There have been many ghost stories told about Lafitte Guest House over the years and most of them continue to be told to this day. It is said that a baby of one of the previous owners died in the hotel. Today, the sounds of an infant crying can be heard throughout the mansion. A little girl named Marie died in room 21 of the hotel of yellow fever. That little girl has been seen in the mirror which is in room 21. She has also been reported to appear and talk to children who are guests of the hotel. It is said that the little girl’s mother never recovered from her death and that she also died in the same room years later.
The mother can be heard sobbing in room 21. Guests who have stayed in the room reported a feeling of despair and sorrow. She has also attempted to communicate with guests who have stayed in the room. She can also be seen walking around the grounds of the house, sometimes turning lights on and off.
A charity hospital was built on the hotel’s original grounds. However, it was burned down in 1809. The land was put up for a sale and a simple home was built on the property. In 1848 a man named Paul Gleise bought the land and had a mansion built on the area. The Gleises lived and owned the mansion until 1886 when the property was sold.
Several families lived in the mansion for more than a century until the 20th century when it became a hotel. It is said that Lafitte’s Guesthouse got its name from Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Pub which is very close to the property. The house as built by master builder Joshua Peebles for Paul Gleise, his wife, their six children, as well as their slaves. Robert Seaton designed the house, as well as Gallier Hall and the New Orleans Opera House.
Lafitte Guest House is a luxury boutique which is located on the residential of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The guest house offers 14 well-appointed rooms which all have private baths and others with private balconies. The rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished with antiques and reproductions from all over the world. There are three kinds of rooms in the hotel; Mansion Rooms, Mansion with Balcony and Courtyard Rooms.
Aside from staying in relaxing rooms, guests also have the option of enjoying a private massage in their rooms. Mansions with balcony are spacious rooms with marble fireplaces. These rooms offer some of the most spectacular views of the city, the skyline, as well as the French Quarter. Mansion rooms are romantic rooms which can be found in the heart of the mansion. They come with marble and cypress fireplaces, as well as canopy four-poster beds. Lastly, Courtyard rooms come with balconies.
- Voice mail
- Wireless internet connection
- Secured off-street parking
- Silk sleep masks
- Sleep machines
- 24-hour concierge service
Things to Do
New Orleans is much more than just music, bars and clubs. It is also a great place for children, as well as families. The Louisiana Children’s Museum is a great place to take children to. Located near the French Quarter, it features interactive exhibitions and hands-on bubble creations.
The 1850 House is part of the Louisiana State Museum; it offers guided tours for both children and adults. The Audobon Zoo is one of the country’s top-ranked zoos. It comes with an exotic mix of animals from all over the world.
Louisiana is never short when it comes to nightlife. The Apple Barrel is a favorite watering hole among locals and also attracts a good number of tourists. The bar also offers live music nightly. The Blue Mile features reggae ad jam bands, as well as late-night DJs. Louisiana never lacks fine restaurants. La Divina Gelateria sells sorbets and gelatos which are made with exclusive South Louisiana ingredients. Mike’s on the Avenue features some of the best dishes in town.
Balcony suites start at $169
Deluxe suites start at $189
Mansion rooms start at $139
Courtyard guestrooms start at $129