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 Beautiful Grounds

Apr 20, 2019 Tbozz49 Union Hill

It is worth visiting just to enjoy the lovely grounds. Be sure to plan enough time to walk through all of them. We also toured the home and it was very interesting. Our guide was very informative. We took time to eat lunch. Food was very good!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful house and gardens.

Apr 19, 2019 Departure31182241208 Sparta, Michigan

House was packed full of history. Our guide was very informative about artifacts as well as history of home. The gardens we beautiful and very enjoyable to walk through.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely!

Apr 18, 2019 Mobile730655 Indian Head Park, Illinois

GO! Houmas House is a beautiful, tranquil place and experience. We traveled in mid-March and spent two nights at the cottages and loved it. Even though the garden season was early, the grounds and buildings were beautiful and obviously well-tended. The Carriage House and L'atils Restaurants were wonderful, the food was absolutely delicious.… Read more
GO! Houmas House is a beautiful, tranquil place and experience. We traveled in mid-March and spent two nights at the cottages and loved it. Even though the garden season was early, the grounds and buildings were beautiful and obviously well-tended. The Carriage House and L'atils Restaurants were wonderful, the food was absolutely delicious. The mansion tour was nice, however we had a family of 6 with small children who demanded much attention; the first part of the tour was interrupted constantly with crying and touching delicate objects. GO! and go with your husband, wife, significant other, etc. but keep the little kids at home for the mansion tour; too many breakables and dainty pieces. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't Judge a Plantation by the Outside

Apr 17, 2019 Patty F Westfield, New Jersey

Brochures rave about Houmas House Plantation. Well we took the bait. We made dinner reservations, planning to take the house tour beforehand. There was time but we decided to forego the tour after seeing the outside of the house. It was tired. The "gardens" were nice but not exceptional. The gift shop was large and very pricey. After we located… Read more
Brochures rave about Houmas House Plantation. Well we took the bait. We made dinner reservations, planning to take the house tour beforehand. There was time but we decided to forego the tour after seeing the outside of the house. It was tired. The "gardens" were nice but not exceptional. The gift shop was large and very pricey. After we located our dinner venue, we knew we were not interested in a tour. The staff in the gift shop and the restaurant were cordial and the food was fine, but overpriced. However, after dinner we walked around the outside of the house itself. We could easily see inside from the porch and what we saw was a hodgepodge of stuff crammed into huge overstuffed rooms. It was just odd—from the paintings and assorted urns and tables etc. to the red Victorian appearance of one of the front rooms. The dining room where we had dinner was also unusual. There was no hostess and the lovely server seemed to be all by herself. The room had an enormous table and then a few tables for two. We were so relieved that we had opted out of a tour! The next day we visited The Whitney Plantation and had an extraordinary experience walking through the history of sugar cane and the role of slavery in running these plantations. So—we definitely were happy that we had dinner and nothing more. At the end of the evening we were not sure what this strange former plantation was all about—it certainly was not about history. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A MUST visit. Not to be missed!

Apr 16, 2019 xckier Bozeman, Montana

We toured quite a few of the plantations and gardens and this was by far the best. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and very well kept. Just a gorgeous place to walk around and soak in the beauty of the place. We visited in spring and the birds were serenading us throughout the grounds. We enjoyed a very good lunch in the cafe. Later in the… Read more
We toured quite a few of the plantations and gardens and this was by far the best. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and very well kept. Just a gorgeous place to walk around and soak in the beauty of the place. We visited in spring and the birds were serenading us throughout the grounds. We enjoyed a very good lunch in the cafe. Later in the afternoon we really enjoyed drinks in the Turtle Bar. The tour of the mansion could not have been any better. Our guide was named Susanna. She was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and colorful. She has a good loud voice, which came in handy as some guy with a leaf blower was unbelievably working close to her as we began the tour. We enjoyed this place so much that after our walk, tour and lunch, we went out to our car parked in the shade in the parking lot, took a little nap, then returned to soak in the beauty again. The gift shop is wonderful as well. It was 25 bucks each but worth every penny. Read less