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.
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&#8211;or just relax and take in the garden&#8217;s peaceful fountain and beautiful southern flora. Inside the cottage you&#8217;ll find a desk, a large kitchenette and two sitting areas: one near the kitchenette and one near the window, for a garden view.
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.*
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.
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.
4.8 on February 18, 2014
Ms. Ruth (the owner) was more than helpful! The mansion is beautiful, the grounds well kept and holy moly was it CLEAN! My boyfriend and I spent Valentines night in the Laneaux Suite. It was huge and most comfortable. We will definitely be back and hope that it will be soon. HIGHLY recommend especially the PERFECT location.... in the middle of it all
4.6 on February 12, 2014
Staying with Ruth is always a pleasure. She is so knowledgeable about the area and so friendly. Her place is very conveniently located and the accommodations are exquisite. We are looking forward to our next visit!
4.4 on January 23, 2014
We left Chicago and New York behind to escape the polar vortex. We found the warm and inviting Lanaux Mansion's host and accomodations. Fabulous long weekend in a great city.
5 on December 25, 2013
Once you set foot on the grounds of the Lanaux you know that you have found a piece of heaven and Ruth is your guardian angel. The whole experience from the location, room, and the garden is magical. Can hardly wait to return! This place etched a special memory in my heart forever.......and ever.
5 on November 23, 2013
What a great experience! We could not have been happier with the warm welcome of the owners, the convenient location, and the privacy of the accomodations. We will definitely be staying here again soon! Thank you Lanaux Mansion! Beth and Matt
Faubourg Marigny Area, French Quarter Area, Frenchman Street, City
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 16 miles
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
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
Bed and Breakfast, Guest Cottage, Historic Inn, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
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
Queen Size Beds, Hardwood Floors, Antique Settings, All rooms have private bathroom, Courtyard
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