Secreted a block from the boisterous hordes of Frenchmen Street is a stately edifice hiding unexpected elegance and serenity you’d never expect. What appears to be a private home is a bed and breakfast with two drop-dead stunning suites (and a few other rooms that aren’t quite as terrific), and a fabulous swimming pool that might tempt you away from the nearby clubs. Those suites, done up in whites and creams, take full advantage of the original home’s original architecture: soaring ceilings, crown moldings, fireplaces (non-working), and huge windows. Continental breakfast is set out in a communal indoor/outdoor kitchen in the expansive backyard (its orange trees provide the juice, when in season), where the saltwater pool might tempt you away from the nearby clubs. Upstairs rooms in the main house are pretty in a lesser way; the carriage-house rooms are just ordinary. Continental breakfast is set in a communal indoor/outdoor kitchen in the expansive backyard (its orange trees provide the juice, when in season). Hospitality is more sufficient than solicitous, but architecture buffs will enjoy the owner’s insights.
New Orleans› Hotel
2111 Dauphine St
Our Rating Neighborhood Faubourg Marigny Phone 504/301-1027 Prices $125–$170 single, $225–$300 suite Amenities Free Wi-Fi Units 7 units Web site Claiborne Mansion Other Rates include breakfast. Street parking (which can be tough).Book a Room Now