The Red Room
This spicy ground floor room has a private entrance and a steamy ensuite private bath. It boasts a custom antique dual vanity along with a lusty walk-in shower with 7 shower heads. The shower also features a wall mounted TV. Voluptuous red lips and soaring ceilings salute your arrival into this sultry den.
According to the locals, Fleur De Lis Mansion was rumored to have been a brothel back in the early 1900’s. Though no records or newspaper accounts exist to prove this claim for certain. If 1216 Annunciation was a brothel at some point, it no doubt would have been during this period. Situated so close to the Mississippi River, the former Saulet family home, would have been a prime location for sailors to make New Olreans their port of call. Additionally, it was during the years 1897 to 1917 that the city of New Orleans legalized brothels.
Known as Storyville, the regulated red-light district was isolated to a 38-block radius in the French Quarter. Although all the brothels, or “dens” as they were mainly referred to, were supposed to exist only in the Storyville District, there is no doubt others existed elsewhere in the city. New Orleans, after all, had always been a den of debauchery.
If 1216 Annunciation was a brothel during those early years, then it would have gone unlisted. No license meant no business. The fact that the address fails to pop up in the newspapers, in relation to a busted-brothel could possibly mean one thing: Whoever ran the bordello did so smartly—by not getting caught.
Those stories, whatever they may, will have to remain locked tight within the walls of our modern Fleur de Lis Mansion with their mysteries remaining untold.
Our adult only gem provides a complimentary wine hour, continental breakfast, wifi and parking All included in the price of your reservation. Don’t forget to check out our room enhancements and area activities! “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”