Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast

1518 Prytania Street , New Orleans, LA 70130 USA (Show map)


One of New Orleans architectural treasures, Fairchild House was established in 1991 in the 1841 Greek Revival home and two adjacent guesthouses. Situated among the picturesque oaks of the Lower Garden District, the bed and breakfast is located seventeen blocks from the French Quarter and twelve blocks from the Convention Center. The nine rooms of Fairchild House, each with private bath/shower, are decorated in an elegant antique setting, evoking the Victorian period.



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Great little gem in New Orleans

4.4 on July 24, 2016

Rooms would of been outstanding if the bed had been more comfortable. It was a very hard mattress. Onsite dining is fresh fruit, instant oatmeal, cereal, etc. It is just as pictured. This B & B has some added features not included in the rating system: 1.) LOCATION: It is in an a VERY QUIET neighborhood in the Garden District. It makes for an excellent retreat from a busy day spent in the French Quarter. 2.) CONVENIENCE: It is ONE block from the St. Charles trolley stop that will take you directly to the beginning of Bourbon Street, 3.) HISTORICAL VALUE: From the reclaimed bar / counter in the breakfast area to capped off well in the foyer of the building, this B & B is full of charm and history.

Needs some loving care

3.4 on June 28, 2016

Great location just a block away from the Street car. Quiet neighborhood.I understand that this is an old house but could use some new paint.. and the toilet was very small and I am not a large guy. All in all a nice place to stay but could use some sprucing up.

Excellent Place To Stay

4.6 on June 18, 2016

Perfect hosts and location for walking around the Garden District and into the French Quarter. Or if not into walking the streetcar is only 1 block away. Room was perfect with much needed air-con unit to combat the New Orleans humidity. Beatrix and Ross were extremely friendly hosts available when required to provide advice, information or make bookings.

Great find, good location

4.6 on June 15, 2016

We found this b&b about a month before arrival. Owners were very welcoming, flexible, gracious. Breakfast is lovely. Rooms were nice, quaint, and just what we needed. Only a block from streetcar, so access to downtown is awesome. Would definitely go back.

Decent, affordable B&B

3.4 on June 05, 2016

Acceptable B&B that is worth the room rate and surpasses the comfort of a hotel of similar price. The breakfasts were mediocre but, given the location, it was a matter of a short walk to find superior food. The room was comfortable (good queen mattress) and reasonably quiet given the neighborhood. The air conditioning unit was noisy but earplugs saved the day. The entire facility was immaculately clean and, more important than anything else, the B&B was a quick walk away from 95% of our tourist destinations. It wouldn't be a place we'd fight to get back to but it was good enough for our needs.

Great stay in New Orleans lower garden district

3.8 on May 29, 2016

We stayed in the long sweet, room 13. The balcony was mine and my husbands favorite part. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Private parking was nice for our new Jeep Wrangler. Being 1 block from St. Charles and a couple of blocks from Magazine, we were able to walk everywhere we went, even the French quarter; although that was a long hike and through tent town. All in all the B&B was wonderfully located and suitable for my husband and I. We are vegan so we did not have the breakfast but Seed down the road had some amazing vegan and raw dishes, just 2 blocks away. LOVE

Fairchild house B&B Anniversary Overnighter

4.0 on May 22, 2016

My wife and I decided to stay overnight in the city to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We found the Fairchild after scouring websites for a place to stay overnight at a reasonable rate. The $$ for hotels in New Orleans is outrageous. Although we arrived early (11:00 am), Miss Beatriz checked us in, showed us all around the B&B, let us park in their secured parking area and gave us a key to the gate that secures the property. Our room, #16,was a second floor room. The room was a good size and had its own bathroom. Remember, this bldg is probably 100 years old, so yes, the floor creaked a bit and had a bit of a slant in places, but doesn't that really add character ? The room was very clean as well as the bathroom. Towels were great. Furniture was old and mis-matched, but once again, adds to the character. The room had a super cold mini-fridge, coffee maker and cable TV. We didn't have the breakfast, but I'm sure it would of been perfectly acceptable. Overall, The Fairchild helped make our anniversary Overnighter memorable.

Second visit and I will go back

4.4 on May 20, 2016

We went to New Orleans for a visit to WWII Museum and we could walk to the museum from Fairchild House. From check in to check out everyone was very friendly and helpful. The room was nice and very quiet. Breakfast was good and the breakfast room is beautiful.

Home away from home

3.8 on May 11, 2016

Great value location with available free parking in N.O. Only 1 block to walk to Street Car and several dining venues. The owner is so nice and she and her staff are knowledgeable and helpful with info on what to do and how to get there. Stayed in Room 18 which was a ground floor suite back away from the tree-lined street, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was sufficient for a B&B with mostly cold cereals, breads, yogurt, and cake but the atmosphere and the friendliness make up for the non-IHOP menu. We usually stay in big name hotels, but the prices in N.O. are exorbitant, so this is a wonderful alternative. The beautiful old buildings are so quaint looking on the quiet shady side street, it feels like coming home after a long day of sightseeing in the hustle and bustle of downtown. Thanks Beatriz and Nicole for a lovely 3 days.

Great experience

4.0 on May 03, 2016

Beatriz and her staff were great! They gave us suggestions and ideas of where to go and checked in to make sure that we were enjoying the city. The room was adorable and the bedding was awesome. Loved the white down.......absolutely comfortable.

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Rooms & Rates

Standard Double

Standard Room is downstairs. Private bathroom with shower. Room has cofeemaker.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Standard Double

Room is located downstairs in the 1841 house. In room coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Standard Double

Room is located downstairs in the 1841 house. In room coffeemaker.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Standard Queen

Room is located downstairs in the back of the 1841 house.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Superior Queen

Superior rooms are all located upstairs in the 1841 Home and in the guest house. All have in room coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $115

Superior Queen

Room is located upstairs in the front of the house. In room coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $115

Deluxe Queen

4 post queen bed located downstairs in the front of the 1841 house. Refrigerator and in room coffee maker. **Rate is based on double occupancy. 3rd guest is $15.00 per night extra.**

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $125

Deluxe King

Room is located uptairs in the home. Private bathroom with tub and shower, in room coffee maker and small refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $125

One Bedroom Suite

This suite has a king bed, hardwood floors, private bathroom with shower. The sitting room has a TV with cable, refrigerator, in room coffee maker, and a ceiling fan. Walk through the windows from either the bedroom or the sitting room to go out on to your private balcony.

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

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Location Type

Lower Garden District, City


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 13 miles

Directions to property:

FROM I-10 EAST:Stay left, pass exits 235A and 235B. Take exit 234C BUSINESS WEST - WESTBANK AVE. - CLAIBORNE AVE. This exit is to your left. Stay in the left lane and follow sign for BUSINESS WEST - WESTBANK. Take the CARONDELET - ST. CHARLES AVE. exit. There is no number on this exit. You will come to a traffic light at the foot of the ramp, go across the light and stay to your right lane. Second light you come to ST. CHARLES AVE. make a right turn and stay to your left lane. Take a left turn on EUTERPE (Burger King at corner), go one block on Euterpe, turn left on PRYTANIA, go 1 1/2 blocks, see FAIRCHILD HOUSE on the right. FROM THE WEST ON I-10 (From Baton Rouge and Airport) Follow signs for NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS DISTRICT. Stay in the middle lane, pass exit 234A, DO NOT EXIT ON CLAIBORNE. Follow signs for BUSINESS WEST-WESTBANK. Take the CARONDELET-ST. CHARLES AVE. exit. See above directions for FROM THE EAST and follow them--it is the same from this point.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Cribs, Refrigerator, Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Wine Tasting, Fitness Center/Gym, Health Spa/Massage, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 12 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes ages 13 and over charged same rate as adults
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Limited-if available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min. on weekends in season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st nights stay-varies during special events
  • Cancellations: Cancellation deadline is 5 days prior to 4 pm on the reserved arrival date. Reservations not claimed or properly cancelled will be billed to your credit card or prepayment will be forfeited. Please inform us of an estimated arrival time. Guests needing to check in after 10 pm need to call us at least 4 days prior to the arrival date. These policies are not valid during special events.



Beatriz Aprigliano-Ziegler & Rita Olmo

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Likes architecture, gardening, opera, movies, and mystery books.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast Room