Discovering The Historic Distric

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the front of LaMothe House Hotel

Old mansions or properties always bring some sense of mystery and unique attraction. For the eyes that are used to contemporary or modern designs, old mansions ooze out mystic characteristics that are admirable from different angles depending upon where you see them. Well, they can sometimes be spooky. It was the first impression I got when I made reservation to with the LaMothe House in New Orleans, but I was more curious than spooked.

The house turned-to-be an inn was built in 1839. It is now located just adjacent to Bourbon and Royal Street. It is very strategically located -- within minutes to the French Quarter, the French Market, Cafe du Monde -- some of the targets of New Orleans visitors.
The four-post bed
The house used to belong to the Lamote family, a French descent originally from the West Indies. The influence of French architecture are present in every nook and cranny. The shutters, doors, porte-cochere, floor boards, and so forth.

This is an excerpt from the information sheet about the hotel:
"In 1860, the four-hand carved Corinthian columns were added to the double entrance. Also added were the twin winding stairways with hand-turned mahogany rails that sweep up to the second floorreception and third floor suites. The house's great cypress floor boards and ceiling timbers were hand-hewn and many of the hand-wrought iron fastenings for doors and windows, as well as most of the original rolled glass window panes, have been preserved." ~ LaMothe House

The overall feeling of the house was not big. Rather, it seemed tall and slim. I had a pretty satisfactory stay in the house. And no, there was no ghost in my room.

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the front of LaMothe House Hotel
the front of LaMothe House Hotel
The four-post bed
The four-post bed
bed, side table, lamp, and cute li…
bed, side table, lamp, and cute l…
the little chair
the little chair
side table
side table
pedestal sink in the bathroom
pedestal sink in the bathroom
french bathroom door
french bathroom door
the facade
the facade
chandelier over the main facade
chandelier over the main facade
lounge
lounge
the front side of the hotel
the front side of the hotel
beautiful door and window shutters
beautiful door and window shutters
small pond inside the hotel
small pond inside the hotel
the area inside the hotel
the area inside the hotel
the pond surrounded by the rooms
the pond surrounded by the rooms
the swimming pool at the back of t…
the swimming pool at the back of …
the courtyard
the courtyard