3.8 on April 07, 2014
Great location and a wonderful host. Be sure to make happy hour at the blind pelican just a 5 min walk.....dozen oysters for $3.00
3.4 on March 30, 2014
Reasonably priced,clean rooms, friendly service.
3.0 on March 29, 2014
Fairchild House was quaint and run by a friendly staff. The location was perfect (accessible to both the Garden District and CBD/French Quarter). The rooms were kept tidy, however could use seasonal cleanings to freshen up rugs and a/c filters.
3.6 on March 27, 2014
Everyone was very helpful and even allowed us to check in early since our flight landed early. That was very helpful! Our room was ok, there were stains on the carpet and the bathroom door was 2-3 feet from the bed. The bathroom door doesn't close, it was warped from the heat I guess and even has damage from where it has been this way for so long without being fixed. There was only one small mirror in the bathroom and nothing in the bedroom so it was difficult to have two people getting ready at the same time. Otherwise, as I said, everyone was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The bed was comfortable and clean and we slept like babies. My main issue was with the bathroom door, nothing takes the mystery out of a relationship like using the restroom with the door open (only partially) and especially when it's 2 feet from the bed. The room did need to be repainted as it looked like the job was started and never finished but this is just aesthetics and didn't make or break my stay. It is close to the st Charles street car and the start of magazine street shopping so, overall, in a great location.
4.6 on March 26, 2014
We had such a lovely stay at the Fairchild. The location is excellent-- just far enough from the French Quarter that it's a quiet and low-key place to stay, but close enough to walk to everything you want to see in New Orleans, especially if the weather's nice!. The breakfast was delicious and the rooms were comfy/cozy. I'd absolutely return here and recommend it to others.
4.4 on March 20, 2014
My son and I had a wonderful 1st time in New Orleans! The Inn was lovely and convenient to transportation! Inn keepers were wonderful and shared experiences and ideas on what to do!!!!!! We would go back in a heartbeat! !!!
4.0 on March 16, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Fairchild House when we visited last May. Beatriz was very friendly and welcoming and they made us feel like we were home. The room was comfortable (although the desk chair was not) and even though it was ridiculously hot when we visited, the room was always nice and cool. We have a reservation for a return visit coming up soon!
4.6 on March 12, 2014
Loved this place! A great way to be in the mood of New Orleans.
4.0 on March 09, 2014
This was a great value, and it totally reminded me of the my old apartment when I used to live in New Orleans. My room had huge windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and antique furniture. I liked that there was a kitchenette and free WIFI. I would suggest that the innkeepers put in more furniture with larger drawers. The innkeepers were friendly, and the breakfast was more than just "continental." This B&B is located conveniently in the Lower Garden District, within easy walking distance to the CBD, convention center, Warehouse District, Uptown, streetcars, and bus lines. I would definitely staying here again some day.
4.2 on February 27, 2014
I made last minute reservations in NOLA. This hotel had easy access to the French Quarter and I had no issues. They had free parking off the street with easy access to your car if needed. The InnKeepers were extremely nice and pleasant. The guest were also pleasant to talk too. I would go back if necessary. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your B & B. LL
3.6 on February 27, 2014
Really nice place stay, not far from the historical center, in a quiet quarter. Lovely welcome (even when you arrive late) and good breakfast.
4.0 on February 19, 2014
We loved the House and had a great time. Very comfortable!
4.6 on February 19, 2014
Stayed two nights , great rooms, nice and quiet, quick streetcar ride into the French quarter , clean and Ross who works there is a legend !
5 on February 18, 2014
Nice, quiet, friendly staff and guest. Nice area with alot of restaurants near by. Very close to the streetcar and downtown area. The house is gated and you need your key for access in and out of the property. Very secure. I would recommend to others and I would stay again as well.
3.4 on February 07, 2014
I enjoyed my stay at this cozy B&B. The staff were very friendly and the location is perfect...just 1 block from the St. Charles streetcar line. I would certainly stay here again!
3.4 on February 06, 2014
My girlfriend and I stayed here over the weekend because most of the hotels in town were booked for some convention. We were overall very pleased with the Fairchild House. The location, one block from the St Charles streetcar line in the garden district was very convenient. We parked our car in the private gated lot behind the building and left it there all weekend. There is a New Orleans police officer who acts as security gaurd for the whole block surrounding the building at night making us feel even safer in an already nice area of the city. The only complaint I have from our whole stay is the bed was very firm and I could feel the springs. My girlfriend didnt mind it at all but I really had trouble sleeping through the night. The staff were very polite and willing to offer any advice you were looking for. I think next time i stay in New Orleans i would prefer a hotel but this was a fun and different experience that I would definitely recommend. We enjoyed it very much!
4.0 on February 05, 2014
Casa Victoriana, a 1 min del tranvía y a 10 min del French quarter en tranvía. Habitación no muy nueva pero limpia y con todo lo necesario. Muy buena relación calidad/precio. La gente muy simpática y acogedora.
4.2 on January 30, 2014
Fairchild House is very close to St Charles trolley and Magazine St. A mile from down town and easy walk to the Garden district. My room ( $89 ) was basic but clean and comfortable with a great garden walk out. Fairchild has much nicer rooms than the one I stayed in but mine was fine for what I wanted. Great restaurants within close walking distance. Owners and staff could not have been more helpful in making recommendations for places to eat or check out. I would happily stay there again.
4.0 on January 29, 2014
The Fairchild House is in a very old, wooden building, and so comes with the attendant problems. The sound insulation isn't perfect, the rooms show their age a little, but all in all, I find that part of the appeal of a B&B. The place is obviously cared for, and the service was wonderful. The bed was very comfortable, the towels soft and clean, and I never ran short of hot water. Given the price and its location near the French Quarter, but at the edge of the quieter Garden district, I think that this is an excellent value, and would recommend it.
3.2 on January 23, 2014
Nothing fancy but certainly acceptable, charming even, with top of the line linens and everything working ok. Hosts were quite friendly, breakfast was simple but good (including fresh fruit), street parking readily available. My only concern was the windows didn't open which I feel is a fire/safety hazard.
3.0 on December 28, 2013
Lovely B & B at a very convenient location. Close to the trolley and good restaurants and bars. We rented the suite with the balcony - New Orleans at its finest. Great staff and breakfast. Safe, private parking. I would stay here again!
4.6 on December 17, 2013
Quirky, lovely B & B about 5/10 mins by Tram to 'downtown' French Quarter. Owner, Beatriz was very helpful & full of good advice. I can't wait too return for another visit. Only negative was the tiny old TV in the bedroom - however it seemed to go with the place!
4.4 on December 15, 2013
Fairchild house BnB is a great place to stay in New Orleans. The rooms are clean, the beds are really comfortable and the decor is quite pretty. Prices were very reasonable and breakfast was good. The Lower Garden district is a great neighborhood to discover in NOLA, with beautiful architecture and nice restaurants. I would definitely recommend this place to friends.
4.4 on November 25, 2013
This is the second time I have stayed at this B&B, and I continue to be impressed. The personalized service stemming from a true New Orleans culture of hospitality are evident. If I ever need another New Orleans B&B I have no reason to go anywhere else.
4.0 on November 17, 2013
Fantastic location! Beatriz was extremely friendly and accommodating.
4.8 on November 15, 2013
The service was excellent, and the room was very pretty. I really enjoyed staying here on our last night in New Orleans. I wish we had booked more than one night with you! :)
3.6 on November 15, 2013
A lovely heritage home at the edge of the Garden District. Close to the sights, easy access to the trolley. Comfortable and clean, with extremely helpful staff and hosts.
3.6 on November 10, 2013
the double suite not at all the room pictured when I made my reservation; . bed was hard and pillows flat. some pink mold in corners of shower. Needs a good scrubbing down (baseboards etc) maybe a little freshening up of the paint as well. Hostesses were lovely. It's a perfect location. Breakfast wwas delicious.
3.6 on November 06, 2013
This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and the pickings were slim as my event (a friend's wedding) was the same weekend as Voodoo Fest. The room didn't look like the picture online, but it had a nice bathroom, a small TV, and a nice kitchenette. Although I wasn't in my room most of the time we were in town, it had a nice homey feel to it. Breakfast (of which I had both mornings during my stay) had a nice variety of food and beverages. I felt very welcome and enjoyed chatting with the owners who were always asking if I needed any suggestions for food, entertainment, or fun things to do. Since I was in town for a friend's wedding and didn't get much time to be a tourist, I didn't get to hear their suggestions, but I do plan on returning as the location was in a very comfortable feeling area. Parking was nice. They had a small parking space that was gated that could maybe fit 5 vehicles, but there was always space for my car. Even if the area was full, I would feel comfortable leaving my car on the street. The B&B was in a very nice area. Within walking distance was the best sushi I had ever had, along with other restaurants I can't wait to try. Being a block away from St. Charles, it was secluded enough that I didn't feel the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to walk to Lee Circle or the WWII museum which I did get a chance to finally see. I live in Covington so it wasn't too exotic of a trip, but my fiance and I have both decided that should we need to stay in NOLA again, we'd definitely stay at Fairchild. The value was nice, the staff friendly, location perfect, and the atmosphere was very welcoming.
3.8 on October 27, 2013
3.2 on October 25, 2013
My husband and I recently stayed here during our first visit to New Orleans. The main wing of the hotel is apparently undergoing some renovations, so we were in the second building. The room we had was upstairs, with a private entrance we more or less used exclusively. The facilities were antiquated, including a claw-footed tub that was held level by a folded-up FedEx envelope. Despite the fact that things were older, the Fairchild House had its own charm. The towels were luxurious and replaced every day, the location is in the middle of the Garden District and conveniently located one block from the St. Charles streetcar line and a short walk from Magazine Street. There's plenty to do and see nearby, and conveniences like a Walgreens within a couple of minutes. The complimentary wi-fi also made our trip a lot easier, as we were able to look up a lot of resources without having to eat into our data plans. Breakfast is, as others have mentioned, very light, with little more than coffee, yogurt, toast, and some coffee cake during the weekdays, and slightly heavier fare on the weekends. Probably the best resource was the hosts, who are all locals and who can give great advice as to what to do and see around the area. You won't get better a better bang for your buck than the Fairchild House - moderate prices, great location, and reasonable amenities.
3.2 on October 22, 2013
Very relaxed atmosphere with pleasant owners. Everything we needed from holiday accommodation.
4.0 on October 19, 2013
One block from streetcar stop and quick ride to French Quarter.
4.8 on October 17, 2013
Great value for money in an area that is only a short streetcar to downtown. Hospitality and service from staff was first rate. Definitely recommend if you want to save money for the dining and drinking when in NOLA.
5 on October 15, 2013
The staff/owners were so friendly and accommodating. The free breakfast is really good and the rooms are all really nice. I've stayed in 3 different ones! The suite is especially nice.
4.6 on October 15, 2013
This is a great place to stay that is walking distance from both trolley and bus stops. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will gladly stay here again if I return to New Orleans!
4.2 on October 14, 2013
Enjoyed the Fairchild House. Very comfortable and great location. If we ever get the chance to visit New Orleans again, we will most definitely stay here. The inn keeper is great & friendly staff/family. Rooms are very comfortable and affordable.
3.6 on August 21, 2013
Enjoyed my stay at the Fairchild House B&B. Very good communication with owners--I arrived late but they were waiting for me to let me in. Room was clean and comfortable with ac and my own bathroom. The B&B was very quiet and in a historic area that is being gentrified--very close to the St Charles Avenue streetcar and also good restaurants. Would happily come back and will pass onto friends planning to visit NOLA.
2.8 on August 11, 2013
Best part was gated parking. Breakfast was not much better than motel.
5 on August 05, 2013
It was the perfect stay in New Orleans! Very nice people, beautiful room, lovely neighborhood, walking distance from the French Quarter (if you don't mind a walk, about 15/20 minutes. Taxi at night was $10), wonderful breakfast in a beautiful room. There was a nice garden. Free parking.
4.0 on July 28, 2013
Very cozy. The staff was more than hospitable and informative. I'd stay there again!
4.8 on July 03, 2013
My fiance and I stayed at this bed and breakfast for two nights recently. I was hesistant at first, having always stayed downtown in a hotel on our past trips. I was blown away by the bed and breakfast atmosphere and friendliness! The room was small but very clean with access to the rest of the house and huge front porch with rockers. The breakfast each morning exceeded my expectations with home made quiches and breakfast breads, fruits, yogurt, cereal and juice. The owner Beatrice was the nicest lady you have ever met, stopping to chat at breakfast and helping us with a find fun things to do and eat in the city. I will definitely go back and hopefully get a chance at one of their suites offered with private balcony. Thanks Fairchild House for an all around wonderful experience! Linda Gunter
4.6 on July 01, 2013
Stayed here for one night and was happy with the location and it's proximity to the trolly. Also, the staff was very knowledgeable about the area and had many recommendations for food and fun. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful and even included homemade breads. I would definitely stay here again!
4.0 on June 18, 2013
Stayed at Fairchild House B&B for 1 night for a birthday get away. It was an excellent establishment and I'd definitely go back.
4.0 on June 11, 2013
We had a nice stay at Fairchild Bed and Breakfast. It was a great value for the price and we were happy to find a room on short notice. The room was a little worn, some things could have been fixed easily like a small hole in the floor and a broken drawer. The supervisor was very nice and we were very pleased overall. Thank you!
4.6 on June 11, 2013
Great room,close to streetcar and walking distance to everything,Owners are very friendly and helpful .We loved this place. No Dinning but breakfast is o.k.
3.8 on June 07, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for a quick little getaway since he had never been to New Orleans. I didn't want to spend a fortune by booking a hotel nearby so we decided to go with a bed and breakfast. After searching a few hours for a great place, I found Fairchild House. The price was great and almost seemed too good to be true. When we arrived, the host was very helpful and sweet and guided us on where to park (which is gated and locked - very comforting). She then led us to our room which was quiet and dainty. The house is old so don't expect top notch quality. But it was great for the price! We found the area to be pretty quiet too which was nice after a long day of walking in the French Quarter. Also, the streetcar is located a block away which was extremely nice. When morning came we headed downstairs to the breakfast room where the host greeted us and welcomed us to the continental style breakfast. Nothing too fancy but we enjoyed it. Overall it was a lovely stay. No complaints here.
4.2 on May 29, 2013
My boyfriend and I had a great week away here last month. This was our 3rd trip to New Orleans and our first time in a "bed and breakfast." We absolutely loved it here and plan to stay here again on our next trip. I think some of the people who have stayed here and have given it bad reviews are just too picky! The breakfast consists of bagels, toast, fresh fruit, coffee etc. It is nothing extravagant and it certainly doesn't claim to be. We started our mornings off with a cup of coffee there and then went on to eat breakfast else where because I LOVE beignets and can't get them anywhere in MO. Also there is a great breakfast place called the blue plate a block down the road. The room was perfect for us! I didn't mind the A/C as others have complained about being noisy. The house is a musty old smell but what do you expect in a 100+ year old building?!? Besides, we didn't spend much time in our room as we were out enjoying ourselves anyway. Beatriz and her mother are very sweet and make you feel welcomed. I also felt extremely safe at the Fairchild. Everything is locked and even our car was in a locked gate. There is also some kind of officer that stayed and patroled the neighborhood every night we were there. Great location as well!!!!!
Thank you for sharing your review. So glad you enjoyed yourselves at the B&B and in New Orleans. I think you got us! The office is hired by the furniture store down the block.
3.4 on May 14, 2013
We had a great time at Fairchild House during our stay in NOLA for Jazz Fest. Beatriz is very friendly and we loved the yards. Wish breakfast service was a little longer than 1 hour, but other than that can't complain!
Thanks for the time to review the Fairchild House. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and got to sit in the courtyard. We keep the official time of breakfast at one hour. Guests are always welcome to come in and sit after Breakfast is done or take a tray.
4.4 on May 10, 2013
Wir haben uns total wohlgefühlt in Beatriz' Haus, oder besser gesagt: Häusern. Schöne und liebevolle Einrichtung aller Räume, auch des Treppenhauses, liebevolles Frühstückbüffet, große Hilfsbereitschaft. Wäre schön, wiederzukommen. Mit herzlichem Gruß Arno und Josef
I am so glad you two stayed here, so nice to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to review our property. Look forward to seeing you again in the future!
4.6 on May 06, 2013
We brought our two young children for the Zoo and Aquarium and Fairchild was in the best spot for both locations. Beatrice was very helpful ! Will come back for sure !!!
4.2 on May 03, 2013
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast. My hubby had a business meeting on Monday, and since we had never been to New Orleans we decided to make it into a mini get away. Unfortunately, I did not know that Jazz Fest was taking place, but stumbled upon the Fairchild B & B after much searching for reasonably priced accomodations. We had no difficulty in locating the Fairchild, and were happy to have secured off-street parking for our car. The room was comfortable, clean and both my husband and I slept like rocks each night. The rooms have "character" and "charm". The highlight or our stay was going down for breakfast each morning and chit-chatting with the Beatriz and her mother while enjoying coffee. My husband and I are both early risers and Beatriz let us slip in for "early" coffee. Breakfast was fabulous with breads, jams, fresh fruit and then a warm prepared breakfast dish. A wonderful way to start off each morning. The location of the Inn is fabulous, you are within walking distance of everything, and the trolley is one block away. Restaurants are abundant ranging from high end fine dining to a pizza joint. We had a great time in New Orleans, and the entire experience was enhanced by the Fairchild B & B. I can't wait to return in the Fall. Thanks Beatriz and Rita!
Loved having you here. Thank for staying and for taking the time to review the Fairchild House.
4.4 on April 25, 2013
Enjoyed at Beatriz' and Rita's B&B. Delightful atmosphere, both in the room and with the breakfast room where there was plenty of foods to choose from. Healthy choices, too. Our room and bathroom was immaculately clean and had everything anyone could want for a two-night stay.
4.0 on April 09, 2013
Fairchild is in an awesome location, Beatriz is an awesome hostess, the rooms are very quaint and roomy. The location is only 1 block from the trolleys and it seems very safe. However, we didn't dare turn on the ceiling fan cause you could see an inch of dust caked on it and the bedspread was stain and only hoped it was clean. Other than those areas the room was what I expected for an old, old b&b. If you are looking for something super modern, or a business center, or a doorman then this not the place for you. I found it quaint and they still use real keys for the doors. It's old but has a lot of charm and like I said in a great location!!
3.8 on April 06, 2013
This is a quaint and cosy B&B with very hospitable owners. They provided lots of advice and information which made our short stay action packed! It is ideally situated.
4.4 on April 02, 2013
This is a quaint B&B. Everyone is friendly, the breakfast is awesome and the location is great. The only complaint is the chairs and bedspread in the room were stained and "looked" dirty, otherwise the room was clean and roomy. There are stairs so if they are difficult for you make sure you ask for a room on the bottom floor.
3.6 on March 29, 2013
The property was nicer than I expected for the price. The staff is very gracious and the property is well maintained. The location is ideal for people who plan to explore other parts of New Orleans beside the French Quarter. The buildings are old so the walls are somewhat thin.
5 on March 28, 2013
Always a great stay. Friendly staff, clean rooms and a great location. Highly recommended.
4.2 on March 27, 2013
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4.2 on March 23, 2013
Beatriz was flexible , knowledgable, and accommodating . Safe, clean, great value just blocks from St Charles Street car and a great outdoor space to relax, read or just soak in the sun. Would definitely stay here again.
3.2 on March 20, 2013
The Innkeeper and staff were very nice, walls are a bit thin, can be noisy when people are coming and going.
4.8 on March 19, 2013
Everything was absolutely fantastic! Perfect little bed and breakfast with a lot of history. Very nice and helpful staff, just don't expect to be full after the breakfast... light cereal cheese and fruit are provided.
4.0 on March 03, 2013
During our stay, we were looking for a quiet, good night's rest in a safe area of town with easy access to the quarter and river front. This is it. The staff Are all very accommodating, the rooms remind me of my grandparents' old house: tall ceilings, wood floorboards. Modernized bathrooms. Heat and a/c in every room. We saved money and slept well. Breakfast was a hand-crafted, small but delicious nibble before we ventured into the city. Will stay again.
3.6 on February 28, 2013
Great value for the location!
3.8 on February 26, 2013
Basically, when I go to Nola, I'm just looking for a place to sleep in a safe convenient location. Fairchild House was perfect for me. The accommodations are New Orleans through and through. Great location. Outside of the French quarter (which is a plus for me) but close enough to get there in 5 minutes or less. Easy access to other New Orleans attractions: Audubon park and zoo, Tulane University, Central Business District, Superdome, etc. I always take my bicycle to New Orleans because that's the best way to get around in the French Quarter/Uptown area. The location was very secure. I never felt unsafe. There is secure parking on the property, but I parked on the street without a worry. After reading the reviews, I wasn't expecting much in the way of breakfast. But I was very pleased. In fact, Beatriz offered exactly what I have at home each day. As far as price, it's hard to find a lodging bargain in New Orleans, but this was one. I look forward to my next visit.
3.4 on November 19, 2012
Fairchild House was perfect for our short stay in New Orleans. Breakfast was as good as home. Only issue that might frustrate some is wifi was basically unusable in our room or even outside. Perhaps it only worked in office area, but we didn't check that.
3.0 on November 16, 2012
The room we were first assigned, had a very uncomfortable mattress. Definitely needs replaced. There was a problem with the shower. After alerting the inn keeper was immediately assigned to another room. A much more comfortable bed. The breakfast each AM was good. Fresh fruit, breads, cereal, coffee tea juice etc. The WiFi didn't work in our room. It works in the dining area but was very slow at times. This is a good location, convenient to the city.
5 on November 12, 2012
Always feels like home when we stay here.. and great scooter parking too
3.0 on November 07, 2012
Clean room and good accommodations.
3.8 on November 02, 2012
The rooms are cozy, the location is stellar and the staff is nice. Oh, and the price is right. I would come back.
3.6 on October 25, 2012
Good location, pleasant surroundings and friendly people. We enjoyed our stay.
5 on October 20, 2012
Thank you so much for taking such good care of us in New Orleans! It made my meeting so much better to feel well-rested all week! The breakfasts are wonderful, especially the delicious casserole your mother makes for the weekend! Having wifi available was a great & very important perk for us. The short walk to the convention center was just enough exercise for my aging joints. We will be back to see you as soon as we can get back to New Orleans again!
3.8 on September 19, 2012
Clean, safe, quiet. Helpful, friendly staff. Lovely room. Short walk from a variety of restaurants, antique stores, streetcar, neighborhood market and Magazine St. Highly recommended.
4.8 on August 10, 2012
My little family of three wanted to take our summer vacation in NOLA to do the Audubon Experience, but didn't want to stay right at the quarter due to the often higher prices charged to stay there. We booked with Beatriz for last weekend and I'm SO happy we did. She gave us the perfect room to accommodate us, and was informative long before our stay. She called me the week of just to let me know that she would be out of town on her own little vacation, but that there would be someone there to greet us. We arrived and were never kept waiting, checked right in, and we're given an immediate tour of the facilities. My first reaction was to the security: AMAZING. It's not located in a "bad" part of town, however you still like to know that your vehicle will be secure being parked for two days. 6-foot high+ iron privacy fence with key access and this included parking our car on site (for no extra charge!) A rarity in NOLA. The room was nice and cool when we arrived and clean! We were happy to have cable as the Olympics had just begun that night :) The only tiny issue I had with the room at all was water pressure, however I'm quite sure that isn't due to the fault of the inn, but most likely the area we were staying. The air flow is more limited at night outside the rooms so it can get a bit musty should you walk down the hall. But in the morning everything is back to full speed and fresh. Breakfast was a God-send as well! So many choices including breads, cereal, juices, cake and fruits. Another big money saver on top of an already great value! The bus and trolley stops are a block and a half up on St Charles and you'll have no trouble catching one to wherever you need to go. Restaurants are at the same corner and we ate dinner at two of them. Delich! Thank you to Beatriz and the wonderful staff left in charge in her absence!! We will return and can't wait to see them again!
3.4 on August 02, 2012
the location was great to everything we had to do. Pleasure stroll in the Quarter, a wedding, and the reception at City Park. Also my sister has both knees replaced and they were helpful in giving us a room downstairs by the courtyard.
4.2 on July 25, 2012
I had a great time and enjoyed my stay at Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast and will return for future trips and will recommend to friends and family. Thanks
5 on July 21, 2012
This is a beautiful old home full of antiques. We enjoyed out stay very much and the manager was most congenial and helpful.
2.8 on July 06, 2012
Decent comfortable place with acceptable breakfast for a short stay close to the convention center. Noisy air conditioners, so bring ear plugs.
3.6 on July 02, 2012
We have enjoyed the Fairchild House twice for long visits to relatives in New Orleans. There is a relaxed, homelike feeling there. The rooms are clean. The service is friendly and good. The breakfast has something for everyone. The secure parking and outdoor patio make an extended stay more relaxed. The house is attractive, the location excellent, and the price is fair.
4.0 on June 26, 2012
Beatriz upgraded us to the King Suite, as it was unoccupied. Wonderful service.
4.4 on June 06, 2012
I have always wanted to go to New Orleans by myself and do the things I want to do! I stayed at the Fairchild Bed and Breakfast Friday May 18 to Monday Monday May 21 2012. It was in great location and just a block away from the St. Charles street car acsess. Like I said I was traveling alone and never once felt unsafe or treathened. The street car was 3 bucks a day and it took you all over the garden district and the french quarter. I can't say enough good things about Fairchild Bed and Breakfast. The building I stayed in was like a step back in time. I felt like a southernen belle retiring to my room after a long day! The antique furnishing and painting completed this feeling of being alive in a different period of time. The owner was very nice. She was full of helpful advice for planning a great day. The breakfast was great! One morning she cooked eggs and another day a tasty breakfast casarole. Loved this place would highly recommend it!
It was so nice to have you stay with us. It was great to know you got out on your own just to do the things you want! Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you again.
4.8 on June 05, 2012
My husband and I stayed at this B&B with our 3 year old a few weeks ago and had a lovely time. The room was clean, the breakfast was wonderful, and the staff was extra friendly. The location was nice, very close to downtown but yet away from all the noise. We enjoyed walking down St. Charles and taking the trolly into town. We are staying again in a few weeks when we go back to visit. I love southern comfort and you are not going to find that in a major hotel.
We enjoyed having all 3 of you here. I don't think you stopped for a minute. Look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks.
3.8 on June 04, 2012
This B&B is located in the American section and is only a 10 minute trolley ride to the French Market area. Good parking and nice rooms. Very quaint and great New Orleans flavor. The daughter and mother are great hostesses.
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We enjoyed having you here and glad you enjoyed the location too.
4.4 on May 31, 2012
A great place to stay and in a wonderful part of New Orleans. The hosts were friendly and helpful, all that one would want or expect of one's hosts. Had the use of a kettle for tea which is important to us bonus
It was wonderful having you two stay here with us. Great conversations. Glad to have had the kettle, not everyone drinks coffee!
3.2 on May 31, 2012
Needed a place to stay for a couple of days worth of Mardi Gras, and this place had an opening. My first B&B stay, and I am now officially spoiled. Inkeeper was a little preoccupied with being in a MG parade; her relatives stepped up. Her mom cooked me a nice breakfast.The breakfast room was fun to relax in and visit with fellow guests, and hear stories about NOLA and MG. Fenced off-street parking. WiFi. My room draperies needed a clothespin and they brought me a selection.
I am so glad to hear you are spoiled. Hope you will search for more B&B's in the future. Mardi Gras is definitely a big preocupation. I have been riding for years with a few different groups (Krewes), but now am a member of the new Krewe of Nyx. This was our first year riding, and oh boy how people came out to see us. It was amazing!! If you stay with us during Mardi Gras, you will for sure become part of the family. You might even have to watch my daughter! I was wondering what that clothespin was about. I think I figured out the issue. Next year. We ride the Wednesday after Super Bowl!!
2.8 on May 30, 2012
The price for Fairchild House is alright, and is what attracted me to it. The room I stayed in was tiny, with a window unit for A/C, and a small, stand-up shower. The location is excellent, being a couple blocks from the St. Charles rail, and also very close to The Avenue Pub, which is one of the top 50 Beer Bars in the world. Additionally, down the street is the Blue Plate, which has amazing shrimp and grits. I am saying this partially because the breakfast hear leaves a bit to be desired. Store-bought bagels and english muffins, cereal, and fruit are the staples, and usually some sort of egg dish. Not bad, but not what I would expect from a B&B. The employees are all very nice, especially the owner and her mother, who will chat you up in the breakfast room. The room is adequately clean, and they'll replace the towels daily. Overall, this was an alright place to stay. I'd stay again.
Glad to know you had a decent stay with us. Just to clarify to all, our breakfast, as stated on our web site is a Continental Plus. This consists of assorted breads (we serve bagels, English muffins, cinnamon/raisin bread & whole wheat bread), coffee cake/muffins, fresh fruit, 2 types of cold cereal, oatmeal, plain yogurt, coffee, assorted teas, milk and OJ. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
4.0 on May 24, 2012
We just checked in & so far so good. It's an old house so nothing's perfect (to the negative reviewers) but overall the rooms are clean w/attention to even the curtains being recently washed. Deluxe king room has 2 twins pushed together which is fine for us but some may not care for it. Bathroom is clean w/the only exception being old/dirty floor tile grout. Room has amenities such as hair dryer & mini fridge. The over all feel brings me back to days of visiting friends who lived in an old Victorian home. This place is a nice change of pace from the hotel chains. As a professional housekeeper when not on vacation, I recommend this B&B to the traveler looming for charm. Friendly staff as well. Very homey & we'd stay again.
Thanks for the review and for the recommendation. I think we can easily fix the grout issue and the curtains. Actually, after putting up the curtains we noticed they were uneven, even thought we purchased them in the same same size. I will put some new ones in so it does not look uneven.
3.4 on May 23, 2012
Good location. Nice, clean room. Good breakfast.
Sounds like a good time to me! Thanks for the review.
4.4 on May 20, 2012
This was a wondreful place to launch a 50th birthdta celebration. It was centrally located adn very relaxing. The breakfasts were simple but good. We made good use of the streetcars to visit the park, Bourbon Street, French Quarter, and Magazine street areas. The owners were extremely and very helpful.
Did you ever stop celebrating? Great to have you stay with us and get to know you all. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
5 on May 12, 2012
This was my second time staying at the Fairchild House. It's location is ideal as it is in a great, vibrant, safe neighborhood and walking distance to the streetcar line as well as good restaurants, bars and shopping. The staff is courteous, friendly and has great recommendations on where to go and what to do.
Thanks for coming back to stay and for your review. Here I go again, I love this neighborhood!! See you all next time.
4.8 on May 11, 2012
The Fairchild House offers Southern Hospitality with a Brazilian flair. We always enjoy our stay here. It is convenient to most of the city with out driving - they are only a block off of the St Charles Street Car. You get the convenience without the noise of St. Charles. We are always made to feel like family instead of customers - This is a wonderful place for a New Orleans getaway and still have access to everything that makes New Orleans what it is famous for.
We enjoy having you all stay here with us. Thanks for letting people know what we are about! See you next time.
3.6 on May 07, 2012
value for price. it's time the owner started updating rooms. if an absolute historic environment is the goal, this is probably not a 1st choice. owner personable and knows area.
3.2 on May 04, 2012
Close to local trolley service, clean rooms and very friendly and accomodating hostess. Would recommend
We are happy you enjoyed your stay.Thanks for the recommendation!
3.8 on May 01, 2012
Adoramos o Fairchild!!! Está muito bem localizado e a casa é muito charmosa e confortável. A dona do local, Beatriz, é maravilhosa! Nos deu mapa e dicas de lugares onde comer, beber, ouvir música e passear. Recomendo!
Gente, voces se divertiram demais! Adoramos os nossos papos! Ate a proxima viagem. Obrigada!
5 on April 26, 2012
This was our first bed and breakfast venture and we had some apprehensions, but were very pleased with the accomodations and the service. It was like a trip back in time to stay in the beautiful period room. We will definitely return again.
I hope you will now search for B&B's everywhere you go! So nice to have yo and we look forward to hosting you again.
3.6 on April 26, 2012
The location is fantastic and close to the street car. I would stay here again for a short weekend trip. Rooms are cozy.
Thanks for the review. As everyone knows by now, I love this location! Glad it was good for you too. We will be looking out for you again.
4.2 on April 26, 2012
Lovely little B&B, Beatrice was wonderful and very accommodating for us. Fantastic location & service for the price.
Thanks for the review. I am glad you were well accommodated! Hope to see you again.
4.2 on April 17, 2012
I would recommend Fairchild House to anyone who wants an authentic New Orleans stay. It's great because it's out of the mess of the French Quarter, but still in walking distance or a short streetcar ride up to the action. You are also in walking distance of the Garden District and Magazine Street. Beatriz was a great host and the breakfast every morning was great. We really enjoyed having our own private room and spacious bathroom. I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for an affordable, authentic stay in New Orleans!
Love to hear when guests love their time on Magazine Street. So much to see and do! Thanks for the recommendation.
5 on March 19, 2012
Close to everything; nice neighborhood; lovely accommodations; and very nice service people!
5 on March 17, 2012
This was my first time staying at a B&B. I've stayed in all kinds accommodations from five star hotels to bunk beds in hostels and this is my most memorable stay yet. The house is gorgeous, both interior and exterior. You get a key to the gate, building, and room so you're safe and have the freedom to leave and return as you please. Beatriz was an approachable and fun host. She engaged us in conversation over breakfast and gave us sightseeing tips. Breakfast was delicious, especially the lemon cake. Location was right at the street car stop and only two or three stops from the French Quarter. Parking was available on the street right in front, as well as an exclusive parking lot in the back. I can't think of a single point to complain about.
4.0 on March 13, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at the Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast. It met our needs perfectly, including the need to park the car in a private, fenced-in area. The breakfast bar was charming and the company delightful. Thank you for hosting us!
We enjoyed having you both here too. Thanks for taking the time to review our property.
3.8 on March 04, 2012
Wonderful hostess who was enthusiastic and genuine in answering questions, making suggestions, and providing information about what to do, how to do it, and where to go in New Orleans. Neighborhood is quiet and the B&B is secure. Our room was simple and adequate. Breakfast had various good choices, self-service, and hostess was responsive to our specific needs/requests.
Thanks for the review on our property. Glad you enjoyed the Lower Garden District too.
3.8 on February 22, 2012
The furnishings are suitable to the period, even if not always in the best shape or of the best quality. All is clean and neat. The host is very friendly and accommodating to special request. The location is excellent for access to New Orleans' attractions. The price is below average for a B&B in New Orleans.
4.4 on February 18, 2012
If we had stayed in the French Quarter, we probably wouldn't have made it to many points farther uptown in the Garden Distrct. Though this place seems like it's too close to the highway and to the action, it's actually very quiet and tranquil. Beatriz and her family (especially her mother!) were exceedingly welcoming and helpful, displaying expansive knowledge about the area and the local cuisine. This place does not provide itself on a gourmet breakfast, but I knew that going into it. Its value lies far more in its location and wonderful hospitality. Besides, I'd much much much rather eat some beignets from Cafe du Monde or another of the myriad dining establishments. Highly recommended!
5 on February 17, 2012
What a great find!!! We were a few blocks from best parade viewing spots, had a great breakfast. The B and B was quiet, nicely furnished, safe and we enjoyed our breakfast hostess!! It was a quick, safe walk to places to shop and eat, also. We got lots of tips about what to do and where to eat. Cannot wait to come back!!!
4.0 on February 09, 2012
Nothing fancy -- just a couple of really cool OLD houses at the N.E. edge of the Garden District, right near the Warehouse District. 2 blocks to St. Charles streetcar; ~8 block walk to convention center (or $5 cab). Very easy to get to the Quarter via streetcar. The owners are wonderful, and the continental breakfast seals the deal.
4.0 on January 20, 2012
Friendly staff, beautiful house and rooms, great breakfast. Would definitely stay again. Had a great time. Thank you!
4.0 on January 16, 2012
I had a wonderful experience at Fairchild bed n breakfast. The hostess was especially kind, honest, individual and I'll definitely return here when I make another visit to Nola
4.0 on January 13, 2012
Fairchild House is a great old house and staying there reminded me of visiting old friends for a couple of days. It was quiet, clean, and the bed was very comfortable. Loved how close it was to the streetcar line. This would be a great place to stay for Mardi Gras. I would definitely come back to the Fairchild House and the price can't be beat.
4.0 on January 07, 2012
This was my second stay, and I think my room this time was even prettier--lighter and lacier!
4.8 on January 04, 2012
The place was very nice! The room had a bit of a draft, but there was heater. The courtyard was beautiful & the parking lot was very convenient. Also, the B&B was reasonably located between Magazine St. & downtown. With a car it's only about 7 minutes. I would definitely stay here again.
3.6 on December 23, 2011
The Fairchild House is great value for the money. It is located in a comfortable, interesting Lower Garden District neighborhood in two mid-nineteenth homes, furnished with antiques and eclectic accents. The beds could be softer and the showers roomier and I would appreciate a microwave in the room, but Ms. Rita and the friendly ambience make up for these things.
I am glad mom treated you well. We have a couple of rooms with microwave and usually we have some extras if really needed. Some rooms do have small box showers, it was all we could put in to give each room a private bathroom. Thank you for the review, glad you had a good time.
3.6 on December 14, 2011
free parking, just like stay at home. I checked in/out late without any problem. I love too stay there again.
Thanks for the review. We would love to see you again. Free parking is always a plus.
5 on December 11, 2011
Hostestess were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay in this historic home. Location great, price is great for location, all was excellent. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer this time (due to our schedule) but we will be back. Thanks
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We were happy to have you stay with us.
4.4 on December 11, 2011
This is an ideal place to stay if you want to visit both the Garden District and the French Quarter easily. This spot is located one block from the trolly system and a key parade route durin Mardi Gras. There is a place to secure your car if you feel the need. We really enjoyed the company of the owner in the morning as she served us at the breakfast buffet. There is an old world feel to this lovely place we will visit again if we are ever in the area again.
I think you are so right about our location, we are close enough to the Quarter, yet not smack in it. Walking from the Lower Garden District through to the Garden District is such a great activity. So much to see. Thanks for the review and we enjoyed your company too!
4.0 on November 16, 2011
My fiance and I came to New Orleans for a friend's 30th birthday kind of last minute and had a hard time booking a stay for a reasonable price. We were so lucky to find the Fairchild House! It was a very unique place to stay, quiet, comfortable, and a fun location. I think the weekend we were there was exceptionally busy as it took on average 45 minutes for us to get to where our friends were staying in the French Quarter via streetcar. But it was worth it. The Fairchild House was a fun place to stay for us 30-somethings and I also plan on taking my mom here in the future.
We were lucky to have you two stay here. Thanks for having a great time and for the review!
4.0 on November 09, 2011
nice neighbourhood lovely room, very pricey the owner is very helpful and gives tourists good recommendations
Thanks for the taking the time to review your stay at Fairchild House. I am hoping you your thoughts on our prices are a typo. I believe we are not a pricey property.
4.0 on November 04, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at Fairchild House. Beatriz and the rest of the staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. Would love to stay there again.
Thank you for staying with us. We would to have you come back. Thanks for the review.
3.8 on November 04, 2011
The Fairchild house was cute, clean and affordable. Beatriz is a really great innkeeper. My only complaint is that the bed was that the bed was really not very comfortable -- too hard and I could feel the springs. But other than that, I really enjoyed my stay -- especially for the price!
Thanks for the review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry about the spring in the mattress. I just saw this review today and will have to go chek to see whick room this is.
5 on November 02, 2011
I traveled to New Orleans to spend Halloween in one of the most beautiful cities on earth. I had excellent service while staying at the fairchild, any concern or question was immediately answered, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
We think it is also one of the most beautiful cities too! Thank you for the review and we enjoyed having you stay with us.
3.8 on October 28, 2011
This is a great place to stay for the price. Its located between downtown and the garden district. We chose to bring our bikes and ride around town and this location was an easy ride to the French Quarter in one direction and the Garden District in the other. My only complaint is the lack of signage out front. It took a few minutes to find it, even though the web sites directions were great.
What a beautiful weekend it was to ride your bikes! Happy to know you both enjoyed your time in the city and at the Fairchild House. We decided 20 years ago not to put a sign outside, there is a very small plaque on the gate. So be sure to look for the number on the house when looking for us. Thanks for taking the time to post a review.
4.6 on October 25, 2011
Fairchild House is one of our newest discoveries in New Orleans. We don't go into the city often, but when we do, we check to see if there is an availability at Fairchild House before looking elsewhere. All of our stays have been excellent in all respects.
We are happy to see you each time you make it here. Thank you for the review.
4.0 on August 28, 2011
My husband and I were pleased with our stay at this bed and breakfast. It was local to everything we wanted to do while we stayed in New Orleans. It was clean and peaceful.
Thanks for the review. We are happy to know you had a good and peaceful stay at the Fairchild House.
3.2 on July 26, 2011
The place was nice, comfortable, and beautiful. and on the whole, we would recommend it, even though the room we were in was not the one we had requested (and were told we could have) when we made our reservations. We can not comment on the Breakfast portion of the stay, as we only stayed one night and had to leave prior to breakfast being served the next morning. I will also warn about the New Orleans cab companies, though we do not hold this against the Fairchild or its Innkeepers. When we checked in, we arranged with the innkeeper to have a cab scheduled to pick us up at 6:15 the next morning. We were at the street at 6:00 am, only to be stood up by the cab company (unfortunately, I do not know which one, as we did not overhear which one was called). At 6:20, we realized that the cab was not coming, and had to walk the 11 blocks to the Amtrak station dragging our luggage behind us in the humid, oppressive Louisiana July heat.
I read this review when you first put it up and got in touch with the cab company. The company told me the reservation was booked for 5:15 am. I will say they are a reliable company and we obviously had a misscommunication. I know walking fast in the summer is no fun. Regarding the room, you booked a Standard Double and I upgrade you to a Superior Queen. I had a room with a queen and thought you would prefer a larger room. My mistake for not asking. I am glad you did enjoy your short stay with us and thank you for posting a review.
4.2 on July 25, 2011
The Fairchild House is a great place to stay in New Orleans. It is clean and very comfortable. The people there were wonderful and very helpful. They even went out of their way to prepare a gluten free breakfast for me. The location of the Fairchild House is within an easy walk to the trolly and bus. There are lots of places to eat near by. I would definitely stay there again.
We didn't want you to go hungry at Breakfast! Happy to read you had a good stay here. Look forward to seeing you again.
4.4 on July 17, 2011
Fairchild was great, a block off of St. Charles and the trolley. The staff was wonderful, and we felt we had the whole place to ourselves even though there were other guests. It has a secure parking lot and the breakfast was exactly what we were expecting and more.It was a great price and the room was just what we wanted. My next stay in New Orleans will be at the Fairchild again.
Terrific to read you got what you wanted and that you will return. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Again, nothing like that streetcar to get you around. Thanks for the review.
3.0 on July 13, 2011
I would recommend the Fairchild to anyone looking for a change from the everyday hotel chains. Yes, there are quirks, but they are just that, quirks. Quiet location, easy access to the green line (St. Charles line), and near-by food & drug store. I enjoyed my stay in New Orleans and a big part of that was due to the charm of the Fairchild. I would stay there again.
Love to hear we helped to make your stay in New Orleans a memorable one. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our property.
4.4 on July 13, 2011
Rebecca and Beatriz are wonderful hosts, and the rooms are gorgeous. The location was perfect for getting all over the city without being too close to the noise. Am visiting again soon and looking forward to it!
Thanks for taking the time to review the Fairchild House. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again.
3.8 on July 12, 2011
While the house is old and the rooms are in need of updating, our stay was wonderful. The location is superb! A block from the streetcar and close enough to walk pretty much anywhere makes it an ideal location that is close to the action but far enough away for peace and quiet. Breakfast was simple but good. The hosts were nice and were full of great recommendations.
We were happy to have you stay with us and that you like this location. You are tight, the house is old. We are working on some updates on the property and in the rooms.
3.8 on July 10, 2011
We stayed at the fairchild house for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. Our room was clean, bed comfortable and the breakfast was ample.
Thanks for the review. I love reading we are a good option in the Lower Garden District! Glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us.
4.2 on July 05, 2011
My wife and I along with a couple of friends recently had a stay at the Fairchild. The staff was very warm and accommodating. This was our first experience with a B&B and we absolutely loved it. The neighborhood was so rich and historic. We love how life just seems to slow down in the Garden district and it is a completely different pace than down town New Orleans. My wife and I were on our way home and still laughing from our coversation with Rita, by the way we managed to leave that book in the back of our friends car!
Sorry to hear you lost your book..I guess someone has new reading material now! It was so nice to have all of you stay here and really take in New Orleans. Just a note....we are in the Lower Garden District.
4.2 on July 05, 2011
This is not your high dollar bed and breakfast, but you get more than you pay for. The owners and staff are friendly, everything is kept clean, you can sit out on the font porch and listen to the water trickling into a large fountain. A small refrigerator in the room (which worked out great since the New Orleans heat sometimes quelled my appetite when dining out). I did not think much of the room having a window unit A/C until I had been out in the New Orleans heat and came into my cool, cool room! Heaven! The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was a pleasant affair. My only complaint was that although there was an antique desk in the room, it was locked so I had no where to set up my laptop to work. Other rooms may have desks, just ask. I very much enjoyed my stay!
We checked out the desk and not sure how it got locked. All better now! I am glad that did not spoil your stay. Those ac units are indispensable here in the summer!Thanks for the review.
4.8 on July 02, 2011
Everything about my stay at the Fairchild House was perfect! Beatrice and Rebecca made my stay even better by offering info about local hot spots and some of the local customs. My room was comfortable and a perfect getaway from the madness of the French Quarter. I was heartbroken to leave! I will definitely be back and will be recommending to all fellow travelers on their way to New Orleans!
We miss our morning chats with you! So happy you enjoyed the Fairchild House and New Orleans. Thanks for the review.
5 on July 01, 2011
My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay at Fairchild House, located in the gorgeous Garden District, conveniently adjacent to the bustling Central Business District and one block from a St. Charles Avenue streetcar stop. Beatriz is a warm and welcoming host, and her extensive knowledge of the city enhanced our visit. Our bedroom and bathroom were clean and comfortable, our breakfasts fresh and delicious. The low cost of our stay allowed us to fit more food and fun into our budget. Highly recommended!
We enjoyed meeting you both and having you here. Just to clarify, we are in the Lower Garden District. The streetcar is just a block away and a great way to get around. Happy to read you enjoyed your accommodations.
4.4 on June 30, 2011
I recently stayed 3 nights at the Fairchild House Bed & Breakfast. I was looking for a good value and this B&B provided this as well as wonderful hospitality and attentiveness in a safe, secure setting. Although my room was not fancy in decor, it was very clean and comfortable. The St. Charles Trolley is one block away and I used it for all my trips to the downtown and French Quarter areas. This lodging experience was very good and I recommend the Fairchild to those who are looking for a unique lodging experience.
Glad to read you had a good stay at Fairchild House. Summer time is crazy hot and humid, but the rates sure are the best at this time of the year. Thanks for taking the time to post a review.
3.8 on June 29, 2011
The Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful place to stay in New Orleans. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. As they are located only a block away from the St. Charles trolley, getting to and from downtown was easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend staying here the next time you're in New Orleans.
Thanks for taking the time to review the Fairchild House B&B. Ther streetcar is a great and inexpensive way to get uptown and downtown. Glad to know you had a good time.
5 on June 28, 2011
I had stayed at the Fairchild House previously and was very pleased. This stay was wonderful as well. For the price, quality, and convenience this place can't be beat!! Would definitely stay hear again (and again).
Thanks for the the great review. We love having you here too. Look forward to another visit in the future.
4.6 on June 14, 2011
This is a great family run B&B in a great location one block from the St. Charles Ave Street car. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great stay here and will be coming back next time we are in NOLA. I highly recommend it.
Thank you for the review on Fairchild House. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and in New Orleans. Look forward to seeing you again in the future!
3.8 on June 13, 2011
Stayed here for a couple of nights, excellent location close to the tram and St Charles Street dining, would definitely come back if in New Orleans again. The secure parking was a big plus for us, as we were traveling with a motorcycle and trailer and leaving it in the street was not going to work.
You know how much we love that streetcar being just a block away from the B&B. It gets you places and what a beautiful ride. Thanks for taking the time to review our property.
3.2 on June 10, 2011
My wife and I were in New Orleans for our honeymoon. This was our second time visiting the city. We wanted to try something different for the first time so we tried out our first B&B. We were met by a gentleman who was very polite and helpful and provided us with a key to our room. The room was cozy and looked like the picture on the web site (queen delux). The only downfall to the room was the bed. Unfortunately, the matress was very hard and had very little give to it. It was difficult for my wife and I to get comfortable, especially since she is 6 months pregnant. She used multiple pillows to get comfortable but was unsuccessful with getting a good nights rest. The location was very convenient and had easy access to the trolly line as well as to a drug store and food vendors. For breakfast, there was a really nice area to have cereal, breads, and fresh fruit. Beatriz was very nice and helpful with any questions that we had. I would definately like to do a B&B again but will probably seek out another place to try out next time. ~Coopers~ Cin, OH
I am glad to know you enjoyed the location and the breakfast. The deluxe queen is a favorite room, but I guess not for eveyone. Be sure to talk to your innkeeper wherever you stay about changing rooms or any problems. We are here to guide you in places to see and eat and be confortable too.
4.2 on June 03, 2011
Really lovely place to stay! Beatrice is a fantastic host and loads of fun to talk with, and we very much enjoyed the several days we spent in New Orleans in April 2011 at Fairchild House. Fantastic location, close to Magazine Street and the Charles Street trolley. Pretty easy walking distance to the French Quarter as well. Our favorite evening was sitting on our beautiful balcony of our room overlooking Prytania Street drinking wine and eating cheese and salami bought at a nearby deli. Very relaxing and would highly recommend Fairchild House. Breakfast is self-serve but MORE than ample and satisfactory. We will definitely return!
Nothing like sitting outside when the weather is nice in NOLA! I enjoyed talking to you too. Look forward to a future visit and thanks for staying with us.
5 on May 29, 2011
We had a great experience at Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast. The rooms were quaint. The breakfast was satisfying. The service was super. The value amazing. It was a fair walk to the downtown but the trolley is so close, there wasn't a problem. Stayed a week and had a great time. Would stay here again. Tim and Ruth Krueger
Between your convention and enjoying the city we hardly saw you two. Glad to know al was good. Thanks for the review.
2.2 on May 21, 2011
Our room was NOTHING like the rooms shown on the website! Very plain & basic. I was shocked when we entered our room especially since we were there for a special occasion! Bed was VERY uncomfortable. The bed was so bad that we were ready to check out on day 3! You only get 1 flat pillow each. No closet and the armour was so bad there was no way I would try & hang anything in it. Dresser was ok but we basically lived out of our suitcases on the floor. Only had 1 tiny bar of soap for the sink & shower initially. It's soap--come on!!!! No coffee pot in our room as advertised. TV was a joke! Only had 13 channels. Gardens need a lot of help! I've stayed at B&Bs all over the world & this was the worst I've ever stayed in. Nothing special--not even close! No basic common area to hang out in except the breakfast room. On a positive note: Air conditioner was awesome! Only had breakfast there twice and it was very good! Only problem is it's only from 8:30-9:30am so if you book a tour early forget it! Beatrice was wonderful!
4.0 on May 20, 2011
Our entire experience at the Fairchild House was pleasant, and the whole staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. Since it was the center stop of a long trip, it was great to find a laundromat just a couple of blocks away and to have access to an iron and ironing board. Our car stayed safe in the locked lot, and proximity to the St. Charles Avenue streetcar made it easy to get around.
4.4 on May 17, 2011
The Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast exceeded my expectations! The location was absolutely perfect. In a quiet part of NOLA but easy access to the trolley car and if you don't feel like going too far for a meal there is FANTASTIC dining in walking distance. The service was great and the rooms were very clean. I recommend the Fairchild B&B and will certainly be back!
4.6 on May 16, 2011
This was a great place to stay! The location was incredible, a very quick cable-car ride into the city if you want it, but most days we just walked to the downtown and to the French Quarter. The staff was great, they were always there when we needed them and had great advice on where to go, what to do, and of course what to eat! It was a beautiful stay with a nice outdoors space, great food and service, and a perfect location for an amazing price! I will definitely return ps - its a very quick walk to VooDoo BBQ from here, making its location even better!
Glad to know you enjoyed your stay and our location. I love VooDoo too! Thanks for taking the time to review the Fairchild House.
4.0 on April 26, 2011
This location was good as it was quiet, and one block up you could hop on the trolley to get to get about. Emeril's Del Monico Resturant is excellent and only a few blocks where you can go dressed up but prices are not outrageous. Our room at the B & B was not very fancy ( ps--no hair dryer or ironing board) but it is an old place. Breakfasts were wonderful and very friendly.
I am happy you enjoyed your stay. We do provide irons, ironing boards for guest use. I also have hair dryers in most of the rooms and some that float around the smaller rooms.
3.2 on April 24, 2011
This was our first trip to New Orleans. The city was so crowded, noisy, and busy that we felt like we were in NYC. Fairchild House was a GREAT place to come back to in the evenings when we needed some peace & quiet. Although it's in a quieter part of town, it's still within quick & easy access by FOOT to the French Quarter & Canal Street. It's only about a 5-minute walk to the trolley, but we ended up walking all the way to the French Quarter (the trolley was filled up), and that was only about a 30-minute leisurely walk. This place is very safe & secure with a locked gate & locked parking area. Highly recommended!!
Thats Spring in the city. Eveyorne wants to be here when the weather is nice...come back in August!! The Streetcar is just a block away, however suring such a busy time it fills up quickly. Sometimes it is easier to walk that mile to the Quarter. Thanks for the review.
3.8 on April 21, 2011
The location was perfect for walking as well as for the St Charles street car. Beatrice is a lovely hostess with intereting stories about the area, and was willing to accommodate our odd schedule and personal needs. We were close enough to walk to the French Quarter, but we were pleasantly surprised at the very good local restaurants only a block or two away. Be sure to try Mia's. And take the street car to the end of the line for a wonderful view of the Garden District. Yes, we will seek out Fairchild House when we make a return visit to New Orleans.
Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure having you and working on the odd schedule. Look forward to a future trip.
3.4 on April 21, 2011
I really enjoyed my stay at the Fairchild house, though it should be noted that I am definitely low maintenance. The room had everything I needed, but I know most people like having a TV. It was very simple, but had loads of character and was quite clean. I think a TV could have been made available, but I wasn't interested. It's located in a great part of town... just on the edge of the Garden District. My morning runs were beautiful. It is also just one block from the trolley, which goes to the Universities or to the French Quarter. I really liked that it was a bit set apart from the ultra-busy city center. ONe of the best parts of my stay was having a long chat over breakfast with the bell hop! Great character and charm, and the price is right for the more frugal, simple travelers. I walked to the Convention Center every morning for a conference, and passed a couple of great cafes on the way.
Thanks for the review. Brad enjoyed talking to you too. All rooms have a tv. I think the one in your room had passed away and I forgot to put a new one in there. Problem had been fixed.
3.8 on April 21, 2011
lovely b&b in the garden district, in gorgeous victorian house. if you want to stay someplace charming outside of downtown, this is the place to stay.
You are so sweet! Thanks for the review. Just a reminder we are in the Lower Garden District.
5 on April 19, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Fairchild House. Beatrice was extremely accommodating, friendly and a joy to talk to. On the morning we had an early tour she opened for breakfast early to accommodate us. Our King bed room was large and gave us plenty of room to move around easily. The morning continental breakfast was good and had a nice variety of choices. The outside patio was a nice place to sit and relax in the morning or after a long sightseeing day. The location was excellent, one block to St. Charles street car or within a nice long walking distance to the French Quarter. There were many nice restaurants in close proximity of The Fairchild House. We would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone.
Thanks for the review. You don't want to go on a swamp tour that early without food! It was great having you stay with us! Thanks.
5 on April 15, 2011
Everything about Fairchild House exceeded my expectations. The room was charming. The bathroom was clean and had updated fixtures; the air conditioner was a new Friedrich. The free, locked parking was an unexpected bonus. The breakfast was lovely, as was the room it was served in. On a festival weekend when downtown hotels were charging hundreds of dollars a night, I had my own private (and very quiet) oasis a short block from the St. Charles Streetcar for $79 a night. I can't recommend the Fairchild House highly enough, and will definitely stay again.
We loved having you here too! French Quarter Fest sure was a fun weekend. We offer rates ranging from $79-$149. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again
3.0 on April 14, 2011
I love Prytania Street and Fairchild House reflects Prytania.
We love Prytania too, it is where the Goddesses meet. What better place to meet than in New Orleans!
4.6 on April 09, 2011
We were looking quite a while for a reasonable stay in New Orleans - which was more difficult than we thought it would be. Finally, we found the Fairchild House - which turned out to be very good luck for us. We recommend this Bed & Breakfast to anyone. The room was clean and quite, and the innkeeper very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, we had to leave very early and cannot comment on the breakfast therefore.
It was a quick trip for you! We enjoyed meeting you both. Hopefully you can have Breakfast the next time around. Thanks for taking the time to review the B&B.
3.8 on April 06, 2011
My boyfriend and I were planning our trip to NOLA when we decided to stay at a B & B instead of a regular hotel. After careful consideration and reading rave reviews, we picked Fairchild House. We were pleased with our stay! Very safe parking area, quiet house, nice bedroom and bath combo and very friendly and helpful staff. It was a little farther from where we had meant to be, but chalk that up to inexperience in traveling. Overall, it was very nice and would stay again.
Thanks for the review. I was happy to read you enjoyed your first B&B stay..hope you have many more in your future!
5 on April 04, 2011
We loved our stay at The Fairchild House. The room, the bed and the bath were all comfortable, clean, well appointed, and ample. We had booked a double bed room but since the king was available, the owner, gave us an upgrade for which we were really appreciative. We loved the frig in our room and the big bath tub with lots of hot water. Beatriz, the owner, was friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming, and her breakfasts of fresh breads, fruit, juice tea and coffee, and cold cereal with milk was hearty and served us well. She even stored my gluten free bread in her frig so that I could make my own toast and offered to provide breakfast for us early on the day we flew home and had to be at the airport at 7:30 am. The Fairchild House is located in the lower Garden District fairly close to downtown (within walking distance) and only one block from the St. Charles St. trolley. We got a 3 day trolley pass that served us well. We walked to the Lafayette Cemetery and found good restaurants, (Voodoo BarBQue) close to the B&B and lots more in the Garden District. It isn't the ritziest part of town but we never felt unsafe walking home from the trolley. We'll definitely stay here when we go back. We loved everything about it. Even a 24 hour Walgreens on St. Charles nearby. Gotta love it.
Gotta love those 24hr establishments! You two did it all and made great use of those streetcar passes. We loved having you here. Thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you again.
3.8 on April 01, 2011
A great place to stay in the garden district very close to the quarter. quiet and clean. Beatrize is great. Nice little patio area in back with towering plants all around. private gated parking if needed. charming breakfast hall next to the B&B.
When the weather is nice it sure is a treat to sit in the courtyard. Happy to know you enjoyed your stay in the Lower Garden District. Thanks for the review.
4.0 on March 30, 2011
This is a great place to stay in New Orleans. Very quiet, relaxing, and enjoyable. Will stay here again on my next trip!
Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for the review.
4.2 on March 24, 2011
I spent five days in room 5, which is one of the smaller rooms overlooking the side road. I was attending a conference at the convention centre, which is around a 20 minute walk. The St Charles tram is very nearby. The room is small but ok for one person, and very quiet. Unlike more expensive hotels, they do not charge for wifi which worked well in the sitting areas, which are also very nice, but was a bit low powered in the room itself. Breakfast is good, and the owners are welcoming and very helpful. They are fans of the UK comedy series Fawlty Towers, but you'd never guess, maybe it helps them channel any frustrations they have with tricky guests!
Thanks for taking the time to review the Fairchild House. We enjoyed you too. I will see what I can do about the WIFI in the rooms. Love that Fawlty Towers!
4.4 on March 13, 2011
We spent 3 nights at the Fairchild House. The location is great, not too expensive, large room with great four poster bed. Beatriz is wonderful, friendly, and very helpful.
Thanks for the review. Happy to know you liked your room and enjoyed your stay.
3.4 on March 09, 2011
Fairchild House, one block from St. Charles Street. One block from the Streetcar line. Five dollars, and you can ride all day. Up-town and down-town. Catch a short nap at Fairchild House and off again. The French Quarter is ten minutes by streetcar. Dine at quaint cafes, walk to the water front, photograph the horse-drawn buggies, paddlewheelers,monuments and people.
Love our location. Easy to get to the Uptown and to the Quarter. I hope you were able to get more than a nap! Thanks for the review.
4.2 on February 28, 2011
The buildings are beautiful and quaint. The innkeeper was vary kind and helpful throughout our stay.
I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay and liked our property. Thanks for taking the time to review the Fairchild House.
4.0 on February 23, 2011
Nice property, very reasonable in price, very easy to get to Garden District sites and French Quarter by street car or by walking. Great deep claw foot tub in our room. Very thin walls, could hear everything, but this is to be expected given the age of the building. Not a problem at night though, all was very quiet. Lots of healthy options for breakfast.
Love that tub.....but there is only one! Happy to know you enjoyed your stay and the Lower Garden District proximity to other neighborhoods! Thanks for the review.
4.2 on February 21, 2011
This was our first time to stay in a B&B in New Orleans and it definitely won't be the last. If you're a "French Quarter Veteran" do yourself a favor and check this place out for a different look at the city!
Yeah! Visit the Quarter..but don't forget there is so much more to this beautiful city. So happy you enjoyed your stay and also that you will be going back to B&Bs! Thanks for taking the time to review us.
4.0 on February 17, 2011
This is a great place to stay! The room we stayed in was great and the friendliness of the staff can not be beat. It's also close enough to the quarter to walk, take the trolley or a quick cab ride. I would recommend staying here.
So happy you enjoyed your accommodations and staying in the Lower Garden District. Thanks for coming to New Orleans and thanks for the review.
3.6 on February 12, 2011
The Fairchild House (really 2 adjacent buildings) is a historically untampered-with set of buildings that have good access to the Garden District of New Orleans and is run by some exceptionally friendly folks who really bent over backwards to accomodate my erratic schedule. It is a very good value for a city that justifiably has rather high prices for its rooms, as long as one does not expect that last word in glitzy restoration. For that one would pay twice as much. My wife and I were quite pleased.
Erractic schedule? What erractic schedule? Happy we could make it all happen the right way for you both. Thanks for taking the time to review Fairchild House.
4.0 on February 05, 2011
Charming room, gracious host, prime location, excellent value. All combined for a lovely weekend in NOLA. Prytania Street was busy, but quieted at night. The parking lot gate was tight on the exit when street parking was full. But over all, wonderful.
Thanks for the review. Happy to know you had a good weekend in New Orleans and enjoyed your accommodations. We will keep working with neighbors to not park so close to our lot exit.
4.2 on January 27, 2011
My wife and I stayed in late January and really enjoyed the Fairchild. Beatriz was very friendly and helpful with our questions about things to see and do in New Orleans. Breakfast was good with an assortment of fruit, muffins, bagels, cereal, and a home-made egg dish. Good coffee, too. We really liked the house. It was fairly cold for New Orleans during our stay (lows in the low 30's), but the window unit did a nice job of keeping us warm. We stayed in room 15 and had a nice private bath with a coffee maker, fridge, and small TV. The house itself was very nice with its 14-foot ceilings and cypress-wood flooring. We parked our car in the Fairchild's 3-car private parking lot and never used it at all during our stay. The location is great because it's one block off St Charles (and the streetcars) and 8 blocks from the WW II Museum. We rode the streetcars to Bourbon St, Algiers ferry, Tulane, Carrollton, and the Metairie cemetery. Overall, it was a very fun and affordable trip. We will definitely check availability at Fairchild on our next trip.
I love that you visited so many neighborhoods and used the streetcars. Great way to see the city! I am happy to know you enjoyed the city and staying with us. By the way, I can get up to 8 cars between our 2 parking areas. Thanks for taking the time to review our property. Hope to see you again.
4.0 on January 16, 2011
Beatrice and Rita are lovely hosts at this quaint B&B with a perfect location. Free secure parking and one block from the Saint Charles streetcar which runs every 15 minutes all day and 24/7 so park your car and explore New Orleans. We were upgraded to a queen room which was a pleasant surprise. Soft fluffy towels, clean bathroom, OK bed and pillows. Great neigborhood for walking and exploring.
Thanks for the review. Thanks also for pointing out we are in the Lower Garden Distric. We also enjoyed having you here. Will check into those pillows and bed.
2.8 on January 14, 2011
In New Orleans for a conference, I wanted to avoid the chain hotel and see some of the city. The nearby street car made it easy to get around (but timing was inconsistent). The house was impressive in architecture and interesting to be inside. It reminded me of the apartments in old houses that I rented in my 20s....character with a lot of coats of old paint and some quirky layouts and adjustments. I would not return for a romantic weekend, but would consider as a relatively lower cost space from which to view the city. I did not eat the breakfast and cannot comment on this. I only saw the inn keeper when I arrived. She was pleasant.
Thank you for the review. Happy to know we have character. I am not clear on what you mean by "some quirky layouts and adjustments". The room you stayed in does not strike me as having any unusual layout. There is a patch of paint by the bed where we had a leak and it needs to be repainted. It seems I dropped the ball on that. I believe the closet should also be repainted on the inside, however I we do not have lots of coats of old paint. As far as not returning for a romantic weekend I can not agree with you either. I know we have hosted numerous guests in 19 years who have made their stay romantic.
4.0 on January 07, 2011
Great house in the garden district. Comfortable rooms, friendly people.
I see this was your first time staying in a B&B! We are happy you enjoyed our property. Again, for clarification we are in the Lower Garden District. Thanks for the review.
4.4 on January 05, 2011
This was a nice room for the price. Friendly service was a plus. Only one drawback....small t.v....I know people do not stay at a house like this one for a t.v....but, a nicer t.v. would have made a nasty weather day more bearable. Would definitely stay again!!!!
Boy, that was some nasty rain we had! Happy to know you enjoyed your time here. We will begin to look into your suggestion on the tv size. Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
3.6 on January 03, 2011
A search engine I used told me that the Fairchild House was located within the Garden District which is where we wanted to stay. It is not. I inquired upon check-in if this was the Garden District and was told it is "considered the lower Garden District." That said, it did not spoil our visit and the Fairchild House represents a very good value for the money. It is 2 short blocks from the St. Charles streetcar which took us everywhere we wanted to go--including the Garden District. We would stay there again; comfortable clean rooms, secured parking, a nice breakfast each morning and both Beatriz and Rita were so very helpful and friendly. Thank you! Gary & Patrice
Thanks for the review. I am glad to hear your visit in New Orleans and the Fairchild House was a good one! To find out more the history of the historic Lower Garden District you can go to www.coliseumsquare.org.
4.0 on December 30, 2010
This was our second stay, and come Dec. 2011 it will be our third. We love the place! Very warm and friendly people, the owner makes you feel very much at home.
Thanks for the review. We were happy to have you stay with us again. Happy New Year!
4.2 on December 27, 2010
Service was outstanding. Very knowable information about New Orleans and its history. Would recommend to best friends and anyone interested in spending time in NOLA. Great location, close to Streetcar lines that will take you to anything of interest.
Thanks for taking the time to review Fairchild House. Look forward to hosting some of your friends in the future!
2.6 on November 10, 2010
Clean and pleasant for a very old building. Has the perfect amount of New Orleans creepiness. Helpful staff.
Thanks for the review. We sure like being originals. Would like to get more information on the creepiness.
4.2 on November 04, 2010
I needed a room for one night only and the Fairchild was perfect. Location was fantastic. Room was small but clean. I even had a private door to outside.
Thanks for the review. I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay. For future reference, we do offer a variety of sizes of rooms at Fairchild House. I hope to see you again!
4.6 on November 04, 2010
A friend and I decided to go to New Orleans for Halloween weekend. I feel like I looked at a hundred hotels (most of them in the French Quarter) and they were either too expensive or had bad reviews. Trying to think of other options, I started looking into B&Bs, which is how I found the Fairchild House. Reasonably priced and good reviews. Although it was not in the French Quarter like I had hoped for, it was close enough (we were able to walk there and take a cheap cab back). Beatriz was very friendly and helpful. It was our first time in New Orleans and she had some great tips on places to go while we were there. Overall we had a great experience staying at the Fairchild House!
Thanks for the review. Happy you both had a great Halloween Weekend. It was a beautiful weekend!
4.0 on October 18, 2010
We had an excellent stay. The owner was wonderful and a wealth of information. The B&B is located close to downtown and the riverwalk and we were able to walk everywhere. This is not a typical B&B in that it did not have a parlor for guests to congregate. Guests did get together at breakfast which is basically a continental one (laws do not allow them to serve a fully cooked breakfast).
Thank you for the review. We appreciate guests taking time to write about their stay at Fairchild House.
2.8 on October 13, 2010
This Bed and Breakfast could be so much more. The pluses were safe parking and good breakfast. The minuses were lack of decor and attention to detail.
Thanks for the review. Glad to know the parking and breakfast were a plus. We want to always make eveything at Fairchild House a plus for all of our guests. I sure would appreciate more information on what decora and other details we should improve on.
4.0 on September 29, 2010
The innkeepers are delightful and welcoming. The room was lovely. I can't wait to go back.
Thansk! We look forward to a future visit.
3.8 on August 13, 2010
We haven't dined there, so I don't really have an opinion for that. We love the location. We have stayed there several times over the years and always want to go back. It's close to the trolly which makes for easy maneuvering day and night. The rooms are comfortable and parking is provided in an enclosed area, which is good. It is difficult getting your vehicle in and out, but we still feel safer leaving the vehicle inside the compound. It is quiet and we like that. The grounds are lovely. As I saw, we always seem to choose to go back there!
Thank you for the review. We love to know guests take full advantage of the Streetcar on St. Charles. Sometimes the parking lot can get quite full and we have to move cars around. We are happy to move cars to accommodate all guests.
4.0 on August 05, 2010
I stayed 1st weekend Jazz Fest 2010 and my room was quaint and location quiet. Everyone was friendly, staff and guests. A few blocks from streetcar so no driving/parking hassles to get to Festival and French Quarter (however waiting is inevitable during Jazz Fest for everything).
Thank you for the review. Glad to know you enjoyed the quiet location. The Historic Streetcar on St. Charles Avenue is just one block from Fairchild House. We love being so close to the sto. It definitely gets busy at Jazz Fest.
4.4 on May 14, 2010
I spent 2 nights at Farichild House while collecting my daughter from Tulane and it was perfect for me. Easy access off the interstate and one block from the streetcar made the location perfect for me. My room was comfortable and clean and Beatriz was very helpful with anything I needed. The breakfast was perfect with good choices. I will be back when my daughter returns to Tulane and am looking forward to it.
Thanks. I love you were able to use the streetcar to get to Tulane. See you next time.
3.6 on December 09, 2009
I was on a very tight budget and found Fairchild House. It was perfect for me. Beatriz was so wonderful and helpful. The place was so quiet, secure, comfortable, and in a nice location. I would recommend it!
I was so happy to have you here. December is a great quiet time to visit the city and at the best rates!
4.6 on February 27, 2008
My sister and I needed a nurturing place to stay at the last minute, due to a medical emergency in our family. We felt like we were in a "home away from home" at the Fairchild House in N.O. The owner Beatrice was so gracious and made us feel so comfortable. We will definitely stay at Fairchild House again when we're in N.O.
4.6 on December 23, 2007
We stayed here for a week in December 2007. If you want bell boys, front desk etc then this isn't for you. But if what you want is quiet, antique furniture, varnished floors, a very convenient location, & really helpful hosts - & at a very reasonable rate - then this is where you should stay