Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast

1518 Prytania Street , New Orleans, LA 70130 USA (Show map)


One of New Orleans architectural treasures, Fairchild House was established in 1991 in the 1841 Greek Revival home and two adjacent guesthouses. Situated among the picturesque oaks of the Lower Garden District, the bed and breakfast is located seventeen blocks from the French Quarter and twelve blocks from the Convention Center. The nine rooms of Fairchild House, each with private bath/shower, are decorated in an elegant antique setting, evoking the Victorian period.



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.7

Fairfield B&B

4.4 on October 10, 2016

I would stay here again. Great value. Historic building. Breakfast is good (pretty standard), staff is very friendly and helpful.

Wen the Extra Mile

4.8 on October 02, 2016

Wonderful room & location. Inn kindly agreed to receive a package to me that could not have arrived at my home prior to our trip. Went the extra mile for us in all respects.

room 9

3.4 on September 29, 2016

great everything, just one issue, all night long you can see the bright light in the hallway from underneath the door (a medium gap). its visible from the bed so with that taken care of i would totally recommend this place again. To the credit of the Fairchild, i was not able to check if that light was one that I could turn off since we always seemed to be coming and going from our patio door.

Good value for quick Nola visit

3.4 on September 21, 2016

Good, safe location near the streetcar and restaurants for our needs; small, old TV which didn't bother me but teen was not pleased!

Lovely Old Building, Within Walking Distance (If You're a Good Walker) of the French Quarter

4.2 on September 21, 2016

Everything was fine. They added an extra service when they agreed to accept a package mailed to me in care of Fairchild House that couldn't get to me before our departure. Always went the extra mile.

Peaceful and perfect!

4.6 on September 10, 2016

This B&B is the perfect place to stay in New Orleans if you're tired of hotels. The location offers easy access to the St. Charles trolley line and the Magazine St. bus route. It's just steps away from great restaurants, shopping, and interesting cultural experiences. The staff is exceptionally cordial and helpful. The beds are comfy and the beautiful tree lined street is quiet and within walking distance of a beautiful park. We've stayed here twice and will definitely stay again. I wholeheartedly recommend it, and the price is very affordable!

Great little gem in New Orleans

4.4 on July 24, 2016

Rooms would of been outstanding if the bed had been more comfortable. It was a very hard mattress. Onsite dining is fresh fruit, instant oatmeal, cereal, etc. It is just as pictured. This B & B has some added features not included in the rating system: 1.) LOCATION: It is in an a VERY QUIET neighborhood in the Garden District. It makes for an excellent retreat from a busy day spent in the French Quarter. 2.) CONVENIENCE: It is ONE block from the St. Charles trolley stop that will take you directly to the beginning of Bourbon Street, 3.) HISTORICAL VALUE: From the reclaimed bar / counter in the breakfast area to capped off well in the foyer of the building, this B & B is full of charm and history.

Needs some loving care

3.4 on June 28, 2016

Great location just a block away from the Street car. Quiet neighborhood.I understand that this is an old house but could use some new paint.. and the toilet was very small and I am not a large guy. All in all a nice place to stay but could use some sprucing up.

Excellent Place To Stay

4.6 on June 18, 2016

Perfect hosts and location for walking around the Garden District and into the French Quarter. Or if not into walking the streetcar is only 1 block away. Room was perfect with much needed air-con unit to combat the New Orleans humidity. Beatrix and Ross were extremely friendly hosts available when required to provide advice, information or make bookings.

Great find, good location

4.6 on June 15, 2016

We found this b&b about a month before arrival. Owners were very welcoming, flexible, gracious. Breakfast is lovely. Rooms were nice, quaint, and just what we needed. Only a block from streetcar, so access to downtown is awesome. Would definitely go back.

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Rooms & Rates

Standard Double

Standard Room is downstairs. Private bathroom with shower. Room has cofeemaker.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Standard Double

Room is located downstairs in the 1841 house. In room coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Standard Double

Room is located downstairs in the 1841 house. In room coffeemaker.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Standard Queen

Room is located downstairs in the back of the 1841 house.

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

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Superior Queen

Superior rooms are all located upstairs in the 1841 Home and in the guest house. All have in room coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $115

Superior Queen

Room is located upstairs in the front of the house. In room coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $115

Deluxe Queen

4 post queen bed located downstairs in the front of the 1841 house. Refrigerator and in room coffee maker. **Rate is based on double occupancy. 3rd guest is $15.00 per night extra.**

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $125

Deluxe King

Room is located uptairs in the home. Private bathroom with tub and shower, in room coffee maker and small refrigerator.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $125

One Bedroom Suite

This suite has a king bed, hardwood floors, private bathroom with shower. The sitting room has a TV with cable, refrigerator, in room coffee maker, and a ceiling fan. Walk through the windows from either the bedroom or the sitting room to go out on to your private balcony.

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

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Location Type

Lower Garden District, City


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 13 miles

Directions to property:

FROM I-10 EAST:Stay left, pass exits 235A and 235B. Take exit 234C BUSINESS WEST - WESTBANK AVE. - CLAIBORNE AVE. This exit is to your left. Stay in the left lane and follow sign for BUSINESS WEST - WESTBANK. Take the CARONDELET - ST. CHARLES AVE. exit. There is no number on this exit. You will come to a traffic light at the foot of the ramp, go across the light and stay to your right lane. Second light you come to ST. CHARLES AVE. make a right turn and stay to your left lane. Take a left turn on EUTERPE (Burger King at corner), go one block on Euterpe, turn left on PRYTANIA, go 1 1/2 blocks, see FAIRCHILD HOUSE on the right. FROM THE WEST ON I-10 (From Baton Rouge and Airport) Follow signs for NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS DISTRICT. Stay in the middle lane, pass exit 234A, DO NOT EXIT ON CLAIBORNE. Follow signs for BUSINESS WEST-WESTBANK. Take the CARONDELET-ST. CHARLES AVE. exit. See above directions for FROM THE EAST and follow them--it is the same from this point.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Cribs, Refrigerator, Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Wine Tasting, Fitness Center/Gym, Health Spa/Massage, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m
  • Check Out:: 12 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes ages 13 and over charged same rate as adults
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Limited-if available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min. on weekends in season
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st nights stay-varies during special events
  • Cancellations: Cancellation deadline is 5 days prior to 4 pm on the reserved arrival date. Reservations not claimed or properly cancelled will be billed to your credit card or prepayment will be forfeited. Please inform us of an estimated arrival time. Guests needing to check in after 10 pm need to call us at least 4 days prior to the arrival date. These policies are not valid during special events.



Beatriz Aprigliano-Ziegler & Rita Olmo

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Likes architecture, gardening, opera, movies, and mystery books.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast Room