4.6 on November 22, 2013
Beautiful house in a very interesting area of Louisiana. The information/advice/maps that Charles gave us were invaluable. We took a swamp tour and really loved it. We liked the fact that you could walk to town in 5 minutes. Joe is a wonderful cook and they were warm, welcoming hosts.
5 on November 15, 2013
This was the first time that my husband and I stayed at a B&B and luv'd it. We stayed on the top floor and the bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom has enough room for both my husband and I to be in it at the same time. The breakfast was EXCEPTIONAL!!!! One of the best home cooked meals we've had in a long time. The shrimp grits were our favourite. The hosts were very friendly and easy to approach. They provided information on dining places in the area and directions on how to get to Houma (for a swamp tour). We recommend this B&B and we will also be back on our next trip to Louisiana.
5 on August 26, 2013
Everything was perfect! And the breakfast awesome!
4.2 on August 21, 2013
A delightful 3 day visit. Wonderful good. Great conversations. Much help on what to see and where to eat.
3.8 on August 21, 2013
My stay with Joe and Charles was delightful. Their hospitality was warm and friendly and Joe's cooking is superb.
5 on July 21, 2013
We just got back from our "girls trip" and cannot say enough great things about Estorge-Norton House. The house is beautiful, extremely comfortable, and super clean. And the breakfast...to die for!! The Nortons are so hospitable and knowledgable about the area. We had the best time and were so sad to leave this gorgeous house and beautiful city. I have never stayed at such a wonderful place for such a great price!!! Don't pass this up!
5 on July 06, 2013
The hosts, Jo and Charles went out of their way to make our stay most enjoyable ! The Nortons take great pride in the breakfast that they provide and is an enjoyable highlight of the visit (they are one of the only to provide breakfast!). The room was clean and made for a pleasant stay. The downtown location is a plus- we enjoyed taking an evening walk to see historic New Iberia. Jo and Charles are very knowlegable of the area and provide great recommendations of restaurants and places to visit. By far the one thing that makes this B & B special is Jo and Charles ! They are positive, friendly, and kind people and we thank them so very much for making our stay so special and memorable !
4.8 on June 20, 2013
I wanted to go to New Iberia to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. I chose Estorge-Norton House at random from the internet. Their website was well done and got my attention. Once I arrived, they made us feel welcomed and was very helpful with telling us about the surrounding area. The breakfasts were to die for. After eating one of Joe's homemade apple turnovers or her shrimp and grits you kept going back for seconds. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have recommended them to our friends.
5 on June 11, 2013
Chalres and Joe made our anniversary stay very enjoyable. They gave us helpful insights into local dining and sights. Highly recommended.
5 on May 25, 2013
Charles and Joe were a pleasure to meet and the breakfast was wonderful. The room was very comfortable and private (no room right next to you.) We will be going back again! Do not spend your money on a hotel room if you are in the area. The Blades' from Amite, La
5 on May 21, 2013
Excellent facility. Owners make you feel like part of the family.
3.4 on May 21, 2013
Owners are lovely. Grounds are beautiful. Breakfast was wonderful. Great place to stay when visiting New Iberia
5 on March 21, 2013
Charming place and convenient to other tourist areas. Host were interesting and wonderful. Felt like we had know them for a long time. Breakfast was outstanding. My only suggestion is to have glass glasses (wine glasses) in the rooms. As it was our anniversary, we drank our wine out of paper cups. I am sure if I had asked the host would have provided wine glasses. All in all, we had a wonderful time and would stay there again.
4.2 on March 19, 2013
Very nice owners. Knowledgable about the area. Lovely and delicious breakfast. Railroad nearby takes some getting accustomed too.
4.6 on November 27, 2012
The location is ideal - just 2 blocks or so from downtown and surrounded by equally lovely homes. Hosts are most gracious and helpful. Great food, comfortable beds. If there was any way breakfast could be a little later, say 9AM, that would be WONDERFUL. Otherwise, very much looking forward to being able to visit here again!
4.8 on November 11, 2012
Our hosts were wonderful...the food was 5 star. Charles and Jo made us feel welcome and they helped to plan our sightseeing. Will definately stay again.
4.8 on October 06, 2012
Very comfortable, unique experience. Meals were fantastic.
3.4 on October 06, 2012
I really enjoyed the night I spent here. The historic house was warm and cozy and the furnishings and service were exceptional.
5 on September 27, 2012
Delightful hosts. 'Great location in the heart of New Iberia. We thoroghly enjoyed our stay.
4.6 on September 20, 2012
Hosts were great. Everything was great except the room. AC was very loud and kept wife awake most of night.
5 on September 11, 2012
First time in a B&B. Hosts went out of their way to accommodate me. Would recommend them to anyone. Would definitely go back. A very enjoyable experience. Top Notch.
4.4 on September 08, 2012
Excellent room, location, food & company. A/C in room could use more horsepower, but overall nice stay.
4.4 on August 12, 2012
Five of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay in New Iberia. Arts & Crafts house, beautiful antiques, in-town location a plus. Hosts knowledgeable, friendly, and great cooks!
4.0 on July 29, 2012
The house was well kept, the proprietors were very helpful and informative, and they served great breakfasts. The location was right in the middle of all the great old homes in town, and was a graet base for sightseeing activities.
5 on July 23, 2012
Charles and Jo are wonderful & gracious hosts! The food is delicious and the location ideal. We've decided to make a stay at their place at least an annual event! If you're going to be in New Iberia this is the place to stay!
5 on June 26, 2012
Place was wonderful. Very knowledgeable hosts, private entrance to rooms, gorgeous landscaping, and the food (try to get the polenta) was gourmet. Will stay there again and highly recommend!
4.2 on June 21, 2012
We had. A wonderful low key and refreshing Father's day weekend-hosts were great and the food was delicious.
4.2 on May 30, 2012
I will admit that I we are not B&B aficionados. We are not up to speed on B&B etiquette. We spent most of out time here in our room relaxing and not in the common areas. But the time we spent at breakfast with Jo and Charles was delightful. They are truly interesting and nice people. And Jo cooks a mean breakfast. Grillades and polenta one day and the most amazing shrimp and grits the next. They are very well read and travelled people and have many interesting stories to tell. Charles is a cajun-buff and can tell you all of the places to go to learn about the Cajun people and their history. We truly enjoyed our short stay and found them to be dear sweet people. The room was spotless and our privacy was completely respected. If ever in New Iberia again, we will stay here!!
3.4 on May 01, 2012
The guest house is well-located, with ready access to all the main roads leading to regional attractions. The public library across the road was a very useful resource when we needed to do some printing and scanning. It is pleasant to walk in the park early in themorning, but be aware that it is across the Bayou Teche, and to get there you must irst walk into the town centre to reach the bridge. Only adds perhaps 15 minutes to your walk each way. The guest house is done in high Victorian, with fittings worn but scrupulously clean. Breakfast was, as advertised, full value and haut cuisine. My only objection - common to each of the US B&Bs we stayed in - is that when one has been on the road some time a simple croissant or boiled egg would be nice to start the day! An earlier comment mentioned the railroad. This is not in fact close to the house; but freight trains have very loud horns! I doubt if there is a room in New Iberia where you wilol not hear it, but personally I found it rather soothing and romantic. Shades of Woody Guthrie...
5 on April 17, 2012
Rating things outstanding seems a bit over the top, but this was a most impressive, warm, friendly, interesting, clean, comfortable, welcoming place to stay.
5 on April 17, 2012
From the moment we made reservations, it was clear Chas and Jo wanted to make our stay exactly what we wanted. They were concerned about our arrival, since we were coming in the day before Easter Sunday and they wanted to check us in and interact with us before they needed to be away for their Mass. Every morning they would spend a long time with us discussing our plans and how best to see what we wanted to see and where to eat at the best restaurants in the area. The rooms were clean and fresh towels were always made available. The beds were comfortable and the breakfasts were healthy and delicious! The sign out front was a little overgrown with flowers and hard to see, so go slowly to find the driveway entrance, and beware that the train goes right behind their house, so you'll hear the whistle throughout your stay, but don't miss this centrally located Cajun get-away!
5 on April 16, 2012
Had a wonderful stay in New Iberia with Chas and Jo. A perfect setting and location (especially for James Lee Burke fans like me). Jo and Chas are extremely knowledgable of the area, history and people, and happy to chat for hours about anything. I will defeinitely be coming back!
5 on April 09, 2012
We believe that there is no other place to stay when in the New Iberia area than with Charles and Joe. You are going to miss a valuable opportunity to meet and talk to two very intelligent and articulate hosts and breakfast is simply wonderful.
4.8 on April 08, 2012
This was a great experience. Charles & Jo Norton are fabulous hosts & food was fantastic. The house is beautiful & furniture very lovely. We would recommend this B&B for anyone wanting to stay in the New Iberia area.
5 on March 25, 2012
Excellent host, superb breakfast, excellent accommodations.
3.8 on February 27, 2012
- Convenient, private entry/exit - Clean/fresh bedding - Quiet, peaceful environment - Meditative area on grounds - Hosts went above and beyond to make our visit comfortable & to provide information requested. - Very nice, generous couple
5 on November 08, 2011
We found this B&B while we were on our honeymoon. We are so glad we stayed there. It is a great old home in a great location for sight seeing in the area. The owners helped to make our honeymoon a memorable occassion. The breakfast the next morning was outstanding. Thanks again for a great stay.
5 on July 11, 2011
Charles and Joe Norton were the most gracious hosts! We felt like family and were treated like royalty all at the same time. We were making plans for our next stay before this one was even over. The location was great, the room very comfortable with gorgeous victorian furniture, and the food amazing!
4.6 on June 29, 2011
We have been here twice. The house is well kept and clean. The service and warmth of the owners is outstanding. And the breakfasts servered is exceptional. Plenty of food, variety and the entress are always wonderful. We expect to return many times, a truly wonderful experince.
5 on June 16, 2011
This is the most gracious couple that one could possibly hope to meet. Take some time out of your break to meet them properly
3.2 on April 27, 2011
this was my 4th try of a B&B and the owners are by far the nicest couple I have met so far. Breakfast was a real treat and the best I've had by far. Unfortunately, the house is located right on the train tracks and I was literally awakened every hour by a train.. I was exhausted the next day. My daughter slept through it all and didn't hear a thing!
3.8 on April 26, 2011
Location was excellent; room was quiet and comfortable; hosts were wonderfully amiable & helpful without interference; breakfast was first rate and plentiful for this runner, though I was a bit distracted by one of those magical & leisurely conversations with lovely perfect strangers! Overheard upon leaving: another guest's teenage daughter gushing about her "first B&B experience" - a fine testimonial in my book.
3.4 on April 17, 2011
Our room was perfect for 3-4 people, which is hard to find in a B & B. We had our own large private bath, and the room overall was very comfortable for our Mother/Daughters trip. There is much to see and do in the New Iberia area, and the house is situated in a great residential walking area. Jo and Charles were very informative about the area, and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them.
4.6 on April 15, 2011
The innkeepers, Charles and Jo, were absolutely delightful. They were not only helpful, but they also added interest to our stay by providing background info about the area. The breakfasts were among the best we have ever been served and the table settings were so very lovely. The only suggestion I have is that small televisions be added to the rooms, not necessarily for watching for pleasure, but perhaps to allow guests to keep up with the news without going to the living room and turning on the large flatscreen.
4.0 on April 04, 2011
Stayed here two nights. Location is great for exploring the historic section of town on foot. Charles and Jo were really helpful with places to visit in the area, from attractions to restaurants. Room and bed very clean and comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious, with a local flair, i.e. grits and boudin sausage. Highly recommend for a true B7B experience.
3.6 on March 28, 2011
The owners were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.The upstairs 3rd floor suite was very dark and we knew it would be that's why we chose it, to sleep late, but breakfast was served at 8 or 8;30 so we didn't get to sleep late beacause we wouldn't have wanted to miss the delicious food.
4.8 on March 23, 2011
Had a very pleasant weekend stay; hosts were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Breakfast was very nice both days.
5 on March 21, 2011
The hosts of the Estorge-Norton House were excellent. Very attentive, informative and helpful. They provided maps of the area and contacts for things to see and do. They arranged for the swamp tour at St. Martin's Lake. They also advised about restaurants and sites that would be interesting. The room was comfortable and clean. The Nortons were anxious to make sure our stay in New Iberia was pleasant with an overview of the great historical education of the region. We would definitely recommend the B&B to anyone. The breakfasts were absolutely wonderful. Each day Jo offered a different fare. Fresh fruit and yummy entrees. Also the coffee was very Louisianian. Another neat aspect for all of you ladies out there is Jo used a different set of dishes each morning. She also made sure that I got my boudin one morning. She made a special trip to get it just for me. We came to New Iberia because of the author James Lee Burke. The hosts are familiar with him and had some nice stories. If we ever venture that way again we will stay at the Estorge-Norton House. The Myers
4.4 on March 14, 2011
Staying at the Estorge-Norton House was very nice, the rooms were comfortable, and the hospitality was outstanding. Ask for the Cajun Grillards specialty of the hostess, if possible, for ONE of several breakfast offerings available on any given day. Breakfast IS on a schedule, although when you enjoy it you'll see why it can't be done buffet style or on-demand -- definitely not to be missed, even in you pajamas! +
4.0 on February 17, 2011
Estorge-Norton House, was clean and delightful. Joe and Charles were very nice and a joy to talk with. They gave us a list of things to see around town and told us about places that they themselves like. It was located in walking distance to down town, which was nice. We enjoy a evening walk to the local pub.
5 on January 22, 2011
Such a charming bed & breakfast. Charles and Jo are awesome hosts, making you feel like you are a visiting family member. Jo is a creative cook and made us some great breakfasts. The house is located within walking distance to shopping and dining so location was very convenient. We will definitely visit this B&B next time we are in New Iberia. David & Lin
4.4 on January 12, 2011
We were welcomed with warm hearts. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. We were directed to local historic sites and restaurants that are worth seeing. I only wish we had more time, but hope to return soon and stay awhile.
4.8 on November 13, 2010
Our 1st experience with a B&B was very positive. The innkeepers were friendly and hospitable. the food was great and the B&B had beautiful furnishings. We felt safe and welcome.
4.2 on November 12, 2010
This was my first stay in a b&b, so I only had other people's stories to go by. I was a little worried that it might be "stuffy" and worrisome, with all the antiques, but my room was clean, comfortable and lovely, with piles of old paperbacks to look at. I read local ghost stories, and a passage of J. L. Burke, writing of the very scene I saw out my window! The whole place smelled wonderful, and the breakfast was wholesome, plentiful and delicious. Jo and Charles could not have been better--very easy and gracious. I felt more like a distant cousin than a stranger. Charles picked me up from the train station, and Jo hustled me down the street to visit Shadows-on-the-Teche, calling first to make sure they could accommodate me at the end of the day. I had barely landed in New Iberia, and I already felt at my ease. I am definitely returning to New Iberia, and when I do I will only stay at the Estorge-Norton House. It also was ridiculously convenient to downtown--I could literally walk to everything I wanted to visit.
4.6 on October 30, 2010
Really felt at home with the hosts who were extremely helpful and great for conversation. Breakfasts are fantastic (and huge) and the home is filled with character. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
4.6 on May 21, 2010
This is a great getaway. Jo & Charles, the owners, are wonderful. We stay there twice a year and the breakfast is always different and excellent.
4.8 on April 14, 2010
Charles and Jo Norton are the most gracious hosts. Their knowledge of the area is vast, Jo is a fabulous cook, and the conversation was excellent.
4.4 on March 25, 2010
Loved our stay. Breakfast was fantastic. The information on local attractions and restaurants was so very helpful and made our trip memorable and easy.
4.0 on December 16, 2009
Very pleasant and charming. hosts are extremely hospitable. Breakfast wonderful! Would highly recommend.
4.4 on October 20, 2009
beautiful historic home within walking distance of historic downtown. Both rooms were beautiful while keeping with the period-style of home. Yummy breakfast.
5 on September 30, 2009
Jo & Charles could not have been nicer! Just loved their beautiful B&B -- and the home-made breakfasts were to beat the band.
5 on September 01, 2009
A wonderful B&B minutes from historic downtown area. Quaint bookstore and wonderful restaurants. An A+ breakfast, comfortable beds, cool A/C in the summer, and a knowledgeable host.
4.6 on August 30, 2009
What a lovely collection of beautiful antiques. The host was so helpful, equipped with maps and recommendations that were excellent. The breakfast was outstanding with a lovely sliced fruit platter, tasty eggs, bacon and breakfast bread which kept me fueled for the day! What a delightful experience. I will be back.
4.6 on July 20, 2009
Great atmosphere, like sharing a friend's home- clean and homey! Great food! We enjoyed our stay!
5 on July 02, 2009
A get-away weekend of your dreams. Everything about the property and the owners was exemplary. Bed was new, bath was nicely appointed, room was very comfortable. Hosts were interesting and very friendly. Meals were outstanding. Neighborhood was great - walking distance to some sights. Could not have been better.
4.6 on April 29, 2009
A lovely house, filled with beautiful things, the bedroom was comfortable, the breakfasts were fantastic, and the hosts were so kind and welcoming and hospitable and friendly and helpful, we wish we could visit again and again!
3.6 on March 27, 2009
Wonderful inn and delicious breakfast each day. would recommend.
3.8 on March 09, 2009
The owners/hosts go way beyond just helpful, and accomodating. They knew the history, the places to go, and the best restaurants. The house is full of beautiful antiques. Though it's not overly tidy, all the important places are clean. The breakfast is wonderful. Going back to New Iberia, we will stay with them again.
4.0 on March 06, 2009
We were on the 3rd floor for Valentine's Day. This suite consists of the whole floor. It is private and has a cabin feel to it; with wood panel walls and ceiling. Very cozy. Mr. & Mrs. Norton are delightful. They have a world of tourist knowledge to offer.
4.8 on February 19, 2009
Overwhelmed by the hosts and their hospitality! Breakfast is absolutely wonderful. Felt like family from the moment we arrived. Hosts very helpful with planning our outings! Great location - near great shops and restaurants within walking distance.
4.8 on February 12, 2009
The house is in the historical part of New Iberia and easy walking distance to local shops.
4.8 on January 28, 2009
Warm and inviting B&B with kind hosts and teh best breakfast you will ever have!
4.8 on January 28, 2009
From the moment we reserved, until the moment we left, Jo and Charles, our hosts, did everything possible for us to get the most our of Acadia. B&B's are measured by the bedroom and breakfast- both were spectacular! And we loved all the folk art!
5 on January 12, 2009
I was back home visiting friends and family and stayed with Joe and Charles at Estorage-Norton, and was delighted with the hospitality and coziness of this B&B! Great breakfast and wonderful company. Felt like I was on vacation in my hometown!
4.4 on January 05, 2009
Wonderful atmosphere, great people ...
4.2 on September 28, 2008
....we were delighted with Estorge-Norton House. Within walking blocks were many historical sites, good causal and fine dinning, and many local friendly residents eager to share their culture. We enjoyed our comfortable room and the speciality breakfast. You could feel the tenor of New Iberia just sitting on the front porch.
3.6 on October 10, 2007
This year will be our third time to stay at the Estorge Norton House. My husband is from New Iberia and we come from Atlanta partly to visit family but take a night or two to stay at this great B&B during the Gumbo Cookoff. The location is fabulous, hosts are wonderful, and the breakfast can't be beat.
3.8 on February 26, 2007
We stayed here while visiting Tobasco property. These folks were very helpful and friendly and made us welcome. Really went out of their way to help us make tour arrangements. The breakfast was WONDERFUL.