La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

2316 rue Dauphine , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)


Basic rate is $85-99 per room, inclusive-- sometimes higher. No hidden charges. There is a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM!!!-- sometimes more than 3 nights are required for special events. We do not accept reservations for less than 3 nights. All rooms have private, unshared baths. La Dauphine Residence is a non-smoking, unpretentious, guest house for the budget-minded, carefree traveler. No kitchen or laundry privileges- you must eat out, and do laundry out. The house is located in the bohemian, gay, artsy Faubourg Marigny where many who work in the French Quarter (a 7 minutes/four-block walk) choose to live. A village atmosphere prevails thoughout the neighborhood. Ample parking is available on the street in front of the house. Rooms have queen-size, four-poster beds, a wash basin en suite and a private bathroom. There are no shared baths at La Dauphine. Rates are higher for special events such as Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence, JazzFest and Halloween, when 4 or 5-night minimums may apply. Phone,cable TV/VCR/DVD is in each room. The atmosphere is very relaxed and unpretentious. No "attitude" here :-)




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Perfect New Orleans getaway

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.

A wonderful stay at La Dauphine

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.

Innkeeper Response
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 :-)

A quit, relaxing haven

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!

Ray, Kim, it was a pleasure...

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.

Second time around

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.

Innkeeper Response
Always a pleasure. We just do what we do and hope that others appreciate it. Thanks for visiting!

Great Time in NOLA Thanks to a Wonderful B&B and its Owners!

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.

Great time.

3.4 on March 10, 2015

Ray was great. it's a great location to walk into the French quarter

Wonderful Hosts and Great Location

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.

Our home away from home in NOLA

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!

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Rooms & Rates


Soft powdery blue feel-- queen-size bed, ceiling fan, attached bathroom, Wi-Fi. Central air and heat, desk. No cooking or kitchen privileges, or laundry. Guests must eat out and do laundry out.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $150


Four-poster queen bed, facilities inside room. Central air and heat, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, best shower in the house, desk. No cooking or kitchen privileges. No laundry privileges.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $150

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Location Type

Steps from French Quarter, Walk to Bywater neighborhood, Smack in Marigny neighborhood, New Riverfront Park to open soon, 4 blocks from Mississippi River, 18 minutes walk to Jackson Square, City, Downtown


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 17 miles

Directions to property:

One-block east of Elysian Fields Ave., 4 blocks east of Esplanade Ave., 4 blocks from River.

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, Ocean, Art Galleries, Antique stores , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Videos, Washer/dryer , Cyber cafe-24" iMac, Wireless Internet, Fast cable Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: Negotiable
  • Check Out:: Flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outdoors on patio or courtyard only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No NO pets allowed at all-- no exceptions. We have 2 dogs here.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights minimum stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 3 Nights
  • Cancellations: No refund after 60 days before arrival. No shortening of stays once you have arrived.



Ray Ruiz & Dr. Kim Pedersen

Languages spoken

Danish, understand Swedish, understand Norwegian, English, French, German

Resident Pets

Dogs , Shiba Inu-Japanese small dogs

About the innkeepers

Ray is a New Orleans native & real estate agent & developer. Formerly a mid-level manager at AT&T in San Francisco. He lived in San Francisco for 22 years running AT&T's College Recruiting. Ray manages their holiday apartments in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Nice, France. Kim is a molecular biologist from Denmark, currently doing diabetes research at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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Breads, Jams, Fruits, Yogurt

  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. till 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Garden, Breakfast/dining area