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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Our stay at Rathbone was really enjoyable. We mainly used it as a base to explore New Orleans so the location just outside the French Quarter suited us perfectly. It was one of the cheaper B&B's we came across so was not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. The room was a little dark but clean and nicely decorated, we...

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

Y'all were lovely people, hope you get to visit again someday, Thanks,Pat

Lititz, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 June 2012

This was our first experience in a B&B and absolutely loved it! If you prefer lux & updated amenities, go elsewhere but I personally loved the charm this property has. We stayed for two nights during the week and checked in about an hour early so we were able to obtain a parking spot in the very small lot, so...

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

And the Rathbone Loves you too! Thanks so much for the glowing review, hope you can visit soon, you're the kind of guests we love! Cheers, Pat

Reviewed 7 June 2012

Im writing this review the same night I checked in. Parking is limited. There are 3 spots on location, the rest are on the street if you are lucky. The mansion is a glorified house and looks absolutely terrible on the outside. I did get a "free upgrade" to a king size room. The inside of the room was pretty...

5Thank Bvor
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Wow! I am shocked, because I remember meeting you the day you checked out and you did'nt say anything to me about your complaints. Maybe writing a review after a 20 hour drive from Chicago was not the best idea. With that being said, There is limited parking which we do say on the bookit website,We have 5 spots for...

Proctorville, Ohio
Reviewed 23 May 2012

My mom and I spend 3 nights at the Historic Rathbone Mansions on Esplanade in New Orleans in mid-May. We were able to bring my puppy along, and had a gorgeous room with a desk, couch, and large closet, with a fridge and microwave. The breakfast each morning was wonderful with fresh homemade treats and the staff were friendly and...

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

Thanks for the great review, hope to see you here again! Cheers, Pat

Trinity, Florida
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed here recently, in the property across from the main house in #306. This was a "girls weekend" type getaway, so we booked the Mardi Gras suite, which is the largest of all the rooms offered by Rothbone. The historical value and quaint appearance of both properties is appealing, but they have seriously neglected the basic in upkeep and...

3Thank HeritageSoftail14843
Reviewed 11 May 2012

We stayed at the Rathbone for the Jazz Festival and couldn't have found a better place for location and comfort. Only a 20 min. walk to the Festival along Esplanade Ave which is tree lined with mansions along the way. 10 min walk in the other direction took us to the French Quarter or to Frenchman St for time after...

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

My wife and I just spent 5 nights (3/30 through 4/3/12 at the Rathbone. The staff of Pat, Donna and Tina were outstanding and very helpful. Gave us insight on places to visit and eat. The breakfast was fantastic. Our first morning we were pleasantly surprised that Pat prepared the grits and greens. Wow is all I can say. At...

3Thank troopman5073
Jefferson City, MO
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed for a long weekend. I love the location, very easy access to the quarter. I think the overall facility was okay. Our room definitely needed some love though. A hole in the wall by the closet....drain in the tub that did not drain... Bathroom that needed grouting.... just to name a few. I think Pat is trying to...

2Thank dcy1309
Reviewed 24 March 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Rathbone Mansion ll 3/20-3/24. Overall, it was a pleasant stay. We had some travel issues getting there Due to weather and flight delays and arrived a day late. Before arriving, I spoke with Pat who is extremely friendly and helpful. I only wish she was there throughout our stay. We only saw her...

2Thank mrscover
Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 24 March 2012

This was my second stay at the Rathbone Mansions--the first was in March 2011-- and even though it rained for most of our vacation, we had a wonderful time! The hotel is within walking distance to the french quarter (a cheap taxi cab ride), the staff are beyond friendly, the breakfast is delicious, the beds are very comfortable and the...

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Staying in Treme

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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 70116-1978
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Price Range: ₹ 9,293 - ₹ 22,382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rathbone Mansions 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Room 2 was quiet, but mattress had seen better days.”
 of 5 bubbles DarleneV841, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A room in a different hotel is your best bet.”
  • TV cords hanging from the wall
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  • Mold all over the air conditioner - coming into your room?
  • Unidentified holes in the wall
  • The banister that is totally broken
  • The phone that doesn't do anything
 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.”
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 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.”
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