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Balcony Guest House
Ranked #35 of 140 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

My cousins and I stayed here in 2010 for the Essence Music Festival. Parking is free, so that was a definite plus. At the time, we were given free drinks and breakfast. The rooms are above a restaurant/corner store. The shrimp po'boys and hamburgers were absolutely delicious. We stayed in a suite, which was spacious. The bathroom was extremely small, but the bedroom was decent in size, especially with the pull out couch as an option. You could sometimes hear the entire conversation of the people in the next room.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Angelita S
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Highland, Illinois
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Economy guest house is nice for those on a modest budget. Bed was noisy (creeky) and the outside tables on the first floor seemed to be an after hours gathering spot for the locals. They would talk & laugh all night long. It was very disturbing to those trying to sleep directly above the activity. The guest house includes a nice breakfast cooked to order in the small restaurant on the first floor. Restaurant staff was great. The room was adequate size and the bathroom was small, but clean & functional. I originally selected this place because of its attractive building design and the full breakfast. I wanted to try something different than the B & Bs on Frenchmen street. This guest house is further away from Frenchmen than I wanted.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank John D
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Grass Valley, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

We stayed in New Orleans over the Thanksgiving week this year. My family (4 boys and my wife) completely enjoyed our stay at the Balcony Guest House. We rented the two room suite and Room 4 next door. This place is run by the nicest, well informed sincere people that I have comeacross in my travels in a long time. They are very helpful with what to and what not do in NOLA. A breakfast is included, which is great and even on Thankgiving Day when the restraunt was closed, they provided a continental breakfast. The neighborhood is colorful and active, with coffee shops and night life. If you like your early AM coffee, you can walk two blocks to The Orange Couch and get a great cup there - breakfast is not served until 9:30am. We were only 5 blocks from the French Quarter and walked through Frenchman Street most days which has the smells and sounds of New Orleans. I would definately stay at the Balcony Guest House again - clean rooms, funky place, great people and food!

Room Tip: There are two rooms that open to the second floor balcony - ask Zak for those.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael M
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Westmont, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Craig081082324
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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jack W
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Additional Information about Balcony Guest House

Property: 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 #35 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price range (per night): RM569 - RM738
Hotel Class:3 star — Balcony Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balcony Guest House, in the historic Faubourg-Marigny, is your New Orleans Bed and Breakfast above Schiro's Grocery and Cafe(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 river. Historic, alluring and relaxed(Creole Caribe), with a New Orleans style wrap-around balcony. ... more   less 
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