New Orleans architecture is one of the city’s most intriguing qualities. So much so, that we offer home and architecture tours on a regular basis for locals and visitors who want a peek inside New Orleans history and style. But what if you want more than just a glimpse? Enter: the New Orleans bed and breakfast– a special way to experience the real New Orleans.
While French Quarter hotels are fun lodging options, the bed and breakfasts of New Orleans are primarily located in the outskirts of the French Quarter in unique New Orleans neighborhoods like the Marigny, Bywater and Garden District that give you that authentic local experience. According to Bonnie Rabe, the Innkeeper of the Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast on St. Charles Avenue, 99% of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO) members operate historic properties. Part of the allure of these B&Bs are their character and aesthetic. “People are interested in the interior of the homes,” said Rabe.
Another draw to bed and breakfasts in New Orleans are their personable and knowledgeable innkeepers. “Our guests like to interact with the innkeepers. They are native New Orleanians who will send people off the beaten path, for example casual dining on Magazine Street,” said Rabe. New Orleans bed and breakfasts can be found all over town and range from two bedrooms to nine, and from Old Victorian style to Creole cottage.
Among the 50+ licensed New Orleans bed and breakfasts, there are plenty for every type of visitor or group, whether they are travelling on business, for a festival, on a romantic getaway or for any reason.