The Eliza Jane is an impeccably-styled boutique hotel at the crossroads of the French Quarter, Central Business District and Arts District in New Orleans. Guests in search of an authentic introduction to the Big Easy will discover a hotel that embodies the city’s tireless creativity and industrious spirit.
Inspired by 19th century local poet-turned-publisher Eliza Jane Nicholson, our hotel pays homage to the Crescent City’s tradition of storytelling. Around every corner, guests will encounter remnants of the property’s former life as a printing house.
Perfect for travelers who want to explore the most exciting neighborhoods in New Orleans while taking advantage of high-end services and amenities, come here to discover how this 19th-century property continues to foster a community of innovators and shakers—and then join us for drinks.
The Eliza Jane occupies a collection of seven historic warehouses, once belonging to Peychaud Bitters Factory, Gulf Baking Soda company, and The Daily Picayune.
Its name honors this legacy, paying homage to Eliza Jane Nicholson, America’s first woman publisher of a major metropolitan paper, who led The Daily Picayune in the late 1800s. After inheriting the heavily indebted newspaper following her husband’s death in 1876, Nicholson introduced a series of innovations such as society pages and family columns. By the 1890s, her efforts helped the newspaper triple its circulation.
Now transformed into a modern boutique hotel, The Eliza Jane embodies Nicholson’s fiery spirit and industrious intuitions. It’s a New Orleans institution that continues to celebrate creativity, diligence and passion.
A Gathering Place
Step into the Courtyard, a lush, private oasis at the very heart of The Eliza Jane. Featuring original exposed brick walls, black-and-white cement tiles, and a sensual, Venus-inspired fountain by local artist Brent Barnidge, The Eliza Jane’s open-air courtyard is an evocative space perfect for mingling with friends or hosting a private event. Retreat beneath our custom pergola, gas lantern and overgrown trellises, and enjoy the balmy New Orleans night.
Maintain Your Routine (Or Start a New One)
You won’t miss a beat when you’re a guest at The Eliza Jane, thanks to our state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center. Find everything you need to maintain your practice while taking your regiment to the next level with a trio of ellipticals, treadmills, free weights, yoga mats, and a Peloton bike. Guests will also have access to chilled towels and cool water so you finish every workout feeling refreshed and invigorated.
New York based Interior Design firm, Stonehill Taylor, was tasked with the interior design of The Eliza Jane’s guestrooms and public spaces, including the hotel’s French brasserie, Couvant. The intent was to create the perfect New Orleans getaway, a blend of old and new translated into design details that play homage to the building’s past in a sophisticated, yet playful way.
The hotel is built within seven historic warehouses that stand distinct on the outside but have been internally conjoined to create the sizable luxury accommodations with a 2,000 square-foot open-air interior courtyard. Inspired by the beauty of each historic building, the design team intended to reference each of its original occupants: The Daily Picayune newspaper, as well as Gulf Baking Soda company, Peters Cartridge shop, and Peychaud Bitters factory. Additional research revealed one standout tenant, Eliza Jane, the first female publisher of a major metropolitan publication, The Daily Picayune, who has evolved into the namesake and persona of the hotel.
Upon arrival, guests enter into an intimate yet extravagant lobby of evergreen paneled walls, accented by a vibrant, large format hex-tiled floor. A fluted glass storefront partition separates a lounge seating area from the main public space, creating layers to the arrival experience within a 60’ high atrium space. A large skylight and lush greenery soften the original exposed brick and slate-colored plaster walls, which, together with the foliage-entrenched canopy glass bar, create the sense of a greenhouse or conservatory. The marble-topped bar is surrounded by rich green, crocodile embossed leather bar stools. The atrium bar and lounge is the perfect gathering area with mismatched, rich jewel tone and velvet seating throughout. Antique oriental rugs and an eclectic collection of decorative lamps with brass accents complete the space.