My partner and I stayed there in August 2007 along with a friend who had his own room.
We all enjoyed our stay there, which lasted a week. The earlier said this is a gay neighborhood. This is not strictly true as it is pretty mixed in terms of residents and nightlife.
I agree with the other review about the stairs (the bed us in a loft area). We like to watch TV at night and this is impossible with the TV down and the bed up.
The place is very convenient to the lower Quarter and Faubourg Marigny and Bywater. The latter two are real neighborhoods with beautiful architecture, good local restaurants and friendly somewhat Bohemian people. This is a totally different way to experience New Orleans. After awhile you start feeling like a native in the small cafes and pubs.
My wife and I visited March of 2006 for our aniversery. I was excited about it being an old fire station. The property is nice. The area is not the best nor the worst, it is in a gay neighborhood which made me uncomfortable at first but, the longer the trip lasted the safer I felt. You are within a few block walking distance to the quarter and with as hard as parking can be it is nice to be able to walk. They claim to be a B&B but, are far from it. Plan to do breakfast on your own. Out of the 4 nights we were there breakfast was only available 1 morning.
One thing I regreted after the 2nd night was that our room had a staircase seperating the upstairs and downstairs. I first thought about it being cool. Later realized what a hastle.
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