We stayed here a couple of years ago for an anniversary trip with another couple, and had a great time. We wanted to stay somewhere we could have privacy, but also a common living area to hang out in.
We rented the upstairs suite, with two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living area. It was perfect for the four of us. The only drawback to the room was that the furniture in the living area wasn't very comfortable -- the antique-y sofa had very aggressive springs.
Other than that, our stay was 100% top rate.
The highlight was the morning breakfast and hospitality. In a city known for its great food and lifestyle of excess, the breakfasts Keith served (in tasteful period garb, using period serving ware) were excessively amazing. Each meal was 3 courses with a pastry (amazing) a cornucopia of fresh fruit, and a main dish. Re: main dish: eggs baked in cream is the bomb. These breakfasts are not for the faint of heart. Figure on exceeding your daily allotment of calories before 10 AM.
The rooms are a good value. Keith is a wealth of knowledge about New Orleans past and present. He puts heart and soul into restoring and maintaining his house with integrity. The garden area is very nice. The location is a nice little walk to the French Quarter. Don't expect to be in the heart of French Quarter hubbub. But easy enough to get to.
We look forward to a return trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An old New Orleans experience, opulent & elegant. A comfortable mix of history and Southern hospitality. Antebellum Guest House is a classic Greek Revival, dating back to the late 1830's. Located just outside the French Quarter on historic Esplanade Avenue, known for it gorgeous architecture and live-oak trees. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Antebellum Guest House Hotel New Orleans