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La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

2316 rue Dauphine , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)
72 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 :-)




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

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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!

Warmth of New Orleans in one B&B

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

The perfect spot

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

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!

Weekend getaway

4.4 on January 29, 2014

Great hosts, great location!

Innkeeper Response
Great!! Glad you enjoyed yourselves :-) Come again.

Wonderful New Orleans Experience

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.

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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

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

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



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

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