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 :-)
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $99 - $150
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
One-block east of Elysian Fields Ave., 4 blocks east of Esplanade Ave., 4 blocks from River.
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
Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Videos, Washer/dryer , Cyber cafe-24" iMac, Wireless Internet, Fast cable Internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Ray Ruiz & Dr. Kim Pedersen
Danish, understand Swedish, understand Norwegian, English, French, German
Dogs , Shiba Inu-Japanese small dogs
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.