The Cornstalk Hotel in New Orleans Louisiana
The Cornstalk Hotel French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana Inn Lodgings Accommodations


Contact: Randy Bush

Guestrooms: 14

Address: The Cornstalk Hotel, 915 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 USA

Telephone: 504-523-1515,
Toll Free: 800-759-6112

Fax: (504) 522-5558

Activities/Attractions: The most celebrated and historic core of the city - including the Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street, Garden District, Audubon Park and Zoo and St. Charles Avenue - not only remains intact, both physically and spiritually, but is thriving. The cultural riches, sensual indulgences and unparalleled service that define the New Orleans experience continue to flourish, as they have for centuries. We are open, fully prepared and eager to welcome all of our visitors again.

Perhaps nowhere is this joie de vivre more evident than in the oldest part of the city - The French Quarter, or Vieux Carré, which literally means "old square." Established in 1718 by the French as a military outpost to protect their interests and provide a port for commerce, the mile-square Vieux Carré spent the first half-century of its existence as a decidedly French settlement. Unlike the English colonies, which were often populated by dissidents hoping to distance themselves from their mother country, the original citizens of New Orleans proudly embraced and celebrated their French heritage, often sending their children to school on the continent. Today, the French Quarter is a world of:

  • narrow streets, historic houses
  • tropical flowers peeking from hidden courtyards
  • mingled aromas of garlic, onions, fresh-baked goods and coffee
  • a vibrant cacophony of music, conversation, and laughter infusing the atmosphere with the promise of excitement

To fully appreciate the Quarter, one should view it as its Creole inhabitants did (and still do) - through its fine food, elegant architecture, sublime music and mysterious rituals. The French Quarter possesses a proud and magnificent heritage that residents and visitors alike can enjoy.


"I stayed at this inn with my family when I was a child and was anxious to refresh my memories now, 45 years later. As an adult guest I can say the hotel was delightful as an accommodation. I enjoyed the quiet, slightly elegant, yet homey atmosphere provided by the old home located in the perfect spot in the French Quarter of New Orleans. You are close enough to walk everywhere (which is good, because parking nearby is a problem); our car was used only as transportation to and from the airport and for an afternoon of touring plantation homes. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful with maps & information. Carriage tours pass by this historical home, stopping to provide a story about the home to their passengers. It certainly provides a glimpse of what life might have been like over a century ago, living in one of the nicer homes in the area."

"I'm happy to report that our experience there was wonderful! Yes, our room was small, but it was very cozy (in a good way). And the balcony overlooking Rue Royal is THE perfect place to relax and unwind. The constant parade of tourists, buggies, local characters and French Quarter residents is always entertaining and colorful. We've stayed in many hotels and guest houses in the Quarter over the years, but we'll definitely return to the Cornstalk next time! You simply can't beat it for location, character, hospitality and ambience. Plus, after a long day of sightseeing, or shopping, or museum hopping, or swirling frozen daiquiri drinking, it's a FABULOUS place to come home to!"

"Beautiful mansion, lovely entrance hall. We stayed on the first floor. Despite the temperature soaring into the high nineties with miserable humidity, we were perfectly comfortable. Our room was beautiful with a fireplace, sofa, and king sized poster bed. The ceiling light had a beautiful cherub relief. The bathroom was perfectly adequate, everything was clean. Yes, antique and well worn, but if you want brand new -stay at a holiday inn! Very helpful service, spent time discussing sights and restaurants with us. Short walk to all that is fabulous in the French Quarter! Amazing to be in the middle of it all. Coffee and fresh cornbread were great out on the wrought iron tables by their fountain. We had a wonderful time, and can't wait to go back! Highly romantic, and recommended."


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"My teens and I stayed at the Cornstalk Hotel and all of us loved it ... The whole house was an experience. We loved its airy hallways with their ornate double bedroom doors and fancy doorknobs. And its furniture and decorations were perfect for the atmosphere they created, the place felt as it might have a hundred and some years ago. The hotel was staffed with laid back, but colorful characters who really went with the French Quarter, we loved them. I would definitely return... if you want old world flavor - the Cornstalk delivers."

"I had passed the Cornstalk before and thought that it might be a nice alternative. When booking the reservation, I was given the choice of a 'small' or 'large' room. I chose a large room as it was still considerably less than what I would have paid at other hotels. First of all, the location is perfectly situated in a quieter part of the quarter near all the shops and nightlife. The public areas are simply stunning with chandeliers and antiques. My room was spacious and beautifully furnished with antiques. It was spotless and very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and welcoming."

"It had the perfect atmosphere and location for the French Quarter, the staff was helpful, and the room fit our needs. We had friends staying at one of the larger and fancier hotels across Canal Street, and I would not have traded places with them for anything."

General Information: Welcome to The Cornstalk Hotel, once a private home, now welcoming visitors from around the world to step inside the famous Cornstalk Fence in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana and enjoy the hospitality of its Victorian charm ... perfect for your Honeymoon and Anniversary!

The early 1800's home of Françoise-Xavier Martin, a native of Marseilles, France, is now a landmark to locals and tourists alike visiting the historic French Quarter, where Bill and Hillary Clinton were guests; even Elvis himself has stayed at this lovely hotel, so centrally located in the heart of the Vieux Carré.

  • Proud Member of The National Register of Historic Places
  • Private Baths
  • Cable TV
  • Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator/Microwave
  • Fax Services

While we are known for our Victorian charm, we understand the modern business traveler. Our Wireless Network is encrypted and is compatible with most operating systems. Relax on our balcony and enjoy the sights and sounds of the French Quarter (and check an e-mail or two!).

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$75-185/night


"We had a wonderful time in New Orleans! The Cornstalk is in the very heart of the French Quarter. Within walking distance of anywhere you'd want to go in the Quarter. The house is beautiful and helps you to appreciate and feel the history of New Orleans. The manager, Louise was terrific, she gave us ideas and hints of where to go for tours of the city, cemeteries, swamp, plantations, and where to eat. Our room was comfortable and big, this was a fun and romantic place to spend our wedding anniversary. The Cornstalk is a popular tourist sight, where walking and carriage tours make short stops to comment on the fence and look at the architecture of the house. This did not interfere with our stay and the clip clop of hooves was not annoying, in fact, it contributed to the ambiance. We would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend the Cornstalk for a stay in New Orleans!!!"

"Just got back from four days at the Cornstalk and we were terribly impressed. The staff were outgoing and helpful and the service was excellent. We stayed in one of the less expensive rooms which meant it was quite small but very lovely and the bed had just been replaced so it was very comfortable. The view from the balcony is worthy of a serene morning coffee break. The location is perfect being one block off Bourbon street in a quiet section and yet only blocks away from anywhere you want to go. If I were to complain about anything at all it would be the plumbing. It's an old building and that is to be expected. If you want New Orleans ambience and turn of the century charm this is definitely the place to stay!"

"We recently stayed at the Cornstalk Hotel. We had seen the hotel on previous trips and always found it beautiful, but had never stayed there. We definitely plan on staying there again. It is as beautiful inside as it is outside. The rooms are small, but are furnished with beautiful antiques. The views from the porch and the upstairs balcony are amazing. One of the highlights of our trip was eating our breakfast on the upstairs balcony. The staff (especially Louise) were friendly and helpful. They did everything they could to make our trip pleasant. The Cornstalk is in a great location in the French Quarter - central to everything, but in a quiet, beautiful spot. This is truly a charming and beautiful hotel. It is a great "home" for any trip to New Orleans."

"We stayed at the Cornstalk Fence Hotel at 915 Royal in the French Quarter. The property is kept clean and comfortable inside and out. Antiques and chandeliers abound. There is a huge front porch at the entrance,. and a gallery with seating on the second floor. It is fun to sit outside and have the mule drawn carriage tour guides stop in front and hear them talk about the Cornstalk and what famous people stayed there, Elvis being one of them ... This is definitely a great vacation spot, especially since it is not as crowded as in the past and one can enjoy tours and restaurants with no waiting. I am glad we went and certainly recommend the French Quarter to everyone!"