A New Orleans Bed and Breakfast
"One of the Country's Best B & B's" -Forbes Magazine
Lanaux Mansion New Orleans Bed and Breakfast Logo
Lanaux Mansion New Orleans Bed and Breakfast was seen in the Brad Pitt Movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

What Our Guests Say



From Our Guestbook:

The house is gorgeous! We had a lovely, restful time. — Stuart and Elizabeth, From The Guestbook

It has been a special delight to be guests in your beautiful home — Brandi and Bruce, From The Guestbook

This place was a very peaceful retreat — Ed and Ron, From The Guestbook

Yours is a very special place, and you have some kind of sixth sense about how to make your guests feel at home. Thank you so much! — Honey Naylor, From The Guestbook

This was the most romantic place. Thank you so much for the perfect setting for the wedding proposal — Nicki and Rip, From The Guestbook

Even though we were here on business, this felt like home at the end of a long day. We really appreciated all the attention to detail! — Robbin and Candy Johnson, From The Guestbook

Your hospitality and kindness added to our special weekend. — Arin and Stephanie, From The Guestbook

[The Lanaux Suite is] a delightful room in which a friendship of twenty years ago was renewed. — A. Nusbaum, From The Guestbook

Thank you for lovingly restoring Mr. Johnson’s house to its former splendor and turning it into a warm and wonderful space for visitors of your fair city. — Al and Marta Kelly, From The Guestbook

Thank you for making our stay in New Orleans a memorable experience. You’ve done a wonderful job with this beautiful house. — Jane and Ron, From The Guestbook

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The rooms are truly magnificent and the hospitality made us feel right at home. We wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else on our next visit. — Jo and Howard, From The Guestbook

Thanks for opening your lovely home to us. It’s a beautiful place, truly New Orleans. You can’t go to a hotel and feel at home like here. It will be remembered for many anniversaries to come. — Mary and Chad, Lake Charles, LA, From The Guestbook

A handsome, fascinating house in a fine location. Try lunch at the Praline Connection around the corner. — J. Wynn The Boston Herald, From The Guestbook

What a beautiful place for us to spend our 20th anniversary. Two days of peace and quiet and great food away from the hectic life of business and kids! Almost like we stepped back in time — Debbie and Brian, Baton Rouge, LA, From The Guestbook

Thanks for sharing a piece of your city’s history and hospitality. We couldn’t have had a better time. — Joy and Dannie, Hampton, VA, From The Guestbook

The Lanaux was so close to all the places we wanted to visit. — Leo and Bea, From The Guestbook

What a beautiful place for us to stay on our 17th anniversary. When you walk in the door you just say WOW. — Rich and Kathy Gulfport, MS, From The Guestbook

I’m overwhelmed with the attention paid to all details put into the restoration of this house. Time and love spent doing it shows in every nook and cranny. — Kyla and Ruyuske. Boston, MA and Stuart, FL, From The Guestbook

We truly had a secluded and romantic weekend. What a way to begin our engagement. Thank you so much. — Kirsten and Eric NY, NY, From The Guestbook

Places like this make New Orleans special — Brian and Karen, Gretna, LA, From The Guestbook

Thank you for making our stay in New Orleans so comfortable and authentic. The room was beautiful and really made us feel like we were in the Old South. — Sara and Aleya, From The Guestbook

Our room felt luxurious, historic and romantic. We appreciate your passion and courtesy. — Camille and Jerome Philadelphia, PA, From The Guestbook

The house is literally breathtaking. The little extra things ya’ll did for us made these few days ones we will remember. — Philip and Carrie, From The Guestbook

I felt like a queen. — Carrie, From The Guestbook

You have restored this home with love in each detail — thank you for preserving this treasure. — Senator Robert and Claudia Adley Benton, LA, From The Guestbook

We’d recommend your B&B to ANYONE! — Nicol and Jeff, Jacksonville, FL, From The Guestbook

This enchanted cottage is amazing! We live in Baton Rouge and come to New Orleans often to get away – and never have we stayed in such a special romantic and secluded place – in a great neighborhood, too. Felt like home….Thank you for this gem in the Quarter! — Natalie & Chandler, From The Guestbook

…Our only regret was not being able to stay in this enchanted cottage longer! It was truly a delight and added a special memory to our visit to New Orleans. Thank you Ruth for your kind hospitality. — Helen & Isaiah Pachsen, Cambridge, MA, From The Guestbook

This is my first trip to New Orleans – I am having a wonderful time — here for 8 days which is glorious! Last week I stayed at a hotel on Decatur for my first 4 nights, and here for my last 4 nights – there is no comparison – I feel so much more comfortable and at home here, and love the courtyard, as well as Ruth — Guest, From The Guestbook

This cottage is a gem in New Orleans. We came from several nights at a large hotel chain and absolutely loved the tranquility and beauty of this spot. Thank you for your hospitality — we — Chris & Maggie Coppens, Westwood, MA, From The Guestbook

This cottage is a New Orleans gem! The location is perfect, ad we felt right at home. We will most definitely recommend this B&B to all of our Canadian friends — Thanks Ruth – Merci, du fond de nos coeurs – a la prochaine! — Nicole and Rheal, Ottawa, Canada, From The Guestbook

We had a wonderful time in New Orleans. The Enchanted Cottage was just perfect. You have a beautiful home, thank you so much for your hospitality. And the restaurants you recommended were the best we — Sara & Al, Washington DC, From The Guestbook

This place is a New Orleans gem. I highly recommend this Inn. The enchanted cottage was amazing! Not only was the cottage itself charming, the outside courtyard was to die for! We had our coffee outside every morning listening to the fountain in the private — Jaclyn & Jason Lombardo, Newport, RI, From The Guestbook

An enchanted time in the enchanted cottage! …Finding you was the best thing that could have happened. Loved all the amenities – you’ve thought of everything. — Margaret & Scott, Princeton, NJ, From The Guestbook

The Enchanted Cottage – aptly named – was the best part of our stay in NOLA. Clean and quiet – private. Restful. Thank you Ruth – for providing such a lovely hide-a-way. — Tim and Jain, Tucson Az, From The Guestbook



From Tripadvisor.com:

“The Enchanted Cottage lived up to its name.” I can say without question that staying with Ruth will be a priority for our next vacation to New Orleans. We could not have asked for a nicer time. — CR and_KR, Indianapolis, IN, From TripAdvisor.com

“Perfect Location, Beautiful!” I would most certainly recommend this place to anyone wishing to stay in New Orleans, and we will definitely be back. — Jodi L., Baton Rouge, LA, From TripAdvisor.com

“A Special Place.” Staying at Lanaux Mansion was like stepping into a little space of serenity and beauty and hospitality. — harpcomm, Tallahassee, From TripAdvisor.com

“OUTSTANDING!!!” I can not say enough amazing things about this place. The mansion was conveniently close to everything in the French Quarter. You could walk to any of the major streets, restaurants and sights….We give this place 5 stars and can not urge you enough to stay there! We will definitely be back to the Lanaux Mansion! Thanks for an amazing vacation. — JaclynLombardo, Newport, Rhode Island, From TripAdvisor.com

“Wonderful time at this amazing mansion.” Ruth’s garden is delightful and I loved coming back in late afternoon and having a cup of tea and relaxing in the garden. Our room had everything we needed and was very charming. — Shelia K, Castro Valley, California, From TripAdvisor.com

“The most beautiful interior design we have seen.” Let me begin with the clearing up a matter of Bed&Breakfast. This is not your random spartan B&B. This is the most well decorated house/hotel I have seen in my life… — Ansik, Stockholm, Sweden, From TripAdvisor.com

“’Perfect’ Covers It!” The worth-every-penny cottage was the perfect, private, quiet location for our visit…. With the French Quarter on one side and Frenchmen Street on the other, there couldn’t have been a better location for us. We can — Review, 1/26/2012, From BedAndBreakfast.com



From BedandBreakfast.com:

“Lanaux Shines.” We stayed in the Enchanted Cottage and it was VERY clean and well stocked with anything you would need for your stay. Ruth was extremely gracious and went out of her way to make sure our stay was wonderful! We highly recommend Lanaux Mansion the next time you’re in New Orleans!! — Reviewed 1/15/2012, From BedAndBreakfast.com

“Absolutely worth every penny and more!!!!!” Lanaux Mansion exceeded my expectations and more. Ms. Ruth was a doll and there to greet us when we arrive. I would definitely stay here again. Well worth the price and more. — Reviewed 1/5/12, From BedAndBreakfast.com

“A charming, darling, convenient and cozy place!” We LOVED our stay at the Lanaux Mansion! …One of the best parts about the Lanaux Mansion was how close it was to EVERYTHING. We were a block from the French Quarter and a block from trendy local music houses, bars and restuarants. Completely safe to walk around at night, but right in the middle of a lot of nightlife! We cannot recommend it highly enough—hope you enjoy your stay even a fraction as much as we did! — Reviewed 11/14/2011, From BedAndBreakfast.com

Perfect place to stay. Lanaux Mansion was amazing. We stayed in the Enchanted Cottage, which is like having an apartment in the best area of New Orleans…if we ever go to New Orleans again, we’ll be staying here. Highly recommended — Reviewed 10/10/12, From BedAndBreakfast.com