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Balcony Guesthouse

2483 Royal Street , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)
39 Reviews
$69 - $149
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Balcony Guest House, is a bed and breakfast conveniently located in the Creole Faubourg Marigny. At 2483 Royal Street (Corner of St Roch and Royal) it is only 6 Blocks from the French Quarter. Our guesthouse is the renovated second floor proprietor's home of Schiro’s Grocery. It features comfortable and inviting accommodations (4 Guest Rooms and the Master Suite) with a New Orleans Creole / Caribe feel. The Café and Bar is a popular neighborhood gathering place for our local collection of artists, musicians, and lets just say “personalities”, and offers authentic New Orleans comfort food, knock your socks off cocktails, and great people watching. The Marigny is also home to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, an emerging live music and eclectic restaurant scene of Frenchman Street, and the historic St. Roch Cemetery. A short bike ride and you are at idyllic City Park. There, you can stroll in the botanical gardens, lounge under the infamous “Dueling Oaks”, or lunch at the world renowned New Orleans Museum of Art.

Rooms & Rates

Guest Room 1

Guest Room 1 features 12 foot ceilings, charming queen size hard wood sleigh bed, corner armoire, and (2) French double doors opening onto our namesake wrap-around balcony.

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

Guest Room 2

Guest Room 2 features 12 foot ceilings, a queen size hardwood sleigh bed and a Java armoire.

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

Guest Room 3

Guest Room 3 features a queen size sleigh bed and French doors opening onto a semi private balcony. This room is furnished with traditional French New Orleans and Indochine style furniture.

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

Guest Room 4

Guest Room 4 features a queen size Java bed. This room is furnished with traditional New Orleans and Indochine style furniture.

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

The Master Suite

In addition to the appointments common to all the rooms, the Master Suite includes comfortable separate living and bedroom areas... The living room area includes a dining table for four, wet bar and microwave, and cable television (the sofa functions as queen size pull-out bed). The bedroom features a queen size bed and is furnished with traditional French New Orleans and Indochine style furniture.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Deluxe Queen Room

Reflecting the history of New Orleans as the major trading point with the Caribbean, our guest rooms are well appointed in a mix of traditional New Orleans styles. Elegant in their simplicity, each one was carefully planned for a relaxing night's sleep. Guest Rooms include: private bathrooms w/shower, hardwood floors, armoires, ceiling fans, guest-controlled air conditioning, cable televisions, direct-dial cordless telephones; and cd/radio/alarm clocks. Guest Rooms 1 & 2 feature 12-foot ceilings and direct access to the namesake wrap-around balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Dining4.3

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Loved the Balcony Guesthouse

4.6 on September 05, 2014

This place is authentic New Orleans. If you're looking for a cookie-cutter, sterile hotel room or a cutesy b&b, this is not it. The rooms and lounge are decorated with stately antique furnishings. Our room opened out on to the balcony that wraps the building where we could have our coffee. The bed was very comfortable. We hope to be back!

An okay place to stay

3.6 on September 01, 2014

Friendly, great food, average cleanliness and service

Perfect place for a weekend getaway!

5 on July 31, 2014

This was my third visit to the Balcony Guesthouse and it was just as wonderful as I remembered it to be. Fantastic service and cozy rooms, within walking distance to Frenchmen and Mimi's and the Mardi Gras Market is right around the corner if you forgot anything. The food downstairs is delicious, try the friench toast! Thank you for making my stay memorable, we will see you next year! Sincerely, Rosemary Smith

Our new favorite!

5 on July 15, 2014

We have been trying to stay at Balcony Guesthouse for a while and were so excited it finally worked out. Immediately upon arrival, we felt like we were with family. From the staff to the other guests, everyone knew our names and took care of us. Anytime we needed anything, Zach (owner) was always there to help with a smile on his face- even after hours! I recommend this to anyone who wants a local New Orleans experience and something that has a relaxed atmosphere. We will return!!

Perfect location

4.6 on July 06, 2014

Staff friendly and helpful. Just park and walk. Room is small but in a cozy way. Has everything you need and more. Loved my stay and will be back.

Home away from home!

5 on July 02, 2014

I love Schrios Balcony Guesthouse I stay here every year. Zak, Naz, and the staff are amazing! They always make me feel like family-come-to-visit! The food, service, rooms, atmosphere, and convenience cannot be beat! Security code required to enter room area. Restaurant and mini-grocery are just downstairs. Spanish Tapas restaurant, Mimi's, one block away. French Quarter a few blocks away. So nice and so convenient! I will be back in November!

Historical B & B

3.0 on June 25, 2014

We really enjoy staying at the BalconyGuesthouse.We have been to New Orleans many times and the BalconyGuesthouse is the only B & B we have stayed at. Its walking distance to the French Quarters about one mile. Parking is available on the side streets. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is great.

Above expectations!

4.4 on June 12, 2014

This place was a great B&B that took great care of 7 of us in for a bachelor party! Very happy with the service, location and food downstairs. Thanks!

Lovely stay in New Orleans!

5 on June 04, 2014

Had a really great stay at the Balcony Guesthouse (May 2014) for our 3 nights in New Orleans at the end of a 3 week American road trip. The staff were the friendliest and most helpful we encountered anywhere and they even kindly let us do some laundry before we flew to visit friends in NYC. The room we had was simple but very cute and the balcony is a great place to relax with a beer in the evening before you head out. Location is perfect, a short walk from Frenchman St but far enough away that it's peaceful at night. Felt very safe walking home each night and we were able to park right outside too which was a bonus. The bed we had was VERY squeaky. I think there might have been other coments about the squeaking... You couldn't really roll over in the night without making it squeak a lot so that was a little annoying but it wouldnt put me off staying here again. I'd just maybe not ask for that room (Room 2 I think?) or would suggest they get someone in to tighten up the bed frame (it is a beautiful antique!) so that it doesnt do that. But overall it was fab and I am so so glad we chose to stay here and not in any of the very expensive places we saw on airbnb as they looked much less nice than this and it's very helpful to have locals to ask for advice and having the bar/cafe downstairs meant that there was a nice buzzy atmosphere to the place. Would definately stay again when we return t NOLA.

Great location and value

3.8 on May 15, 2014

Went the day after a busy Jazz Fest weekend. Had a little trouble checking in since the room was not ready due to a full house the night before but they were very appologetic and accommodating. Overall, good room and would stay there again.

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Location Type

CBD (18 blocks), French Quarter (6 blocks), Marigny, Frenchman Street (4 blocks), Riverwalk (19 blocks), Bourbon Street (6 blocks), Downtown


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Follow I-10 East "Slidell" Signage Take the Esplanade Avenue exit. Turn RIGHT onto Esplanade Avenue. Cross Rampart Street (stoplight). At Dauphine Street (Circle K on the corner) turn LEFT. Go through Elysian Fields Avenue (stoplight). Continue to the corner of St Roch and Dauphine St, turn RIGHT. The Balcony Guesthouse and Schiro's Community Cafe is on the Right at the corner of St. Roch and Royal Street. The street surrounding The Balcony Guesthouse are mostly one way. Intersections are usually NOT two-way stops. It is easy to be confused while driving in New Orlean's narrow streets. Use caution to ensure to are travelling in the correct direction and yielding to on-coming traffic.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Self Serve Laundry, Neighborhood Market, Wrap Around Balcony, Local Cafe and Bar, Video Poker Lounge

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Horseback riding, Cemetery Tours, Gambling, Plantation Tours, Jazz Music, Bayou Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Allowed in Restaurant and Balcony
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No-Minimum, Sunday through Thursday. Two Day Minimum Friday and Saturday
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st Day Room and Tax for Regular Season.Total Room and Tax for Special Events (New Years, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence Fest, Southern Decadance, Halloween, Bayou Classic.)
  • Cancellations: Gentle but firm... 14 days prior to arrival for Regular Season, 30 days prior to arrival for Special Events.



Zak and Naz

Languages spoken

Sanskrit, Bengali, Arabic, Persian, English, French

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Full Hot Breakfast

  • Time Served: 9:30 AM till 10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Indian Cuisine

Details Diamond Collection

2483 Royal Street , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)

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