Le Pelican

Where New Orleans sits on the map was originally a swamp.  While the city has fought for 300 years for its toehold on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, and this is the most urban of of environments, nature is at play everywhere.  In every unoccupied spot there are lizards and beetles and butterflies and palmetto bugs and night herons and crows and pelicans.  Alligators are sometimes sighted in Bayou St. John at the City Park end of our street.  We live in a balmy climate.  When you breathe in New Orleans, you breathe easily.

Because of the ambient humidity, you’ll never need moisturizer.

This second-floor, two-room suite is the most private and quiet of our accommodations. It’s long balcony peeks through the oleander tree in our neighbor’s backyard.  The tree blooms two or three times a year and when it does the air is sweet as candy.  You can see the Superdome from there.

Painted in a cheery mix of lavender and spring green (with purple ceilings!), this suite makes the most of ambient morning light through the shutters. The balcony is a pleasant place to enjoy that first cup of coffee before breakfast is served.

Furniture includes an elaborate full size canopy bed, a craftsman style mirror over the historic mantlepiece, all in an airy, high-ceilinged suite that is enchanting in its simplicity. Many guests prefer this suite for romantic getaways, including second honeymoons, but, truth be told, this is a favorite for single travelers, too. There is a private bath with an antique claw foot tub equipped with a shower head.

This suite gets its name from the pelican and fleur-de-lis motifs stenciled above the original baseboards in its sitting room. The brown pelican in its piety is Louisiana’s state bird, featured on the flag and on the state seal. Union, Justice, Confidence, is the Pelican State’s motto. Make it yours.


  • Antique full bed
  • Second floor
  • Private rear 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 curated breakfast in our dining room
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Complimentary drinks