It was the perfect place to stay in New Orleans. We wanted to see everything everything Nola has to offer but didn't want to be in the middle of things all the time. So the Garden district in which Magnolia Mansion is located was a great choice as it is close to the centre but also far away enough to get some rest, too. Be prepared to take the cab quite often here (at least as long as the Street Car line through the Garden District is interrupted due to work on the tracks) as the bus service is pretty unreliable. The mansion is a beautiful building every bit as beautiful as you can see on the pictures if not even better. You'll feel like a rich cotton farmer immediately once you take a seat on the spacious veranda. The inside of the house is amazing too. The corridor is painted blood red, while the other rooms downstairs are in lighter colours. Beautiful furniture all over. The rooms themselves are all decorated to a different theme. We stayed in the Southern hospitality room as it was the one selected by Hotwire when we booked. We liked this room very much. The decoration/paintings on the wall may not be to everyone's liking but it is nice if you look for something different compared to the standard hotel room. The rooms are all clean and the furniture is so great, I loved the wooden beds. Hollie was a very welcoming host and very concerned about us having the best time possible. Special thanks also for letting us switch rooms for the last two nights when we were trying to make some contact with the other residents of Magnolia Mansion ;) Hollie also always recommended things. And those advices we took (Swamp tour, Plantation tour) were exactly right. I can see how some people were put off by all the rules. But then again you have to see that it is an old building with lots of antiques. I can imagine it can be quite costly to fix damage on them. So I can see her point. Also you have to take the whole list with a pinch of salt. If you behave like a civilised person with some manners you should be fine. All in all we were quite happy with our stay at the Magnolia and would certainly return on our next trip to New Orleans!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adults Only-21 Years or Children 12 Years Old and up -No Children under 12 years old/No Pets. Known for Peaceful Leisure Travel and Romantic Getaways, Elopement Packages, Business Travelers, and those seeking a quiet stay in a historic property (built 1858). We are centrally located in the Garden District, just steps from the Saint Charles Street Car, Mardi Gras Parade Routes, and only minutes from the Superdome, F.Q., Convention Center, Restaurants, and most major attractions. Non-Smoking property, however smoking is allowed outside in a designated area on our wrap around Veranda. Magnolia Mansion is 14,000 Sq. Ft. And the Courtyards and Grounds are Gated and Locked. Only Registered Guests are allowed on Property at All Times, Unless Approved by Management or Owner in Advance. Office hours are 9am-4pm CST Monday-Friday / Saturday - Sunday 9am-2pm CST. Check- In Time- 2:00pm - 6:00pm CST. All Guests Requiring Early or Late Arrivals Must Call Magnolia Mansion Directly to Notify and Arrange Prior to Arrival Date, as Special Arrangements Must Be Made in Order to Accommodate this Request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Magnolia Mansion Hotel New Orleans