Often call the best hidden gem in the city. It’s no wonder Trip Advisor rated it #2 and repeat guest consistently write great reviews. The hotel (more like a vacation rental condo) consist of one and two bedroom suites, each totally different and unique. All but one have full kitchens and comfortable lounging areas. There is no wonder why this palace is a favorite of movie executives and New Orleans lovers and has been featured in several major motion pictures.
Kick back and enjoy a Hurricane cocktail, Sazarac, or Pimms cup in the courtyard before venturing out to your favorite restaurant. Your delimma will be which great restaurant to visit with so many in easy walking distance, or walk to one of the many jazz and music clubs. When you stay at the St Philip you are within short walking distance to anywhere in the French Quarter. Want to catch a play, no problem, Le Petite theater, one of the oldest live play venues in the country is only a few steps away.
Want to enjoy a horse drawn buggy ride? No problem, they are located minutes outside of your front door. Want to take a paddle wheel riverboat cruise? Again, there is no problem since the historic Natchez docks are minutes away. Board a streetcar, which passes a few blocks away and take a beautiful ride down St. Charles Avenue through the Garden District sections of the city. Jackson Square, the Pontalba Apartments (the oldest apartments in the country), and the St. Louis Cathedral, all are located just steps out your front door.
The Saint Philip Hotel is ideally located for Mardi Gras, Jazz fest, and all of the French Quarter festivals and events. Famous Royal Street which is renowned for antique shopping, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants is only a short walk away as is Bourbon Street and all of its entertainment, energy, and excitement. The Convention Center is located a short streetcar ride, taxi ride, or walk away.
Famed author Robert Stone lived here with his wife Janice when he wrote “Hall of Mirrors” in 1960. The book was later turned into a hollywood movie called WUSA. The St Philip is the true flavor of New Orleans, and has a very colorful past. In the 1940's it was a brothel run by one of New Orleans most notorious madams. The very large gallery balconies overlooking St Philip and surrounding streets are mesmerizing and a great place for morning coffee or sipping wine in the evening, not to mention people watching as there are always events, parades, and interesting people passing by.
There is always something happening in the Quarter, be it a festival, parade, convention, or just a beautiful day. Walk to your favorite restaurant, take a paddlewheel cruise, go on a horse drawn buggy ride on a cool night, and explore jazz clubs and bars only a few steps away. This is a truly unique property in the greatest city in the world…