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Rathbone Mansions
Historic New Orleans Hotel, Steps From the French Quarter
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Insiders Guide of things to do, eats and drinks in New Orleans

Rathbone Mansions Insiders Guide

With its unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktail bars, and party atmosphere, there's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best cities to visit. We've got you covered with insiders' tips on the best places to visit, eat and drink during your stay. Click through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.

New Orleans has a unique, vibrant history, award winning chefs, craft cocktails galore, and a low-key, Southern fun atmosphere. There's no wonder NOLA is consistently ranked one of the best US cities to visit.  We've got you covered with tips on locals' favorite spots to check out during your stay. Scroll through our blog for suggestions, current events and truly experience New Orleans like a local.

 

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What does the Rathbone staff have in common with Sofia Coppola?

Over at Condé Nast's truly excellent page about New Orleans, is a quality "Guide to New Orleans" by Sofia Coppola she contributed after filming in town recently. You may remember Sofia as Connie Corleone's baby in the Godfather back in 1972... or more recently as Cannes Film Festival Best Director of 2017.

While we at the Rathbone are not legends in American film history, we certainly have some things in common with Sofia. While we loved all of her NOLA recommendations, like Pêche and Antoine’s, she likes some places that are also particularly special for us.  

First of all, if you stay at the Rathbone, you're probably going to take the short jaunt over to Frenchman St, where you can visit three places Sofia recommends: The Spotted Catdba, and Three Muses.  There you'll hear terrific NOLA music any night of the week. Naturally we love having these spots as our neighbors!

Secondly, we have put a lot of hard work into the Rathbone over the last year. We can definitively say that work couldn't have been done without heavy doses of coffee from HiVolt coffee shop over in the Lower Garden District just off Magazine St. We especially recommend the French Connection breakfast sandwich (on a brioche bun instead of a croissant) and the Happy Hippy Bowl! (*drooling*)  Another great thing about HiVolt (and what Sofia probably enjoyed too) is all the super cool local art for sale on the walls.

Thanks much to Sofia and Condé Nast for shouting out some of our local faves!

-Rathbone Staff