Bed and Breakfasts in and near the French Quarter

The French Quarter of New Orleans supplies the strange and the splendid.

The famous and historic Bourbon Street runs the length of the French quarter in New Orleans.
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If you're planning a trip to New Orleans and want to soak up the unique atmosphere of the French Quarter, a stay in one of these bed and breakfasts will give you the chance to do just that. All of these inns are either in the French Quarter of New Orleans or within a couple of blocks.

French Quarter Bed and Breakfasts

 

  • 1822 Bougainvillea House
    • Bougainvillea House consists of two buildings a few blocks apart and deep in the French Quarter (one on Governor Nicholls, built in 1822, and the other on Bourbon). There are a total of five suites, all with private entrances; two are in former slave quarters and three have balconies which overlook either the courtyard or Bourbon or Dumaine Street.
  • 1830 Dauphine House Bed and Breakfast
    • Located a block from the Esplanade Avenue edge of the French Quarter, this 1860 bed and breakfast (1830 is the street address) houses three guest rooms, each with a microwave, small refrigerator and coffee maker.
  • 1870 Banana Courtyard
    • Guests of the 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter/New Orleans B&B and Beyond can choose from four rooms at the 1870 main building, located three blocks from Bourbon Street; the private Garconierre Townhouse, two blocks from Bourbon; and the Esplanade Suite apartment, three blocks from Bourbon. Breakfast is served to guests of the main building, which was once a bordello. The innkeepers also can arrange for accommodations in a number of other homes and apartments with easy access to the French Quarter.
  • Bon Maison Guest House
    • One- and two-bedroom suites, each with a private entrance and equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker, are found in this 1833 town house and former slave quarters on Bourbon Street.
  • Bracket House Bed and Breakfast
    • This double shotgun house on Kerlerec Street -- a block from the French Quarter and with English cocker spaniels in residence -- features two guest rooms, each with a queen bed plus a private entrance off the courtyard.
  • Coccinelle
    • At Coccinelle Bed and Breakfast, located on Decatur just beyond the French Quarter, the two guest rooms occupy the former servants quarters. Both rooms boast antiques, a queen bed, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, and courtyard view. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast in their room, the 1840 main house or the garden courtyard.
  • French Quarter B&B
    • Among the offerings of this 1822 Creole cottage with room for six are two bedrooms with antique beds, a queen sofa sleeper, sitting areas, bath, kitchen, pool and courtyard. The host lives on the property, which is located on Ursulines Street one block from the French Quarter, and welcomes children.
  • Garlands Guest House and Creole Cottages
    • Just outside the French Quarter near Louis Armstrong Park and the historic Congo Square, this bed and breakfast offers single guest rooms and suites in the main house and one- and two-bedroom suites in cottages which date from 1809 to 1820 and were home to families involved in the original Jazz Movement in New Orleans. Suites include antiques, a queen bed and private entrance, and most have a brick fireplace and deck or patio. A full breakfast is served, and the property features brick courtyards and gardens with ponds, fountains and a hot tub.
  • Gentry House
    • Five apartments (one that sleeps up to six, two for four, and two for two) occupy this early 19th-century Creole cottage on St. Ann Street. The owner lives on the premises, which features tropical patios with fountains, and fresh croissants are delivered to the guest rooms daily.
  • Girod House
    • Five 1–bedroom suites and one 2-bedroom suite (all include a living room and kitchen and some have a balcony) are found in this three-story home built in 1833 by one of the first mayors of New Orleans, Nicholas Girod, as a gift for his son Francois. This bed and breakfast, located on Esplanade Avenue between Bourbon and Dauphine streets, also provides a patio with exotic plants.
  • Inn the Quarter04
    • Less than two blocks from Bourbon Street, this three-story 1850s brick town house offers four rental units with private entrances: a studio for two and a two-story suite for three, each with a courtyard entrance; a room for two with a private balcony overlooking the courtyard; and a two-bedroom apartment for four with a balcony facing the street. Breakfast is not provided.

This feature continues with more French Quarter bed and breakfasts, small hotels, and guest apartments.

If you're planning a trip to New Orleans and want to soak up the unique atmosphere of the French Quarter, a stay in one of these bed and breakfasts will give you the chance to do just that. All of these inns are either in the French Quarter of New Orleans or within a couple of blocks.

 

  • Jazz Quarters at the Chartres Marigny
    • This 1830s town house in the 1400 block of Chartres Street, near the French Quarter, offers guest rooms with decor paying tribute to well-known musicians and accessed from the tropical courtyard.
  • La Maison Marigny
    • At the intersection of Bourbon Street and Esplanade Avenue stands this 1898 Queen Anne bed and breakfast with a sunroom and tropical, walled courtyard; all guest rooms have antique or reproduction queen beds, and one has access to the front balcony, which overlooks a residential block of Bourbon Street. La Maison Marigny was selected as an outstanding B&B in the June 2000 issue of Travel + Leisure.
  • Lamothe House
    • A pool, Jacuzzi, lush courtyard and goldfish pond highlight the grounds of the Lamothe House, a Victorian bed and breakfast on Esplanade Avenue where all guest rooms are furnished with antiques.
  • Lanaux Mansion
    • Located across the street from the French Quarter on Esplanade Avenue, this restored 1879 Renaissance Revival Victorian mansion boasts cast-iron filigree balconies, cypress wood shutters and a Victorian courtyard garden. Each room and suite at the Lanaux Mansion includes a kitchenette and features belongings of the home's original owner, such as furniture, art, books and keepsakes.
  • Maison DuBois
    • This century-old home, situated on Dauphine Street at the edge of the French Quarter, offers three guest rooms and two suites, all with reproduction furnishings, as well as a pool, hot tub and fountains in its tropical courtyard.
  • Maison Rouge
    • Renovated in 1999, this two-story home can be found one block from the French Quarter and four blocks from Bourbon Street. There are three guest accommodations with private entrances: a queen room with courtyard entrance for two guests, a two-room suite for three or four guests, and a two-bedroom apartment with balcony for up to five. No breakfast is provided, but each guest room includes a coffee maker, microwave oven and small refrigerator.
  • Mentone Bed and Breakfast
    • One suite with a kitchenette and balcony overlooking a patio garden is available in this 1896 Victorian camelback home near the French Quarter.
  • New Orleans Guest House
    • Period furnishings decorate the 14 guest rooms at this brick, gable-sided 1848 Creole cottage with lush veranda on Ursulines Street.
  • Olde Victorian Inn
    • Guests can experience the Victorian era throughout this inn (which is home to a few dogs and a cat) and its lush courtyard on North Rampart Street; most of the six guest rooms have a fireplace. A full breakfast is served, and wedding and reception packages for up to 25 can be arranged.
  • Quarter Esplanade, A
    • Esplanade Avenue between Royal and Bourbon streets is the setting of A Quarter Esplanade, which offers nine guest rooms, ranging from studios to a two-bedroom suite with a large balcony overlooking the avenue. All accommodations include kitchenettes and some have Jacuzzi tubs; guests also can relax in a heated pool in the lush courtyard. Children are welcome.
  • Rathbone Inn
    • Adorned with a wrought-iron front fence with filigreed gate, this 1850 Greek Revival style mansion on Esplanade Avenue provides 12 rooms and suites (all with a kitchenette and some with a balcony) and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
  • Royal Barracks Guest House
    • The five eclectic rooms and one Victorian suite at the Royal Barracks Guest House all have private entrances from the tropical, high-walled courtyard, which features a hot tub and wet bar. This home is located on Barracks Street between Royal and Bourbon; breakfast is not provided.
  • Royal Street Inn
    • Located a block from the French Quarter in an 1890s corner storehouse, the Royal Street Inn serves its guests complimentary beverages at its R Bar (rather than breakfast). All accommodations include vintage decor, a private entrance and balcony sitting area; suites, which sleep up to four, have kitchenettes.
  • Sun & Moon Bed and Breakfast
    • This antebellum Creole cottage on North Rampart Street less than a block from Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square houses two suites for two guests and two apartments that sleep four. All accommodations have a private entrance, and the suites include a balcony or deck overlooking the courtyard.

This feature continues with French Quarter small hotels and guest apartments.

If you're planning a trip to New Orleans and want to soak up the unique atmosphere of the French Quarter, all of these small hotels and guest apartments are either in the French Quarter of New Orleans or within a couple of blocks.

Small Hotels

  • Cornstalk, The
    • A unique cast-iron fence forged in the mid-1800s to depict cornstalks intertwined with morning glories and pumpkin vines marks the Royal Street site of this 14-room Victorian hotel, which once served as the home of Judge Francois-Xavier Martin, the first chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and author of the first history of Louisiana. Guests can expect such features as stained-glass windows, fireplaces, antiques, Oriental rugs and canopy beds; children are welcome. A continental breakfast is served in the guest room or on the front gallery, balcony or patio.
  • Hotel Maison de Ville and the Audubon Cottages
    • Host to such celebrities as Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Redford, the Hotel Maison de Ville is furnished with antiques, four-poster beds, marble basins and old brass hardware and contains sections that are thought to date from the mid-1700s. The main building, located at 727 Toulouse Street, plus the four former slave quarters (across the tropical courtyard) and the old carriage house (adjacent to the courtyard) hold 16 guest rooms; also available nearby on Dauphine Street are the seven private Audubon Cottages, which feature a pool for all guests in the midst of their courtyards. Breakfast is not included in standard rates, but the hotel offers an acclaimed restaurant next door.
  • Hotel Ste. Helene
    • Less than two blocks from Jackson Square, this small hotel on Chartres Street is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. A continental breakfast and champagne are served daily in the courtyard.
  • Hotel Villa Convento
    • Villa Convento offers 23 rooms, plus two suites on the fourth floor of the main house which include a king-size, four-poster, rice-carved bed and view of the river and the rooftops of the French Quarter. Coffee, tea and croissants are served daily in the courtyard of this 1833 Creole town house, located on Ursulines Street two blocks from the Mississippi River and French Market.
  • Lafitte Guest House
    • There are 14 guest rooms -- among the possible amenities are antiques, fireplace, balcony, latticed veranda and canopy bed -- at this four-story 1848 Creole town house on Bourbon Street at St. Philip. Guests are served a continental breakfast in their rooms and can enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Victorian parlor during the evening social hour.
  • Melrose Mansion
    • Built in 1884 and located on Esplanade Avenue at Burgundy, this antique-filled Victorian mansion offers four rooms and four suites in the main building and one suite above the original carriage house. All suites contain whirlpool tubs; some accommodations feature a wet bar, stained-glass window, balcony, or marble bathroom. There is also a fitness suite and outdoor pool. Guests are served mimosas on arrival, as well as a continental breakfast each morning and wine each evening.
  • Nine-O-Five Royal Hotel
    • Ten rooms and three suites with balconies overlooking Royal Street -- all with period furnishings, kitchenettes and private entrances -- make up this 1890s child-friendly hotel with landscaped courtyard. Breakfast is not provided.
  • Soniat House
    • Located two blocks from the French Market in a residential section of Chartres Street, this 1829 Creole and Greek Revival style hotel (with two town houses plus former slave quarters) offers 20 rooms and 13 suites decorated with antiques, Oriental rugs and local artists' paintings; some accommodations have a Jacuzzi bath or balcony. Soniat House was chosen in Travel + Leisure's 2002 "World's Best" Readers' Poll as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the United States and Canada. It offers a wine cellar and honor bar; and breakfast, which is served in the guest room or the garden courtyard with fountain and lily pond, is available for an additional charge.
    Guest Apartments
    • Bed and Beverage Guest Apartments
      • Among the accommodations provided by the Bed and Beverage Guest Apartments are two buildings located less than a block apart on St. Philip Street: The Royal St. Philip, with eight units and a courtyard pool, and the St. Philip Guest Apartments, with 13 units. There is an open bar each afternoon in the courtyard.
    • Biscuit Palace
      • Between Bourbon and Royal, this 1820 Creole mansion with courtyard contains eight rooms and suites (four mini-suites for two, three suites that sleep four, and a fourth-floor two-bedroom apartment for up to six), all with private entrances.
    • Lanata House Apartments
      • Built in 1847 as private two-story apartments and restored in 1974, the Lanata House offers rental units that sleep up to four and has a courtyard pool and fountains and on-premises manager.