Balcony Guesthouse

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Romantic getaway

4.8 on February 16, 2016

My boyfriend and I snuck away for a couple days and this was the place! We loved the room with the amazing view. We will come here again.


Great location!

4.4 on December 28, 2015

Great location with restaurants and bars within walking distance. Staff was very friendly and helped to make our stay enjoyable. French market is a short walk away as is the trolley. The balcony was why we picked this B&B and it did not disappoint.


A great stay

3.8 on November 17, 2015

This is a great place to stay on the edge of the French Quarter ... away from the tourists. You get a real feel for the local community here. My favorite this was the little sitting area near the balcony door. I spent hours there reading one night. Very relaxing. Everyone in the restaurant/bar downstairs are very friendly, the food is delicious.


Three nights in the Marigny

3.8 on November 16, 2015

Very quiet and just a short walk to Frenchman Street. You can still easily walk to Bourbon Street in a few minutes - but why when there is so much else to do. Don't miss the Thai restaurant on Royal and Elysian Fields - truly great.


Great place, great value.

3.8 on October 10, 2015

This B&B in a quaint neighborhood. It offers a real feel for the more authentic section of the French Quarter (away from the typical tourist sites). The restaurant and bar on the first floor of the building has excellent food ... I highly recommend the lentil and spinach soup.


NOLA Vacation Loved Balcony Guesthouse

4.0 on May 28, 2015

Loved the Balcony Guesthouse, could have been a tad cleaner in the guest bathrooms and maybe some other options for breakfast but other than that we Loved it!


Last Minute Getaway

3.8 on May 13, 2015

I love B&B's and this one was nice. The owners were very nice and friendly. I arrived later than anticipated and they were very accommodating. The building is old so floors creak but I didn't mind that, part of the old home charm that I enjoy about B&B's. The stairwell is pretty narrow and the stairs shallow. The door didn't block much noise from the halls. I could here people coming and going but so long as no one was in the halls there wasn't much disruption. The pictures seem much more spacious than the rooms actually are, but also ok. There was a small armoire for clothing. The WiFi was sketchy, in and out. The cable was basic, the tv an older model with a remote that didn't quite work all the time. The place is in the Marigny neighborhood, seems sort of New Orleans flavored hipster. The French Quarter is a good walk but doable if you've got comfortable shoes. There's some eateries in walking distance. I had the crawfish egg rolls and some gumbo from the Silk Road Restaurant. Both dishes were pretty bland. They have a mango white chocolate cheesecake which was surprisingly good. All in all, a good stay great value considering I booked within two weeks of my trip and the weekend fell between the French Quarter and Jazz festivals. I would stay again!


Great Quiet Place to Stay

4.6 on May 08, 2015

The Balcony Guest House is great for those looking for quiet place to stay away from the almost 24 hour noise of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The Balcony Guest House is located in the Marginy and has several good dining choices within walking distance as well as a good restaurant on-site. It is also an easy walk to Frenchmen St as well as the French Quarter if you desire music or a more active environment.


Nice.

3.2 on May 02, 2015

The owner is grumpy, but the place is very nice. It is old and in an old neighborhood, but there is all kinds of character in it. Walking distance to all of the great things in the French Quarter. It is quiet. We felt safe. The price was very good. The night we stayed, there was a drive by shooting about 2 blocks away, but hey, it IS NOLA. People who lived near would sit on their porches and talk to us as we walked by.


Great birthday!!

4.8 on May 01, 2015

Had my family fly in from all over the country and world to celebrate my 70th birthday. We were immediately treated like a part of the family. Zak, the owner, brought me some beautiful flowers to start off our stay. You could tell Chef Ganesh took great pride and had worked all day preparing the feast for my birthday dinner. Chef Cheryl made the best cake we had ever tasted. I spoke about each person in my family and my kids did a amazing rap about me. By the time we were done almost everyone was in tears - including the owner Zak, his wife, Steve and Alicea (sp). They made the night magical for all of us. Thanks from all of us to the staff. We will probably never be able to get all of us together again but the ones of us that do go back to New Orleans will always stay at the Balcony Guesthouse!


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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

Nightly Rate: $118 - $129

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

Nightly Rate: $118 - $129

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

Nightly Rate: $118 - $129

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

Nightly Rate: $118 - $129

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $218

Honeymoon Suite

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: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $218

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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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

New Orleans, LA (MSY) 20 miles

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, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , 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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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Allowed in Restaurant and Balcony
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No-Minimum, Sunday through Thursday. Two Day Minimum Friday and Saturday
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Zak and Naz

Languages spoken

Sanskrit, Bengali, Arabic, Persian, English, French

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Indian Cuisine