The fact that the name of this all-suite guesthouse includes the name of the attached bar is not incidental. You’re welcomed with complimentary drink tokens, and you should count on participating in the bar action (here or elsewhere) late into the night—lest you become its victim. As long as you’re aware that this is part of the experience here (music, billiards, cigarette smoke, and all), it’s all good—including the actual rooms. All have just undergone a redo, and the result is a clever mix of platform bedding, Pottery Barn–ish leather seating, mood lighting, pops of color with the existing wood-and-brick vibe—comfortable and worn-in but hip, like your favorite torn jeans. It’s the free-spirited, decidedly Marigny attitude at play—which also describes the service and the clientele—but it’s also Quarter- and Frenchmen-close; location and atmosphere help you feel a bit like a local (free crawfish boil on Fridays during crawfish season; on Mondays, dudes can get a $10 shot and a haircut).
New Orleans› Hotel
Royal Street Inn & R Bar
1431 Royal St
Our Rating Neighborhood Faubourg Marigny Phone 504/948-7499 Prices $169–$499 Amenities Bar, free Wi-Fi Units 5 units URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/royal-street-inn-and-bar.html?aid=1254987 &label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Royal Street Inn & R Bar Other Rates include bar beverage. Limited street parking.
Map1431 Royal St New Orleans
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