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Royal Street Courtyard

2438 Royal Street , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)
383 Reviews
$109 - $249
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You're greeted with stately columns and regal galleries. Inside, the charm of antebellum New Orleans surrounds you. This grand Greek Revival house of the 1850's exudes both the elegance and decadence of old Creole Louisiana. With soaring 14-foot ceilings and intricate, hand-crafted cypress trim, your room is a respite from the bustle of the street. Some feature 4-poster king beds, others queen and full sized beds. All have private baths. An intimate courtyard invites you to relax in our soothing spa surrounded by tropical greenery and yet you're close to the action. Just six blocks from the French Quarter, a 15 minute stroll to the non-stop energy of Bourbon Street. Fine restaurants, famous jazz clubs and sidewalk cafes are literally a short walk from our front door. Royal Street Courtyard, where you're at home in New Orleans.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.0

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Wonderful experience!

5 on July 20, 2014

Our room was warm and inviting, our hosts were helpful with suggestions on places to see and restaurants, and we felt like we were part of the community. This was by far one of the best vacations we have ever had, and Phillip and David helped to make that happen by creating a cozy and friendly environment. Thanks guys!

Great space in a great neighborhood!

5 on July 08, 2014

Phillip was so friendly and gracious. He is also the go-to-guy for a local experience in NOLA. His suggestions for restaurants were absolutely the best. I would have never of found these places on my own. The historic rooms made the experience feel all the more authentic.

Great ... A tous points de vue !

5 on June 28, 2014

We spent 4 nights in New Orleans and enjoyed our stay immensely. David and Philip run a wonderful place, in a friendly, easygoing but professional way. The place has a great feel, offers very good value, is close to the action but in a quiet street. The absence of real breakfast is an opportunity to explore the food scene, especially the beignets in the morning. The five stars are well deserved. Laurent, from Brussels. Ps I put the same score for dining but there is no restaurant. A bit silly, you have to rate every category.

Gracious hosts, comfortable and classy accomodations

4.4 on June 17, 2014

We stayed at the Inn for four nights and loved every minute of it. It was our first trip to New Orleans, but not our last! The Inn was within walking distance to most things we wanted to do and see, and Phillip pointed us in the direction of many more things that we never would have known to look for! Both Phillip and Boo Boo kitty are friendly, welcoming hosts and we would absolutely stay again.

B&B with a great balcony

4.6 on May 30, 2014

Phillip has great recommendations for restaurants within the area and we loved the balcony. Perfect location!

Best place I've ever stayed in NOLA

4.4 on May 29, 2014

Been here twice and will keep coming back. Some rooms are a little on the functional rather than luxurious side, but everything works and the house overall is great. Philip and David are both wonderful people and full of insider info for a visitor. So much better than staying in the Central City hotels or the French Quarter!

Great find for Jazzfest

4.4 on May 09, 2014

We expected a pretty moderate, downtown hotel...and the lobby was a little unusual in its décor. However, the room was great and the stay was flawless. Great location for Jazzfest buses, trolley, French Quarter and Warehouse District. If the rates remain, we will definitely stay again!

The ultimate in hospitality

5 on April 30, 2014

I was not actually a guest with Philip and David, my two friends were. Even so, Philip was above and beyond gracious and welcoming, assisting me with getting a cab to the airport when I was ill with a stomach bug, allowing me to store my luggage during the day before my departure. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in New Orleans.

Best place in NOLA!

4.8 on April 30, 2014

Just Fantastic! My girlfriend and I stayed here on a recent trip to NOLA and can't recommend it any higher. If 6 stars was an option I'd give it that. The owners Phillip and David are just great. As stated by many already, they gave tons of great recommendations on how to make your trip memorable. The property itself is gorgeous and as close as you'd want to be to Frenchman St. and the French Courter. There are also tons of hidden gems in the Marigny itself that they will point out to you. The rooms are spacious and clean, the house itself is massive yet inviting, and the owners really make you feel right at home. This was our first stay in a B&B and I must say that they really turned us on to the whole idea single handedly. Far superior to a chain hotel and it really allowed us to see a side of New Orleans that others probably never see. We will definitely be back! If you are coming to NOLA please give this place a won't regret it!

Our NOLA favorite

4.6 on April 17, 2014

This was our second year in a row for a spring visit to NOLA staying both times at the Royal Street Courtyard for many reasons. The hospitality of Phillip and David, their knowledge of NOLA and what to see and do there, where to eat, the beautiful historic home, the quiet neighborhood, the convenience of the neighborhood, the friendliness of the neighborhood, great restaurants and jazz all within a short walking distance, and of course Boo Boo Kitty. I could go on and on. You simply won't be disappointed staying here. Go and enjoy!

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Location Type



New Orleans, LA (MSY) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from New Orleans International Airport: Take I-10 East into New Orleans. Stay in the left most lane and continue onto I-610 East to Slidell. Take exit 3, and turn right onto Elysian Fields. Continue for approximately 2 miles and turn left onto Dauphine Street. Go three blocks to the first stop sign and take a right onto Spain Street. Proceed one block to Royal Street where we are on the corner of Royal and Spain Streets. Parking is free and plentiful and on-street! (Unbelievably, half the taxi drivers at the airport do not know the streets of the French Quarter-- even with a million tourists a month heading there. So be prepared to direct them.) I suggest calling a New Orleans based cab company, United Cab. They sit at a cab stand across the street from the Airport. Call them at (504) 522-9771 and they will drive around and pick you up relatively quickly. They will know the way...

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone, Wi-Fi , Some rooms have DVD players, Microwave available onsite, Coffee/tea available during breakfast, Iron/Ironing Board available, Hairdryers available, Parking - Free, Easy and On-Street

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Seven live Jazz Clubs/Bars (4 minute walk), Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limitations on children staying (16 and over)
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3, 4 or 5 night minimums during peak season, see deposit section for peak season
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night during non-peak season. 50% of stay during Peak season: Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival, Southern Decadence, Halloween & New Years.
  • Cancellations: Forfeiture of a one night deposit unless notified 14 days prior to non-peak season or 60 days prior to peak season: Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival, Southern Decadence, Halloween & New Years. A $25.00 cancellation fee will be retained regardless.



Phillip Lege and David M. Smith

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Resident Pets

1 Cat

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

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2438 Royal Street , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)

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