After the French Quarter, the Garden District may be the second most popular neighborhood in the Crescent City. The plus-sized mansions, the sturdy, sprawling oak trees, the historic cemeteries, and the great restaurants (including the famed Commander’s Palace) make the Garden District one inspiring and atmospheric place. The district oozes with the past, particularly from the 19th century.
Best places to stay in the Garden District:
The Quisby — Housed in an old hotel from the 1920s, the Quisby is a fun hostel with a 24-hour bar. Each bunk has a reading light and an outlet nearby. The hostel is just over the border in the Warehouse District.
St. Charles Coach House — Located on historic St. Charles Street, Coach House is a boutique hotel that brings back regulars for its charm. Rooms are spacious, and all have Keurig coffee makers, large TVs, and thick, comfortable mattresses.
Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast — This really is a grand Victorian house, one of the most stunning in the neighborhood. The rooms have antique furniture, Egyptian cotton towels, balconies, and jacuzzi hot tubs. There is also a huge luxurious breakfast too