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... with us stopping only for restroom breaks and gas (came within 20 miles of making it here without re-fueling) as we made and packed our lunches before we left Dan's. We did have one mishap at the gas station in New Orleans. The driver (to be nameless) took a sharp angle to the pump, underestimating the clearance the camper had to the bollard protecting the pump. So the camper has a streak of red paint along its side with one of the access panels ...
... it looked small but is pretty large inside and like Vegas drinking is free when you are gambling. Unfortunately we didn't have the luck we had in Vegas so we didn't stay too long!! Like San Francisco, New Orleans, have cable cars. We took the car up to City Park. The park was big and had a Sculpture museum going on all around. The sculptures and art work were really interesting and it was fun venturing through looking at them all. We ...
... to pay for the numerous loads it takes to keep a family of 5 in clean clothes.
Woke up to rain again the next day! We decided to take the Sightseeing double decker bus to learn about New Orleans. You would think we would choose to sit inside the bus to stay dry but no, we sat on the top deck in our matching ponchos the tour company gives you. That's ...
... driving for miles through some nice country side on this very small country road - probably not designed for RV's, but it didn't stop other drivers from overtaking or pulling out in front.
We had one lady pull onto the road from a T intersection only to just stop dead in the middle of the road, her truck was stopped across the road so she took up both lanes, she just stopped, god only knows why, but she beckoned us to go around her - there was hardly any room to do so ...
... the ship had to do a 180 turn to point in the right direction. The sunset was really gorgeous too.
We got ready for dinner and then headed down to the Concierge Lounge, where they have drinks and appetizers every night from 5-8:30pm - wow, what a deal. It’s basically bottle service on wine, and the buffet of treats stayed full. This alone give us value in the suite costs. We sat with a family from ...
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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"!