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 (70)
  • Poor (24)
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Dec 7, 2019 survitec Wake Forest, North Carolina

Awesome back in time experience. Sandy was a perfect tour guide, she gives you an explanation with the local accent and makes you feel like you are back in the 1800’
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Dec 4, 2019 Teresa N

We thoroughly enjoyed our thanksgiving buffet and the tour afterwards. Susannah was very informed and engaged our group in conversation and made the stories come alive. She encouraged one in our group to play the piano in the sitting room. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely house, fountains, gardens, sculptures, and whimsical art

Dec 4, 2019 Jenny W Birmingham, Alabama, United States

We first visited the Houmas Plantation many years before the new owner purchased it in 2003. At that time, there were no restaurants or event facilities and the gardens were nothing special. Fast forward to 2019 and it is amazing! They are even building a bridge to make it easier for cruise ship passengers to arrive. We had lunch here and toured… Read more
We first visited the Houmas Plantation many years before the new owner purchased it in 2003. At that time, there were no restaurants or event facilities and the gardens were nothing special. Fast forward to 2019 and it is amazing! They are even building a bridge to make it easier for cruise ship passengers to arrive. We had lunch here and toured the impressive gardens - all decked out for Christmas. Be sure you allow enough time because there is a lot to see here. Read less
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Nov 26, 2019 jarvandergriff

A great review of the history, house, buildings and artifacts. Christian was an excellent guide ! We need to come back and enjoy the dining.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The grounds are beautiful and it is one of the best plantation homes on the Mississippi.

Nov 25, 2019 Barbara A Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The grounds were beautiful even after an early freeze in LA. The furnishings are all period pieces and the tour guides very friendly. Ask for Marcy, she's precious.