Hotel Peter and Paul
2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
| +1 504-356-5200
Photo courtesy of Hotel Peter & Paul
Hotel Peter & PaulWhy we love it: A boutique stay in Faubourg Marigny that’s full of history, character, and style
- High design mixed with historic details
- A restaurant from a James Beard–nominated team
- Character-filled common spaces like the parlors and sun room
Located in New Orleans’s culturally rich Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, the 71-room Hotel Peter and Paul comprises a historic church, rectory, schoolhouse, and convent, all built in the 19th century. When converting the site, local resident Nathalie Jordi and New York–based interior design firm ASH NYC took pains to preserve original features like cypress wood moldings, stained glass windows, and marble fireplaces, while adding signature details like antique chandeliers and custom rugs handmade in India. As a result, each guestroom has a personality all its own, evident in touches like canopy beds, Italian linens, and trays of locally sourced snacks.
That love for local eats extends to The Elysian Bar, where the team behind James Beard–nominated wine bar Bacchanal serves regionally focused fare like roasted Gulf shrimp and braised beef short ribs, and Sundae Best, which offers small-batch ice cream made with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Also on site is a cheery cafe for coffee and pastries; two grand parlors for reading the paper in a vintage rattan chair; a sun room modeled after Claude Monet’s Giverny home; an amber-hued bar serving low-proof spritzes for aperitivo hour; and a tranquil brick courtyard lined with palms, ferns, and vines. More impressive still is the decommissioned Catholic church, designed by famous New Orleans architect Henry Howard. Here, the hotel hosts a mix of private and public events, from weekly concerts to yoga and floral design classes.
AFAR Local Expert
almost 3 years ago
Bars in the belfry — along with elegant rooms and great fare
This new 71-room boutique hotel opened in late 2018 in a complex consisting four 19th century buildings that once housed a neighborhood church, school, rectory and convent. It’s stunningly designed, a blend of continental flair and New Orleans funkiness. The rooms vary widely, but all are comfortable and well-situated in the alluring Marigny neighborhood, just a ten-minute walk from the clubs of Frenchmen St., and with coffee shops seemingly within a few minutes in every direction. On the ground floor of the rectory is the Elysian Bar and Restaurant, a lovely warren of informal rooms with a magnificently designed bar, where a menu of aperitifs makes for a great end of the day respite, especially if the weather allows a seat on the patio.