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Terrell House in New Orleans, LA

Terrell House in New Orleans, LA


Located on Magazine Street in New Orleans' historic Garden District, Terrell House is an affordable, yet luxurious lodging and special events venue with unprecedented southern hospitality and charm. Our location will make you feel like a local and help you to easily immerse yourself in all that New Orleans has to offer.

Terrell House also provides a top notch breakfast for all of our guests made fresh each morning. Some guest favorites include our famous Crème Brûlée French Toast, Creole Eggs, and savory Shrimp & Grits!


Established in 2006.

The Terrell House has been described by guests as "an oasis in the heart of historic New Orleans -- achieving a balance between elegance and comfort".

Built in 1857 for Richard Terrell, a wealthy cotton broker originally from Natchez, Mississippi, the Terrell House is a grand three story Italianate stucco-over-brick mansion.  The main house features porches, galleries, and balconies framed in ornate cast iron and a brick New Orleans courtyard complete with several fountains and lush vegetation.

Many of the original architectural elements remain in the house.  Guests may relax in the courtyard as well as enjoy use of the beautifully appointed double parlors and den featuring 14 foot ceilings crowned with plaster moldings and ornate ceiling medallions.  Period English and American antiques are to be found throughout the house but modern amenities abound where comfort is an issue.


Company Info:

Rating: 5.00

Address: 1441 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Comments (19):

1. John S.
I was staying here with my Mom and I assumed it would be just a regular old fashioned bed and breakfast. I was totally wrong. This place was no ordinary bed and breakfast. It was a beautiful place. Gorgeous on the inside and very pretty on the outside. The Terrell House felt very "homey." Not only was this place amazingly beautiful, but the service was terrific. The owner was so nice and gave us great recommendations for places to eat. The staff was friendly and helpful as well. They were very talkative and gave us good restaurant choices. The cleaning staff was so sweet. They introduced themselves and acted like we were family. Also the Terrell House is right near shopping places and great restaurants in New Orleans. I would 100% suggest staying here. Absolutely had an amazing experience.

14/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Mak J.
A very lovely place.  I enjoyed my stay.  I highly recommend this B&B.

28/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Michelle M.
Pretty much perfect.  Beautiful place, delicious food, clean room, friendly people.  We gave it an A+

11/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Tamara D.
I was at the Terrell house at the end of November 2012 with a large group. We had the whole house to ourselves. Linda and Anica were perfect hosts and very friendly. I have a wheat sensitivity, which Anica bent over backward to accommodate with gluten-free options. She prepared some of the most delicious and gourmet meals I've ever had. I especially liked the rich and creamy grits. Delicious!

19/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. K S.
I completely agree with L.D.... I am also a snob when it comes to where I stay.  The Terrell House was above and beyond any review, and the photos (although lovely) do no justice to how great this GEM is.  
The staff is wonderful (Annika is a true one-of-a-kind (SO willing to help in any way), the property stunning, and the customer service and attention to every detail is just amazing!
I recommend 100%!!  
Oh, and the BREAKFAST!!!  Everyday is a feast!  Absolutely amazing!

18/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Hans T.
Our five days at Terrell House were great fun. The location on Magazine in the Lower Garden District was much mellower than the Quarter. A great location to chill after running around NO. The BnB has a relaxing patio area that was great for DIY happy hours.

The rooms are great, particularly the larger ones in the main house. Very high ceilings and all the furnishings you would want in a classic NO residence.

The breakfasts, as noted by others, were a real highlight of the stay. We had some vegetarians in our group and the folks there made special veg-friendly versions of most dishes. The food we had there was among the best we had in NO.

01/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. L D.
I am a bed and breakfast snob. It doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to be "right". I searched all the review sites, and decided that The Terrell House was the place for the Garden District part of my week stay in New Orleans, and I'm so glad I did. It's in a great part of Magazine Street, walkable to the street car, dining and to shopping.

Let me just say that The Terrell House looked lovely online, but it was simply exquisite in person! Pictures can't do it justice. You'll see! Linda really takes pride in her house, and it shows in her excellent taste in decor, art, and creature comforts such as high end mattresses, and linens from heaven... You don't feel like you are being watched or can't use any of the furniture, but if it was my house, I'd be following everyone around to make sure they didn't hurt anything! Ha! I just can't stress enough how beautiful this bed and breakfast is! I wanted for nothing while staying there. I also really like that Linda is there when you want her, and well, you know... She was also very helpful by email with all my questions, and answered me very quickly.

Breakfast was very nice, with the highlight of a different kind of grits dish every day. I have never had much interest in grits, but let me tell you these were scrummy! They are flexible a bit with breakfast time, and ask you about that. I am easy, yet it was nice to be asked. Ice, soda and water are plentiful at all times.

We stayed two nights in the amazing Gold Room that had a charming attached room with daybed, and as I booked at a busy time of year, I did move on my last night to The King Suite, which was equally amazing, and I was very happy that my Husband and I got to stay in another one of their fabulous rooms! Linda was very considerate about the move also... My Brother stayed in the apartment they own across the street. I cannot stress how unbelievably stunning THAT place was! I would live there!

And last but not least, the prices-so fair it's not funny! If you stayed in a bed and breakfast in California of that caliber, if you could even find one, well, I don't want to give Linda any ideas, so let's just say the price would be double at the very least... Thanks Linda, for the special time!

02/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Daniel E.
Having never been to NOLA previously or much less stayed in a B&B, you'd think I might be inclined to exaggerate my rating. However, Terrell House AND its staff were no less than amazing! Granted, the manager that we dealt with was in transition to another career at the time, both she and the chef were nothing short of gracious, personable and downright hospitable. My wife and I (along with three other couples) chose this B&B for our stay during the 311 Day celebration in March. We may not have been their typical caliber of guests, but that didn't seem to bother them. They were able to accommodate our friend's gluten intolerance for each breakfast (which were very flexible in scheduling), and the food was outstanding. Our stay included several late nights out on the town, but access to the house and courtyard after hours was no issue whatsoever. They even worked with a local shuttle/limo service to arrange transportation to and from New Orleans Arena for all eight of us on the night of the concert. It was a truly remarkable experience. I would definitely stay here when we venture back to New Orleans.

19/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Shantel M.
If I could give Terrell House 10 stars I would!!

I don't even know where to begin with this review. I held my wedding there on 11/9/13. As an out of state bride (but lover of New Orleans), I was quite nervous prior to the wedding because there are so many small details that go into planning. However,  Miss Linda and Miss Annikka were absolutely AMAZING!!! So incredibly patient, kind, responsive, professional, hospitable.... the list goes on. I spoke to Miss Linda mostly prior to our arrival and she is simply a joy to work with-- anytime I had a question about food, flowers, budget, etc., she was quick to answer. About two weeks before the wedding, her assistant Miss Annika got in touch with me and boy, she is a total Godsend-- almost like a second mom once we got there in New Orleans. Her presence just calms any nerves you have about the wedding. My family also noted how AMAZING Miss Annikka was to them-- always smiling, answering questions, finding cabs, helping with the rehearsal-- she is a total wonder woman (truly a gift to any bride about to get married)!  Her and Miss Linda know how to execute a wedding! And Glenn, Miss Annikka's huband, was a great bartender to boot. I could literally write an essay on how amazing they all are.

And let me tell you about the food-- Miss Shannon has it going on! I think I am addicted to her grits and currently having withdrawals.  The family that stayed at the Terrell House made it a point to come to breakfast everyday, which can be very hard when you are in New Orleans and there is great breakfast everywhere-- but you can't beat Miss Shannon's food. Even my aunt who is a chef was sincerely impressed. At the wedding, we got TONS of compliments on all of the food. FIVE STARS!!!

And then there is the actual premises of the Terrell House-- SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Literally, Gone with the Wind beautiful. All of of guests couldn't believe we found this place. The courtyard where we had the wedding is just magical. And yet, it isn't overly ostentatious-- it simply feels like home, granted a home that is much better than your own, lol.  

Since the wedding, many of our guests have remarked that this has been the best wedding they have ever attended. And in all honestly, I give the credit to the Terrell House and their amazing staff for making out special day so incredibly unforgettable.

We can't wait to go back for our first anniversary.

13/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Eric W.
I have been staying at Terrell house every visit intake to NO over the past 15 years. Linda is a wonderful host and an amazing cook. The accommodations are elegant, welcoming and easy. I'd say the best part is feeling at home. Relaxing in the kitchen over coffee in the am. Or drinking wine at the end of the day.   Love this place.

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Jen W.
The Terrell House B&B was a fabulous experience.  I highly recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans that is looking for a more unique place to stay in a quieter part of the city.

My husband discovered Terrell House after doing a lot of B&B online searching for NOLA.  We ultimately chose them because of all the wonderful reviews and the pictures online.  The crazy part is, while everything seemed great online, none of it does it complete justice-you have to experience it for yourself!

We were greeted by Linda, the owner, upon arriving.  She gave us a brief tour, answered some of our inquisitive questions about the house, renovations, etc, and then were shown our room.

She was very flexible with whatever time we wanted breakfast, which comes with your reservation, which we thought was quite considerate.  

Speaking of breakfast, it was just absolutely excellent both mornings.  My husband and I both commented that she could be a chef, the breakfast was that good.  It was a nice assortment of fresh fruit, cheesy grits, scones, french toast and an egg souffle type of baked dish.  We were pleasantly surprised at the delicious offerings.

We stayed in one of their King Suite rooms, and it was wonderful.  Very comfortable room with a great king bed and linens, walk in shower, working wifi, and high windows that let in great natural light.  
It was our first time staying at a B&B and we were understandably concerned the other guests could be noisy, or we'd wake people up when going/coming...not the case.  The house was pretty quiet, kept at a cool temperature (very important in the early September high humidity days!), and just overall very beautiful.  It is clear that when Linda renovated it, she didn't cut any corners--every finish and decoration is fabulous.

The only downside is grabbing a cab isn't as easy staying here as it would be if you were staying at a larger hotel on Canal Street in the French Quarter.  But, the quietness and quaint B&B experience at Terrell absolutely made up for that.

We both highly recommend Terrell House.  In fact, we hope to go back again someday if we are headed back to NOLA!

10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. N M.
Great weekend getaway at the Terrell House!  It is located in a quiet area which is a nice change from our hotel last year on a busy street near the French Quarter.  Parking on the street was never a problem.  The house is less than a mile from the WWII museum and an easy walk.  We chose to drive to our other destinations mostly because it was raining.  After a hot day, it was nice to return to the house and have cold water bottles available.  The breakfast time was flexible, allowing us to eat when we were ready.  The only negative comment we had, and this was very minor, was the breakfast.  While we appreciated the southern breakfast our first morning (biscuits, grits, and grillades), we would have preferred a more traditional breakfast.  The second morning we opted to visit our favorite beignet restaurant.  We enjoyed our stay and hope to return next year!

21/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Rico B.
Wonderful property. We're just ending a nine day stay here and can't say enough about this property. The "staff" is wonderful from the people who clean the room to the gardener and cooks. We especially appreciated Chief Shannon. She is an outstanding chief. If she where the head chief at a restaurant I'd be a regular. In addition, she made our stay wonderful in many ways, including bringing a plate of homemade sweets on her day off (Christmas day no less) and leaving them in our room along with an insert from the local paper of the top restaurants in New Orleans. She had great suggestions for local eateries and activities and went out of her way to call to find a venue where we could listen to jazz before dinner.

In terms of our room and the property, the public space is beautiful. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. Our room was very clean and nicely decorated. It has two large chairs so we were able to comfortably read and watch television.  The location, in the lower Garden District, was perfect with easy access to all the major attractions.  You can walk out the door to Magazine Street and shop for many blocks.

I highly recommend the Terrell House.

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Kathryn H.
Let me just tell you that I have never had a better stay at a B&B or hotel! I have a feeling I'm going to run out of space before I'm able to finish all the nice things I have to say about this place.

From the initial booking process to the final checkout, Linda and her staff made our stay feel like we were in our own house.

We were in town to check out wedding venues and Terrell House was on our list. After our first hour in the house, we were pretty sure we were going to book at Terrell House without even looking at the other venues on our list.

Anica and Linda asked us each afternoon what time we'd like to have breakfast the next morning, and it was always hot & ready. Let me tell you, Linda's scones are like a taste of heaven. Everything we had to eat was fabulous, and they went out of their way to make sure the coffee was hot, there were always clean dishes, placemats, and a clean table for the guests. Anica might be the sweetest person ever - even with a demanding guest at the table with us, she was patient and more than willing to accommodate his nit-picky-ness. He was pretty annoying, and she didn't even seem phased.

What I loved about the Terrell House was that it is outside of the quarter and comfortably situated in the garden district. It's QUIET. Even with other guests in the house it was never noisy. I can't tell you how much that drives me crazy in hotels and in places we've stayed on VRBO.  I was able to sit in the courtyard and work on a painting each afternoon. It's so gorgeous and the sound of the fountain is so pleasing.

We received a nice tour of the house and received a run down on wedding options, menus, etc. Needless to say, we put down our deposit to book our wedding there. I think my partner might have left her glasses there during our stay, so we may have to go back in a month to fetch them! Will never stay in another place in New Orleans again and are SOOOO looking forward to hosting our wedding in the Terrell House.

Thanks to Linda, Stella, Anica, and staff for a fabulous experience - beginning to end.

18/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Adrian A.
Beautiful, tasteful and quaint. This b&b is paradise. The staff is friendly, the rooms are great and the entire experience is first class. If you want to experience some history and elegance this is a very nice place to stay.

12/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Len V.
Five stars...yes Yelpers, this IS as good as it gets! If you are looking for a beautiful place in the perfect neighborhood (quiet, yet near some fabulous restaurants and music), then I strongly recommend Terrell House. This B & B is absolutely gorgeous and Linda is a spectacular hostess. Linda and her staff make you feel welcome and will accommodate your every need.  Oh, and of course, one must meet the lovely Terrell House four legged ambassador, Stella. What a charmer.

I hear the breakfast is fabulous and Linda's scones are to die for. Sadly my schedule didn't permit stopping for breakfast as I was always in a rush. Maybe next time.
I stayed in the Gold Suite, which was stunning. Plenty of room for my daughter and her boyfriend to visit without feeling the slightest bit cramped. As for parking, never had a problem finding a space.
All in all, it was a very pleasant experience, and I will certainly return for my next visit to New Orleans.  Thank you, Linda....I'll be back!

31/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Nicole K.
Charming place with incredibly helpful staff members and delicious breakfast.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Hannah R.
Wonderful place to stay! Beautiful and old. The staff, one being Alex, were incredibly helpful and kind. Helped transport luggage and served wonderful food. Must stay

25/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Christopher S.
This is difficult to write because we had such a good time and now I think we both feel emotionally attached to this place.

First off, the place it beautiful, well kept and in a very good part of the city to be able to decompress from the craziness.

I cannot speak highly enough of the staff...Alex is sous chef and was great at getting us setup and sharing his knowledge of the city, places to go and see etc.

Shannon, the chef at Terrell is simply an amazing person. She was happy to direct us through the culinary experience that is New Orleans from high end, high dollar to hole in the wall places you'd have kicked yourself for missing. Chef Shannon is now what I call a personal friend. Funny and outgoing, she whipped up amazing breakfast every morning, from whipped grits to homemade coffee cake.

If you're into cuisine or just want to know nice places she's always happy to share and please TAKE HER ADVICE. The problem now is if/when we ever return to "The Big Easy", we basically have to stay here as anything else will seem like a let down.

From Magazine street it's a short 4 block walk to the Trolley where for 3 bucks a day to can go to the French Quarter, Market, virtually anywhere else in the city. Being in the  garden district is beautiful and you can walk the short distance down Magazine to various shops and restaurants.

Say hi and give a pet to Jubilee while you're there :)

31/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0