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“Great Hotel Right on Bourbon!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lafitte Guest House

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Lafitte Guest House
Ranked #17 of 140 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jeanerette, Louisiana
2 reviews
“Great Hotel Right on Bourbon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Lafitte's Guesthouse this past weekend. This is a great hotel, right on Bourbon, across from Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar. Surprisingly the noise from the bar does not carry into the hotel. Very quiet and the most comfortable beds we've slept in. This hotel should have an overall rating of 5 stars. It is currently under new ownership and the remodels that have taken place are wonderful! We usually do multiple trips to New Orleans a year and we will definitely stay here again! Very safe area, close walk to all attractions!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful old building on the residential end of Bourbon St. A must stay for anyone who enjoys old buildings, New Orleans style architechture, or bed and breakfast type places. Staff was very friendly and always around when needed. Room and hotel was very clean and decorated wonderfully. The only small ding we had against it, was that the tempurature cannot be controlled for each room(no surprise for a 200+ year old building), so we did find it a little warm at night, but that's just a matter of opinion. This is definitely a place to go if you want a place to stay in the quarter.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hugh S, Front Office Manager at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Lafitte Guest House for your recent stay here in New Orleans! We want you to know that we value your comments and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you as regular guests, as we are close to completing our renovation process, which I'm sure you will be most impressed ! As far as the temperature in the rooms, we try to monitor all of our central units to satisfy the guests. Once again, thank you for your time and review on Trip Adviser.
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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The LaFitte Guest House is a place we will never forget. Located on the residential side of Bourbon st, this mansion had all the conveniences we needed to enjoy a perfect honeymoon. We were close enough to enjoy all the fun Bourbon st. has to offer but far enough to sit on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful view of New Orleans at night. The room came with a king size bed, fireplace, private balcony, and antique chandelier. With a friendly staff and great owner, this is a place I would return to again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The French Quarter is an elegantly decadent place that is best visited by staying in an elegantly decadent bottique hotel. The LaFitte Guest House fits the bill exactly. An old (1849) mansion that hits just the right flavors with antique decor, the location at in the resdiential end of Bourbon Street contnues the splendid taste sampler by allowing guests to lounge quietly on the balcony while viewing all the honky-tonk down the street. Shut the doors and you are instantly in sheltered from the bustle. Step outside and you are within blocks of all the best the Quarter can offer. Super friendly and accomodating staff.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hugh S, General Manager at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Lafitte Guest House for your recent stay here in New Orleans! We want you to know that we value your comments and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guest. I enjoyed spending time with you and discussing your further indeavors. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your time and review on Trip Advisor.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

One of the best values in New Orleans. The staff went over and beyond to make us feel welcomed, even ran errands and never asked for a tip! The bed and towels were exceptional. The bathrooms are small, but shower was great! Close enough to walk to clubs on Bourbon but still far enough away to get some peaceful sleep. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Just all in all a great place to stay!

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Freeport, Texas
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Charming, luxurious, friendly and unique is the best way to describe Lafitte's Guest House which is actually a Mansion located on the quieter end of Bourbon. Each room in this mansion is decorated beautifully and like in all the old mansions, each room is sized and layed out different than the next. Poster beds, antique and vintage chandeliers, marble fireplaces, private balconies and fresh flowers in your room are the norm here. It's an upscale, shabby chic - meaning no shabbiness but vintage chic. New owners have replaced all the beds with new ones that you'll find hard to leave. Fresh coffee and biscuits made from scratch await you each morning and you'll not find friendlier owners and management anywhere else in the Quarter. Conveniently located directly across from Lafittes Blacksmith Shop and just down from the Clover Grill - the location is perfect - and it's just a few blocks to Cafe DuMonde, too. Rooms with private balconies facing the Blacksmith Shop will give you a prime viewing spot for the many carriages and ghost tours plus the fun of the Blacksmith Shop. A bonus is sitting on the balcony at dawn experiencing the sun washing over the old roof tops of the Quarter and lightening up downtown. We've visited 5 times, each time choosing a different room and each time delighted with our choice. This is a wonderful experience for those not wanting a chain hotel.

Room Tip: Visit the website where you'll see photos of the many different rooms where you can decide on pr...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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subwaysubs, Manager at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us recently ! We strive everyday to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay and a marvelous time in New Orleans. Thank you for taking time to share your positive experience with us.
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Harrisburg, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Lisa (my wife) and I found the Lafitte on our honeymoon almost 21 years ago. We have now been there through 4 owners and we are really excited to see what Hugh and his staff have in store for the Guest House. We traveled with 7 others and had a wonderful time. The staff is one of the best at the Guest House in the last 21 years! We look forward to many, many more years with Hugh, Eddie, Joann, and the rest of the folks at the Lafitte Guest House!! You won't be disappointed!!!

Room Tip: Stay in rooms 21 or 31 for large balconies overlooking Bourbon St. 40 is a great room for a family.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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subwaysubs, Owner at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you very much for your business and great
reveiws. It was an honor to have you stay with us
on your 21st wedding anniversary . I loved
Hearing the stories of previous visits to New
Orleans. It was great meeting you and we hope
To see you, your lovely wife and entire group
again very soon.
Thanks, Hugh
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Property: Lafitte Guest House
Address: 1003 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lafitte Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 19th Century roots this fourteen room mansion and gallery was originally the private home of the Galiese Family. Now, over a hundred years later we're dedicated to providing the best boutique hotel experience in New Orleans. We're located in the residential area of Bourbon Street & the French Quarter. Guests enjoy both the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street as well as a retreat into their own personal French Quarter home. With 14 expertly appointed guest rooms, balconies overlooking Bourbon Street, and a gorgeous and serene courtyard, Lafitte Guest House is the perfect place for friends to gather, travelers to rest, adventurers to explore any time of year and any day of the week. Rooms are spacious and uniquely decorated with antiques and reproduction art from around the world all available for sale, and our gallery features paintings and prints from Russian born artist Vladimir Kush and artist Diane Millsap. We serve complimentary breakfast, including coffee, tea, biscuits, greek yogurt, and fruit every morning, and staying with us is like staying in a private French Quarter residence. Look no further for the greatest escape. ... more   less 
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