Among its most distinguishing features are its triangular layout, with borders extending from Esplanade Avenue to Press Street and from St. Claude Avenue to the Mississippi River, and its unique maze of streets, which form intersections of varying angles.
Faubourg Marigny is considered the first suburb of New Orleans, created in 1805 when plantation owner Bernard de Marigny began subdividing his land. Today, the area has become known for its trendy music clubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.
- A'Etienne's French Inn
Among the outdoor features at this 1891 Victorian camelback inn on Elysian Fields Avenue are a front verandah with a view of the rose garden and a backyard garden with barbecue grill, rock fountain and goldfish pond. The guest suite and three guest rooms all include antique furnishings and most offer queen beds. Children are welcome.
- Auld's Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast
Guests of this five-room North Rampart Street B&B can take a bubble bath in the 6-foot antique tub in the common Tub Room. Other special touches include a family-made, handcrafted writing desk in each guest room and a yard and garden area bordered by sweet olive trees.
- B&W Courtyards
Located on Chartres Street, B&W Courtyards consists of three 19th-century buildings connected by courtyards, with a Jacuzzi in the back courtyard. There are four guest rooms (most with king beds), a small suite, and a two-story suite in former slave quarters with living and dining rooms, a kitchen and a bedroom. Guests have access to a business center, which includes a computer, printer and fax. Two corporate apartments, which do not include breakfast or B&B amenities, are available.
- Casa Conchita
Three 2-bedroom cottage apartments, offering a living room and kitchen as well as antique furnishings and a view of the tropical courtyard, are found at Casa Conchita, which was built in the early 1800s as the guest quarters to the mansion of Louisiana's first American governor. This Pool House unit includes a private pool. Coffee and juices are provided but no breakfast is served at this Dauphine Street inn. Children are welcome.
- Chateau Marigny
Formerly a grocery store and a jazz bar, this 1879 bed and breakfast on Pauger Street features an outdoor deck, covered hot tub, and barbecue grill. There are two large, antique-furnished suites, which can accommodate up to four couples privately or 10 guests with a shared suite.
- Chez Nous
Guests of this 1800s Creole cottage on Touro Street can stay in the villa, which sleeps up to seven and includes a washer/dryer, or the suite, which sleeps two. Each guest room has a private entrance and dining area.
- Claiborne Mansion
A 40-foot pool and a landscaped courtyard highlight the grounds of this 1850s Greek Revival mansion on Dauphine Street. There are several suites, all with queen beds and marble baths. Two upstairs suites include a balcony overlooking Washington Park; a set of adjoining rooms can be combined to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom suite; and a wheelchair-accessible room faces the garden and includes a sitting area and two twin size beds that can be converted into a king.
- Cottage on Rue D'Amour, A
The owner of this North Rampart Street inn, Carol Carroll, is a licensed tour guide in the city of New Orleans and offers free walking tours of the French Quarter/Marigny with each three-night stay. One antique-furnished suite with a private entrance occupies this 1830 Creole cottage.
- Creole Inn
Located on Dauphine Street, this late-19th-century town house offers three 1-bedroom suites and two 2-bedroom suites with balconies overlooking the garden and patio area. A cyber parlor, with a computer and Internet access, is available.
- Crescent City Guest House
The enclosed back yard at this Marigny Street guest house boasts a hot tub, pond, sunning patio and barbecue grill. The four guest rooms can be rented individually or together (accommodating up to 12 people), and pets are welcome.
- DeBruyne Guest House
A town house apartment and two poolside apartments, each accommodating up to four guests, are found in these 1830s Creole cottages on Chartres Street. All units include period furnishings and a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator stocked with beverages. Breakfast is not provided, and maid service is offered every three days for extended stays.