Welcome to the Doctor Gumbo Guesthouse! My wife and I have designed a super-fun, funky and family-friendly space for you to enjoy during your stay in one of the world's greatest cities: New Orleans, Louisiana!
Less than 10 minutes by car/Uber from the French Quarter, we are located right on historic Bayou St. John, a beautiful and natural waterway popular among locals for kayaking, jogging, picnicking and more. The oldest neighborhood in the city and state, the Faubourg St. John is home to some of the city's oldest historic structures. Moreover, the area is saturated with lush trees and tropical plants, most famously on display in the magical, 1300-acre City Park located just 10 minutes away by foot, or less by bikes (we provide)!
Feeling festive? The Doctor Gumbo Guesthouse is the perfect venue for walking to many of the city's most famous festivals, including the world famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the VooDoo Music + Art Experience, the Mardi Gras Endymion parade and many more!
Ready to eat? Not only are we the proud owners of food and cocktail tour company Doctor Gumbo Tours*, the Doctor Gumbo Guesthouse is literally a 3-minute walk to some of the city's best restaurants, including Café Degas (French), Lola's (Spanish), 1000 Figs (Mediterranean) and more. Within a 15-minute walk the area boasts even more amazing, award-winning eateries such as Toups Meatery (Cajun), Blue Oak BBQ (Barbecue) and world famous Parkway Bakery & Tavern (Po-boys!)
Time for a drink? Quench your thirst at award-winning bars like the Bayou Beer & Wine Garden, Wrong Iron, Swirl Wine Bar or locals only Pal's Lounge. If coffee's more your style then a 5-minute walk to Fair Grinds or CC's Coffeehouse will perk you up!
Ready to relax? We are happy to provide you with modern comforts in a historic setting. Our private guesthouse is a renovated century-old historic home, and features 3 queen beds, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a full kitchen, laundry room and a large backyard with a swing set for the kids. Upon check-in you will find the house equipped with high speed WiFi internet, three 4K LED TVs, foam gel mattresses, luxury towels, toiletries, iron & board, hair dryers, full kitchen, international phone/tablet chargers, local books...plus kids' puzzles, games, toys and books!
No car? No problem. In addition to providing our guests with bikes, the guesthouse is a 3-minute walk to the nearest Blue Bike stand and public bus stop (direct line to the French Quarter). Additionally, New Orleans boasts a robust Uber/Lyft/taxicab industry to get you to/from the guesthouse. If you do have a car, there is abundant street parking directly in front of our house.
Lastly, we love to travel the world, and we know how important it is to find the right place when on vacation: right for you, for your partner, for your family. My wife and I are both native New Orleanians, and we are confident the Doctor Gumbo Guesthouse will provide you with the comfort, safety and accessibility we seek on our vacations.
We are confident you will love our home, our neighborhood and our city as much as we do.
Red beans and ricely!
Dylan O'Donnell, aka Doctor Gumbo
*guests of the Doctor Gumbo Guesthouse also receive 15% off any and all tours at Doctor Gumbo Tours