RATES / RESERVATIONS / AMENITIES
What are your rates?
Except for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and other special events, our nightly rates
for single or double occupancy are as follows: in the Benachi House,
Pandia's (private adjoining bath), $115; Belasario's (private bath),
$125; Irene's and Marie's (share a bath and sitting room), $105. In
the Esplanade Villa prices for our two- room suites, all with private
baths, are $135 for the Aesthetic. Eastlake and Golden Oak, and $125
for the Renaissance and Eastlake II. (Tour the Rooms
of the Benachi House and Esplanade Villa) We have a two-night
minimum on the weekends. Our rates are higher for special events, and
a minimum stay in required.
What is required for a reservation?
Subject to availability, a phone call to us at (800)308-7040 or (504)525-9538
and a one night's charge as a deposit on your credit card. To determine
availability you can send us email
or fill out the availability form.
We accept cancellations with full refund up to seven days prior to arrival.
We're a party of three or four. What accommodations can you offer us?
In the Benachi House a suite of two rooms with a shared sitting room and
bath; or two separate rooms. We cannot add an extra bed in any of
our individual guest rooms.
In the Esplanade Villa, our Aesthetic, Eastlake and
Golden Oak Suites will accommodate three or four persons. Beyond double
occupancy, there is a charge of $25 per night for each adult
or teenager in a suite.
We are travelling with children. Can they be accommodated?.
Yes, in one of our larger Esplanade Villa suites, children twelve years old
or younger may be accommodated at no additional charge.
What may we expect for breakfast? ...at what time?
A full gourmet breakfast for our guests in both houses is served in the Benachi
House between 8:00 A.M and 10:00 A.M., and always includes fresh fruit
and juice; coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Entrees vary daily and typically
consist of Eggs Benedict, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, or souffles.
Cereals are always available.
What's of interest in your section of New Orleans?
The nearby French Quarter (Vieux Carre National Historic Landmark District);
and the Esplanade Ridge Historic District in which the Benachi House
and Esplanade Villa are located. City Park, the fifth largest urban
park in the U.S., where you will find the New Orleans Museum of Art,
the Rose Garden, walking, jogging, golf and tennis. The 18th Century French
colonial Pitot House, which is open to the public. Historic Bayou St.
John. A cluster of excellent bistros and restaurants in all price classes.
And a natural foods market.
The Benachi House and the Esplanade Villa are across a small park from each
other at the confluence of Esplanade Avenue and Bayou Road! Where
In the historic Creole sector, about 10 blocks from the French Quarter.
Directions and map. On Esplanade,
the downriver boundary of the French Quarter, find its intersection with
the Mississippi, then proceed past Rampart St. about ten blocks, (past
I-10 at Claiborne Ave.) to the fork in the road. That's where we
How far are you from the French Quarter? ... from the Convention Center?
Without a car, how may we get back and forth to the Benachi House
and the Esplanade Villa?
House and Esplanade Villa are about 10 city blocks from the edge of the
Quarter; and about three miles from the Morial Convention Center,
which may now be reached in less than ten minutes via a new connection
and ramp to our expressway. Both are easily accessible by taxis (which
come promptly after a telephone call) and cost between $5 and $7.
Public transit stops in front of the House and reaches the Quarter
in five minutes; and costs $1 per person. Departures are more frequent during
weekday peak hours. Guests may walk to the French Quarter in about
10 minutes; but we suggest that you refrain from doing so at night.
We're driving in or renting a car. Do you have parking?
Yes, it's secure, behind our fences, well-lighted and without charge.
We're flying in. Do we need a car for our visit?
No. You can get around easily and cheaply without a car, and you won't have
the hassle and expense of downtown parking. If you're planning a stay
of three or more nights, you may wish to include the River Road plantations,
a swamp tour and cajun country in your itinerary. For those we would
recommend a car.
How can we reach you from the airport? ...via I-10 West or East.
We provide driving directions and a map to
all guests. For those not driving, we recommend taxis and the Airport
Shuttle. Taxis are readily available just outside of baggage claim.
We recommend United Cab (522-9771) because United has the largest fleet,
and the most reliable drivers. To and from the airport the regulated,
one-way taxi rate is $21.00 for 1 or 2 persons; and $8.00 for each additional
person. The Airport Shuttle serves the Benachi house with ten-passenger
vans that depart from baggage claim. Tickets may be purchased from
the driver, or at a service desk within the baggage claim area. The
per passenger rate is $10.00, each way. Stops may be made en route
for other passengers with other destinations. Telephone 522-3500. With your
flight arrival information, our limosine service will pick you up at baggage
claim and drop you off at our house for $30. Please let us know,
and we will make the arrangements and charge it to your room.
What will the weather be like on my visit?
The climate of New Orleans can best be described as balmy. Almost daily
sporadic afternoon showers make if advisable to carry a small umbrella
from July to September. The track of winter storms is generally to
the North of New Orleans. However, occasionally one of these storms
moves this far South, bringing sudden drops in temperature, usually
lasting three to four days. New Orleans only experiences snow every
five to ten years. In spring and fall, fog is frequent concern for those
traveling by car or bus.
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We've heard stories
about crime in New Orleans. Is your neighborhood safe?
Yes it is. There are now seven B&B's within a four block radius of
the Benachi House and Esplanade Villa. All are flourishing. None of
our guests have experienced any problems. Our's is a stable neighborhood
of predominantly owner-occupied homes.
What other B&B's
do you recommend when you're fully booked?
In our neighborhood, the House on Bayou Road (800-882-2968) and the Degas
House (800- 755-6730). Uptown, the McKendrick-Breaux House (888-570-1700)
and the Sully Mansion (504-891-0457). Tell them you heard it right here!!!