I stayed here for 5 nights in the Pirates Attic with a friend. Yes, we were aware that this was the smallest room and I was actually surprised at the size. I thought it would be much smaller than it actually was. It has it's own bathroom (which is wonderful in a B&B). This whole house has so much character and history and trinkets that you will never be able to take it ALL in. It was an amazing place to stay.
The air conditioner in our room was loud but I found it blocked out other nose and I sleep like a log every night. We spent some time each day sitting out on the swing on the front porch. With the bamboo as tall as the house it's a great sound buffer for traffic. It was the perfect tempurature even when the humidity was at 100%.
The walk to the French Quarter main streets and shops is about 10-15 mintues depending on where you're going and how fast you want to walk. The houses are amazing along the street to the Quarter. You'll pass The Port of Call pub and I would recommend stopping in for a drink and a burger. Both are really great. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were great fun!
The Banana Lady set us up with Stanley Lane for our taxi ride from/to the airport. He is an awesome upbeat man with tons of info about the city. Even if you don't end up staying here call Stanley for a ride. He's sure to keep you laughing and give you a great taxi experience. His number is 504-234-2859. He'll drive you around the city or out to the airport.
All-in-all this was an amazing place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone that wants a place that's not a standard impersonnal hotel. I'll stay here again if I make it back down there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ooh la la. Naughty. In 1800s, bordello catering to society's elite. Bed and breakfast now, great location, we're at Gateway to French Quarter from I-10. French Quarter 1/2 block, Bourbon St. 3 blocks. Romantic balcony suite, courtyard, hammock, porch swing, antiques, MARDI GRAS costumes. Lagniappe: don't just visit New Orleans - live it like a local with our Insider Eguides: music, dancing, restaurants, food, history, culture, sightseeing. Yesiree, rates incl. tax, free local phone calls, Wi-Fi, soft drinks, bottled water, & Continental PASTRY breakfast with coffee, hot water for tea, grits, oatmeal, at least 1 pastry from nearby bakery, fresh fruit, and toast. Other stuff like cereal or yogurt, gluten by request. 23 years, 50% of guests cal us quirky & keep returning, we've got lots of antiques and each room has a special theme +is different. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Bed And Breakfast
- 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Hotel New Orleans
- Courtyard New Orleans
- New Orleans Courtyard