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1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B

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1422 N. Rampart St., French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we stayed in the "Room", the one where the sightings have been, no spirits visited us during our stay. And I am thankful for that! The house is cool and amazing. I was happt to have been able to meet Mary and of course John. They were very helpful with maps and points of interests, etc. It was very... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Thank you, so much for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed staying with us. It's always a pleasure hosting such a nice couple as you both were..Sorry, you did not have a nocturnal visitor. If we had a ghost I'm sure she would be friendly, after all she was a " Madam. " Please return to us if... More 

Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not going to lie, based on the reviews, I was a little let down.... for my husband and I the location was great. But man, we did a lot of walking. For people with any restrictions, it would be difficult to get around. But it was great for us. Finding the place was hard, then the entrance was all blocked... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback following your recent stay with us at our B and B. As you said, the location is great when you want to explore the French Quarter or visit Frenchmen Street to have a good meal and hear wonderful music. Speaking of location, we're glad you reminded us to let everyone know that right now we're in... More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After nearly 3 weeks driving the length of the Mississippi, New Orleans was our last port of call for a few days relaxation before returning to England and our stay at Banana Courtyard was fantastic. Welcomed by Mary, our hosts and all of their staff were phenomenally welcoming, friendly and helpful if ever we had a query or question or... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. More 

Glenview, Illinois
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is a quaint place, but if you are use to hotels, ramp down your expectations. We stayed for 3 nights, so it was okay. The owners are very nice and Tanya is quite friendly. Location is not great, because need to be careful of neighborhoods. However feel very safe in the B&B.

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our B and B. We're glad that you made the distinction for us in your review about how we are not like chain hotels or motels. We pride ourselves on providing each guest with a home-like experience in New Orleans--not just another "cookie-cutter" place that you can find in any city on any given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Can't say enough how friendly the owners and staff were at the Banana Court Yard B&B. Mary makes you feel like a friend and is a fount of information on restaurants and things to see. The house itself felt very homey and welcoming and we enjoyed hearing its history. Situated right on the edge of the French Quarter, we could... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Friendly folks. Amazing atmosphere and history. Beautiful NOLA courtyard. It's a B&B, so not for people who want a full time desk clerk or concierge. Walking distance from most of the cool stuff in French Quarter/Treme/Marigny. A word of caution, the upstairs rooms are air conditioned but get a little warmish when the NOLA heat is on. But just fine... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed staying with us! Please come back soon..... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Although our travel agent chose this B&B, which by the way was too far to walk to the French Quarter, and most of the reviews I read raved about it, there were a few negative reviews which absolutely reflect our feelings about this place. The good things were: 1- a bountiful continental breakfast, 2- the owners were friendly and chatty.... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy our stay with us. We suggest that anyone who wants another viewpoint about our B and B should read the many, many comments from our wonderful guests who often return to us year after year. We wish you luck in your future travels to our lovely city. More 

new paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We just returned from a wonderful trip to new Orleans. We rented the Hexigon Room and the Cannonball Room at Banana Courtyard B&B. It was so nice to be back here. . We have stayed here many times and Mary and Hugh always make us feel like family. We have met lots of really nice and interesting people at breakfast... More 

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bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Golly. Return guests like you are what keeps us going when we KNOW we strive to make EVERY guests stay special,ESPECIALLY if they are new guests. Really appreciate your comments. Hopefully your response will let folks know that other reviews are NOT what most guests experience. It's hot, but guess what!?! Don't care - weather is hot so many places.... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I loved the eccentricity of this former brothel. The rooms all have unique themes. I liked that each had ensuite baths. It's on the edge of the Quarter and close to most everything. If you're bothered by knick-knacks, this is not the place for you. There's something to look at in every corner. Gerald was a perfect host while Hugh... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Thank you, so much for your kind statements concerning our B&B, Our staff strives to please all our guests with Southern Hospitality and Lagniappe. We have a truly wide range of travelers from around the globe, who enjoy our casual atmosphere, instead of a cookie cutter hotel, found anywhere. We wish you happy travels and return to us whenever you... More 

Wagenberg, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was in New Orleans for a wedding and this was the bed and breakfast that was chosen to house some of the guests. It was in a almost a perfect location (for me). Service from Gerald, his wife and especially Lori was great. Unfortunately the assistant manager was another story.He clearly was not a peoples person which wasn't pleasant.... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Bed and Breakfast. Your feedback is always appreciated. From our perspective, all of us try as hard as we can to make each guest feel as comfortable and special as possible. Clearly, at times, this did not happen to you. That's unfortunate, as the vast majority of our guests over the... More 

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