Welcome to Chez Palmiers Bed and Breakfast

 Your New Orleans Home Away From Home

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Chez Palmiers is the expression of its owners' love for New Orleans and their desire to be part of this great city.

Located in the historic Faubourg Marigny just two blocks from the French Quarter and four blocks from Frenchman Street (popular with the neighborhood's locals), you'll be within easy walking distance of many of the sites, restaurants, bars and clubs, and the characters and music that have made New Orleans famous. The new Streetcar line is right at the corner, making it easy to explore other parts of the city as well.

Owner operators Betsy and Bill Rayner invite you to relax and enjoy your stay in New Orleans in their traditional Creole Cottage. Originally built in the late 1800's, it was renovated in the mid 1990's. What we have tried to create is a home, not just bedrooms for guestsit is, after all, our home. Furnishings are a mix of some of our favorite antiques and newer thingsinteresting pieces we find at yard sales and antique shops around the city. Each room contains personal photographs and artwork, and memorabilia we've accumulated and carried around with us over the years. Everyone looking for a bed and breakfast looks for a place that fits their personality, a place they'll be comfortable in for more than just sleeping each night. We hope you will find that place with us.

We invite you to spend your mornings, afternoons, and evenings relaxing on the deck—although we often find ourselves chatting with guests in the kitchen. Following a day of touring around the city, shopping in the French Quarter and on Magazine Street, visiting the famous Audubon Zoo and Aquarium, or after an evening of dining and nightlife, you can cool off outside before retiring to your private, air conditioned room and a good night's sleep in one of our comfy queen-size beds.

For those not familiar with staying at a b&b, we are not a hotel. Although we live on the premises, we are not available 24/7. It's a lot like staying at a friend's home. Just as a friend lets you make your own bedif you choose towe leave it up to you. We ask our guests to reuse towels and washcloths during their stay, like they would at home, unless they're here for six or seven days. For many of our guests, this is the enjoyment of staying in a b&b rather than a hotel: it's like staying with friends.

Our Rooms

Chez Palmiers (House of  Palms) offers different rooms, all with queen beds, private baths, and in-room amenities to make your stay with us more enjoyable. You'll have your own TV and air conditioner, as well as open access to the dining room leading to the deck. A continental breakfast is available each morning including yogurt, fruit, cereals, breads, juices and coffee. An espresso machine is available for those who crave a latté or café au lait. We also offer free, secure WiFi Internet access.

The Grande Suite

The Grande Suite offers roomy accommodations with a bedroom and large bathroom with vanity area. This charming suite includes the amenities mentioned above, a closet, and sitting room with a sofa and chairs. You'll be able to enjoy your breakfast in private, or relax and watch TV comfortably in the serenity of this personal space. The Grande Suite sleeps one to two people. Rates and reservations below.

The Blah Blah Room

Located on the first floor...The Blah Blah room! You'll dream the night away comfortably in your bed, cooled by the in-room air conditioner. You can unwind watching TV in bed or from the sitting chairs in the room. There's an antique secretary, perfect for your laptop and catching up on emails—telling your friends how great Chez Palmiers is. The single window, with interior shutters, ensures you'll be able to sleep as long as you like with as little light intrusion as possible. The bathroom for this room was remodeled with new tile, lighting, and a wardrobe closet. The kitchen is just one door away, and the deck easily accessible through the common dining room. The Blah Blah room accommodates one to two guests. Rates and reservations below.

The Loft Suite

This upstairs space has been transformed into a roomy, private suite. Enjoy breakfast in your room, or join other guests in the dining room or on the deck. Comfortably furnished and decorated, the Loft Suite offers you the space and privacy you deserve after a long day of site seeing. The unique writing secretary provides room for your laptop or stationary. You can read through all the tourist pamphlets while relaxing in the separate sitting area. The conversation area, with drop-leaf table, provides the space to share your morning coffee with your companion. The additional sitting area has room for you to stretch out and relaxwithout having to lay on the bed. The Loft can accommodate one to two guests. (The bathroom has a shower, no tub.) Rates and reservations below.

Chez Palmiers 2017 Room Rates

Rooms Standard Rates Holidays & Special Events Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest
Essence Fest
The Grande Suite $109 $175 $200
The Loft Suite $109 $175 $200
The Blah Blah Room $99 $165 $190

Rates are for one or two people. We have a two night minimum stay requirement. Four night minimum stays are required for booking Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, three nights for holidays and special events. Minimums are flexible with an additional premium. A deposit equal to one night's booking per room is required to confirm a reservation; The balance due will be charged 7 days prior to the arrival date; the full amount will be charged for reservations made less than 7 days prior to arrival. For Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, holidays and special events, full payment is required at least 30 day in advance of the arrival date. It is also possible to rent all of our rooms, sleeping up to six people. When booking all three rooms, full payment is required at least 30 days in advance of the arrival date. Normal check-in/check-out times are 3:00 p.m./11:00 a.m. We cannot guarantee we can be available for check-ins later 9:00 p.m.

Please note that up until recently, small bed and breakfasts like ours did not collect taxes on our rooms rented. The Louisiana State Legislature recently passed legislation extending a 5% hotel/tourism/sales tax to ALL short-term rental properties, regardless of size or method of booking. This tax will apply to rooms rented in privately owned homes and apartments as well as licensed bed & breakfasts, guest houses, small inns, boutique hotels and corporate mega-chains. The effective date of the new tax was July 1, 2016.

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Special Events in New Orleans Include
New Year's/Sugar Bowl


Mardi Gras Week


St. Patrick's Day Parade(s)


Tennessee Williams Literary Fest


Spring Fiesta


French Quarter Festival


Jazz Fest


Greek Fest -- Hellenic Center


New Orleans Wine and Food Experience


French Market Tomato Festival


Louisiana Seafood Festival- NOLA


Reggae Festival


Go 4th on the River (Riverfront)


Tales of the Cocktail


International Piano Competition


Southern Decadence (Labor Day)


Pride Fest -- Armstrong Park


Art for Art's Sake - Julia Street


Secret Gardens -- French Quarter


Swamp Fest at Zoo


N.O. Film & Video Fest


Voodoo on the Bayou




Celebration in the Oaks-City Park

November - January

Creole Christmas


(Current Dates & Information at www.frenchquarter.com/events)

Chez Palmiers is located at:

1744 N Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Email: betsy@chezpalmiers.com

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