We recently had the opportunity to visit New Orleans - just prior to the Super Bowl power failure.
We stayed with Mary and Hugh Ramsey at the Banana Courtyard B and B. The owner/operators were great - gave us a personal walk to the center of the French quarter - aimed us away from the party area downtown to a nearby 'local' street with great eateries and local music. The B and B itself is not shiney new, but the facilities are clean and modern. Furnishings could provide a day's review. Located at the very north, east of the corner - about 10 - 12 walking blocks from the center of all partying. This was fine for us 'older, calmer' visitors. Many, many GREAT places to eat within walking distance. Owners recommended tour bus trip - Katrina area and downtown made the trip extra special. We were fortunate to view an awesome rear garden patio of a nearby neighbor. Overall, a fun place to stay at a reasonable rate. Check their website at bananacourtyard.com.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ooh la la. Naughty. In 1800s, bordello catering to society's elite. Bed and breakfast now, great location, French Quarter 1/2 block, Bourbon St. 3 min. Romantic balcony suite, courtyard, hammock, porch swing, antiques, MARDI GRAS costumes. Lagniappe: Live like a New Orleans local with our Insider Eguides: music, dancing, restaurants, food, history, culture, sightseeing. Yesiree, rates incl. tax, free local phone calls, Wi-Fi, soft drinks, bottled water (a wine or beer) & Continental breakfast for B&B guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Hotel New Orleans
- 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Bed And Breakfast
- Courtyard New Orleans
- New Orleans Courtyard