While it might at first appear to be a less than ideal location for a stay in New Orleans, the Terrell House proved a great point from which to explore the city and generally a great experience.
Situated in the Garden District, a few blocks from St. Charles Avenue, the Terrell House offers lovely accommodations and makes for a great jump-off point for exploring what are perhaps the [less] touristy parts of New Orleans. It's also pretty convenient for exploring the business district and the French Quarter as well, though I have to admit that we walked quite a bit.
I would really recommend walking (or taking the street car and then walking) down St. Charles Ave and just taking in the sights along the way. Audubon Park is very nice and there are many, many beautiful homes in the area. The Garden District is also quite interesting and definitely worth exploring.
The B&B itself was an excellent experience. We stayed in the separate, smaller house across the street, which, I believe, has two small apartments - living room with a nice, small kitchen, two nicely sized bedrooms and restroom. This is really convenient and a great deal if you're visiting with children or a group of people. The accommodations were very nice, the spaces clean and well-kept. The breakfasts were delicious and there was interesting company at the breakfast table, which is always a plus at a B&B. It's also worth noting that the staff were very helpful and accommodating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Terrell House is a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast with southern charm and graciousness in the heart of old New Orleans. Built in 1857 for Richard Terrell, a wealthy cotton broker originally from Natchez, Mississippi, the Terrell House is a grand three story Italianate stucco-over-brick mansion. The main house features porches, galleries, and balconies framed in ornate cast iron and a brick New Orleans courtyard complete with several fountains and lush vegetation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Terrell House b&b
- Terrell House Hotel New Orleans