HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade
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Historical Traveler Reviews HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade New Orleans
I go to New Orleans for business a couple times a year and usually stay in hotel. During this visit I had a business associate with me and wanted to try out one of New Orleans elite B&B's. So we chose the HH Whitney house.
Glen and Randy make the experience wonderful, by giving endless suggestions about great places to eat, perfect driving directions, and tons wonderful hospitality. Not to mention the great breakfasts!!!
The atmosphere is beautiful, with all of the modern amenities with a sense of old world charm!
I would definitely stay again.
I've stayed in so many B&Bs over the years and I'd have to say the HH Whitney House is by far, the best that I've had the pleasure to stay at. A very dear friend introduced me to the HH Whitney House and I am so grateful that she did! I had heard stories about the House and Glen and Randy's hospitality, but the stories paled in comparison to real-life. Glen's welcoming greeting as I stepped out of the cab, made me feel like I was a cherished friend arriving for a long awaited visit and not just a guest staying at a B&B. I was immediately taken by the absolute beauty of the house. The elegant victorian parlor, the beautiful bedrooms, and the relaxing garden. The warmth of the dinning room where I shared so many wonderful morning meals with others. Yet, amid all this elegance is a feeling as comfortable as a "home". Imagine feeling so comfortable in a house that isn't yours. That's the way I felt during my entire stay. Besides the beauty of the house itself, Glen and Randy are the epitome of gracious southern hospitality. Nothing fake, nothing "put on", just genuine warmth and friendship! The day I left, I felt like I was leaving behind family. The HH Whitney House is more than just a B&B... it's a real Home Away From Home!
Very hospitable B&B
Glen and Randy, the Inn Keepers are extremely friendly, helpful, and welcoming hosts. They advised us on everything from restaurants, to sights to see, and directions to get there. They were very accomodating and helped us with whatever we requested, from internet access, to a bowl of cereal in the late hours of the night.
Best B&B Ever.
The Whitney House is fantastic. It is only a few blocks from the French Quarter. The two owners, Glen and Randy, give you great recomendations for restaurants, entertainment and sight seeing. They provide you with maps and directions and can get you into any restaurant in the area. The property itself is fantastic. The rooms are all done in period furnishings and are very nice. Breakfast is served in the main dining room with the other guests and it is excellent and plentiful. If you have time, sit down and visit with Glen and Randy. They are great hosts and can tell you more history of the area that most. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definately stay there again.
Cozy and Cosmopolitan! Ambience in Old South Style
You will feel at elegant ease in the Whitney House- wear a bathrobe or your formal attire at the breakfast table and you will fit right in (the food is VERY good and ample supplies of it are available, so you might bring elastic waist pants- in fact, that goes for ALL of your New Orleans visit!!). Each room has its own character and although you are in rooms restored to their old original elan, all the modern conveniences are there! Glen Miller is the co-owner and concierge and orchestrates all around him as well as the OTHER Glen Miller did! There is a spirit there that imbues good fellowship in guests, making your stay there part of the entire New Orleans visit, rather than just a hang-your-hat....Thanks, Glen and Randy, for offering those settings, services and vibes!
I found HH Whitney House purely by accident and stay there every visit I can. I go to New Orleans for business a couple times a year and I love the city - Glen and Randy make it even better. The food is delicious, the rooms beautiful, the detail interesting, the beds comfortable and the attention I get goes beyond my expectations.
New Orleans charm with pampering hosts
My wife and I have been to numerous B&Bs, but this was our first trip to New Orleans. Our pampering hosts Randy and Glen were by far the
best hosts we have ever encountered at a B&B.
They showed us were to go in the french quarter, drove us in to the quarter on the night we arrived,
offerred us drinks upon arrival, and were just plain down to earth to talk with. The rooms at the H.H. Whitney House were exceptionally clean and charming. The Solarium Suite was excellent with
lots of room, high ceilings, and a balcony to relax on. When I find the time I'm sure we will find ourselves here again and again! Look no further for a place to unwind.
Lovely house & gracious hosts
We very much enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was plentyful and tasty, and we really appreciated the extra touches like bathrobes and slippers. The house is beautiful, and even though it's in an area that's a little dicey at night, it's very conveniently located near the I-10 freeway and the French Quarter.
Awesome place,awesome hosts
Our stay at the HH was great. The hosts were amesome. They were fabulous cooks and great with the kids. Breakfast was amazing. We stayed in the downstairs apartment of the adjacent building. It was very nice. Very large as well. We had 4 adults and 2 children in our group. Size was no problem. The only potential cons were:1.The traffic was a little noisy in the front bedroom. This was only in the morning and it did not bother us. Just a note for those who need absolute silence.2. Location is exactly as described. 2 minute cab ride to the French Quarter. We prefer to be more centrally located,being able to walk where we want to go. This could be a potential pro for someone who would prefer a quieter location and not mind taking cabs.
Great House - Great Hosts
We stayed at the H.H. Whitney House over Easter weekend 2003 and had a great time. Glen and Randy are wonderful hosts and readily offer advice, support or invite you to one of their own parties (like a wonderful crawfish boil!). The house is located outside of the French Quarter but its a quick 10-minute walk or 2 minute cab ride and cabs are plentiful and responsive. We highly recommend the H.H. Whitney House and the Solarium Suite, which includes a private second story balcony (gallery).