Ratings based on 148 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by kellyfrom maine

Nice bed and breakfast close to the bus & trolley

Posted May 31, 2014
Pros: The location and proximity to transportation and the gorgeous Garden District
Cons: Walk in showers would be much more practical than a small bathtub.
The mansion was nice. We really didn't see many people and the overall feel was quiet and peaceful. We stayed in a courtyard room. I should have researched more because I would have made sure to get a room with a stand up shower. We had a tub with handheld shower, which was fine for me, but my husband has a bad back and found it difficult getting in and out of the tub. I was concerned that there was some mold behind the peeling wallpaper in our room but I have had no ill effects. The breakfast was a basic continental, which was more than sufficient and they had a nice assortment of keurig coffees, teas and cold water always available. We turkey felt like we had the place all to ourselves.
5 out of 5
for Golf
by Donnafrom Red Deer


Posted May 12, 2014 
We had a great stay! Staff was very friendly and helpful! Will recommend it to friends!!!
2 out of 5
by davidfrom boston

No staff visible- felt like we were in a ghost tow

Posted May 4, 2014
Bare bones staff, construction workers milling around, felt like they were doing the absolute minimal to keep it going . Absolutely NOT WORTH THE STEEP PRICE!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beautiful with issues

Posted May 1, 2014 
Well maintained, however if you stay in one of the non themed rooms, basically the rooms are a walkout basement. They are clean and bed was comfortable, pillows were thin though. You have to ask the management to adjust a/c and the adjustment is for all three basement rooms so if one person is warm or cold in one room then it will affect the other two rooms if thermostat is adjusted. Hot water has to be turned on for 5 minutes before it comes hot out of the tap. We went Jazz Fest week and rooms were pricey. Not worth it for the rate we paid but on a normal week they would be priced right. Continental breakfast was included and was sufficient. Located about a 12 minute taxi ride from convention center and about same to french quarter.
1 out of 5
by Carolfrom Austin, TX

Looks can be deceiving

Posted Apr 15, 2014 
We got to the hotel around 4:30 and were told that we couldn't check in because our room didn't have any furniture in it. This was actually a room in the courtyard, not in the mansion. She told us to come back in an hour or so and then we would be able to get into our room. Meanwhile our bags were sitting near the desk while she went back and forth outside to see how the movers were doing. It still wasn't ready at 6:45, so she found us a room in the main hotel that she had previously told us was completely full. We had the Moulin Rouge/Bordello room. The sheets seemed pretty old and the towels were thin and tiny. There wasn't anywhere to put even a toothbrush due to the small pedestal sink. We were given keys to the front gate and door which seemed pretty secure. The back door to the mansion was completely open. I think other people have already commented on the marginal breakfast. The only positive thing I can say is that the heavy drapes kept the room very dark in the morning. This is not a charming bed and breakfast.Two months ago I stayed at a lovely old home in Texas with a made to order hot breakfast and endless brewed coffee with real cream and it was less less than half the price. I am done with the old world charm of this New Orleans hotel. Next time, I am going to one of the many hotel chains that have nicer beds, bathrooms, and service. I would definitely not recommend this hotel to my friends.
3 out of 5
by Mfrom Atlanta

Convenient stay in Garden District

Posted Mar 16, 2014 
This was a great location for our needs in NOLA. Street parking was pretty easy, but breakfast was very skimpy and not at all satisfying.
4 out of 5
by janiecefrom florida

Good area not up to par with a true B&B.

Posted Mar 7, 2014
Beautiful interior. Disappointed in amenities. Never been in a B&B that offered self serve cereal, frozen type breakfast sandwiches and stale pastries as breakfast.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Bea Kingsburyfrom Brookeville, MD

Gracious service, lovely mansion and surroundings

Posted Jan 31, 2014 
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely mansion in the Garden District. The staff was gracious and helpful. The house was clean and decorated in period furniture - not "my" style, but fun for a weekend stay. The slipper tub is challenging to climb in and out, and I missed having a real shower. Dimmers on lights would be a plus as well. Overall, I would recommend Magnolia Mansion to friends and would return for a weekend. Loved the GD walking tours and shopping/eating along Magazine Street.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Johnfrom Chicago


Posted Jan 30, 2014 
Your jaw will drop when you set foot on the property. Absolutely beautiful house with amazing decor and furnishings. The weather was quite cold while we stayed there, but the staff gave us a very warm welcome and showed us great Southern Hospitality. With the streetcar line just one block from the mansion, getting to the French Quarter and other attractions was quite easy.
5 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Retired Teacherfrom Ohio

Beautiful and GREAT location in Garden District

Posted Sep 21, 2013 
We were there in mid-Sept.-not a high tourist season. We found the hotel to be in a great location, very close to the St. Charles streetcar a block away, and a short streetcar ride to the French Quarter. The building and decorations are absolutely beautiful and would be a fabulous venue for a wedding or reception. The pictures online really do not do it justice. Our room was very clean and redone daily during our 6 days there. The only concern is that there is no manager on the premises at night, just emergency contact numbers. It was very quiet, and we still felt safe in the neighborhood, but we were not wandering around and getting in late. The new owners are updating the hotel and doing a nice job. Breakfast was continental, but enough to get a good start to the day. Would we return? You bet!