Taxi service from the
airport to any destination in the city costs $36 for 1-2 persons or $16 per head
for 3 or more. Taxis are abundant
outside of the baggage claim area on the ground floor of the
airport. Be sure to give the taxi driver the address and not
just the name of the B&B, as there are several hotels and inns about town
with "Whitney" in their name.
Should you decide to put yourselves in the
driver's seat, please follow the appropriate
directions below. While online mapping tools like MAPQUEST
are good for pinpointing a location, please use our directions which are much
simpler and will keep you from getting lost. We are just three blocks north of
When leaving the airport,
follow the signs to the Airport Access Road and Interstate 10. Pay close attention because you may have to
cross over several lanes of traffic in a short space to take the proper
Speed limit on the access road is 35 MPH and is sometimes heavily
patrolled. At the end of the access
road, stay in your left lane and take the up-ramp to I-10 East. Follow the directions labeled ". . . From the West - via Kenner and
. . . From the West - via Kenner
and Metairie - Interstates I-55 South and/or & I-10
Drive into New Orleans on
Interstate 10 East through Kenner and Metairie.
Remain on I-10 East heading into town -- DO NOT take the I-610 exit at
the Jefferson-Orleans Parish line.
Continue on I-10 East past the Metairie Road/City Park Avenue and
Carrollton Avenue exits.
As you approach the Superdome and
downtown area, veer to the right and continue on I-10 East towards Slidell. DO
NOT take the US 90 Business Route/Mississippi River Bridge
approach. Continue on I-10 East past the
Poydras Street/Superdome and Orleans Avenue/Vieux Carré exits until you get to
exit 236-A at Esplanade Avenue.
Take exit 236-A (speed limit on ramp is 30 MPH due to a sharp
curve). When you reach the bottom of the
ramp, use caution and cross to the left lane.
Turn left at the traffic signal at Esplanade Avenue and cross under the
When the signal changes, proceed
three full blocks. The HH Whitney House
is located in the fourth block on the right at 1923 Esplanade.
. . . From the East
- via Slidell
East- Interstates I-59 South and/or & I-10 West
Drive into New Orleans on
Interstate 10 West. From Slidell, cross
over the Lake Pontchartrain twin spans and continue through New Orleans East
over the high-rise bridge at the Industrial Canal. Remain on I-10 West heading into town -- DO NOT take the I-610 exit. Continue on I-10 West past the Elysian Fields
Avenue exit until you get to exit 236-C at St. Bernard
Take exit 236-C and turn left at
the bottom of the ramp onto St. Bernard Avenue.
Veer to the right prior to the I-10 overpass in order to turn onto N.
Claiborne Avenue which runs underneath and along the side of the
Proceed on N. Claiborne to the next
traffic signal (approximately four blocks) at Esplanade Avenue and turn
right. Proceed three full blocks. The HH Whitney House is located in the fourth
block on the right at 1923 Esplanade.
park on the avenue in front of the house or you may pull into the driveway. A word of caution, however, when pulling into
the driveway: The gate and drive were
designed for horse and carriage and are extremely narrow. It helps to swing wide from the avenue into
the driveway, but please be
cautious of other vehicles and/or bicycle traffic.
you may try to pass you on either the left or right and/or may not slow down to
allow you to make the turn. Bicyclists
use the avenue frequently and are not always easily visible. If you feel uncomfortable pulling into the
driveway, please park on the street and upon request, we will be happy to valet
park your vehicle.
Please remember to
keep us informed regarding your estimated arrival
time. Although we reside on premises, we
are not necessarily staffed 24/7. By keeping us advised of your plans, you can
assure that someone will be available to greet you when you arrive. We thank
you for your cooperation in this endeavor.
If you are
arriving at a late-hour, it may be necessary for you to ring the upper bell next
door at 1925 Esplanade, where our owners'
unit is located. On rare occasions, it may be
necessary to leave a lockbox with your key inside that will allow you to gain
access to the B&B. We prefer to arrange this ahead of time, but in the
event that is not possible, the combination to the lockbox will be your the
3-digit area code of the phone number you provided to us.
All guests will be required to register and present
photo id at check-in. Any balances due must be paid at that