Karen was my favorite host of all the B&Bs I've ever stayed at. Upon our arrival, she gave us the perfect overview of restaurants, nightlife, and sightseeing, which enabled us to take in the best of New Orleans in only a few days. I found myself still relying on the map and recommendations that she gave us a week later when I was staying across town at the conference that brought me to N.O. We had a great deal of privacy throughout our stay. It was easy to contact Karen by phone. And, on our last day she anticipated our every need and really went out of her way to help us out, my partner needing to catch a flight at the same time the weather forecasters predicted a hurricane landing, and me needing to transfer to my conference site across town where I had a late check-in time.
The bathroom and the vanity were spotless, and the room got freshened up nicely every day. It was great having the fridge, fresh orange juice, pastries, and fruit handy 24/7. And you can't beat this location if you are interested in enjoying the best live music produced anywhere in the city – only a few blocks down, on Frenchmen Street (also located just outside the French Quarter). Even when I stayed across town for a conference, I found myself returning to the Dauphine House neighborhood every night. It’s a peaceful neighborhood by day with fun local hangouts to frequent by night, including a fish boil every Friday night at the bar/restaurant on Royal and Kerelac. There’s a nice café a block away (open 24 hrs for part of the week). We got a tasty breakfast in a nice atmosphere at Rose Nicaud café on Frenchmen St. A nice, casual place for a peaceful lunch, as well.
You can’t beat the Dauphine House for hospitality, location, and value. I miss being there already.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dauphine House was built in 1860 in the historic Faubourg Marigny, and is located 2 blocks from the French Quarter near Bourbon Street and Esplanade Avenue. Each of the two guest rooms has a private bath, queen bed, small refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, phone, coffee maker and free wifi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dauphine House b&b
- Dauphine House Hotel New Orleans