The Maison de Ville offers guests the chance to enjoy New Orleans' French Quarter the way it was meant to be experienced. Guests are treated to true Southern hospitality with that special New Orleans flair.
Established in 1944.
The Maison de Ville (which in French means townhouse), is a three-story structure rebuilt by Jean Baptiste Lilie Sarpy in 1783, in what was at the time the center of the city.
Among the early residents of the home was the apothecary Antoine Amede Peychaud, who developed the Sazerac cocktail with a concoction of bitters and brands, measured in a "coquetier," or eggcup. The beverage has become legendary, and to this day is still made with Peychaud's Bitters.
Today's Maison de Ville began its modern-day history courtesy of Madeline Erlich, a Pennsylvania woman who visited New Orleans in 1944 (near the end of World War II). Intrigued by the history of the house and the fascinating tale of Monsieur Peychaud's Sazerac cocktail, and buffeted by enthusiasm, Mrs Erlich converted what was then a family home into the hotel it is today.
Prior to purchasing his own home, Tennessee Williams, often stayed at Maison de Ville. It is in Room 9 that he completed "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Company Info: Rating: 4.00
Address: 727 Rue Toulouse, New Orleans, LA, 70130
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1. Brad D.
After looking forward to staying at Maison de Ville, our flight out of Dallas along with all other flights for the next 30 hours were cancelled due to icy conditions in New Orleans. After hiding from me for 3 days, I finally got through to someone at the hotel to inquire about refunding or at least rescheduling my reservation. I was told emphatically that they would not refund a dime of my reservation nor would they even entertain the idea about crediting me for a future stay. Steer clear of this place. Unless my bank credits me back, they have screwed me out of $800.
27/01/14 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
2. Kristen R.
I came in to New Orleans with my husband for a convention last weekend and had the opportunity to stay here and I couldn't be happier. Great location, simply wonderful and charming boutique hotel and undoubtedly the most comfy bed I've ever slept on! The staff here actually treated us as if they cared what we thought, how we felt and made sure that we will return. If you stay here (and I strongly recommend that you do), say hi to Trina for me.
30/01/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
3. Alissa M.
Every aspect of our stay was magical! The staff is unbelievably welcoming, kind and considerate - it was my birthday and they even surprised me with a bottle of champagne! While this is a very noisy part of town (just a couple doors down from Bourbon St.) and we were on the street side of the hotel, we barely heard a sound, unless we ventured out on our balcony, where we could watch the goings on from a safe distance. There were gorgeous antique paintings hanging on the walls, a sparkling chandelier with a dimmer switch, one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in and our very own voodoo doll (which you can purchase and take with you). Tea, ice cold water and sodas are available in the foyer any time and you can enjoy them in the lovely secluded courtyard when you need a break from your activities.
I can't recommend this place enough - if I could give 6 stars I would!
17/08/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
4. Qype User (benshi…)
This is our favorite hotel in the French Quarter. It is a historic landmark, having once served as slave quarters for one of the local mansions. The rooms where the slaves lived might be the oldest structure in New Orleans, pre-dating the Civil War by decades.
This gorgeous hotel sits half a block off Bourbon Street, but is protected from the noise by its configuration. Two stories of rooms with balcony access sit around a quiet courtyard with a working fountain and the usual jungle of plants. The stairs are rickety, the floor boards chatter, but the beds are made for long, deep sleeps. This dark pink-colored gem is the most comfortable hotel in town.
On the other side of Bourbon Street, the Maison owns a group of cottages. We have never stayed in these, but hear good reports. They have also re-opened their bistro recently, but we will probably never eat there, with this city so full of great established restaurants. But the main building of this hotel is the only address we need for a romantic night in New Orleans.
03/02/10 | Link
| Rating: 5.0