Lafitte Guest House
1003 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, USA
lafitteguesthouse.com - (504) 581-2678
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Lafitte Guest House, New Orleans Mar 12, 2010
The Lafitte Guest House is a great place to stay in New Orleans. It is on Bourbon Street but it is on the quieter part of the famous party street a little ways down from the raucous bars that take no time at all to walk down to. It is within walking distance of the French Quarter, River Walk, and Aquarium. You can even walk to the New Orleans Arena and the Superdome in about 25 minutes.
It is truly a great place to stay. The building was built in 1849 and it is now a small bed and breakfast type place. It only holds a maximum of 40 guests and there are only 14 rooms. Each room is uniquely decorated and there are three types of rooms. You could choose a room with a fireplace and a private balcony overlooking Bourbon St. for about $159 a night. There are rooms with fireplaces in the interior of the house that go for about $139 a night. The third type of room has a courtyard view and goes for about $109 a night. When staying there it felt like I was in old time New Orleans which I loved! You really got the feel of the past!
We stayed in the courtyard room. We had two double beds that were extremely comfortable. The room was more like a European hotel room. It was quite small as was the bathroom but it didn't matter to us since we weren't planning on spending that much time in the room. It had two closets, a refrigerator, and a TV. When you walked out of the room, you got a wonderful view of the skyline with its tall buildings! There was even a little table where you could sit and look over into the hotel's courtyard.
They provide a kitchen where they set out complimentary coffee and biscuits from 8-10 even morning. It's equipped with an oven, microwave, refrigerator, pots, pans, plates, and glassware in case you get the urge to walk down to the market and try to cook in the cajun style yourself. There is also a balcony with tables and chairs where you can enjoy your meal while watching all the people on Bourbon St! The hotel also had a beautiful parlor and a general use bathroom.
The staff was extremely nice and helpful. There were only two that I saw the whole time I was there. It's a pretty private place which is one of the things I liked about it. There is a parking lot on the side where you can park your car during your whole stay for $15. The only problem is that it's like a two lane driveway so you have to leave your keys at the front desk so they can move it if you aren't there and you're blocking someone in. It's totally worth it though. You don't have to deal with the hassle of trying to navigate all the one way streets and trying to find parking. We left our car without moving it the entire time we were there. It was great! It was also really safe. You had to enter a code to get into the building.
The location was definitely my favorite thing about the Lafitte Guest House. It right on Bourbon and a couple blocks away from the French Quarter. It even allowed us to shop around and go back to the hotel to drop off our bags before starting the partying! It is next door to the Lafitte Blacksmith Shop which is said to be the oldest bar in the United States and it's extremely haunted! We had a wonderful experience at the Guest House and I would definitely stay there again. I would however choose one of the other rooms since they are a little bigger and grander in style. All three of us were equally impressed with the Lafitte Guest House!
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