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Accommodations

The Bienville House offers 83 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, including 3 suites, that offer all the comforts of a New Orleans boutique hotel. Amenities include air conditioning, down pillows, voicemail, cable/satellite television, video games, wake-up calls, designer toiletries, and shower/tub combination. Cribs are also available.

Standard Room

Delight in these enchanting interior king rooms that feature mahogany rice-carved four-poster beds. Enjoy the serenity of a windowless room. To help guests feel at home, each room is equipped with 300-thread-count triple sheeting, beveled mirrors, luxurious bathrobes, clock radio with ipod® player, in-room safe for laptop, complimentary morning newspaper, wireless Internet access, designer toiletries, and work desk and chair. Rooms are approximately 280 square feet.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe rooms feature a view of the street or courtyard with either mahogany rice-carved four-poster king-size beds or two double beds. Rooms are equipped with 300-thread-count triple bed sheeting, beveled mirrors, luxurious bathrobes, clock radio with ipod® player, in-room safe for laptop, complimentary morning newspaper, wireless Internet access, designer toiletries, and work desk with chair. Rooms are approximately 300 square feet.

Superior Rooms

Superior rooms feature two double beds or a king-size four poster bed with a private balcony. Each room includes 300-thread-count triple sheeting, beveled mirrors, luxurious bathrobes, hairdryer, clock radio with ipod® player, in-room safe for laptop, complimentary morning newspaper, wireless Internet access, designer toiletries, and work desk with chair. Rooms are approximately 350 square feet.

 

Bienville House Pet Policy

$100 cleaning fee at check in and $25 additional per night per pet.


Dining

Iris Restaurant

Iris Restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere, award-winning New Orleans dining, and creative drinks for lunch and dinner. Iris owner and Chef Ian Schnoebelen’s unpretentious, new American cuisine concentrates on fresh, seasonal ingredients presented in inventive ways. Dishes such as seared sushi-grade Yellowfin tuna with green papaya salad, king oyster mushrooms, and blood orange-ginger vinaigrette reveal a leaning towards Asian-inspired cuisine executed by the hand of a modern American chef. Iris also provides room service for in-room dining.


Facilities & Services

Many guests at the Bienville House feel like they are visiting a centuries-old French Quarter manor house rather than an upscale boutique hotel. A flagstone courtyard surrounds a crystal blue pool, wrought iron balconies grace many guestrooms, and four welcoming sundecks invite guests to relax and drink in the flavor of the most European of cities.

Guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast that includes Starbucks® coffee every morning in the hotel lobby. Iris Restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine and creative drinks for lunch and dinner. Iris also provides room service for in-room dining. The hotel is perfectly suited for board meetings or small meetings and receptions for up to 100 people. The two meeting rooms offer elegance with functional style. Complimentary access to nearby fitness center and business center are available. The hotel is pet friendly and non smoking.


Guest Comments

This is my third visit to the Hotel Bienville, and each time is more wonderful than the last. Great staff!

Jordan C.


History

In the heart of the French Quarter, between Decatur and N. Peters Streets, lies the historic Bienville House hotel. The upscale boutique hotel had humble beginnings, originating as Planters Rice Mills, then becoming home to Thompson's Rice Mill and Southern Syrup.

After spending decades as a manufacturing plant, the owners capitalized on the hotel’s prime location in 1935 and transformed the building into the North American Hotel. The hotel was known as a "delightful summer residence for ladies and gentlemen." After just two short years, the building was sold in 1937 and split into a small boarder hotel and fire house. During the revival of Decatur Street, the building was remodeled into 20 luxury apartments named Royal Bienville. In the early 1970s, the Bienville narrowly escaped destruction by a nearby fire that destroyed several neighboring buildings. The building was restored to a hotel again and served as a "motor hotel," appealing to people driving to or through New Orleans. In 1972, the Monteleone family purchased the establishment. The Bienville House Hotel joined the Hotel Monteleone as a family-owned and operated historic hotel.

After countless transformations and a nearly disastrous fire, the Bienville House has the look and feel of a centuries-old French Quarter manor house. The European-style hotel features wrought iron balconies off of guestrooms, welcoming sundecks, and a flagstone courtyard surrounding the crystal blue lagoon pool. Ample in-room amenities make the Bienville House a luxurious retreat from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter.

Surrounding the beautiful Bienville House are the antique shops of Royal Street, the late nights of Bourbon Street, the blues and jazz of the House of Blues, the intrigue of voodoo and ghost tours, the history of Jackson Square, and world-class dining of culinary New Orleans. The Bienville House is the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds, and soul of New Orleans.


Local Attractions

  • Woldenberg Park
  • Mississippi River
  • Aquarium of the Americas
  • Royal Street
  • Bourbon Street
  • New Orleans Central Business District
  • House of Blues
  • Entergy IMAX Theater
  • Ernest Memorial Convention Center
  • Cafe Du Monde
  • Jackson Square

Location

Just as the French Quarter is perfectly situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Bienville House is perfectly situated in the midst of the historic French Quarter. Guests find themselves in a prime location, amidst the city’s finest antique shops on Royal Street and just steps from Bourbon Street, late-night jazz clubs, world-renowned restaurants, centuries-old historic buildings, museums, voodoo shops, and more.

New Orleans Int’l Airport: 13 mi/20 km, 30 minutes


Overview

Distinctive Character of this Stirring New Orleans French Quarter Boutique Hotel

Witness the heart of everything that defines the soul of New Orleans from Bienville House. Recently retouched with a multi-million-dollar renovation, this distinctive French Quarter boutique hotel exhibits a sense of style and grace that can only be found in the center of America’s most interesting city. Discover the ideal accommodations for both business and leisure within this charming New Orleans boutique hotel – situated in the historic French Quarter, overlooking the Mississippi River.

Spirited Culture, the Backdrop of this Intimate New Orleans Boutique Hotel

Experience the enduring spirit of The Crescent City from Bienville House – a colorful New Orleans boutique, mere steps from Canal Place shopping center, the Aquarium of the Americas, and Jackson Square. Book your stay online with our preferred room rates.