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Lanaux Mansion
Ranked #56 of 142 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 26, 2012

We have stayed at many B&B in New Orleans and this ill have to say was one of the best! Ruth takes such pride in her beautiful home and it shows in every detail. She was the best hostess we have ever had! She was very nice, knowledgeable and keeps her home emmaculate. We stayed in the Lanaux room which is the only room in the main house. Very spacious and even included a kitchen. The only negatives were we had some difficulty with parking at times and would have liked to have a limitless more variety with tv channels. The breakfast is light but perfect if you want to save room for all of the great restaurants around. And like Ruth will tell you, eat at Irene's, it's a must!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

This marvelously restored mansion is a labor of love. Ruth has a perfect sense of style. Ruth was a delight/ The location could not be better, on the border of the Quarter and the Marigny. You can walk to Frenchmen St. for music at night and into the quarter for sight seeing during the day. Because of the lack of parking it is better if you do not have a car. Food and entertainment are easily in walking distance, and taxis are reasonable. We will be back.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Esopstables
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Just far enough away to be peaceful, but merely a block or two away from Frenchman and Bourbon streets, te French market and a short bike ride from the French Quarter and all the great downtown parks. The rooms are gorgeous and Ruth was a great host!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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1  Thank XxRoxyClimbr13xX
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

My wife spent 3 days here prior to a cruise on Feb. 7th. Ruth is one of the most charming women we've ever met. We stayed in the cottage which was very comfortable. Private access to and from the property was helpful when strolling to the French Market or Bourbon St. both about 2 blocks in opposite directions. Everything in the French Quarter was accessible by walking. A dinner at Irene's is a must. Ruth's been there every night for 20 years.( at her own table) Mention her name to the fellow at the door and "bing" your a VIP...well you'll feel like it anyway, and the food? WOW!
The Mansion is just a delightful place, classy,comfortable,clean and well worth the $$. We'll never even think about staying anywhere else on future visits.

Room Tip: The cottage had it all, kitchen, private bath comfortable bed. Not huge,but very enchanted indeed.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank RandySuzanne
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

This was our first trip to New Orleans and we found this B&B on a competing website. We had hoped to stay here the entire length of our vacation but since we booked on short notice, we were only able to stay here two nights. We spent the first night at the Waldorf Astoria on the other side of the French Quarter. The Lanaux's location was perfect because everywhere within the French Quarter was within walking distance but it was relatively quiet at night. Upon arrival, Ruth greeted us very cordially and gave us some advice for places to eat and see. She recommended we eat at a particular restaurant in the French Quarter because she said she "eats there every night". She also gave us the name of the Maitre'D there and told us to let him know she sent us. After a nice day walking around the French Quarter we strolled into the restaurant at 6pm and asked for Maitre'D. We should have made a reservation because it was already pretty busy even for a Tuesday night. We told him we needed to be down the street at 7:30pm for a walking tour and he said he we would take care of us. We had a seat in the bar and listened to a very good piano jazz piano player. When Mike, the Maitre'D, called us over to go to our table, much to our surprise, we were taken to Ruth's table as she was just leaving. She wasn't exaggerating. There is a plaque over her table saying it is hers until 6pm everyday. The food was fabulous and the wait staff helped us make it out of there on time without feeling rushed.
As I state in the title, we stayed in the Enchanted Cottage as this was a romantic getaway. The cottage itself is situated in a very well-kept garden with a private entrance that did not require us going through the main home. It has a private bathroom with shower and a nice little kitchenette with fridge and microwave. Rather than being served a formal breakfast in the dining room, Ruth stocked the kitchenette with fresh milk, orange juice, coffee, local fruits, cereal, and some amazing pastries. The bed was very comfortable and the heater kept things nice and toasty on a chilly winter night. What blew my mind was the details. Ruth stocked the cottage with everything you could imagine as far as supplies (toiletries, etc.). You can tell she is very detail oriented and puts a lot of pride into making the guests' experiences at the Lanaux Mansion as pleasant as can be.
I can say without question that staying with Ruth will be a priority for our next vacation to New Orleans. We could not have asked for a nicer time.

Room Tip: We only stayed in the Enchanted Cottage and would recommend that to anyone there on a private, roman...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank C_P_R_1975
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. We live close by and visit the city often, and I would have to say that the location is perfect. It's far enough from the noise you get in other areas of the quarter, but close enough to walk anywhere. The Lanaux suite was beautiful and spacious. The owner Ruth gave us a tour of the house, and she has done an amazing job of restoring it to the original owner's vision. The parking is off site, but close enough to still be convenient--it's next to impossible to get a spot next to your hotel anywhere in the quarter. I would most certainly recommend this place to anyone wishing to stay in New Orleans, and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Jodi L
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

Staying at Lanaux Mansion was like stepping into a little space of serenity and beauty and hospitality. After a day on the town in New Orleans, my friends and I would return and feel an ease come over us. The rooms are beautifully decorated and just unique, the courtyard was lovely to sit in and hear New Orleans all around. The place was exquisitely clean and I slept wonderfully. Miss Ruth, the owner, is delightful and the source of great information on restaurants (we loved "Irene's") and musical venues. The delicious fresh baked goods and Ice-cold milk and OJ provided every day suited me fine. I liked being able to make my own coffee in my room and drink it while still in my PJs. If you are looking for someplace generic, don't bother. But if you enjoy whimsical, unexpected, gracious accomodations, this is the place. I loved it and hope to return!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 547 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116-2016
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #56 of 142 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range: $99 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lanaux Mansion is a beautiful 1879 Victorian Mansion in the New Orleans French Quarter area. Enjoy its unique historic charm and undisturbed privacy in the old world atmosphere of your room or suite. A colorful Victorian Garden is just outside your room. Across the street, the French Quarter holds endless entertainment. Around the corner on Frenchmen Street, musicians perform at Snug Harbor Jazz Club. More great music venues and world-class cuisine are a stroll away. ... more   less 
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