This article was published on September 8th, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana is a city where nearly everything you could want to see and do is, mostly, all within walking distance, if you’re staying in the right area of town. In NOLA, as it is affectionately known, that central part of the city is also its historic core: the French Quarter. Steeped with hundreds of years of colonial Spanish and French history, the French Quarter is the pulse and heartbeat of New Orleans.
Having the right accommodation in New Orleans is essential, and that is where the Chateau Lemoyne comes in. You’re best situated to take in all things New Orleans from the historic, boutique Chateau Lemoyne, located in the epicenter of the French Quarter. Where luxury meets comfort, style meets history, and sophistication meets…taking a break from it all and just relaxing…there is no better choice for hotels in the Crescent City than the Chateau Lemoyne.
Few hotels stand as stunning and as part of the surrounding neighborhood as the Chateau Lemoyne. Jean Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville, would be impressed if he were to see the French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne hotel, a small gem honoring his name for founding the city of New Orleans in 1718. More than a century after Jean Baptiste walked these streets; the noted architect James Gallagher designed the three townhouses, which 150 years later were to become Chateau LeMoyne.
Today these buildings, standing solidly on the same bricks, are extending their hospitality to travelers from all corners of the world. The hotel begins at 317 Dauphine Street, where three elegant Greek revival townhouses are set several feet back from the street behind small gardens originally enclosed by iron fences. The hotel then sweeps around the Bienville Street corner where it joins together with another striking brick structure that was built around 1857.
The historic brick facade exterior has the traditional French Quarter iron balconies—some shared, some private—with gorgeous ferns and old fashioned streetlamps to light up the footpath below. The Chateau Lemoyene blends seamlessly with the rest of the Quarter with its massive, arched bay windows and welcoming front and side entrances.
Don’t think that a property hundreds of years old won’t have caught up to 2019. The Chateau Lemoyne might be dripping in history and culture, but after an extensive renovation, the property features modern, first world amenities will make you feel like you’re the king of the chateau.
The property offers spacious double bed rooms, king size bed room, and suites with king beds and parlours. Each guest room is tastefully decorated and most feature the original exposed brick. Rooms offer street or courtyard pool views. Guest rooms offer plush beds, mini-fridges, 48-inch HDTVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Keurig coffee makers in every room.
The lovely courtyard with a cheeky “Deja Vu” sign will provide you with hours of relaxation, making you want to come back again, and again. The heated, saltwater pool is great for those hot Southern days to cool off or just relax and swim. Also look for the cute pond near the pool with turtles that were rescued from Hurricane Katrina.
Reopening in October 2019, Chateau Lemoyne’s signature restaurant and bar will be serving up up-scale, traditional cajun and creole cuisine, along with a great selection of crafted cocktails and signature drinks. You can relax inside in the air conditioning, or head outside to the poolside patio.
The Big Easy can be anything but easy for visitors. There is always a party, parade, and lots of actions on the streets of New Orleans 24 hours a day. Fortunately for you, your home away from home is only a few meters from all the activities, including the most popular gay bars in the city —located just blocks away, also within the French Quarter. You won’t have to venture far from Chateau Lemoyne to get your feet wet with all the fun New Orleans has to offer.
And when you get tired from partying, parades, ghost tours, swamp tours, site seeing, Southern Decadence-ing, bead throwing, Mardi-Gras-ing history reveling, and adventure going, you can return to your own castle in the Crescent City. The Chateau Lemoyne will be waiting for you to provide an ambient, calm, and peaceful getaway while on your gaycation to New Orleans.
Make your reservations today, at the Chateau Lemoyne!
Start planning your visit to New Orleans today. In addition to swamp tours, plantation tours, and events like Southern Decadence, Visit New Orleans can help guide you for an incredible stay in America’s most historic and special cities, steeped in culture and traditions.