Royal Barracks Guest House

717 Barracks St , New Orleans, 70116-2516 USA (Show map)
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The Royal Barracks is a renovated Victorian building in the quiet residential section of the historic French Quarter, between Royal and Bourbon Streets. Just 4 blocks from the French Market and Mississippi River we are surrounded by many local bars and restaurants. And, because this area was designed for walkers, you're just minutes from any place in the Quarter. Each room is "unique" and decorated by local New Orleans artists. All rooms have a private entrance and bath, cable T.V., micro, small frig. and coffee service. A refrigerator, small ice machine, and a microwave are also at the wet bar in our private lush courtyard for all guests to use. Each room has access to our courtyard.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Absolutely Phenomenal

4.8 on February 16, 2015

The moment we walked in, we knew we had hit gold. As three women traveling for a birthday (during Mardi Gras), safety and comfort were very important. The location is perfection; between Bourbon and Royal, almost into Marigny but still in the Quarter. The area is residential but only a 5 minute walk to the French Market, the bars on Bourbon, Jackson Square and Frenchmen Street. Kelly, our wonderful hostess, met us at the door with Suga B, her faithful doggy sidekick. Kelly sat with us for nearly an hour, marking up a map, giving us the inside scoop and generally showing us that Southern hospitality isn't dead. We stayed in The Suite - perfect for three people. I slept in the trundle bed, and it was just as comfy as the one in the bedroom (the couch is a daybed, so the three of us were fine). The rooms are plenty big and there are an abundance of towels, as well as a small fridge and a microwave (and a very decent hair dryer). A tv - which was only used to get to sleep - is in the bedroom, which can be shut away from the sitting room by two beautifully ornate doors. Now, if you are used to five star resorts, this may not be the place for you. The heat is controlled in a different part of the old house, the walls are thin (so you can hear some of the very light traffic from outside) and there is no turndown service. It's a guesthouse. You make the bed. You brew your coffee. You pick up after yourself. If this is acceptable, you cannot go wrong with Royal Barracks. Even more awesome...The Suite has a stoop. In the Quarter, having your very own dedicated stoop is huge. There is a 24 hour neighborhood bar around the corner on Royal (the Golden Lantern) and a market just two blocks away (Verdi Marte). We never felt unsafe, even at 2 am walking home from Frenchmen. And yes, by the end of the weekend, you will be calling this place home as well. Kelly and Suga B will make sure of that.

Loved it!

4.4 on May 28, 2011

My boyfriend and I went to New Orleans for his 22nd birthday. The innkeeper, Kelly, was simply fantastic. She went out of her way to make us feel at home and comfortable and she's fun to talk to. The room was clean, and we had an amazing time. I'm never going to stay in another hotel in new orleans, I loved the blue room and that's where I plan to stay every time i go. Thank you so much!!!

wOnDerFuL place to stay!! Beautiful, convenient, friendly

5 on May 19, 2011

RBGH is a GREAT place to stay in the French Quarter! This was our first visit, but definitely not our last to Royal Barracks. Upon arrival, Kelly was the nicest, most gracious hostess and made our experience that much more enjoyable. She recommended restaurants, things to do, offered us refreshments, and we really enjoyed her presence!! Hospitality was A+++. The room was whimsical & unique.. just the thing I like in a stay. All of the the rooms were beautifully decorated and different themes... my girlfriend & I stayed in the bunk room & had a fantastic experience, maybe the best I've ever had!! Located in the upper end of the quarter, RBGH enjoyed all of the convenience of the French Quarter nightlife, but was sufficiently quiet at night! Located in the residential area, the locals were all very friendly and approachable, the neighbors were great and the area was very desirable for a stay in New Orleans. If you like fun, unique hotel/B&B experiences, come to Royal Barracks Guest House. If you have ANY idea how to have a good time, this place is for you. Next time I am in New Orleans, this is where I will stay. Thank you Kelly & everyone at the RBGH. Until next time, Wesley & Kristin

Perfect place to stay for anyone

5 on April 13, 2011

Stayed here for 5 nights on our first trip ever to New Orleans. It is near enough to be able to walk to everything you will need to see, eat, shop, drink and have a good time. Kelly is the host and will help you with anything you need. Very friendly and informative especially if you have never been here before. The peacock room was the room we stayed in and was perfect. Comfortable bed, private bathroom,mini-fridge,microwave,coffee pot.....etc. We had a great time and will definitely be back and stay here again as well.

TLC in the Quarter

4.2 on July 08, 2010

I recently came to New Orleans for the 4th of July weekend. I started planning my trip in May and found out that all major chain hotels were full. I happened to come across the Royal Barrick's on this website and called the number at 10:00pm. Les answered the phone and I explained my situation and was afarid that I would be staying close to the airport because that is all I could find. Luckily Les had a room available and was able to help me over the phone. We checked in on July 2nd. Les was so friendly and made us feel right at home. We stayed in the Peacock room and the room looks better in person than online. The house has a great vintage feel. Hardwood floors and antique decor. Outside of the room, it opens up into a quant courtyard with a hot tub. This was a great place to relax at night after the bar scene. This B&B is so close to Bourbon st and all the fun. Such a charming place with the best Innkeeper, Les that I have met. I will be back to the Royal Barricks!!!

RBGH review

2.6 on April 30, 2009

Great FQ location & very quiet...makes you feel like a local. Rooms, beds & baths are a bit dated, but clean. Short on amenities, but several top restaurants are just a short walk away. Les is a great guy.

A NOLA gem

4.6 on October 16, 2007

Having been in NOLA many times, and stayed all over the city, I can confidently say that RBGH is in the top 2. The rooms are beautiful, private, and amazingly (for the FQ) quiet. Les is a great person and very attentive to needs. He is an idyllic host. Probably the only way I would stay elsewhere in NOLA from now on, would be if this place was booked. While food is not served, there are a multitude of options nearby: Port o' Call, Five O'clock Grill and Verti Marte come to mind.

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Rooms & Rates

The Suite

The Suite: Large ornate Victorian style room. The original mantles, woodwork and pocket doors are intact. The suite will accommodate 4, as there is a trundle bed in the living room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$119 - $299

The Garden Room

The Garden Room: Features a Queen size bed, cozy unique decor & is right outside the lush private courtyard.

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

$79 - $209

The Gothic Room

The Gothic Room: Extraordinary hand painted walls represent aged stone.

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

$89 - $219

The Blu Room

The Blu Room: Rag painted shades of blue, a cello as a mantle centerpiece, an antique clarinet sculpture and artwork by local New Orleans artist decorate the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $79 - $199

The Peacock Room

The Peacock Room: A 5ft. diameter lacquered torch chandelier washes the room with diffused light. The original pocket doors provide entry to a luxury bath. Features an brass bed and gold lacquered built-in cabinetry.

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

$89 - $229

The Bunk Room

The Bunk Room: Done in terrazzo ceramic tile, aged wood columns, brick and galvanized metal. The twin beds are built in bunk style fashion and the column supports are lighted. This is our most requested room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $69 - $189

Check Dates


Location Type

French Quarter, Tropical


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 18 miles

Directions to property:

We are located in the residential section of the French Quarter between Royal and Bourbon Streets but simply steps to all of the action.

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, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

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On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , CD Player in Courtyard

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Dining, Antiqueing, Antiqueing, Antiqueing, Antiqueing, Antiqueing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: during special events
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st nights stay. 50% deposit for special events.
  • Cancellations: 10 days prior to arrival date $25.00 or certificate for future a visit. On special events Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Bowl Games etc. $50.00 cancellation fee within 30 days & paid in full 30 days prior to arrival date.



Barbara Rhane, Kelly

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