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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  • Average (76)
  • Poor (31)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fascinating History

Jul 21, 2021 DanaWonder New Orleans, Louisiana

The tour was small and paced well for the patrons. The guide was knowledgeable and courteous; although he spoke a bit too quickly sometimes.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Racist Take on History

Jul 19, 2021 AnnB6034 New Orleans, Louisiana

Our tour guide, Cheryl, was a very poor guide. My partner and I were appalled at how little she knew, how racist, white-washed, and inaccurate her presentation of history was. She prattled on about her own life and discouraged any questions. Having taken many historic tours in our travels, we’ve not ever encountered such bad and blatantly racist… Read more
Our tour guide, Cheryl, was a very poor guide. My partner and I were appalled at how little she knew, how racist, white-washed, and inaccurate her presentation of history was. She prattled on about her own life and discouraged any questions. Having taken many historic tours in our travels, we’ve not ever encountered such bad and blatantly racist information. The history of Native Americans and African Americans was recklessly presented by Cheryl to the point of slaughter. Read less
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Jul 13, 2021 britaneecampbell Prairieville, Louisiana

Our tour guide Cheryl was great! It was a pleasant experience & would definitely recommend. I had been wanting to go since we moved to Louisiana but just didn’t have the time. Friends came in from out of town & we made a date of it. Loved the gardens.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful family visit

Jul 12, 2021 lyd513 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Beautiful landscaped grounds, interesting tour of home and quick lunch at the Dixie Cafe! We can’t wait to go back for an evening visit to the main restaurant.
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Jul 12, 2021 CDSustendal Madisonville, Louisiana

I was amazed by the transformation of this old plantation into a living history museum. In addition to the home, make sure you budget time for both the museum and lunch at one of the restaurants. Our experience exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to returning with a group of friends so they too, can experience this jewel on the… Read more
I was amazed by the transformation of this old plantation into a living history museum. In addition to the home, make sure you budget time for both the museum and lunch at one of the restaurants. Our experience exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to returning with a group of friends so they too, can experience this jewel on the river mid-way between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Read less