Our stay at Rathbone was really enjoyable. We mainly used it as a base to explore New Orleans so the location just outside the French Quarter suited us perfectly. It was one of the cheaper B&B's we came across so was not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. The room was a little dark but clean and nicely decorated, we really needed to leave the fans on to keep it cool though. The bathroom was small and the shower was not the greatest but this did not really bother us.
The staff are all really friendly and genuine, breakfast is always a nice gathering of guests and staff where you can have a chat if you want to, not much choice but the basics were there. They let us check in early without any problem and gave us a map and sent us on our way. The pool is a nice bonus and a great way to cool down in the New Orleans heat.
Rathbone was everything we needed, don't expect what you get at a hotel as it is a guest house with office hours, try catch the staff in these hours if you need something and you will be alright. Definetly planning to revisit New Orleans and would not hesitate to base ourselves here again.More