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.
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.
Guest Room 2 features 12 foot ceilings, a queen size hardwood sleigh bed and a Java armoire.
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.
Guest Room 4 features a queen size Java bed. This room is furnished with traditional New Orleans and Indochine style furniture.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
3.8 on May 12, 2014
This B&B was in the perfect location for us. Within the historic district, an easy walk to Jackson Square, and a quick drive to everything. Not too close to the action, resulting in a quiet, safe environment.
4.6 on April 16, 2014
Great neighborhood; Rooms were nice and clean; my bed was sooooo comfortable that I slept later each day than I planned to; lobby and balcony were nice to sit and relax in or plan the day; lovely decor; the photos that were displayed were beautiful. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
3.8 on March 17, 2014
My husband and I spent 4 nights here. We loved the neighborhood vibe and the walking distance to Frenchman St. Room 2 is small with a small, well lit , modern bath. We really appreciated the shared lounge as we were able to sit and drink wine with fellow guests one evening. Breakfast was a slow, casual, but tasty affair. The bartender loaned us his umbrella for a rainy day and that is the kind of nice touch we really appreciate!
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
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Horseback riding, Cemetery Tours, Gambling, Plantation Tours, Jazz Music, Bayou Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Zak and Naz
Sanskrit, Bengali, Arabic, Persian, English, French
Full Hot Breakfast
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Indian Cuisine