I have traveled to New Orleans nearly 20 times and stayed at various hotels but my recent stay with La Maison Marigny was the best. John made excelent sugestions ranging from where to get the best bread pudding to where to hear the best Zydeco. The home made muffins each morning where made with love and local coffee was available around the clock. My fiance and I felt like we were part of the family while we stayed there and enjoyed the warmness of the home. The location is key, you will find yourself in the hidden gem of the French Quarter (the Marigny). It was supprising how quite it was at night and the other beautiful homes in the neighborhood make a morning walk a must. The location is a perfect place to enjoy the city and out lying towns. For us it was our base camp for our trip. After spending the day out in St. Francisville or Lafayette it was great to return back to our comfortable and beautiful room. I highly recomend the first room on the ground level. Everything in the room was designed with care and comfort. My fiance is from Germany and John went as far as to hang a German flag for her during the stay...just first class the entire time. I love this city and will make La Maison Marigny my place to stay.
There are so many wonderful things to say about La Maison Marigny.
Jon is the nicest, friendliest, and most accommodating person I've ever come across. He greets you when you arrive, provides you with maps for finding restaurants and attractions, and helps you make reservations for tours. The baked goods that he makes in the mornings are truly tasty and delightful (especially the chocolate chip scones, which I still crave).
The entire B&B is very clean, very well maintained, and quite beautiful. Small touches like Zapp's chips in a variety of flavors, the other snacks available, a computer in a common area, and the beautiful courtyard are there to help make your trip stress free.
The B&B is in a great location because it's on Bourbon Street, but it's situated in the Marigny, so it's a very easy walk to both the French Quarter and the Marigny. The Central Business District, including the casino and Aquarium of the Americas, is a bit of a longer walk, but really not very far if you don't have any physical impairments.
Our room was cleaned every day and was a wonderful, surprisingly spacious place to return to after walking around all day. We just didn't expect to get such wonderful accommodations with our little traveling budget! Jon can easily charge more money for guests to stay at his B&B, but he wants everyone to have access to an authentic New Orleans experience. To say that I would strongly recommend this place to a friend or family member would be an understatement. I hope that we can return again someday.
We selected this bed and breakfast because it was reported as "the only B&B on Bourbon Street, it was and we were not dissapointed. We were suprised when we arrived with our cousins from Ireland to find the Canadian and Irish Tri Colour flying on the front of the B&B, nice touch. John was a gracious host and made sure we were comfortable upon our arrival. He gave us a rundown on do's and don'ts in New Orleans and provided us with a map of the area and a break down of the local restaurants that were worth visiting. La Maison Marigny is located on the fringe of the French Quarter but little did we know it is in the middle of the Marigny District which provides some of the best Jazz and Blues in New Orleans. One block away we had one of the greatest meals of our stay at the Marigny Restaurant, we stayed in the area for the night and were very much entertained by what we saw and heard.
We met our cousins from Irleland there, they too enjoyed the night we spent in the Marigny District.
On the next night, a few short blocks away and we were right in the middle of the action on Bourbon Street, Pat O'briens, Preservation Hall and some of the best restaurants in New Orelans if not North America. At the end of The Espanade steps away from La Maison Marigny is a trolly car that took us along the waterfront to The River Walk and Canal Street for $1.25, we were able to get a transfer to another trolly on Canal Street and even the St. Charles Street Trolly that took us out to the Garden District, Even though we had a rental car we kept is parked with the parking pass provided and took the public transit and walked where we wanted to go.
The room we stayed in "The Owners Suite" was very comfortable, the nice sitting room, was good to relax and meet with our cousins. We visted them in their room and had a drink on the balcony just off thier room. Friendly neighbours greeted us as well.
The breakfast was enjoyable.
Both couples are happy that we selected La Maison Marigny and if we were to return to New Orleans we know it would be like going home by staying again at this very comfortable B&B in New Orleans.
Barry and Louise Quinn
Burlington, Ontario. CANADA
La Maison Marigny B&B is the quintessential place for those who like their stay at B&Bs. For a city B&B, John and Dewey have made this a perfect haven after a long day of city touring and dining. Located at the edge of the French Quarter and just into the Marigny, it is the perfect location for a New Orleans trip.
The place is clean, quiet and with all the amenities. A beautiful little, secluded courtyard provides the perfect place for the morning coffee and paper ... or the evening cocktail before heading into town. John is extremely knowledgeable about NOLA (having grown and lived here most of his life) and can recommend anything from the upscale to the home down and funky!
A temporary inconvenience of a major renovation on a gorgeous old mansion across the street will only enhance the appeal of La Maiosn Marigny once that is completed.
Go and Enjoy!
What a great find! Just far enough from the noise of Bourbon street and close enough to all the action, in Bourbon area and Marigny area. And John is a wealth of information on any subject related to visiting New Orleans. The room was spacious and clean with all the amenities. We really needed much more time to discover all the recommended places to eat and visit. Maison Marigny is an oasis in the confusion of Bourbon Street!