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Lanaux Mansion
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Situated near the southeast corner of New Orlean's famed French Quarter, Lanaux Mansion offers beautiful accommodations in Victorian style. Stay in the Enchanted Cottage if it's available--or in the Library in the main house. Enjoy continental breakfast items, delivered to your room daily, then walk the 4 blocks or so to the center of the French Quarter! Hostess Ruth Bodenheimer will supply you with great recommendations for nearby restaurants, jazz clubs and other New Orleans delights. She and Lanaux Mansion embody Southern hospitality at its finest--and being a Southerner myself, I should know!

Room Tip: We loved the privacy and cozy furnishings of the Enchanted Cottage. But if you stay there, keep the bathroom door ajar at night so the bathroom won't get chilly.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Susan H
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

My wife and I chose this bed & breakfast because of its location to the French Quarters, the historic appearence and of course the magic of movies. What we discovered was a place still preserved in the past. The Lanaux Mansion offers its guest a piece of New Orleans history in each of the rooms offered. We stayed in the Weiland room, which was the homes kitchen in its early years. The room still had the charm, warmth and authenticity of a bed & breakfast while keeping its high ceilings, antique dressers and old fashion stove. The walk to the sidedoor entrance took us through a darling little siiting area and (Ruth) the owners hospitality was filled with an abundance of southern charm! And her stories of the mansions history and surrounding area was entertaining to listen to, especailly for a movie buff like myself and very helpful in planning our days itinerary. Located on the edge of the French Quarter, we were close enough to the excitement of the pre-Mardi Gras celebration but still far enough away to enjoy a quiet
evening in the room afterwards. I would have no problem recommending this place to others and
would definitely make this place home on a return visit!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank John B
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

A friend and I went to New Orleans for a girls weekend away and had a great stay at this place.
We stayed in the Weiland room which used to be the home's kitchen way back when. It was very comfy with a private bathroom and mini kitchen with a fridge and microwave. They provide pastries, cereal and yogurt, which is replenished daily.
Ruth, who is the owner, is awesome! She is super friendly and more than happy to give you recommendations for tours and restaurants.


The only complaints I had are the parking situation and the noise in the morning. There is no on site parking, but there is a paid parking lot a couple blocks away for $18 a day. It's not a huge deal but just a little inconvenient.
Our room was right next to the street on the first floor, so you could hear almost everything from the street. It was really only annoying when we wanted to sleep in late. I think most of the other rooms are further back so I doubt they have this issue. If you're a light sleeper I would definitely recommend staying in a different room.

Overall this place is great! And I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Lisa O
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

While on a roaming vacation we decided to head down to New Orleans for a couple of days. So I combed the Internet as we drove south and stumbled upon the Lanaux Mansion. After three hours of combing sites like Travelocity, trip advisor,and bedandbreakfast.com and reviewing photographs, features, and reviews of countless French quarter hotels and inns we collaboratively concluded that the Lanaux Mansion was the best choice.
The Lanaux Suite was the only room available for our stay but I think it is by far the prettiest. It offers a sitting area, kitchenette, and restroom with a separate toilet and shower area which made the room perfectly convenient. The antique furnishings allowed us to feel like we were stepping back in time. It was by far the prettiest room I've stayed in.
Upon arrival Ruth, the innkeeper showed us to our room and pointed out all the important information about the house and advised us on our stay. She directed us to the parking lot that was very close by (We parked beside the house on Chartres St while we unloaded) and made dinner reservations for us at the esteemed Irene's restaurant ( she knows the owner and got us in very quickly while other groups waited to be seated). The house is very conveniently located within walking distance to many great restaurants and attractions.

The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning was very cool. The bed was plenty wide enough but not very long- it may have been a full size mattress but we still slept just fine. The continental breakfast was just that- nothing fancy but it was nice to have it in our room ready whenever we wanted it. The muffins and pastries were good and Ruth even dropped off some bananas one day.

We especially enjoyed our tour of the home with Ruth and learning about the home's history and all the restoration work she has put into the home. It was clear that she cares deeply about preserving the history and architectural integrity of it.

We truly had a delightful stay and could not have asked for better accommodations. It was so nice that we extended our stay an extra night. The location, the service, and the ambience was perfect!

Room Tip: All rooms have unique features. The downstairs rooms have a shared courtyard that is very cute. The a/c units drown out outside noises so I doubt any of the rooms are loud. The Lanuax Suite is absolutely beautiful. If its in your price range you should definitely opt for it.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 375Tiffany
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

First, it's important to applaud Ruth who owns and runs the B&B. She's a truly great host who strives to ensure that no detail is overlooked.

The room was clean, well-decorated with antiques, and cozy (albeit a bit dark).

The location is excellent---in the French Quarter but at the edge so it's away from the craziness of revelers.

Ruth made us a reservation at Irene's and then introduced us to Irene herself! (go to Irene's, it's delicious). Ruth is truly a wonderful host and has a lovely, well-restored mansion!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Kate F
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