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Fairchild House Bed & Breakfast

3.0 out of 5.0

Fairchild House Bed & Breakfast

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband & I were excited to stay at a charming B&B during our wedding weekend in New Orleans. The reviews seemed promising, & we are not persnickety people - just wanted somewhere clean & comfortable to lay our heads between adventures in & around NOLA. Unfortunately, this place was a huge miss. I do want to commend them for accommodating our super late check-in. The staff were very friendly & the breakfast spread was nice & convenient each morning...a bit better than Continental but not what should be expected at a bed & breakfast - that title is truly misleading. Now for the bad, & there is plenty. This was a budget-friendly option, true, but upon entering the room on the first night, the smell of human urine smacks you in the face like a really unpleasant brick. This was a cool March evening but the room was muggy & I really can't overstate how awful the odor was. I understand an extremely old building will smell musty - that, I expected - but the stench in this room was unacceptable. Power receptacles were limited & some were very clearly a hazard, with broken sockets & scorch marks around them. The bathroom left a lot to be desired, with so many patch jobs to the caulk around the tub that there was hardly room for toiletries on the ledges. The 'cold' handle in the shower was broken so you had to kind of wiggle it around for it work. The toilet requires a seat belt so that you don't fall off - that's how unlevel the floor is. The carpet & rugs were disheveled & visibly dirty - we wore shoes at all times inside the room. The mattress wasn't completely horrible compared to everything else, but the bed itself was extremely creaky just rolling over. Bed linens & bath towels seemed clean but the wash cloths were clearly very old - thin & unraveling. The clothes we unpacked into the dresser came out suspiciously damp; I assume because the air conditioning we ran constantly in an attempt to keep the smell at bay couldn't reach them inside the drawers. Most every surface just seemed dingy & we avoided touching everything we could. Perhaps we just got very unlucky with room #4 but I honestly can't understand how they are comfortable putting guests in a room in that condition. We didn't complain because most of it was tolerable & what could they possibly have done about the stench emitting from every surface in the room? The building is very close to the streetcar line which is handy, & the neighborhood is quiet & seems very safe. This could be a really nice place but it seems whomever owns it has gotten complacent & let their standards fall well below what is acceptable at any price. Skip this one & spend a couple bucks to stay somewhere else, folks.

Charming B&B convenient enough to the French Quarter by streetcar or on foot. Bed was comfy, our room and bathroom was a nice size. Hosts were friendly and accommodating, and it was quiet in general. Didn't wake up in time for breakfast during our stay, so can't comment on that.

This is a quaint and quirky B&B nicely positioned in the Garden District. These are older buildings so they shows some wear and tear, but that is part of the charm. The rooms are nice size, the beds are comfortable, and the staff are kind, thoughtful and accommodating. Breakfast was good. A nice variety of food and very tasty coffee. Location wise Fairchild House is great. One block walk to the trolley and a very walkable neighborhood above that. Close to a variety of bars and restaurants. We parked our car upon arrival and did not move it again until we left. If you are looking for luxury then this is not the place. If you are looking for charming, comfortable and with a gracious staff then this is a safe bet.

The Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast consists of a row of three turn of the century homes with large trees and an authentic New Orleans turn-of-the century ambiance. The rooms are period decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The sheets were high quality and the pillows very soft. We slept very well. The air conditioner worked well. The bathroom worked well. The wifi worked well. The breakfast was good, especially the coffee. The staff expressed southern hospitality. The neighborhood on Prytania Street was quaint and quiet. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch. The streetcar stop on St. Charles was one block away. Two Walgreens, an Office Depot and several nice bars and restaurants on St. Charles Street were within a few minutes walk. A great place to stay when visiting New Orleans, located in the southern part of the Garden District.

Pros -Friendly and helpful staff -Owners were nice -Has the Garden District charm and style -Gated -AC Works great -Towels replenished daily -Two blocks to the Saint Charles Street car -Beds are extremely soft -Budget Friendly -Serves Continental breakfast daily Cons -Walls are thin -Dust everywhere (i.e. the corners, the furniture) so if you have bad allergies...beware -It is like a damn obstacle course trying to avoid from having to step on the large cockroaches outside -Stained rugs/ cushioned chairs (do they ever get clean?) -Stained/holes in curtains (do these ever get clean?) -Towels laid out in the entrance ways for leaks...definite eye sore -Mold in corner of bathrooms of shower -No micro fridge in my room Honorable Con mentions....I did see a roach in my bathroom. I was leaving out as the cleaning team was coming in and I was confident they would be handling it....right?! WRONG! I came in later that evening and found the now dead roach behind the if someone either kicked and/or swept it there in attempt to get rid of the evidence. Oh and did I tell you about the bathrooms...they were extremely tiny...I had to either turn sideways to use the bathroom or else my knees would hit up against the door or just leave the door open when using the bathroom and I am 5"8 if that gives you and sort of reference. Overall, although this place has definite charm and appeal and is budget friendly, I can't really see myself staying here again until the cleanliness and upkeep of the rooms have vastly improved. It is a shame as this place has so much potential.

Impeccable service and kind staff. I arrived late at night and Roland gave me a ton of information, provided a map & advised about what to do and have a food suggestion which turned out to be delicious. The breakfast is cosy and housekeeping service is great. Beatriz takes feedback to heart as well and is a great host. This is honestly such good value and easy to get to the French Quarter by streetcar and bus. I was glad I stayed here instead of the very busy city center. There’s a comfy bed, and I got a good night’s sleep.

My husband and I stayed here for four nights, it was just what we wanted. This is what I imagined New Orleans to be like. Breakfast was different every morning, very nice. It was central for everything, lovely location. Lovely staff, Beatrice was very kind to post our cards, as we had difficulty finding a post box. Would recommend this highly and would not hesitate to stay there again.

Stayed here for 3 nights recently, found it on a groupon deal. $55 a night plus tax for king size bed room. First impressions from the outside to be truthful were not great and it could do with a bit of restoration. The room however was great, massive bed and great aircon. Breakfast is amazing and sets you up for the day. Location is pretty good, 2 minute walk to the St Charles Avenue street car stop which takes you to the junction of Canal St and Bourbon St.......perfect starting point for everything. Having checked out other New Orleans hotel prices this is a bargain. Recommended.

Build in the 1800’s Fairchild was interesting to stay in. Ross greeted us when we got there and helped us get settled. He was very nice when I was concerned about the steep stairs climbing to our room. The rooms were adequate, each had a private bathroom which was nice to have. Our room had French doors going out to the courtyard. Breakfast was continental, cold cereals, oatmeal, assortment of breads, fruit, yogurt, juice, and coffee or hot teas. The staff was very nice and pleasant. Good place for couples although there were some with children. There were many international visitors. Our stay was very nice. Very accessible to streetcar pickup, restaurants, other businesses.

Perfect location, perfect host and perfect accommodations. It was easy to find. Our room was just right for us. We will stay again. Parking was fine on the street in front of our place. This was our first time at a B&B. Fairchild House made us feel welcome.

1518 Prytania Street New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Magazine Street and National World War II Museum
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Lower Garden District, Fairchild House Bed & Breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Magazine Street and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like National World War II Museum. This 15-room, 3-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests staying at Fairchild House Bed & Breakfast enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and wedding services. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This smoke-free bed & breakfast also has a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 206 reviews

Fairchild House Bed & Breakfast

1518 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130