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Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the Rathbone Mansions. It was a unique, quaint and fun! Much better than staying at a normal hotel. If we weren't moving to new Orleans we would definitely stay again! Also, the breakfast was awesome and even though I am vegan I found plenty to eat. We also enjoyed the pool area and hot... More 

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We really liked the breakfasts, the coffee (!! we now buy Community Coffee on line since we fell in love with it here), the location, and the price. Pat was a great hostess and the ladies cooking up special breakfasts did a fabulous job. We would definitely stay here again.

Thank Miriam W
Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Rathbone mansion II ( Number 1244 ( room # 3) and its definitely a place to avoid . The room was dingy to say the least. This room is to the extreme end of the mansion and a narrow ,dim lit corridor leads to it. The room is tiny, dark with a strange... More 

4 Thank misha1511
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Well you know what they say "You can't please everyone", this is one of those times, sorry to say. I always say you get what you give, my staff is Awesome and so is breakfast so to say I disagree with you is CORRECT. You did mention you never complained, so why NOW, when I can't do anything about it,... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I was able to get a room here last minute during New Orleans Jazz Fest. From the pictures, I thought I was getting a tiny room, and was pleasantly surprised to get a spacious and charming room in the main building. Another surprise was the fabulous fresh breakfast. Besides the standards, there was something special every morning, casserole, omelets, fresh... More 

Thank Ida1836
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Sorry you did not like my Christmas lights as you call them, they are not Christmas lights just green light bulbs, they come in lots of different colors now, I assure you we do not leave our Christmas lights up. You are the Very First to complain about them, I got a little laugh when... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2013

This gorgeous place is certainly a retreat right in the city of New Orleans... it is amazing to have the calm to retire to right around the corner from the hopping Bourbon Street and the rest of the French Quarter. Your day will be complete. The hospitality of the staff is unparalleld. For the cost, you will get way more... More 

1 Thank AlikLynnLyleKitzler
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review, I remember you because you were lovely guests, hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Pat More 

Jacksonville, Fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Staying at the Rathbone Mansion was a pleasant experience. We stayed in the mansion across the street from the main house where the office is located. We are in fairly good physical condition so didn't mind staying on the third floor, as there is no elevator. Our friends w/ us preferred to stay on a lower level and the owners... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights and felt right at home, only a couple of blocks from the French Quarter we walked there every evening and stumbled back everynight, The hostess made the best Choclate chip pancakes i have had.

Thank edscma
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

The Chocolate Chip Pancakes are one of my favs too, glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see y'all again soon, Cheers, Pat More 

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

My husband and I stayed here in September, I thought I posted a review,but I must have forgot. We arrived early the lady who greeted us was so sweet and helpful. Not only was our room ready but we was given an free upgrade the a larger room at the second inn that was across the street.I loved this inn... More 

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NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

And I'll be waiting for you in July, Can't wait to see you both again! Cheers, Pat More 

Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

You can't get airport transfers to this property so you are forced to pay $33 for a cab. When we arrived it felt like the owner had someplace to be and was just waiting on us. We than had to carry all our luggage up 26 stairs. We wanted to see a major concert in town, yet owner could give... More 

3 Thank Leanne K
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

WOW, this is SO WRONG! You most certainly CAN get a shuttle from the airport to both of our properties, why you could not find the clearly marked booth at the airport I don't know. And no one FORCED you to do anything, but yourselves. I remember y'all because of the concert you mentioned, you e-mailed me about it and... More 

Orangeville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Super B&B just outside the French Quarter. Close to the action when you want to have some fun but also far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet after fun on Bourbon Street. Rooms are a good size, beds comfortable and the hot tub in back is great. If you are looking for a change from a hotel, at... More 

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Thank you for the great review, Cheers, Pat More 

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That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Historic Rathbone Bed & Breakfast Inn is steps away from the French Quarter, where the cuisine, sights and sounds are part of New Orleans' unique culture. Our Guest House is a lovingly restored antebellum mansion, offering warm southern hospitality and authentic New Orleans atmosphere. Located on beautiful Esplanade Avenue, amongst the ancient Spanish oak trees and 19th-century Creole mansions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rathbone Mansions

Address: 1244 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Price Range: $158 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rathbone Mansions 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“A room in a different hotel is your best bet.”
  • The phone that doesn't do anything
  • The banister that is totally broken
  • Unidentified holes in the wall
  • Mold all over the air conditioner - coming into your room?
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  • TV cords hanging from the wall
 of 5 bubbles sekelley, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There wasn't anyone to check us in when we got there. But checkin / building access instructions are easy to follow.”
  • Mardis Gras suite.
  • Kitchen in Mardis Gras suite.
  • Living room in Mardis Gras suite.
 of 5 bubbles PghJared, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in 1244 is where breakfast is served and the pool is but they are much smaller than the other building.”
  • Deluxe Queen
 of 5 bubbles D4084YTpatricial, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“need a queen suite for any room to maneuver at all”
 of 5 bubbles ellanp0211, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are two mansions, the main house has the kitchen and balconies for some rooms, the other has decks. .”
 of 5 bubbles A3624PEpats, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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