We loved our 3 night stay here at the Terrell House. We chose the Blue Room which is in their Carriage House. Be mindful that all rooms except two will require using steps so if you are sensitive to stairs or lugging a huge suitcase you may want to request one of the ground floor rooms. Our room was very tastefully decorated, immaculate and quiet. The fireplace is not a working fireplace. When you arrive you’ll need to find the call button at the front of the gate to be “rung in”. We were shown our room and given a basic run through on details of coming and going. We loved the lower Garden District location, however you’ll need to realize that you’ll either be walking a bit or needing to call for a cab to get around. One day we walked up Magazine Street to self tour the Garden District’s beautiful homes. When we wanted to go to the French Quarter we walked about 3 blocks to St. Charles street to catch the streetcar to the Quarter for $1.25 a ride. When we left the Quarter we either took the streetcar or the #11 bus which runs right up Magazine Street. Late at night when bus and streetcar become further spread out, you’ll want to catch a cab to return home from the Quarter which cost about $8.00. We so enjoyed the delightful courtyard where we could relax after a long day with some wine near the fountain. We didn’t have much luck locating a good wine store nearby. There is an ice machine and a shared refrigerator for guests to use. Breakfast is served at 7:30 or 8:30. You are asked which seating you prefer. You’ll sit in a gorgeous formal dining room at a communal table with some other guests. Each morning a beautiful, huge bowl of fresh fruit was offered along with different breads (scones or biscuits, etc.) and egg dishes which varied each day. We loved the delicious breakfasts and all the lovely touches. The website photos accurately depict the property. We appreciated Stanley, our cab driver, on our trip back to the airport which Linda arranged for us. In sum, we look forward to returning some day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Terrell House is a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast with southern charm and graciousness in the heart of old New Orleans. Built in 1857 for Richard Terrell, a wealthy cotton broker originally from Natchez, Mississippi, the Terrell House is a grand three story Italianate stucco-over-brick mansion. The main house features porches, galleries, and balconies framed in ornate cast iron and a brick New Orleans courtyard complete with several fountains and lush vegetation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Terrell House b&b
- Terrell House Hotel New Orleans