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“the best lodging in New Orleans” 5 of 5 stars
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2438 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Bywater)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 146 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Overland Park, Kansas
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“the best lodging in New Orleans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Traveling to the great city of New Orleans? Your lodging is your easiest decision. Go to Royal St. Courtyard B & B. This is THE place to stay. The restored 1850's house has retained its original charm while having all the modern amenities. There's a generous continental breakfast, a guest computer, microwave, a hot tub in back, and a large front porch with rockers. It is located in a quiet residential area of the Faubourg Marigny, a charming neighborhood, and within walking distance of the French Quarter, Frenchman St., and many eateries. But the best reason to stay here is your hosts. Phillip and David are the nicest people you'll meet - friendly, welcoming people who go out of their way to accommodate their guests. They are there with a smile, a kind word, and recommendations. They love what they do and enjoy visiting with guests. They have hospitality down to an art. I have stayed here several times going back 5 years. This is not just a place to stay - here you feel like a friend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed there for five nights. Our hosts were very welcoming, friendly, and made us feel right at home. The property has a rich history. The rooms were interesting and very clean. The house, courtyard, and porches were amazing. We loved sitting in the rockers on the porch with our morning coffee and in the evening with a glass of wine. The neighborhood was so interesting and a delight to walk around in. We could easily walk to the attractions in the French Quarter. Phillip had a map ready for us and explained local attractions, restaurants, coffee shops, jazz clubs, and bars that he recommended. The restaurants and jazz venues that Phillip recommended were excellent. There was even bug spray and sunscreen by the door for us to use. They thought of everything we could possibly want. I miss the wonderful blend of coffee I had every morning. It was so good. All of our experiences were positive. We would definitely recommend this inn to others. We had a great time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I would rate a 4.5. The Faubourg Marigny neighborhood is a great location to stay in New Orleans- close enough to the action in the French Quarter and also to Frenchmen Street, but far enough away to be quiet, and to experience a real neighborhood. Philip was very welcoming- even as early as my first call with him several months before we arrived. He was very genuine and friendly, and made me look very forward to the visit. We arrived late, so he let us know how to obtain the keys for our room. We were on the second floor; next time, if there's availability (which there wasn't this time), I'd try for one of the rooms with the balconies. The breakfast room provided lots of options for a light breakfast before heading off to other locales. We didn't think of trying breakfast restaurants(as it was a B&B), but were encouraged to do so by Philip. We very much enjoyed the local Cake Cafe, and many of the other recommendations that he graciously wrote down for us on a New Orleans map. His restaurant recommendations were very very helpful, and we enjoyed the restaurants he suggested. David provided some New Orleans history, which was very interesting. We also enjoyed the backyard, with the jacuzzi. It was nice to have 2 separate rooms in our habitation- sitting room and bedroom. The mattress could have used replacing, and it would be great to have a larger bed than the double bed provided. Fantastic location, hosts, and neighborhood. A very noisy train goes by(at some distance, but the sound carries) in the middle of the night a couple of times every night, but there's obviously nothing the B&B can do about that. I would stay at Royal Street Courtyard again on another visit to New Orleans.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Amazing does not even begin to describe our stay in the Royal Street Courtyard! My friend and I were driving from Florida, and even though we arrived later in the evening Phillip made sure everything was perfect for our arrival. The B&B itself is gorgeous, comfortable, clean and perfectly situated. The neighborhood is beautiful, quiet, and has lots of free street parking. It is only a quick 10 minute walk into the heart of the French Quarter however! Phillip's suggestions for food are spot on, and he makes himself very available to answer all your questions about the area (he has more knowledge than a veteran tour guide!). If you are going to be traveling to New Orleans, there is no better place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

It's been 2 weeks and we miss Phillip, David and their ever grand old house already.
Philippe waited up for us as we arrived late in the evening with open arms. No time was waisted as he introduced us to the BEST of New Orleans! We received such a warm welcome and the great atmosphere continued til the end of our stay. Listening to jazz from a small radio and chatting with David in the morning with coffee on the veranda, just GREAT! We were not home ,but definitely felt like we belonged there! We were only a couple of streets away from great jazz venues and food galore. What a neighbourhood!
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  • Stayed May 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My lady friend and I stayed for three nights in April. Philip and David could not have done anything more to make our stay better. Their recomendations on restaurants and things to do were right on the money. I will definetly stay there the next time i'm in New Orleans.

  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Royal Street Courtyard is the most beautiful B&B I've ever stayed in. From the moment I walked in Phillip and David made me feel right at home, and their local knowledge is golden. The buildings and surrounds are magnificent. The interiors, impeccable. Just a short stroll into the French Quarter. Couldn't ask for more.

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Address: 2438 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Bywater , Marigny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Royal Street Courtyard Hotel New Orleans
Courtyard New Orleans
New Orleans Courtyard

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