Dauphine Guest House in New Orleans Louisiana
La Dauphine Guest House French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana Budget Bed and Breakfast B&B Guesthouse Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Ray Ruiz & Dr. Kim Pedersen
Address: 2316 rue Dauphine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 USA
Telephone: (504) 948-2217
Fax: (504) 948-3420
Activities/Attractions: We live in the old French area, much like my Creole ancestors did, coming from France and Spain in 1715 and 1793, respectively. My mother and father grew up speaking French just a few houses away from us.
Our district, Faubourg Marigny, is a quieter version of the adjacent French Quarter - the main difference being that you can actually sleep at night here. It's the safe, artist/gay residential area with about 70 bed and breakfasts. Within a couple minutes walk of our front door, you have access to:
Faubourg Marigny, our neighborhood, has become the more bohemian extension of the French Quarter, increasingly becoming the neighborhood of choice for writers, painters, musicians, street entertainers and artists of all sorts. Throughout the old, French district, you will see artists painting on the streets, musicians "jamming" - French doors of bars and restaurants flung open, beckoning you to enter.
This is the real New Orleans. Our nearby Country Club offers a large pool (clothing optional), full bar, and lunch most of the year at a daily rate.
"We initially chose La Dauphine because of its artsy bent and its location, just a few blocks east of the famous Jazz Club, Snug Harbor. When I left a phone message requesting a reservation, Ray (one of the owners) promptly called me back, and we right away became engaged in a conversation on various topics. Upon arrival, my son and I were treated to a personal walking tour of the area, a real treat. We also really liked the fact that we could opt to socialize or just be left to ourselves. The rooms each have a tale to tell about where the furnishings came from, who slept in which bed, and what movie they might have been in. The street is quiet and most charming. The many items on counters in the hallway are not just to look at; they're for guests' use. The building is gaily but tastefully painted, and it felt like home to come back to each evening. We missed our hosts when we left. A Great place."
"My teenage daughter and i visited New Orleans for spring break and were lucky enough to stay in a "just right" room at the La Dauphine. i have a couple of "favorite" places in NOLA to stay, but wanted to try something new and in the Marigny. What a great choice! La Dauphine is funky and authentic and our hosts were perfect. A light breakfast and chat over the local news in the morning, videos when our feet were sore, wireless internet, everything we needed, but thankfully *not* in a Motel 6-type way! We are both photographers and wandered at all times, day and night, without fear. One of my favorite visits ever. How i long to return."
"We just want to thank you for all your Help and Kindness while we were in New Orleans. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at your house and would recommend it to any friends visiting your lovely city."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in New Orleans! Much of it thanks to your friendly and very helpful advice - invaluable for a new guy in town. I miss the music, the warmth, the smells! Next time I'll take more cooking school classes, that's for sure."
"We didn't get a chance to really tell you how much we enjoyed staying at La Dauphine. There was so much to see and do to keep us busy, that we didn't spend as much time at the house as we would have liked to, but the rooms were spacious, well appointed and comfortable. I will recommend your B&B to anyone who is travelling to New Orleans and will definitely get in touch if we are heading back in the future. Keep up the good work in your art classes!"
Ray and Kim also offer a one bedroom (two person max) apartment in Paris, France ... with a kitchen and bath, located at 19 Rue Greneta in the Montorgueil neighborhood of Paris. Rue Greneta is a small pedestrian street closed to traffic, just a few steps from Blvd. Sebastapol.
Ray and Kim also have a one bedroom apartment in Nice, France on the Cote d'Azur (the French Riviera). Enjoy a spacious living room, open kitchen, windows on street side with great balcony, and quiet balcony off bedroom. Fully furnished and located on rue Bonaparte, where Napoleon lived for some time in the 1790's.
General Information: Welcome to La Dauphine Guest House in New Orleans, Louisiana ... and come see for yourself the Marigny/French Quarter up to the Business and Garden Districts, to Uptown and University areas. Most of your favorite restaurants have already reopened, same with nearly all the favorite bars and boutiques. Magazine Street is witnessing a renaissance and Decatur Street is bustling with non-stop activity.
We love to host nice, relaxed people - people who enjoy new surroundings and experiences, people who can "go with the flow." We try to steer clear of the formal, pretentious crowd - no "putting on airs" here. Please come stay with us if you think we're your kind of place. No children or pets, and there is a 3-night minimum and a limit of two persons to a room. At our charming, yet unpretentious, renovated Victorian, 100-year-old house, you'll enjoy:
Payment Accepted: Cash, Travelers Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diners.
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"If you want a true taste of New Orleans, then try La Dauphine. This big, old shotgun house is in the Faubourg Marigny, a diverse, delicious neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter. Innkeepers Ray and Kim are relaxed and friendly, the rooms are large, and the courtyard garden is a delight. Prices are very reasonable ... The long side hall is filled with books about New Orleans and other eclectic subjects, and the innkeepers are more than happy to assist you in finding good nearby restaurants, shops, or entertainment. They also maintain a large video library. Staying at La Dauphine is like having a second home in one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the world."
"We really enjoyed our stay in New Orleans, thanks to your warm hospitality and perfect advice. As soon as we came home, we recommended our friends visit New Orleans and to stay at La Dauphine. Wish we had more time to visit with you, but there were so many things to see in your marvelous town! My student year in Paris helped me appreciate New Orleans all the more. Hope to see you again soon."
"It's a lovely little b&b in Fauborg Marigny, and the owners, Ray and Kim, are terrific hosts ... The resident dogs are wonderful. And the courtyard is a colorful delight! It's not far from the Quarter (a quick stroll down Frenchmen) -- definitely a bonus!"
"We left your place last Thursday with heavy hearts. We did not want to go! I had long ago booked us across town to try another B&B, with little knowledge except that it was historic, not very expensive and in the Garden District. What a dump! It certainly did not have the ambiance of your place. And, of course, no TV and VCR in the room. Anyway - our B & B experience at your place was definitely one of the best we've ever had. Best of luck with all your ventures."
"It feels like going to visit a good friend; New Orleans, Frenchman Street and La Dauphine. My main motive is to attend Jazz Fest. I've been doing this for about 12 years, and stayed in the French Quarter with a friend. When my friend got married and moved away 5 years ago ... I was LOST! Where was I going to stay that wouldn't make me feel like a tourist!?? I found La Dauphine, and have been going back ever since."