Balcony was suggested to us by a friend that used to live in the neighborhood, which was fantastic. We felt extremely safe walking all around the area that it's in, and also walking up to Frenchmen Street. The French Quarter is about a 15 minute walk, and the only part about that walk I didn't like was leaving the Quarter late at night. The staff at Balcony was incredibly friendly, and the girls downstairs were very helpful in suggesting local places around the neighborhood that weren't aiming to rob tourists of their money. I definitely suggest you spend some time at Mimi's just down the street. The food was phenomenal! Not your typical bar food. It is a bed and breakfast, so don't expect any maid service to come in and clean your room and make your bed for you everyday. We stayed for 4 nights, and I don't think anyone came in the room the whole time we were there, but I don't mind that. I'm a big girl, I can make my own bed! Brenda showed us to our room and how to get in and out of the secured building, and she was also incredibly sweet and helpful! She made our stay so very nice! The free breakfast only includes certain items off of the menu, but it's good and made pretty fast so you can get on your way. Overall, I'd return to Balcony anytime I visit New Orleans. The room was nice and comfy, and relaxing on the balcony after a long day of walking was a nice treat. We definitely enjoyed our stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balcony Guest House, in the historic Faubourg-Marigny, is your New Orleans Bed and Breakfast above Schiro's Grocery and Cafe(ground floor). Come and stay in our unique New Orleans Bed and Breakfast and see why everyone who stays here loves it. Only six blocks from the French Quarter, four blocks from Frenchmen street and three blocks from the river. Historic, alluring and relaxed(Creole Caribe), with a New Orleans style wrap-around balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balcony Guest House Hotel New Orleans