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Where to Stay in New Orleans: Michael Stipe’s Pick is Soniat House

September 16, 2010 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Soniat House, New OrleansFive year after Katrina, and NOLA is back. Tourism numbers are on the rise. As if in homage to the Big Easy, today's GOOP newsletter-- published by Gwyneth Paltrow-- features food and lodging picks from Michael Stipe. The REM frontman describes his favorite culinary hot spots, bars, and hang-outs in New Orleans. Where does Stipe crash while in town? Soniat House, of course. Located three blocks from Jackson Square in the French Quarter, the historic hotel is comprised of three large and gracious 1830's townhouses. Find rates from $245 when booking with Five Star Alliance. In Michael Stipe's own words:

If you are here for a longer stay, this is the best hotel to check out in or near the French Quarter. In the week I was there it was John Malkovich, Patti Smith, and I staying. It's not haunted and the super friendly staff will take you on a tour of the hotel and tell you its fascinating history (it has two enormous compound houses across the street from each other.) It smells like jasmine, the wireless internet works and is included in the room rate; some of the rooms have balconies and they serve the BEST BISCUITS in NOLA, delivered in a basket with a hot stone underneath, and a side of strawberry jam. God...is so great...to provide this.

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