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“Great location, great price”
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Jean Lafitte House
Ranked #73 of 138 New Orleans B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location, great price”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for Jazzfest weekend and had a wonderful experience. I was a little concerned since the reviews here were old and after the hurricane; however, I was pleasantly surprised by the property. The location was perfect, right near Bourbon Street as well as a few steps from Frenchmen Street, and also was an easy walk to the Fairgrounds for Jazzfest (we're New Yorkers, so walking doesn't bother us at all and it was the best option because the cab lines are crazy!) The room was very clean and the bathroom had been updated. We were on the ground floor and facing the front of the building, but the bedroom was in the back so we really didn't hear much street noise and felt perfectly safe. The kitchen was small, but we really only needed the fridge. Housekeeping doesn't come every day, so if that's something that you must have, then a hotel is probably a better option for you. The price was also far less than anything else I could find in that area online, so it's an exceptional value. They do also have off-street parking for $18/day, which we felt was a good deal since we didn't have to worry about the car. Overall, if you're looking for a great location and a clean and safe place to sleep, this is a great spot. No, it's not a 5-star resort, but you're not going to find that for under $200/night anywhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I don't even know where to begin! It was supposed to sleep 4 - the pull out couch was old and unuseable as a bed. The other couple had to go somewhere else. The late checkin was bad - could have had the car towed because no instructions on where their parking lot was. NO EMERGENCY NIGHT ANSWERING SERVICE - just a voice mail.The mechanical main door locks are old and touchy. Didn't work all the time!!! Big difference between antiques and old junk furniture. Coartyard a mess and electrical boxes exposed. Garden hosein the door hall way the whole time and never used. Just lack of maintenance - some very simple. Didn't care about the dishwasher didn't work but the bathtup didn't drain well. Great size studio, loved the location and it was clean - just neglected. A real shame!

Room Tip: Stairs aren't too bad to the second floor.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed here 1 week on RCI booking. Office hours are 8:00-8:00: when we arrived between 3-4 pm the office was closed and we had to use their instructions for a access to the room. From then on, we usually left the room about 9:30 and on only 3 days was the office open at that time. Attached find pictures of the condition, including the open wall of exposed electrical without protection, the filthy dishwasher (they charge you for dishes left unwashed), the broken bench as examples of their disinterest. One of the cleaning days, they didn't clean or give us fresh towels, so we asked and we still got none the next day; on the third day (after asking again) we received towels full of staining and debris: probably pay-back. When groups come home drunk at 4AM to use the small pool, the small courtyard amplifies their revelry and no one is on premises to keep things under control. They get one point for location.

Room Tip: The inside courtyard is very small, with a stone floor and hard 3 floor walls: everything echoes, an...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Great hard drinks! Saw a wedding party singing/dancing in the street outside. A must visit place
Dirty and gritty-location not the drinks! Bought my husband a tshirt. Packed but great strong drinks. Could spend all day here watching the street and drinking

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Jean Lafitte House Oct. 11-14, 2013, while attending a wedding at the Kingsway House just across the street. We would definitely stay there again. The location was as good as it gets - we walked to the French Quarter several times a day & night. There are neighborhood grocery stores close by for essentials (Diet Coke). Other than no elevator (we stayed on 2nd floor and it was not a problem), we had everything we needed. Loved hearing the horses' hooves (carriage rides) clip-clopping down Esplanade. We sat on the balcony every night until after midnight. Our only suggestion to management was that they could use better quality chairs & tables on the balconies. Air-conditioning worked great. Third floor would probably be the quietest. Again, we were on 2nd floor and it was fine. Swimming pool is very small and we didn't use it - but then again, we didn't go to New Orleans to go swimming. You get the feeling of being part of a NOLA neighborhood instead of just staying in a hotel. For the money and location, this will be our new "go to" place whenever we travel to New Orleans.

Room Tip: 3rd floor would probably be the quietest, but the trade off is walking up two flights of stairs. We...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hume, MO USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

The Jean LaFitte House is very characteristic of the New Orleans French Quarter. The buildings have a lot of history, yet the room we had was updated and cleaner than any place else I have ever stayed. They are doing some room renovation, but we were not disturbed by it at all. We had a first floor one bedroom unit which did not have much of a kitchenette, but who wants to stay in your room to eat when you're in New Orleans, anyway. The staff was super friendly and couldn't have been more helpful! Also, it was very secure. We definitely would reccomend it to our friends!

Room Tip: There are only two first floor rooms, so if you have a problem with stairs, you will need to request...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

A perfect location to be close to Frenchmen Street which is way better than Bourbon Street if you want to experience real New Orleans music, culture and food. Not too far from the rest of the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter though if you're into the typical Nawlins experience. Room was kind of awkward, kitchen and living room downstairs with the need to walk up a very constricted spiral staircase to use the bathroom (not such a good idea if you're drinking). Everything was carpeted and kind of dated, but it served its purpose...we were there to experience NOLA so it was all good. The room was clean and had a tiny kitchen which was perfect for storing extra adult beverages and late night munchies after a night out on the town. The courtyard was gorgeous and the staff was helpful. Indecisive as to whether I would stay here again when there are so many other options.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jean Lafitte House
Address: 613 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-2018
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:2 star — Jean Lafitte House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a contemporary destination property where the French Quarter meets the Fauborg Marigny. Built in 1809 thru 1822. History clashes with modern day amenities at our property. Take a leisurely stroll through the French Quarter (Which happens to be right across the street!). Or take a relaxing dip in our in-ground courtyard pool. Make reservations at one of the many amazing restaurants within walking distance of your room. Come visit New Orleans and enjoy our historic hotel! ... more   less 
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