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“Great value in an excellent location”
Review of La Dauphine B&B

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La Dauphine B&B
Ranked #74 of 142 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 June 2013

La Dauphine is described on its website as a “laid back guest house for the budget-minded traveler,” and that is indeed true. We have been staying at La Dauphine during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival every year since 2007 and each year when we arrive we feel like we’ve come back home. Ray (and Kim) are welcoming and hospitable and although it breaks one of the “rules” for guests, there is always a hot pot of coffee for us no matter how late in the day we awaken. [During jazz fest as the week goes on this becomes later and later.] The rooms are comfortable and each one has a private bathroom so that I almost feel like I’m in my bedroom at home. I know from personal experience that staying at La Dauphine is more comfortable than staying in a hotel or condo and the hospitality can’t be beat. This guest house is in the Marigny neighborhood, within walking distances of Frenchman Street and the Bywater, areas famous for drinking, eating and live music entertainment. It is also easy to take a bus into and across the French Quarter and connect with other buses or streetcars that will take you all over the city. Because of this we never rent a car when we come to New Orleans and we rarely need to use cabs to get around. We have everything we need from our comfortable home away from home, La Dauphine.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

My husband found La Dauphine and Ray and Kim couldn't have been more congenial hosts. Our flight was 4 hours late, getting us in after 1:00 a.m., but Ray snoozed on the couch in the front room and greeted us with nothing but good grace and charm. Our room was very comfy and we loved having breakfast in the garden, and having Ray fill us in on places to go - he recommended some great restaurants and a neighborhood festival, and Frenchman St. is just a few minutes away, where the music scene is great! As for the TLC, Ray kindly provided cough medicine when my husband got sick and offered him the couch in the front room so he could sleep with his head more elevated. We left a a watch and some earrings and Ray kindly mailed them back... They say people subconsciously leave something behind when they want to return--We loved staying at La Dauphine and truly appreciated our gracious hosts!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Ray and Kim have nailed the details at La Dauphine - the bed linens and towels were nicer than I have at home! The wi-fi connection was consistent and the bed was wonderfully comfortable. We stayed in the Matisse room and I've rarely felt so instantly at ease in a space. We're accustomed to staying in other parts of New Orleans that have more traffic and noise, and we found the neighborhood around la Dauphine to be extremely quiet and serene. Ray clued us in to coffee shops and restaurants just a few blocks away, and we found them to be affordable and full of locals. La Dauphine is a great place to stay if you want to be within "striking distance" of the city's tourist attractions, but not in the thick of things. We couldn't have asked for more congenial hosts and we enjoyed several lively and interesting chats. Hoshi and Tanuki are polite and affectionate and they helped us not miss our own dog so much! We will definitely be back...can't wait to see you again, Ray and Kim!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

We were lucky to make a return visit to La Dauphine B&B this April. Everything was still as charming and delightful as the first visit, and this time Ray and Kim's hospitality was extended to two friends we brought along. Their backyard garden was in bloom where we had a great time chatting over breakfast with Ray. He had excellent restaurant recommendations, and was extremely helpful in making our trip easy and fun. Our friend accidentally forgot dress slacks, and Ray generously lent a pair of his own so we could make it to our Commander's Palace lunch on time! From La Dauphine, we were able to explore the Marigny and find some great restaurants and bars within a 5-10 minute walk (Mimi's in the Marigny and Cake Cafe and Bakery were outstanding). We will be back to La Dauphine as soon as we can make a return trip to New Orleans!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank EEmiley
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Had a great time. Comfy bedroom. Good area very close to Frenchman street, and walkable to Bourbon Street too. Continental breakfast good. Would have preferred a shower rather than standing in freestanding bath with shower. Hosts very amenable - think of it as sharing their house rather than a hotel.Thanks very much :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

I had a delightul experience staying at La Dauphine, Bed&Breakfast for 6 days. I arrived in New Orleans, absolutely alone and was warmfully received by Ray and Kim. They gave me several tips of places to go around the city and of several charming and interesting restaurants in Marigny and the French Quarter. Last, but not least, I loved my bedroom, an authentic Louisiana setting.
I hope to go back soon! .

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank Gisela C
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

We had the most wonderful stay at La Dauphine. We enjoyed our trip to New Orleans more than we could've imagined, and staying at La Dauphine was a true highlight. The friendly conversation, great recommendations, and beautiful setting--- what more could we ask for? And what a perfect location for all of our excursions. The house is 5 minutes walking distance to the fabulous Frenchman Street and all of its jazz clubs and restaurants. In 10 minutes you can walk to the beautiful French Quarter, but if you aren't feeling like a nice walk, there are 2 convenient bus lines only 2 blocks from La Dauphine.
We can say with all sincerity that you'll see us again (and hopefully, we'll bring friends too!)
Thanks again to Ray and Kim, and La Dauphine!!

Room Tip: The Matisse Room was perfect for us!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Dauphine B&B

Address: 2316 Dauphine St, Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, LA 70117-8506
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 142 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range: £85 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rates are $109-$150 per night, 3 night minimum. La Dauphine is a laid-back guest house for the budget-minded traveler, located in the Bohemian, artsy, gay part of town, 4 blocks from the French Quarter, a 12 minute streetcar ride to the Convention Center. No unregistered guests are allowed in the rooms. A mellow, village-like atmosphere prevails throughout the neighborhood. Rooms have 4-poster queen beds, 2 persons to a room maximum. Free Wi-Fi; there is a small house dog- Shiba Inu (Japanese). No smoking. All welcome (except uptight, rigid people :-) ... more   less 
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