Find out why the world’s top travel guides and our guests recommend the McKendrick-Breaux House.

Eddie Breaux saved this 1865 building just as it was about to fall down and turned it into one of the city’s best B&Bs.; It’s not just that the antique-filled rooms are spacious (some of the bathrooms are downright huge), quaint, and meticulously decorated but not fussy. It’s not just that the public areas are simple, elegant, and comfortable. It’s Breaux himself. You would be hard-pressed to find a better host. Not only is he utterly hospitable (fresh flowers may be waiting in your room), but he loves his city and is quite knowledgeable about it. He will help with all sorts of plans and is particularly knowledgeable and opinionated (what good New Orleanian isn’t, though?) with restaurant choices. He lives on-site but is not intrusive, so you feel pampered but not smothered. Breakfast is usually fresh fruit and homemade breads and muffins. The location is right in the middle of the convenient Lower Garden District, named the hippest neighborhood in North America by Utne Reader magazine.