Audubon Cottages

Private, quiet, home-like

509 Dauphine Street, New Orleans 70112


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At a Glance

Audubon Cottages offers a secluded, private living experience in the heart of the French Quarter.

Indagare Loves

  • The brick saltwater pool (dubbed the oldest in New Orleans) that serves as the center of the property.
  • French Quarter butler service
  • The absence of a traditional lobby allows for a private and unassuming atmosphere


Audubon Cottages offer a unique living experience in the heart of the French Quarter. While it is located on Dauphine Street only a block off Bourbon, this small property seems worlds away from the famed party scene. Behind the front entrance, a tree-lined path leads into a surprisingly quiet patio area with a beautiful, saltwater brick pool.

The small property consists of seven converted Creole Cottages built during the 17th century. Named for John James Audubon, the famous local naturalist who occupied one of the cottages for a short period in the 18th century, the property has gone through a number of different names and facelifts through the years. (Elizabeth Taylor was known to check-in to #3 for long periods of time).

When it reopened in 2012 under the New Orleans Hotel Collection, the property emerged refreshed and up-to-date while maintaining its historical and architectural bones. Though each cottage is different, all boast newly appointed bathrooms and furniture as well as plasma televisions. The updated two-bedroom cottages are ideal for families.

Breakfast is served in your cottage or in the courtyard by in-house butlers. The property does not have any reception area or shared public spaces or staff (beyond the butlers and cleaning crews). Your butler is also happy to make dining arrangements, provide local recommendations and point out the many ghosts lurking on corners of balconies.

Who Should Stay

While the lack of public spaces and staff could be a downside for some, others love the uniquely private and quiet experience. Additional services and amenities (gym, restaurant, parking) are available at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, the sister property located just down the road (approximately 300 feet away).

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