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1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the banana courtyard a couple of times now. Once was for my bachelorette party (we rented the entire thing) and the next was just a fun trip to NOLA. Every time I go back for a visit, I only want to stay here!! It's so homey and the staff are so great!! It's also right next...

Thank Ashley W
bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Golly, gee. Because of anonymity on this site, can't thank you personally. Our return guests are our pride and joy. As usual for me, online rather late at night, but your email made our day. Will share with Hugh and staff. Folks like you are what makes 23 years plus in biz, worth the time we take with guests and...

Franklin, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am terribly late in posting my review of such a welcoming, warm and fascinating place to stay in the French Quarter. We were in New Orleans for a family wedding in mid October and a friend found us the Banana Courtyard to rest our heads while we were there. What a gem!! From when we parked the car under...

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bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

What a great way to end the New Year by going online tonight to see such an awesome review. Hugh and I were chatting about how rewarding it has been the past 23 years to meet such special guests from all over the world, and to get paid for what we used to do for free, with the international cultural...

Kfar Yona, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at Banana courtyard on November 11th 2016 and were fascinated by the place with all its memorabilia and most unusual decor in our room, the Mardi Gras . Mary and Hugh , the inn keepers, are a total delight, as was the hot breakfast and everything else on offer. Our disappointment came when leaving. We had an early flight...

Thank Geoff1214
bananacour, Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

It's been busy since y'all came. Sorry to take so long in responding. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy New Years Eve reading such lovely comments. We especially enjoyed having you and your friends stay with us and learning more about your country. Thanks for correcting our uninformed impression that it IS NOT worry some for living under...

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Before we even arrived at the Banana Courtyard, Mary stayed in great contact with me regarding our Thanksgiving Day plans (where to eat, etc.). It was truly a pleasure to stay at their B&B. Rich with history and an eclectic vibe. We all slept like babies at night. You felt safe and warm inside while the city outside kept partying!!...

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bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Laura and family. What a delight it was to have you here and see what a wonderful relationship y'all have. We are humbled by your awesome review. Will share it with Mady and especially Richard, who IS a special person we are lucky to have help us for so many years. Glad you enjoyed the Satsuma tangerines. A treat...

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint & quirky place. The history is really cool, the house was built in late 1800's with fascinating "brothel" history. The whole set up is great, although I'm worried about the structural integrity of this house. The house could use some strengthening of the foundation and walls, it feels like you aren'I'm t walking on even ground...

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad that you appreciated the colorful past of our B and B. We have never had these complaints before and will definitely look into them. We hope that you will find other historic properties to enjoy in your future travels.

Livermore, California
Reviewed 22 October 2016

When I saw the rooms depicted of the Banana Courtyard B&B I knew it was for me. The charm and history of the place along with the beautiful antiques and eclectic collections of interesting pieces throughout the house was amazing! The place was very clean and our room was fantastic. We had the Cannonball room and the bed was the...

Thank sherryr1249
bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Wow. What an eye popping, from the heart review. Will give potential guests a good idea of what to expect. Will share with Mady, since she is one who works so hard to keep everything looking good. We ESPECIALLY enjoyed having your family here. Thrilled that your son liked the hair stylist and price. Ask him to broadcast the word...

Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was our second time to stay with Mary and Hugh at the Banana Court. They accommodated our stay at the last minute and made everything wonderful!. This quaint little B&B is off the normal beaten path so it is quiet and still close enough to walk to the Quarter and even better for a very very short cab ride!....

Thank Kellye R
bananacour, Owner at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Kellye and Joe: Mary here. Thanks so much for your returning to stay with us, and for the concise description of what we offer guests who seek something a little different from a cookie cutter hotel experience. Is it OK if we put your review on our new (incomplete) web site? You know me. I am encapable of typing...

Jacksonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My sisters and I traveled to New Orleans for our annual summer trip. We enjoy staying at B&B's and The Banana Courtyard seemed interesting. When I called the B&B I spoke with owner, who was giving me an overview of the B&B. The room the would accommodate all 3 of us was the room with the balcony. She did explain...

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Kelly_Hudler, The location of a B and B can be a tricky thing. For many of our previous and current guests, our location at the edge of the French Quarter is just right. They don't feel like a tourist, but a local, as they shop and walk the streets just like the rest of us who love and struggled...

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This B&B is not what you would expect from a bed and breakfast at all. Breakfast is served between 8 and 10 you'll get slices of banana, bagel and toast if your lucky a crossaint, coffee and orange juice. You must call 30 min prior to eating so the toast will be warm. This place is extremly cluttered and not...

Thank Sharon M
bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Sharon M., Thank you for your recent review. Clearly, we were not a good match for you. As stated in your other reviews, we're glad that you enjoyed our beautiful city.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My Mom and I stayed at the Banana Courtyard in May of 2016. It was our first time visiting NOLA. We booked a room for 4 nights, but there was no availability listed on-line and so I called to make the reservation. They graciously offered an accomodation that completely met our needs! We stayed in a tiny room that was...

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bananacour, Guest Relations Manager at 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B, responded to this review

Dear Starlenerose, Just like you said that we're a special place, we also want you to know that you and your Mom are special too! You clearly came to New Orleans to have a good time and meet wonderful people. We're so glad that worked out for you--but more than that, we're glad that you are now part of our...

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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Ooh la la. Naughty. In 1800s, bordello catering to society's elite. Bed and breakfast now, great location, we're at Gateway to French Quarter from I-10. French Quarter 1/2 block, Bourbon St. 3 blocks. Romantic balcony suite, courtyard, hammock, porch swing, antiques, MARDI GRAS costumes. Lagniappe: don't just visit New Orleans - live it like a local with our Insider Eguides: music, dancing, restaurants, food, history, culture, sightseeing. Yesiree, rates incl. tax, free local phone calls, Wi-Fi, soft drinks, bottled water, & Continental PASTRY breakfast with coffee, hot water for tea, grits, oatmeal, at least 1 pastry from nearby bakery, fresh fruit, and toast. Other stuff like cereal or yogurt, gluten by request. 23 years, 50% of guests cal us quirky & keep returning, we've got lots of antiques and each room has a special theme +is different. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans B&B

Address: 1422 N. Rampart St., French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70116
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Price Range: RM352 - RM646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Hotel New Orleans
1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter / New Orleans Bed And Breakfast
Courtyard New Orleans
New Orleans Courtyard
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“To me, all of the rooms are great. All of the rooms also have different themes.”
 of 5 bubbles ashleywM5121QX, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As I said all depends on the amount of luggage”
 of 5 bubbles Geoff1214, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Hexagon and Cannonball are downstairs and are both historical rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sherryr1249, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“CannonBall room is close to the front and downstairs, but the upstairs suites are nice and spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles 530kellyer, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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