5 on March 21, 2016
We loved our stay! The place has a special character, and our room was the right size and very clean. The owner is a nice, helpful guy who will help you figure out the city. Absolutely no complaints.
3.2 on March 10, 2016
A quiet restful stay in the Marigny.
4.0 on February 27, 2016
This B&B is located in a fabulous neighborhood. The owners are sweet and accommodating, without being intrusive or rigid. It's a great spot for couples, though you can easily share a bed with a friend, since they're big enough to allow for that. Ray was warm and offered useful tips on how to navigate the area and where to eat. This is the second time that I've stayed there, and I plan to return again. It has been a pleasure both times.
Thanks Anna. It was great seeing you again here. I'm glad you two had a great visit. :-) Hope to see you again. Thanks, Ray
3.8 on February 16, 2016
Ray & Kim were great hosts. Ray made sure to meet us curb side when our taxi arrived. We were given restaurant and entertainment recommendations. As well, answered any questions about the city that we had. The rooms were clean and we were asked frequently if we were in need of extra items in our room. Overall, great value and would definitely stay there again! Thanks again! Jeff & Colinda
Thanks, Jeff & Colinda. We really enjoyed your 10-day visit. Nice meeting you two, and enjoyed hearing about your lives in Canada-- such great morning conversations over coffee, and discussing all the restaurants you tried out. You really did New Orleans proud-- with such a great Mardi Gras and such nice, sunny, warm weather. I hope Jeff gets to see Deadpool soon-- and hope all the potatoes held up while Jeff was gone. I'll bet the kids really missed you. Hope to see you again. :-) Ray and Kim
4.4 on November 25, 2015
Ray and Kim are wonderful, knowledgeable hosts. The location of this B&B could not be more ideal: close to Frenchmen Street and convenient to adjacent neighborhoods, the Bywater and the French Quarter. We parked our car and didn't move it until we left. We had a wonderful stay and definitely will be back!
So glad you enjoyed your stay. :-)
4.6 on November 05, 2015
Ray and Kim run a beautiful little place in the Marigny. We had an absolutely wonderful time. It was walking distance from so many fantastic places, we didn't even need to rent a car. We enjoyed the French Quarter and the Faubourg Marigny all weekend. The bed was huge and very soft, it was wonderful for sleeping and napping. The local laws prevent them from providing anything hot for breakfast, but the continental breakfast was great if we didn't feel like going out anywhere. La Dauphine will be our go-to place for staying in New Orleans from now on.
Thanks. So glad you enjoyed your stay :-)
4.6 on June 20, 2015
La Dauphine is our favorite place to stay when we visit New Orleans. Ray and Kim are wonderful hosts, and the house is divine. The neighborhood is full of fabulous restaurants and bars, and all of the music and fun of Frenchman Street is a couple blocks away. It's perfectly situated to enjoy the city away from the crowds but close enough to the quarter to take part in all the revelry. Morning coffee with Ray is the best way to start the day, and he always makes great suggestions for places to eat and visit. We instantly feel relaxed and at home when we walk through the doors of La Dauphine, and would recommend it to anyone who really wants to get to know the city and the warm and friendly people who live there.
What a lovely, warm review. Thank you so much. The feeling is mutual. It's so nice to host people that appreciate what you have to offer. what a lovely, warm review. Thank you so much. The feeling is mutual. It's so nice to host people that appreciate what you have to offer. It's it's a wonderful feeling to watch people enjoy our home, our neighborhood, and our city. Hope to see you again, soon :-)
4.0 on June 04, 2015
Ray was a warm & welcoming host. Great conversationalist. Took a few days to cross paths with Kim, but he was equally nice. Great location away from Le Vieux Carre, but a close walk to Frenchman Street. Places to eat, bunches of music clubs. Reasonable access to freeways, if you're going east or to the far side of the city. The neighborhood felt safe. Parking could be a challenge, but we found spots on the same block. A great place to stay in New Orleans!
4.4 on May 05, 2015
We can't wait to return next year for Mardi Gras. What a beautiful place. You were great hosts and it was so nice to exhange stories with you. Lots of love from Montreal, Terry and Justin.
4.4 on March 23, 2015
This was my second stay with Ray. We had a great time and I so love the neighborhood around La Dauphine. Ray was wonderful again I feel like I am staying with an old friend. Thanks again.
Always a pleasure. We just do what we do and hope that others appreciate it. Thanks for visiting!
4.2 on March 17, 2015
We visited New Orleans for the first time recently, and we are SO glad we chose to stay at La Dauphine. The room was quaint and clean, we were given a small self-serve breakfast every morning, and best of all we had great conversation with owner Ray every morning over breakfast! Our time in New Orleans would not have been as enjoyable if we had stayed elsewhere. Instead of being sucked into tourist traps, we were able to explore and enjoy cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. that are frequented by locals. We spent every evening on Frenchman Street, where we found the best coffee, seafood and music! We will recommend La Dauphine to everyone we know, and if we ever come back to New Orleans, this is where we will stay.
3.4 on March 10, 2015
Ray was great. it's a great location to walk into the French quarter
4.4 on March 01, 2015
My husband and I stayed here during Mardi Gras weekend. Our hosts were very friendly, hospitable, and informative on where to go (an not to go). Their home is less than a 5 minute walk to the French Quarter, and easy to access both getting into and out NOLA via the interstates. I highly recommend a stay with them.
4.8 on March 01, 2015
We stay at La Dauphine on all our twice-yearly trips to New Orleans. It's like living in the neighborhood, and we enjoy the warmth of innkeepers Ray and Kim and their two Shiba Inu dogs. Breakfast is not elaborate, but always ready and tailored to our (continental) breakfast habits. Ray's knowledge of local restaurants and venues is encyclopedic, and he keeps his library of local guidebooks up-to-date. The inn is 4 short blocks from the French Quarter, and even closer to music-central Frenchmen Street. It's also close to the burgeoning arts and restaurant scene in the Bywater. Highly recommended.
5 on February 11, 2015
Both Ray and Kim were extremely hospitable. We had a great experience as the location is residential, but close enough to walk to the quarter. There is also a number of restaurants and hoping areas nearby. The room was clean and a great deal! Thank you!
5 on October 25, 2014
Ray, the host of La Dauphine, made my stay in NOLA incredibly wonderful. He went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable, and was a fountain of interesting information about the city. He was also responsible for a number of little details in the room,as part of the breakfast, and all over the house that made the stay extra special. For instance, the fridge for the guests, the large number of hangers in the wardrobe, the lush bathrobe (I have NEVER had a bathrobe in a B&B before), the lovely soap in the shower. I would love to stay at La Dauphine again and highly recommend it.
Thanks, it was such a pleasure to have you here. New Zealanders are so nice. :-) Glad you enjoyed your stay and the film festival. Hope to see you again.
4.6 on October 07, 2014
have been comming here for 15 years and always made to feel right at home by Ray and Kim and the dogs! The location could not be better and the advice and tips from Ray are brilliant. Great discussions on the nature of things! Frenchmans a couple of blocks away and a neat little indy cinema just round the corner. The room I stayed in has the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and you could hear a pin drop at night. La Dauphine is the perfect hideaway-I come on business and its the perfect antidote to the days technical goings on. I could not recommend La Dauphine highly enough Frank Dublin Ireland
4.2 on April 13, 2014
This was our fourth trip to New Orleans and we've had the privilege of staying at La Dauphine every time. We are always greeted warmly by Ray, Kim, and the dogs. With the addition of so many great new places in the Bywater and the Marigny, we are never at a loss for things to do and places to eat/drink. Ray has excellent suggestions, and we always have great conversation over coffee and light breakfast in the morning. The worst part of visiting La Dauphine is having to leave! We're already looking forward to our next visit.
4.6 on April 06, 2014
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at La Dauphine for 7 days: we loved it. Very simple but with everything you need. Clean room, with bathroom and shower cabin in the room. In the morning, excellent coffee and simple breakfast items were available: we had our coffee in the little private courtyard. The host gave us instructions about safety, where to walk at night, etc. He told us about good places to go visit. I would recommend this place to all art lovers!
It's just wonderful to host bilingual (French-English) guests. We have so much in common :-). Please come back and see us after you move to Montreal. Hugs, Ray
4.8 on March 28, 2014
Have just returned from a 10 day stay at La Dauphine and could not have picked a better place. Cute house full of lovely details, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful hosts, spacious room with very comfy bed in a quiet house and area, but really close to where things are happening on Frenchmen Street. It was just the right place for me, and I would love to visit again! See you, guys.
I hope you come back again soon. It's always great to host people from Germany. Brings back memories of living there in Bavaria when I was younger :-)
4.2 on March 22, 2014
I chose this hotel for the location and value. I enjoyed being able to walk to Frenchmen street and the French Market. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. It felt like I was staying with family. Ray provided answers to any questions I had and gave me ample space. If you are looking for fancy and expensive this is not the place. The breakfast was simple but got me through until I walked five minutes to one of the many restaurants. I would recommend this location to anyone looking for value and great location!
5 on March 13, 2014
Had a wonderful time!! Ray is a super host!
4.4 on January 29, 2014
Great hosts, great location!
Great!! Glad you enjoyed yourselves :-) Come again.
4.2 on January 24, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at a La Dauphine our host Ray went out of his way to make our stay pleasant. The rooms were homey and I felt as if I was staying with a friend. Our hosts gave us valuable information on dining and attractions. He even drove us down to get our car that impounded for a parking violation. I surely would stay at La Dauphine again.
4.2 on December 29, 2013
The location of this house to Frenchman Street could not be more perfect. We were able walk to most everything and when we could not walk the streetcars were very accessible. The room was quiet, clean and quite comfortable. We will stay here again on another visit.
Thanks for the good words. Hope to see you all back here again soon :-)
3.0 on December 23, 2013
I highly recommend this residence for its ambience, location, and price. The hosts are friendly, charming, and accommodating. I felt as if I had made two new friends and hope to stay there when I visit in the future. Mary Kiley Cedarburg, WI
Great. Hope you enjoyed the book I gave you-- The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France - 1885 to World War I, by Roger Shattuck. I highly recommend the book. Hope to see you again, Mary. Best of luck to you!!
3.4 on November 08, 2013
thank you! it was a great stay in the perfect location!!!
4.4 on October 27, 2013
The bed was very comfortable, the room was huge, and the host, Ray, is a super awesome guy who makes you feel right at home and can give you lots of tips and suggestions on places to go in New Orleans, and is a very interesting guy to chat with about almost anything. The location is on a quiet street in a beautiful neighborhood with lots of pretty houses. The only downside is that you're not allowed to use the stoves for cooking. I've heard this is for insurance or legal issues so it's not Ray's fault. If you're fine with eating out all the time then this won't be an issue. Overall, I highly recommend staying there, and we will definitely consider staying there again when we go back to NOLA.
It was great having such wonderful guests :-) Such great conversations! Just a note for others as well- there are few if any B&Bs in New Orleans (or worldwide), that have kitchen privileges. In fact, you must plan on eating all meals out, and doing your laundry out. To have full use of a kitchen, you usually have to rent an apartment or room with a kitchenette. Guests visiting us should plan on eating all their meals in our fantastic, world-renowned restaurants-- which are in abundance and in nearly every block and on every corner. The food is awesome here in New Orleans-- and not just Creole and Cajun anymore. We have quite a variety. And now we have food trucks and pop up restaurants as well. So, your choices are legion. Bon appetit! :-)
3.6 on October 10, 2013
Very glad we chose La Dauphine (5 nights in late Sep 2013), which made for a more personal and more "local" experience than a hotel or a larger b&b. The place is well-lived-in, cluttered, full of books, art and mementos, as you'd expect in someone's home. The Matisse room and continental breakfast were just fine, the residential area quiet and pretty, the location fairly convenient, but the best part was chatting to NOLA native Ray, who was a font of local information (finally, the definitive explanation of Creole and Cajun!) with an interesting family history himself. He was also most helpful, printing out stuff and even doing some laundry for us. Plenty of towels, soap, shampoo, bathrobes, hair-dryer, free wifi, guidebooks provided. Although La Dauphine is just outside the French Quarter and several blocks from Jackson Square, it's a scenic walk with plenty to see (and eat/drink) along the way. The closest 'happening' area is Frenchmen St, about 5 mins away on foot, where you can shop, dine, drink, watch live music. If you're after local colour and easy-going hospitality, La Dauphine's the place to stay.
3.2 on September 24, 2013
Un bon accueil de nos hôtes
5 on June 22, 2013
We had a great stay at La Dauphine. The room was beautiful, Ray and Kim were so welcoming and full of great tips, stories and insights, and the location was perfect. We could walk to so much, but also enjoyed being on a quieter, more residential street. La Dauphine was just what we were looking for--friendly and comfortable in a fantastic neighborhood. There was a huge selection of guidebooks and other material about New Orleans that we took advantage of. Ray also gave us papers and magazines on arrival with comprehensive music and event listings for the week of our stay, and his recommendations for restaurants and festivals were great. Good, fresh light breakfast, comfortable beds, lots of great little touches, and wonderful hosts--what more can you ask for? We had a fantastic stay and hope to return!
5 on June 19, 2013
Owners were like friends. Very helpful directions. Great conversations. Made me a pot of tea every morning.
4.0 on May 02, 2013
Like staying in an artist's flat, complete with great host, and huge selection of books about NOLA.
4.4 on April 13, 2013
We had the pleasure of making our third trip to La Dauphine last week. This time, we brought along my parents, and they had a marvelous time! Ray and Kim continue to be such gracious hosts. Every morning we had fresh coffee and a nice continental breakfast waiting for us. Ray even took note of my mom's sweet tooth and brought her a little pecan pie for breakfast on our last day! The location of La Dauphine is absolutely perfect. We were within 5 minutes of Frenchman Street and its numerous great bars and restaurants, and only about 15 minutes from the French Quarter. There are 2 bus lines about a minute from the house (the 5 and 55) that can take you to Canal Street, where you can catch the St. Charles streetcar. We love La Dauphine, and can't wait to plan our next trip!
It's always such a pleasure to host such wonderful guests. It becomes like greeting old friends again. It helps when our guests fall in love with New Orleans and we just "egg them on" in enjoying all that the city has to offer. They turned the tables on us this time and recommended a restaurant we have been meaning to try for the longest, the Upperline. The food was great, and the owner was so hospitable. When we have such great guests, it reminds us of why we love hosting fun, upbeat people who just love trying new things and enjoying life to the fullest. :-) Hope to see you again soon. Ray and Kim
4.2 on March 23, 2013
I stayed here for three nights and found it to be very nice , good service and very helpful, I will stay here again
4.0 on March 21, 2013
My husband and I stayed here during the later part of spring break week (St. Patty's day) and were pleasantly surprised. The house is in a wonderful location, just e a quick walk to the French Quarter. Ray is very welcoming, he gave us great recommendations and was very accommodating. He even went out of his way to accommodate a special request about a preferred breakfast item. The room was nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. During our next visit, we will definitely stay here again.
4.8 on March 17, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights in New Orleans at La Dauphine. Five minutes from Frenchman Street - the happening area of the city - this lovely hostel exudes charm, from its host, rooms and surroundings: friendly owners with stories to tell, individually decorated rooms with plenty of character, and the overall gorgeousness of New Orleans. Highly recommended.
3.8 on December 24, 2012
Hosts very congenial and extremely knowledgeable about Fabourg Marigny , Frenchmen Street and French Quarter. Easy walk from site to French Quarter. Quiet street, very comfortable Four Poster bed. Enjoyed my stay.
4.2 on November 07, 2012
Great spot a few blocks away from the French Quarter. Close enough to be there in minutes but far enough to allowing for some quiet sleeps. Recommended.
5 on October 23, 2012
Ray and Kim have nailed the details: the bed linens and towels are nicer than what I have in my own home! The bed in the Matisse room is extraodinarily comfortable...I slept harder than I have in a long time. The neighborhood is quiet and well-lit and we enjoyed walking a few blocks to restaurants and coffee shops. A few more blocks and we'd arrive at the music clubs on Frenchen street. Ray provided us with excellent directions, maps, and recommendations. The Continental breakfast each morning was tasty, healthy and comfortably casual. Ray and Kim are wonderfully gracious hosts and we would return to La Dauphine in a heartbeat!
5 on October 23, 2012
My stay at La Dauphine,Residence des Artistes was truly memorable-the hosts are charming and informative- the rooms are ecclectic,cozy and impeccably clean(possibly the softest bedsheets ever)-and the location is convenient,safe and peaceful.
4.2 on October 22, 2012
Comfortable B and B in great location near French Quarter. Owner very friendly and helpful. Will recommend to others.
5 on October 01, 2012
Staying here was an absolute pleasure. The owners Ray and Kim are very friendly folks. Ray's family is from New Orleans and he knows just about everything about his hometown. If you're looking for a real New Orleans experience (not a fancy hotel) and to live like a New Orleanian this is the place to stay. Ray has coffee and a light breakfast available in the mornings to get your day started off right leaving you room for those heavy meals in the city during your stay. Ray and Kim have two dogs and they are the most well-behaved sweeties in the world. They don't bark or jump or bother you unnecessarily aside from a longing look at you while your eating ready to lick your bowl if you let them. Ray will help you out as much as you need or let you alone if you prefer. The house is just a short walk from Frenchmen Street, a wonderful start to your New Orleans adventure. They are also a short walk from the Riverfront streetcar station which will take you over to Canal in a scenic moment. The French quarter is only a few more blocks over from Frenchmen street and all the pleasure you desire (shopping, eating, drinking). Well worth the stay. Ray and Kim both have a love for this city and their genuine enthusiasm for you to get out and explore (and time for a nap in between adventures). I highly recommend them. Thanks for a wonderful first time visit to New Orleans, I'll certainly be back!
3.2 on August 03, 2012
We stayed here 3 nights. Neighbourhood residential and extremely quiet. Within very short walking distance to where the action is in Bourbon street etc. Very helpful and service minded hosts. You get a list with things to know and suggestions of what to do and visit. Ray helped us out with calls and good advice, even reserved a cab for us. Rooms are spacey and very well-equiped with plenty of towels and products. All facilities you need are present also wifi everywhere. Breakfast was a bit basic but the relaxed and welcome athmosphere of this place made up for it.
What a nice review. Thanks!! We provide so much extra service to guests-- like changing their dates due to missed flights, and juggling things around just to accommodate their wishes. We bend over backwards to help our guests. It's wonderful when they appreciate our efforts :-) FYI-- it is ILLEGAL for B&Bs in New Orleans to serve a hot breakfast. There is an ordinance against it. Therefore, we don't cook eggs and bacon, pancakes, etc. for our guests. Instead, we have granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, breads, bagels, English muffins, coffee, orange juice-- and even sometimes-- cheeses-- if we know the guests like that. That seems to work well anyway, as New Orleans is a dining destination and guests don't want to fill up on eggs and bacon, when they could have lunch at Galatoire's or Mr. B's Bistro, or Mandina's. :-) But, most of all we pride ourselves on service to our guests-- we usually get 4 or 5 stars in this category. (You have no idea how many hours we spend accommodating our guests' changing needs and requests for information! Seriously!! And we enjoy every minute of it!! :-)
4.6 on June 03, 2012
We had wonderful room with a very comfy bed and our own bathroom/shower. Ray and Kim have covered all the details that make their B&B special: lots of art on the walls, WiFi, great collections of books and videos, beautiful garden/patio in back, continental breakfast, among other things. Ray is a great resource for anything about New Orleans and was very attentive to our needs. We also enjoyed the many coffee shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. It is all very laid back and down to earth, which is what we like. We wouldn't go any place else for lodging. It's great.
5 on May 28, 2012
I can't say enough good things about La Dauphine. Excellent, helpful hosts, gorgeous, charming home, absolutely beautiful garden, and an incredible location. We didn't want to leave, and we look forward to staying here again, and bringing friends and family with us.
5 on May 26, 2012
We truly enjoyed our week spent at La Dauphine. Our hosts Ray and Kim were very welcoming, generous and extremely knowledgeable about local must-sees. We were sometimes overwhelmed by all there was to choose from (particularly food-wise!) and Ray was always more than happy to give us the inside scoop and point us in the right direction. The location is just about perfect--it's walking distance to the French Quarter and Bywater areas, and very close to cross-town trollies. We hope to return again soon!
4.0 on May 04, 2012
The proprieters were very warm and invited me to go to see the petit gras. It was a lot of fun and they were very charming and relaxed.
3.6 on April 23, 2012
Always wanted to stay in a New Orleans residence and we found this one quite authentic and homelike. The neighborhood was great and though not centrally located walking did not present a problem. Ray was always around to help out in many ways, from directions, suggested eateries to a great cup of coffee anytime! The dogs were an added pleasure to dog lovers like us. Do plan to return and take in more New Orleans hospitality!!!!
So glad these guests enjoyed their stay. Our two best features are our location and our rates. A comparable room smack in the middle of the French Quarter at French Quarter runs $250-350 a night. There, you are 5-10 minute walk to Festival activities. By contrast, we are an 18 minute walk to Jackson Square, and just 7 minute walk to the Mint stage at French Quarter Festival. Our neighborhood, the Marigny, is a destination in itself. You can't find a better location in New Orleans than our place-- unless you thrive on the noise and chaos of Bourbon Street and tons of people on the streets of the French Quarter. Most of our guests pick us for our great location, where you can walk to everything-- and where you can actually sleep at night :-) (Note to guests who have trouble walking-- in this case, you may want to pay the extra money to stay 2-3 minutes from Jackson Square-- but, you'll still be walking for your whole visit-- because that's what you do here-- that's what it's all about! LOL)
4.4 on April 15, 2012
Lovely home in a great location, just off of Frenchmen Street and easy walking distance to the French Quarter. Convenient to a great bus line as well. Ray could not be a more charming and inviting host--he always makes sure you are comfortable. He even loaned a pair of dress slacks to our friend who had inadvertently forgotten to pack his! We will be back to New Orleans as often as possible and will always stay at La Dauphine.
5 on April 12, 2012
I have been coming down to the city for years and this has added such charm to the experience. If you want to experience life outside the French Quarter, but close enough to all the city has to offer in the Quarter, I highly suggest La Dauphine. Ray is more than accommodating and makes you feel right at home. He knows all the hidden treasures the city has and shares his knowledge with such contagious enthusiasm. I have no complaints at all. In fact, I just got back from a second stay with them and already booked my third!
3.8 on April 11, 2012
This place was a great find. We stayed at the La Dauphine Residence des Artistes for the first week of April and really enjoyed our stay. The value for the location can't be beat. Our host was very welcoming and left us alone unless we chose to engage him or ask for suggestions on where to go in NOLA. We would definitely stay here when we return to NOLA for future visits. The only considerations I must note are that the breakfast is light, so if you want a fuller breakfast you will need to go out, but they mention that on their website and there are numerous options nearby. Also, you must be very comfortable without any walls around the toilet or the shower if you are with someone else in the Gothic room. There is a privacy screen available in the room, but I cannot imagine sharing this unconventional bathroom setup with someone I don't know extremely well. That said, we had a wonderful time and we're telling everyone what a great stay we had.
Very nice review :-) We appreciate the kind words and love to hear that guests enjoyed their stay with us. We should note for future guests that this room, the Gothic, has an assigned extra toilet and shower down the hall. And it's only for this room. So, you have the option of using the extra toilet outside the room too. Many guests do this. Also, it's illegal for B&Bs to serve hot breakfasts in New Orleans. There is an ordinance against it. Having said that, our European guests don't think our breakfast is light at all!! LOL If you want eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles, and biscuits and gravy, then you have to go to a restaurant. But, many guests have a hearty breakfast of fresh strawberries and blueberries, Greek yogurt, coffee and orange juice. Then, they have toasted bagels, English muffins, or Italian bread. They follow this with granola and milk, or choose from other cereals like Honey Oats, Special K, etc. Thusly, they have had a 3-course breakfast. This is healthy food and quite wholesome. And it can be very filling too :-) It just depends on your preferences.
4.6 on March 29, 2012
A truly great B&B, very charming and interesting people,.......... Everything was fantastic! Julie
4.6 on March 27, 2012
Love this place and Ray...he is wonderful and so welcoming. We felt like we were at home and didn't want to leave! We're looking forward to staying here on our next trip and would recommend La Dauphine to anyone looking for a true New Orleans experience.
4.4 on March 27, 2012
We had a great time in LaDauphine. The location is very convenient and the hosts are very friendly and helpful. I think we will return!
4.4 on March 21, 2012
We had such a wonderful stay! Ray and Kim are generous and warm hosts. We can't wait to go back. The house was lovely, the location was perfect, and Ray gave expert advice on where to go in the city.
4.6 on March 19, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay. Great hosts. Very knowledgable and willing to give you all the information needed to for a great stay, whether finding a restaurant or taking a day trip outside the city. Great location. Short walk to the quarter and to Frenchman St. Cool old house close to the sites, but on a quiet street. I can't imagine this not being our first choice when we come to NOLA again.
4.2 on March 14, 2012
We stayed at La Dauphine with another couple and we were thrilled when we arrived. The home is a lovely and has a great front porch and a small but very charming back yard garden. Ray really goes out of his way to make sure you get the most out of your visit. We will definetly be repeat customers and plan to recommend this B&B to friends and family. I put that dining was outstanding because I was in New Orleans and dined very well; not at the B&B but there was not an option for not applicable : )
3.8 on February 10, 2012
We found La Dauphine to be exactly as advertised. The rooms were comfortable and well-decorated (although the drapes could stand a run through the wash). The price was unbeatable, and the host was very friendly and helpful. His suggestions for local dining were excellent. The location in Marigny was an easy walk to the French Quarter, and felt safe (if you are used to a big city atmosphere). We will stay there again.
Wonderful!! Thanks for the great review. The curtains in this room have been replaced. The former ones were gray color lace, which made guests think they were dingy and dirty. The new drapes are a lovely cream color :-)
4.6 on January 13, 2012
We stayed 5 nights. The room was perfectly clean and had what we needed. The best part is the location, in a nice neighborhood, we walked everywhere, a mile or so from Fr Quarter and about .5 mile to Frenchman St which is great. The hosts could not have been more helpful, restaurants, music, history, fun, always pleasant and available. We will definitely stay there again. It's an older house, lots of personality, but lacking if you need closet space (we don't); fancy bathrooms (tub/shower but perfectly adequate and clean, lots of hot water). We didn't hear the other guests because it's a solid old home and only has a few rooms so there aren't doors banging and people rushing around. It was calm and quiet. Also, the back patio was sweet, in the sun which was nice because we stayed in January, but it's probably shaded during the heat of other seasons. Also a front porch which I liked just sitting to see the neighborhood street scene; people easily greeted us. There are also a couple of coffee shops nearby, but the host's coffee was exceptionally good. We will go back to this home, very enjoyable.
What a wonderful review. Perfectly describes our place and the vibe here :-) Lovely. Just to clarify, we are two (2) blocks from Frenchmen Street (just far enough so you can sleep at night :-), and it's a 6 minute walk to the edge of the French Quarter, and an 18 minute walk to Jackson Square, which is in the center of the French Quarter. The Marigny/Bywater is now a destination in itself. Frenchmen Street is like a Bourbon Street for locals-- a better, "cooler" version. Lots of young folks.
5 on December 26, 2011
My partner and I were initially only going to stay with Ray and Kim for 3 nights, but we loved our room and the atmosphere so much that we decided to stay for all 5 nights of our time in NOLA. We stayed in the Gothic room, and loved it. It is a very intimate room, with the AWESOME shower in one corner and the toilet in the other (you can pull a folding screen around the toilet area for some visual privacy, though there is no sound barrier). If you're the kind of couple who feels strange using the bathroom in front of each other, there is another bathroom down the hall that you can use. The room is lovely - full of beautiful antique wooden furniture and very with a cozy, bohemian feel to it. The four-poster bed was very comfortable. Ray was extremely helpful in giving us lots of tips of where to go, what to see, places to eat. We enjoyed lively conversations with him by the fireplace in the cozy living room over breakfast, and we were especially appreciative of the healthy and plentiful breakfast options (fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, english muffins, cereal, granola, every kind of milk - soy, almond, cow). A great way to start the day before heading into NOLA and stuffing ourselves full of delicious rich food and fried everything. The location and rates at La Dauphine are also hard to beat - just a few blocks from the French Quarter and Frenchmen street, in the delightful Marigny neighborhood which boasts its own artistic, bohemian charm, and at $85 a night, we only had cause to celebrate this gem. Thanks Ray and Kim! We hope to see you again soon!
Just a note to future visitors to La Dauphine. This review perfectly captures the vibe of our place and what it's like to stay with us. This is exactly the kind of experience we hope all our guests have here. They really "get" La Dauphine, our neighborhood, and New Orleans!!
4.4 on December 21, 2011
My husband & I had a wonderful stay at La Dauphine! Ray and Kim are both so nice and their dogs are sweet. The house is fab-u-lous! We'll be staying there again. You can't beat the location, walking distance to everything and we never felt unsafe, even at night.
4.2 on December 10, 2011
Ray is a wonderful host and makes you feel right at home. He loves New Orleans and has great travel tips and suggestions regarding first time and return travel. I highly recommend a local restaurant/eatery "Satsuma." You will be coming back. Thank you Ray for a wonderful stay at La Dauphine. The room rates cannot be compared to others and are a great bargain for a city that has extremely excessive room and B&B rates.
3.8 on December 08, 2011
I spent three lovely nights at La Dauphine in November this year. Ray and Kim were very accommodating, letting me know about local events and restaurants that really enhanced my visit. The room wasn't particularly fancy, but it was adorable, thoughtfully decorated with local flavor - perfect for me! It's in a great location, to boot! I was close enough to walk or ride my rental bike to pretty much anywhere I wanted, as well as sit on the front porch and strum my guitar for a spell -- I was so happy to be on a quiet neighborhood street with so much character. I've told everyone about this charming place, I would absolutely stay there again!
5 on November 20, 2011
We actually ended up having to cancel our reservations :( But La Dauphine was very understanding and helpful. We can't wait to reschedule our stay.
4.4 on November 06, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Dauphine. We had the most comfortable bed ever! We did not rent a car while we were in New Orleans but we were able to walk where ever we wanted to or get to a streetcar station easily. If you do as we did bring your walking shoes and be sure and go to the restaurants that Ray recommends, they may not look like much but the food is to die for!! We felt very comfortable and safe here but it is not "the Ritz" but is very much a representative of "the big easy".
4.2 on October 06, 2011
Had a great time. Comfy bedroom. Good area very close to Frenchman street, and walkable to Bourbon Street too. Continental breakfast good. Would have preferred a shower rather than standing in freestanding bath with shower. Hosts very amenable - think of it as sharing their house rather than a hotel.Thanks very much :)
5 on June 27, 2011
Came for ALA conference and wanted a budget conscious, more homey place to stay and found Ray and Kim's place to be just perfect. the Gothic room is quiet, with a great shower, plenty of space and a comfortable bed. I could be social or private if I wanted to with the other guests. Ray was terrific in his advice about the area on all things from transportation to entertainment. The location is just out of the madness of the French Quarter but completely accessible to it. I'll be coming back again next time I'm in NEW Orleans. Thank you Ray and Kim!
4.6 on May 25, 2011
Loved the La Dauphine. Ray and Kim were wonderful hosts, very informative, with great recommendations. Location is perfect, within walking distance of many places, and located in a quiet neighborhood. Felt like I was at home. Would definitely stay there again!
4.6 on May 12, 2011
For the second year we stayed four nights at the beautiful and charming La Dauphine. Ray and Kim are gracious hosts that make you feel right at home and their love of New Orleans and knowledge of the city enhance your stay.
3.6 on May 01, 2011
Perfect location. Tastefully decorated. Very relaxed and informal. Abundance of books, dvd's and magazines to refer to. Helpful hosts.
4.4 on April 25, 2011
We had the most wonderful stay at La Dauphine. We enjoyed our trip to New Orleans more than we could've imagined, and staying at La Dauphine was a true highlight. The friendly conversation, great recommendations, and beautiful setting--- what more could we ask for? And what a perfect location for all of our excursions. We could easily walk to the French Quarter, and there are 2 excellent bus lines only 2 blocks away. We can say with all sincerity that you'll see us again (and hopefully, we'll bring friends too!) Thanks again to Ray and Kim, and La Dauphine!!
4.6 on April 15, 2011
I spent a delightful 5 nights at La Dauphine while attending a professional conference. The location was great, the rooms clean and the innkeeper an absolute delight. By the end of the trip, I felt like I was staying at a friend's house. I felt safe in the neighborhood even as a single woman traveling alone. You won't be disappointed with this choice.
3.8 on April 10, 2011
Staying at La Dauphine is like staying at a friend's house - in a good way! Ray and Kim are gracious, relaxed hosts and the rooms feel genuinely home-y and comfortable. The location couldn't be beat - on a quiet block in the Marigny neighborhood, it's a quick walk to the French Quarter, but far enough away from the center of things that you feel like you're in a real neighborhood. This is not a B&B for people who are looking for rainfall showers and fresh croissants every morning, but it's the perfect B&B for down to earth folks who want to experience NOLA like a local.
3.2 on April 07, 2011
Cozy rooms, nice outdoor patio area, great neighborhood, friendly host, easy walk to French Quarter & Frenchman St. No real breakfast (like other bed and breakfasts), but coffee and cold items (cereal/yogurt/breads) available. We enjoyed our stay.
We love getting nice feedback like this. Wonderful, and we are happy the guests had a nice stay :-) It's written on the back door of every room that it's illegal for us to serve a hot breakfast. There's a city ordinance against it (the restaurant lobby here is that strong). Those places that serve a hot breakfast here in New Orleans are breaking the law. However, so many guests have told us they love the yogurt, fresh fruit, and breads that we serve with coffee and orange juice. And most of them have said they come to eat here at our restaurants and don't want to fill up on staples they can get all the time at home. :-)
3.4 on April 01, 2011
Host was friendly and hospitable. Made us feel welcome and provided helpful maps and tips for good restaurants. Neighborhood extremely quiet and peaceful--yet an easy walk to good restaurants and music spots that are off the tourist's path.
We are so happy this guest had a nice stay with us :-) My, my. We've had such interesting guests of late. Could have been the guests who turned our place into a veritable Kinko's for 4 days-- one at each end of the house and on our Mac desk top printing out handouts for their conference presentations, making tea, and spending 14 hours a day working feverishly in intense preparation. When they left, they gave us a special thank you, and said our hosting really added to their trip here and made all the difference in the world. Another guest had a conference where he was looking for another job, so he spent long hours networking at his conference of teachers. Still, he managed to invite an old friend to our place to have a several day rendez-vous with and catch up on old times. And a Swedish guest, reminding us of Ingrid Bergman, who practically "painted the town red" with her Australian colleagues after her ESOL conference. She loved her breakfasts in our garden. Upon her return home to Sweden, she wrote to us: "I really had a good time staying at your B&B. You’re an excellent host!!" We enjoy hosting all sorts of people :-) It's our pleasure.
3.6 on February 13, 2011
Recently enjoyed the opportunity to visit Ray and Kim owners of B&B La Dauphine, just outside and walking distance within 10 minutes to the world famous French Quarter. The B&B isn't your usual super 8 type place, these two are friendly and very hands on with guests. We experienced an all access type atmosphere at the B&B including DVD movies, hundreds of current interesting books and, not to forget the world wide web at your fingertips on a Mac too!!. Ray and Kim are very happy to talk about your days events even offer up ideas for an interesting foodie experience as they are hard core diners with the contacts under their belts. Ray even accommodated us with his wheels and took us shopping...BONUS! The residence, well its quite unique and relaxing, a traditional shot gun type building that leads to a small sun filled yard with colourful plants and flowers, just don't let the dogs out as they like to chase local wild life...LOL!. So enjoy yourself when its time to relax be it the yard or your interesting space. We were happy not to stay in the FQ due to the extreme celebrations (247 in NOLA), also inflated rates. The B&B was great and offered us a chance to see ares just outside the FQ that were architecturally fascinating within very safe locations. We give this place two thumbs up! Ray and Kim our thanks for being exceptional hosts, we have friends on Rue Dauphine. K and D
4.2 on January 17, 2011
I had a very pleasant several days at La Dauphine. The bed was comfortable, the breakfast was nice (self-service, with fresh berries, assorted breads, cereals, milk, orange juice, and coffee). It must be very nice to sit outside in the little garden, but it was too cold during my january visit. The innkeepers were helpful and friendly, and the dogs were well-behaved.
4.6 on December 25, 2010
My fiance and I recently stayed at La Dauphine for three nights. La Dauphine was the perfect place for us to get a very good sense of the real, non-touristy New Orleans. The neighborhood location was great- within walking distance of some of the best food and hangout spots in the city (Frenchmen St, Bywater, other Marigny food spots, French Quarter). Ray was the perfect host- one of those people who seems to have been born with an innate ability to put people at ease, and be perfectly helpful and approachable but never too hands-on. He has a great passion for his city and all it has to offer (as evidenced by his exceptional food recommendations and tons of stories about NOLA then and now). The room (Alec Baldwin) was clean and very spacious. Our bath was just down the hall, which I did not find inconvenient in the least. The walls are a little thin, which is fine for a romantic holiday (as long as you don't mind sharing with the other guests). The courtyard was gorgeous (roses even in the dead of winter!), and the perfect place to take morning yogurt and toast. I will most certainly recommend this very local, laid back, unpretentious, and truly New Orleans bed and breakfast to those who like to travel and get a true sense of a place.
4.0 on December 15, 2010
I really cozy and welcoming Inn. Ray and Kim were wonderful hosts and made us feel like family. A very relaxed atmosphere, self serve breakfast and very comfortable rooms. It was really great to stay in a historic home as La Dauphine was built in 1896. Very close to the awesome local scene on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny which has some excellent jazz clubs, restaurants and a coffee shop. Definately would stay again. Thanks Ray & Kim!
4.8 on November 25, 2010
We recently stayed with Ray & Kim at La Dauphine in New Orleans. We had a wonderful time and our hosts couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. The rooms were unique, the location quaint and we felt like we were staying with old friends. We enjoyed the company of other guests at breakfast, but had our privacy when we wanted. I had been a little concerned with the location, but it was a short walk from Frenchmen Street and then on to the French Quarter. Breakfast was "make your own" but it was sufficient. I would definitely stay there again.
4.6 on November 16, 2010
My gf and I stayed here for 3 nights and we loved the place. It was a very clean, cozy, and comfortable B&B. We liked the location which is in a quiet neighborhood, 10-15 min walk from the busy french quarter. It's also very close to Frenchmen st. which has the best jazz club, snug harbor, in NO. Ray's hospitality was incredible and very helpful in giving us tips for our trip in the city. My gf is usually a very picky person and even she was very happy about our choice! I would highly recommend this place.
4.2 on November 13, 2010
Ever woken in your identikit hotel room trying to remember what city and country you are in? In la Dauphine you experience New Orleans the moment you wake up (vital when you fly from Australia to get there!). We have stayed at La Dauphine many times and it is a real home, giving one the welcome impression of being a resident of the wonderful city, rather than an outsider. The rooms have a charming, rustic character, with real paintings, antiques, four poster beds, one even with a claw footed bath. However, all the conveniences are there: climate control, internet access etc. Ray and Kim are marvelous hosts; friendly, knowledgeable and informative, deftly always around when needed but never intrusive.
4.8 on October 27, 2010
if you're the kind of person who likes a standard hotel room, breakfast buffet bla bla bla etc... you can stop reading now. if you want to discover the true soul of a city, there is no better place than this. the vibe and friendlyness of la dauphine is beyond explanation. situated just a stone's throw away from the french quarter in an area with nice bars, the best cafés, beautiful streets and houses... it just can't get better than this.
4.6 on April 02, 2009
We stay at La Dauphine every time we go to New Orleans, (once or twice a year whether we need to or not). Staying here is relaxed and friendly, without fuss, like living in one of the city's oldest, most authentic neighborhoods. It's just a few blocks from the Quarter,the music venues of Frenchmen St., and many great restaurants. Ray and Kim, the innkeepers, are happy to provide you the latest updates on local restaurants and attractions, as well as the recent foibles of Louisiana life. We especially like sitting in the courtyard garden with a glass of wine in the afternoon. New Orleans ambience with modern conveniences, including free wi-fi.
4.2 on June 01, 2008
Our hosts Ray and Kim were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The house and our quarters were clean and comfortable but also provided a classic New Orleans ambience. Short walk to Fauberg Marigny and French Quarter hotspots.