Located in the French Quarter, on Royal Street, the Andrew Jackson Hotel embodies French Quarter charm, ambiance and architecture. Guestrooms are located amid landscaped Creole courtyard and world-famous wrought iron balcony. Complimentary continental breakfast.
The grounds of the Andrew Jackson Hotel have seen its fair share of history and tragedy. The site was originally a boarding school and orphanage for boys who had lost their parents to Yellow Fever, opening its doors in 1792. The fires that consumed much of New Orleans in 1774 also laid rest to the boarding school with five young boys inside. After the fire, a U.S. Federal Courthouse was almost immediately built and remained there until before the turn of the 20th Century, where General Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh U.S. president, was held in contempt of court and charged with obstruction of justice. The courthouse was demolished and the current building was erected in 1890.