Set in a beautifully maintained Colonial Revival home, the 1896 O'Malley House is an elegant bed and breakfast set in the historic city of New Orleans. Located in a vibrant mid-city neighborhood and within a short streetcar journey from the famous French Quarter, Garden District, City Park, and Fair Grounds, the inviting retreat offers a quintessential New Orleans getaway. The inn offers comfortably furnished guest rooms and suites with sumptuous décor, private bathrooms and Jacuzzi tubs, some with fireplaces and private balconies, and modern in-room conveniences such as flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless Internet. Guests are treated to a delicious New Orleans-style breakfast every morning and can relax in the secluded courtyard with wicker patio furniture and Italian-style fountain, and a short walk will take them to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
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The 1896 O'Malley House features eight beautifully appointed and charmingly decorated guest rooms and suites with period décor and antique furnishings that reflect the Colonial Revival style of the house. All guest suites boast comfortable king or queen-size pillow-top beds with luxurious linens, plush down comforters and hypoallergenic pillows, en-suite or shared bathrooms with granite countertops and vanities, over-sized whirlpool tub/shower combinations, deluxe towels and bathrobes, and organic bath products. Suites are spacious and light with sofas or armchairs, antique writing desks and chairs, coal or wood-burning fireplaces, hardwood floors and finishes and plush carpeting. Modern in-room conveniences add creature comforts such as flat-screen televisions with cable channels, clock radios, telephones, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Second-floor suites are equipped with iPads and the new Inn Concierge app, which supplies information about the Inn, the City of New Orleans, and all it has to offer.
A complimentary New Orleans-style breakfast is served every morning in the elegant dining room and includes freshly baked bread and pastries, seasonal fruit, cereals and homemade granola, yogurt, fruit juices, freshly brewed coffee, and tea. Signature dishes include Eggs Sardou with Creole Grilled Potatoes, Eggs Benedict with Creole Hollandaise, Cajun Sausage and Southern Style Biscuits, Blueberry Waffles with Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries and Applewood Bacon, and Bananas Foster with Stuffed Pain Par Du and Applewood Bacon. Gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, vegetarian, and vegan diets can be accommodated on request.
Amenities and Recreation
In addition to the luxurious accommodations, the 1896 O'Malley House has a tranquil courtyard with wicker furniture and soft candlelight in the evenings where guests can relax, socialize and listen to the sounds of the vibrant city around them. A complimentary New Orleans-style breakfast is served every morning in the elegant dining room and the nearby Woodhouse Day Spa offers a variety of indulgent and pampering treatments.
The gentle, slow and easy-going way of life in New Orleans has earned it the nickname of ‘The Big Easy,’ and the inviting, laid-back city offers a range of attractions, activities, and entertainment for all tastes.
The French Quarter (le Vieux Carré), also known as ‘The Quarter,' is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans and steeped in history and heritage. Dating back to 1718, the district was established by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and grew around the central square of the Vieux Carré. Home to magnificent historic buildings, cathedrals, and famous jazz clubs, the French Quarter has a history that dates back 200 years and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Resting at the heart of the French Quarter is the 18th-century historical Jackson Square, formerly known as the ‘Place d’Armes’ and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson. Overlooking the Mississippi River, the square is surrounded by famous old buildings, including the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo Museums and the stunning Pontalba Apartments, as well as a plethora of restaurants, museums, cafés and art galleries.
Tucked between St Charles Avenue and Magazine Street in uptown New Orleans, the historic Garden District is a famous neighborhood that is home to a beautifully preserved collection of antebellum mansions, immaculate gardens, and tree-lined avenues. Established by Barthelemy Lafon in 1832 as an upper-class settlement for new American residents to the city, the area flourished as lavish homes were built in the Italianate, Greek Revival and Victorian styles on large plots surrounded by spectacular gardens. Today, the district is home to several movie stars and celebrities, the famous Lafayette Cemetery # 1 and some boutiques and excellent restaurants, including the renowned Commander’s Palace Restaurant.
FreeWheelin’ Bike Tours is a family-owned company that offers visitors a relaxing and healthy way to experience New Orleans. Bicycle tours are led by passionate, experienced local guides that take visitors through various parts of the city, including City Park, the Garden District, and the French Quarter and share interesting information and facts along the way. Guests ride through the town on reliable cruiser bikes, which boast comfortable 13-inch seats, puncture resistant tubes and tires, and eye-catching chrome. Visitors can book private tours for two or special family group trips, and FreeWheelin’ Bike Tours also cater for corporate and team-building events and specialized VIP tours.
120 S Pierce St, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone: 504-488-5896