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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Apr 6, 2020 Yacobie

I mainly wanted to visit coz I'm a HUGE Bette Davis fan and love the Sweet Charlotte film... And finding out the history of the actual house and its owners was a huge plus, the grounds are kept beautifully and I can't wait to go back and spend the whole day there and make a holiday visiting all the neighbouring mansions and swamps.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best plantation tour in LA.

Mar 9, 2020 pumpkimbread Fredericksburg, Texas

Grounds are lovely. Many original pieces in the home. Lovely lunch. Staff very friendly. If you have time for only 1 plantation tour - choose this one!
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Mar 6, 2020 Tiffany T Farmingdale, New York

This was so beautiful! The tour of the mansion was so interesting and explained the dynamic of the area. I wasn’t familiar with the area and it explained so much for me. It was early in the growing season but it was still full of beautiful blooms! The restaurants were amazing! Great portion sizes and the Taste was soo amazing. It is so worth the… Read more
This was so beautiful! The tour of the mansion was so interesting and explained the dynamic of the area. I wasn’t familiar with the area and it explained so much for me. It was early in the growing season but it was still full of beautiful blooms! The restaurants were amazing! Great portion sizes and the Taste was soo amazing. It is so worth the trip! Read less
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Mar 5, 2020 allyjay105

My husband and I (along with our 6 month old) spent the morning at Houma's House and loved it. The tour was a small group so it was intimate and so interesting. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. We then walked the gardens and enjoyed lunch at the restaurant. The food was great and perfect weather made for an enjoyable walk around the… Read more
My husband and I (along with our 6 month old) spent the morning at Houma's House and loved it. The tour was a small group so it was intimate and so interesting. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. We then walked the gardens and enjoyed lunch at the restaurant. The food was great and perfect weather made for an enjoyable walk around the grounds. Read less
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Mar 4, 2020 CentralPA_traveler50 Carlisle, PA

We toured the house and gardens, spent the night here, and had dinner and breakfast at The Carriage House, and the experience was uniformly excellent. The house and gardens are lovely and well worth seeing. The rooms are modern but were built with the architecture of the house in mind, and are nicely decorated. The food and ambiance of The… Read more
We toured the house and gardens, spent the night here, and had dinner and breakfast at The Carriage House, and the experience was uniformly excellent. The house and gardens are lovely and well worth seeing. The rooms are modern but were built with the architecture of the house in mind, and are nicely decorated. The food and ambiance of The Carriage House was wonderful, some of the best food we’ve had in a long time. Read less