The Old Number 77 Hotel is set in three restored 19th-century warehouses. This rad Arts District hotel is a block away from Harrah's Casino and a 10-minute walk to the madness of the French Quarter. The rooms have exposed brick walls, original floors, and beams over head, creating an industrial interior design.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Ryan Kirk Contributing writer
Located just three short blocks from The French Quarter, The Old Number 77 Hotel & Chandlery is always our shelter for our time in the Big Easy. It’s a no-brainer to headline our STAY section in NOLA, as the hotel exudes style, comfort, and creativity. The brick walls that hold its 1854 stature together are haunting in the most captivating way. The hotel’s allure is felt immediately, and while the walls may be old, they are still young at heart. It’s where the word “established” meets up with “exuberance” and they take a walk down a parallel universe that knows no time.
The Old Number 77 sits handsomely in the Fountain of Youth. Though it has the age and experience to show its defined character, it defies time as it wakes up every morning free of any aches and pains
The original location built in 1854 was a warehouse serving the port of New Orleans. Its address then was 77 Tchoupitoulas, but as the years changed, so did the numbers on the front door. The address now is 535 Tchoupitoulas, but to pay homage to its deep-rooted history, they used the number 77 in the hotel’s moniker.
New Orleans is known for its culture, and The Old Number 77 is no different. Inside the lobby and hotel rooms are paintings from different local art communities, such as Where Y’Art and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Make sure and take it all in, as the work shows the passion that many of the locals feel about their vibrant city.
When it’s time to explore the city’s distinguished food and beverage scene, you should start right downstairs at their award-winning Compère Lapin. It was named New Orleans’ 2016 restaurant of the year and will have your mouth watering for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant bar is a perfect spot to start the evening; with delicious cocktails and a visually stimulating appearance, it had our tabs open for a few cocktails more than expected.
The Old Number 77 sits handsomely in the Fountain of Youth. Though it has the age and experience to show its defined character, it defies time as it wakes up every morning free of any aches and pains — just fully prepared for whatever revelry might come flooding in its welcoming way.
They’ve got an award winning restaurant downstairs, Compère Lapin. Come hungry
The hotel is three short blocks from the French Quarter. Uh oh…
Look out for the wooden drink tokens when you check in. You can use them at the hotel bar
You can see Harrah’s Casino from the hotel. Be careful, be very, very careful
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