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“Perfect Honeymoon” 5 of 5 stars
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Lafitte Guest House
1003 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116   |  
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Ranked #32 of 146 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Metairie, Louisiana
1 review
“Perfect Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The LaFitte Guest House is a place we will never forget. Located on the residential side of Bourbon st, this mansion had all the conveniences we needed to enjoy a perfect honeymoon. We were close enough to enjoy all the fun Bourbon st. has to offer but far enough to sit on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful view of New Orleans at night. The room came with a king size bed, fireplace, private balcony, and antique chandelier. With a friendly staff and great owner, this is a place I would return to again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The French Quarter is an elegantly decadent place that is best visited by staying in an elegantly decadent bottique hotel. The LaFitte Guest House fits the bill exactly. An old (1849) mansion that hits just the right flavors with antique decor, the location at in the resdiential end of Bourbon Street contnues the splendid taste sampler by allowing guests to lounge quietly on the balcony while viewing all the honky-tonk down the street. Shut the doors and you are instantly in sheltered from the bustle. Step outside and you are within blocks of all the best the Quarter can offer. Super friendly and accomodating staff.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hugh S, General Manager at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Lafitte Guest House for your recent stay here in New Orleans! We want you to know that we value your comments and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guest. I enjoyed spending time with you and discussing your further indeavors. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your time and review on Trip Advisor.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

One of the best values in New Orleans. The staff went over and beyond to make us feel welcomed, even ran errands and never asked for a tip! The bed and towels were exceptional. The bathrooms are small, but shower was great! Close enough to walk to clubs on Bourbon but still far enough away to get some peaceful sleep. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Just all in all a great place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wichita, Kansas
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8 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Charming, luxurious, friendly and unique is the best way to describe Lafitte's Guest House which is actually a Mansion located on the quieter end of Bourbon. Each room in this mansion is decorated beautifully and like in all the old mansions, each room is sized and layed out different than the next. Poster beds, antique and vintage chandeliers, marble fireplaces, private balconies and fresh flowers in your room are the norm here. It's an upscale, shabby chic - meaning no shabbiness but vintage chic. New owners have replaced all the beds with new ones that you'll find hard to leave. Fresh coffee and biscuits made from scratch await you each morning and you'll not find friendlier owners and management anywhere else in the Quarter. Conveniently located directly across from Lafittes Blacksmith Shop and just down from the Clover Grill - the location is perfect - and it's just a few blocks to Cafe DuMonde, too. Rooms with private balconies facing the Blacksmith Shop will give you a prime viewing spot for the many carriages and ghost tours plus the fun of the Blacksmith Shop. A bonus is sitting on the balcony at dawn experiencing the sun washing over the old roof tops of the Quarter and lightening up downtown. We've visited 5 times, each time choosing a different room and each time delighted with our choice. This is a wonderful experience for those not wanting a chain hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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subwaysubs, Manager at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us recently ! We strive everyday to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay and a marvelous time in New Orleans. Thank you for taking time to share your positive experience with us.
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Harrisburg, AR
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Lisa (my wife) and I found the Lafitte on our honeymoon almost 21 years ago. We have now been there through 4 owners and we are really excited to see what Hugh and his staff have in store for the Guest House. We traveled with 7 others and had a wonderful time. The staff is one of the best at the Guest House in the last 21 years! We look forward to many, many more years with Hugh, Eddie, Joann, and the rest of the folks at the Lafitte Guest House!! You won't be disappointed!!!

Room Tip: Stay in rooms 21 or 31 for large balconies overlooking Bourbon St. 40 is a great room for a family.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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subwaysubs, Owner at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you very much for your business and great
reveiws. It was an honor to have you stay with us
on your 21st wedding anniversary . I loved
Hearing the stories of previous visits to New
Orleans. It was great meeting you and we hope
To see you, your lovely wife and entire group
again very soon.
Thanks, Hugh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I recently visited NOLA in October and stayed at the Lafitte Guest House. It was a wonderful experience and I am so glad we chose this as our accomodations for our trip. This was our 25th wedding anniversary trip so we wanted to enjoy new Orleans, but we also wanted a comfortable but special place to spend some time together. This was the perfect place. My husband's brother had stayed at Lafitte a few years ago and suggested it - we viewed the website and were enticed enough to book 4 nights. It was the best part of our trip. While the city is a fun place to be with lots going on and lots of noisy tourists, the Lafitte was an oasis right in the heart of it all. Our favorite part was sitting out on the balcony at night - great place to soak in the city with a glass of wine! I should also mention the wonderful staff - they were very friendly and provided all the comforts of home. This was an all-around great experience and when we return to NOLA, we will definitely book a room at the Lafitte. We will be recommending it to all our friends as well.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Lafitte Guest House is an absolutely charming hotel. The staff couldn't be nicer or more attentive. This place has character. It's old, and in need of a few repairs, but they're getting there. Great location (on Bourbon Street, but at the tail-end of all the crazy partying).
So why not four stars? Our bathroom was very tiny, and you almost don't have room to sit on the toilet. There were light bulbs missing, and some holes in the dry wall. Yes, it needs some updating. But it is long on charm and character.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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subwaysubs, Manager at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for choosing the Lafitte Guest House for your recent stay here in New Orleans! We want you to know that we value your comments and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guests, as we are close to completing our renovation process, which I'm sure you will be most impressed !

Thanks again for your continued patronage!
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Also Known As:
Lafitte Guest House Hotel
Lafitte Guest House Hotel New Orleans
Address: 1003 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
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Ranked #32 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury boutique hotel, Lafitte Guest House is located in the residential area of Bourbon Street. Visitors will enjoy the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street as well as a retreat into their own personal French Quarter home. The rich and colorful history was born in 1849, when the Gelieses family built this private home. The Mansion offers 14 expertly appointed rooms; all enjoy private baths and many even have private balconies. The rooms are spacious and uniquely decorated with antiques and reproductions from around the world. On Bourbon Street, all guests can gather on our shared balcony which includes a self service kitchen. Our elevator-served home features other amenities including wireless internet, hair dryers and modern guest amenities. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit in the morning! Staying with us is like staying in a private French Quarter residence. We will personalize your visit...just let us know how we can be of service. ... more   less 

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