May 5, 2005
Karen, the owner/hostess, was great and thought of a lot of the little touches. For instance, since it was Valentine's Day week, she had a dozen roses waiting in the room upon our arrival. Also, she was very knowledgeable about not only the immediate area, but the city as well. We checked out a great little place to eat, Le Penniche, that she recommended, and we were not disappointed.
The house is located in the Lower Quarter (across Esplande Avenue) or the historic Faubourg Marigny, which is only a block or two from the Quarter. There were several well-known restaurants (Santa Fe, Snug Harbour, and Port of Call) within a few blocks. We felt that the area was very safe and had no problems walking back at 11pm from a night of great jazz and food at Snug Harbour.
From journal A Few Days in The Crescent City