Bienville House

New Orleans, Louisiana

The hotel

Enveloping you in the French Quarter’s intoxicating buzz and beauty, Bienville House is a bona fide piece of New Orleans history – reinvented for the 21st century in 2018. Once a rice mill, it first welcomed travellers in 1835 – but it’s not just its back story that reveals its past. Outside it’s trimmed with those classic wrought iron balconies, some of which frame the heated outdoor pool and pretty flagstone courtyard. And step inside and you’ll feel like you’re entering an old French manor house, with its carefully curated furniture and artwork adding to the sense of history. Your deluxe guestroom and the hotel’s restaurant are bang-up-to-date though, with Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 presenting modern Polynesian dishes in a fun Tiki setting – with cocktails that live up to the city’s reputation as the mixology capital of the world.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the historic French Quarter, this hotel is just a stroll from Royal Street’s antique shops, Bourbon Street’s jazz clubs and the quarter’s famous dining venues. Transfer time from New Orleans International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

83 rooms. All with TV with cable/satellite channels, complimentary WiFi, alarm clock with docking station, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. Deluxe Rooms are 300 sq ft and have views of the street or courtyard with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 (Tiki bar and restaurant with modern Polynesian menu and cocktails; open daily for dinner, and Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner). Complimentary morning coffee, tea, and pastries (daily 7:00am-10:00am). Outdoor courtyard pool. Access to nearby fitness centre*. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking* (Payable locally; subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jun 27, 2020 sunnyhoosier63 Ilinois

My husband and I had a great stay at Bienville House. We stayed in June, so we were a little hesitant due to the Covid virus but Bienville House took all the precautions to keep us safe! Our room was lovely, clean and quiet. We spent part of our stay relaxing by the lovely pool. The staff went above and beyond for us!
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Jun 22, 2020 farinf2017

The bar and resturant was closed, no cleaning service and protesters in front of the hotel all day and night. I went to a resturant not even a block away and I had to have a waiter walk us back to the hotel becuse of all the protesters. Not sure if they were peaceful or not. Not much is open at this time in New Orleans.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Consistently Incredible

May 29, 2020 abarry2 Kansas City, Kansas

This review is long overdue. My fiancé and I have been to New Orleans three times, and Bienville has been our hotel for each visit. Since 2015 when we first stayed there, the staff has gone through almost no changes. The customer service has always been absolutely top notch, and I can’t thank the staff enough for their assistance during each… Read more
This review is long overdue. My fiancé and I have been to New Orleans three times, and Bienville has been our hotel for each visit. Since 2015 when we first stayed there, the staff has gone through almost no changes. The customer service has always been absolutely top notch, and I can’t thank the staff enough for their assistance during each visit. Cynthia and Beverly were so incredibly friendly during our stay, and went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. The concierge and breakfast staff were always ready to lend a helping hand, and everyone made us feel so welcome. The hotel is located in the perfect location in the French Quarter – close enough to be easy to walk to everything and come back to the hotel during the day, but far enough away from all of the bars that we’ve never had an issue with noise. There’s a charming restaurant across the street that has a beautiful courtyard if you get tired at the end of the night and don’t want to wander out, and a cute little coffee shop and a candy store on either side of the hotel. The hotel itself is stunning. We’ve stayed in a standard room, a superior room, and the Iberville Suite. All of the rooms were amazing, but if you’re willing to spend a bit more then I would definitely book one of the rooms with a balcony. The superior room has a private balcony overlooking the pool, and we enjoyed getting breakfast from downstairs and bringing it back up to the balcony to eat in the mornings. It’s an incredibly relaxing way to start the day. The Iberville Suite was absolutely incredible. We had originally planned on staying in a superior room again, but Cynthia upgraded us to the penthouse when we arrived. I was there for a full week, with my fiancé joining me for the last four days of the week after my conference ended, and he was bombarded with my pictures and phone calls after I went up to the room. I’m shocked he could make out what I was saying in my excitement. If you ever get the chance, splurge and book the Iberville, because words cannot describe how amazing the experience was, and I don’t think I can ever thank the staff enough. Hopefully I’ll be back again in October next year for my bachelorette, and I’m excited to stay at Bienville again. I can’t picture staying at any other hotel while I’m in New Orleans, and the customer service alone is outstanding enough to win my undying loyalty; the added amenities and conveniences are just bonuses. Thank you Cynthia and Beverly for making our trip so wonderful! Read less
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Mar 19, 2020 gdavie497254 Christchurch, New Zealand

Gorgeous hotel with a great location and friendly staff. Only downside is the proximity to the railway line and it is a bit noisy at night when then the train driver exercises his right to blow his horn.
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Mar 18, 2020 CRClore Mesa, Arizona

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The hotel was convenient to everything we wanted to do. Great location, great staff and nice rooms. Miss Cynthia at the front desk was awesome!! This will be out go-to spot the next time we are in NOLA.