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Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant & Inn
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We rented a car for a day on our New Orleans trip and visited a few plantations. This was the first one we saw and the view of the trees is something I will never forget. It brings you back in time because they are so old and gives you a picture of what it was like many years ago. However, I was disappointed with the historical information ----nothing really was presented that had authentic roots in the place. Everything was a reproduction. This seems to be the most commercialized, but go to Deveroux (I think that was what it was called) as well for the more historical representation including slaves quarters, authentic furniture and tool/carpentry demonstrations. I am still happy we went there just for that view of the trees though because it made a lasting impression.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Came from french quarter and was blown away. Even in the rain it was just to beautiful and pictures still turned out just fine. Tour was informative and rich with history. We loved it!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

The tour is led by docents in tradtional dress who are well-versed in the history of this lovely home and present just the right amount of information without beating a visitor to death w/moribund details . . . the grounds are enjoyable to explore and photograph but don't waste your money in the "restaurant" as it is just over-priced processed food. Visit and enjoy but skip the shops!

Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

My husband and I stayed at The Doctor's Cottage at Oak Alley Plantation as we were passing through Louisiana. We had toured the plantation many years ago and thought this might make for a unique and interesting experience. After reading the Oak Alley information we also decided to have a meal and mint juleps waiting for us when we arrived as we knew we would be tired after a long trip.

We arrived at the plantation as the check in person was moving from one location to another and, therefore, had to wait on her to be available to check us in. She showed us to our cottage and gave us a tour of it. She volunteered the information that there were flashlights somewhere in the cottage, but she didn't know where. We later looked and never could find any. The cottage was on the main road for the area and next to a private home. The area did not appear to be a safe area from what we could tell by our surroundings and the people driving by on the road. We felt very unsafe the whole night and were somewhat fearful that our car would be gone the next morning.

As for the cottage itself, it was not very comfortable. The love seat which we sat on to watch TV was very uncomfortable. The bedding appeared to be clean as did the towels. The mattress was a disaster! It was advertised to be a Tempurpedic. I'm not sure if it was or not. However, we have a Tempurpedic at home and it was nothing like ours at home. It was very soft and it bounced whenever one of us moved. We kept rolling towards the other person during the night whenever one of us would move. Needless to say, we slept very little that night. The bathroom was not very clean. There was mold around the tub which we were not happy to see.

The food that we had delivered and waiting on us was not good at all. The chicken was tough and nothing at all had much taste. The mint juleps were too strong. They were not what I remembered them to be from years before when we toured the plantation.

In all fairness, I thought that perhaps one of the other cottages might be better to stay in. But, then when the hostess seated us for breakfast, she said the doctor's cottage was her favorite cottage, so, that might not be the case.

The breakfast the next morning was, surprisingly, very tasty and we were quite pleased with it. Our waitress was warm and wonderful to work with. I wish I could remember her name, but cannot.

Overall, we were not pleased with our stay and have already advised others that it would be okay to visit the plantation, but do not plan to stay overnight.

Room Tip: Try a cottage other than the doctor's cottage.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

The trees themselves are majestic. My husband and I stayed in cottage 5A. As stated by others, there is no t.v., no phone, just a superb setting. Make sure you have dinner before you stay in for the evening!
The restaurant on the grounds closes at about 3:30 and if you are there on the weekend, especially on Sunday, there is NO WHERE to eat. You would really have to drive a bit to find a place. There is no (safe) corner store to buy anything. I suggest you bring a couple of po'boys with you and have a picnic under the trees when the place closes down and you have the grounds to yourselves. You can pretend it is your own mansion!
If you stay at the cottages, you will have a free full breakfast and then get an early tour before the crowds come in. This is a beautiful place!

Room Tip: 5A has a full fridge.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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