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Bed & Breakfast In Marigny. 6-blocks From French Quarter & Frenchmen Street

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Suites;6 Bathrooms;parlor;balcony; Free Breakfast & Welcome Cocktail

Balcony guest house

4-rooms & 2-suites all with private bathrooms

Sleeps 16 persons

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Reflecting the history of new orleans as the major trading point with the caribbean, our b&b guest rooms are well appointed in a mix of traditional new orleans styles. Elegant in their simplicity, each one was carefully planned for a relaxing night’s sleep.

Guest rooms include: private bathrooms w/shower, hardwood floors, armoires, ceiling fans, guest-controlled air conditioning, cable televisions, microwave and mini-frigerator, and radio/alarm clocks. Guest rooms 1 & 2 feature 12-foot ceilings and direct access to the namesake wrap-around balcony.

Master suite

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In addition to the appointments common to all the rooms, the master suite includes comfortable separate living and bedroom areas. The living room area includes a dining table for four, wet bar, microwave, and cable television (the sofa functions as queen size pull-out bed).

The bedroom features a queen size bed and is furnished with traditional french new orleans and indochine style furniture.

Room 1

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Features 12 foot ceilings, charming queen size hard wood sleigh bed, corner armoire, and (2) french double doors opening onto our namesake wrap-around balcony.

Room 2

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Features 12 foot ceilings, a queen size hardwood sleigh bed and a java armoire.

Room 3

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Features a queen size sleigh bed and french doors opening onto a semi private balcony. This room is furnished with traditional french new orleans and indochine style furniture.

Room 4

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Features a queen size java bed. This room is furnished with traditional new orleans and indochine style furniture.

More Details

Property Manager
Zak Rahman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Hindi; Bengali; Urdu & a bit of Persian, Spanish.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Zak Rahman

Naz & Zak went to college, married and raised three beautiful, gifted children in the city that care forgot..our beloved New Orleans.

Naz is the chef and Zak is the gofer for the restaurant downstairs from the guesthouse. We only use fresh ingredients and cook from scratch daily. Cuisine of India & NOLA. We offer all our guests a free 'Welcome Cocktail' and free 'Gourmet Breakfast'.

Zak Rahman purchased this hotel in 1985

Why Zak Rahman chose Downtown

We went to school at UNO & Tulane universities, fell in love with New Orleans, and particularly the Bywater/Marigny/Treme/French- Quarter

neighborhoods and decided to make this our home. The Marigny is the most interesting neighborhood in New Orleans - blocks from the French Quarter, Frenchmen Street and the mighty Mississippi river. Historic, charming and very friendly :).

What makes this hotel unique

The Balcony Guesthouse is an alluring B&B in an sensual part of New Orleans. It is a century old historic home, with high ceiling, old cypress wood floors and a NOLA style wrap-around balcony for wining-dining-relaxing. Both the balcony and the picture window dining area in the restaurant downstairs is great for people watching. And no matter how hot it gets during the summer months in NOLA - in the evenings, there is always a breeze that blows in from the Mississippi river 3 blocks from our B&B. Magical, beautiful, wonderful...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Faubourg Marigny in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 2
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Honeymoon Suite Bathroon - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Honeymoon Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Kitchenette
    Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Kitchenette
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Welcome to Schiro’s Cafe Schiro’s is a Community Bar & Cafe located in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Our Menu features a wide selection of both the cuisine of India and NOLA. In addition to the delicious variety of cuisine we offer, Schiro’s has a Store (including a large selection of beer, wine and spirits), and an upstairs Bed and Breakfast with 6 guest rooms.We offer our guests a free 'Welcome Cocktail' and free 'Gourmet Breakfast'. We are your one stop shop in the romantic Marigny, please come give us a visit. Monday: Red Beans & Rice $7.95 Tuesday: Stewed Chicken w/ Rice $7.95 Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs $7.95 Thursday: Baked or BBQ Chicken $9.95 Friday: Catfish Platter $9.95 Saturday: Chef’s Special $9.95 Our store offers a fantastic selection of Wine, Beer and Liquor.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Bed & Breakfast In Marigny. 6-blocks From French Quarter & Frenchmen Street
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic Location/Relaxing Accomadations

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire Balcony Guest House for a bachelor party. There were 13 of us and we had plenty of room. The location was great - a short 10 minute walk to Frenchman Street and 20 minute walk to the heart of Bourbon Street. There were plenty of bars/markets/restaurants within the immediate area of the Guest House. The price was extremely reasonable for the trip. Additionally, Zak, Nas, and the staff were very accommodating and attentive. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Matt, brothers & cousins, It was a pleasure to host you guys. You were in Nola for your oldest brother's bachelor party and it warmed our hearts to notice so many blood relatives in your group. A phenomenon from a bygones era in American culture. More like my family from India. Keep it up...off course. Merci beaucoup indeed🎺 All the best to you folks! Naz & Zak
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Balcony house / Esplanade House

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Esplanade Property which is part of the balcony house. The owner is so great to work with. Very accomodating, stay was great. He texted us the morning we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed, and you can just text him to check out when you leave. The house was perfect, comfortable, and in a great location. The balcony also allows you to sit out and people watch, which is great during Mardi Gras. I would highly recommend the balcony house, or esplanade suites.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great price! great location! great food!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. I threw a surprise party here and it was the perfect location. Private clean rooms. Great hang out space. Great location. I highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So cute, short walk to bourbon and French quarter, easy uber ride!!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for a big group, awesome balcony! My only complaint is that there weren't enough towels.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, AL

We love Balcony Guest House!

  • 4 of 5

We came to celebrate my 40th birthday and really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The free drinks at check in, bloody marys and breakfast were fabulous. We felt very safe here (much safer than our other friends' place).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Schiro's Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Mississippi River Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
City Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Schiro's Cafe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Pontchatrain Lakefront Beach
Car: recommended

Founded in 1999, our motto is 'Helping to make the Marigny a better place to live, work, and play.'

Located across Esplanade Avenue, adjacent to the French Quarter, our neighborhood follows the southward flow along the Mississippi River, for about sixteen blocks. (map)

The primary goal of FMIA is to preserve the unique architectural and cultural heritage of our historic district. Our membership, which includes residential and business property owners and renters, are committed to improving the quality of life in our diverse community.

If you are a neighbor, we hope you will explore this site with an eye towards participating with us, or perhaps just stay in touch with social events such as our potluck suppers or Meet the Neighbors events, or at one of our annual events. (Spring Home Tour, Fall Walking Tour, Christmas Caroling)

If you are a visitor, we hope you will explore beyond the usual tourist areas of New Orleans, and experience the charm, friendliness, and more local flavor of the Marigny. Great food, unique coffee houses and local music await you.

Faubourg Marigny's history began in 1805 when the young Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville subdivided his plantation and sold the first plot of ground. The nineteenth century housing stock continues to beckon those persons who appreciate something a bit different. What began as a French-speaking suburb soon overflowed with Caribbean free people of color, German immigrants fleeing political oppression, and Irish folks looking for a better way of life. By the early twentieth century Spanish and Italian immigrants were flocking into this downtown neighborhood. The lots remain small; usually 30’ x 100’, and the houses sit close to the sidewalk.

Housing styles included simple cottages such as this home on St. Claude, built in the 1840’s, but here shown in an 1851 drawing (pictured left. click to enlarge). A more elaborate style can be seen in the 1840’s two-story Greek Revival house with a two-level gallery that once graced Port street (pictured below. click to enlarge). Again, note the setback and garden in front of the property as also shown in the St. Claude property drawing.

A proliferation of Creole cottages, shotgun houses, Eastlake cottages and smaller townhouses — many with several units to accommodate renters —suggests a predominantly working class neighborhood. Early city directories show the majority of people living in the area working as clerks, railroad workers, teachers, carpenters, dray drivers, laborers, or small business owners.

The post WWII years and integration in the 1960’s found many residents fleeing to newer housing stock in the city and surrounding parishes. Elderly residents remained, but increasingly houses were rented and absentee landlords took fewer pains to maintain their property. The1970’s brought a group of young professionals who began steps to preserve the area. Soon there was an active neighborhood organization, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA), the development of the Historic Marigny Zoning, and eventual inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Crime, inattentive landlords and poor municipal planning haven’t disappeared yet, but progress is being made. These hard working “faubourgundians” continue to welcome newcomers to this lovely suburb filled with lovingly restored homes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday hotel in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £61.54
Refundable Damage Deposit £389.49
Tax Rate 10.0%

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