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La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

2316 rue Dauphine , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)
69 Reviews
$99 - $150
per night

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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 :-)


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


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

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining3.8

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Home away from home

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.

Perfect location!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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

My lovely oasis

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.

Innkeeper Response
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 :-)

Like staying with Uncle Ray

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!

NOLA trip

5 on March 13, 2014

Had a wonderful time!! Ray is a super host!

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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:

Take I-10 East into New Orleans. Follow I-10 into city staying in right lane and take what looks like an exit with Slidell posted above (it's still I-10). Take the Esplanade Avenue Exit-236A (the next one after the Vieux Carre Exit) and turn right. Go one and a half blocks to Esplanade Avenue and turn right at the traffic light. Proceed less than a mile to our street, Dauphine, and turn left. Go 5-6 blocks to 2316 Dauphine to La Dauphine (on the right). (Unbelievably, half the taxi drivers at the airport do not know the streets of the French Quarter-- even with a million tourists a month heading there. So be prepared to direct them-- Dauphine Street is one of the streets of the French Quarter, and runs the same way as Bourbon Street-- that is, parallel.) It only takes 24 minutes from the Airport IF there is no traffic.

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

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other

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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No NO pets allowed at all-- no exceptions. We have 2 dogs here.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights minimum stay
  • 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

2 Dogs , Shiba Inu-Japanese small dogs Others

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


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

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