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“SPECTACULAR POOL AREA! Cool hosts! Location...hmmmm.” 4 of 5 stars
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Green House Inn
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   1212 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Lower Garden District)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 145 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Rockford, Illinois
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27 hotel reviews
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“SPECTACULAR POOL AREA! Cool hosts! Location...hmmmm.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We sincerely enjoyed the Green House Inn. Frank was the host we talked to the most, and he was genuinely friendly and cool to talk to. He also shared some great suggestions about dining and activities.
The pool area is like a super-cool jungle oasis. It's got a hot tub, fountains, plenty of seating...they've even got Abita beer for sale in the pop machine! It's surrounded by lush bamboo, palm trees and who-knows-what else. Love it! The policy at the pool is "clothing optional," which was a novel experience for us. I think this place lends itself to free spirited people. We loved that there are no children allowed at this property. We were less fond of the attractive, but noisy macaw/parrot living in the trees thereabouts. We spent a lot of time here and we loved it, but you shouldn't plan on doing a lot of sunbathing. The lush greenery surrounding the pool area blocks a lot of the rays.
The house is very cool and charming both inside and out. Our room (the hibiscus) was nothing super special, but it had plenty of space, a big comfy bed, a refrigerator and a tub/shower combo (the only room with a tub here.) What else could you really need?
Well, when you're in New Orleans one of the nice features is how walkable everything is. The French Quarter is great for strolling as is the Magazine Street area/ Garden District. The problem is that the two areas aren't close enough together for frequent walking back and forth. It can be done; we did it a lot. However, this property is located smack in the middle of both neighborhoods without being super convenient to either one. We found ourselves walking at least one mile up Magazine to get to the interesting stuff and about the same distance (including one stretch under a highway where some homeless gentlemen have set up camp) to reach the nearest edge of the French Quarter. It's substantially further if you'd like to explore the far end of this area. In the summer, it's hot and muggy in NOLA and it rains frequently too. We enjoy walking, but this got to be a little taxing compared to our previous stays directly in the French Quarter.
The Green House Inn is a unique and friendly place to stay. The pool area is a GREAT place to relax. There's no denying that. Also we were big fans of how our hosts made us feel very welcome guests, but didn't "hover" over us. Ya know? On the other hand, the location was less than convenient to the places we most wanted to be, such as Frenchman Street. This is a wonderful place to visit, but bring comfortable walking shoes or be prepared to drive!

Room Tip: Maybe staying on the top floor would reduce the (small) amount of noise one hears from other guests...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a GREAT time we had! The inn was situated well for us as numerous restaurants were within walking distance and the trolley was 3 blocks away. Our room had a warm feeling with all modern amenities and the pool was something out of a tropical jungle with an adjacent hot tub. Very picturesque and relaxing after walking the French Quarter with a few drinks. The greatest treasure was Jessie and Frank who run the Green House. They are very knowledgeable of their community and very personable and accommodating and we enjoyed our conversations with them. We look forward to our next stay at the Green House and HIGHLY recommend it.

Room Tip: Rooms on second floor are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bonniescotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

superb stay at this totally one of a kind b&b, rooms were great bright clean and fresh.As soon as we arrived we got a great welcome from Frank as we parked the car and when we checked in he couldn"t have been more welcoming he explained about the house itself gave us a bit of history about the place,also tips for getting around and about nawleens first class advice.Jesse was also very friendly and knowledgeable and happy to talk away and give you advice,the pool area was fantastic like a tropical oasis.we stayed in the Heliconia room we had our own private access to the pool area.within walking distance to all New Orleans attractions we walked up magazine st to canal st every day and back no problem you could get a bus or taxi but its not far and it walks off all the food and drink.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Foxboro
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What a wonderful 4 day weekend my husband and I shared with family from Texas. Jesse is such an accommodating innkeeper and Frank was so welcoming. They both are so knowledgeable about the area. Our room was very comfortable. The pool area like a private oasis. It is easy to get to the French Quarter from there. My only suggestion would be to have some better breakfast offerings. Perhaps some seasonal fruits and berries, fresh juices and pastries, rather than packaged. Otherwise, great!

Room Tip: We liked the Bird of Paradise. It was at the very corner on the second floor so more private.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We loved this cozy Inn and would return in a heartbeat! The pool and gardens are just lovely and so relaxing. We enjoyed our time in the jacuzzi and pool with waterfalls and the mature and colorful gardens were so beautiful! We stayed in the "anthium" room on the first floor right off the pool and loved having our own access to the garden and pool. The breakfast was great including the homemade waffle as you can make your own waffles. There were plenty of goodies and healthy choices on their breakfast bar. The coffee was good and lots of snacks on the piano. Jesse and Frank were great hosts! Very nice guys! The house is really cool and the location is great. We wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely return.

Room Tip: The "anthem" is a great room with a king size bed right off the pool and garden with your...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic oasis in NOLA! Easy walk, streetcar, bus or cab ride into French Quarter. Bars and restaurants close by. Very comfortable nicely furnished rooms and the pool is really superb. Breakfast is also very good. Jesse and Frank are so welcoming and the fount of all knowledge on what to do, where to go, eat etc.

If you like corporate hotels, room service etc, this is probably not for you but you never know ........

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Used tripadviser reviews to find this hotel and so glad we did,all the excellent reviews are all fully justified.From the moment we arrived we were made to feel fully at home by Frank and his help and advise during our stay was priceless.Don,t worry about the location.its a 20 min walk to the French Quarter if you are half fit or a 10 dollar taxi ride,10 mins the other way there are some cracking little bars if you want a break from the Quarter.The pool and the hot tube are a god send after a long day sightseeing plus a 1,25 beer from the vending machine,perfect.Breakast is help yourself in a small kitchen and lasts all day and all night at no extra cost.Rooms are comfortable with most having direct access to the pool and gardens.To conclude if we ever visit New Orleans again we will stay at the greenhouse and would have no problems recommending this hotel to anyone,a special thank you to Frank the most helpful,frindly and knowledgeable innkeeper we have ever meet in 30 years of traveling kev and Karen visited 3 nights may 2014

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Address: 1212 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Lower Garden District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Green House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green House Inn is a fun and relaxed environment for your New Orleans experience. With a convenient location, we are a tropical paradise with a unique saltwater pool and Jacuzzi. We offer comfortable rooms with king size beds, private bathrooms, TVs, DVD, cable, Wi-Fi Internet, mini-refrigerators and other amenities. Included is free parking, tropical gardens, a library of movies and books, and desktop computer with printer. The Green House Inn, "stay... relax... just be". ... more   less 
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