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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely worth it!!!!

Aug 13, 2019 GiuliaG357 Rome, Italy

It was an evocative experience, the house is almost entirely kept as it was in the 19th century with 85% of the original furniture and the guide gave us lots of interesting info. The gardens are amazing. Absolutely worth the trip
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sugar-coated

Aug 10, 2019 Kevinbeyrouthi Beirut, Lebanon

We visited Houmas House as part of what we hoped would be an immersive tour of plantations while in Louisiana. Unfortunately we didn't make it to the Whitney Plantation as it is closed Tuesdays, and ended up going to Laura. As for Houmas, it's a very beautiful house; the guide (Danielle) was absolutely charming and we were lucky enough to be just… Read more
We visited Houmas House as part of what we hoped would be an immersive tour of plantations while in Louisiana. Unfortunately we didn't make it to the Whitney Plantation as it is closed Tuesdays, and ended up going to Laura. As for Houmas, it's a very beautiful house; the guide (Danielle) was absolutely charming and we were lucky enough to be just a family group of 4 for the tour. It is a shame that little effort is made to reflect on the owners and their acquisition of wealth through slavery. Instead what we get is a sugar-coated tale of eccentrics and dog-owners. Nevertheless, as a window into how the rich Southerners (might have) lived before the Civil War, it is a fascinating tour. The house is filled with oddities and curiosities, the gardens are beautiful and it is a place to while away a few hours and muse on how some of the rich got so rich. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Tour!

Aug 7, 2019 cleanbabe2017

The home is absolutely gorgeous as well as the grounds. They have so many incredible artifacts there as well as masterpieces of art and original furniture. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. I really liked how they let you take pictures of everything during the tour. I highly recommend this place, It's an experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Place, unsociable owner

Jul 31, 2019 Bigdog1758

We recently spent 4 days/3 nights at Houmas house. We love it, having stayed there 5 times so far and we try to go at LEAST once a year, and sometimes, funds allowing, we make it twice a year. It's in a great location for spending the day out visiting other plantations close by. The Houmas House gardens are fantastic and house itself is beautiful.… Read more
We recently spent 4 days/3 nights at Houmas house. We love it, having stayed there 5 times so far and we try to go at LEAST once a year, and sometimes, funds allowing, we make it twice a year. It's in a great location for spending the day out visiting other plantations close by. The Houmas House gardens are fantastic and house itself is beautiful. The tremendous and delicious breakfast included in the stay is a great perk. But, on this visit, I was a bit disappointed after bumping a couple of times into the owner, Kevin Kelly, whom I (previously) thought would be interesting to meet. First time was our last morning and we wanted to say goodbye and leave a thank you tip to our server, whom we had grown quite fond of during our stays. We located her in the lunch room and Mr Kelly asked what we wanted, then snapped tersely "They're preparing for lunch now!". Not to be deterred, we said our good bye to her anyway. About an hour later, as we were admiring the grounds and saying our goodbyes to this beautiful place, we unfortunately again ran into Mr Kelly, or should I say, he nearly ran into us with his golf cart! He seemed to be on a inspection of the grounds with the Grounds Keeper (?) and forced us off the sidewalk with a frown and without any niceties.....then after passing us...he stopped, backed up and forced us off the walkway again!! We were very disappointed to be treated that way, especially considering that between the room and eating 3 meals a day for 4 days at Houmas, we spent $1400+ (a 2 week paycheck for me). Another disappointment was that, we were forced out of our room due to a broken hot water heater. Although Mr Kelly can't be held responsible for the incident, I sent him a e-mail while we were still there regarding the poor manner that it was handled, and he didn't respond ( it's been 2 months now!). I believe Mr Kelly sees his guests as a nuisance, and a necessary evil. So, Mr Kelly, if you don't like people on your grounds, please don't open your house to the public. And if you do open, don't reside there and hire someone to manage the place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well Kept Plantation

Jul 30, 2019 K H

Everything was beautiful and well kept. The tour was great, and the food was also delicious. I will recommend to all family and friends.