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Lanaux Mansion

547 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)

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About

This 1879 Victorian Mansion, located in the New Orleans French Quarter area, was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of “the country’s best B&Bs.” Enjoy the mansion's unique historic charm as you experience undisturbed privacy in the old world atmosphere of your room or suite, or relax in the peaceful, colorful Victorian Garden. The Lanaux Mansion has been featured on film & TV and in magazines; it was the setting for Brad Pitt in the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Across the street is the French Quarter, with endless entertainment including art galleries on Royal Street and more. Around the corner, big name musicians perform nightly at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. World-class cuisine and several dining choices are a stroll away.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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Outstanding

4.6 on March 24, 2015

Everything we expected and within walking distance for enjoyment of the French Quarters


We loved our stay

5 on March 09, 2015

Love this place. We had a wonderful stay and would most definitely stay here again.


6 days new orleans

3.2 on March 02, 2015

Arrived late after flight delays because of bad weather but Ruth drove us to a nearby restaurant for an excellent dinner. Accommodated my wife's gluten free needs and booked a meal at Irene's Cuisine for our final meal. Ruth was an extremely helpful host. The location of Lanaux is perfect for Frenchman St. With lots of jazz clubs , just around the corner but far enough so you don't get any disturbance of a night. Tom and Carole, England.


Nice Stay

3.0 on January 28, 2015

Pleasant host and met expectations. Very convenient location and like the personal continental breakfast.


Close to everything, but far enough away

3.8 on January 21, 2015

Besides being very comfortable, the location is everything.


Wonderful BB in the French Quarter!

4.4 on November 12, 2014

Had a lovely time. Magnificent home in the French Quarter. Owner and proprietor Ruth was so knowledgeable and very sweet. Would definitely stay there again..


Charming, Convenient, Private

5 on July 21, 2014

The Lanaux Mansion provided a charming haven for a rendezvous with old friends in New Orleans. The proprietress was so very accommodating with our schedule--pleasant, informative, and indefatigable--even with an injured foot climbing steep stairways to make sure we had everything we needed! The house is gorgeous and resplendent with period detail, fitting seamlessly into the Quarter and yet providing a private world away from the clamor of contemporary Quarter life. The interior courtyard is a lovely place to gather for cocktails, as is the formal parlor of the Johnson Suite, where we served champagne and cheese before heading out Uptown for a fabulous meal at Clancy's. Such gracious hospitality combined with beautiful historic period detail, ease and convenience (a private gate for guest entrances and exits) is difficult to find at this value. I would highly recommend Ms. Ruth and the Lanaux Mansion for brief and longer stays. Former New Orleanean now in Seattle


A wonderful place to stay

5 on July 02, 2014

This beautiful location is a perfect place to stay. It's right in the heart of all the action, nestled between the French Quarter and the live music scene of Frenchmen Street, but it's surprisingly quiet. We had the cottage and cannot say enough good things about it. It was private and comfortable, and had its own little English garden and koi pond for sitting outside with a drink. We will be back.


Great Weekend in NOLA!

5 on June 12, 2014

What a perfect place to stay in NOLA! It was our first time at Lanaux Mansion and we found our private cottage so cute and most convenient for what we had planned to do. Within walking distance to the Quarter, French Market and Marigny, the location was fabulous. Ms. Ruth and our accommodations were delightful--we will stay there again for sure! Thanks...


New Orleans Excellence

5 on June 09, 2014

The gorgeous Lanaux Mansion is absolutely our favorite place to stay in New Orleans. We love the private courtyard garden, beautifully restored rooms, hospitality and perfect location. It is an easy walk to Jackson Square, as well as the music scene on Frenchman street. NOLA is more fun while staying at the Lanaux!


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Rooms & Rates

Enchanted Cottage

This private cottage sits at the edge of the property and has direct access to the Victorian Garden. The cottage opens up to a private patio where you can sit and enjoy breakfast or afternoon refreshments–or just relax and take in the garden’s peaceful fountain and beautiful southern flora. Inside the cottage you’ll find a desk, a large kitchenette and two sitting areas: one near the kitchenette and one near the window, for a garden view.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $299

Nightly Rate: $149 - $299

Johnson Suite

Enjoy your stay in comfort, elegance and style in the Johnson Suite. Originally the mansion’s servants’ quarters, this 2nd floor suite features several separate rooms including a large sitting area with a writing desk. A small library on shelves house an extensive collection of literature. A shared balcony overlooks the colorful Victorian Garden. The bedroom features an antique four-piece Mallard rosewood bedroom suite. There’s an extra-large kitchenette with a full size sink plus eating area with table and chairs.*

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $299

Nightly Rate: $149 - $299

Weiland Room

The Weiland Room opens to the Victorian Garden and was originally the mansion’s kitchen. The room’s decorative fireplace was once a cooking stove for the entire house. The stove’s original tole hood and cement flooring are still in place. 14-foot ceilings, wood floors and a loveseat in the sitting area facing the fireplace add to the unique atmosphere. Classical and New Orleans music CDs enhance your stay. Just outside in the garden, sit and relax at the large table and chairs, shaded by an umbrella.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $275

Nightly Rate: $149 - $275

Lanaux Suite

This large, beautiful suite is the only room available in the main house and was originally the mansion’s library. The suite has 14-foot ceilings and a shared upper balcony overlooking the property’s peaceful, colorful Victorian Garden. Relax in the grand sitting area while you enjoy the heirlooms and antique pieces adorning the room. The original, decorative, fireplace is still in place. A gorgeous writing desk, sleigh daybed and vanity are just a few of the special touches you’ll enjoy during your stay.

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

Nightly Rate: $259 - $395

Nightly Rate: $259 - $395

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Location

Location Type

French Quarter Area, Faubourg Marigny Area, Frenchman Street, City

Airport

New Orleans, LA (MSY) 16 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Celebration in the Oaks at City Park, D-Day Museum, Frenchmen Street, French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Steamboat Natchez, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Telephone , Queen Size Beds, Hardwood Floors, Antique Settings, All rooms have private bathroom, Courtyard

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes in some rooms - please call for more information
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: for special events
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Cancellations: There is a 30 day cancellation policy. Please call for more information.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ruth Bodenheimer

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

coy fish in fountain

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: Self-Serve. Replenished Daily
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Details

547 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)

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