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 room3.7
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Honeymoon stay

5 on June 09, 2015

We had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful and located in a great area. the proprietors and staff are very friendly and helpful.

Authentic feel.

3.8 on June 04, 2015

The service was great.

What a wonderful place and location.

4.0 on May 20, 2015

These are beautiful old buildings located in a quiet section of Prytania St. We really enjoyed the closeness to St. Charles and the street cars as well as Magazine Street. We also loved relaxing in the shady courtyard and getting to listen to some of the locations history thanks to Ms. Rita.

Cozy hideaway close to the city

3.8 on May 16, 2015

The rooms are adequate and kept very clean and neat. The continental breakfast is sufficient and the owners are very helpful. The best part about this Inn is its proximity to the French quarter, The museums and the garden District

Excellent, personal and relaxed

4.6 on May 15, 2015

Location only 15 mins from convention centre and 10 from WWII museum. On the edge of the beautiful garden district of NOLA, where there are lots of decent places to eat on St Charles and Magazine. Fairchild is a complex of two properties with a terrace at the back. The main thing is that the owner Beatriz, her mum Rita and Ross who works the reception are so wonderfully friendly and give great local knowledge as well as always taking time for interesting conversation. The rooms are fairly simple but the bed is comfortable and the shower is good. There's very little noise from traffic as Prytania doesn't have many passing cars. The breakfast is good quality and generous with a selection of breads, yoghourt, fresh fruit, cold cuts, scrambled eggs , and so on. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual making it easy to speak to other guests. If I come to NOLA again I will definitely stay here!

Stayed for Jazz Fest - Loved It

4.4 on May 14, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for the 1st week of Jazz Fest. I was looking online for a B&B that was a good price and available for the time we were staying and I stumbled upon the Fairchild House. I stayed in a standard queen room with carpeting and it was cute and quaint. We had crisp white bedsheets with no stains evident; the room itself was clean and tidy. The bed was very comfortable, almost to the point we didn't want to get out of it. When we arrived, it was almost midnight and there was someone there to welcome us & take us to the room where the a/c was already blasting. Breakfast in the morning (8:30-9:30) wasn't anything extravagant but definitely what I expected & there was enough for all the guests staying there. The location of the house was so convenient. A block away from St. Charles Street Car which took you to the Quarter for a $3.00 all-day pass. From the Quarter we were able to take the Canal St. Car to City Park/Museum of Art and then walk about 10-15 mins to Fairgrounds where Fest was held. WWII Museum was also close to the House as well as the Riverbend where Harrah's Casino is and there's an outlet mall and you can take tours of the Mississippi and have dinner on a boat. All in all we had a great time for an unbeatable price considering the time we stayed. Beatriz was also a very good host and very friendly. I highly recommend staying here and if I come back to NOLA I will make an effort to stay here again.

Beautiful house, great breakfast and nice people

5 on May 04, 2015

The house was beautiful. The room was quiet, we did not hear other guests. The breakfast was perfect, with a fresh fruit salad, bagels, yoghurt, cereal, toast and more. We felt really welcome. We arrived late and that was no problem. The owner showed us the parking space and the room. In no way we felt rushed, even if it was late in the evening. The room was lovely and with lots of character, as is the entire property. We even had a kitchenette in the room. Parking space was available behing the house and was complimentary. The house is close to the French Quarter, which you should visit by trolley. Trolleys are really cheap. You can ride them back and forth all day for 3 dollars per person. It's also really close to the lovely garden district. Loved this place!

Nice and quiet

4.0 on May 01, 2015

In my opinion, this is a true Bed and Breakfast. Very nice and helpful owners. Clear rooms. Location was perfect, just 3 min walk to street car. Surrounded by beautiful Garden District. Do not need a car. Cab is $33 one way from/to airport for 2 people. We are 100% satisfied! Thank you Beatriz and the team!

Charming, quiet

3.8 on April 23, 2015

Nice, quiet, and an easy walk into both the Garden District or the French Quarter. The room was spotless, comfortable, and everyone we met was friendly. The neighborhood, which is lovely during the day, can get a little creepy late at night but there is a streetcar stop literally a block away, so if you're heading back from the French Quarter in the little hours, skip the walk under the highway underpass and hop on a streetcar instead.

Charming stay in new orleans

3.6 on April 13, 2015

Great location-- close to streetcar & lots of interesting neighborhood locations. Room was a little old & worn. Breakfast was nice & cheerful. Beatriz was friendly & with excellent dining & sightseeing suggestions. Overall e cement value & I'd stay there again

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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