The buildings that house the Dauphine Orleans Hotel have survived a span of time that saw many of the buildings in New Orleans perish from the Great Fire of New Orleans. There has been a building on this piece of land since 1775. The Patio Rooms that make up part of the hotel today were once a home belonging to Samuel Hermann. He had very special ways that he wanted his house constructed. After the buildings became part of the hotel and the refurbishing was done the handmade nails and other original aspects of the home were exposed.
Dauphine Orleans has 111 guest rooms located at 415 Dauphine Street. The Mississippi River is close by and the jazz clubs and restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. There are fourteen rooms called the Patio Rooms that feature marble in the bathrooms. The suites in this building include Jacuzzi tubs. The old carriage house has been turned into nine rooms or suites. There is a courtyard that the rooms look down into or are surrounded by them.
Each room at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel has wireless internet service, a coffeemaker and safe. Complimentary bathrobes and hairdryers await guests in the well appointed bathrooms. Television service is provided by cable.
The lush courtyard features a saltwater swimming pool where guests can relax on lounge chairs or take a swim. There is a fitness center that has been recently refurbished. The state of the art exercise equipment is waiting in a well lit and open room. This hotel is a non smoking facility and offers valet parking in an onsite garage. There is internet throughout the public areas of the hotel. The concierge can assist guests in making reservations for attractions, restaurants and other various types of entertainment.
Guests receive a welcoming cocktail upon arrival and continental breakfast is part of the stay. The breakfast consists of a selection of fresh fruits, cereals both hot and cold and baked goods. If guests are interested there is a waffle iron where they may cook their own waffles. The New Orleans famous coffee is also served. The breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 10:00 am Monday through Friday. The hours change for the weekend. They are 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
The hotel bar is named after a famous bordello in New Orleans red light district. May Bailey's Place serves everyone's favorite beverages. There is also a library within the hotel that allows you to take your book with you if you haven't finished it.
There are many attractions that are close to the hotel. Jackson Square, the Riverwalk and many of the famous jazz clubs on Bourbon Street offer day or night time entertainment. Families will find plenty to occupy their time when they visit the Aquarium of the Americas or Storyland in City Park. Lovers of art can find many choices when they go to the Warehouse District as it has been turned into New Orleans Art District. Artists present their paintings or sculptures, sometimes in their own galleries, and can be seen creating their latest works.