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DAUPHINE ORLEANS HOTEL, New Orleans

At-a-Glance Guide

Boutique hotel, concierge
111 bedrooms and suites
bar, breakfast room
library
fitness and exercise room
private courtyard, pool
weddings/meetings/events
valet parking/on-site garage
RO per dble from $129 (low season), $399 (high season)
Check in/out: 3pm/12 noon


DAUPHINE ORLEANS HOTEL, New Orleans

THE PAST:

Located in the heart of the French Quarter – or Vieux Carré - the Dauphine Orleans Hotel incorporates several historic buildings. The oldest, now the hotel’s Main House, dates from 1775. A private courtyard separates it from the Carriage House, which was once part of an 18th-Century French Quarter townhouse. A third building, the Hermann House, built in 1834 and formerly the home of merchant Samuel Hermann, sits across the street.

Between 1821 and 1822, John James Audubon painted his Birds of America series in what is today the hotel’s Coffee Lounge.

A small cottage built in 1821 and known as May Baily’s Place is now the hotel’s bar; from around 1853 until 1917, it was a brothel. Some believe it to be haunted by jilted prostitutes and former customers, including uniformed Civil War soldiers.

May Baily’s Place was on the fringe of the city’s red-light district, which became known as Storyville. The name comes from that of Alderman Sidney Story, who sought to halt the spread of prostitution throughout the city by restricting it to a specific 38-block area, to be called the District. Therein, places of prostitution, licensed for that purpose, would be regulated and monitored by New Orleans City Council.

Story’s proposed legislation came into effect on 1 October 1897. After that date, prostitution was forbidden outside the defined District – which, to his dismay, soon acquired the nickname ‘Storyville’. In 1917, at Department of Navy’s insistence, to avoid spreading diseases among serviceman shipping out of New Orleans to fight in the First World War in Europe, prostitution was made illegal and the District’s infamous establishments were shut down.

Jean-Jacques Audubon, the illegitimate son of a French sea captain and plantation owner and a Creole chambermaid, was born in 1785 in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which later became Haiti. When he was six, he went to live in Nantes, France with his step-mother. From an early age, he showed a keen interest in nature - particularly birds - and in drawing.
In 1803, to evade consription into Napoleon’s army, he sailed to America on a false passport, legally changed his name to John James, and went to live on the family’s estate near Philadelphia. For some years, he pursued a career in business; eventually, he devoted himself full-time to painting all the birds of America. A journey down the Mississippi brought him, in January 1821, to New Orleans where, for a year, he lived in a cottage which is now part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection’s Audubon Cottages.

THE PRESENT:

Today, the Dauphine Orleans – part of the locally-owned New Orleans Hotels Collection – seamlessly blends past and present elements. It offers an elegant selection of accommodations, as well as a flavour of the city’s rich history.

Breakfast is served in the room where John James Audubon painted his Birds of America series. Drinks are served at the bar in May Baily’s Place, which is decorated in Victorian style. Hotel guests receive a souvenir copy of May Baily’s operating license, which was granted under the auspices of the Ordinance Concerning Lewd and Abandoned Women. The original is on display in the bar, along with photos of the ladies of the house. A red light still burns in the courtyard next to May Baily’s Place.

Other historic features include the original brick walls and cypress posts in Hermann House Cottage Guest Rooms and Suites, which were revealed during a 1991 renovation and now an integral part of the décor.

The hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the summer of 2008.

THE PLACE FOR YOU?

Yes, if you would like to stay in the charm and intimacy of the French Quarter, benefit from a quiet setting, experience the authenticity of historic buildings and enjoy the calm of a private courtyard, which also features a saltwater pool. And yes, if you want to be within easy reach of some of the city’s top attractions. The Dauphine Orleans is just one block from lively Bourbon Street and two blocks from Royal Street with its enticing antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. The Mississippi with its riverboats is a short walk away. Canal Street where you can pick up one of the city’s famous streetcars is only five minutes away; it’s a six-minute drive to the National World War II Museum.

This boutique hotel offers personalised service and, for each guest, a complimentary welcome beverage at May Baily’s Place. Additional amenities include a 24-hour front desk, secure on-site valet parking, luggage assistance, baggage storage, laundry service, an ATM, free local calls and complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas and guest rooms. An extended Continental breakfast is also complimentary. Daily refreshments and snacks are available from 3-5pm. The hotel is 100% non-smoking. It is licensed for civil ceremonies.
The Dauphine Orleans is a Stash Rewards Partner Hotel.
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THE PROPERTY IN DETAIL:

RELAXING
There is a small seating area in the lobby overlooking the street, but a more inviting place to relax - perhaps with a book from the small lending library – is on a poolside sun lounger in the lushly-planted private inner courtyard. A daily newspaper is available in the lobby.

EATING & DRINKING
The Coffee Lounge, which incorporates the historic Audubon Room, serves a complimentary extended continental breakfast every morning from 6:30 until 11:00, as well as afternoon tea. Daily refreshments and snacks are available from 3-5pm. The area around the hotel abounds with restaurants and eateries.

Characterful, Victorian-styled May Baily’s Place, once one of the infamous Red Light district’s better-known brothels, now serves as the hotel bar.

SLEEPING
The Dauphine Orleans’ 111 guest bedrooms and suites are located in three separate buildings – the Main House, the Carriage House and the Hermann House. Each is decorated in soft shades, to create a calm and restful ambience.
All rooms feature Tempur-Pedic beds, 42” flat-screen TV, a workspace, telephone with voicemail, iPod docking station with alarm clock, coffee-maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, bathrobes, free Wi-Fi connection and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.
Rollaway beds are not offered. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available.
High Season rates apply from mid-January to June, and in October and November. Low season is July to September and December to mid-January.


There are 86 guestrooms in the Main House.

The 8 Standard rooms feature a double bed.
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The 56 Deluxe rooms feature either a king size or two double beds.
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The 20 Premium rooms feature either two double beds, and have a balcony overlooking Dauphine Street; or a king size bed, and may have a balcony. Rooms which do not have a balcony are more spacious.
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The 2 spacious Superior rooms feature a king bed and a balcony overlooking Dauphine Street.
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There are 9 guest rooms in the 18th-Century Carriage House – once part of a French Quarter townhouse - surrounding a private courtyard.

The 4 Premium rooms feature a king size bed, and overlook the pool or back courtyard.
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The 5 Superior rooms feature a king size bed,
and also have a spacious Jacuzzi tub.
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There are 14 bedrooms and 2 suites in the early 19th-Century Hermann House across the street from the Main House. All surround a private courtyard.

The 14 Premium rooms feature a king size bed. Bathrooms have a shower bathtub with Jacuzzi jets.
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Each of the 2 Hermann House Suites features a bedroom with king size bed, and a spacious parlour. One suite has a bathroom with an oversized tub; the other’s bathroom has a shower bathtub with Jacuzzi jets.
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CANCELLATION POLICY: Individual cancellations up to 72 hours prior to date of arrival are without penalty; special events have specific different policies which must be confirmed with the hotel when booking.

NO SPA BUT...
...there is a fitness and exercise room, open 24 hours a day.

OUTDOORS
The Dauphine’s small private courtyard features an inviting saltwater pool. The Hermann House rooms also surround a pleasing courtyard.

WEDDINGS
A Dauphine Orleans Hotel historic French Quarter courtyard is the perfect setting for an intimate New Orleans wedding. Small wedding ceremonies for up to 44 guests, and wedding receptions for up to 60, can be accommodated in the Hermann House or Carriage House courtyards; and out-of-town guests can stay in the surrounding guestrooms or suites.

Up to 25 guests can be accommodated at a wedding ceremony or reception in the Patio Room.

A wedding ceremony at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel includes one-hour rental fee, up to 44 chairs and one complimentary bottle of champagne. White folding chairs or chair covers and ties are available at an additional cost.

The hotel’s wedding professionals can help with planning and cater to every detail; and vendors are available to provide photography, flowers, music and more.

Please use the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below to contact the Dauphine Orleans Hotel’s wedding professionals for further information or to plan and book your intimate wedding./

BUSINESS
If you are planning an executive retreat or a board meeting in New Orleans, the Dauphine Orleans can offer attentive service, plus flexible meeting and event space. The property’s distinct French Quarter architecture provides a unique experience for those attending. The hotel is a Stash Hotel Rewards member.

Available meeting and event services include high-speed Internet, audio-visual equipment and professional event planners.

On-site meeting space capacity:
The 20’ x 15’, 300 sq ft, Patio Board Room can accommodate 18 in banquet configuration, 16 in classroom configuration, 20 in theatre configuration or 17 in U-shape conference configuration.
The 36’ x 21’, 756 sq ft, Carriage House Courtyard* can accommodate 30 in banquet configuration or 44 in theatre configuration.
The Hermann House Courtyard* can accommodate 60 in banquet configuration.
*Courtyard rental for events requires that all surrounding guestrooms be booked for the event's group.

For larger meetings and events, the Dauphine Orleans works closely with the Musee Conti Wax Museum located just around the corner from the hotel.

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Mercedes Benz Superdrome and Canal Street are all just minutes away.

The hotel is within a short distance of New Orleans’ best attractions, shops and restaurants. Sales professionals are on hand to assist with all booking needs for your tour group including securing permits, parking reservations as well as on-site greeting and coordination. Motor Coach bus tours can be arranged.

Please use the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below to contact the Daphine Orleans Hotel’s sales professionals professionals for further information or to plan and book your event.

GETTING THERE
BY ROAD:
From The West:
• Take I-10 East to the I-10/610 split. Continue on I-10 to the Orleans Avenue/Vieux Carre exit (235-A).
• Move into the far left lane and take the U-turn at the sign that reads "N. Rampart via Toulouse."
• Merge into the right lane, to the Toulouse entrance into the French Quarter.
• Go 3 blocks to Dauphine St. and take a right. We are two blocks up on the right hand side. Just pull into the driveway. The bellman and valet staff will help you from there.
From The East:
• Exit at Orleans/Vieux Carre exit. At the end of the ramp, take a left at the light.
• Follow Orleans Avenue (which will go back under the Interstate) for 3 blocks until you reach the U-turn on Orleans at the sign that reads "N. Rampart via Toulouse."
• Merge into the right lane, to the Toulouse entrance into the French Quarter.
• Go 3 blocks to Dauphine and go right. We are two blocks up on the right. Just pull into the driveway. The bellman and valet staff will help you from there.

PARKING:
Guests of the Dauphine Orleans Hotel enjoy the convenience of our secure, on-site parking garage. During special-event periods parking becomes limited due to the increased number of visitors to the city. During special events such as Mardi Gras, New Years Eve, Sugar Bowl, Bayou Classic, Jazz Festival and Essence Festival, the New Orleans Police will impose road closures. You are advised to plan accordingly, and contact the hotel in advance for assistance and directions.
The hotel offers valet parking only at $36 per day and $39 for oversized vehicles, plus 12% sales tax. Special valet parking rates apply during special events. Please ask for current hourly parking rates when booking your accommodation. Valet parking is from time of check-in to 12 noon on day of departure. Vehicles left with valet past 12 noon on departure day will incur hourly valet parking fees. During special-event periods the hotel will charge an additional $50 fee per day for in/out privileges.
Guests can park up to two vehicles per registered room. The hotel does not guarantee valet parking with your room reservation and will suggest alternative parking options once the parking facility is full. Self-parking is available in the area but tends to be limited especially during special events.
The management assumes no responsibility for auto accessories or articles left in the car. No liability is assumed by management for loss or damage by fire, theft or any other cause to, or by the vehicle while in custody of the management..

BY AIR:
The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Louis Armstrong International Airport.

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