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Entrance to the French Quarter

The Brakeman is New Orleans’ most exciting new boutique hotel located in Basin St. Station, the original Norfolk Southern Railway station (circa 1904), the last remaining train station in the city. It is nestled between the historic Treme neighborhood, the romantic French Quarter and the stunning St. Louis Cemetery #1. Just as “Southern Serves The South” described the railroad service ethic of the 20th century, so The Brakeman Hotel offers gracious hospitality in spacious accommodations with furniture and finishes that evoke the elegant trappings of the romantic railroad travel era.

For a new experience in authentic accommodations, The Brakeman Hotel is sure to deliver! Just off I-10 Exit 235-A at the entrance to the French Quarter – All aboard!

Our Rooms & Suites

Basin St. Cafe

Enjoy classic New Orleans
Café au Lait, gourmet coffees and teas, iced and frozen coffees, and freshly baked pastries at The Brakeman’s Basin St. Café - a charming
French Market style, New Orleans coffee bar. Basin St. Café offers lunch items such as New Orleans famous Muffulettas, sandwiches, salads and wraps. Wine, beer and mixed drinks are available throughout the day. Basin St. Café is open daily from
8:30 am – 5:00 pm.


The Rooftop on Basin

Perched atop the historic Basin St. Station, The Rooftop on Basin offers stunning views overlooking the French Quarter. The Salon and Terrace spaces offer guests a unique flavor of New Orleans by merging the traditional with an elegant chic style of New Orleans.

Gift Shop

The best thing you’ll bring home with you from any trip to New Orleans is your memories, but it’s always nice to bring something back to share with your loved ones. Find gifts that are uniquely New Orleans in our gift shop.



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Valentino New Orleans Hotels

Developed and managed by the Valentino Family in New Orleans, local hoteliers for over 60 years, The Brakeman Hotel is their seventh hotel, complementing their French Quarter, Central Business District and Uptown hotel locations. 18 guest rooms with elegant railroadiana finishes, parking, breakfast/lunch in Basin St. Café, tour desk, exhibits and gift shop. And, as an important transportation terminal location, it also serves as the city’s Visitor Information Center and the primary stop of New Orleans City Sightseeing, daily Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tours of the city.

We guarantee the lowest available rates on our website!

The Brakeman Hotel, a historic New Orleans Hotel, invites you to plan your New Orleans escape! Take advantage of our discounted weekday rates and receive even deeper discounts when you prepay in advance. If you find lower rates on your Brakeman Hotel room(s) at the time of booking, call (888) 819-5188 and we will match the rate.