La Maison Marigny B & B on Bourbon

1421 Bourbon Street , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)


La Maison Marigny is one of Travel and Leisure Magazine's TOP TEN B&Bs in America. Our B&B is located steps off of Esplanade Avenue at the gateway to both the French Quarter and one of America's hottest neighborhoods, the Faubourg Marigny. Our deluxe guest rooms each feature designer fabrics, luxury bedding, private baths, 66-cable channel flat screen TVs, clock radios with iPod docks, antique/reproduction furnishings, free local calls and more. In the morning, guests enjoy a complimentary full breakfast, too! From the B&B, it's a quick and easy walk to nearly all of New Orleans' major attractions, including the French Quarter, French Market, Aquarium of the Americas/IMAX, Jackson Square, Riverwalk, Bourbon Street clubs, Harrah's casino, and dozens of fine restaurants. While browsing our B&B information, be sure to check us out on TripAdvisor or click "Reviews" in the left column to check out comments from previous guests. The fact that La Maison Marigny has so many repeat guests suggests that if you stay with us once, you'll want to come back again and again. Be sure to check us out on tripadvisor, too!

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Innkeepers: John Ramsey and Dewey Donihoo



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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4.6 on November 07, 2014

The location of this inn could absolutely not be any better. Just a short walk down bourbon st to the madness and right around the corner from the recommended Frenchmen st. The host John could not have been more hospitable. He had a lot of local knowledge with plenty of great suggestions. He also seemed to go out of his way to make sure that your stay was just right. In short, we will be visiting New Orleans again and will be absolutely staying at the la maison again.

Hidden Gem

4.6 on May 19, 2014

In addition to the perfect weather the first week in May, we had the benefit of the perfect host. John is friendly, informative and always available for any questions, problems or suggestions you might have. His restaurant suggestions were spot on and he had lots of background about the city to share with us. Maison Marigny is charming, clean and well located. The new patio is a special delight. Full days (and nights) of enjoying the city as well as super comfy beds assured us of a really good night's sleep. It was an effort to roll out in time not to miss John's yummy breakfasts. We are already planning our return!


4.6 on February 26, 2014

This B&B is located near the French Quarter and within walking distance to Frenchmen Street. The Courtyard room was beautifully decorated with tasteful period furniture. We found the owner friendly and helpful. Only slight disappointment were the breakfast's; while good, served small portions, and not gourmet that we experienced in other B&B's. If you are looking for a big breakfast to get you on your way for a full day of activity these breakfast's won't do it. Other than that our stay was nice.

La Maison Marigny Review

5 on January 04, 2014

I had the responsibility to make reservations in NOLA for a one week vacation for seven good friends from all over the country. The pressure was on me to come through for the group. After talking with the owners or agents of several properties, I decided on La Maison Marigny... and I'm glad I did. The property and the owner, John Ramsey, exceeded our expectations in every way. The rooms were clean and very well equipped. The breakfasts were outstanding. And a big plus that we didn't expect was John's willingness to give us recommendations for dining, music and attractions; he even made some of the reservations for us. The only downside of our stay at La Maison Marigny is that I have now been drafted by our group to do the research and make the selection for our next vacation on the Oregon coast. Thank you, John... I think.

Perfection in a New Orleans B&B!

5 on November 17, 2013

La Marigny's location is perfect for an easy walk to the French Quarter and an even easier stroll to Frenchmen's Street that has all the jazz you need, night after night, with no tackiness like the Quarter. The B&B itself is well appointed and beautifully done and super clean. The owner comes every morning to cook a yummy breakfast and he leaves wine, liquor and snacks too. Thus the room rates include a fair amount of savings on food and drink during each day. Also John your host knows New Orleans well and advises on great places and will help do reservations too. I was there for a whole week with a group of friends who vacation together every year in different places across the USA. Having done this for ten years, we voted our stay at La Marigny the best of some wonderful places. We will all return. It's like home now. Only better. Signed...Happy in Houston

Outstanding Bed & Breakfast

4.8 on December 02, 2012

We have stayed in B&B locations around the world and this location was by far the best. It was located in the best position to walk to the French Quarters, Fisherman's street and the Treme. The owner John was very hospitable and such a very nice person. He made you not only make you feel at home but it felt like we were long lost friends. The house was beautiful and very clean as well. John and Dewey are doing a great job! We are coming back again...

We love it here!

5 on March 20, 2011

Stayed for a quick getaway right after Mardi Gras and La Maison Marigny was the perfect choice for us. John greeted us at the door with a big smile, setting the tone for the rest of the weekend. Nice conversation and orientation/advice over a cool beverage followed, then a quick tour of the room before we settled in. The location has been mentioned here before and is,in my mind, perfect. Close to everything yet not in the middle of it. Frenchmen Street and Bourbon Street nightlife both just a couple of blocks away yet who wants to sleep in the middle of that noise? Not me! LMM is the perfect alternative. Breakfast is simple but very tasty. Muffins scones and biscuits, with coffee, juice, fruit and yogurt. Cereal too, I think, but I didn't try it. Overall, you get a lot (free internet and wifi, free soft drinks, etc.) at this inn. Try it.

We really love this inn

5 on January 20, 2011

Fourth trip to La Maison Marigny and couldn't be happier. We're from Minnesota and make it down to New Orleans every winter and will actually change our dates to match availability at La Maison Marigny and to spend time with John. Every morning, we enjoy fresh muffins or scones, fruit and conversation. Oh, and the New Orleans chicory coffee ain't bad either. The best thing: LOCATION. Many places say "near French Quarter" but they really aren't. This one is. Walk out the door and you're IN the Quarter in about 30 seconds. :-) Highly recommended to everyone! John will make you feel welcome.

Outstanding B & B experience

4.6 on January 07, 2011

Our stay at La Maison Marigny in New Orleans was one the best parts of an amazing vacation to one of the greatest cities in the world. While we wore ourselves out exploring as much as we could of this amazing city, we were always happy to come back "home" to La Maison Marigny each day. The location in the wonderful Marigny neighborhood is perfect...close to everything we wanted to get to and being just outside of the French Quarter, it was always quiet and peaceful. Our room could not have been more comfortable and inviting and the house cleaning staff (courteous and pleasant whenever we did happen across them) keep the home spotless. Our host John will remain one of the best memories we had of our entire trip. He is an amazing host, finding us just the right spots to eat and making our reservations for us. He is nice as can be, great to converse with, funny as hell, and made us feel absolutely welcome from the minute we stepped foot in his beautiful home. We will be making a return visit to New Orleans and we will not even consider staying elsewhere.

Great Location

3.8 on January 05, 2011

La Maison Marigny B&B is truly in a location that cannot be beat. The room was comfortable and clean. John is a great host and will offer any advice as well as dining recommendations, attractions, etc. Having said that, the breakfast provided is small and with no variety; while John bakes fresh muffins every day it would be great to be offered a larger breakfast and more variety (rather then cereal, yogurt, fruit salad, and muffins every day). Overall, thanks for a good stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Balcony Room

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $199

Deluxe Queen Room

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $189

Deluxe Queen (Courtyard)

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $189

Owner's Suite

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $249

Best Available

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

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Location Type

Historic Districts, Riverside, Faubourg Marigny, Esplanade Avenue, Bourbon Street, City, Downtown


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 15 miles

Directions to property:

from west: see airport directions from east: exit I-10 Westbound at Elysian Fields Avenue, turn left. Pass several lights and turn right on Royal Street at Washington Square Park. Follow Royal to Esplanade, turn right. At Bourbon (next block) turn right again. We're at #1421 in the middle of the block, on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, French Market, French Quarter, Garden District/Uptown, Jazzland Theme Park, New Orleans Arena & Superdome, Tulane University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Private entrance, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Concierge, Iron / Ironing Board, Post / Parcel Service, Sony stereos with iPod docks in each room, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Long Distance in US and to many Int'l numbers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 pm/negotiable
  • Check Out:: 11am/negotiable
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking in our tropical courtyard, front porch or balcony
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 18+ unless guests reserve entire facility.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No service animals accepted with prior host notification
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stay requirements vary by season, day of week, etc. Check with host.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is required at the time of booking. Exceptions must be arranged with your Hosts. No charges are processed until the cancellation period begins.
  • Cancellations: Unless stated otherwise on the confirmation issued by the B&B, reservations may be cancelled 14 days prior to arrival with no penalty. Within 14 days, refunds will be issued for any/all days which can rebooked. Credit cards are charged the full amount 30 days prior to arrival unless other arrangements have been made in advance with the hosts. Presentation of the actual plastic credit card and cardholder signature will be required at check-in to complete the transaction. Our cancellation policies vary by season so be sure to read the B&B-issued confirmation letter.



John Ramsey and Dewey Donihoo

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About the innkeepers

Hosts are MBA graduates of Tulane University and enjoy cultural arts, restaurants, world travel, nightclubs, and providing information on the wonderful city that is New Orleans.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10 a.m. (flexible)
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb

Signature Dish

fresh-baked muffins, biscuits and scones
We prepare multiple items but guests rave about our fresh-baked muffins and scones. Examples include chocolate-raspberry, lemon poppyseed or banana nut muffins. Or how about cranberry-orange, blueberry or apple cinnamon scones to complement fresh-ground New Orleans-style coffee with chicory?