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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cynthia is amazing!!

Sep 20, 2019 485katet Arrowtown, New Zealand

Great, clean hotel in a beautiful historic old building in the French quarter. We found the location was really handy to everything we wanted to see and do while in New Orleans. The complimentary breakfast was the best spread we had while visiting the states. The true gem of this hotel is Cynthia on the front desk- she always had a big smile for… Read more
Great, clean hotel in a beautiful historic old building in the French quarter. We found the location was really handy to everything we wanted to see and do while in New Orleans. The complimentary breakfast was the best spread we had while visiting the states. The true gem of this hotel is Cynthia on the front desk- she always had a big smile for us whenever we saw her, and despite there being a lot of people staying in the hotel, she remembered our names every single time we saw her. She was also great in helping us to organise our swamp tour and plantation tour while we were staying. Thank you Cynthia- you are awesome! Read less
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Sep 17, 2019 stevebV1360UT Oxford, United Kingdom

For a Romantic weekend in New Orleans this hotel cant be bettered. Helpful friendly staff. We had a 4th floor terrace room which was fabulous. Breakfast was good, we are not used to plastic plates/utensils so found that strange for a boutique hotel. Great location for all attractions.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel,very good location but...........

Sep 16, 2019 Eitan B Tel Aviv District, Israel

The hotel is located in the French Quarter in a very quiet street.Rooms are very beautiful and charged with charming characteristics. Restaurant Latitude 29 is a must .All the staff gentle and full of good will and information.Thomas' help was very helpful. So all is perfect,no ! We were shocked by the fact that the tableware at breakfast was a… Read more
The hotel is located in the French Quarter in a very quiet street.Rooms are very beautiful and charged with charming characteristics. Restaurant Latitude 29 is a must .All the staff gentle and full of good will and information.Thomas' help was very helpful. So all is perfect,no ! We were shocked by the fact that the tableware at breakfast was a plastic made. It is the first time in my life that take a meal in non metallic cutlery in such a noble hotel! . A shame for the hotel which boasts,I cite "We are proud of its history and heritage" and qualifies itself as "A French Quarter Boutique Hotel". Boutique is incompatible with plastic service ! Read less
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Sep 14, 2019 Biffen20

This is a beautiful hotel located right next to the French Quarter, yet both quiet and calm. The decoration inside is stunning, and I was so impressed with the courtyard/pool, which is a lovely place to swim or just sit and relax. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful, and the room is very spacious with a wonderfully large bed and a… Read more
This is a beautiful hotel located right next to the French Quarter, yet both quiet and calm. The decoration inside is stunning, and I was so impressed with the courtyard/pool, which is a lovely place to swim or just sit and relax. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful, and the room is very spacious with a wonderfully large bed and a great bathroom. Very clean and a wonderful refuge from the non-stop pace of NOLA! Will definitely stay here again next time I return. Read less
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Sep 13, 2019 Fluffykid2452 Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The photos and videos show this hotel / B&B as a tranquil oasis. I can assure you it is not. (Although the staff believe it is ) Firstly I have never seen or heard so many guest being so dissatisfied with their room. We booked a room with a view, it was of the fire station across the street, there is no double glazing hence we were woken… Read more
The photos and videos show this hotel / B&B as a tranquil oasis. I can assure you it is not. (Although the staff believe it is ) Firstly I have never seen or heard so many guest being so dissatisfied with their room. We booked a room with a view, it was of the fire station across the street, there is no double glazing hence we were woken regularly throughout the night to the sounds of fire sirens, loud bass music and roaring engines. To add to this the i pod docking station and alarm clock was not working, which after several requests was replaced by an extension lead style alarm clock which woke us at 6am. We tried to change our room upon arrival, but were told there was nothing else available, yet when checking the hotels website there were a number of rooms and suites that could be booked that evening for the length of our stay. The receptionist on that evening I believe was named Chrissie or something like that (most helpful not 😟) The next morning we saw Beverly, who found us a balcony room overlooking the courtyard. The room was larger with two Queen beds. We did not however, bargain for the noise of the trains that sound their very loud horns several times as they pass near the hotel in the early hours of the morning and the dragging and emptying of bins in the early hours from the kitchen and bar below. 😟 The bar and restaurant offer some unusual food and cocktails at reasonable prices particularly Happy Hour from 3 to 6pm beer $3 food $7 & $8 a plate cocktails from $7 full price beer from $5 and cocktails from $10. The bar staff although knowledgable lack that charisma that you look forward to when sitting at a bar, with the exception of Chuckles the Clown, a Green Bay fan and a professional cocktail maker who knows his stuff. Breakfast is serve yourself on plastic plates with paper cups, there is orange juice, yogurt and cereal available as well as muffins, bagels and waffles, hot food consists of scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and either sausage or potatoes. Coffee is also available. Seating is limited ( far to small for the number of guest) Valet parking is provided by the main hotel about a block and a half away, around $42 a night you will need allow around 30 minutes to get your car. My advice if you want to stay in or near the French Quarter, would be Harrah’s as it is a little bit like Las Vegas or Loews or The Marriott, the Westin is a little to close to the rail tracks for my liking. The Trams and RTA offer great value, buy a Jazzy Pass two 3 day passes cost $18 you can buy one day up to 5 day passes or a single fare is $1.25, we saw all the sites from the trams 🚃. If you like quite Jazz and good food try the Spotted Cat on Frenchman Street 😊. The King bed in our first room was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in, the queen beds in the second room unfortunately did not offer the same level of comfort, which is a pity as I would have increased my rating of this establishment to two stars, if they had 😊. Breakfast next door at Envie is really good value. Breakfast for two is around $25 inc coffee. I was not impressed with the French Quarter, it smells of urine from the down and outs, it offers lots of cheap Chinese made T shirts however, if you like loud, lively and lots of booze this maybe the place for you🥵. The pictures show the view from our balcony, the expansive wardrobe and our bathroom fixtures falling apart, luxury it is not. The WiFi is a little hit and miss (now you see me now you don’t) Cleaning is generally poor or should I say minimal ( why hoover when there are only a few items on the carpet) how to make a bed? (How do I know, I’m only the maid) what do you mean your bins full? Just basic stuff, but who gives a damm, certainly not the management of this establishment, from what I have seen. Shame on you!! Read less