B & W Courtyard's Bed & Breakfast
An arty bed-and-breakfast close --- but not too close --- to the city's hustle and bustle.
The owners of this eclectic and environmentally friendly bed-and-breakfast in the Faubourg Marigny estimate that 97 percent of their clientele is composed of parents in search of a much-needed retreat. Located four blocks on the other side of the French Quarter (away from downtown), the property provides just that. The compound is made up of a collection of nineteenth-century buildings, and both of the owners live on the premises. Their accessibility day and night earned them a mention for safety in "Fortune" magazine. The accommodations have private entrances; most open to one of two courtyards, each with a fountain and Jacuzzi. They are distinct in character, from the Courtyard Room with its antique furniture and marble floors to the two-story Barbados-style suite which was formerly the slave quarters. A private corporate apartment includes a fireplace, a kitchen and laundry appliances --- but keep in mind that guests staying here do not have access to the B&B's other amenities.