The Crescent City has not been rolling on as usual. During this uncertain and trying time, events have been cancelled, and the streets just have not been full of happy visitors as usual. However, we know that people are ready to get out again, and we are ready to receive you with the same wonderful Southern hospitality as always!
The state of Louisiana is ending stay-at-home measures on Friday, May 15th, but New Orleans has announced a phased re-opening, starting on May 16, 2020. This includes limits on the number of people in stores and restaurants, as well as distancing and mask-wearing requirements. If the number stay level or decrease, they will start to allow more actvities, but that hasn’t been announced yet.
During the Stay Home order, we have been making use of the B&B to help our community in different ways – we made over 100 masks to give to a food-delivery non-profit so they can safely deliver food to those in need:
We also spent a day in the Inn’s kitchen making dozens of empanadas – in beef, chicken and vegetarian varieties to feed the wonderful, dedicated staff at the Veteran’s hospital:
And as always – we have kept busy keeping 1896 O’Malley House up to our usual very high standards of cleanliness – with a bit more emphasis on sanitizing doorknobs and light switches, to make sure our B&B is safe for you to visit and stay with us. We also are offering in-room breakfast as well as staged seating in our dining room – we will keep the table capacity to four rather than the usual ten.
One of our “shut-down” visitors sent us this lovely comment:
“We cannot stop raving about this B&B. This was our first time at a B&B and first time in New Orleans. There is not enough room to tell you how wonderful our stay was. Brent, the manager is a wonderful host, cook, and full of knowledge when it comes to New Orleans (I could have sat and listened to him all day!). I told Brent the O’Malley House has spoiled us and we will probably never see the inside of a hotel if we can help it.”
So, no mattter what stage of the re-opening we are in, we will do our best to keep you safe and comfortable while you are staying with us – if you just need to get away for a few days, or a weekend, we are here ready to welcome you!