The 1822 Bougainvillea House is truly the best B&B travel experience I can remember. It has a New Orleans French Quarter location within walking distance of the renowned French Market and Bourbon Street too. Pared with its urban locale, there is a quiet ambiance, making for restful nights in this peaceful neighborhood.
One added amenity is the quality of the fine porcelain breakfast place settings and the hot and delicious servings. For this, the expression “bon-appetite” is elevated from an overused phrase into a mealtime benediction. I enjoyed breakfast immensely.
On the occasion of my stay, I found the staff’s dedication to perfection evidenced in the meticulous cleanliness of the rooms and bath. I spied all new appliances and dishwasher in the main house.
The facility boasts secure atrium parking which coexists in a serene inner park-like courtyard, providing 21st century, state-of-the-art security features. While cars and guests are safe, safe, safe - the flowers and bonsai garden flourish.
I heartily recommend this warm and inviting place to stay – its French Quarter proprietors are grand hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bougainvillea House was erected in the French Quarter on this site in 1809 and for over 200 years has been continually occupied. Our motto has always been "Antique ambiance with all the modern conveniences in the French Quarter". There are two complete beautifully updated suites with off-street parking and the Paddlewheeler Suite with traditional decor has the King size bed and is on the ground floor just off the patio. The Riverboat Suite with antique furniture in the bedroom and a Queen size bed is on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the courtyard. Both suites have private entrances, color cable TV, WIFI, central air and heat and both are elegantly furnished. There is also a hot tub in the courtyard. The Bougainvillea House is in the residential section of the French Quarter and just one and a half blocks to Bourbon Street. House Rules are: NO Pets, NO Parties, No Smoking. ... more less