Xandria and Justin said:December 14, 2009 1:05 pm PST
The Creole Inn was lovely. The staff is super friendly, especially Gayl. The location is perfect, and so is the price. I will definitely come back and stay here.
Tonya McLennan said:November 3, 2009 6:28 pm PST
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and we loved it. The rooms are nice and the beds are super comfy! When we come back to town, we will definately book a room here again!
drummer49 (Haines City, Florida) June 2008 said:October 22, 2009 6:33 pm PST
This inn is actually a private home built in the 1850's and lovingly maintained for over 150 years. The new owner is remodeling, but you'd never know it (no hammers, paint smell, etc). He's brought in new and antique furniture. For example, I slept in an old 4-poster bed with memory foam mattress. A wonderful combination.
As I was travelling with my daughter,we stayed in a two-bedroom suite called the "Brass Suite". Her bed was an old brass and ceramic unit, again with new bedding. She said it slept great. The rooms are rather small, but you're not living there, just sleeping. There is a balcony in this suite which overlooks the courtyard, described below.
Your hosts are friendly, intelligent, and really make you feel more like you're staying at a friend's house than some stuffy B&B. They have a rear courtyard filled with lush tropical plants and well shaded by a huge live oak tree. The tree and house mutually protected each other during Katrina, so we were told.
Breakfast is a continental, self-service array of fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, and the best tasting coffee you've had in years! (They called it French Sumatra Blend)
If you'd rather be one of the family than some outsider paying to stay in someone's house, the Creole Inn is for you. Nice folks, expert local advice, and a great night's sleep. Well worth the stay.
My husband and I stayed here for a week and didn't want to leave! We've been to nola several times and have always stayed in one of the big hotels. I wanted, however, to try something more authentic to New Orleans and convinced my husband to give it a try. Glenn and Diana Smith, the new innkeepers, were terrific and the inn is better than we anticipated. The beds in our suite were so comfortable we didn't want to get up. The free use of the computer was particularly helpful to us. We had everything we needed. There was fresh fruit and other goodies daily, a refridgerator outside our door for our use, and a lovely patio area in the back.
The location is safe, the neighborhood charming and we never had a problem finding a parking spot on the street.
Diana works tirelessly keeping it clean and comfortable. When I mentioned to Diana that it was my husband's birthday, when we got back from dinner a b'day card was waiting for him! And be sure to follow her restaurant recomendations!
The next time we visit our daughter at Tulane, which can't be soon enough!) we will definately stay at the Creole Inn!
The Creole Inn is a cute and cozy B&B in one of my favorite parts of New Orleans, the Faubourg Marigny (just east of the French Quarter). We like the Marigny because it's close to all the attractions, yet quiet and more residential than the Quarter. Our favorite haunts are around Frenchmen Street, and we could get there in under 10 minutes walking. Parking is also quite easy in this part of town, which is a huge benefit!
The innkeepers, Glenn and Diana, were fantastic! They were friendly, hospitable, and fun to spend time with. Our second night there, they invited us to the back patio for some snacks and sangria. They were the perfect balance of being friendly without seeming pushy or nosy. I actually wish we'd had more time to hang out with them. Breakfast was set out every morning, and it was always a little different: bagels one day, pastries the next. They also had free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and super comfortable beds! There was always an electric kettle to make hot tea any time of day, which was nice during the cooler, rainy days.
The rooms were small, but for two people, it's definitely enough space. Everything is very clean and comfortable, and it's definitely one of the best bargains we've had in the city. We will most certainly stay here again, and we would recommend them to anyone!
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