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The Claiborne Mansion

2111 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Bywater)
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The Claiborne Mansion
Ranked #81 of 146 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I absolutely love the Claiborne Mansion AND its owner, Cleo. Is Cleo an anonymous concierge? Absolutely not! She is funny, sometimes abrasive, but always well-meaning, real, and helpful. Maybe I appreciate kooky people more than others, being from a family of lovable kooks, but to me, it just made the place feel more personal, and very New Orleans. Which Cleo... More

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Kansas City
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Recently stayed at the Claibourne. Had a second floor suite and access to the balcony. My husband is a smoker so staying at regular hotels can be difficult. This was perfect because he smoked on the balcony. I would stay again just for this reason. His only problem was he's used to drinking coffee at all times of the day... More

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Neptune, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I didn't find the owner offensive as others did, but she certainly wasn't a charming innkeeper, perhaps strange would be the better word. She has a tendency to lecture you rather than speak to you, and her conversation is often interrupted with elongated pauses that make one think she was having a cerebral episode. We were not young revelers in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

"The Mansion" is a wonderful, elegant, gem of a guesthouse. The owner, Cleo, is helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. She is rightfully very proud of her beautiful home which she has lovingly restored. As with all good places in New Orleans, this grand manse wears her age very gracefully. It indeed isn't the Ritz, but if you want a... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Nice location, however the owner/caretaker is quite rude and peculiar. Although I didn't expect lavish hospitality, at $350/night, I expected common courtesy, which was not to be found. She spent the first 10 minutes lecturing us not abuse her many feral cats. We were scolded for asking for fresh towels (2 days into our stay). There is no breakfast at... More

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Cape Cod
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The sophisticated traveler chooses the Claiborne Mansion in New Orleans in order to have a unique experience of the historic French Quarter. Its wonderfully-convenient location around the corner from lively Frenchmen Street and a charming residential area makes it an especially attractive choice. Cleo, its proprietress, is charming and very helpful. The rooms are comfortable, filled with period ambience and... More

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Stayed with my 3 sisters for 4 wonderful days this month. The Mansion is beautiful, our suites were spotless and Cleo is a gem! She treated us like family and gave us the run of the house. Our tour with friend Tyrone was better than ever and so personal to our tastes. Don't miss the Port of Call burgers, Three... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

myself ,husband, daughter and two dogs; one quite ill felt very welcome, we have stayed with cleo on three occasions, the rooms were lovely and i am a ritz carton traveller,new orleans is not newark. our rooms were spotless.wonderful outdoor kitchen, brought our groceries every morning. welcome to new orleans listen to jazz and go with the city,cleo shopped every... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Simply...do not stay here. The owner is rude beyond compare. Do not expect breakfast and heaven forbid you should need additional clean towels. One reviewer noted how she hates her doorbell...this is true and she lets you know it. How else you are supposed to enter is quite beyond me. She also noted that she didn't care if we stayed... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

No. Claiborne Mansion is not the Hilton nor was meant to be and Cleo Pelleteri is not the plastic hostess you will find on the desks of commercial hotels. Cleo shares her home with travellers who frequent her inn; once the guest realizes that they will no doubt find her charming, witty, incredibly forthright. She is a true piece of... More

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Also Known As:
The Claiborne Mansion Hotel New Orleans
The Claiborne Mansion Hotel
Address: 2111 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Bywater , Marigny
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Greek Revival Mansion opened as Inn in 1994. ... more   less 

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