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Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast

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2727 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-5929
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#41 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
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Ideally located on St. Charles Ave. in the Garden District just minutes from the French Quarter, our New Orleans Bed and Breakfast was designed and built in 1893 by famed New Orleans architect Thomas Sully. Lovingly restored to its former glory and decorated with period furnishings, our romantic New Orleans B&B welcomes you to a majestic past with all the comforts and conveniences the modern travel needs. Enjoy our complimentary expanded continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and guest drinks and snacks. The perfect safe and secluded location steps to the St. Charles Ave. streetcar with access to the French Quarter, Tulane University, Magazine Street & the best restaurants of NOLA.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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We stayed in the Greenwood Suite. Supposedly it was a king bed but felt more like a queen. Mattress lumpy and very uncomfortable even though on line it says beds have luxury toppers. Pillows hard and lumpy. Sheets had stains on them. TV the WORST EVER - a tiny desk top computer size - even chain motels have larger TV's! Also the small TV was placed on an end table on one side of the bed so the person on the other side of the bed could not even see it. An uncomfortable settee across the room and no other comfortable chair to sit in even though one ENTIRE corner of the room was empty (not shown in on line room photos). Large bathroom with soaking jetted tub with a beautiful Mardi Gras stained glass window. On line description said there was a private balcony but I had to ask the host and he showed us the floor to ceiling window that opened to a small balcony looking out onto St. Charles Street. A dirty table and chair there and there was no OPEN railing so if you sat down all you could see was the back of shingles. There was a large communal balcony off the upper hallway with four sets of tables and chairs which looked out onto St. Charles Street.- a nice place to have coffee, wine or breakfast (if you took your breakfast up from the dining room by yourself). Breakfast was in the dining room, buffet style over a two hour period with tea, coffee, cocoa, milk, two juices, yogurt, cold and hot cereal, mini danish, mini muffins ,fruit cups, cheese, fresh fruit, and hard cooked eggs. We stayed three days and it was on the second morning when a kitchen helper was in the dining room when I came to get coffee, and asked if I wanted a quiche and the third day asked if I wanted a croissant sandwich. Don't know what we missed on the first morning hot dish wise as this option was not mentioned in the inn orientation. Lovely Victorian parlor looking out St.Charles Street. Books available but no signs of puzzles, games, DVD's etc. Excellent array of NOLA brochures. St Charles street car stop across the street to go into downtown and it lets you off just a few steps from the inn front door on the way back. No on site parking - need to park whatever you can find on St. Charles, which with the heavy car, bus and streetcar traffic puts your vehicle in danger. Inn is on a corner and side street parking is even worse. Hoyt, the host, was pleasant but was new to his job here even though he operated a b and b in South Carolina. For the price I was disappointed in this venue. Number one perk would be to get some large TV's!! Decanter of port or sherry and glasses in room. Mini frig in upper hallway which was empty and badly needed defrosting as it was not cool at all. At the room price I felt it should have been stocked with water and sodas and maybe a small coffee maker in each room rather than having to go downstairs for coffee. Many stairs to climb to upstairs rooms - no elevator. Would not stay here again.
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Musty, Dusty and Overpriced! Our group booked the entire Grand Victorian B & B 14 years ago and again this past weekend. Time has not served this old inn well.....well, because the innkeeper has not continued to maintain the old property properly and to keep it in the pristine shape that it once was. It desperately needs tender loving care. The exterior needs some paint. The overgrown landscaping needs attention and less weeds. Inside, each and every room was dirty and dusty. The soft goods (bedspreads, etc) were musty and worn and had not been washed for many months or years. The mattress we had was honestly the very worst mattress that we have ever slept on....lumpy and old! The pillows, old and disgusting. the shutters had thick visible dust. Three light fixtures with some ripped lamp shades had minimum wattage making the rooms dark and seemingly even more dinghy. Two rooms had previous occupants belongings left behind. Breakfast? They offered microwave waffle and seemingly a 1/3rd size portion scrambled eggs and sausage almost like they split contents among a few people. They also had hard boiled eggs, muffins and fruit cup, cereal and toast! We did not expect a TV in the room, but there was one.. a tiny 15 inch with about six channels. Such a disappointment overall!
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My husband and I visited NOLA for the first time and had an incredible experience! Our stay at the Grand Victorian served to enhance our vacation. Bonnie, the innkeeper and staff welcomed us warmly and put out breakfasts with fresh fruit, tasty hot entrees and an assortment of yogurts and cereals. We stayed in the beautiful Shadows room with its Old World charm. The high ceiling room is beautifully decorated, and the bed quite comfortable. After a full day discovering NOLA my husband and I would spend tranquil evenings at the upstairs balcony with a view to St. Charles Street. The location is terrific. The streetcar line to the French Quarter is literally right across the street! And the return on the streetcar leaves you right in front of the Grand Victorian! It cannot get more convenient than that!. Bonnie helped us with streetcar passes, restaurants, sightseeing, and a wealth of useful information. On our last evening in NOLA Bonnie recommended we eat at Muriel’s by the St. Louis church (another must see recommended by Bonnie) and was pleasantly surprised at how great the food was! If you eat there you have to visit the Séance Rooms upstairs! The Grand Victorian is highly recommended!
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I would definitely stay here again! Bonnie and her staff were very accommodating. The room (the whole place, really) was just gorgeous. It's right on the streetcar line, and very convenient for getting to the French Quarter and downtown. Bonnie helped us with streetcar passes, Jazz Fest tickets, and a wealth of useful information. Highly recommended!
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My group of seven friends had a wonderful time at the Grand Victorian. The innkeeper and staff welcomed us warmly and put out breakfasts with fresh fruit, tasty hot entrees and an assortment of yogurts and cereals. The coffee was abundant, although could be much better for New Orleans. The high ceiling rooms are beautifully decorated, and the beds quite comfortable. The bathrooms are purely functional but clean. The location is terrific. Our favorite spot in the house was the upstairs balcony with a view to St. Charles St. We would go back if we go to NOLA on another trip.
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PRICE RANGE
$196 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansCentral City / Central City-Garden District / Faubourg Delassize
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Garden District (0.4 miles), Lafayette Cemetery No.1 (0.2 miles), and The Shard Shop (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Dog Diner, The Rum House, and Atchafalaya.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Our Sacred Stories (2.1 miles), Hermann-Grima House (2.1 miles), and Longue Vue House and Gardens (3.9 miles).
Is Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.