Algiers Point

Places to Stay

See the most inspiring panorama of New Orleans from the West Bank of the Mississippi River.  Algiers is the second-oldest neighborhood in the city, established in 1719, but it didn’t really take off until the 19th century. Historically preserved, Algiers B&Bs will introduce you to another part of New Orleans that many visitors don’t get to glimpse. The views from the Algiers side of the Mississippi River are resplendent and breathtaking.

A quiet and picturesque part of New Orleans, Algiers is a part of the city where travelers get a taste of the local culture while feeling like they are away from it all, in an oasis far from the hurly burly of the French Quarter, but the French Quarter is only minutes away.  Since 1827, a ferry runs every 15 minutes from the foot of Canal Street to Algiers Point.  The Point is a lovingly maintained neighborhood with a number of locally favorite watering holes where New Orleans Algierians gather to meet and greet, where they swap gossip and news about thier city.  Stay like a local in an AlgiersB&B and you’ll learn what it mean to love New Orleans.

There is a paved path along the top of the levee that runs the length of Algiers.  Visitors can stroll, jog, or ride bicycles the length of the river from the Chalmette Ferry Landing, in one direction, or to the historic city of Gretna, in the other direction, further upstream.  Algiers is in the middle of it all and away from it all.  To discover a different side of New Orleans there is no better place than Algiers.  The most scenic way to get to the French Quarter is to take the ferry.  Every trip back and forth will be a pleasant adventure.  After tasting the city center’s nightlife, head back to an AlgiersB&B by ferry for a quiet night’s rest.