La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

2316 rue Dauphine , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)


Basic rate is $109 per room, inclusive-- sometimes higher. Plus taxes. There is a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM!!!-- sometimes more than 3 nights are required for special events. We do not accept reservations for less than 3 nights. All rooms have private, unshared baths. La Dauphine Residence is a non-smoking, unpretentious, guest house for the budget-minded, carefree traveler. No kitchen or laundry privileges- you must eat out, and do laundry out. The house is located in the bohemian, gay, artsy Faubourg Marigny where many who work in the French Quarter (a 7 minutes/four-block walk) choose to live. A village atmosphere prevails thoughout the neighborhood. Ample parking is available on the street in front of the house. Rooms have queen-size, four-poster beds, a wash basin en suite and a private bathroom. There are no shared baths at La Dauphine. Rates are higher for special events such as Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence, JazzFest and Halloween, when 4 or 5-night minimums may apply. Phone,cable TV/DVD are in each room. The atmosphere is very relaxed and unpretentious. No "attitude" here :-)




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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Great place near the French Quarter

4.0 on March 12, 2018

Ray and Kim were great hosts. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The room was clean and the house was comfortable. I would recommend staying here, especially if you want to walk to the French Quarter.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much, and thank you for coming to visit us. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. :-). Hugs, Ray. & Kim

- Ray Ruiz (Innkeeper)

Awesome stay

4.6 on February 13, 2018

Ray and Kim run an awesome place, very cosy and personal - it was great getting to know them, and staying in their home. Couldn't recommend enough for people who like to learn about and spend a little bit of time with their hosts in a very social athmosphere. Also very knowledgeable about their city, and its charms. They stay in a lovely neighbourhood, close and accessible to all the great action of Frenchmen St and the French Quarter (we walked the whole time). Thanks again for your warm hostpitality! P

Innkeeper Response
Gosh, thanks. It was great to have you here. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We try so hard. It’s nice to hear that guests appreciate our efforts. Hope to see you again. Warm hugs from New Orleans, Ray & Kim

- Ray Ruiz (Innkeeper )

Great Hosts!

4.6 on January 29, 2018

Ray is very accommodating and can give you the local inside scoop on where to go and what to do! The bed and pillows were very comfortable and the robes he supplies are super amazing! Wear them!! Will definitely return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. It was a great pleasure having you here. :-)

- Ray Ruiz (Innkeeper)

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast near Frenchman Street

4.6 on January 11, 2018

We were lucky enough to spend three nights at this bed and breakfast. It is within walking distance to Frenchman Street and the French Quarter. The room was comfortable, the breakfast was outstanding and Ray and Kim were great hosts. They went above and beyond to help us get around the city and feel at home.

It made our stay in New Orleans even better

4.4 on January 06, 2018

It is a typical New Orleans house, old, full of charm and bohemian. The guys who run the place are really friendly and will give you advice on places to go. We were really comfortable staying there and it is very close to everything.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. It was great having you here and hosting you. We hope you’ll come again and stay with us. We love hosting nice people like you. :-)

- Ray Ruiz (Innkeeper )

I won't stay anywhere else

3.6 on December 15, 2017

This is my fourth time staying at La Dauphine Residence des Artistes. The house is full of character and the rooms are charming (each decorated with a specific theme). You are within easy walking distance to the French Quarter. Your hosts Ray and Kim couldn't be more congenial and gracious. In addition they are kind, unpretentious, knowledgeable, warm and welcoming, caring, intelligent and accomplished. One of my favorite parts of the day is having breakfast and exchanging life experiences with Ray. Take advantage of the copious reading material and DVD's that are available. I am interested in "off the beaten path" adventures. There are some right in the neighborhood where you'd be staying. When I read La Dauphine's website, I knew I would be compatible. If you need a pristine environment with daily room service, this is not the place for you.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much!! Please continue to stay with us. It’s a delight to host guests like you. :-) You understand what we’re offering, and you enjoy it. We love ¿¿ it.

- Ray Ruiz (Innkeeper )

Great value

5 on November 06, 2017

This is a very homey and welcoming bed-and-breakfast. Within perfect walking distance to Frenchmen or the Quarter. My husband and I have very pleasant conversation with Ray and appreciated his hospitality. It is an old house, and the rooms are very close together; so you will you're everything that goes on in your neighbors room :) I would highly recommend staying here !

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you here. Hope to see you again. :-)

- Ray Ruiz (Innkeeper)

Return again and again

4.2 on June 26, 2017

Staying with Ray and Kim is always a wonderful experience. Excellent knowledge of NOLA with good suggestions. Homey and comfortable. If you want 5star go to the Windsor Court, but you won't have as much fun. Great location and easy walk to Frenchman as well as the Quarter. But, parking is very is very east as is getting to a from the other parts of town - or out of town. Neighbors are friendly and a walk in the area usually finds several folks willing to chat and express their appreciation for your being in NOLA.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for coming. It's always a pleasure to serve our guests. :-) Warm hugs from New Orleans.

- Ray Ruiz (Innkeeper)

Great B&B

5 on June 21, 2017

Great place! Very convenient to walk to dine and shop. Ray & Kim are great hosts!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your great review. It was great having you here :-) Hope to see you again. Ray & Kim

- Ray Ruiz (innkeeper)

Delightful, convenient lodging in Marigny, with super-hospitable host

4.4 on June 08, 2017

Excellent value lodging.

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Rooms & Rates


Soft powdery blue feel-- queen-size bed, ceiling fan, attached bathroom, Wi-Fi. Central air and heat, desk. No cooking or kitchen privileges, or laundry. Guests must eat out and do laundry out.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $150


Four-poster queen bed, facilities inside room. Central air and heat, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, best shower in the house, desk. No cooking or kitchen privileges. No laundry privileges.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $150

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Location Type

Steps from French Quarter, Walk to Bywater neighborhood, Smack in Marigny neighborhood, New Riverfront Park to open soon, 4 blocks from Mississippi River, 18 minutes walk to Jackson Square, City, Downtown


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 17 miles

Directions to property:

One-block east of Elysian Fields Ave., 4 blocks east of Esplanade Ave., 4 blocks from River.

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, Ocean, Art Galleries, Antique stores , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Videos, Washer/dryer , Cyber cafe-24" iMac, Wireless Internet, Fast cable Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: Negotiable
  • Check Out:: Flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outdoors on patio or courtyard only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No NO pets allowed at all-- no exceptions. We have 2 dogs here.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights minimum stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 3 Nights
  • Cancellations: No refund after 60 days before arrival. No shortening of stays once you have arrived.
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Ray Ruiz & Dr. Kim Pedersen

Languages spoken

Danish, understand Swedish, understand Norwegian, English, French, German

Resident Pets

Dogs , Shiba Inu-Japanese small dogs

About the innkeepers

Ray is a New Orleans native & real estate agent & developer. Formerly a mid-level manager at AT&T in San Francisco. He lived in San Francisco for 22 years running AT&T's College Recruiting. Ray manages their holiday apartments in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Nice, France. Kim is a molecular biologist from Denmark, currently doing diabetes research at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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Breads, Jams, Fruits, Yogurt

  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. till 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Garden, Breakfast/dining area


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