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New Orleans Gay Friendly
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New Orleans is a welcoming and tolerant city, and it has long been a haven for the LGBT community in the south. The gay community of New Orleans is therefore well established, and LGBT travelers will find themselves welcome in all shops, restaurants, clubs and theatres. It's a place in the south where you can be yourself.

Faubourg Marigny is both the center of New Orleans' gay and lesbian communities and home to some of the best bars and clubs in the city. The best way to experience this hip neighborhood just below the French Quarter may be to stroll down the street, drink in hand, listening to the music coming out of each club.

Ever had a hamburger cooked under a hubcap? And why not? Rectify this state of affairs when in New Orleans at the Clover Grill, on Bourbon Street. Feelings Café offers up delicious Creole cuisine in a lovely, historic building. The ambiance is elegant and romantic. Guests of New Orleans bed and breakfasts with adventurous palates should try Meauxbar Bistro, where there is a great mix of Cajun, Asian and contemporary Louisiana fare.

There is no shortage of entertainment after dinner. Dance the night away in the French Quarter, hopping from the Bourbon Pub Parade dance club to Oz dance club, located just across the street. Stop in for a drink at Café Lafitte in Exile, said to be the oldest gay bar on the continent. Take in a cabaret show at Le Chat Noir, a piano lounge near Lafayette Square, in the Warehouse/Arts District.

The big event of the year for many LGBT travelers is Southern Decadence, which has taken place over Labor Day Weekend since the early 1970s. Participants dress as their favorite "decadent Southern" character for a very fun parade. Book your New Orleans bed and breakfast early for this popular event.


Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-947-4332
Toll Free: 877-470-5323
Our B&B has a proud, 20-year history of being GLBT-friendly, and welcoming to all. We are close to world-class gay clubs and bars, including 6 in our neighborhood alone! We can direct you to the sumptuous, clothing-optional pool at the Country Club, the fun Phoenix bar, and the aptly-named Friendly Bar. And don't forget Cafe Lafitte in Exile, reportedly the oldest gay club on the continent ... something very special happens there every Sunday night at 9:00 ... we'll tell you what it is when you check in! ;)
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La Maison Marigny B&B on Bourbon

Phone: (504) 948-3638
Toll Free: (800) 570-2014
There is only one B&B on Bourbon Street, the gayest street in New Orleans, and that's La Maison Marigny. Located at Bourbon and Esplanade, we offer our GLBT guests quick access to the bars, restaurants and sights of interest to the gay community. Our intimate inn is just four-five blocks from Lafitte's, the Bourbon Pub, OZ, the Clover Grill, the Phoenix, John Paul's, the Golden Lantern, etc. Need we say more!? GLBT owned and operated.
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HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

Phone: 504-948-9448
Toll Free: 800-924-9448
The HH Whitney House is gay-owned and gay-operated and we enjoy welcoming our GLBT brothers and sisters just as much as we do our straight clientele. We are a mixed-use establishment and we work very hard to ensure that everyone is comfortable in our home at all times.
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1870 Banana Courtyard Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 504-947-4475
Toll Free: 800-842-4748
In New Orleans, it's Valentines Day year round: The French Quarter is the perfect setting for a little romance. Don't be just a room number. We'll tell you about secret hideaways and the most romantic restaurants to enjoy a candlelit dinner. Stroll, hand in hand, under century old live oaks, to an evening of the best music and dancing in the city. WANNA ride in a gondola? Ask us. ROMANCE PACKAGE •dinner at a romantic restaurant($100 voucher) •lunch at a popular restaurant($50 voucher) •FLOWERS, hand dipped, luscious Chocolate Covered Strawberries, CHAMPAGNE to toast end of a perfect night •Beignets and coffee at world famous CAFE du MONDE •choice of one 1/2 day tour >>Plantation >>swamp >> city •choice of one walking tour >>cemetery, >>ghost
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Little Eazy Guest House

Phone: 504-949-5292

Since the Little Eazy is your own cottage, no one goes into it but you and your guests. It is private for you to enjoy sipping wine and enjoying a hot-tun on the back patio after a stroll through the French Quarter.
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La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

Phone: 504-948-2217

We are a gay, married couple. We were legally married in Ontario, Canada in August 2010. We are happy to host others from the gay community, as well as ALL others :-) We are non-discriminatory. We know all the gay as well as all the straight places that are fun, popular and trendy in our city-- especially restaurants. Only registered guests are allowed in the rooms. We can direct you to the clothing optional Country Club near us with swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. The Phoenix bar is just three blocks from us on Elysian Fields Avenue. We like Good Friends bar on Dauphine and Lafitte's on Bourbon Street, as well as the Friendly Bar on Chartres and Marigny around the corner from us.
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Chez Palmiers

Phone: 504-208-7044
Toll Free: 877-233-9449
New Orleans is one of the few places in Louisiana that is liberal enough for people and businesses to be openly gay and gay friendly. We are gay owned and operated and gladly welcome ALL guests to our home. The Faubourg Marigny, our neighborhood, is home to the largest collection of GLBT friendly establishments in town—from bars and cafés, to bookstores and b&bs—and only a few blocks to the largest gay establishments in the French Quarter.
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Canal Street Inn

Phone: 504-483-3033

Of course, we are Everyone Friendly, and welcome all guests!!!
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La Maison de la Musique

Phone: 504-324-8107

We are a welcoming couple and enjoy meeting nice people. We love our city and our neighborhood is like a step back in time. An oasis of diversity, this is the best kept secret in New Orleans. The King Louis XIV suite has a private entrance and gardens.
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1896 OMalley House

Phone: 504-488-5896
Toll Free: 866-226-1896
We welcome all guests.
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Chimes Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-899-2621, 504 453-2183

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The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 1-504-942-1463
Toll Free: 1-800-970-2153
The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast is gay owned and operated. We are located within 5 blocks of the 6 Marigny gay bars and only 10 minutes from the "Country Club" (restaurant, bar, clothing optional outdoor area with swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, sunbathing). It's a 25 minute walk to Bourbon and St. Ann, the hub of the French Quarter gay scene. To the city's only Lesbian bar it's a 15 minute walk. We also have clothing optional sunbathing and hot tub on premises.
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B&W Courtyards

Phone: (504) 322-0474
Toll Free: 800-585-5731
B&W Courtyards is gay owned and operated. We cater to couples, gay and straight.
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Southern Comfort

Phone: 504-895-3680
Toll Free: 888-769-3868
We welcome all guests!
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Creole Inn

Phone: 504-941-0243

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