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Lanaux Mansion

547 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)
4.5
126 Reviews
$189 - $375
per night

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

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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!


The Best B&B in New Orleans

5 on June 03, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Lanaux House on a recent trip back to New Orleans to celebrate my birthday. We stayed in "The Enchanted Cottage" and thoroughly enjoyed waking up and coming back to our home away from home. The hospitality of Miss Ruth was endearing. The charm and cleanliness of our accommodation was impeccable. The breakfast selections were just perfect and the pastries were some of the best tasting in town. The location was perfect as well being just around the corner from Frenchman Street and a block from the French Quarter. We walked everywhere from this location and had so many great restaurants to choose from. We can't say enough great things about our stay at The Lanaux House and that we will stay here again on our return visit.


privacy in a historic home

5 on May 12, 2014

The spaces were beautiful and private. The gardens were a perfect place to walk around and to sit. The owner and the staff were friendly and worked to make our stay the best possible.


Loving New Orleans - Loving the Lanaux

5 on May 06, 2014

Have been staying with Ruth and at the Lanaux for over 12 years - if you are over 50, you will remember the movie, Same Time Next Year with Alan Alda. This is the Lanaux for us - we come every first weekend of JazzFest. It is like our home in New Orleans and Ruth always makes us feel welcome - we catch up, we do life together for one weekend a year. Couldn't recommend it more highly ... And while there really isn't any "dining" on site, Ruth makes sure our kitchenette is stocked and always is able to recommend (and sometimes get the table) for the best food in town!


15th year at one of New Orlean's best!

4.6 on April 30, 2014

The Enchanted Cottage of The Lanaux Mansion is a quiet sanctuary we've been enjoying for 15 years during The Jazzfest…and hope to enjoy for many more to come. Beautifully appointed with small side patio and house courtyard nestled within Ruthie's lovingly tended garden, the Cottage is quintessential "Quarter" charm without the Quarter frenzy. Easy walking access to FQ, the Marigny District and the 'fest, if that's your pleasure. "Dining" is only mid-level because rating is required for review…& not a feature of The Lanaux (aside from tasty pastries, juice, coffee/tea service in-room). Better to visit the myriad eateries within blocks…&/or definitely bring back nibbles & libations (mid-size refrigeration in each room) for respite in the Courtyard.


A Great B&B Close to the Quarter

4.6 on April 25, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Lanaux Mansion and in the "Enchanted Cottage." The mansion itself is late 1800's vintage and beautifully maintained. It borders the Quarter and is close to many major attractions. The cottage is a unit separate from the mansion and quite private, and with its own little courtyard. There is private (and locked) access to the cottage. We felt very secure. The cottage itself is well-equipped with kitchen and shower ensuite. It is easily large enough for two. The queen bed is quite comfortable. It has internet access but no cable TV, not an major concern because if you are in New Orleans to watch TV you should have stayed at home! The owner -- Ruth Bodenheimer -- is an outgoing and warm individual with an infectious personality who has a wealth of information about New Orleans and who is more than willing to share it. My wife and I liked her immediately. If there is a "downside" to the B&B it is because breakfast is basic and "prepare it yourself," or at least that was the case for our visit. Having said that, every day we were given pastries from a bakery, fresh orange juice and milk, along with yogurt and cereal . . . typical continental breakfast fare. We were quite happy with it, but some people might want something more substantial. If so, there are many restaurants in the vicinity. We would definitely return to the Lanaux Mansion and accord it 4.7 stars.


Fabulous Experience

4.0 on April 21, 2014

The Enchanted Cottage feels like you won little pied-a-terre in New Orleans.Lots of character and within walking or trolley distance to everything in N.O.


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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, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

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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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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

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

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