Grand Victorian, our historic New Orleans B&B, built in the 1890's and lovingly restored to it's former glory in the 1990's, awaits the discerning traveler. Located on historic St. Charles Avenue at the edge of the lovely Garden District, each of the spacious 8 rooms comes with 12 to 14 foot ceilings, private bath, individual thermostat, telephone, free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, and lovingly decorated with period furnishings. The Greenwood and Nottoway suites come with private balconies, jacuzzi tubs and generous seating areas. Our bed and breakfast in New Orleans is the perfect choice for both business and pleasure travelers, located 15 minutes from the French Quarter, the convention center, the Superdome, Audubon Park and Tulane University via the St. Charles streetcar line. Enjoy our continental plus breakfast served each morning where our innkeeper will delight in helping plan your day in NOLA. Owned and operated by a New Orleans native who can recommend and arrange meals at award-winning restaurants and tours. Come for a true and unique New Orleans Bed & Breakfast experience!
Located on the first floor is the shaded Rosedown Room. It has a plantation-size, 4 poster high-back bed made of walnut. This room has a separate vanity area that connects to its bathroom
Off of the dining room on the first floor, you will find the spacious and light-filled Oak Alley Room. It has a queen-size, high back walnut bed and is fully handicapped accessible.
This most requested room features a king-size 4-poster mahogany bed, large sitting area and giant private balcony overlooking St. Charles Ave. It also has a Jacuzzi tub and a custom-designed, Mardi Gras-themed stained glass window. You may never want to leave!
A romantic option for the discerning traveler... this plantation size, Victorian teaster bed is the highlight of this room. Draped in peach, this walnut dreamboat lulls the weary guest.
The most intriguing room at the Grand Victorian is The Shadows. It features an authentic, plantation size, rolling pin teaster bed with a deep cast iron bathtub perfect for bubble baths. The wood tones and general decor help this luxurious room live up to its name!
This is our architect's favorite bedroom. An elegant plantation size, walnut Eastlake bed sets the style. The bathroom has a shower only. An enticing window seat nestled among the big bay windows beckons you to sit and daydream.
The Destrehan Room is our best option for travelers needing a quiet room. It is furnished with a plantation size, 1850's Renaissance highback bed. There is a vanity area and a deep cast iron bathtub perfect for a relaxing bubble bath.
Perfect for honeymooners and special occasions, this lavish suite is nicknamed the Honeymoon Suite for its romantic aura and private balcony. It offers a plantation size, full-teaster bed, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a comfortable sitting area for late night reading.
4.8 on May 05, 2014
What a great spot for a NOLA trip. You are right on St. Charles street, but no street noise in our room. Loved the convenience of the streetcar stop right outside the hotel. Rachel is super helpful when you check in and they have good advice about the Garden District and Magazine St restaurants. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.
Thank you so much for your kind words! One of my primary goals here at the Grand Victorian is that guests feel like they are in their "home away from Home!" I'm thrilled to hear that my staff was helpful and successful in making you comfortable here! Hope that you'll come back for another visit sometime!
4.8 on March 13, 2014
This is my second stay at GVBB. The location is perfect for watching Mardi Gras unfold around you. The parades are steps away and the crowd is local so none of the crazy stuff you see on TV. Bonnie and her staff are warm, welcoming and exude infectious southern charm. They are wonderful ambassadors of the great city of New Orleans.
4.8 on March 10, 2014
My husband and I and our 2 daughters went for Mardi Gras this year; have stayed here many times and will do so again for sure! The B&B itself is a gorgeous Victorian house right on St. Charles Ave in the Garden District. An easy streetcar ride (or a 2-3 mile walk) to the French Quarter. Nice breakfast, friendly staff, clean rooms. Highly recommend!
4.8 on January 25, 2014
Going to New Orleans was on my "bucket list." We loved the city and staying at the Grand Victorian made it even more perfect. The sheets on the bed were the softest that I have ever felt. Amazing! The deck on the second floor was perfect for having our cousins over for cocktails before going to dinner. Bonnie, the innkeeper, gave us many helpful tips about transportation, places and navigating the city. We would definately go back.
3.6 on January 12, 2014
Wise choice for our 20th wedding anniversary celebration. Less than two blocks from incomparable dining at Commander's Palace. Afterward, you can ride the streetcar line which is literally out the front gate of the GVBB to cap off a romantic evening in New Orleans' Garden District. No designated driver required. Then, fall asleep listening to the all-night running of the streetcar named Desire. Cheers! MTW2014
I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful anniversary celebration at the Grand Victorian. We hope to see you back again the next time you're in town! (Hopefully before another 20 years pass!)
4.8 on September 06, 2013
My wife, son and I visited NO in August 2013 and stayed at the Grand Victorian. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. The room my wife and I shared had a massive tub and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was continental, which was fine for us. The staff did offer to make my son a sausage and egg sandwich (not requested, by the way!) that he declined. Each morning the inn keeper or her staff gave us some info about the city - where to go, what to see (and avoid!) and so on. In terms of location, it could not be easier to get anywhere - lots of places within walking distance and the trolley stops literally in front of the inn. Other than getting caught in a downpour and dealing with absurd heat and humidity (our own fault for visiting NO in August!) it was a great stay at a comfortable and inviting B&B.
Thank you for your positive feedback. We always enjoy hearing from our guests about their stay. Wish I could have done something about the August heat in the South, but this season has been exceptionally hot even for the locals!
4.2 on July 22, 2013
I have been to New Orleans many times but always choose to stay in a hotel. Well this time I am so glad I found The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast in my search for a place to stay. The rooms were larger than I expected and comfortable. Ms. Bonnie and her staff were very accommodating to my group of seven. Great location, Great host, what more can you ask for. I plan to visit again hopefully sooner than later.
Thank you for your kind words. Hope that your group comes back for the Essence Music Festival again next year!
4.2 on July 22, 2013
Our recent trip to NOLA was for a wedding. I am a history major and fan of novels written about New Orleans, and knew I wanted to stay in a historic Inn. After viewing many choices we settled on the Grand Victorian B&B. The location was a determining factor. The Garden District is host to many historical homes and sights. Yet the B&B is a street car ride away from the French Quarter (just cross the street & you are on). The Grand Victorian is a beautiful home and very spacious and private. The staff was warm and friendly and even gave me a peek at the other rooms : )
Thanks so much for your positive comments! Glad that you liked my house. Now that you got the full tour, maybe you'll try out all of the rooms if/when you return to New Orleans!!
5 on June 13, 2013
It was our first time at a B&B and Bonnie was great. She met us at the door and showed us around and then she showed us our room. It was exactly like the web site showed. It was a quiet place for a R&R. I can not say enough about our stay be AWESOME, we are going to go back in the future. Thanks Bonnie Tanya and Wayne from Morgan City LA
Tanya & Wayne, it was a pleasure to host you both in my home. I'm glad that you got your rest & relaxation in our Oak Alley room. I enjoyed our great breakfast conversations that weekend! I look forward to when you guys come back again and hope that your experience here has converted you to regular customers of B&Bs.
4.6 on May 28, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay here. There were six of us. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were well kept, with complimentary sherry in each room, and we enjoyed happy hour with our friends on the upstairs veranda. Highly recommend it.
Thank you so much for your kind words. My house lends itself well to groups because there are several great gathering locations for people to enjoy their happy hours. I'm pleased to know that we exceeded your expectations! Thanks for the feedback!
Historic Garden District, City
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 10 miles
Take 1-10 East to EXIT 234 A (Business 90 Westbank)/Take Business 90 to St. Charles Ave. - Carondelet St. Exit / Pass through first light and take a right at second light (which is St. Charles Ave.) / Drive up to the fifth traffic light, which is Washington Ave. / The Grand Victorian is on the corner of St. Charles and Washington on the right.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, On Mardi Gras parade route, near Tulane & Loyola universities, On historic streetcar line, near convention center, near Superdome, near French Quarter, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Bonnie Rabe is an avid world traveler. She learned her care giving skills in the medical field, but now lavishes her attention on welcome guests. As a local, Bonnie loves to share her insight of New Orleans's best-kept secrets, making the Grand Victorian a unique experience in famous Southern hospitality!
We've dropped the rates at the Grand Victorian during the summer. If you can take the heat, there is a lot to do and see here in New Orleans. Come check it out before the "back-to-school" rush takes over. Make sure that you mention this website in order to get the discount. New reservations only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials or discounts.
Summer Relaxing Weeknight Getaway: Spend a few days relaxing under the oak trees along St. Charles Avenue this summer. Walk along the historic streets of the Garden District and enjoy the architecture and history of the magnificent homes and gardens at your own pace. Take in the sites from the streetcar on your way to sample beignets and café au lait. Offer good for Sunday-Thursday reservations only. Enter Promo Code "June14-BNB.COM" into the Special Requirements Section of your Reservation Request Form to receive this special summer deal. Blackout dates may apply. New reservations only. Not good with other discounts.