“Pleasant, clean, comfortable, great location”

This is basically your normal modern not-so-fancy motel, although it’s built on the grounds of an old Carmelite nunnery and they have incorporated a few architectural items and are eager to tell you about the history. It’s on a fairly quiet street, with huge live oaks, but a short walk to downtown restaurants. The chain motels (Hampton etc.) are across the bayou on a bigger road with nothing attractive around them so this, to me, is the perfect location.

Nice, clean, spacious room – not fancy, but it had everything you need. Motel has a guest laundry and a workout room with a few machines. Also a nice-looking pool (much too cold for that at Mardi Gras time). The hot breakfast was OK, nothing special – scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, biscuit, etc., dished out for you (so bring a buck or two for a tip) – plus the usual DIY items like toast, waffles, yogurt. I didn’t try the free dinner but that might be a big draw for some people. Folks at the front desk were nice and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled solo