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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Jun 11, 2019 momgs Wadesville, Indiana, United States

This was a very nice plantation with many artifacts. The guides are in period costumes. The guide we had was young and seemed new. Give her time and she will get better. Don't miss the video about Houmas House which is played in the gift shop. I stumbled upon it, the gentleman who gave us the tickets never mentioned it.
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Jun 7, 2019 136StephenM New Rochelle, New York

While not a home preserved from the 1800’s the tour of the home and grounds was excellent. In response to some previous reviewers who noted the lack of mentions about slavery on the tour our guide did tell us that one owner offered freedom and land to the slaves when he purchased the home. Some stayed, others left but she did say that two of the… Read more
While not a home preserved from the 1800’s the tour of the home and grounds was excellent. In response to some previous reviewers who noted the lack of mentions about slavery on the tour our guide did tell us that one owner offered freedom and land to the slaves when he purchased the home. Some stayed, others left but she did say that two of the ancestors still live in the original land given to them. There have been many upgrades but you can still get a flavor for plantation living through the years. The current owner lives in the house. There is an abundance of artifacts to see. All in all a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Read less
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Jun 7, 2019 Tourist17285

My wife and I took a mini vacation in May 2019. We decided to take a tour of Houmas House. We were not disappointed! As much as is recorded in the history books, there is still something else to learn! Out guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly!
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Jun 6, 2019 Richard B Columbus, Georgia

Spent several hours touring the gardens and the home. This place was everything I imaged an old southern plantation to be and then some. This place was right out of Gone with the Wind, I could picture Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler sitting on the front porch sipping on a glass of cool lemonade while a river boat passes on the mighty Mississippi… Read more
Spent several hours touring the gardens and the home. This place was everything I imaged an old southern plantation to be and then some. This place was right out of Gone with the Wind, I could picture Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler sitting on the front porch sipping on a glass of cool lemonade while a river boat passes on the mighty Mississippi carrying a load of sugar cane and cotton down river to New Orleans. We had a wonderful guide for the tour of the home. She was very knowledgeable and dressed to fit the time period. The grounds and gardens were just as impressive as the home. If your in to photography this place will give you an opportunity to take some amazing pictures. Read less
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Jun 5, 2019 Tracy K

Enjoyed the beautiful gardens surrounding Houmas House, and the cute and friendly animals wandering the property: dogs, chickens, and turkeys. The home tour was interesting and included a number of fascinating historical artifacts, but we were taken aback by the fact that the slaves who had lived and worked on the property received zero mentions… Read more
Enjoyed the beautiful gardens surrounding Houmas House, and the cute and friendly animals wandering the property: dogs, chickens, and turkeys. The home tour was interesting and included a number of fascinating historical artifacts, but we were taken aback by the fact that the slaves who had lived and worked on the property received zero mentions during the tour. A member of our tour group inquired about the slave quarters, and she was told that they are now used for storage and not part of the tour. Very odd that such an impactful piece of Houmas House's history is not discussed, nor the slaves recognized. Read less