Banana Courtyard B&B in New Orleans Louisiana
1870 Banana Courtyard B&B French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Inn Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Mary and Hugh Ramsey
Address: 1422 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 USA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 56037, New Orleans, LA 70156-6037 USA
Activities/Attractions: Post Katrina for tourists, it's hard to notice a difference in the historic areas or in the nightlife. N'Awlins continues to be a great place to kick back and relax, to party, and to sightsee. In fact, a major national tour operator out of Las Vegas was so dismayed about negative publicity and folks thinking the city is still under water, that he developed a special VIP package for his clients to come here to enjoy all our city has to offer, so they can help spread the word that the French Quarter, Warehouse & Arts Districts, and Riverfront remain as they were BEFORE Katrina - a great place to visit and have fun.
We were VERY lucky compared to some. Those darned ladies (Katrina and Rita) left Banana Courtyard high and dry. The historic districts (French QUARTER, Garden District, Magazine St., St. Charles Avenue), mostly 'dodged the bullet,' but some places tourists go are operating on early closing hours or are open fewer days a week. "Ain't" like it used to be for many small businesses, who are struggling to keep service level as good as ever, but it means owners often are doing work themselves, that they used to pay others to do. So please support small, neighborhood businesses. Here's some suggestions:
"We prefer to stay at guest houses when we travel to learn more about a city than when staying at an hotel. The house is quaint, commodious and comfortable surroundings in a safe area. Mary and Hugh proved us right, as they guided us to places local residents go making our trip very enjoyable. We plan to return for JazzFest or New Year's Eve next year."
"A wonderful B & B, reasonably priced. We walked to everything. A bustling French Quarter neighborhood during the day, but very quite when we wanted to sleep at night. Epitome of old fashioned southern hospitality. Thanks for a wonderful time."
"We both have enjoyed our get-away to New Orleans at a higher level because we came to your B&B. Your knowledge of this city was so informative. It was like staying at a close friend's house."
"Their Garconierre was a honeymooner's paradise. The dinner they arranged for us with balloons on table, moonlight carriage ride and tour afterward, then back to a chilled bottle of champagne and flowers. Each day held new surprise and special attention. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
"We very much liked staying in your safe neighborhood and being able to walk everywhere in the French Quarter. We were delighted with your elegant olde house. You were most hospitable and treated us as though we were honoured foreign dignitaries. Also, we appreciated many good suggestions you made for sightseeing, music clubs and restaurants."
"Very comfortable and friendly. Also very safe. As a single female, I was at home & felt fine going in the French Quarter alone at night. Will hopefully come back soon"
"Hi. Just wanted to post a message board note to tell you that Banana Court in the French Quarter of New Orleans is one of the nicest B&Bs I've ever stayed in, even in Europe. Hosts were gracious, kind, and terrific with suggestions. And the food ... just the best. Our room was filled with antiques - even an antique dress draped on the wall. I only hope to return someday."
"A great return to N.O. and a really wonderful spot for relearning! Superb hosting, great recommendations, Thanks for a great time."
"I was very happy in 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter/New Orleans B&B and Beyond and thank you to Mr. & Mrs. R."
"Thanks for the hospitality. You have added another wonderful dimension to this fabulous city. I hope to see you next year."
"I would like to thank you for making me feel right at home. It was my pleasure to stay at your wonderful B&B. You've made a Chicagoan feel down home comfortable, down South."
"We spend 3-days in a funny town with funny people having fun. Thank you very much for the hospitality ... We enjoyed it very much to stay here."
"I stayed here like in my house. Thanks for all your attention. I hope return to French Quarter and you will be sure I will call you."
"Loved New Orleans, loved Banana Courtyard. Hugh & Mary are the most wonderful hosts. Great info on places to go. We'd definitely love to come back."
"What an experience ... French Quarter and the great hospitality of Mary &Hugh. We thank you for a nice time & for the fine dining recommendations."
"Garconierre was magical! Thanks for the Southern hospitality and all your help."
"Thank you for a WONDERFUL time."
"What a wonderful place, what a wonderful city, what a wonderful world."
General Information: Welcome to the 1870 Banana Courtyard Bed and Breakfast in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana ... the way you imagined it! You're not a room number with us. The B&B has lots of character, antiques, hammock, verandah (that's a fancy word for porch), courtyard, + resident raconteur (you can look that one up in the dictionary).
We are convenient located ½ block to the French Quarter, a block from the celebrity Inn, no car needed, but onsite parking available. Under a canopy of century-old live oaks, stroll to restaurants, music clubs, shops, French Market, Cafe du Monde, Jackson Square, riverboats & bars. You can walk to Morial Convention Center or streetcar to other historic districts on the public transportation line. Some of our features include:
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, Traveler's checks and Cash.
Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).
Complimentary Continental breakfast.
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"Great location and an easy walk everywhere. Friendly owners, comfortable surroundings made this Yankee's trip special. Thank you."
"B&B is very quaint & in a great location. Very convenient. Wonderful hospitality!!"
"Of all my visits to N.O., this has absolutely been the best &most memorable. You are wonderful hosts and your efforts have added to this memory."
"While staying here, we most enjoyed the gracious hospitality!"
"Like a comfortable old shoe, who could ask for more."
"So much AMAZING STUFF. Everywhere you look there is a collectible, book or art."
"We enjoyed your southern Hospitality. The location was a wonderful plus."
"You've made our 1st trip to New Orleans memorable &we will certainly return."
"Southern hospitality at its finest. The Quarter is a great place to explore and an even better place to dine."
"Thanks for a wonderful 1st visit to the French Quarter. We will be sure to return & recommend this B&B to our friends."
"We found our host and hostess to be most charming. From the 1st day when Hugh waved us into the parking lot and Mary introduced us to the neighborhood, we felt welcomed and cared about. We will remember our week in New Orleans as being very special."
"Our room was spacious with interesting antiques. The best part of our stay was the great food at restaurants Hugh and Mary suggested. We enjoyed feeling free to lounge around and loved. going club hopping with other guests. Your low rates gave us more to enjoy your city."
"Enjoyed the stay - wonderful restaurant recommendations. Thanks for the hospitality, had a GREAT stay!"
"Thanks for all your assistance - the recommendations were wonderful! A picture perfect guest house!"