Magnolia Mansion

2127 Prytania Street , New Orleans, LA 70130 USA (Show map)

About

A true southern getaway, centrally located one block from the St. Charles Street Car, Mardi Gras Parade routes, minutes from F.Q & most major attractions. Experience the grandeur of Old New Orleans as you step back into a time of peaceful, elegant and historic luxury. Honored to be selected for Louisiana's Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for 3 consecutive years, 2010, 2011, & 2012, as Awarded by "Talk of the Town". Also, selected by “TheOfficialBestOf” as the 2011 Official Best Romantic Inn for Louisiana, as Featured on The Travel Channel. Also, as one of 2007 Top Ten Most Romantic Inns in America by Iloveinns and American Historic Inns. The perfect place for a Hauntingly Romantic Getaway as it was also featured on the Today Show in 2006, as one of the most Haunted Inns in America. Nine uniquely themed rooms, four courtyard contemporary rooms for those more on a budget, a Jacuzzi/queen room, a mini-corporate suite, all with private baths or showers, complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. The entire home is beautifully detailed with restored original touches. Ideal for couples seeking a relaxing getaway to celebrate a special occasion, or business travelers that desire a memorable experience and a good night’s sleep.

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Overall
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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.3

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!

3.8 on October 11, 2015

The staff was very friendly, helpful and most of all accommodating. The day we were to leave, we took a tour through the swamp, and the staff allowed us to keep our luggage in the room until we returned - well after the normal check out time. The house is an architectural beauty with so much exquisite detail. My husband who has been a contractor for over 30 yrs. and who has worked on many expensive homes in Los Angeles and Oregon found the detailed workmanship truly extraordinary. The staff was most helpful with giving up tips on some wonderful places to eat, and the best and cheapest ways to travel from the Garden District to the French Quarter. We will definitely be staying there again when we return to New Orleans!!


Vampire Lover's Lair

3.2 on January 04, 2015

We were called before arrival and notified that the room was ready if we wanted to check in early. We were warmly welcomed. Room was as advertised, Vampire Lover's Lair was beautiful. Breakfast, was also as advertised, nothing special. New Orleans is a destination for food and late night entertainment, so I'm not sure if people would come down no matter how good the food was. Security was excellent. One big negative, the television was a ancient tube style with a built in VCR; the VCR did not work. So if watching a movie is in your plans, forget about it.


Something has changed, not was the previous reviews proclaim

1.6 on November 19, 2014

The reviews on this site are good for this, but the ones on Yelp tell the real story. This is not a friendly hospitable B&B, it is cold and riddled with rules that carry charges. The room we stayed in was not plush or ornate, it was side room, almost like servants' quarters out the back door. It was decorated like a low rate hotel. The heat did not work, nor did all of the electrical outlets. We had to be moved. The closet was used for storage rather than cleared for guests. The breakfast was a series of pre-packaged sweets from Costco with bread and cereal. The internet did not work consistently and we were told to go down the street to Starbucks if we wanted internet. There was little warmth to the staff outside of the housekeepers. Would never stay there again. Overpriced. We have a lot of experience with B&Bs, this is the worst we have ever experienced.


Satisfied experience

4.6 on February 15, 2014

The staff was very kind and friendly. The room we booked was upgraded at no extra charge. We were told it was an outside room and we would be warmer inside the mansion because of the unusual cold weather. Everything was very clean and beautiful. The breakfast was casual eat at your own leisure. Options were yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal or breakfast sandwiches with a lot of choices for sweet breads. It was very comfortable to eat at your own convienence. It was a short walking distance to the trolley that made it nice as well.


Excellent place to stay,

3.6 on February 02, 2013

Really enjoyed staying at this beautiful mansion! Our host Hollie was very helpful and friendly. We didn't have alot of time but we found the walking tours she suggested very interesting and informative and also enjoyed visiting the French Quarter.Thanks for making our stay, one we well remember!


50th birthday party

4.4 on January 17, 2013

What a wonderful find in NOLA! This was my 50th birthday weekend and we had an blast! Hollie greeted us at the door and was very friendly, as was the other staff , if we needed anything they were there to help us out including calling us a cab! We stayed in the Bordello Moulin Rouge room and it was just as the pictures looked online. The room was clean and fresh. our stay was short but it was an great experince for us here at Magnolia Mansion and NOLA!!! Thank you Hollie and staff for an wonderful 50th Birthday, turly an weekend we will treasue for ever


Exceptional Experience

4.0 on January 17, 2013

Being our first visit to New Orleans I wasnt sure what to expect. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the Magnolia Mansion became a huge part of our journey. It was our home for 3 days. The house itself was sensational. Its authentisity, its character and appeal made our stay. We couldnt have hoped for anything better. Every morning we looked forward to our breakfast, it was simple easy and a great start to the day. Hollie is AMAZING. She went out of her way continuously to make sure that our stay was as comfortable as possible. She was happy to share many tales of the Magnolias history with us, and had a thorough knowledge of New Orleans. Nothing was too much trouble for Hollie and her Staff. We would truly recommend the Magnolia Mansion to anyone who would love to re-live the past of the 'Old South'.


Magnolia Mansion

4.6 on January 08, 2013

Magnolia Mansion was truly an amazing place. Hollie, the owner, was so knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this B&B.


Stunning in fantasy level majestic beauty and delightfully relaxing.

5 on January 07, 2013

I loved my stay in this glorious mansion. Owner Holly Vest has done a wonderful job creating just the right mix of Old Southern class with comfort. I was greeted at the gate by the charming front desk gentleman (Henry?) who gave me a lovely tour of the mansion before showing me my room, which was upgraded by Holly, prior to my arriving. I had the privilege of meeting the lovely Ms.Vest who took time to chat on a personal level. and make me feel right at home. The location is ideally situated near St. Charles St to one side and Magazine to the other with easy access to the Quarter. I have already recommended Magnolia Mansion to all my NOLA loving friends and will definitely stay here on my next trip.


A great stay

5 on December 28, 2012

Had my first experience with a spirit, it was great Loved New Orleans Dennis Meadowbank Auckland New Zealand


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Rooms & Rates

Vampires Fairytale

Main Floor - Adults only (No Children/No Pets). Single/Double Occupancy Queen Deluxe Room & Queen Bed with premium bedding w/blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. All Rooms Non-Smoking, air-conditioned & with a private bathroom. This is the coziest of the main floor accommodations & is filled with elegant gold and blue romantic French decor. A wrought- iron canopy bed beautifully draped w/ sheer fabrics welcomes you to a restful night’s sleep, also furnished with a traditional large antique armoire, and single slipper cast iron, brass claw foot tub & hand held shower w/ an old fashioned pedestal wash basin. Stairs Only/ No Elevator

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $229 - $599

Courtyard 2

This contemporary room is found on the ground level of the home through the courtyard area. The room is complete with a queen bed, brand new stone shower, sitting area and television. The room also includes a microwave and mini-refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $399

Courtyard 1

This contemporary room is found on the ground level of the home through the courtyard area. The room is complete with a king bed, brand new stone shower, massage chair and television. The room also includes a microwave, coffee maker, and mini-refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $399

Southern Comfort

2nd Floor. Adults only (No Children/No Pets). Single/Double Occupancy Queen Standard Room & Queen Bed with premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. This simply, sweet & traditional romantic comfortable country room has soft pink walls & whimsical Victorian wall murals. The mahogany sleigh bed & matching end tables are complimented a sitting area for two w/ a swan table, burgundy velvet chairs, & an antique armoire. It has a standard stall shower bathroom w/ an old fashioned pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $499

Mardi Gras Room

Queen Standard Room . Queen Bed plus 2 twins with premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. This simply, sweet & traditional romantic comfortable country room has soft pink walls & whimsical Victorian wall murals. The mahogany sleigh bed & matching end tables are complimented a sitting area for two w/ a swan table, burgundy velvet chairs, & an antique armoire. It has a standard stall shower bathroom w/ an old fashioned pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $229 - $599

Gone With the Wind

This Luxury King Bridal Suite is the Largest of all the rooms, & many consider it the Best. As you open the 12' Cypress door & enter into a room reminiscent of Tara, three 12 foot windows covered with the famous Green Velvet Drapes with Gold Fringe greet you Ladies don't get any wild ideas O.K.!) A rich sitting area and a traditional period style desk to & high-speed internet for your laptop computer needs. Two Large armoires to contain your travel clothing & conceal a TV/VCR and a beautiful ornately hand carved mahogany 4 poster king sized bed will insure you will collapse. Then Enjoy a nice soak in the Claw-foot double slipper tub w/ handheld shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $299 - $599

Storyville Bourdello

2nd Floor - Adults only (No Children/No Pets). Single/Double Occupancy Premier Plus Room & Queen Bed with premium bedding w/blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. This spacious room is the style of French Quarter Storyville Bordello's. Filled w/ red & gold French/Creole decadent décor, a Black Wrought Iron Bed, ornate vanity mirror & dresser, Armoire, w/a comfortable chair & ottoman, & a separate cozy space for a 3rd person w/twin bed. Walls are filled w/ murals of the famous Storyville Ladies & our beloved jazz musicians, by local artist Max Bernardi. Complete w / a Greek Jacuzzi Tub w/ a wall mounted shower & pedestal sink. (NOTE: Adjoins Bordello Moulin Rouge #5A).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $229 - $599

Napoleans Rendevous

Main Floor - Adults only (No Children/No Pets). Single/Double Occupancy Queen Deluxe Room & Queen Bed with premium bedding w/blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. All Rooms Non-Smoking, air-conditioned & with a private bathroom. This is the coziest of the main floor accommodations & is filled with elegant gold and blue romantic French decor. A wrought- iron canopy bed beautifully draped w/ sheer fabrics welcomes you to a restful night’s sleep, also furnished with a traditional large antique armoire, and single slipper cast iron, brass claw foot tub & hand held shower w/ an old fashioned pedestal wash basin.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $499

Lafitte's Landing

Single/Double Occupancy Queen Standard Room. Queen Bed with premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. "It's a pirate's life for me"! You can retreat like New Orleans's beloved famous local pirate Jean Lafitte, or pretend you are Captain Jack in this private hideaway. Sleep in a gothic wrought -iron bed, complete with leather night stands & yes, even a treasure chest filled with jeweled beads furnish this room. If you need to hide out for a while, this cozy room will keep you comfortably wrapped in all the colors of the ocean. It has a standard stall shower bathroom w/ an old fashioned pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $499

Vampire's Lover Lair

Main Floor - Adults only (No Children/No Pets). Single/Double Occupancy VIP & Bridal Luxury Room & King Bed with premium bedding w/blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. All Rooms Non-Smoking, air-conditioned & with a private bathroom. This is our MOST REQUESTED ROOM & for those seeking “ETERNAL BLISS”! People are just dying to get in this room, as it is "Drop Dead Gorgeous" & dark! The walls are the color of a rich Merlot wine… it screams rich decadence, & decorated with a hand carved replica of the bed in the "Interview with a Vampire “movie, comfortable chairs, a period style desk, a large armoire, & has a large sculpted drape tub & hand held shower, with beautiful black marble vanity & wash basin.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $299 - $599

Moulin Rouge

King Bed with premium bedding w/blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. This is one of our MOST REQUESTED & popular rooms. Dripping w/ over the top decadent red & gold French decor, furnished w/ a Marie Antoinette bed & mirrored vanity (careful, you might lose your head in this bed), & two big comfortable chairs w/ottomans feel great after a day of walking. Walls are filled w/ murals reminiscent of the French Artist Toulouse Le Trec, by local artist Max Bernardi . Complete w / a Jacuzzi Tub w/ a wall mounted shower & pedestal sink. (NOTE: This room adjoins Bordello Storyville Jazz #5B). Stairs Only / No Elevator

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $259 - $599

Mini Corporate Suite

Queen bed, walk-in shower, private seating area, private kitchen, flat screen TV, and private mini balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $599

Courtyard 3

This contemporary room type is found on the ground level on the home through the courtyard area. The room is complete with a queen bed, tub and walk-in shower, television and mini-refrigerator with microwave and sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $399

Jambalaya

Room with a Queen bed and jacuzzi tub/shower, mini-refrigerator and free WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $499

Courtyard 4

This contemporary room is found on the ground floor. Queen size bed, walk-in shower, flat screen TV, coffee maker, and mini fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $399

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Location

Location Type

Uptown Historic Garden District, City

Airport

New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles

Directions to property:

FROM THE WEST 1.) TAKE I-10 EAST. 2.) YOU WILL COME TO A SPLIT IN THE INTERSTATE, STAY TO THE RIGHT GOING DOWNTOWN TO NEW ORLEANS TOWARDS 90 BUSINESS DISTRICT. 3.) Take the ST CHARLES AVE/CARONDELET ST exit. Go Straight to ST. CHARLES AVE. and turn RIGHT 4.) Keep driving on ST. CHARLES AVE stay in LEFT lane (approx 10 blocks). Then turn LEFT onto JOSEPHINE ST. 5.) Go 1 block, Turn RIGHT onto PRYTANIA ST. 6.) We are up on the right hand side, at 2127 Prytania Street on the cornor of JACKSON AVE. FROM THE EAST 1.) Take I-10 WEST 2.) Take the WESTBANK EXIT To the LEFT 3.) Take the CARONDELET ST exit toward ST CHARLES AVE. 4.) Stay straight to go onto PONTCHARTRAIN EXWY/US-90 BR W. 5.) Keep Driving Straight ahead to ST. CHARLES AVE. 6.) Turn a right onto ST. CHARLES AVE. 7.) Turn LEFT onto JOSEPHINE ST. 8.) Turn RIGHT onto PRYTANIA ST. 9.) We are up on the RIGHT hand side,

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cemeteries, IMAX, River Boat tours, Horse & Carriage rides, Walking Tours, St. Charles Street Car, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Magnified make-up mirrors & bath robes, Only rooms #5A & #5B have jaccuzi tub/with shower, Complimetary video & book library, Wireless internet on site throughout the Mansion

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Strict No Smoking - No burning of candles inside the mansion
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No No children under 12 please.
  • Childcare Provided: No No children under 12 please.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets allowed.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights required on weekends /SPECIAL EVENTS MAY REQUIRE MORE NIGHTS.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full non refundable payment at the time of booking for most reservations (see cancellation policy).
  • Cancellations: A 10 % cancellation fee applies if booked directly with property to any cancellation outside of 30 days, If cancellation is within 30 days its non refundable. Check in is between 2pm & 6:00pm. If arriving later than 6:00pm or earlier than 2pm, you must call (504) 412-9500 to arrange check in to gated property. Special events cancellations. If You are reserving during a Special Event in New Orleans. All reservations are PAID in FULL at the time of booking. Cancellations require a 30 day notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Magnolia Mansion LLC

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Guest can eat on the Veranda if they so desire., Breakfast/dining area