Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast

2727 St Charles Ave , New Orleans, LA 70130 USA (Show map)


Our Garden District bed and breakfast is the perfect place to stay during your New Orleans adventures! The streetcar to the French Quarter stops right outside our front door, and a short walk from the B&B takes you to the fun on Magazine Street, including an award-wining day spa, shopping, and dining. The Grand Victorian is a historic New Orleans bed and breakfast built in the 1890's, which has been lovingly restored to it's former glory. Located on historic St. Charles Avenue at the edge of the lovely Garden District, each of the spacious rooms feature 12-14 foot ceilings, a private bath, individual thermostat controls, free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, and are decorated with period furnishings. The Greenwood and Nottoway suites come with private balconies, jacuzzi tubs and generous seating areas. Guest will also enjoy complimentary parking, snacks, and bottled water, as well as an extended continental breakfast served daily, which can also be enjoyed outside on the balcony.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Beautiful B&B

4.6 on June 02, 2015

What a lovely place to stay in New Orleans, right in the heart of the Garden District along the Charles Street streetcar line. Very convenient to everything. Rooms impeccably maintained. Great staff and service. Had a wonderful girls-getaway stay here.

The "GRAND" Grand Victorian

4.6 on May 25, 2015

Our recent 4 night stay at the Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast in the beautiful NOLA Garden District was wonderful! We believe we had the best room in the house in the Greenwood Suite with its beauty and spaciousness. In fact, the entire character of the house is filled with the true Southern CHARM! The staff was excellent. We arrived early and they left instructions on how to enter the house, all about the room, times for breakfast, etc. No problems there. They replaced our towels with fresh towels daily as well as placed chocolates at our bedside. The St Charles streetcar right at the front door provided easy access to Audubon Park as well as the French Quarter. Many fine restaurants, including Commanders Palace, were within walking distance. We also enjoyed walking to Magazine Street for window shopping and stopping to eat at Magasin, a great Vietnamese restaurant. The Fresh Market just a few blocks away also has a great selection of wines and cheeses which we enjoyed in the evenings on the balcony porch while watching the streetcar pass so gently by. The morning continental breakfast and the soft drinks with snacks throughout the day was perfect. Bonnie is a most gracious host and thank her and her staff for allowing us to have a GRAND weekend! We look forward to staying at the Grand Victorian again. deb & Bob Bresnahan

Innkeeper Response
Deb & Bob, Thanks so very much for your kind words about my staff, home, and its neighborhood. Sounds like you got to do quite a bit of exploring! We look forward to when you might come back again to New Orleans and the Grand Victorian.

Wonderful Honeymoon Destination Stay!

4.8 on April 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Grand Victorian. It's spacious. Rooms were wonderfully furnished and the staff was quite accommodating. Our hostess, Bonnie, was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out several wonderful shops and restaurants to visit. With it's convenient location and old world charm, we highly recommend stay here for anyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the glowing assessment of my home. We know that you have many choices for lodging in New Orleans and are pleased that you chose to stay with us for your very special occasion. We hope you'll consider us again when planning future anniversary celebrations!

Great place to stay in New Orleans!

4.8 on March 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to New Orleans for Spring break and we chose to stay at the Grand Victorian and it was the best decision ever. Not only was it located in the beautiful garden district, the house itself was charming and wonderfully furnished. Plus it was conveniently located right next to the St. Charles Street car stop. The room was great. very comfortable and breakfast every morning was delicious. I highly recommend staying here for any occasion. Bonnie and Rachel take extra care to make sure your trip is just the way you want it and your stay is better than ever. I'll definitely be returning there next time I go to New Orleans.

Innkeeper Response
So glad that ya'll had such a great Spring Break here in NOLA and the Grand Victorian! It was a pleasure to meet you both and be able to offer you the info that you needed while here. Would love to have you both back again someday!

Enjoy the Grand Victorian

4.8 on February 11, 2015

The location of the Grand Victorian is very convenient for accessing the many attractions in NOLA. Park the car, ride the trolley from the front door. The facility and near by area are beautiful. The innkeeper was especially helpful to us in planning our activity each day of our stay. Enjoy the Grand Victorian! Carolyn Bain

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words, Carolyn! It was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm glad that you had a good trip to New Orleans! Hope to see you back again someday!!

Part of the Scene

5 on November 21, 2014

Staying at the Grand Victorian made us feel part of the neighborhood. We loved the atmosphere in the house and antiques. The staff was very helpful and always ready to look up restaurants and suggest tours for us. It was very personal.

Call it your New Oreleans home

4.8 on May 05, 2014

What a great spot for a NOLA trip. You are right on St. Charles street, but no street noise in our room. Loved the convenience of the streetcar stop right outside the hotel. Rachel is super helpful when you check in and they have good advice about the Garden District and Magazine St restaurants. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words! One of my primary goals here at the Grand Victorian is that guests feel like they are in their "home away from Home!" I'm thrilled to hear that my staff was helpful and successful in making you comfortable here! Hope that you'll come back for another visit sometime!

Perfect Mardi Gras Location

4.8 on March 13, 2014

This is my second stay at GVBB. The location is perfect for watching Mardi Gras unfold around you. The parades are steps away and the crowd is local so none of the crazy stuff you see on TV. Bonnie and her staff are warm, welcoming and exude infectious southern charm. They are wonderful ambassadors of the great city of New Orleans.

Beautiful B&B, excellent location

4.8 on March 10, 2014

My husband and I and our 2 daughters went for Mardi Gras this year; have stayed here many times and will do so again for sure! The B&B itself is a gorgeous Victorian house right on St. Charles Ave in the Garden District. An easy streetcar ride (or a 2-3 mile walk) to the French Quarter. Nice breakfast, friendly staff, clean rooms. Highly recommend!

First time to New Orleans

4.8 on January 25, 2014

Going to New Orleans was on my "bucket list." We loved the city and staying at the Grand Victorian made it even more perfect. The sheets on the bed were the softest that I have ever felt. Amazing! The deck on the second floor was perfect for having our cousins over for cocktails before going to dinner. Bonnie, the innkeeper, gave us many helpful tips about transportation, places and navigating the city. We would definately go back.

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Rooms & Rates

The Rosedown Room

Located on the first floor is the shaded Rosedown Room. It has a plantation-size, 4 poster high-back bed made of walnut. This room has a separate vanity area that connects to its bathroom

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $235

The Oak Alley Room

Off of the dining room on the first floor, you will find the spacious and light-filled Oak Alley Room. It has a queen-size, high back walnut bed and is fully handicapped accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $235

The Greenwood Suite

This most requested room features a king-size 4-poster mahogany bed, large sitting area and giant private balcony overlooking St. Charles Ave. It also has a Jacuzzi tub and a custom-designed, Mardi Gras-themed stained glass window. You may never want to leave!

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $250

The Magnolia Room

A romantic option for the discerning traveler... this plantation size, Victorian teaster bed is the highlight of this room. Draped in peach, this walnut dreamboat lulls the weary guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $235

The Shadows Room

The most intriguing room at the Grand Victorian is The Shadows. It features an authentic, plantation size, rolling pin teaster bed with a deep cast iron bathtub perfect for bubble baths. The wood tones and general decor help this luxurious room live up to its name!

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $235

The Evergreen Room

This is our architect's favorite bedroom. An elegant plantation size, walnut Eastlake bed sets the style. The bathroom has a shower only. An enticing window seat nestled among the big bay windows beckons you to sit and daydream.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $235

The Destrehan Room

The Destrehan Room is our best option for travelers needing a quiet room. It is furnished with a plantation size, 1850's Renaissance highback bed. There is a vanity area and a deep cast iron bathtub perfect for a relaxing bubble bath.

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

The Nottoway Suite

Perfect for honeymooners and special occasions, this lavish suite is nicknamed the Honeymoon Suite for its romantic aura and private balcony. It offers a plantation size, full-teaster bed, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a comfortable sitting area for late night reading.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $250

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Location Type

Historic Garden District


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Travel from the West: Take 1-10 East to EXIT 234 A (Business 90 Westbank)/Take Business 90 to St. Charles Ave. - Carondelet St. Exit / Pass through first light and take a right at second light (which is St. Charles Ave.) / Drive up to the fifth traffic light, which is Washington Ave. / The Grand Victorian is on the corner of St. Charles and Washington on the right. Travel from the East: Take 1-10 West to EXIT 234 C (Business 90 Westbank) / Take Business 90 to St. Charles Ave. - Carondelet St. Exit / Pass through first light and take a right at second light (which is St. Charles Ave.) / Drive up to the fifth traffic light, which is Washington Ave. / The Grand Victorian is on the corner of St. Charles and Washington on the right. We look forward to having you at our New Orleans bed and breakfast.

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, On Mardi Gras parade route, near Tulane & Loyola universities, On historic streetcar line, near convention center, near Superdome, near French Quarter, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: By appointment
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only; on balconies
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay to hold reservation; special events: 1 night stay-- non-refundable
  • Cancellations: Pre-pay one night to hold, fully refunded if cancellation is 10 days prior to arrival; special events: pay in full, 60 days in advance, refundable if given 60 days cancellation notice prior to date of arrival, minus one night if room can be filled. If not, forfeit all.



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About the innkeepers

Bonnie Rabe is an avid world traveler. She learned her care giving skills in the medical field, but now lavishes her attention on welcome guests. As a local, Bonnie loves to share her insight of New Orleans's best-kept secrets, making the Grand Victorian a unique experience in famous Southern hospitality!

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Grand Victorian Coffee
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