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“Great place right in the middle of The Garden District. Couldn't be better.”

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Garden District B&B
Ranked #46 of 142 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 September 2010

We stayed in one of the rooms with our 5 month old son. Didn't have a problem with him sleeping at all! And, the owners of the inn were extremely nice and made sure any questions we had about where to eat, park or hang out were answered. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

We stayed in an upstairs 2 room suite with a balcony overlooking Magazine Street - the only draw back was the very small bathroom we had exclusive use of was off the little hallway to our suite,as it didn't have the benefit of the a/c. The suite had 2 rooms and each had a great cooling window unit a/c, but considering the August heat, we would not recommend this suite in the summer months - only because of the warm bathroom! We didn't spend much time at the B&B and therefore the fact that it didn't include a big breakfast was ok with us - they supplied fresh pastries & bananas downstairs each morning, and in our room we had a little fridge with fresh milk & o.j. and yogurt, refreshed each day. Plus a coffee maker with fresh coffee there, and dry cereals were left for us each day also. The room also had a little microwave. The bed was firm, but comfortable. Nice antique furnishings - books & magazines there to read. The location was great, as the bus stopped right out front, which we caught each day for $1.25 (one way) each to take down to Canal Street. It was a short walk over to St. Charles Ave. to catch the street car. We were in town to help our son settle into his house near Tulane to begin grad school....so it was a great location to get the feel of living in New Orleans! the Garden District is a wonderful area to visit! If you're looking for all the luxuries of a fine hotel, this is not for you...but if you want a nice homey feel in an historic home this is a great choice.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

Being greeted warmly and sincerely after a day of traveling and shown our charming, spacious, and very comfortable room set the tone for our whole trip. We had an absolutely fantastic time enjoying New Orleans and happily returned to this home away from home each night. I'm truly grateful to have spent time there. When it was time to go home, I didn't feel the slightest bit ready!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2010

We booked the Rose and Balcony rooms March 2010 for the Essence Music Festival (July 2010). Upon arrival we were greeted by a very sweet inn keeper. The place had a great deal of charm but lacked the spruce and cleaniness of other bed and breakfast locations that I have visited. The entry way seemed darker and definitely dustier than what the website displayed. Construction had just been completed prior to our arrival so I'm sure that also added to the already existing dust. We also had a problem with pest in the room, were thebathroom renovation had just been completed. This was brought to the attention of the inn keeper and we were compensated for our discomfort. Though the home is 140 years old, there are things that can be done i.e. plush bath towels, fresh smelling lines, weather stripping doors, new frig, updated furniture, fresh paint, etc. to update the charm. Location was wonderful! Would consider again if the location was cleaned and updated.

First Time Essence Music Festival Attendee - 2010

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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2  Thank cmassenburg
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

This place is truly wonderful. Ray and Luis were so friendly and helpful with anything we needed, including recommendations on good places to go or eat, etc. The building is a beautiful old home with hardwood floors, great furnishings, high celings, fans (and air conditioning--a necessity in June in New Orleans!). Our room (rooms, actually) were large, with a bedroom with a comfy bed, a dresser and desk and a separate sitting room with a daybed, refrigerator, microwave, and huge windows that opened onto a front 2nd-story porch where we sat in the evenings and looked out over Magazine Street.

The location can't be beat--cross the street into the shady, tree-covered Garden District to see the old beautiful mansions. 5 blocks to the St. Charles Streetcar, or catch the bus in front of the building to get to the French Quarter or beyond. Not that you even need to leave the area, as there's plenty to do right there on Magazine, with shopping, coffee shops, gelato and ice cream, restaurants and bars. Before this stay, I'd only ever stayed in the French Quarter--what a difference to stay in the peace, quiet and beauty of the Garden District!

New Orleans is an amazing place, and I can't think of a better place to make your home base than the Garden District Bed and Breakfast. We will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gemmin21
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Reviewed 9 March 2010

Ok. I WANT to say this is a awful place to stay. I want to say its a rathole and a ripoff and you should stay far away. And I want to say that because I want to keep Garden District BnB a secret so It can be all mine. But, realisticaly I can only get to New Orleans once a year if I'm lucky, so why be selfish.
This place is just awesome. Its in a great house in an even better neighborhood and the price defines bargin. I had never stayed in a B&B before. I always pictured the old grandma owner hovering around you and the dusty house and some big hot breakfast and doilys. Nope. Raynell and Luis are young, cool, quiet, and give you privacy. They keep the place clean as a whistle. Breakfast? Some pastry and fruit and cearal fixins - just what you need to get you started. The rooms are big and airy, well decorated, with really great hardwood floors. Nice selection of books too. We stayed in the Rose Room, and saw 3 out of the 4 rooms. They are all good. I'll probably get the front porch room next time just for the convience of its front door. Or if it's taken, the Patio suite is beautiful too. It has a glassed in sun porch and this great garden.
Parking- excellent, always had a spot right outside the front door. Neighborhood- Fantastic. You don't have to stay in the French Quarter. Stay somewhere safe, clean and pretty. There's cool restaurants and bars and great shopping just steps away. The amazing Garden District mansions start one block north. Lafayette Cemetery #1 and Commanders Palace are 4 blocks over. You want to go down to the Quarter? Drive your car up a few blocks and park just off St. Charles. Ride the Streetcar in, have fun for a few hours, ride back and hop off at your car. The Garden District has private security patrols so it'll be fine.
Ok, so in closing: if you like the idea of B & B's stay here. If you don't, try it anyway. If you are disappointed I don't think you'd be happy anywhere else anyway. And keep this place a secret. It's a hidden gem and I hope it stays like that.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

I read many great reviews about this place, so my husband and I decided that we would give it a try! We stayed over the weekend and had the BEST time! The service is unbelievably personal (Thanks Ray!) and the home is privately owned and managed by the two owners. We stayed in a balcony suite which has a bedroom, private bathroom, a sitting room and balcony! There was a mini fridge stocked with milk, orange juice and yogurt. There was a cofffee pot, mugs and wine glasses. There was a free continental breakfast as well as dry cereal in our room. The bed was amazingly comfortable which made it difficult to get up in the morning and the antique tub was beautiful. This type of bed and breakfast is definitely a MUST for tourists- the New Orleans style home is perfect for an authentic experience and the service really screams "Southern Hospitality." Do not plan to stay here if you want the upscale ritzy hotel experience. Come for the authenticity and personal attention. This bed and breakfast is also in a perfect location! It is within walking distance of local bars and shopping. It is surrounded by beautiful homes and is close to public transit. The street car is only a few blocks away and the city bus stops right in front of the house! This bed and breakfast offers free wireless internet and they have a desktop computer if needed. It rained on our trip and Ray gave us an umbrella to borrow for our walk! It is the details that matter and it is the details that will keep me coming back!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2418 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Garden District , Irish Channel
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #46 of 142 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range: £104 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Garden District B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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