I stayed at the 1244 location across the street. It was clean and very nice. Though they probably need to do some minor repairs, one needs to keep in mind these mansions are over 120 years old!
The rate was very reasonable (I booked on bookit dot com) and there was free WiFi and free parking, and a charming back area with a new pool and hot tub. The walk to the FQ was not bad at all!
The downside to this establishment was 1. the bed did not have a mattress cover (to me this is just gross) and the sheets and pillowcases were too rough and scratchy.
2. The "breakfast" could have been better...it was all store bought and stale pastries and bagels.
3. The AC in the room is NOT adequate for the summer (and high, high ceilings) I had a 2 room suite on the second floor, and though it was LOVELY, it could not get cool. There were ceiling fans in both rooms and the AC unit was in the bigger room.... but it was very, very uncomfortable...so much so we could not sleep.
Overall, it was a great place, great location, and had a nice ambiance about it.... I will stay there again!! (Just not in the summer!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rathbone Mansions are two stately antebellum mansions along Esplanade Avenue bordering the French Quarter. We offer our guests warm southern hospitality and authentic New Orleans atmosphere. The Mansion at 1244 Esplanade features a pool and hot tub, available to guests at either Mansion. The Mansion at 1227 Esplanade has a beautiful garden with comfortable seating to take in the lush surroundings. The Mansions are located diagonally across the street from one another, about 100 steps apart. We have 5 parking spots in the back of the Mansion at 1244 available to guests for a fee. There is free street parking along Esplanade Avenue near both Mansions. Enjoy watching life go by on stately Esplanade Avenue from the large front porch featured at both properties. We look forward to welcoming you and making your New Orleans visit everything you expect it to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rathbone Mansions Hotel New Orleans