My husband and stayed 3 nights (in two different rooms) in October of 2013. We arrived just six days after the new owners took over the b&b. We had not stayed here before but will gladly stay again!
We love the neighborhood, the Faubourg Marigny. It is within walking distance of the French Quarter but has much more of a residential feeling. We walked to the Quarter each day, and walked home at midnight one night and felt perfectly safe. The other two nights we did take a cab back, but that had to do with tired feet!
The first room we stayed in was the Courtyard bedroom - the room described as having the very small bathroom. It is small, but manageable. We loved the decor, with the swinging doors and huge bed. Our favorite thing, though, was listening to the sounds from the fountain just outside the window. We even kept our window open both nights so we could hear the soothing sounds of the fountain. The room was very clean and was stocked with a decanter of some type of alcohol and mints! We were in this room for two nights.
On our last night, we moved to the Front Carriage House. Our reason for the move was that at the time we made our reservations, there weren't any rooms available for all 3 nights. On the day of the move, we just left our suitcases in the original room, and the housekeeper moved them to the new room for us. This was another delightful room, although I preferred the first room. The bed was huge - it seemed to take up the whole room! There was a sofa in the room - I don't know if it was a fold-out couch as we had no need of it so didn't try to find out. If you are a light sleeper, you might not want to choose this room. I was startled out of a deep sleep at 5:30 a.m. when the garbage truck went by and made a lot of noise. The bathroom is very different - very, very different. You will just have to find out for yourself, but I can promise that you have never had a bathroom like this! Very unique!
Prior to staying at the B&W, we had spent five nights in a nice enough hotel right in the French Quarter. The mattresses/bedding at the B&W felt like Heaven after staying at the hotel. So many hotels are going with a minimalist environment of NO blankets, just sheets and a lightweight cover on the beds. I get cold easily and I am not warm enough with just sheets and a light blanket - I need real blankets/comforters! And we had that in abundance at B&W - very comfortable beds with even enough blankets/comforters to keep me warm! Oh, and forgot to mention - robes for guests hanging in the closet!
We enjoyed the fountains and watching the fish in the small pond, and I loved all of the eclectic decorating in the courtyard area.
Breakfasts were very good (although we didn't stay to eat breakfast on the last day as we had to get a very early start). We had quiche one morning (3 different types of quiche to choose from), and fruit. On the next day, we had sweet potato waffles with syrup and fruit, also very good. All beautifully presented in the dining room.
Tom seemed to be very well informed on all of the activities/events going on in New Orleans and was happy to share his knowledge.
One final thing - we always have a vehicle in New Orleans, which is a huge nuisance due to parking restrictions, cost of parking, etc. We were very happy to find free parking right outside of the entrance to B&W Courtyards. We parked our car the day we arrived and didn't move it again until the day we left!
We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back!
We preferred the Courtyard Bedroom where we were lulled to sleep by the sounds coming from the fount...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review, and thank you so much for staying with us. We really enjoyed your company, and appreciate your taking the time to review our little Creole bed and breakfast.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.