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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Jan 6, 2021 dolphinsobrado Cumming, Georgia

One of the most beautiful places I have visited in sometimes. The museum is world class, the gardens, sculptures and the Houmas House are all amazing. This place is just an hour or so outside of New Orleans and well worth the drive.
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Jan 2, 2021 123winegirl

We stayed at the cottages during quarantine - and met a friend from Baton Rouge for dinner. The Tiger Bar is so quaint and cozy and unique. It adjoins a beautiful restaurant, with amazing service and food. The grounds are like a botanical gardens, more expansive than we would've ever anticipated. The cottages were so beautifully decorated and… Read more
We stayed at the cottages during quarantine - and met a friend from Baton Rouge for dinner. The Tiger Bar is so quaint and cozy and unique. It adjoins a beautiful restaurant, with amazing service and food. The grounds are like a botanical gardens, more expansive than we would've ever anticipated. The cottages were so beautifully decorated and private. With golf cart shuttles if you didn't want to walk the grounds. We enjoyed the plantation tour, a little humor and fun injected. We didn't go specifically for the plantation tour, rather the experience. I'm not a history wiz - so I can't comment on the authenticy of the tour, but we enjoyed it! -We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Read less
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Jan 1, 2021 daynacregg810 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Really enjoyed our visit!! The guide was excellent and very detailed in all her knowledge of Houma House. Also loved the Turtle Bar!
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Dec 30, 2020 870sjohnson Tallahassee, Florida

We had the absolutely best tour and guide. He was a true expert on the house with great depth of knowledge. A genuine French speaking Cajun who knew the house and the whole region like the back oh his hand. Learned so much!
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Dec 30, 2020 jills2ner Gretna, Louisiana

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon touring Houmas House plantation and its gardens. The tour guide was knowledgeable, answering our many questions and not rushing us through the rooms as some tours at historical homes are apt to do.