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Rating: 4.40

Address: 1518 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70130

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    Comments (15):

    1. Drew A.
    My fiance and I were driving through New Orleans on a road trip and it just happened to the the Jazz Festival as well.  We were either going to have to pay upwards of $300 a night in the French Quarter or stay in some sketchy neighborhood until I found the Fairchild house.  

    I was lucky enough to book a room at a very reasonable rate.  Like they said, the house is old I think it said build in 1848? but it is well maintained.  Hardwood floors look nice, there are Mardi Gras displays here and there that add a festive atmosphere.  We were 2 blocks from the train line, walking distance to food and even walked to the French Quarter.

    We were very pleasantly surprised.  Oh and the breakfast!! Was wonderful.  We different breads, pastries and Beatriz made this egg casserole every morning.  It was a great way to get up and kill the hang over before it set in :)

    Only downside - the WiFi didn't work in our room so we had to go out to the middle of the hall by the router.  Just something to keep in mind if you desperately need the internet.

    I will definitely be back next time I'm in town!

    14/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Rakhi N.
    Very nice location for the Mardi gras parades...most of them pass by.  Quiet area otherwise and walking distance from a variety of restaurant options.  It feels like  a safe neighborhood...I walked around by myself during the day and at night unscathed and comfortable. A mile from the french quarter. I only stayed there 1 night, but spent breakfast talking to Beatrice, the owner, who has been operating the property as a bed and breakfast for 20 years or so.  She's a doll!  Buildings were erected in the mid-1800's, so expect stuff that goes along with that: creaky and drafty with charm and character. The courtyard has so much potential, it would be wonderful with some better landscaping. Needs some basic maintenance, such as in my room: the cracked toilet seat and an old tiny tv. I had a great stay!

    17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Nikki L.
    I found the Fairchild House through a Groupon offer... it was my first real vacation in about 2 years.  I went to New Orleans with my good friend... we wanted a less touristy experience and the Fairchild House was perfect... charming and great location in the Garden District.  Beatriz made us feel at home and gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and places to visit.

    We loved the B&B vibe, chatting at breakfast in the morning with the other guests and Beatriz... it was a very relaxing way to start the day... considering the partying the previous evenings.  

    We were also close to the St. Charles bus(streetcar is under construction), we only took 2 cabs during our stay.  Our last day we wandered in the rain around the Garden District.  It was a wonderful trip overall.

    The next time we go to New Orleans, we are staying at Fairchild House.

    01/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Elana L.
    My boyfriend and I recently stayed at this B&B through a Groupon deal (I think it averaged to about $55/night). For that price, it was amazing.

    I actually liked the neighborhood -- you felt almost like a local. It's a 3 minute walk to the St Charles Bus and there's a great scene of restaurants and bars to explore.

    The inn is in a very charming 1800's home. Bea welcomed us -- we were actually impressed on how "on it" she was -- we were running 10 min late from the airport and we got a call to ask if we were on time.

    Our room was nice -- big vaulted ceilings, antique furniture, a good-sized fridge and a personal A/C, which is key in New Orleans in the summer. We really liked the laid-back vibe here -- housekeeping never bothered us and every time we left, we came back to a clean room :) We never tried breakfast either -- too many late nights!

    Some things that could be better:

    :: The TV was new (flat screen) but it was probably the smallest flat screen I've seen and during the olympics, it was a bit hard to watch on it.

    :: The bed could be a bit more comfortable -- it was a bit stiff and old.

    :: An iron and ironing board would be nice to have in the room -- we were there for a wedding and it's always nice not to come wrinkled :)

    :: The wifi was non-existant :(

    Overall, it was a good experience -- we'll definitely recommend the place to others.

    03/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. Chase H.
    First of all, I am not a Groupon shopper. I have stayed in the Fairchild House before and it was extremely well priced for the experience. Upon arrival we were greeted by the consierge that welcomed us there, and after checking in they gave us a cheese and wine plate to eat in the garden which made the arrival very pleasurable. The street car only a block away takes you to Canal St. to the French Quarter.

    We got off the street car and went out to Frenchman St. and Toulouse St.. We returned in the wee hours of the morning to the house and slept well. When we awoke to go downstairs for a nice breakfast with chicory coffee and a few eggs. The cook that was there was very sweet. I recommend tipping the staff unless you're a cheap-ass grouponer that has no money.

    Overall this is my favorite place to stay in New Orleans when I visit. A "normal" hotel just won't do it for a stay this historic city.

    20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Shannon H.
    I stayed here for 3 nights on my honeymoon.  We wanted a place that was close to all the action, but not in the French Quarter.  The Fairchild House met all of our expectations--reasonably priced, quiet, cute, and great neighborhood.  The staff was friendly, our room was cleaned with fresh towels daily, and there was A/C (New Orleans is HUMID!).

    I especially loved the fact that even though it is an older building, there were upgrades being made (like a new back staircase that made for easy access to our room without bothering any other guests).  There were modern conveniences like a fridge and coffeemaker, but there was also a clawfoot tub and creaky wood floors.  

    I would have no qualms about staying here again.  Be sure to take a walk around the Garden District neighborhood--it's beautiful!

    01/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Ana G.
    My fiance and I ended up at this charming B&B via a recommendation from a friend who was also staying here at the same time . The rate was reasonable for $275 for 2 nights, especially given its prime location in the Garden district a block away from St. Charles and the street car line. It is also really close to magazine street with its funky shops and bars.

    The place itself totally has a personality, its not one of those pretentious bed and breakfasts, and it seems to cater to a younger crowd (late 20s to early 30's). Their rate includes a continental breakfast, which I didn't partake in due to the late nights we had during our stay, but I did find a coffee cake lying around, which was pretty decent :-). The rooms also vary in size, our friend's room had a kitchenette, while ours had an antique armoire. The two rooms had a small tv, mini-fridge and comfortable bathrooms and showers and were both uniquely decorated. I also appreciated the high thread count sheets and comfortable four poster bed.  Their showers take a little time to heat warm water, but that's expected for an old house. Oh and their courtyard was just charming, it had tables where you could hang out and have a drink before going out.

    The staff was very friendly and easy to get a hold of as long as you have their number handy as the check in area tends to be empty unless you call ahead.

    Either way, the value, location, ambiance, amenities, was just great. I definitely plan on staying here again.

    23/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Chris H.
    Fairchild House is a true gem. House oozes character and the owner, Beatrix and her mom, are pure pleasure.
    We stayed four days at Fairchild and enjoyed every minute of it. The house is located a very short walk to the St. Charles streetcar which came in very handy. It's also a good walk to Magazine Street which we did late at night with no worries.
    Our room was cozy and worth what we paid. Could stand a little TLC but nothing you would expect from a 200 yr old house. We were given keys for the main gate, getting into the house and, of course, our room.
    The shower in our room was super sensitive to minor adjustments so it was a delicate balance between super hot and bone chilling cold.
    Would we stay here again. Heck yeah...plan to.

    24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Ruben G.
    Wow.   Sweet, generous, hospitable.  Those are the words that first come to mind when describing Beatriz, our hostess at The Fairchild House.  She upgraded us to a king room simply because... she wanted to? (Thanks, Bea!)

    This place is on the funkier side of the Garden District, but that is reflected in the price.  The house was built in the 1800's, so yes - the floors and stairs are creaky.  The rooms have 12 foot ceilings, and every room has a window air conditioner.  The bathroom in our room was recently redone, and it was splendid!  (Translation: lots of hot water, ample water pressure, and room enough for two of us to move around.)  There is a patio out back along an enormous hedge - I can only imagine it can help you keep cool during the NO summers.  The breakfast room has a wonderful old bar as a counter - Beatriz keeps the hutch that used to sit behind it in the reception area.  I can only imagine the effort it took to move those in there!  Breakfast includes breads, cereals and fresh fruit - along with juices, tea and coffee.

    The neighborhood, as stated, is toward the funkier end of the Garden District (on the downtown side).  This proved to be no problem, however.  We came strolling back fairly late many of the nights we were there, and never felt unsafe.  Also, its location puts it a block or two away from lots of eateries... and just a block from the St. Charles streetcar line... primo!  I am certain that we'll stay here again, the next time we get to New Orleans.

    02/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. George S.
    Outstanding and authentic accomodation in the Lower Garden District. A short ride to the Quarter on the streetcar and a fun neighborhood make this a good choice. Incredibly comfortable bed and all-around cozy feel to the room. We asked for a special concession and it was given with no hesitation whatsoever - just try that kind of thing at the Hilton.

    14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Rose G.
    I love this B&B. It's not fancy, like the Magnolia, but it has it's charm. You can not beat the price, because it is 2x's (if not more) cheaper than the other B&Bs in the Garden District. For the value of the rooms, and the location, you cannot get any better than this hidden gem.

    The owner is a complete sweetheart. If there was anything wrong with the room, then they were able to fix it. It does get a little cold in the fall/winter months, but come on... It's an almost 200 year old home, what do you expect?!? That's why there are quilts in the armoires.

    I stayed 10/29-31/2010 for Voodoo Fest and have been looking forward to another stay at Fairchild. I cannot wait until our birthday extended weekend in January 2014 with my husband.

    04/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Adiah O.
    I'm updating my review based on my stay for New Years 2013. This place is still a winner. It has charm, hospitality, clean rooms, and an excellent breakfast. The owner is sweet lady with pleasant conversation. I even met a new friend from Berlin. Ill be back for a conference soon. The best part is the privacy. I love places that leave you to your own. Hotels have so many rules. This bed and breakfast is the way to go.

    14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Brian H.
    In terms of B&Bs, this a nice, affordable, no frills establishment. One night in the standard room cost me ~$120 (I wish I would have seen the aforementioned Groupon...).

    Staff was really sweet. The room was "rustic": meaning everything in it was old, but in a cute way. I even checked under the bed for a trundle. And I decided to find the Robert E Lee painting in the lobby "quaint".

    Breakfast was spartan - but who needs much when the Ruby Slipper and Surey's right down the street, offering some of the Big Easy's best brunch-so-hard options?

    17/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Jennifer S.
    So thrilled with this place! I was nervous, because we got a groupon deal for $49/night. With it being so cheap, I thought it might be rough, and I'm so glad I was wrong! Everything about this place was charming! Breakfast is served from 8:30-9:30 and it is low key and relaxed. We had our own entrance into our room, and it had a tv with DVD player, microwave, and mini fridge.

    The key to our room, also opened the gate. You have to have a key to get in and out of the gate, so don't lose it! I felt very safe the whole time. The walk to the streetcar only took about 3 min.. Just one street over and a couple blocks down. The restaurants in walking distance were awesome, and more affordable than when you go into the French Quarter.

    We loved the city and want to stay at the Fairchild House again when we come back.

    18/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Christina V.
    We had an excellent stay here. The Bed and Breakfast is located in the Garden District, which is about a ten minute drive if you're headed to the French Quarter. At first I wasnt sure if it was close enough but I'm glad I didnt stay closer - it was nice and quiet and relaxing.

    The price was great  - I actually learned about it through a Groupon I saw online, and even though I didnt use the Groupon I still ended up paying what I consider a very fair price for a lovely Bed and Breakfast.

    Our room was on the first floor - which I wasnt thrilled about but it was a good sized room with a bathroom in it. The decor, as you would imagine, was antique and the ceilings were very high. I was joking with my husband that it is probably haunted! lol

    The coffee is wonderful! What you can expect for breakfast is: Yogurt, Cereal, Eggs, Sausage, Pastries, Tea, Milk, Orange Juice. Its quite the spread.

    The keepers are so nice and will sit with you at breakfast to talk to you about the city and the property. They are so sweet and knowledgeable

    There are a few parking spaces on the property. though street parking was ample when we went so we didn't have an issue.

    I had a wonderful time and i recommend.

    17/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0