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Lanaux Mansion

547 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)
116 Reviews
$189 - $375
per night

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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.

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

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

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

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

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining3.8

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116 Reviews

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Great Stay in New Orleans

4.4 on April 17, 2014

We had a relaxing and enjoyable stay in the enchanted cottage at the Lanaux Mansion.

The best bed and breaktfast experience one can have!

5 on April 12, 2014

We loved our stay at the Mansion. It was a true step back in time to a glorious Mansion and court yard setting. Very well situated to the heart of New Orleans French Quarter. You get to enjoy the French Quarter, and remain very safe at the same time. We want to adopt Ruth! Jan and Adam From Montana

Excellent place!!!!

5 on April 09, 2014

We had a fabulous stay. The room, maid service and decor was awesome:)

Loved our stay at Lanaux

4.8 on April 07, 2014

We stayed on the second floor in the Lanaux Suite…it was beautiful and spacious and had many rooms…including a sitting/living room area, small kitchen and porch. Ruth was so helpful and hospitable…gave us great dining recommendations. The location is the real benefit here…near everything and walkable! Frenchman Street, the French Market, Bourbon Street & the Mint close by! We will definitely come back to this inn!

A French Quarter Treat

4.8 on April 01, 2014

We have a 5 night stay at the Lanaux Mansion on Esplanade at the eastern edge of the French Quarter. Our room had a small table, refrigerator (stocked with OJ, milk, and pastries daily), microwave and coffee maker allowing us to breakfast in the room. The location gave us access to both the French Quarter and the jazz clubs on Frenchman Street but was quiet and very comfortable. Ruth, one of the owners, met us on arrival and also responded to all of our needs. Excellent!

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Location Type

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


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 16 miles

Directions to property:

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 900 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA 70062‎ 1. Head northwest go 0.1 mi total 0.1 mi 2. Continue straight onto Airport Rd go 0.2 mi total 0.3 mi 3. Turn left to stay on Airport Rd About 3 mins go 2.2 mi total 2.4 mi 4. Take the Interstate 10 E ramp on the left to New Orleans About 2 mins go 1.4 mi total 3.8 mi 5. Merge onto I-10 E About 6 mins go 6.2 mi total 10.0 mi 6. Keep left to continue on I-610 E, follow signs for Slidell About 4 mins go 3.9 mi total 13.8 mi Show: Text only | Map | Street View 7. Take exit 3 for Elysian Fields Avenue go 0.2 mi total 14.0 mi 8. Turn right onto Elysian Fields Ave About 5 mins go 2.1 mi total 16.0 mi 9. Turn right onto Esplanade Ave Destination will be on the right go 0.2 mi total 16.2 mi 547 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116‎

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, 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, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

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

Terms and Conditions

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



Ruth Bodenheimer

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Resident Pets

coy fish in fountain Others

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

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

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