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The Claiborne Mansion

2111 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
The Claiborne Mansion
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I first stayed at the Claiborne Mansion over 15 years ago right after Cleo, the current owner, bought and remodeled the house bringing it back to its historic beauty both inside and out. (The house has only had 5 owners since it was built and was formerly the home of the mayor of New Orleans.) Since then, I have come... More 

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you want to experience the real old elegant New Orleans, in a quiet neighborhood setting, but near enough for a 2 minute walk to Funky Frenchman Street and 10 minute walk to the heart of the French Quarter - look no further than the Claiborne Mansion. If you like sterile, uniform, predictable, institutional hotels, this is NOT the place... More 

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New York City, New York
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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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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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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

"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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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
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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
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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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