Audubon Cottages

509 Dauphine Street

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

The Audubon Cottages are an absolute gem in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Despite the near-constant bustle of the surrounding neighborhood, high brick walls and lush foliage help to filter out street noise — the property feels incredibly secluded and serene. Seven one- and two-bedroom cottages, built as private homes in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, cluster around a central courtyard with a heated saltwater pool. Each cottage is individually decorated to enhance the storied sense of place, with handsome marble-clad showers and comfortable beds. Rooms are generously sized and give families plenty of space to spread out; each cottage has a private or semi-private courtyard that’s perfect for little ones to play or for parents to enjoy the sunset with a cocktail. A delicious breakfast buffet, including egg dishes cooked to order, is set up in the garden cottage each morning, or guests can have breakfast brought to their suite if they prefer. Service is warm and gracious in every regard. Many of New Orleans’ best shops, restaurants and sights are just a short walk away, and the onsite French Quarter butler is happy to help with dinner reservations and more.

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City
  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • Toddler Fun: Courtyards to run around
  • School-Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool for Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Central home base for local exploration
  • Well-appointed cottages
  • Ample space for families
  • Beautiful landscaping and grounds
  • Wonderful service
  • Quiet retreat in the heart of the city
  • Walk-out to restaurants, shopping and more

Families Should Know

  • Swimming pool is unfenced (courtyards have locking gates)
  • Swimming pool is heated
  • Showers only, no tubs
  • Cottage Four has stairs; single-story cottages may be best for crawling babies and toddlers
  • Cottages Five and Six can be connected via shared courtyard to create a three-bedroom unit
  • All seven cottages can be rented for a family of up to 24
  • Parking and check-in are at sister hotel Dauphine Orleans, a block away
  • Parking is fee-based
  • WIFI is free
  • Babysitting referrals available; fee starts at $18+ per hour

Sports + Activities

  • swimming
  • games and other activities available on request
  • New Orleans sightseeing

Local Excursions

  • Audubon Park/Audubon Zoo
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Audubon Insectarium and Butterfly Garden
  • Louisiana Children’s Museum
  • French Quarter/Jackson Square
  • City Park
  • Steamboat Natchez
  • Mardi Gras World
  • The National World War II Museum


  • 1- and 2-bedroom cottages
  • TV/iPhone/iPod docking station
  • safe/hair dryer
  • refrigerator/freezer drawers with ice maker, coffee maker
  • twice-daily housekeeping
  • complimentary butler service
  • WIFI in rooms and public areas
  • hair dryer/bathrobes/slippers
  • iPhone/iPod docking station
  • complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily
  • heated saltwater pool
  • private/semi-private courtyards
  • concierge
  • babysitting on request
  • private parking
# of peopleStarting at
2-3$US300D B
2-3$US800D B
4$US800D B
5-6$US1,200D B
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Cottage Four

Guest Room Highlights

  • Well-appointed
  • Comfortable beds
  • Good configuration for sleeping
  • Quiet
  • Nice bathroom
  • Great shower
  • Private/semi-private courtyard

Booking Conditions

  • Deposit not required; credit card for guarantee
  • Cancellation, > 7 days: free of charge
  • Cancellation, < 7 days: forfeit 1 night’s stay plus tax
  • Crib and highchair: free
  • Extra beds not available; parties of 7 or more must reserve at least two cottages
  • Check-in is 3p and check-out is 11a