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Jacksonville, Fl
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Staying at the Rathbone Mansion was a pleasant experience. We stayed in the mansion across the street from the main house where the office is located. We are in fairly good physical condition so didn't mind staying on the third floor, as there is no elevator. Our friends w/ us preferred to stay on a lower level and the owners...

1Thank Monicajax
mobile ala
Reviewed 17 May 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights and felt right at home, only a couple of blocks from the French Quarter we walked there every evening and stumbled back everynight, The hostess made the best Choclate chip pancakes i have had.

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NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

The Chocolate Chip Pancakes are one of my favs too, glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see y'all again soon, Cheers, Pat

Reviewed 14 May 2013

My husband and I stayed here in September, I thought I posted a review,but I must have forgot. We arrived early the lady who greeted us was so sweet and helpful. Not only was our room ready but we was given an free upgrade the a larger room at the second inn that was across the street.I loved this inn...

1Thank teresa540
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

And I'll be waiting for you in July, Can't wait to see you both again! Cheers, Pat

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2013

You can't get airport transfers to this property so you are forced to pay $33 for a cab. When we arrived it felt like the owner had someplace to be and was just waiting on us. We than had to carry all our luggage up 26 stairs. We wanted to see a major concert in town, yet owner could give...

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

WOW, this is SO WRONG! You most certainly CAN get a shuttle from the airport to both of our properties, why you could not find the clearly marked booth at the airport I don't know. And no one FORCED you to do anything, but yourselves. I remember y'all because of the concert you mentioned, you e-mailed me about it and...

Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Super B&B just outside the French Quarter. Close to the action when you want to have some fun but also far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet after fun on Bourbon Street. Rooms are a good size, beds comfortable and the hot tub in back is great. If you are looking for a change from a hotel, at...

1Thank Doghouse66
NewOrleansPat, General Manager at Rathbone Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Cheers, Pat

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 29 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!

1Thank 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

Austin, Texas
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...

2Thank 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

Hymera, Indiana, United States
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....

4Thank 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...

Bar Harbor, Maine
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...

3Thank 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

Opp, Alabama
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...

5Thank 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...

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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: $191 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rathbone Mansions 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Room 2 was quiet, but mattress had seen better days.”
 of 5 bubbles DarleneV841, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A room in a different hotel is your best bet.”
  • TV cords hanging from the wall
  • Kinda broken stuff
  • Mold all over the air conditioner - coming into your room?
  • Unidentified holes in the wall
  • The banister that is totally broken
  • The phone that doesn't do anything
 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.”
  • Living room in Mardis Gras suite.
  • Kitchen in Mardis Gras suite.
  • 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
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