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“The best of NOLA” 5 of 5 stars
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1129 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (Treme - Lafitte)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 145 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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“The best of NOLA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed at The Jazz Quarters for 4 nights in mid-January. We arrived at 7:30PM and were greeted by Vincent, our host. He provided a tour, a glass of wine and once he knew we were hungry - he picked up the phone and reserved a table for us a nearby bistro that proved to be excellent and only a block away. We enjoyed our cottage, The Kermit, which was immaculate and comfortable in every way. Breakfasts were served in the main house each morning and we had a chance to meet many other visitors staying at the JQ. The breakfasts were imaginative and delicious. Lola, our hostess, took the time to check on us and make sure that we were "all set" each day to fully enjoy New Orleans. We had the good fortune to have a nephew from the area as a personal tour guide. But for those who did not - Lola and Vincent made certain that tours were arranged and all guests were happy. On our last evening, Lola guided us to Kermit Ruffins' jazz club which is a 10 minute walk away. We had a great evening there in a very "local" setting - a great way to end a perfect visit to NOLA. There is no other choice than the Jazz Quarters when visiting NOLA. It is unique and the accommodations are comfortable and quiet, yet it is only a few blocks from the heart of the French Quarter. We will never stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: It is likely that all rooms are excellent. But as a couple - we loved "The Kermit". It h...
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  • 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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VincentLola, Manager at The New Orleans Jazz Quarters, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Many thanks, Doreen, for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor.

I am glad you and Kevin enjoyed our fair city.

All the best,

Lola and Vincent
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Stayed for 4 days during Superbowl weekend along with 3 other friends in 4 different cottages.
Vincent and Lola are excellent hosts and the breakfast is top notch!! They do anything to make you feel comfortable and at home.
We were welcomed with wine, beer and delicious local treats. The rooms are really nice and spacious and the style suits the French Quarter.
To our surprise, the day we left, we had a farewell gift of champagne and a King Cake. I highly recommend this place! -just be aware that the showers are very nice, clean, like new- but quite small ;)

Room Tip: I stayed at the Mayfield. I recommend it to couples.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VincentLola, Manager at The New Orleans Jazz Quarters, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thanks, Carlos, for the encouraging words.
Lola and I very much enjoyed having you 4 hard-working folks stay with us.

We wish you all the best with your travels and I sincerely hope to be able to visit Colombia one day.

Kind regards,

Vincent
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

My review is a bit late but my husband and I stayed here for 2 nights right after Christmas. This was our second time at the Jazz Quarters and I think we enjoyed it even more than our first stay. Lola and Vincent were amazing hosts and we felt like we were visiting with old friends. They gave great recommendations for exploring the city and breakfast was delicious! We stayed in the Mayfield suite and it was very nice and spacious, and CLEAN :) Once again we loved everything about our stay here and cannot wait to come back!!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VincentLola, Manager at The New Orleans Jazz Quarters, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you, Rachel, for staying with us again.
Few things are as rewarding as guests who decide to come back to stay with us.

All the best,

Lola and Vincent
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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

As first time visitors to the Big Easy we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. The owners took the time to help us with recommendations on what to do, and most important, where to eat and drink. But I have to say that the best we had was the breakfast at the Inn, couldn't hardly wait for the morning to come. We love to go back anytime!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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VincentLola, Manager at The New Orleans Jazz Quarters, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Many thanks, USAFantast, for you praise of the breakfasts.

In New Orleans, bad food truly is anathema, so we try hard to get folks off to a good start in the morning.

Kind regards,

Lola and Vincent
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Sheffield, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Unbelievable! We arrived in The Big Easy after dark, a harrowing, rainsoaked drive from Lafayette, attempting to navigate the unfamiliar, narrow streets of the French Quarter. We approached what we hoped was the correct address, only to see a smiling couple under an umbrella waving at us. This was our introduction to the Jazz Quarters and to Vincent and Lola, our on-site innkeepers, cooks, historians, day planners, restaurant guides and so much more. They were there whenever we needed them and invisible when we didn't. Helpful in the extreme, they provided answers to almost all of our questions and guidance that helped shape each day's activities in spite of the rain that persisted for the entire time we visited New Orleans.

This beautiful, hidden, bed and breakfast is the antithesis of a motel/hotel with identical, impersonal cells. At J.Q., each room is unique in its layout and furnishings, filled with treasures and antiques along with the contemporary amenities (individual room temperature controls, beautifully outfitted bathrooms, bathrobes and flatscreen TVs, gourmet breakfasts etc.) that make a visit both pleasurable and memorable.

In short, we can't imagine visiting New Orleans without staying in this warm, wonderful environment.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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VincentLola, Manager at The New Orleans Jazz Quarters, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Hi Benno,

We thoroughly enjoyed your company and that of Theo and Stephanie.

We hope that your travels will bring you back to New Orleans once again.

Kind regards,

Vincent
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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I went to NOLA for the first time this past weekend, staying four nights at the jazz quarters. The Jazz Quarters is extremely well situated; steps away from the start of the french quarter. However, in a B & B it's the innkeepers who make it special, and Vincent and Lola are amazing! Vincent welcomed us to the Jazz Quarters with a "getting started guide" and a glass of wine. We brought a guidebook, but you don't need one -- every one of the places we'd picked out from the guidebook to see / eat was on Vincent and Lola's NOLA orientation map, plus a few more besides. Our room (Armstrong) was very spacious and well appointed. The only problem was that the shower had no curtain so the bathroom floor would get wet. The bathroom has a massive bathtub (room for two!) which is lovely. Breakfasts were extremely tasty and rich -- love the cous cous starter! Finally, the reason for the trip was for my wife and my birthday (it's on the same day); I mentioned to Vincent at check-in that it was our birthday the next day and the next morning for breakfast the place was decked out with "Happy birthday" signs. So thoughtful! We hope to return to NOLA in the coming years, and when we do we will definitely try to book in at the Jazz Quarters.

Room Tip: Armstrong is a lovely suite, but right next to the pedestrian entrance door from the street, which c...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VincentLola, Manager at The New Orleans Jazz Quarters, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Hi Thom,

Thanks for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor.
We are glad we could make J's special day a little more special.

All the best,

Lola and Vincent
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my family in January 2013.
Originally we booked the 2 bedroom place after reading all the wonderful trip advisor reviews.
We arrived in the pouring rain and Lola was there to greet us and told us that we could have the music hall (4 bedrooms) for no extra charge because she thought itd be more comfortable. Amazing service.
The room was magnificent! It was warm and beautifully decorated with all kinds of eclectic items.
The bathrooms were very modern and pretty.
Breakfast service was outstanding! My sister has a lot of food intolerances and Lola and Vincent made sure there was always an alternative choice for her (gluten free toast and waffles, omelette etc). Also the best French toast and the best waffles I've ever had were from their kitchen.
You can't beat their location if you want to be near the French quarter. It's a lovely short stroll into it and Louis Armstrong park across the road is also a nice place to walk through.
We were all very sad to have to leave this place and wouldn't even look at anywhere else to stay if we returned to New Orleans

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VincentLola, Manager at The New Orleans Jazz Quarters, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thanks, Amy, for all the kind words.

We enjoyed having your family stay with us.

Kind regards,

Vincent
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Address: 1129 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme - Lafitte
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Ranked #15 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
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Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Louis Armstrong National Historic Jazz Park. Three blocks from Bourbon Street, are the Garlands wonderfully restored Creole cottages. Dating from 1809-1820 these cottages were home to many families involved in the original Jazz movement in New Orleans. "Oh honey if them walls could talk!" Quote from a very old neighbor who played the piano at early neighborhood jazz clubs. Come behind the walls and experience the soul of New Orleans. ... more   less 
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