There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said on here already! Our stay at B&W was wonderful and very memorable.
The neighborhood is residential, and not commercial. It's very walkable with Frenchman Street being between the B&W and the French Quarter. Frenchman is great for authentic music and decent places to grab a drink. Not as 'Frat Boy' ridden as Bourbon Street.
We stayed in the Front Carriage room for 4 nights, and have no complaints. It wasn't huge with a lot of open floor space, but it was perfect for me and my wife.
On Saturday night we did hear some foot traffic outside of our room but that was just people walking home from a night out having fun. Other nights, we didn't notice much street noise at all. Overall, the room was very nice. The bed was super comfortable, and the linens were of a very high quality.
When I made my reservation over the phone, Rob told me the bathroom was small and of a unique configuration where the shower is in an open place that will get the toilet wet. When we arrived and I saw it, it wasn't as bad as I expected. I can see how some people with high expectations and extravagant tastes would have a problem with the bathroom, so the Front Carriage room may not be for those types of people.
I read in past reviews that breakfasts with Rob and Kevin were awesome. Well, in reality they are better than awesome. They compliment each other so well, with Rob's entertaining stories, and Kevin's fruit works of art and pastries. You won't leave the table over stuffed, but there is enough to hold you over until you find one of the thousands of lunch spots in the city!
Also, Rob's advice was invaluable. Every place we ate came recommended and he never steered us wrong once!
We stay at Bed and Breakfasts because of the hospitality, relationship with the innkeepers, and the uniqueness of rooms that you just don't get from hotels. With the B&W, we got exactly what we wanted in all three.
We can't wait til the next time we go to New Orleans, there is no question we will stay at the B&W again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1854 Creole compound. Architectural award winner. 4 blocks from French Market. Featured in Travel & Leisure. A/C, phones, cable, private baths. Lush courtyards and ponds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- b And w Courtyards
- b&w Courtyards Hotel New Orleans