We spent 6 nights at the Maison du Bois for a special event and reserved the entire house. It's a great location, just 1/2 block off the north border of the French Quarter and a few short blocks to Frenchman St. It's a safe location for walking and there's a convenient corner market down the block. Street parking wasn't a problem with the parking pass we requested from our host in advance. We walked to and from the Dome, which is a healthy 30-minute walk but pleasant and safe.
The backyard pool area is charming and private. Two bedrooms (Esplanade and Orleans) open onto a shared balcony that overlooks the pool and has a staircase leading down. Esplanade has a king bed, two closets, and a nice bathroom. Orleans has a queen bed, a split bathroom (toilet separate), and a generous sitting area. Between Esplanade and the kitchen area is the Plantation suite with a queen bed. It has a large bath area and boasts an antique mirror. Across the hall is the two-bedroom Dauphine-Marigny suite with a bath situated between the two bedrooms. One bedroom has a very tall queen bed and the other has two twins. The largest room is the Vieux Carre suite with a magnificent queen-sized antique Belgiun bed and enormous sitting room.
All the rooms have lovely furnishings that have been hand-selected in good taste. All rooms are on the main level of the house.
Everyone in our group liked our host, Tom. He was very friendly and is extremely knowledgeable about New Orleans. He recommended restaurants that the locals visit, but if you're going to be there at a busy time, ask in advance so you can make reservations.
Even our pickiest travelers were delighted with this selection, so I'm rating 5-stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location! Location! Location! Nowhere is this more important than the French Quarter where the sights, sounds and adventures are unlimited. Maison DuBois will beckon and entice you with an ambiance unmistakably New Orleans. First time visitors are struck by the lush tropical foliage of hibiscus, banana trees, jasmine and queen palms that line the courtyard while the fountain splashes playfully into the pool's waters. Each guestroom is uniquely decorated to enhance their comfort and appeal. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maison Dubois Hotel New Orleans