August 26, 2017
If you are from New Orleans and lived in or around the Treme neighborhood, you might remember the old Police Station located on the corner of St. Philip and North Dorgenoisstreet.
The station was built in 1902 and it still stands today. In fact, it has been completely restored and transformed into one of the most beautiful and historic B&B’s.
I was able to tour the new “Inn at the Old Jail” and met the owners, Liz and Raul Canache, two wonderful, warm, and friendly people.
When you enter the Inn, it’s like stepping back into the 1900s. Liz and Raul did an outstanding job preserving the original woodwork, mantles, and windows inside the building. The furnishings in each room are beautifully restored antiques reminiscent of that time. It gave me a warm and cozy feeling.
Police memorabilia is used throughout the establishment giving homage to those who served then and now. It was touching to see that each bedroom was named after a fallen police officer killed in the line of duty.
The artworks hanging in the common area are original pieces by a local artist here in New Orleans. It was awesome!
The Inn at the Old Jail is walking distance from the Fair Grounds (Jazz Fest) and a quick 5-minute taxi or Uber ride to your cruise ship and the French Quarter.
When you arrive in New Orleans, whether for a cruise, Jazz Fest, Essence, or just a plain old vacation, you must stay at the Inn at the Old Jail…and tell them Sherrie sent ya!