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Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Loved the charm and warm atmosphere of this B and B! Awesome staff! Friendly and very informative. Beds were SO comfy! Really enjoyed meeting other guests from all over the world over a HOT breakfast! Great location too! I'll be back!

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

So glad you like the place, don't be a stranger we LOVE guests like you! Thanks Again, Pat More 

Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights-- and we loved every minute! The mansion is so quaint and charming. It's old, so things creak and slant, but I find that part of the charm. Our room was a nice size (bigger than the room we stayed in at the Omni a few years ago) and had everything we... More 

2 Thank Hernie23
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Thank You for the lovely review, I like the explanation you used "the chaos of Bourbon Strret" as with any property we may not be for everyone, but if your looking for all the other things you talked about then we are right for you. You were great guests and I hope you can return someday, Thanks again, Cheers, Pat More 

Hymera, Indiana, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Don't be fooled by the pictures , you get what you pay for! This is not in a very safe part of town and while it is close to the French Quarter, what they don't tell you is you are going to have to walk atleast 12 to 15 blocks to get to the popular part of the French Quarter.... More 

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

Well I am sorry you did not enjoy it here, not sure why you don't think this is a safe neighborhood, I have never had any problems here, but you are entitled to your opinion. About us telling you how far a walk it is, had you asked we would have said, it is 2 blocks to the French Quarter... More 

Bar Harbor, Maine
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

For our mother-daughter trip to New Orleans we wanted a cozy B&B within walking distance of the French Quarter without paying French Quarter prices. We were not disappointed. The Victorian ambiance of the two historic mansions with their dark green, red and purple walls and draperies, and the whimsical artwork by one of the owners was really charming, (and we... More 

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

Thank you for the review, you and your Daughter were lovely, I enjoyed talking to you both, hope you can visit again someday, Cheers, Pat More 

Opp, Alabama
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We stayed here over Easter weekend. This is a great location a few blocks from the French Quarter, and very easy to reach from the freeway without having to navigate many turns or intersections. Great for those who want to drive TO NOLA, but not AROUND NOLA. I can't say enough good things about how friendly everyone is here. We... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, I hope you can visit us again some day, we are in the the process of replacing mattress, ect, just didn't get to your room yet, there is always something to do in an old house as you and I spoke about. Y'all were a sweet couple, hope you will visit again someday since... More 

Branson, Missouri
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We will be staying here again. This was our first B&B experience and it was a great one. Nobody bothered us . Breakfast was good. We even scored a King suite , when we actually only reserved a regular Queen room. Five minute walk to Bourbon Street. Absolutely beautiful neighborhood! We like the look and feel of lived in and... More 

4 Thank jeepdude67
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

I loved reading your review thank you so much, that is exactly what we are after, people who feel comfortable and feel like yu can relax. Thanks again, Hope you stay again someday, guests like you are always welcome. Cheers, Pat More 

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58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed at Rathbone Mansion for super bowl this year. We booked at the very last minute and got the last room they had. It was very charming and historic. The Inn Keeper Pat was so great. She had all kinds of recommendations on places to go eat, things to do etc. Her cooking was off the hook!!! i wish... More 

3 Thank jmckinnon497
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review, I remember you both well, your husband had problems with his hip and I had no first floor room for y'all, he never complained and you were such a great couple. Hope he's feeling better as time goes by and he heals, and I so happy you liked my fav restaurants, it was... More 

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46 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed at the Rathbone Mansions the first week of March. Let me tell you- it was awesome! Upon arriving (after the office was closed for the day), I managed to lock our group of 4 out of our room and had to call the number listed on the check in instructions. The woman was patient and let me know... More 

3 Thank Alisonzieroff1
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and no worries about locking yourself out of the room, it does happen from time to time. It was my pleasure to upgrade you as well, when you treat people as nice as you did it makes me happy to be able to do something for them, and y'all were awesome! Hope you get to... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We arrived to Rathbone, where we had been offered a free upgrade to a King suite (sweet!) The room was huge, with a kitchenette and mini fridge. The only thing I would recommend is maybe patch up some of the floorboards- some were so rotten I felt like I was about to fall through the floor in some areas, the... More 

5 Thank laurenerap
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

When my fiancé and I were planning our first trip to New Orleans, we knew that we wanted to enjoy what the city has to offer but without being in the middle of all the mayhem. Let me tell you...staying at the Rathbone gave us that and more! The Rathbone is a gem along the beautiful Esplanade and from the... More 

6 Thank smoothjazz32

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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
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Price Range: €109 - €354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rathbone Mansions 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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