HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

1923 Esplanade , New Orleans, 70116-1706 USA (Show map)


The HH Whitney House offers an elegant, yet relaxing atmosphere that will make your vacation, business trip or special occasion a memorable one. Even before you walk through the front door, your hosts Glen and Randy make you feel right at home. Whether you're seeking a quiet and intimate weekend getaway or lots of personal attention for an action-packed excursion, your hosts are in tune with your needs and make it their business to pamper you. Experience Southern Hospitality and Old World Charm in this circa 1865 Italianate Beauty, which features antique furnishings, vintage 1912 upright piano, original plaster rosettes and archways, eleven fireplaces, cypress millwork, balconies, tropical garden with swimming pool, spa (hot tub), and fish ponds. Free off-street parking is available by request.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

I'll stay again!

5 on August 15, 2017

I had such a great time at HH Whitney. It was the perfect location and vibe for what I was looking for - really enjoyed the pool and the breakfast was perfect to fortify me and send me off into the day of exploring.

A True Jem

5 on July 12, 2017

Typically skeptical of hotels and bed and breakfasts, I was entirely satisfied with the cleanliness and elegance of the H H Whitney House. Glen, the owner and innkeeper warmly welcomed us immediately upon our arrival. Entering the house was like stepping back in time; Glen has done a superb job of decorating and maintaining the aesthetics of this historic house. As a germaphobe who easily cringes at the mere sight of untidiness, I can attest to the spotlessness and charm of the entire space. Our suite, the Solarium room, surpassed our expectations. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable; likewise, the bathroom was more than I could ask for with its classic decor, clawfoot bathtub, comfortable and strong water pressure, and thoughtful amenities such as q-tips, mouthwash, disposable cups for when you brush your teeth, not to mention the cozy warm bathrobes. They even have turndown service. Fully air conditioned, the house was always a pleasant temperature despite the oppressive heat and humidity which often awaited us outside. Once we were settled in, Glen reviewed with me a map of New Orleans he personally marked up noting bus routes, suggested sites to visit and restaurants. Glen was was an amazing host (he even packed and shipped me some items I accidentally left behind). In the morning he prepared hot breakfast, which he didn't serve until we were downstairs. Myself a very picky vegetarian and my husband an non-pork eater, Glen went out of his way to meet our dietary needs. The four times we had breakfast there, always left me pleasantly satisfied. HH Whitney is located in a lovely area, a few minutes walk or drive from lovely restaurants up Esplanade Ave or the French Quarter.... HH Whitney house, a true gem! I will certainly stay here on my next NOLA visit!

happy B&B

4.8 on July 04, 2017

Very nice host really enjoyed our stay the food was very good. Would come again.

Great place to stay in New Orleans

4.6 on June 03, 2017

The charming old place is very well kept, Glen and the staff are very welcoming. The only thing I'd change is the name of the rooms! Money well spent.

A great place to stay.

4.8 on May 22, 2017

Glen, the owner, does an amazing job. You won't be disappointed.

Needs attention

3.4 on March 23, 2017

Grounds need work. Outside needs paint job. Backdoor door knob came off in my hand. Curtains in room had moisture damage and had some mold on them. The mattress needs to be updated.

Our stay at the beginning of Carnival Season

4.6 on January 11, 2017

Great stay! Glen is a great host and wonderful cook! Thanks for a wonderful stay.


3.6 on December 13, 2016

Près du quartier français. Bien équipée. Nécessiterait une remise en propreté. Hôte très gentil et disponible.

A l'écart du centre sans être loin

4.0 on December 01, 2016

De belles prestations. Pas loin du quartier français (20 minutes à pied et 5 en voiture). Possibilité de garer sa voiture sans soucis. Un hôte très gentil et disponible. Les pièces : chambre (Scarlet) et sdb séparée nécessiteraient un bon rafraîchissement. Le petit déjeuner pas à la hauteur des prestations.


5 on October 30, 2016


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Rooms & Rates

Solarium Suite

Luxurious suite featuring comfortably elegant private sitting parlor with sleeping alcove which houses an antiqued metal queen bed, private ensuite bath with clawfoot tub/shower, and exclusive access to the second floor gallery (or balcony) overlooking the historic Esplanade. May be booked with the Bride's Room to provide a deluxe 2-bedroom, 1-bath suite which will accommodate up to 4 guests or with both the Bride?s & Groom?s Rooms to provide a premium 3-bedroom, 2-bath suite that is perfect for up to 6 friends or family members.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Garden Suite

Romantic suite in the former Servants? Quarters includes a queen pine bed & furnishings, flat panel satellite television with built-in DVD player, exposed brick chimney, private ensuite bath featuring an oversized glass block shower with dual shower heads, and large private balcony overlooking the pool and garden area. Please call us if you'd like to add a pack 'n play for a child ages 4 and under.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bride's Room

A black-iron queen tester bed is draped in lace against a soothing peach backdrop. Since the Bride's Room does not have its own dedicated bath, guests will most often share bath facilities with occupants of the Groom's Room. This original hall bath dating to the 1920s features an extra-long six-foot claw-foot tub with shower and separate water closet. The Bride's Room may be combined with either the Solarium Suite or the Groom's Room to provide sleeping space for up to 4 guests and all three rooms may be used together to provide a premium 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit that is perfect for up to 6 close friends or family members.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Groom's Room

The Groom's Room features faux-painted Tahitian Dusk walls which appropriately set off our Cypress panel-door bed, hand-crafted from two of the home's doors that originally connected this room to the servants' wing. Two Louis XIV chairs upholstered in reds and golds flank the bed and face the flat panel satellite TV with built in DVD player. Guests in the Groom's Room use the home's original hall bathroom. The semi-private bath, complete with antique claw-foot tub/shower combination and separate water closet, may occasionally be used by guests in the Bride's Room. Bride's & Groom's Rooms are adjoining and may be used together to sleep up to 4 guests or with the Solarium Suite to sleep up to 6.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Scarlett O'Hara Room

A four-poster queen rice bed makes a nice statement in this room dressed in greens and golds and featuring Gone With The Wind memorabilia. This room allows in plenty of light with its three large windows overlooking the garden, pool and carriageway. A settee is positioned at the foot of the bed in case you?d like to watch something on the 20? flat panel TV with built-in DVD player and digital satellite signal. There?s also a small armoire to hang some clothes, a ceiling fan, and a portable auxiliary air conditioning unit for those really hot days. Guests have private use of the downstairs hall bath which features a clawfoot tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Suite-Premium 3 bedroom 2 bath

Our premium 3-bedroom, 2-bath suite includes the Solarium Suite, as well as the Bride''s & Groom''s Rooms providing luxury accommodations for up to 6 guests. The elegant Solarium bath has a beautiful antique claw-foot tub and crystal chandelier hanging overhead while the home?s original circa 1920 bath is also available for use. The Solarium?s parlor provides space to relax and visit as well as access to the front gallery overlooking the Esplanade. These rooms may also be subdivided in various ways to form one, two and three-bedroom suites as described above.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8

Suite-Deluxe 2 bedroom 1 bath

Our deluxe 2-bedroom, 1-bath suite includes the Solarium Suite as well as the adjoining Bride''s Rooms providing deluxe accommodations for up to 4 guests. The elegant bath has a beautiful antique clawfoot tub and crystal chandelier hanging overhead while the Solarium?s parlor provides space to relax and visit as well as access to the front gallery overlooking the Esplanade.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Suite-Adjoining 2 rooms 1 bath

Our most economical option for those requiring separate bedrooms. The adjoining Bride''s & Groom''s Rooms will sleep up to 4 guests. The hall bath with antique clawfoot tub & shower and separate water closet services guests in these two rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

HH Whitney House Bed & Breakfast - All 5 Guest Rooms

  • Maximum Capacity: 12

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Location Type

near French Quarter & City Park, Downtown


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From the West (via Kenner and Metairie) Drive into New Orleans on Interstate 10 East through Kenner and Metairie. Remain on I-10 East heading into town -- DO NOT take the I-610 exit at the Jefferson-Orleans Parish line. Continue on I-10 East past the Metairie Road/City Park Avenue and Carrollton Avenue exits. As you approach the Superdome and downtown area, veer to the right and continue on I-10 East towards Slidell. DO NOT take the US 90 Business Route/Mississippi River Bridge approach. Continue on I-10 East past the Poydras Street/Superdome and Orleans Avenue/Vieux Carre¿ exits until you get to exit 236-A at Esplanade Avenue. Take exit 236-A. When you reach the bottom of the ramp, use caution and cross to the left lane. Turn left at the traffic signal at Esplanade Avenue and cross under the interstate. Proceed three full blocks. The HH Whitney House is located in the fourth block on the right at 1923. . . . From the East (via Slidell and New Orleans East) Drive into New Orleans on Interstate 10 West. From Slidell, cross over the Lake Pontchartrain twin spans and continue through New Orleans East over the high-rise bridge at the Industrial Canal. Remain on I-10 West heading into town -- DO NOT take the I-610 exit. Continue on I-10 West past the Elysian Fields Avenue exit until you get to exit 236-C at St. Bernard Avenue. Take exit 236-C and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto St. Bernard Avenue. Veer to the right prior to the I-10 overpass in order to turn onto N. Claiborne Avenue which runs underneath and along the side of the interstate. Proceed on N. Claiborne to the next traffic signal (approximately four blocks) at Esplanade Avenue and turn right. Proceed three full blocks. The HH Whitney House is located in the fourth block on the right at 1923 Esplanade.

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, French Quarter, Superdome, Sports Events, City Park, Fairgrounds Race Track, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Parking, Piano, Pool, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Tropical Garden and Courtyard, Swimming Pool with Hot Tub, In-room safes

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: by appointment
  • Check Out:: 11:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only only on balconies, porches and in gardens
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited must be pre-approved on a case by case basis
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum stays most weekends; 4-5 nights for special events
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A reservation deposit equal to half of the total room charge must be paid when making the reservation. Innkeeper may require full payment 30 days in advance of arrival.
  • Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation by guest, a gift certificate may be issued in the amount of any and all payments made. No cash or credit refunds will be issued unless the room(s) cancelled can be rebooked at the same terms. A $50 cancellation fee may apply. 
Guest agrees to be responsible for charges for all nights outlined in this reservation.



Glen Miller and Randall Saizan

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About the innkeepers

Glen is a former computer systems analyst who now enjoys running the B and B full-time. Randy is employed as a sales representive for several health insurance providers, but he is often found in the kitchen preparing special goodies for our guests. Glen and Randy invite you to experience the old world charm and southern hospitality that is abundant at the HH Whitney House.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian