Canal Street Inn NOLALouisiana . New Orleans
Canal Street Inn NOLA
When I returned to New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) a second time to pick up my son, I spent the night at the Canal Street Inn. This was another one nighter where we didn’t get to see a whole lot since it wasn’t a vacation. But we definitely tried to make the most of the trip. In fact, I got to check “stay at a Bed & Breakfast” off of my bucket list!
I still had not yet discovered Roadtrippers so I had done a little research to find a nice place to stay for the 1 night we were in town again. While on my bucket list, I had never stayed at a B&B so when I found this place, I decided to give it a try. My bestie would be with me and we could explore something new together. Trying new things alone isn’t as fun.
I used Expedia to book the room because I had seen an ad about earning points toward future trips with each night stayed in a hotel booked through the site. So I created an account and used it to book the room for this trip. In case something went wrong, I did not pay for the room when I booked it. At the time, I wasn’t making a lot of money and didn’t have much to spare so I was very careful about spending money on things before knowing for sure I’d need them.
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About Canal Street Inn NOLA
The Canal Street Inn is located on world-famous Canal Street in historic Mid-City. This historic bed and breakfast has been awarded the prestigious Select Registry Inns Certification for maintaining the highest quality guest satisfaction, customer service, site management, and food service.
The original 1912 architecture of this beautifully renovated boutique hotel maintains the culture of the French Quarter. The mansion has 11 comfortable guest rooms with an elegant mix of classic and contemporary with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It seems to be one of the favorite places to stay in the heart of NOLA.
The New Orleans streetcar runs right in front of this B&B allowing us to easily hop on and take a quick trip to the French Quarter just down the street for a few hours. The streetcar literally stopped right in front to let us out. How convenient is that?!
Reservations & Check In/Out
Since we had to deal with a flat tire just before arriving in New Orleans, we were a late arrival for check in. Most places advise you call the front desk if you are going to be arriving late. So I called and spoke with the Inn keeper. He explained that he lived in the apartment upstairs and to just ring the bell when we arrive.
We arrived right around sunset, it was just getting dark. When we went inside, there was nobody around. So we looked around the front rooms a bit while waiting to be checked in. The decor was appropriate for the culture and age of where we were staying, I liked it a lot. We took a few pictures of the spots we really liked.
Check-in went very quick. We were provided a clear and welcome introduction to how the bed & breakfast worked. We were advised when breakfast would be and then we went to our room and dropped our bags before hitting the French Quarter. The room was very nice. Again, the decor was appropriate and matched the theme of the rest of the building from what we saw. The room had enough space with a queen size bed, fireplace, desk, and private bathroom.
The decor was absolutely beautiful. With darker toned color schemes, it had more of a romantic atmosphere than that of most large chain hotels. Check-out was smooth. I paid the bill when we checked out in the morning after breakfast.
Canal Street Inn NOLA – Our Room
We stayed in the Royal Street Room, which was fabulous with its stained-glass windows and purple walls. Even the bathroom was cute! With black & white decor, we were able to shower in an old-fashioned claw foot tub feeling like we had gone back in time.
The mansion had hardwood floors, which… is pretty and all… but it made us feel bad coming in late that night when other guests may be hearing our footsteps. We tried to tiptoe and be as quiet as possible but that made us a little bit uncomfortable because we don’t like to disturb others.
Our bed was beautiful and cozy. Unfortunately, I found the mattress to be too firm for my taste. But I don’t hold that against them. I have problems with my spine so I’m super sensitive with mattresses. Not everybody is, I know some prefer a firmer bed. I slept well.
The room had adequate lighting and got plenty dark when it was time to go to sleep. I noticed that the room had a door on it like a regular bedroom would, as opposed to typical hotel room doors. The door did have a lock on it though so you can have that sense of security if you’re changing clothes or sleeping.
Overall, it was a nice room and a nice stay all around. My dislikes about it are personal preferences that I can’t really hold against them. Not everybody is like me, I’m fully aware of that. If I was into B&B’s, I’d totally stay here again. It’s just not my thing… just a little too cozy for me.
In Summary, I would rate the Canal Street Inn a 9 out of 10. To be fair, the Inn Keepers and owner couldn’t do anything more to make it a ten for me. The whole B&B thing just isn’t for me… but only because I found it awkward sitting at the breakfast table with strangers and trying to converse about our plans for the day.
The Canal Street Inn is located at 3620 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
You should definitely call ahead during this time of Covid 19, their phone number is (504) 483-3033. You definitely want to call and make reservations ahead of time. Sometimes the entire mansion may be booked for large events like weddings or family reunions.
They do accept credit cards and debit cards.
I highly recommend this B&B if you’re staying in New Orleans for any amount of time. It was a very nice stay with quick, convenient access to the French Quarter.
For those that are super social and wouldn’t take issue with that, this would be an excellent place to add to your bucket list, for sure. If you’re still deciding where to stay, you can read the reviews and see some pictures on the Roadtrippers Trip Planner prior to adding it to your trip.
While the B&B scene isn’t for me, I’d highly recommend the Canal Street Inn. Have you been there? I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Please drop a few lines in the comments box below and let me know how your visit went.
In the meantime, safe travels!
Written by Kris M.
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