K: By now, you know we love and appreciate any unique boutique hotel and often opt for smaller, lesser known hotels any time we travel (see this one in Puerto Rico and this cool cabin for examples). For the majority of our road trip, we stayed at Air BNBs or with friends, but in New Orleans, we had the opportunity to showcase and stay at the gorgeous Catahoula Hotel right downtown. Filled with a mix old world charm and modern accents, this hotel stole our hearts the instant we walked in. It almost felt like we were transported back to Mexico City from our honeymoon. They had the most amazing ambiance and unique aesthetic. We wanted to share all about it here in case any of you are looking at New Orleans for a trip soon!
Although it’s a tiny boutique hotel, the grounds are perfectly kept with lots of greenery, terraces, patios, and an amazing rooftop bar. Brandon and I spent some time relaxing before we set out to explore New Orleans for the evening, grabbing a drink at Piscobar, their full bar downstairs. I fell in love with the black and white tile and Brandon really appreciated all of the cool artwork and colors everywhere. If you do visit New Orleans, be sure to have a cocktail at Piscobar, even if you aren’t staying at the hotel. It’s right downtown, only about a ten minute walk from the French Quarter district.
Our room was a cool, open concept space with a fun little balcony overlooking the patio area. We always appreciate a hotel room with plenty of space and Catahoula really maximized room space so there was plenty of room to sprawl out suitcases and make ourselves at home.
Aside from all the usual amenities, we felt like Catahoula was unique in its space. There’s tons of common space to hang out and have a drink which was extremely appealing to us after our long drive. New Orleans is a loud city and Catahoula is very quiet. We loved this because it allowed for an opportunity to decompress (something that we need as introverts, ha!). Coffee in the lobby and an extremely friendly staff made this a place that we’d definitely go back too, especially since it’s so close to the French Quarter district where we spent the majority of our time. We’ll talk more about what we did in each city during our trip a little later this month! Be on the lookout for a full road trip guide soon 🙂