Timeless Bed and Breakfast Lodging near the Historic French Quarter
The owners of the guest house, John Crew and Gil Rome, have created a unique B&B in the charming historic Faubourg Marigny (“Mary-Knee”) neighborhood, located just 5 blocks from the French Quarter. The Marigny Manor House Bed and Breakfast has been open to guests since November 2001.
The origin of the home is rooted in both history and romance, originally built by William Daniel Talboet as a Greek-Revival style cottage in 1848 as a gift to his new bride, on what was known at the time as Rue D’Amour (which translates into “street of love”). New Orleans was a booming city of 150,000 at the time.
The inn has since undergone a total renovation to maintain the charm of its original architectural details: the period window glass, Spanish Cedar Shutters, heart of pine floors, cypress stairway and beautiful, pierced plaster ceiling moldings. Modern necessities such as central air conditioning, updated electrical and plumbing, and wireless Internet have been added for the convenience of the guests.
Our B&B features many places to relax – the beautiful main floor parlor, the dining room with its crystal chandelier, Green Room with its private balcony, the front porch, and the rear courtyard with lovely fountains. Tastefully furnished with both antique and modern pieces in classic styles, the inn is the epitome of hospitality, warmth, and comfort.
The Marigny Manor House Bed and Breakfast has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior.
Our motto: Always strive to exceed our Guests’ Expectations!
John and Gil
Born on a farm in Brady, Texas, John relocated to Houston for a retail management career after graduating from North Texas University. John retired from corporate life in 2001, after 29 years with a department store chain in Houston, Texas, to focus on the restoration of the inn. John has an interest in historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, travel, art, and photography.
A native New Orleanian, Gil left in 1960 on scholarship with the National Ballet of Canada School in Toronto. He danced professionally with the National Ballet Company until 1966. He spent three years in Germany in Frankfurt and Cologne with professional ballet companies. In 1969, he returned to the United States and joined the Houston Ballet. Ending his performing career in 1973, he taught for the High School Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and at the Houston Ballet until he opened his own ballet school in 1980. In 1994, he and his partner Victoria Vittum-de Bethencourt founded the Houston Repertoire Ballet Company. In 2005, he retired and moved to New Orleans and became involved with from teaching ballet and choreography at Loyola University New Orleans and the NORD/NOBA Center for the Dance Pre-Professional Program which he recently retired from in January of 2012.
John and Gil wanted a place to retire that they could share with their friends and family. The Marigny Manor House Bed and Breakfast fulfilled this need, and as it turned out, their B&B guests also get to share in that vision!
Buddy and Tammy Faye enjoy visiting with our guests in the Front Parlor, Front Porch, and the Courtyard. However, they are not allowed in the Guests rooms