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HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

1923 Esplanade , New Orleans, LA 70116-1706 USA (Show map)
4.6
77 Reviews
$110 - $260
per night

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The HH Whitney House offers an elegant, yet relaxing atmosphere that will make your vacation, business trip or special occasion a memorable one. Even before you walk through the front door, your hosts Glen and Randy make you feel right at home. Whether you're seeking a quiet and intimate weekend getaway or lots of personal attention for an action-packed excursion, your hosts are in tune with your needs and make it their business to pamper you. Experience Southern Hospitality and Old World Charm in this circa 1865 Italianate Beauty, which features antique furnishings, vintage 1912 upright piano, original plaster rosettes and archways, eleven fireplaces, cypress millwork, balconies, tropical garden with swimming pool, spa (hot tub), and fish ponds. Free off-street parking is available by request.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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Pleasant stay

4.0 on November 03, 2014

The best thing about this B&B is the friendly welcome by the owners and other guests. They serve a great breakfast every morning and are very welcoming and helpful. The house and rooms are nice - not luxury, but homey feeling. The location is a little further away from the French Quarter than is comfortable for always walking, and you have to plan ahead to time the bus right. It also doesn't run very late in the evening so you end up having to take a taxi. But overall this place was a nice stay for our trip.


What a Beautiful B&B!

5 on October 29, 2014

We recently stayed at the HH Whitney House for two wonderful nights, and had the Solarium Suite upstairs which included the private balcony overlooking Esplanade Avenue, which was great for relaxing and people watching! This B&B is absolutely beautiful, and Glen is a delight and the utmost Host! Did I mention the homemade breakfast each morning? It couldn't have been better! You must visit NOL soon, and opt for this gem for a great experience! I work in the travel industry and highly recommend HH Whitney House! Mike & Stephen Marietta, Georgia


Quaint but far

4.0 on October 27, 2014

So this was my first visit to New Orlens and I was not familiar with all the neighborhoods. I found it a bit to far from the main sights and not so easy to catch the bus only runs every hour on the weekend so we spent more on can rides that I would have liked. Additionally Glen the host was amazing he made us feel very comfortable and he was soo helpful. The last negative I will make is the place is a bit more runned down than I expected. It could use some updates and repairs the pool was not so enticing as expected and the cotrols to hot tub were not working so not so hot. Again I enjoyed it would recommend it just consider having a car.


Charm + Value

4.4 on October 22, 2014

Whitney House has just the sort of charm you want in New Orleans, but with a lovely pool in the back. A friendly, welcoming, comfortable place and excellent value. Location is convenient and the homey atmosphere made it a very pleasant stay.


Simply superb

5 on October 13, 2014

This was our first time in New Orleans or at a Bed & Breakfast for that matter. But our expectations were wildly exceeded. Glen did a fabulous job of making us feel welcomed and more importantly gave us real insight for the "Do's and Dont's" or New Orleans (In terms of places to eat, places to see, and attractions that are worth your time. The Scarlett room we stayed in was enchanting, and the daily breakfast was very, very good. The HH Whitney house is is an unforgettable experience in a an unbelievable city, for a very fair price. We would highly recommend this experience. When we come back to New Orleans it'll be at the HH Whitney House.


Lovely B&B

5 on August 05, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in the Garden suite. It was perfect and private. Breakfast was delicious. Glen was very friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the relaxing hot tub. thank you so much for making our stay in New Orleans a pleasant one. Hope to return soon.


Great Stay at HH Whitney House

5 on July 02, 2014

The house is fantastic and well decorated. We stayed in the Solarium Suite with attached Bride's Room. Perfect for two close couples or friends. Glen cooked a wonderful "New Orleans" breakfast. Don't miss that!


New Orleans old time style

4.6 on June 02, 2014

We loved staying at HH Whitney House. Our Innkeeper Glenn, and his partner Randall were very accommodating. The home was beautiful, and warm feeling. We stayed in the Solarium Suite and the Bride's Room, which are joined as one suite with a parlor, one bath and two bedrooms. So very comfortable and lovely. Breakfast was always delicious, and thankfully, well balanced, well proportioned meals. The neighborhood is quiet, and the bus that runs up to City Park and down to the edge of the French Quarter (and beyond) is just a block away. There is also a locally owned mini-mart across the street, it doesn't look like much from the outside, but they have just about anything you need.


Perfect stay

5 on April 27, 2014

as a last second thing my friends and I booked this place for WrestleMania in New Orleans. It was by far the best value around. We were able to get 2 rooms on our own floor for a fraction of what we would have paid for that at any hotel. The management was amazing and made perfect recommendations. We would go back.


great time!

4.6 on April 23, 2014

We were there for the Crescent City Classic. It seemed like one large party of friends. Everyone was included.


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Rooms & Rates

Best Available Room 1

Best Available Room # 1 - Queen size bed, shared or private bath possible; Guest will be assigned to best available room upon check-in. If interested in a specific room assignment, please visit our website at www.hhwhitneyhouse.com/reservations.html or call us at 1-800-924-9448.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Suite-Deluxe 2 bedroom 1 bath

Our deluxe 2-bedroom, 1-bath suite includes the Solarium Suite as well as the adjoining Bride''s Rooms providing deluxe accommodations for up to 4 guests. The elegant bath has a beautiful antique clawfoot tub and crystal chandelier hanging overhead while the Solarium’s parlor provides space to relax and visit as well as access to the front gallery overlooking the Esplanade.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Suite-Adjoining 2 rooms 1 bath

Our most economical option for those requiring separate bedrooms. The adjoining Bride''s & Groom''s Rooms will sleep up to 4 guests. The hall bath with antique clawfoot tub & shower and separate water closet services guests in these two rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Solarium Suite

Luxurious suite featuring comfortably elegant private sitting parlor with sleeping alcove which houses an antiqued metal queen bed, private ensuite bath with clawfoot tub/shower, and exclusive access to the second floor gallery (or balcony) overlooking the historic Esplanade. May be booked with the Bride's Room to provide a deluxe 2-bedroom, 1-bath suite which will accommodate up to 4 guests or with both the Bride’s & Groom’s Rooms to provide a premium 3-bedroom, 2-bath suite that is perfect for up to 6 friends or family members.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Garden Suite

Romantic suite in the former Servants’ Quarters includes a queen pine bed & furnishings, flat panel satellite television, exposed brick chimney, private ensuite bath featuring an oversized glass block shower with dual shower heads, and large private balcony overlooking the pool and garden area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grooms Room

This plum colored room features our Cypress panel-door bed (queen), hand-crafted from two of the home's doors that originally connected this room to the servants' wing. The home's original hall bath with clawfoot tub/shower services guests in this room. Bride's & Groom's Rooms are adjoining and may be used together to sleep up to 4 guests or with the Solarium Suite to sleep up to 6. Please note that the Groom's Room is currently undergoing renovation and the new color-scheme has not been completely established, though we are leaning towards golds and reds with an accent of plum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Scarlett OHara Room

A four-poster queen rice bed makes a nice statement in this room dressed in greens and golds and featuring Gone With The Wind memorabilia. Guests have private use of the downstairs hall bath which features a clawfoot tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Suite-Premium 3 bedroom 2 bath

Our premium 3-bedroom, 2-bath suite includes the Solarium Suite, as well as the Bride''s & Groom''s Rooms providing luxury accommodations for up to 6 guests. The elegant Solarium bath has a beautiful antique clawfoot tub and crystal chandelier hanging overhead while the home’s original circa 1920 bath is also available for use. The Solarium’s parlor provides space to relax and visit as well as access to the front gallery overlooking the Esplanade. These rooms may also be subdivided in various ways to form one, two and three-bedroom suites as described above.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7

Brides Room

A black-iron queen tester bed is draped in lace and floral boughs against a soothing peach backdrop. Since the Bride's Room does not have its own dedicated bath, guests will most often share bath facilities with occupants of the Groom's Room. This original hall bath dating to the 1920s features an extra-long clawfoot tub with shower and separate water closet. The Bride's Room may be combined with either the Solarium Suite or the Groom's Room to provide sleeping space for up to 4 guests and all three rooms may be used together to provide a premium 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit that is perfect for up to 6 close friends or family members.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

near French Quarter & City Park, City, Downtown

Airport

New Orleans, LA (MSY) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From the West (via Kenner and Metairie) Drive into New Orleans on Interstate 10 East through Kenner and Metairie. Remain on I-10 East heading into town -- DO NOT take the I-610 exit at the Jefferson-Orleans Parish line. Continue on I-10 East past the Metairie Road/City Park Avenue and Carrollton Avenue exits. As you approach the Superdome and downtown area, veer to the right and continue on I-10 East towards Slidell. DO NOT take the US 90 Business Route/Mississippi River Bridge approach. Continue on I-10 East past the Poydras Street/Superdome and Orleans Avenue/Vieux Carre¿ exits until you get to exit 236-A at Esplanade Avenue. Take exit 236-A. When you reach the bottom of the ramp, use caution and cross to the left lane. Turn left at the traffic signal at Esplanade Avenue and cross under the interstate. Proceed three full blocks. The HH Whitney House is located in the fourth block on the right at 1923. . . . From the East (via Slidell and New Orleans East) Drive into New Orleans on Interstate 10 West. From Slidell, cross over the Lake Pontchartrain twin spans and continue through New Orleans East over the high-rise bridge at the Industrial Canal. Remain on I-10 West heading into town -- DO NOT take the I-610 exit. Continue on I-10 West past the Elysian Fields Avenue exit until you get to exit 236-C at St. Bernard Avenue. Take exit 236-C and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto St. Bernard Avenue. Veer to the right prior to the I-10 overpass in order to turn onto N. Claiborne Avenue which runs underneath and along the side of the interstate. Proceed on N. Claiborne to the next traffic signal (approximately four blocks) at Esplanade Avenue and turn right. Proceed three full blocks. The HH Whitney House is located in the fourth block on the right at 1923 Esplanade.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, French Quarter, Superdome, Sports Events, City Park, Fairgrounds Race Track, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, In-room internet, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Tropical Garden and Courtyard, Swimming Pool with Hot Tub, In-room safes

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: by appointment
  • Check Out:: 11:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only only on balconies, porches and in gardens
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited must be pre-approved on a case by case basis
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum stays most weekends; 4-5 nights for special events
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A reservation deposit equal to half of the total room charge must be paid when making the reservation. Innkeeper may require full payment 30 days in advance of arrival.
  • Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation by guest, a gift certificate may be issued in the amount of any and all payments made. No cash or credit refunds will be issued unless the room(s) cancelled can be rebooked at the same terms. A $50 cancellation fee may apply. 
Guest agrees to be responsible for charges for all nights outlined in this reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Glen Miller and Randall Saizan

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Glen is a former computer systems analyst who now enjoys running the B and B full-time. Randy is employed as a sales representive for several health insurance providers, but he is often found in the kitchen preparing special goodies for our guests. Glen and Randy invite you to experience the old world charm and southern hospitality that is abundant at the HH Whitney House.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

1923 Esplanade , New Orleans, LA 70116-1706 USA (Show map)

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