Four of us visited from London and absolutely loved it! Loved the characterful decor and all of the antiques, Mary walked us along to help us get our bearings, and Stanley picking us up from the airport was a massive help. Found the locaction really good to get around. Breakfast was tasty and abundant! All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and quiet. Don't really understand the negative reviews about rules, they were common sense like locking the door behind you. The water and drinks left out was very helpful and just waht we needed after a night on Bourbon Street! Mary helped us suggesting places that the locals went to as well which was really useful. Would definately stay again. My only slight issue was with the other guests, some of the conversations at breakfast were just not on, like talking about 'nuking afghanistan and building a giant mcdonalds there!'. Not much can be done about that, but I think that was a rarity and would have happened wherever those horrible people stayed! All in all if we came back to New Orleans, we would definately come back to the Banana Courtyard. For younger guests, there is a Karaoke Bar called Kajuns ten minutes walk away, it is really fun!
- 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