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“Great stay cute and comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bon Maison Guest House

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Bon Maison Guest House
Ranked #34 of 139 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Avoca Beach, Australia
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88 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Great stay cute and comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

The bon maison is in a great location on boubon st but just far enough away to not get any of the late night noise. The rooms are comfortable however the 2 bed suite is not 2 seperate rooms. Its one bedroom and a converted lounge room so if privacy is an issue this will not be for you...get two single rooms instead. Great having a kitchen to save some money on a simple healthy breakfast. Chuck is a gracious host who regularly checks in and wil help you out with anything.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Raich-11
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fall River WI
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Very nice place very clean. Great location. Rooms are small but how much are you in the room.Chuck and Butch were very helpful and accomadating they personally checked with us to make sure everthing was to our liking. Would definatley stay here again. I highly recommend this hotel. Nice location on Bourbon St. within walking destination of all bars and attractions and restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kim C
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

After being on the crowded and hectic streets of the French Quarter it was such a pleasure to open the gate and go through to the quietude of the courtyard. Seeing Chuck was a bonus. He was helpful...even drove with my husband to find the parking place. He was always hospitable and seemed glad to see everyone who was a guest. He also made good restaurant recommendations. Our room was small, but charming. The bathroom was really small but we managed. All was clean and creatively decorated.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank carrabassett
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

The reviews you've read about Bon Maison are quite accurate. My partner and I stayed in unit B - the closest room to the main gate - and, gulp . . . . Bourbon Street.

If you're intent to hang out in your room and watch TV at night, this isn't the best room choice - stay in one of the courtyard rooms, as the noice from the street may be a bit much.

If you're intent on going out and enjoying all the sites, sounds and tastes of this cultural gem of a city, then Unit B will be just fine.

You're heard the phrase, "location, location, location," well, you've hit nirvana at Bon Maison. You're close to everything one could hope for . . . . bars, restaurants, historical sites, etc. without being stuck in the middle of the noise and distractions. Chuck's Bon Maison is located on the quiter end of Bourbons Street - the beginning of the residential section.

Chuck runs a very efficient and accomodating Inn - and the price, by New Orleans standards, is quite reasonable.

If you want clean accomodations with historical charm, then Bon Maison Guest House is the place to be . . . . . If you want "cookie cutter," and predictble without much charm - stay at The Holiday Inn or Marriot.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lane W
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California
Level Contributor
59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Bon Maison Guest House, located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, offers a nice combination of historic charm, great location, and value for travelers wanting to spend some time in this part of New Orleans.

First, the location: anyone who has spent time on Bourbon Street might be justified in thinking you would have to be out of your mind to consider lodging on the street itself, but in fact the guest house is located a block outside the center of the action (and noise), with only a few gay nightclubs nearby, and you don't really hear them. You are walking distance from everything tourists normally visit in the old town: the main graveyard, Jackson Park, the historic buildings, and of course Bourbon Street itself. Parallel to Bourbon Street one block over is Royal Street, known for its art galleries and awesome street musicians -- a nice antidote for when Bourbon Street's noise and sleaze gets old. The trolley is a few blocks walk towards the river, and can take you to the Central Business District, Garden District, and beyond (though allow lots of extra time; based on our limited experience, their transit system is absurdly dysfunctional). Following Chuck's advice, we didn't rent a car, and were glad we didn't -- the French Quarter is pretty much devoid of long term parking, and every motorist we saw struggling to navigate through the never-ending crowds looked stressed and cranky.

The building is part of a historic complex that has been subdivided, but contains part of the original main house and part of the slave quarters -- a set of shallow apartments stacked three floors high, on the other side of the charming courtyard. Chuck and Butch, the proprietors, live in the upper floors of the main house, and rent the bottom floor and the slave quarters. Chuck was friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. The entrance is via a very secure metal gate and then down a passageway to the courtyard. Our unit, E, was basically a compact studio, with a small kitchenette furnished with mini fridge, microwave, toaster, sink, and a set of basic dishes and utensils. There was a medium size bedroom, small bathroom (shower only), and a closet deep enough to fit all three pieces of our carry-on luggage. The unit was quite clean, but there was no maid service during our three day stay -- not an issue for us, but could be for some. Also, although there is basic hand soap, there are no toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc., so be sure to bring your own. It's not a B&B, but there are plenty of places around to eat, including a diner across the street, or you could get some basics and make your own breakfast. (Tip: If you are there on a weekend morning, go around the corner to Eat, for a truly phenomenal brunch, though best to get there early or the line is down the block.)

Overall, this place is ideal for anyone who values historic charm, being self-sufficient, and having a perfect location over a pampering big hotel experience.

Room Tip: This being Bourbon Street, you still do get a parade of noisy drunks at all hours of the night, so i...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ArtAndFood
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Minden, Louisiana
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed with some friends in the two bedroom suite. We stayed during French Quarter Fest. We travel to Nola a couple times a year, and might have found our new favorite place to stay. When we arrived, Chuck greeted us and gave us a tour. He answered all the question we had, and made us fill very at home. The room was perfect for what we were looking for. It was very clean, and very spacious. It is located just outside from the noise of bourbon street. We never heard anything at night. The only very small problem we had with the room was the bed. It was a little hard for us. But we gladly got over it, because how fantastic the place was. The courtyard is very nice. Will be staying again!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jdowns9471
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Northern Virginia, VA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We just returned from staying at Bon Maison Guest House for 4 nights and loved it! In fact, I'm a bit hesitant to write this review because we want to stay there again... here's hoping that you don't book our next Bon Maison dates before we do. :)

We stayed in the Victorian Suite and our friend stayed in one of the Slave Quarter Suites. We found the rooms to be well-appointed, clean and totally charming. And, the location was just perfect. On the quiet end of Bourbon Street, we were able to easily walk to shopping, food, and tasty beverages in the French Quarter.

Chuck met us to check us in and we really enjoyed visiting with him. He gave us excellent recommendations like the delicious poboys just across the street at NOLA Poboys (get the fried okra..it's as good as mom's) and the bartenders at Cafe Lafitte in Exile took great care of us after they found out that Chuck sent us.

Our bed was comfortable and the A/C worked perfectly. We appreciated having a refrigerator and a microwave which were perfect for leftovers. One of our favorite meals was leftovers in the beautiful courtyard. We actually ate breakfast in the courtyard for two of our mornings after a quick walk to Community Coffee for excellent coffee and chocolate hazelnut croissants.

If you're looking for a charming change of pace from the cookie cutter hotel chain scene, give Bon Maison a try. You'll be glad you did.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank adventuregrrl
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Property: Bon Maison Guest House
Address: 835 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3106
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the Bon Maison Guest House during your next visit to New Orleans! The 1833 Historic Town House and Slave Quarters are located in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street. Relax in our beautiful Courtyard. Shopping and restaurants are only steps away. All of our updated suites are furnished in New Orleans style, offer Private Entrances, Queen-size beds, Private Bath, Cable, Heating and Air Conditioning, Kitchenettes (small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker), and Iron/Ironing Board. Smoking is allowed in the areas of Courtyard and Balconies only (not in rooms). Accommodations are not suitable for children. No pets allowed. Open year round. Great for small groups! ... more   less 
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