Inn at Houmas House

New Orleans, Louisiana

The hotel

Known as the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, Inn at Houmas House, Plantation Country is an outstanding antebellum estate, bursting with southern charm. The set location of many a film and TV show, actors such as Bette Davis and Chevy Chase have filmed here, so it may well feel more than familiar to you! When you’re not sightseeing, spend some time at leisure in the gardens, home to an ancient oak alley and year-round blooms. The dramatic and inviting Fountain Courtyard is another popular gathering place for guests. Dining at Houmas House is not just a treat, it’s an experience. Latil’s Landing Restaurant in the French House is over 230 years old with original beamed ceilings, cypress mantels, wood burning fireplaces and original wood floors. Feast on gourmet cuisine served upon Limoge china, soaking up the grand atmosphere that prevails. For less formal meals there is Cafe Burnside, serving everything from healthy salads and fried oyster po-boys to filet mignon, washed down with a mint julep perhaps or a glass of wine served from the estates very own wine cellars.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in 38 acres of gardens on River Road, Louisiana. Transfer time from New Orleans Armstrong International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

21 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, patio or balcony, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Cottage Room with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Le Petite Houmas Restaurant. Complimentary American breakfast. The Wine Cellars of Houmas House. Cafe Burnside (open for lunch 11:00am-2:00pm). The Carriage House Restaurant (breakfast daily 8:00am-10:00am and dinner nightly 4:30pm-8:30pm). Latil's Landing (dinner wed-sat between 6:00pm-9:00pm). Golf cart service from rooms to the mansion and restaurants. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just ok

Apr 9, 2021 mmcpug

The guide did a good job but it was obvious that the tour focuses on the current owner. You get some info about the history but the building and grounds have been through a lot of changes over the years. So it is how this owner interprets the way things probably looked. He definitely has an eclectic style when it comes to gardens. I don’t know why… Read more
The guide did a good job but it was obvious that the tour focuses on the current owner. You get some info about the history but the building and grounds have been through a lot of changes over the years. So it is how this owner interprets the way things probably looked. He definitely has an eclectic style when it comes to gardens. I don’t know why he added a Japanese garden. It really seems out of place. We felt the price was high for a one hour tour. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful place

Apr 5, 2021 olletelimll Baton Rouge, Louisiana

A lovely place to spend the day! Gardens are gorgeous. The house tour is exceptional and the history is enlightening.
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Apr 5, 2021 Heather T

The grounds are nice; we never saw the house. We pre-booked a tour. When we arrived, we were told the tour would be later than expected. After waiting an additional half hour after that time, we left without seeing the house. They could have contacted us to let us know of the time change, but didn't.
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Apr 1, 2021 alm19642021

Our tour guide Cheryl did a fantastic job explaining the history of the plantation. Beautiful furnishings and gardens.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice side trip from our New Orleans vacation

Mar 31, 2021 RickAndJanRioux

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to Houmas House. The tour of the house was lead by a very knowledgeable docent and the stories she shared added much to the tour. Had a lovely lunch and cocktail at the restaurant - a building that although it was only 7 years old was built to reflect the architecture of the times.