The top accolade the 1870 Banana Courtyard B&B deserves is "It's NOT for everybody." If you want the predictable comfort of a chain hotel tower, then don't even bother reading any further. However, if you're ready for adventure and want to experience the French Quarter as it's truly meant to be done, then this is the place for you. Innkeepers Mary and Hugh Ramsey totally knock themselves out to please their guests. They e-mail you a huge document to get you up to speed prior to arrival. At check in, they customize an itinerary based on your personal interests, especially a color-coded map to help you stay on the safest streets in the neighborhood. They retain a local cab driver for airport runs who is a better tourguide than the people who work for Gray Line. The old-fashioned decor of the main B&B enhances your step back into time. Once you're no longer a "virgin" to the Quarter, you'll probably want to inquire about their separate Garconniere apartment (local term for "bachelor pad"). Having your own private hideaway without daily maid service really does have its advantages and encourages you to explore local shops like a true resident. Come with an open mind and have an unforgettable time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ooh la la. Naughty. In 1800s, bordello catering to society's elite. Bed and breakfast now, great location, we're at Gateway to French Quarter from I-10. French Quarter 1/2 block, Bourbon St. 3 blocks. Romantic balcony suite, courtyard, hammock, porch swing, antiques, MARDI GRAS costumes. Lagniappe: don't just visit New Orleans - live it like a local with our Insider Eguides: music, dancing, restaurants, food, history, culture, sightseeing. Yesiree, rates incl. tax, free local phone calls, Wi-Fi, soft drinks, bottled water, & Continental PASTRY breakfast with coffee, hot water for tea, grits, oatmeal, at least 1 pastry from nearby bakery, fresh fruit, and toast. Other stuff like cereal or yogurt, gluten by request. 23 years, 50% of guests cal us quirky & keep returning, we've got lots of antiques and each room has a special theme +is different. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Bed And Breakfast
- 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Hotel New Orleans
- Courtyard New Orleans
- New Orleans Courtyard