B&W Courtyards B&B

2425 Chartres , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)
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This B&B won first place in the city for Architectural Restoration (Mayor's Golden Hammer Award) and also was reviewed by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Conde Nast,The Discovery Channel and Fortune Magazine. The B&W Courtyards Bed & Breakfast, located adjacent to the historic French Quarter in the Faubourg Marigny, offers a taste of old New Orleans with a Caribbean twist. The Bed & Breakfast is a collection of three 19th century buildings connected by courtyards. All rooms have been decorated with meticulous detail. We hope you enjoy staying at the Courtyards as much as we enjoy having you, but please keep in mind that the property is not suitable for children. Our staff will be ready to assist you at a moment's notice, so please do not hesitate to let us know how we may make your visit more enjoyable! Our central location allows easy access to all of New Orleans attractions including: the French Quarter, Farmer's market, Garden District, Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Park and Zoological Gardens, City Park, St. Charles Ave. and river front streetcars, Fair Grounds Race Track, Superdome, casinos, historic houses, jazz clubs and, of course, some of the finest dining in the country. . .if not the world. All rooms have Private baths, A/C, Cable TV, modem jacks, telephones, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers. There is a business center for internet access and faxes. Easy access to the Convention Center.



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

Like staying with friends ~ cozy, smart, clean and well fed.

5 on December 11, 2017

We began our adventure in New Orleans with Tom and Dana at B&W Courtyards and it was perfect. Dana settled us in the Barbados Cottage, a spacious two floor cottage, with a hot tub just out the front door (it's not always hot in NOLA :) We were in heaven. The Faubourg Marigny, the neighborhood B&W Courtyards is nestled in, is enchanting with cafes and restaurants on most corners. We walked everywhere and Lyfted after dark. The weather in November suited our sense of adventure ~ we got around! Tom cooks a full breakfast not to be missed. His beautifully set table is the perfect place to chat with other guests and get the low down from Tom and Dana on culture and fun. We WILL be back. New Orleans is like no other place. We look forward to more fun, food, music, history and art. Thank you Tom and Dana for sharing your authentic hospitality and gracious southern warmth.

Home Away

4.0 on December 06, 2017

This is my go-to place in New Orleans -- great location; comfortable space; like living in a house rather than a single room. You can stay in and still be in New Orleans - don't want to go out every night for dinner? Then don't - use the kitchen to cook at 'home'. The bed is comfortable - only drawback is a very small bathroom, but not is functional so not a huge complaint. And when you can, have the breakfast prepared by the owners - it is delish!!

Enjoyed our stay celebrating our anniversary

4.4 on November 17, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with a trip to New Orleans and we enjoyed our stay at the B&W Courtyards. We love the music, the food, the sights and the friendly people in New Orleans. Our room (in the front) was very comfortable but lacked natural light. The window and outside door had shutters that we couldn't open. Tom and Dana were very good hosts, serving up tasty breakfasts and interesting conversations. The bnb is beautifully decorated inside and out, and the courtyards, while small, are relaxing and soothing with the water fountains. Tom expectedly gave us a bottle of champagne for our anniversary! He also told us about a second line parade for Fats Domino that we were able to participate in - one of the highlights of our trip! The Marigny location is quiet, low key, and a short walk to the French Quarter and 3 quick blocks to Frenchmen Street. Ubers are easy to get if needed.

Sanctuary in the Marigny

5 on October 27, 2017

Tom & Dana gave us a lovely stay at B & W, with exemplary service, privacy, & to na of local inside info about the neighborhood. We loved our stay!

Great, eclectic B&B in a burgeoning NOLA neighborhood

5 on October 06, 2017

My partner and I had an excellent stay at Dana and Tom's B&W Courtyards B&B. We stayed at the B&B along with other family members, and we all felt the property had the great balance of togetherness and privacy. We stayed in The Barbados Cottage, which basically is a small two story house! The living room and kitchen were great to entertain, and opened out to a quiet courtyard and community hot tub. The breakfast was delicious, and varied on all three morning.Pain purdu, a delicious omelette and an egg scramble. Yum! The property was a great oasis, with two courtyards and fountains. The beer and water provided by the hosts for a minimal charge is such a great touch. The neighborhood is right off the French Quarter, walkable in 5-10 minutes. The restaurants, art houses and offerings of the neighborhood are great, and evolving! Dana Tom have such good recommendations, you will feel like a local. and It feels like an area where things will open at a bat and an eye, and ever changing. Very exciting stuff. Highly recommend this B&B for an oasis in a burgeoning, eclectic NOLA neighborhood.

Excellent place to stay

5 on August 24, 2017

Great location, great suggestions from host, clean and beautiful room

Lovely stay

4.4 on August 21, 2017

The location was FANTASTIC for us. A few blocks away is my favorite corner of Frenchmen street and Dat Dog. The room was charming and clean with everything we needed for the amount of time we spent there. The bathroom is indeed small but it's not a problem in any way. Perfect actually. We will be back as soon as possible. I wasn't able to rate the onsite dining because we stayed at a time when the B&B functioned as a guest house only. The service was still great as communication was easy and efficient, and there were nice touches everywhere my favorite: the ice machine right at the entrance to the courtyard (lovely by the way). Can't wait to go back!

You must stay here!

4.0 on August 18, 2017

The B&W Courtyards is my home away from home. The beautiful lush tropical vegetation, the coy pond, and comfortable backyard are great for relaxing after walking around in the French Quarter. I came offseason, so I did not dine here, however, the restaurant across the street which Tom recommended was yummy. Tom was also on site when we arrived and welcomed us to this wonderful place.

Wonderful from start to finish

5 on July 18, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful 3 day getaway at the B&W Courtyards. It felt like staying with friends. Dana is very kind, knowledgeable, and helpful (listen to her recommendations!) and Tom is an excellent host that makes a killer breakfast. Cooked fresh, plentiful, and with care. Rooms were clean and very private. Soft beds. Stayed in the front room and could hear the fountains and smell the Jasmine blossoms at night. Walking distance from the FQ and Frenchman. Highly recommend and looking forward to returning! Thanks, Tom & Dana!

A highlight of my stay!

4.6 on July 11, 2017

B&W Courtyards is always a highlight of my stay in New Orleans. Well located a few blocks east of the French Quarter, it offers a relaxing, clean, safe and cultured place to stay. The hosts, Tom and Dana, are wonderful! I'll be back. :)

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Rooms & Rates

5 Second Floor Suite

King size bed in the bedroom - Twin Size daybed / settee in the sitting room Mini refrigerator - Free Wifi, cable television, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, bath robes Free breakfast included in room rate $50 per night surcharge for a third person in the room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

3 Courtyard Room

King Size Bed - quirky bathroom Free Wifi, cable television, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, bath robes Free breakfast included in room rate

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

2 Back Carriage House

King size bed, large bathroom -Free Wifi, cable television, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, bath robes Free breakfast included in room rate

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

6 Barbados Suite

Two story cottage opening out onto the rear courtyard - Sitting area down stairs and queen size bed upstairs. Kitchenette with stove, refrigerator, coffeemaker & microwave Free wifi, cable television iron & ironing board, bathrobes. Free breakfast included in room rate $50 per night surcharge for a third person in the room

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

1 Front Carriage House

King Size bed and a freshly renovated bathroom - Free Wifi, cable television, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, bath robes Free breakfast included in room rate

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

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Location Type

City, Downtown


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles

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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, Swamp Tours, Plantation Tours, Historic Houses, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Computer, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Business Center, Lush Courtyards

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Golfing, Swamp tours, Museums, Fine Restaurants, Plantation Tours, Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 1:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on courtyards
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Call for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit equivalent to one night's room rental
  • Cancellations: One month cancellation, please call for Special Events prices and cancellation policies
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Dana McKee

Languages spoken

Mandarin, English

Resident Pets

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

Special meal options

Low fat

Signature Dish

Homemade Granola

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