Clio

The park across the street from our inn has a stature of Clio, Goddess of Peace and Genius of History.  Clio is pronounced KLEYE-oh here.  If you mispronounce words from the way you are used to, you’ll approximate a New Orleans accent.  The view from the balcony is beautiful.  The statue in the park is the last thing remaining from the 1884 New Orleans World’s Fair.  The park is named after the Father of Louisiana History, Charles Etienne Gayarré, who once was a neighbor of ours.  You’ll learn a thing or two while you’re in New Orleans.  Our neighborhood is a rich and densely textured place thick with tradition and romances.

The whimsical pink and turquoise rooms with their purple ceilings make the perfect setting for the period antique furniture. An elegant queen bed and leather sofa and armchair attend to creature comforts.

The suite includes a French-style private bath with antique claw foot tub that does have a shower head. Antique mirrored dressers and washstands, and marble-topped tables are artfully arranged.

This is a large and airy suite on the second floor that features original artwork, including an oversized portrait of Lola Montez.

The best part, beyond the roomy, playful decor, is the private balcony that overlooks Esplanade Avenue. This balcony is a leafy, private oasis perfect for greeting the day or ending the night.

Amenities

  • Queen bed
  • Second floor
  • Private front balcony
  • Flat screen TV
  • Antique clawfoot tub
  • Equipped with shower head
  • Coffee Maker
  • Tea kettle
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Free wi-fi
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Complimentary drinks