Lafitte Guest House
Lonely Planet review
This elegant three-story 1849 Creole town house is at the quieter end of Bourbon St. Its 14 guest rooms are lavishly furnished in period style, though antique wash-basins and fireplaces seem an odd contrast to the flat-screen TVs. Many rooms have private balconies. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, one of the street’s more welcoming (and some say haunted) drinking taverns, is on the opposite corner.
Our independent authors have visited Lafitte Guest House and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in New Orleans.
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