For ninety-nine percent of our trips to New Orleans, we crash at a friend’s house in Metairie. It’s nice to see him, convenient, and free. The softened the blow on accommodation costs in turn increases the food budget, a win-win.
When my mom came to town it was the perfect opportunity to try something new and be closer to the action. After some intense research, I decided on the Royal Street Courtyard Bed and Breakfast and we couldn’t have found a better place to stay. (Thank goodness for Tripadvisor.com)
Located in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, the Royal Street Courtyard sits a couple streets over from Frenchman, the French Market and is a short walk from Jackson Square. It’s in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood with ample parking and local coffeehouses.
We stayed on the second floor in Room #12 which is comprised of two adjoining rooms, one queen bed, one futon, and a bathroom with a shower. There was plenty of space to spread out and the futon was surprisingly comfortable.
Although we never partook, breakfast is included and they have a large variety of items to choose from including bagels, toast, cereal, granola bars, fruit and the like. I did take advantage of the beverage options which ranged from hot teas, cocoa, coffee, filtered water and juice.
We interacted with only one of the owners, Phillip, who is very knowledgeable of the area and patiently addressed all of our silly questions. Between the location, charming owners and extremely reasonable room rates, singling out the best attribute is difficult to pin point. It was a pleasure to stay at the Royal Street Courtyard and we will be back.
On on very last day, we checked-out and swung by The Orange Couch for coffee before hitting Camellia Grill. This sleek coffee shop is literally ten steps away from the bed and breakfast, and it does have an orange couch.
We had excellent cappuccinos and lattes (respectively), but they also have baked good, ice cream and mochi – random, yes.
If you are in the area, or staying at the Royal Street, it’s worth stopping in for a drink or snack from a real, neighborhood joint outside of the French Quarter.
Royal Street Courtyard Bed and Breakfast
2438 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
The Orange Couch
2339 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117