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Garden District B&B

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I live down the street from this B&B and was planning a backyard wedding for Dec 31st. My family doesn't have much money so this is a big and expensive trip for them and my brother and sister both booked a week here for the wedding. Well 2 months before the wedding, my gal got diagnosed with breast cancer and we had to start chemo and cancel the wedding. The B&B policy which they clearly stated is a 5% cancellation charge and they pay you when and IF they re-book. I thought I would have a big fight on my hands.The opposite couldn't be more true. They didn't hold onto funds until they re-booked and they refunded the 5%. For a family like mine, that was HUGE and made a bad situation bearable. I can't wait to book them in the spring for the 2nd date! Thank you thank you.

A quaint house that has a period decor inside. Mostly modest antique furniture that fit the old times atmosphere. The back room suite was clean, private and very quiet. The owner was friendly and accommodating.

My dad and I traveled to New Orleans for a few days and I wanted something in the Garden district away from Bourbon street with two rooms and some space. This is a good location as it is close to shops and restaurants and a quick Uber to the French Quarter. We had a suite and it had a nice porch and private garden. The one bed was small and in the kitchen and the bathroom was really cramped and old . I think the other rooms have nicer bathrooms. The lady who runs it was nice and the breakfast was self service from your own fridge . It was comfortable and good value .

From making reservations to departure, Raynelle and her husband could not have made this visit any better!! Great communication prior to arrival made us eager to meet our hostess, and stay in the B&B. We were delighted with both! Okay. It IS a bit funky. But if that is not your thing, PLEASE take your hidebound carcass to a chain in the French Quarter and awake to the invigorating smell of a garbage/vomit mix which in 90 degree heat will keep you cheery all day long. Back to funky. The house is old. Maintained, but old. Get over it. And yourself. The sheer joy of sitting on your second story porch as people ride by in cars, on bikes, and skateboards is unmatched by ANYTHING 5stars could provide. Minus the aroma. People LIVE here. (The Garden District). They LOVE living here. Enjoy the vibe. And avoid the swarms of cruise ship eruptions of BORING tourists. And crap art on your hotel walls. Big bonus - no panhandlers in sight. Loved our room, LOVED our porch access through our sitting room window, and loved our experience. Walking distance to FABULOUS restaurants (Coquette, Commanders Palace, District) two of which were Raynelle’s suggestions and spot on. Bus stops at the corner for easy access to central city. Cheap taxi fare to same. Fun walking distance in Layfayette Cemetery #1, the glorious mansions of the Garden District, and the Garden District Book Shop, one of THE BEST independent bookstores in the WORLD. NOT exaggerating. Lots of owner operated stores for excellent shopping. One of our favorites is just up the street, PEONY. FABULOUS children’s clothing. Enough raving. Yes, the bath is small. Yes, there are stairs. If either of these is preeminent in your lodging-choose another place. However, if you travel to experience reality combined with super friendly, knowledgeable, caring innkeepers, you could not make a wiser selection. Thank you Raynelle!

This is a great little place off the beaten path on a quiet street. I love old houses and this is one. Great owner. Everything in walking distance. I’ll stay here every time I’m in NOLA. Comfy bed, big claw foot tub. Perfect. Big private porch. Perfect for couples. And I guess families with older kids.

My husband and I stayed in this this b & b when I had a conference at the Convention Center. Raynell was wonderful. Very helpful with information about the area restaurants and transportation. We stayed in the Rose room. Queen bed was comfortable. We enjoyed the treats she set out every morning. I typically walked to my conference (1.8 miles) each morning and felt safe. There is a Starbucks about 2 blocks away which was convenient. We especially loved the Rum House (about .5 mile walk) and probably ate there 3 times. Affordable comfort food. Awesome taco plate. We also had one of our best meals ever at Coquette ( 2-3 blocks away) ($$$). The buses are convenient and we also used the streetcar. $1.25 one way/ $3 for day pass. I think this location was wonderful. We could go into the French district (and did every day) but also walked endlessly around the lovely mansions of the Garden District. Don't miss Gracious cafe (about 5 blocks away) and the Garden district book store. (Also 4-5 blocks away). At night, Magazine street in the Garden District is busy with lots of bars and restaurants so we always felt safe. However, if we did any walking other than Magazine street at night we used 'Lift'. 'Lift' was convenient and typically arrived within 5 minutes. We avoided Bourbon street (other than 10 minutes just to see it) and discovered that there is so much more to NOLA. The Food tour of the French district is definitely worth doing. So much to see once you get off Bourbon st. Staying in the Garden District definitely allowed us to see much more of NOLA then if we had just stayed in the French Quarter or out in the hotel area. Can't wait to come back. Thanks Raynell for a lovely week.

We booked the Porch Room for 3 nights but left after one night because we were very dissatisfied with the shabby condition of the room. Every piece of furniture was either chipped or badly worn. The enamel sink was worn down to the metal. The curtains were stained. The bathroom is TINY. Even though the sink is barely big enough to wash your hands, there is not enough room to close the bathroom door when you stand in front of the sink. There’s no place to hang towels. The outside and inside of the bathroom door around the knob had dirty hand prints. New Orleans is known for its cuisine. Therefore, we were shocked that the breakfast that was offered (for you to make yourself) was Kellogg’s cereal, instant grits or oatmeal, pre-packaged muffins, cling-wrapped bagels (that had been set out the night before), individual packets of jiffy peanut butter, bananas, apples, oranges and a single triangle of processed cheese. I would describe it as “shabby chic’” However, I must say that the host Raynell was nothing but accommodating and gracious. When we told her that we were dissatisfied and were leaving, she was understanding and generous. As she pointed out, the place is much less expensive than other local b and b’s; just understand the reasons.

Had a great stay at garden district b&b. Met the owner Raynell and she was very kind and gracious showing us our room and how to use things available. Location was the best great walking around the district and to the trolley to go to French Quarter. Also great food and drink as well in the area,which Ray had also provided a suggestion sheet. We stayed in a balcony front room which provided lots of space and own bath. Was glorious sitting out on the roof top balcony enjoying the sunset. All in all a great couple of days! Thank you Ray!!!

Raynell and Louis are wonderful hosts. My husband and I stayed with them on our first wedding anniversary/make-up honeymoon trip and are so glad we did (special thanks to Raynell for leaving some delicious almond cake in the fridge to mark the occasion!). The Patio Suite was absolutely lovely; spacious, clean, very comfortable, charming with lots of great reading material about New Orleans. The private back garden and screened in porch really made this an incredible find, especially for the price and area! This big, beautiful old house is located on Magazine near tons of great shops and restaurants. The streetcar is only about a ten minute walk (through the Garden District, so the walk is truly a pleasure in itself). Would book again in a heartbeat (already planning our next stay and have only been home for a hot second). Thanks so much for a wonderful long weekend!

My sister and I shared the patio room while in town for Antiques Roadshow. It was great to have a private, screened in patio and an outside patio for my sister to smoke. It was a hot, humid 4 days, but the room was very comfortable. I liked the fact that we had a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. But, great coffee and breakfast pastries were also set out in the main lounge, and at a very early hour. The bus to town stopped right on the corner, and the St Charles street car was a short distance away. The walk was through a beautiful neighborhood of old southern mansions. Raynell was very patient with our requests and helpful with suggestions on sight-seeing and restaurants. We feel we got real value for our money.

2418 Magazine Street New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Magazine Street
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Garden District, Garden District B&B is a short distance from popular attractions such as Lafayette Cemetery and Mardi Gras World. This bed & breakfast has 4 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 5 AM to 11 AM.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.

Property features

Guests staying at Garden District B&B enjoy free WiFi in public areas and a computer station. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide tour or ticket assistance.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 103 reviews