Historical Charm, Southern Hospitality and Wonderfully Convenient!
While I seldom take the time to write a review....on anything....I wanted to take a moment and share what a relaxing, quaint, quiet, comfortable and charming Inn we found Rathbone to be. Granted, our choice of Rathbone was almost a ""must"" as we had procrastinated in making reservations for a very busy weekend in New Orleans. We found availability there at the last minute, and I am now so glad that we did.
I was hesitant....some of the reviews online were less than complimentary. They couldn't have been more wrong!! While I can't speak for the condition of the Mansions in the year, or so, immediately after Katrina, what I can speak of is the condition of the Mansions now. The owners, Innkeeper, and staff, are quick to tell anyone that asks that the Inns did fall into a state of disrepair and were in dire need of maintenance for a while after Katrina, due to a number of factors. It's evident that they have, and are continuing, to work very hard to bring the Inns up to a high level of quality. It shows every way you turn.
What we experienced were clean, charming, attractive, comfortable and welcoming accommodations. Breakfast is also included with your room rate, and while advertised as a ""continental breakfast"", we looked forward to going to the grand dining room each morning! We were always served a large selection of breakfast breads, pastries, fruits, juices, teas, coffees and were even served pancakes with strawberries and sausage for a treat the Sunday morning we were there!
The Innkeeper was a wonderful help in giving us guidance to all of the hottest music spots, hooked us up with a great tour operator, and was great for a laugh! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rathbone, and plan our next visit for warmer months.....that big pool and jacuzzi looked like it would be just the ticket on a warm New Orleans evening.