Just returned home from New Orleans where I stayed at the House on Bayou Road with my wife for the first three nights of our week long vacation. Upon arrival the front of the house was locked with no indication of where to go to check in. After searching for any living soul for about 10 minutes the proprietor came out the back door to finally greet us. We were then shown to our room. The room we were given was not what we had booked. We were supposed to be given a superior room but instead checked into a standard room. The room itself was quite small with no sitting area, no amenities to speak of, and an AC which didn't function for two of the three nights of our stay- this is the hottest time of the year in N.O! In other B&Bs we've stayed in they at least provided some decent bathroom amenities like shampoo and conditioner etc... Here we made a tiny bar of soap last our entire stay. Breakfast was complimentary but was lacking in many ways. There was no choice of menu whatsoever and it was assumed by the ownership that everyone staying with them would be okay with the one offering. No continental items to speak of like muffins, danishes, croissants, bisquits etc... The pool was also not in opporation for our entire stay. All in all the condition of the house and the grounds are rough around the edges. We were left with the impression that the House on Bayou Road's glory days reached their peak prior to hurricaine Katrina. There seems to be a bit of penny pinching and corner cutting to make profit margins. To add to the not so wonderful experience was a not so friendly staff. I recommend you spend your hard earned money on a hotel or B&B that will deliver upon its promises. You'll not have a hard time finding a better location elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- The House On Bayou Road Hotel New Orleans