I’ve visited New Orleans many times over the years, so I try to stay somewhere new each trip. The Mercantile Hotel’s building was a 1907 sugar refinery. It was previously The Lofts at Embassy Suites New Orleans and reopened in 2019. Set in the Warehouse District, the hotel is convenient to both the cruise port and nearby galleries and restaurants.
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The stylish hotel features exposed brick, a bar serving cocktails and coffee, and a daily breakfast service with baked goods, fruit, and coffee. The lobby has a seating area as well as a shop selling New Orleans-inspired souvenirs and goods. The space is also decorated with artifacts like a Mardi Gras Indian costume.
The all-suite hotel rooms have a separate seating area with a pull out couch, coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, flat-screen television, and a record player with the best of New Orleans jazz artists. There’s also a tablet where you can request room cleaning and other tasks.
Bedrooms come equipped with luxury bedding and large windows overlooking the city. There are king and two queen suite arrangements as well as the executive suite.
Closets also have bathrobes and irons. The bathrooms are standard with top-notch Aveda toiletries. The Mercantile Hotel also has a business center and fitness center onsite as well as free WiFi.
If You Go
The Mercantile Hotel is located at 727 S. Peters Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Rates start at around $95 per night. Valet parking is $42 per day but there are plenty of parking decks and lots nearby. Book your stay by visiting their website or by calling (504) 558-1914.