The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

New Orleans - USA


The Old No. 77 is an arty expression of the Big Easy’s bohemian side, just a short stroll from the legendary all-night shenanigans of the French Quarter.

Eye-catching exhibitions of local art fill the lobby of this converted 19th century warehouse, and the inviting rooms are fitted out in a trendy industrial-chic style. Reservations are recommended at the red hot Compère Lapin restaurant, and make sure you leave some room in your suitcase for the original artworks and design pieces on sale at the hotel’s Chandlery.

The location is ideal for foodies and culture lovers, and the city’s best LGBT-friendly nightlife is within easy walking distance. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder The Old No. 77 was voted the best hotel in New Orleans by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2017.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

4 stars

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Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in September 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Bohemian property with a history dating back to 1854
  • Voted by Condé Nast Traveler in 2017 as New Orleans' best hotel
  • Walking distance from the French Quarter and LGBT nightlife
  • Fantastic dining and atmosphere at Compère Lapin restaurant
  • 167 rooms with industrial-inspired décor 

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Nearby Attractions

The Old No. 77 is one of several characterful new hotels in the central area known as the Warehouse Arts District. You’ll find plenty of excellent restaurants nearby, and galleries including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center.

It’s just a 5-minute walk to the historic French Quarter on the banks of the Mississippi, and the legendary 24-hour nightlife of Bourbon Street. There’s something for everyone here, from jazz bars and burlesque clubs to Creole restaurants and quirky souvenir shops.

Some of the city’s best LGBT nightlife can be found in the French Quarter and the nearby neighbourhood of Marigny, which is also home to colourful, music-filled Frenchmen Street. And don’t forget to take a ride on the St Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world.


The hotel’s history as a former warehouse is reflected in the industrial-inspired décor of the 167 rooms and suites, which feature exposed brickwork and hardwood floors. All rooms have an LCD flatscreen TV, free WiFi, safe, mini bar and plush bed linens.

Some of the entry-level rooms don’t have a window, worth considering for night owls, while the Artists Loft Suites showcase original artworks curated by local collective Where Y’Art. In the lobby you’ll find the Art-o-mat, a vintage cigarette machine that dispenses miniature works of art, and there is also a boutique selling various design pieces and curios, as well as a gym to work off all those po’ boy sandwiches.

Chef Nina Compton blends the flavours of New Orleans with influences from the Mediterranean and her native Saint Lucia at the fantastic Compère Lapin restaurant, which also has an excellent cocktail bar. Tout La is the place for fresh coffee, pastries and maybe even a breakfast mimosa, with snacks available to go.

Amenities & Activities

  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Room Service

What's in a name?

A chandlery was originally a provider of wax and candles, and the term later came to mean a general wholesale business selling everything a ship needed for sea voyages. The Old No. 77, built in 1854, was originally a coffee warehouse, but later became a chandlery supplying the port of New Orleans. The building’s original address was 77 Tchoupitoulas Street, which is where the name comes from, and the hotel’s modern day chandlery is a boutique stocking candles, soaps, fragrances, jewellery, clothing, art and more.

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How to get here...


British Airways has a direct service from London Heathrow to New Orleans which takes approx. 10 hours. Other airlines offer an array of flights connecting through a variety of US gateways.

airport transfer

The hotel is located close to the French Quarter, around 20-30 minutes' drive from New Orleans international airport.

car hire

The Deep South is one of the most interesting areas of the USA. Whilst you don't really need a car to explore New Orleans we recommend extending any trip to explore neighbouring states.

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Travel Information

Flight time

10 hours

Transfer time

20-30 minutes

Time difference

-6 hours (GMT)

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