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HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade
Ranked #45 of 139 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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halstedchi
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2 reviews
“Fantastic B & B in NOLA”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at the HH Whitney House. It is perfectly situated to enjoy both the French Quarter and several neighborhoods just beyond Rampart. Glen and Randy are charming and lovely hosts who made our stay very special. While the other bedrooms seem to be designed with romance in mind, my husband and I loved the very nicely decorated garden room. An extra bonus is the lovely garden with swimming pool. It was wonderful to take a dip to cool off from the intense June heat and humidity.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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san antonio, tx
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

We found our way to the HH Whitney House easily from IH-10 coming from San Antonio to celebrate our son and daughter's 21st birthday. We were met by our host Glen; he gave us a quick tour of the house, asked us about food preferences, informed us breakfast was served between 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., and then allowed us to get settled. He then headed out to get more snacks & drinks, which are complimentary while you are there. My kids did enjoy this as this also included adult beverages. We had the 3 room suite, which consisted of the bride and groom's room (with a shared bathroom) and the solarium (which has its own private bath). We had run of the front of the house to include being able to shut off the back hallway from the other two guest rooms, if we so chose. Everything was as advisertised and worked wonderfully. Glen made a full breakfast every morning and I can honestly say I had him serve me half portions as the plates were generously large; he is a wonderful cook. The only thing that stood out was the door on the groom's room, it stuck a little but it is an old house so other than that, nothing to complain about. Once we did unpack, the kids hit the pool & hot tub, which was in perfect working order and it was much needed after the long drive. We met our other host, Randy while sitting by the pool. He introduced himself and mentioned that if we didn't have dinner plans that we were welcome to join him and some of his personal guests for dinner as he had just made a large batch of gumbo. Not part of the reservations but these guys are no ordinary hosts. They were just the cat's meow and we can't say enough about their hospitality!!

The French Quarter was 1.1 miles from the B&B but since we drove, we took our vehicle everywhere in town. We were advised that taxi's were better because parking isn't easy to find and they only charge $5 but we opted to drive. Since the neighborhood is still under renovation, it did have its share of questionable neighbors but no one bothered us and we walked a couple of times at night to a couple of corner stores without incident. The mile is an easy walk and the streets are always busy so if you stay aware of your surroundings you should be ok. Other than that we had a blast! We were so glad we chose not to stay at a corporate/chain hotel; the price plus all the perks made for a great stay! We were already making plans to return by the third day of our stay.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

The HH Whitney is definitely the best bang for your buck. Gorgeous old house, nice pool and hot tub and of course Glen is an amazing host and a great cook! Breakfast was delicious every morning!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

We have found the place in New Orleans that we hope to always call home when visiting there. The Whitney House is beautiful and located in the historic Treme area. We stayed there for the first weekend of Jazzfest this year and found it uniquely located for access to the fairgrounds, the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street. The innkeeper, Glenn Miller, has been able to create a home that is both exquisitely decorated, yet also very comfortable. This is all due to his attentiveness to detail and commitment to customer service. That last point could not be better demonstrated than through the following story: While at the house, my wife and I lost a couple of our tickets to Jazzfest, which we (correctly) believed we had thrown in the garbage. Glenn insisted upon going through the garbage himself and found the tickets, much to our delight. This type of personal attention was typical of our entire stay at the house.

WE cannot wait to return to New Orleans and the Whitney House!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed HH Whitney House. Very quiet home, but the city is quite loud, so I did have to buy earplugs while I was there. Home is beautiful and I don't even think the website photos do it justice. Glen is a wonderful host and has thought of everything to make your stay the best it can be. Walking at night to the french quarter and back is not recommended however, I did it a few times and never really felt insecure in the slightest, even as a female travelling with another female.
Breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and everything was described to us including recommendations as to where to dine on our first evening in New Orleans.

The Groom's room was comfortable and spacious with all amenities we required in the shared bathroom. Fabulous claw footed bathtub and shower ( although curtains in the shower were a little long). Also the 10 foot pocket door to our room was a little sticky- nothing we coudn't deal with considering the home is 165 years old!

Randy and Glen were the most hospitable of hosts who invited us to join the Birthday Party of a special little 2 year old with whom they were acquainted. What a great party! The food was exceptional, the company interesting, engaging and fun. We were treated like family and really felt it.

If we were to return to NO, we would definitely stay here again. We loved it.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Prairieville, Louisiana
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Reviewed February 9, 2011

We absolutely loved our stay at the HH Whitney. Steven was such a great host. We had the house to ourselves but it was so warm and comfortable that it felt like home. The house is gorgeous. Steven gave us some great suggestions for places to see and to eat. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to coming back again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade
Address: 1923 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1706
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Southern Hospitality and Old World Charm in this 1865 Italianate Beauty. Your hosts, Glen & Randy, have created a near-perfect oasis for you to enjoy while visiting the nearby French Quarter, Fairgrounds and City Park, all within easy walking distance. Rooms and suites feature queen beds, custom amenities, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, in-room safes, free Wi-Fi. Property features lush tropical garden with swimming pool and hot-tub. Full breakfast and complimentary off-street parking is provided. ... more   less 
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