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... place and, yet again, different from every other place we have been in the USA. It still hasn't recovered from Katrina and some say it will never be the same again. We can't compare but what is here now is charming and brimmed with surprises. Although the six lane highways in and out are busy, the heart is tranquil, in terms of traffic at least. The public transport system, like all others, needs to be understood. We rode a variety of streetcars but none was named Desire. ...
... not only did it rain, it poured down. No one but the guide was prepared with an umbrella.
Along the way we learned other interesting facts about very old New Orleans history involving writers such as Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. Brian showed us an original mosaic that was still in good condition. Very interesting! Everyone had fun and got a good buzz on. We've made plans to party with our SF friends tomorrow night. One of the great things ...
... I was expecting. I decided it was time to explore nonetheless. New Orleans is definitely one of the more interesting places I've been to. The French Quarter especially is worth a visit. All the buildings look like they've been unchanged since they were built by the French and Spanish. Courtesy of it's geography this rings true. Hurricane Katrina seemed to affect everywhere but the French Quarter, which to me felt a bit like a tourism conspiracy. I guess they couldn't have ...
... she would proceed to spend the rest of the night curled up to her knees on a seat by the fountain talking to a mysterious someone on her phone via headphones. I would proceed to meet gabe in the front porch, quite intoxicated and looking for his pack of cigarettes, i would share two of mine with him as he filled me in on his wandering life and the mardi gras insanity to come (a city of 400k swells to over 4 million in one week) i now have mixed feelings of yearning to ...
... if her husband is holding us up and he laughs, we keep chatting and find out more info about the area and where to go and not go and now we wish we had another day here, would have been great to spend more time with them and visit some of the places they told us. New Orleans has changed in my eyes during the last couple of days, definitely for the better. We bud our goodbyes and Char and I head off to look through so e of the shops and end up at Cafe Dumont so of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Magnolia Mansion New Orleans
I have not stayed at this B&B but felt I should write a review after the problems I had with trying to even get information about the place.
Romantic, relaxing B&B
If you're looking for a quiet and romantic place to stay, then I would highly recommend the Magnolia Mansion. Everything was very clean, recently renovated and well-kept. The bed in the Mardi Gras room is the most comfortable I've ever slept in.It's a B&B, not a hotel, so don't expect a 24-hour consierge. But Nemo, the manager, is a very friendly and interesting host who can explain how to get around the cityand make dinner reservations. His suggestions were terrific!If you're looking for some class and relaxation in a bawdy city, this is the place.
A little bit of New Orleans history
What a delightful place to stay!! We spent 4 nites there in septmber of 2003. The owner is greatr and Nemo, the manager, is a real kick. They make excursion reservations for you and the breakfast is wonderful. It is one block from the St. Charles trolley. A 10 minute ride to waterfront or French Quarter. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Chip Brady
The B&B was hosting a wedding reception on one of the three nights we stayed there; however, we not informed until we saw the catering staff. My husband was not feeling well and we wanted to stay in our room and order supper in but we were told we could not order in due to the reception. To top the evening off, we had to listen to the very loud DJ with pounding bass until 11pm.I found it comical (days later) that we had to sign off on a list of rules for the house while management showed no consideration for their guests and informing us of an event at the mansion. Other than the reception evening, we found the mansion a bit too quite and we felt we had to walk on egg shells.We were very disappointed with our stay here.
Superb Garden District B&B
This is a very special and beautiful old garden district house that has been done up in theme style rooms. The overall feel is very luxurious, like an overdone Victorian house. The rooms are comfortable and large, the decor unique. We stayed in the Vampire Room, which was quite something. The feel of the place is very private -- you can spend time with the owner, or just do your own thing. This is not a high service place like a chain hotel, but if you appreciate a quiet, romantic take on New Orleans, this place can't be beat.
We spent 5 pleasant nites at the mansion! It made us realize what a wonderful place New Orleans must have been in the early 1900's. The entire mansion was a wonderful step back in time. From the terrific decor to the best bed we have ever had on a trip,to the great dining room, We had a memorable stay. Holly, the owner was just a delight to be around. The security is excellent. Nemo (John) is funny and waits on you hand and foot. The mansion is spotlessly clean and even though the humidity outside was almost unbearable, it was perfect inside. We fully recommend this mansion to you. It adds so much to your stay in New Orleans
Great place to stay...
We stayed at the mansion July 24th-28th 2003. This B & B is wonderful. The decor is so luxurious it is almost unbelievable! We stayed in the "Vampire" room, I have never slept in a more comfortable bed and wished I could have taken the bathtub home. The St. Charles streetcar is one block away only a 10 minute ride to the French Quarter. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The only downside was that there seemed to be no staff at the hotel after about 7 in the evening, that was a little unsettling. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted a very romantic place to stay!
Although the house is beautiful, the rules of the home are ridiculous.
Terrific B & B
The Magnolia Mansion was lovely both inside and out. We stayed in the "Gone With the Wind Room" it was large with charming furniture, a king size bed, cable tv, and a well appointed bath. It is in the Garden district near the street car.I would stay again.
Loved the Magnolia Mansion!
December 2002 - The Magnolia Mansion is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. The beauty of the inside and outside of this mansion is tremendous. Our time spent at the mansion was nothing but a pleasure, very quiet and relaxing. The "resident ghost", Kristian, had a lot of character and was very helpful. The location is prime, not too far away from anything (especially if you ride the St. Charles Streetcar.) We would highly recommend to anyone visiting the "Big Easy", to give this beautiful place a try - You won't be disappointed! We really enjoyed our trip to the "Big Easy"!