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1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B

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Portland, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights after Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. The owners are a wealth of information on places to see, restaurants, etc. Very convenient to public transportation, so you really don't need to rent a car. It was a wonderful get-away for the two of us. We'd recommend this unique B&B.

Thank taz272016
New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Just got back from a long weekend with my good friend, & we could not be more delighted with our stay. From the witty, helpful advance guidance to their provision of a fantastic driver, Stanley, who was a one-man welcome center to this fabulous city, to the quirky & exquisite place itself. The Banana Courtyard is a few blocks away... More 

Thank ellenf485
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before we even arrived at the Banana Courtyard, Mary stayed in great contact with me regarding our Thanksgiving Day plans (where to eat, etc.). It was truly a pleasure to stay at their B&B. Rich with history and an eclectic vibe. We all slept like babies at night. You felt safe and warm inside while the city outside kept partying!!... More 

Thank Laura B
bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Laura and family. What a delight it was to have you here and see what a wonderful relationship y'all have. We are humbled by your awesome review. Will share it with Mady and especially Richard, who IS a special person we are lucky to have help us for so many years. Glad you enjoyed the Satsuma tangerines. A treat... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint & quirky place. The history is really cool, the house was built in late 1800's with fascinating "brothel" history. The whole set up is great, although I'm worried about the structural integrity of this house. The house could use some strengthening of the foundation and walls, it feels like you aren'I'm t walking on even ground... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad that you appreciated the colorful past of our B and B. We have never had these complaints before and will definitely look into them. We hope that you will find other historic properties to enjoy in your future travels. More 

Livermore, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

When I saw the rooms depicted of the Banana Courtyard B&B I knew it was for me. The charm and history of the place along with the beautiful antiques and eclectic collections of interesting pieces throughout the house was amazing! The place was very clean and our room was fantastic. We had the Cannonball room and the bed was the... More 

Thank sherryr1249
bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Wow. What an eye popping, from the heart review. Will give potential guests a good idea of what to expect. Will share with Mady, since she is one who works so hard to keep everything looking good. We ESPECIALLY enjoyed having your family here. Thrilled that your son liked the hair stylist and price. Ask him to broadcast the word... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was our second time to stay with Mary and Hugh at the Banana Court. They accommodated our stay at the last minute and made everything wonderful!. This quaint little B&B is off the normal beaten path so it is quiet and still close enough to walk to the Quarter and even better for a very very short cab ride!.... More 

Thank Kellye R
bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Kellye and Joe: Mary here. Thanks so much for your returning to stay with us, and for the concise description of what we offer guests who seek something a little different from a cookie cutter hotel experience. Is it OK if we put your review on our new (incomplete) web site? You know me. I am encapable of typing... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

My sisters and I traveled to New Orleans for our annual summer trip. We enjoy staying at B&B's and The Banana Courtyard seemed interesting. When I called the B&B I spoke with owner, who was giving me an overview of the B&B. The room the would accommodate all 3 of us was the room with the balcony. She did explain... More 

Thank Kelly_Hudler
bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Kelly_Hudler, The location of a B and B can be a tricky thing. For many of our previous and current guests, our location at the edge of the French Quarter is just right. They don't feel like a tourist, but a local, as they shop and walk the streets just like the rest of us who love and struggled... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This B&B is not what you would expect from a bed and breakfast at all. Breakfast is served between 8 and 10 you'll get slices of banana, bagel and toast if your lucky a crossaint, coffee and orange juice. You must call 30 min prior to eating so the toast will be warm. This place is extremly cluttered and not... More 

Thank Sharon M
bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Sharon M., Thank you for your recent review. Clearly, we were not a good match for you. As stated in your other reviews, we're glad that you enjoyed our beautiful city. More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My Mom and I stayed at the Banana Courtyard in May of 2016. It was our first time visiting NOLA. We booked a room for 4 nights, but there was no availability listed on-line and so I called to make the reservation. They graciously offered an accomodation that completely met our needs! We stayed in a tiny room that was... More 

Thank starlenerose
bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Starlenerose, Just like you said that we're a special place, we also want you to know that you and your Mom are special too! You clearly came to New Orleans to have a good time and meet wonderful people. We're so glad that worked out for you--but more than that, we're glad that you are now part of our... More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was our first time in the French Quarter and I couldn't be happier with our visit! Before we even got there, we received a 70 page (not kidding) email attachment listing all the best places to see, do, and eat anything we could have ever dreamed! The dining room is filled with information on things to do as well... More 

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Vampiregirl812, Your comments in your recent review of our B and B sound like you had a great trip to NOLA. Since we always try to provide lots of personalized, up-to-date information for our guests as they explore this wonderful city, we're pleased that we could be part of your experience. We'd love you to stay with us again,... More 

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Staying in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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Ooh la la. Naughty. In 1800s, bordello catering to society's elite. Bed and breakfast now, great location, we're at Gateway to French Quarter from I-10. French Quarter 1/2 block, Bourbon St. 3 blocks. Romantic balcony suite, courtyard, hammock, porch swing, antiques, MARDI GRAS costumes. Lagniappe: don't just visit New Orleans - live it like a local with our Insider Eguides: music, dancing, restaurants, food, history, culture, sightseeing. Yesiree, rates incl. tax, free local phone calls, Wi-Fi, soft drinks, bottled water, & Continental PASTRY breakfast with coffee, hot water for tea, grits, oatmeal, at least 1 pastry from nearby bakery, fresh fruit, and toast. Other stuff like cereal or yogurt, gluten by request. 23 years, 50% of guests cal us quirky & keep returning, we've got lots of antiques and each room has a special theme +is different. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B

Address: 1422 N. Rampart St., French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Price Range: $106 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Hotel New Orleans
1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Bed And Breakfast
Courtyard New Orleans
New Orleans Courtyard
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“Hexagon and Cannonball are downstairs and are both historical rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sherryr1249, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“CannonBall room is close to the front and downstairs, but the upstairs suites are nice and spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles 530kellyer, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Review cancellation policy BEFORE making reservation.”
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 of 5 bubbles Kelly_Hudler, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book the lower floors if you have difficulty climbing stairs as there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles starlenerose, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The pirate attic is up the stairs and the bathroom has a step up. Lots of steps”
 of 5 bubbles wchopin, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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