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“Kelly Has Thought of Everything” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Barracks Guest House
Ranked #35 of 138 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edgewood, Florida
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20 reviews
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“Kelly Has Thought of Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

My partner and I stay in guest houses and bed and breakfast on most vacations. We've stayed in many around the US. Never have we been made to feel more at home than we were at Royal Barracks. Kelly has honestly thought of everything you could possibly need. She's warm and welcoming; she's truly a gracious, southern-bred hostess. We stayed in The Suite. It is spacious (except the shower, but one expects that in these old places), clean, beautifully decorated, with a small refrigerator, and a microwave. The bed is comfortable, as is the day bed. The room opens right onto the sidewalk of Barracks, which in other cities would be a drawback, but in the French Quarter, it makes one feel as if one is part of the Quarter. I found myself out on the stoop every night watching the city go by. Kelly joined me on a couple of occasions as did many of the neighbors, from other rooms and the actual neighbors. It's just that kind of place. You really get a feel for what it's like living in the French Quarter. Theres a patio on one side and in the back. All the other rooms open onto the patio. Beautiful plants are everywhere. Palm trees shade the rear. There are plenty of tables and comfortable chairs. There is bottled water in the rooms, wine is often poured, and there's always a snack available if you need one. Its position on the edge of the Quarter is perfect. It's a quiet street with just enough activity to make it interesting. Bourbon Street, is steps away and Frenchman Street is just a few blocks away. We've stayed at three guest houses in New Orleans before Barracks. I can tell you that we won't be going back to New Orleans unless we can stay at the Barracks. We've already booked The Suite for next year. Yeah, it's that good. Thanks, Kelly! You made our trip so wonderful

Room Tip: The Suite is worth the extra money. We felt at home in it.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

My husband and I stayed at the RBGH during the second weekend of Jazzfest. This place is located in the PERFECT spot for a visit to New Orleans. It is a few blocks walk to the Jazzfest bus, the Frenchman St. music scene, Port of Call, Envie coffee shop, the Old Mint, Decatur St, and French Market, just to name a few favorites. And, of course, it is in a quiet part of the French Quarter, this side of Esplanade between Bourbon and Royal streets.

We were in the Garden Room, a cozy and quintessential example of old New Orleans decor. The room opened up into the private courtyard, a lush space with chairs, ice machine, music and snacks, the perfect place to chill after the Jazzfest and before dinner or an evening of music.

Kelly was the ideal hostess, very friendly and genuine. She made us feel welcome (along with her sweet dog Sugar Bee!) and provided lots of tips and insights to the city.

For an authentic New Orleans experience, a great value and the perfect location, you can't beat the Royal Barracks Guest House!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Royal Barracks is a great New Orleans experience. Located in the east side of the French Quarter, you have quiet and are close to so much. You can be in the heart of the French Quarter in a couple of blocks, a short walk to the market and just a little further to Jackson Square. Kelly, who manages the place, shared lots of great local places to go from a local's perspective and every one was right on. We kept our bicycles in the alley and biked everywhere. The suite was wonderful, with big pocket doors available to close off the bedroom if needed and a roomy living area right off Barrack's street. The three days we were in N.O. was the highlight of our two week trip and Royal Barracks was a big part of that.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We only stayed here one night, but will definitely return for a longer stay at the Royal Barracks. I can't say enough about this cozy, comfy guest house. We stayed in the Gothic Room -- very cool decor (can you say hand-painted walls?!), super comfortable bed, and lots of the little things: really great-smelling soap, extra towels, comfy robes and GOOD coffee. Our room faced a lovely brick backyard with beautiful, lush plants. And to top it all off, the owner/hostess (Kelly) was a complete sweetheart -- really made us feel right at home. The other guests were friendly as well. Can't say anything bad about this place -- only wish we could have stayed longer. We'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

It was our first trip to New Orleans. We stayed at the Barracks Gust House for two nights. What a beautiful place to stay. The Hostess (Kelly) was so nice. When we arrived, she met us with a beverage. Which was very appreciated after a long drive. Kelly provided us with recommendations of nearby places. The Guest House has so much old world charm and a beautiful court yard. Will definitively stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Royal Barracks Guest House
Address: 717 Barracks St, Between Bourbon and Royal, New Orleans, LA 70116-2516
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > French Quarter
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Ranked #35 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Barracks Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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