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Balcony Guest House
Ranked #38 of 142 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We recently stayed four nights at the Balcony Guest House. It's located above a deli-restaurant-bar-laundramat about 3 blocks from Frenchmen's Street. Being an older couple, we preferred Frenchmen's to Bourbon St so the location was perfect for us. It's in an older building on the second floor with small rooms and small updated bathrooms. A large balcony and small interior lounge added the NOLA amibiance to our experience. A full breakfast started each morning, served by a very friendly staff. The deli sold everything from candy to wine and if you wanted a beer, the bar was right there.
Some negatives: The neighborhood seemed a little seedy (but safe) until you walk it and see how much they are fixing it up. We never really saw the B & B staff and they didn't service our room on any of the 4 days. This wasn't a problem for us because the only thing I prefer is a made bed so I made it. We weren't in the room except to sleep. Room was clean but old with shampoo and soap. Overall, we had a fairly good experience and it seems to be a good, quiet value for the money especially with breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

We stayed at the Balcony House to plan for our wedding in New Orleans and then stayed again a month and a half later. Both times were wonderful. The staff is great and the rooms are more than I would expect for the price. If you like new high rise hotels this may not be the place for you, but if you like the marigny you'll love the Balcony House

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

In October, my husband and I stayed at the Balcony Guest House for our honeymoon for 5 nights. The location is only 4 blocks from the infamous Frenchman St/French Quarter area! This made it easy to get to the French Quarter yet stay in a quite area. The staff at the Balcony Guest House were very attentive, friendly, helpful and FUN! There is a full cafe and general store downstairs. The cafe has a full bar! The food was excellent AND you get a complimentary breakfast each morning which was a real treat! We stayed in the Master's Suite which was roomy and clean. We would definitely stay at the Balcony Guest House again because you cannot beat the price, location, hospitality and cleanliness!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

Great place. The location is perfect, a cool neighborhood blocks from the Quarter. It is central enough to the main roads it is easy to get everywhere in NOLA. We brought our dog, and enjoyed breakfast on the sidewalk watching the city wake up. The Marigny is great for walking, with many local cafes and eclectic houses. The restaurant and store downstairs is very convenient. This place makes it easy to feel like a local. We have stayed here twice, and consider it our second home.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

Pros - The people there, ranging from the innkeeper, cafe servers, bar tenders, to housekeeping, were super nice and helpful. The location was great - only 1/2 a mile from the edge of the French Quarter. It's convenient and quiet. Full breakfast (eggs, sausages, etc) was severed to guests everyday, and there was a welcome cocktail.
Our room had access to the balcony and it was a nice place to chill.

Cons - The room was a bit small and housekeeping was limited. We traveled through Europe before and really didn't mind this type of "pension" service since the price was right. The only thing drove us crazy was the squeaky bed in Room 3.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balcony Guest House

Address: 2483 Royal St, Faubourg/Marigny, New Orleans, LA 70117-7845
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 142 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range: ₹ 7,379 - ₹ 12,299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balcony Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balcony Guest House, in the historic Faubourg-Marigny, is your New Orleans Bed and Breakfast above Silk Road NOLA restaurant (ground floor). Come and stay in our unique New Orleans Bed and Breakfast and see why everyone who stays here loves it. Only six blocks from the French Quarter, four blocks from Frenchmen street and three blocks from the Mississippi River. Historic, alluring and relaxed (Creole Caribe), with a New Orleans style wrap-around balcony. ... more   less 
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