La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

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


Basic rate is $85-99 per room, inclusive-- sometimes higher. No hidden charges. 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/VCR/DVD is in each room. The atmosphere is very relaxed and unpretentious. No "attitude" here :-)




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Great place to stay

5 on October 12, 2016

My husband and I very much enjoyed outer stay at the La Dauphine bed and breakfast. It was the perfect distance to Frenchman Street (the best night life), and also walkable to the French Quarter and Bourbon. We would walk to the Quarter in the morning, walk back to Frenchman at night, and then back to our room after. The room was also very nice and we were even provided a map of the best streets to walk down when we arrived. Highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. You really packed a lot in! Ah, to be young again. :-) It was a pleasure to meet you two. Thanks for your visit. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

A Special Place in New Orleans

3.6 on September 12, 2016

Thanks to Ray & Kim for share their beautiful place with me.

Perfect taste of New Orleans

5 on August 22, 2016

A perfect place to stay, very authentic, and no one is more hospitable! Ray & Kim, thank you for such a wonderful place to stay for my first visit to New Orleans and for making Bruce and i feel so at home! The trip across country was uneventful and good, and i loved that we started it out with the two of you at your special place. This is our second adventure renting from both of you, and i hope not our last. Looking forward to our next visit! Thank you again for our wonderful New Orleans Experience! Chris & Bruce

Innkeeper Response
Chris & Bruce, thanks for such a wonderful review. It was great having you here in New Orleans, and I know you really enjoyed our place in Nice, France as well. We hope you are enjoying reconnecting with your roots in San Francisco. Say hi to everyone in my "second city." I loved the 20+ years I spent out there working for AT&T. Absolutely lovely. :-) Hugs, Ray & Kim

Lovely B&B

4.6 on July 29, 2016

We had a great stay at this Marigny house just two blocks from Frenchmen street where all the music happens. Nice quiet room with perfect temperature (which means a lot in July). Charming hosts with all the answers you need. We were extremely well cared for and felt like part of the family.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, it was great to have you here. Nice meeting you.

Great stay at La Dauphine

4.6 on June 05, 2016

Wonderful stay at La Dauphine - if you want to get a an authentic taste of New Orleans, this is the place to stay. Highly recommended!

Excellent stay

5 on March 21, 2016

We loved our stay! The place has a special character, and our room was the right size and very clean. The owner is a nice, helpful guy who will help you figure out the city. Absolutely no complaints.

Quiet, in a good location.

3.2 on March 10, 2016

A quiet restful stay in the Marigny.

A wonderful place to wander from

4.0 on February 27, 2016

This B&B is located in a fabulous neighborhood. The owners are sweet and accommodating, without being intrusive or rigid. It's a great spot for couples, though you can easily share a bed with a friend, since they're big enough to allow for that. Ray was warm and offered useful tips on how to navigate the area and where to eat. This is the second time that I've stayed there, and I plan to return again. It has been a pleasure both times.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks Anna. It was great seeing you again here. I'm glad you two had a great visit. :-) Hope to see you again. Thanks, Ray

Great stay!

3.8 on February 16, 2016

Ray & Kim were great hosts. Ray made sure to meet us curb side when our taxi arrived. We were given restaurant and entertainment recommendations. As well, answered any questions about the city that we had. The rooms were clean and we were asked frequently if we were in need of extra items in our room. Overall, great value and would definitely stay there again! Thanks again! Jeff & Colinda

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, Jeff & Colinda. We really enjoyed your 10-day visit. Nice meeting you two, and enjoyed hearing about your lives in Canada-- such great morning conversations over coffee, and discussing all the restaurants you tried out. You really did New Orleans proud-- with such a great Mardi Gras and such nice, sunny, warm weather. I hope Jeff gets to see Deadpool soon-- and hope all the potatoes held up while Jeff was gone. I'll bet the kids really missed you. Hope to see you again. :-) Ray and Kim

Home away from home in the heart of the Marigny

4.4 on November 25, 2015

Ray and Kim are wonderful, knowledgeable hosts. The location of this B&B could not be more ideal: close to Frenchmen Street and convenient to adjacent neighborhoods, the Bywater and the French Quarter. We parked our car and didn't move it until we left. We had a wonderful stay and definitely will be back!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay. :-)

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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

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.



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