The first thing you’ll notice about New Orleans Guest House is its unusual bubblegum-pink hue. But beyond this cheeky exterior, you’ll find a garden courtyard adorned with statues and elaborately carved fountains. Dating back to the 1840s, this B&B has individually decorated guest rooms that Frommer’s calls “funky and fun.”
Distance to French Quarter: less than a mile
Breakfast in the courtyard usually includes croissants and fresh fruit, plus fresh flowers on the table.
Animal house: The property is pet friendly, and there are two resident cats named Stella and Stanley.
New Orleans’s French Quarter: Let the Good Times Roll
“Stop thinking of New Orleans as the worst-organized city in the United States,” writes author Dan Baum in Nine Lives, his post-Katrina book. “Start thinking of it as the best-organized city in the Caribbean.” Some folks think there is something distinctly foreign about New Orleans, a place where people’s priorities seem inclined toward enjoying life and relishing the moment at hand. Nothing says it better than the town’s unofficial Cajun creed: “Laissez les bons temp rouler,” or “Let the good times roll.”
Historical buildings with intricate wrought-iron balconies line the narrow streets of New Orleans’s French Quarter. Here, street musicians often fill the air with jazz music, their trombones and tubas swinging back and forth. Just off the Jackson Square park and near the towering St. Louis Cathedral, the legendary Café Du Monde serves beignets under heaping piles of powdered sugar, as well as cups of iced or steaming café au lait.
And then there’s Bourbon Street, where neon lights advertise frozen cocktails and gaudy strip clubs and crowds gather along 13 city blocks. The nearby Frenchmen Street, just north of the Quarter, provides a slightly less touristy taste of New Orleans nightlife. Some of the city’s most popular live jazz and blues bars dominate this historic two-block district, with each venue hosting world-class musicians nearly every night of the week. Jazz fills the air at the Spotted Cat Music Club, where a sign warns that both drinks and drunks are barred from the piano—but like all rules in New Orleans, it’s one that’s bound to get bent from time to time.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe single or deluxe two-double room
Dates into December
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
* Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable.
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Deluxe Single Room
* One queen bed or one double bed
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 2
Deluxe Two-Double Room
* Two double beds
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 4
* Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.; contact property directly for a later check in
Check out: 11 a.m.
Parking: limited lot parking available for an additional $20 per day; first come, first serve. Additional street parking is also available.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets up to 25 lbs. may be added for an additional $10 per pet per night.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY; 16 mi)
Cab fare: about $35 from MSY
“Hit up the French Market for unique finds and oddities ranging from vintage clothing and jewelry to handmade Mardi Gras masks.”
– Ella Swenson, Groupon Stylist
“Balcony Bar is a good place to spend an afternoon. The drink list is fairly run of the mill, but the upstairs balcony is an easy place to lose a few hours over spirited conversation and charming views of Magazine Street.”
– Kelly MacDowell, Groupon Senior Writer