New Orleans certainly isn't lacking in the hotel department. But what the city is missing are hotels outside of the French Quarter. Henry Howard Hotel opened this past February and filled a void in Uptown properties -- particularly in the Garden District. Take a peek into this historic 1860s mansion-turned-boutique hotel and see why it's one of our favorite new properties in the Crescent City.
The 18-bedroom hotel is named after famed New Orleans architect, Henry Howard, who built the Greek revival mansion way back when. You'll notice the sleek -- yet completely subtle -- branding throughout the property.
Guests are welcomed into the lobby, outfitted with vintage finishes and soaring ceilings. Here's where you'll check in. The front desk hosts are the guest's personal concierge for their stay and will help with reservations and tour suggestions to dry cleaning and even a well-made cocktail.
Nearly everything in the hotel is locally sourced, including the furniture that's unique to each room. We love the curated mix of vintage and modern touches.
Custom wallpaper is printed with a New Orleans theme and there are second-line instruments hung on the wall above the impossibly comfortable four-poster bed. More to boast about: local artwork from Hayley Gaberlavage, New Orleans' snacks, and Beekman 1802 toiletries. Rates start from $189 for queen superior rooms.
Notice that "H" on the bed frames? It's one of the many custom design elements at the hotel.
Again, that wallpaper. Should a bathroom be this pretty?
Royal king gallery rooms feature the original windows that open onto a private balcony. Don't forget to look up: The porch is painted a sky-blue -- a tradition in the South.
Take your cocktail or a glass of wine to sit a spell in the courtyard. This is the spot to be in the warm New Orleans' weather.