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1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast
120 S Pierce ST, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid-City)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 146 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Can't get enough of 1896”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My spouse and I have frequented the O'Malley House on at least four occasions and have done so because once one has found the BEST NOLA has to offer in terms of hospitality, one does not waiver. Larry Watts (proprietor) is by far one of the most gracious hosts. Over the past four years, Larry has made arrangements for us to have dinner, swamp tours, sent us to the best clubs on Frenchman's Street, made arrangements for us to get picked up after a few too many French 75s, and even recommended a great tailor who could fix my husband's suit on a Sunday. Often a B&B throws out some cold fruit and over cooked bacon and justifies this as the "B" of B&B...NOT at the 1896 O'Malley House. My husband and I have never even had breakfast outside of the O'Malley House in NOLA because the food is absolutely exquisite. We pride ourselves on eating only the best NOLA has to offer and the breakfast at 1896 is well worth the gastronomical tour. One of the greatest benefits of staying at 1896 is that the B&B is right on the trolley line but far enough away from the downtown party scene to suit those interested in the night life but also interested in a quiet sleep after last call. Another great geographical feature is that the B&B is literally right around the corner from Angelo Brocato's Italian bakery - DO NOT MISS! We usually go in February or March to run the Mardi Gras Marathon (usually the week after the actual Mardi Gras) and guess what??? The 1896 O'Malley House is just a few blocks from the finish line in City Park. Could things get any better? I guess I will just have to keep going back to the O'Malley House to see.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1896omalleyhouse, Owner at 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
We love having you guys stay with us. Thank you for your business over the past 4 years and we look forward to your next stay.
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Walton-on-Thames
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We spent 4 nights here in April 2013. House is quite special, full of character and very well furnished. It is also calm and quiet with easy access to the French Quarter via the nearby street car. Rooms are spacious with the most comfortable beds ever. We received a warm welcome from our hosts Brent and Larry who went out of their way to be helpful and meet any dietary needs at breakfast.

Room Tip: Two top floor rooms are inter-connecting
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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1896omalleyhouse, Owner at 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your review. I do love the beds also, I just wish I had one in my room. Mine was lost in Katrina and I was not able to find the same type as we have in the guest rooms. :( Please think of us on your next visit to NOLA.
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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in March of 2012. This is a delightful Bed & Breakfast. Larry & his staff pay attention to every detail. The house was very clean, and the bed pillows were so comfy that I wanted to steal them. The kitchen was stocked with local snacks, and beer which was nice after a long day of sight seeing. Larry, his staff, and pups were very welcoming and helpful with recommendations. We enjoyed the location as well. Unlike the hotels in the French Quarter, parking was readily available and free. We had a car, but the trolly was within 100 yards so we never used our car. We were there for St. Patrick's Day so there were tons of colorful parades. Everything from Moon Pies to heads of cabbage were thrown at us. Great food, beer, music, crawfish, and people. New Orleans is one of our new favorite cities. We'll be back in July!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1896omalleyhouse, Owner at 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thanks for leaving the pillows....LOL.it was great getting to know you guys and can't wait to see you in July! Thanks.
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Sellersburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful time visiting NOLA and staying at O'Malley's. It was relaxing coming back to the B&B in-between sightseeing/shopping all day and going out at night to enjoy the free wine in the patio before heading back out. Larry and Brent were great hosts and provided a wealth of information on the best places to eat and shop. This a true B&B where you are served a real breakfast. Don't know why anyone would prefer a hotel room over great hospitality and the comforts of home. Great location with only a 2 minute walk to the trolley.

We will be back again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1896omalleyhouse, Owner at 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
We enjoyed being part of your New Orleans vacation. Please think of us as your NOLA home.
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Alexandria, VA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We just came back from 3 nights here. The house is simply gorgeous, beautifully furnished with exquisite attention to detail and at the same time fun and eclectic. We stayed in Room 6 and it was so comfortable and very quiet. We slept so well every night. The owner Larry and manager Brent make sure you want for nothing. Everything is designed to keep the guests happy. We've stayed at bed and breakfasts where you have to hunt down the owner to ask a question or sneak around a kitchen looking for a glass for water, but this place provides free wine, beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks, water, hot chocolate and snacks available 24/7. The breakfasts made by Brent the manager are delicious and gourmet. Larry really seems to care about his guests and is a wealth of information about New Orleans. He greets everyone at breakfast and sits and regales you with stories about the area and what to do and sights to see. Brent gave us a complete tour of the place when we first got there and answered our endless questions about New Orleans with great patience. You really feel at home here. It's comfortable, laid back, but elegant all at the same time. It's also one of the cleanest places we've ever stayed. They really have good cleaning staff here who make up the room every day, which is not usual for many bed and breakfasts. We really loved our stay and will be back. The one thing you have to know in advance is that it is about a 15-20 minute streetcar ride from the French Quarter. But you get the hang of it quickly and it's nice to be away from all the noise at the end of the day. The streetcar is across the street and very inexpensive and is itself an experience. The neighborhood is kind of nondescript but felt safe. We definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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1896omalleyhouse, Owner at 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
We work hard to give everyone a great experience here in New Orleans and at the O'Malley House. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and talked about all so the special things we add in. I will let all the staff knows their work was noticed. Please come visit us again.
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Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Well First of all the house is gorgeous. The rooms were amazing, and had an iPad that had app that gave you info on all of the places in New Orleans. It was nice to plan our trip from our bedroom. But if an iPad isnt your cup of tea then talk to the host. He knew everything to do. If you wanted to have a nice relaxing weekend or wanted to party Bourbon street style he knew all of the spots to hit. The breakfast was also AMAZING. His blueberry bread pudding was worth getting up at 9 am for. The house is less than a block away from the street car that takes you straight into the french quarters. So you get to experience NOLA without having to hear drunk 21 yr olds every five minutes. I highly recommend everything about this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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1896omalleyhouse, Owner at 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
First of all I would like to thank you for your service to our country. We love when we can host our military families. I love when people talk about the iPads in the rooms. Those were added about a year ago and people seem to love them. Be safe and please come back soon for a visit.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My wife and I spent the best time ever in New Orleans ever at the 1896 O'Malley B & B. It was better then our expectations of the B & B. The owner and his manager prepared some of the best breakfasts. The rooms were cleaned everyday and the maid did an excellent job of cleaning. Both the manager and the owner were always there to assist you and were full of information for tours, restaurants and etc. If you were to compare this B & B with any other B & B or hotel, I think you would keep coming back here. Would also like to thank the owner for allowing us time with his two precious dogs who also live at the B & B. Also note, that the trolley was just half a block away and can take you to several places in New Orleans. Again, Larry thank you for such a wonderful time. God Bless. Mike and Cindy Y.

Room Tip: Our room which was room number one in our opinion was the best. Nice size room but the bed was small...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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1896omalleyhouse, Owner at 1896 O'Malley House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Mike and Cindy,
We really enjoyed hosting you guys in New Orleans. You guys covered a lot of ground on your visit. I will let the housekeepers, Brent, Cody and Porter know about your comments. Please come back and visit soon.
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Address: 120 S Pierce ST, New Orleans, LA 70119
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Mid-City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast is located in historic Mid-City New Orleans. We are just a 10 to 15 minute STREETCAR RIDE DOWN CANAL ST. to the French Quarter and Convention Center. The Colonial Revival residence is nestled in a neighborhood that boasts great food, music and culture. ... more   less 
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