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The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery, New Orleans

Monday, November 07, 2016

We stayed a week at The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery, a boutique hotel in the CBD that's a very short walk to Canal. It started out in 1854 as a warehouse for the Port and stored everything from coffee to the things ships needed when E.J. Hart and Company operated it as a chandlery -- rope, paper, tobacco, medicines. Before the city renumbered addresses, this building was at 77 Tchoupitoulas, thus The Old No. 77.

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

There in the lobby is the entrance to Nina Compton's Compere Lapin, which was fabulous (upcoming post).
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

Like a crazy person, when Av and the boys were checking in, I left my pink and red Kate Spade tote right here beside one of these chairs. It's pretty bright, so I don't know how I managed, but I left it there alone for about twenty minutes after we checked into the room. Shug asked me where his iPod was, and I had a terrible feeling. The boys went down to get it, and voila. Once we could laugh about it, I added up what could have so easily walked off -- two iPads, an iPod, Av's nice Canon. Yes, you have to be careful, but with dozens of people in the area with the check-in and restaurant, it was just sitting there waiting on us to come back. Thank you, kind world.
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

The room was fine. Well, actually our second room was fine. The first night, we were in a room with one of those window units and it just stayed warm -- I can't sleep hot. Maintenance said that's just an issue with those rooms, and that I should ask for a room with a wall thermostat (planning a trip? keep that detail in mind.). Sure enough, they moved us and we stayed cool the rest of the week. Much better -- plus a great ceiling fan.
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

The door placard sign read:
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

or:
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

Travel + Leisure named it the number 7 best hotel in the US
Take the Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery in Louisiana, for example. One of the coolest new hotels in the country debuted at the No. 7 spot this year in the No. 7 city in the world: New Orleans. The Old 77 has two galleries promoting local artists and a French-Caribbean restaurant (conch croquettes share the menu with black drum fish with beurre blanc and caviar). Inside the 167 rooms, guests will find custom vintage-inspired writing desks and exposed-brick walls.

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, New Orleans LA

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