HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

GREAT LOCATION VERY FRIENDLY

4.8 on May 20, 2016

Convenient to bus lines, French Quarter walkable but a good stretchof thelegs


Best place in the world and beyond

5 on May 13, 2016

What a fantastic place. we were so happy and comfortable staying there we couldn't say enough its indescribable. Its like home, in fact its better then home... we most certainly will be back and we have already recommended this to family and friends, though we did want to keep all to ourselves. Glen, Randy thank you both so much we love you guys, and I'm holding Randy to his word on those smoked ribs. Thank you so much. Randall and Anita


Jazz Fest first weekend B&B

4.2 on April 29, 2016

We found the HH Whitney House met all our needs when we visited NOLA for Jazz Fest. When we made the reservation, Glen was prompt with communications about our stay, getting tickets at a discount, our food allergies and more. He let us ship our bag chairs ahead of time and gave us tips for public transportation, cabs, etc. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly. This B&B is the perfect location, about halfway between the Fairgrounds and the French Quarter - both within easy walking distance. Esplanade is a wide boulevard with lots of lovely old homes, a treat to stroll. Honestly, we didn't spend a lot of time at the B&B, but breakfast every morning was superb - both Randy and Glenn, the innkeepers, make a wonderful breakfast. The backyard is fantastic - patio, hot tub, pool and all the lush greenery that is typical of the South, The Southern hospitality was showered on us, We met some interesting and cool people at the B&B as well. We had a great time.


Warm and friendly

5 on April 18, 2016

We had such a lovely weekend- Glen and Randy were gracious hosts! We will be staying here in the future!


Great place to stay!

5 on March 25, 2016

The location was great and within walking distance to tons of places. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were adorable.


HH Whitney House

5 on March 25, 2016

Glen was very accommodating and was always there to help or give advice about where to go around town. We loved the room and the view from the balcony. We would definitely stay there again.


Hmmmm... Where can I start

5 on February 27, 2016

This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast and I'm not going to lie to you, but i was a bit nervous, especially since its close to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street. I will tell you, if you end up staying at a hotel instead of here you are 100% missing out. I met both owners, Glenn and Randy along with little Randy (little girl). Let me start with the owners. Both owners have unique personalities and completely different from one another but I got to tell you they were both great. Glenn welcomed us the first day and filled us in on the areas to visit and things to do. His daughter was also extremely sweet. A few days later I met Randy and he was delightful and enjoyable to talk to... and drink with. Both were very kind to our group and very informative Now lets talk about the breakfast. I was the only one on my group that enjoyed 2 out of the 3 days of breakfast. Both were delicious. I was expecting to see something similar to what you see for a continental breakfast... not at all. Fresh from scratch they will whip you up a good delicious, stomach filling meal. Don't miss the breakfast, i actually regret missing one of the 3 days we stayed. Lets talk about the Bed part (The house). This house is old, literally it is 151 years old. It has history. I saw some reviews where some reviewers complained about the condition of the house and yes, its a bit old, its not the prettiest house in the area and it has a lot of clutter but it really, really, really has character and charm. The house is huge with plenty of rooms and the bedrooms and bathrooms are clean. We stayed in the Bride and Grooms room which was very enjoyable except for the 2 creepy dolls that stared at me... i have a thing about dolls. Our overall experience was great, the inkeepers were nice, the bathroom and bedroom was clean, the breakfast was great and we had a blast in NOLA. Also, it seemed safe where we were at.


Wonderful B&B

3.8 on February 03, 2016

Fabulous mansion with enormous ceilings and old world charm. Bedroom/bathrooms were extremely clean and I felt very much at home during my stay. Glenn was very helpful and had lots of local knowledge. Hotel is in a quiet area and is an easy walking distance from the French Quarter (15-20 mins) and a cheap taxi ride to most other parts of the city. Would definitely recommend this B&B and would stay here again.


Well worth the long journey

5 on January 10, 2016

We were very impressed with the hospitality we were shown by Glen and Randy. Their home is beautiful and we were very comfortable in our rooms. The Inn is well situated for walking to various parts of the city including the French Quarter.


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.


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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 & 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

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  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Housekeeper

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cancel-Solarium Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cancel-Bride's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cancel-Groom's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

Location Type

near French Quarter & City Park, 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

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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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

Resident Pets

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