My partner and I thought a lot about where to stay in New Orleans and we finally decided on this very grand B&B. It looked great and when we got there we weren't disappointed. The architecture was fabulous. The room was big with a jacuzzi and loads of original features. The room we booked was over $150 per night. there are also late checkin fees of either $25 or $50 depending on what time you get there. We arrived at 19:45 and had to pay the $25 although i'm not sure why as the person who checked us in was in the office anyway.
At that price you would expect from a B&B a first class breakfast and a spotless room. The room was clean but the dust on the bed headboard was as old as the bed itself.
As for a first class breakfast if you wanted hot you had to order the night before (because actually they needed to get it out of the freezer). It was something called a Jimmy Dean I think with turned out to be something they microwaved and put on paper plates, also tea and coffee was in polystyrene cups, there were also pastries in packets, apples and bananas. Basically it was extremely poor. There is also lots of room for off street parking but you have to park on the road.
The host was helpful, arranging trips for us and giving directions and hints for places to eat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adults Only-21 Years or Older -No Children/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 - 6:30pm 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