I just returned from a weekend at Jazzfest. The Banana Courtyard is so convenient- just a short bus ride away. Hugh and Mary were perfect hosts- really helpful in arranging anything we requested- like how to get to the Garden District and tour the city all day with a bus pass. They go out of their way to give special attention to details and personal requests. We arrived early the day before Jazzfest, and our room was ready. No hassles like being in a hotel. Everything is always clean and comfortable and quiet. We particularly enjoyed some of the other guests this year and had lively conversations at breakfast.
I've lost count of how many times I've been to the Banana Courtyard- but I go at least once a year to hear music and enjoy this magical place. This year I discovered an absolutely wonderful African restuarant in their neighborhood, next to Mona Lisa's restaurant on Royal St-- inexpensive and very tasty. It was great to get away from the crowds who come in for the festival. We also went down to Frenchaman St- a short walk from the B&B to eat where the locals eat. And of course we headed into the French Quarter to browse art and antique galleries and catch more music.
Overall- fabulous weather, food, music and hosts. The interior furnishings of the Banana Courtyard are gorgeous and definitely worth the trip!
- 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