HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

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


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

Great Place to Get Away

4.6 on September 10, 2015

This was a wonderful place to stay. Glen, one of the owners, was very nice and knowledgeable about the area. He had a map and marked places that we were interested in seeing. He also suggested places to dine while we were there. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here this year and stayed in the Garden Suite. It's a good size room and has a balcony and it's own private bath. The food was great and we enjoyed discussing our adventures over breakfast with the other guests. Although we had a wonderful time, I felt like the property could have been better kept up. The hot tub did not work and we would have liked to have the lights on in the pool in the evening. The pictures must be from a while back. Still a lovely place to stay, though.

Hh Whitney House is fantastic!

4.0 on September 02, 2015

I chose to stay here after my girlfriend and her mother had a girls' weekend in NOLA and they stayed at the Whitney house. She had mentioned how quaint and wonderful it was, so I decided to surprise her with a quick, two-day stay at Hh Whitney. Glen and Randy are wonderful hosts! They're very knowledgeable about the area and can give you great recommendations--depending on what you want to do there during your stay. The house is only a short 7-10 min. walk to the French Quarter/Bourbon. Only caveat is that you have to walk under the I-10 bridge which has a large number of homeless individuals there, but that shouldn't deter you from staying there. It's highly encouraged that you not walk back to the Hh Whitney house after a night of partying, but rather just catch a cab home. And here's a tip, if you wait on the corner of Esplanade and Royal and hail a cab headed back the direction to Hh Whitney, the ride will only be about $5. It's a safer alternative than walking back in the dark. We stayed in the Scarlet O'Hara room--which was lovely. We had our own private bathroom, which was down the back staircase, close to the back door of the house. The bed was comfortable, and we slept great every night! And in the morning, they have breakfast ready for you in the downstairs dining room. Sometimes it's omelettes, sometimes it's waffles. If those aren't your thing, they also offer some different cereals or muffins and fruit. During your breakfast, you can talk with Glen--who is usually at the end of the table working on his computer, doing business things--and he can help answer any questions you might have. Hh Whitney House is wonderful, and I fully endorse them as a great place to stay. Great rates, great rooms, great staff, awesome location. Tip: If at any point someone comes up to you and says "Say, I bet you $xx I know where you got those shoes from.." DON'T take the bet. Just reply--"YEP--They're on my feet on xxxxx St. right here in New Orleans!"

Great place to stay

5 on April 23, 2015

The hosts Randy and Glen made us feel right at home. Maria cooks an awesome breakfast every morning and all the guests eat together at a huge dining table. It feels like you are visiting family. The Inn is decorated very awesome with lots of antiques. We would definately stay here again. Leslie and Tim

Had a great time in New Orleans!

4.4 on April 23, 2015

Glen was a wonderful host that new a ton about the city. The house was terrific and it was very nice to have an hotub at our disposal, since we were either waking or cycling everywhere during the day.

Lovely B&B close to French Quarter

3.0 on February 28, 2015

I recently spent 5 nights at the HH Whitney House and had a wonderful stay. The house is well-situated on the Esplanade close to the French Quarter. I stayed in the Scarlett O'Hara Room for 2 nights and the Groom's Room for 3 nights. Both were comfortable although I preferred the Groom's Room as it was more spacious. A very nice cooked breakfast was provided every morning. The host, Glen, is a New Orleans native and was able to offer plenty of useful information about things to see and do and how to get around. Highly recommended!

Great Place, Great People

5 on February 14, 2015

We spent four great nights at Whitney House in the Treme. what we expected and more. Glen, Randy etal are great hosts. They provide a very warm and friendly environment. They are laid back and at the same time attentive. This was even while they were preparing for the parade. Whitney is an old gracious home with lots of charm. It served as a great base for enjoying New Orleans and not being in the midst of the French Quarter. Looking forward to the next opportunity to stay here again.

Great guys

4.6 on February 12, 2015

Nice house, not too far from the French Quarter. Glen and Randy are amazing and fun hosts. I will definitely stay there again.

Very friendly!

4.6 on February 11, 2015

We could not have been happier with our stay at the HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade! Glen and Randy were happy to tell us about their city and were fantastic about explaining where things were! Glen made us feel welcome from the beginning and never made us feel like we were a bother. He went out of his way numerous times to make sure we had everything we needed! We will be back!

New Orleans

3.4 on February 05, 2015

We were visiting New Orleans for the first time and wanted to get a at home feel. We certinally felt at home at the Whitney House and Glen and Randy were gracious hosts. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

Great place to stay

4.4 on February 04, 2015

We really enjoyed our two days at the Inn. Georgous house and very comfortable rooms. The hosts were really helpful in finding places to see and eat

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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 .hhwhitneyhouse/reservations.html or call us at 1-800-924-9448.

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

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Suite-Premium 3 bedroom 2 bath

Our premium 3 bedroom 2 bath suite includes the Solarium Suite as well as the Bride s and 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

B-Other Sales

Other Sales

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

near French Quarter & City Park, Downtown


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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Parking, Piano, Pool, Videos, Walk to mass transit, 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, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • 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.



Glen Miller and Randall Saizan

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

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian