”, in the United States, Treme was the only place where people of color owned property before the civil war. Daytime is just fine to walk about and see all of the sights. At night they keep the streets very dark, so you need to be careful when going to and from the property. But if your looking for a great stay that is centrally located, then The Jazz Quarters is the perfect place for you. Plus if you are traveling with a large party, there are many areas where they can house guests close together. But, if you’re looking for someone to hold your hand through your stay, you have come to the wrong place. Jazz Quarters offers a very independent experience. They do have maid’s service, but things like ice or any amenities you really need to figure that out on your own. There is a store close by that delivers anything you may need, and they do supply ice chests for any of your things that need to be kept cold, besides what can fit in your mini-fridge. But things that a hotel has to offer The Jazz Quarters does not. Not to stop you from staying there, because what they do have to offer is a great location, beautiful guest suites, and opulent art and antiques in most rooms. They have flat-screen TV’s, and the rooms are very clean. So, by all means, do book your stay at The Jazz Quarters, and you will also be glad you did.
There is a gate code as well as a room code, which Vic will give you by text so that you can come and go without having to check-in like your typical hotel experience.
The interior of my room was quaint, but fully modern, sparkling clean, with a nice comfy bed. Next time I go back to NOLA, I will stay here again. It’s just a real down home experience, with subtle beauty. It really lends itself to everything a great Bed and Breakfast has to offer, except the breakfast, but some of the rooms have kitchens with all of the amenities. There are so many restaurants near by. After all, you’re coming to New Orleans to enjoy their fine cuisine, so get out and walk down to the French Quarter where a lot of action is always happening.
1129 Saint Philip St.
New Orleans, LA 70116