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“Our night at Lafitte” 4 of 5 stars
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Lafitte Guest House
Ranked #16 of 140 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our night at Lafitte”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night at Lafitte Guest House and really liked it. It is perfect for feeling the true New Orleans culture and history. So authentic! Staff really friendly. This isn't a 4 star fancy hotel full of amenities, but it is a great place to stay to really appreciate New Orleans and the Lafitte's Bar right across the street is also great! Great location!! Loved it, can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Shelly D
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Hugh S, Owner at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Lafitte Guest House for your recent stay here in New Orleans! We are so very pleased that you had a pleasant time during your stay with us. I couldn't agree with you more; New Orleans is so full of history and culture and we pride ourself in knowing that we are located right in the heart of the city, the perfect location for our guests to take in all that New Orleans has to offer. We want you to know that we value your comments and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guest. We hope to see you & your husband again soon! Thank you for your time and review on Trip Advisor.
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Paris, France
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Well located (in the heart of the french quarter), Lafitte guest house is a beautiful traditionnal New-Orleans house. The whole house is decorated with taste and even the smallest room there is both cosy and convenient. Access to a balcony where to enjoy your breakfast as well as to a little kitchen provided with simple but good food for your comfort. Reasonnable prices, friendly welcome from the reception desk to the cleaning lady we really enjoyed our to short staying there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Nicole B
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Hugh S, General Manager at Lafitte Guest House, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Lafitte Guest House for your recent stay here in New Orleans! We are so very pleased that you had a pleasant time during your stay with us. We want you to know that we value your comments and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you as a regular guest. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your time and review on Trip Advisor.
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Jeanerette, Louisiana
2 reviews
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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JClement1234
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank CV46
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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
Level Contributor
1 review
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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ronshawn W
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank EasyTraveller33704
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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!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Lafitte Guest House
Address: 1003 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2707
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 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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