A very sad day.  June 8, 2011.  The Canal Street Guesthouse is destroyed.     
We are heartbroken to announce that the
Canal Street Guesthouse is CLOSED
because the property has been expropriated by the state,
and we have been forced out by hospital plans of LSU and UMC.
Thank you to all our wonderful guests over the years.
It was demolished June 8, 2011.  This website remains  for memories of all our loyal clients,
Canal Street Guesthouse

(504) 400-0104 -before 9 p.m. Central time please
You can still contact us via e-mail at CanalStGst@Yahoo.com
Come pass a good time at Canal Street Guesthouse !
Sam and Kathey
welcome you!

    Canal Street Guesthouse is a 19th century rooming house
    that is being renovated and offers clean, comfortable,
    simple rooms that rent "by the Week" for the independent
    The rates are the best you'll find world-wide. A lovely room
    for one person starts at only $160 per week plus tax.  For 2
    people, in our nicest rooms, the rate is $350 per week plus
    tax.  Special event rates are higher, see Prices.
    The rooms (non-smoking) are all on the second floor.  An
    outdoor balcony surrounds the back.  The east side
    overlooks a pond and fountain and features a Community
    Kitchen, barbeque area, outdoor tables and chairs.
Pond View
Outdoor Patios click
Nice Rooms (rm  7)
click Community Kitchen
    Secret Spot
    You've found a unique place. While located in the same area as major New Orleans hotels,
    you'll find rooms that are warm, cozy and home-like.
    New Orleans hostels have many of the same type of guests- people from all over the world-
    but you have private rooms, quiet nights and no curfews.
    It's like a New Orleans apartment because you can cook your own meals in the community
    kitchen and come and go as you like, with your own keys, but you are only committed for a
    Like a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast,  we have comfortable intimate surroundings, but
    there's no front desk and designated breakfast time.   You are entirely on your own.
    Canal Street Guesthouse is romantic New Orleans with old world charm, french doors,
    alfresco dining, clawfoot tubs, balconies, privacy and a great ambiance.
Each private, clean room is furnished with one double bed  (Twins
in #1,2,3, & 5) with linens, your own small
refrigerator, a ceiling
fan, small table and chairs.  Local television in rooms 2, 3, 6, 7, &
11, only.  In order to keep prices low, a "pay  as you go"
system is in each room, except for 6, 7, 10 & 15.  It's
twenty-five cents an hour and $10 is average for a week's usage,
depending on how much time you spend in the room.  The rooms
all have hardwood floors, windows, and balcony access.
No Pets are allowed.

There is a
community kitchen, fully furnished with gas stove,
micro-wave oven, coffeemakers, pots and pans, all the basic
cooking utensils, Iron and laundry facilities. Cable TV and
are available in the kitchen. Wireless high speed
shoots out to all the rooms.
Balconies surround the back of the building and it's super for
sunning, smoking or hanging out.
    Canal Street Guesthouse is located on the main downtown street of New Orleans, Canal Street.  We are 2
    blocks outside of the central business district and 10 blocks from the French Quarter.  You'll be close
    enough to walk, but far enough away to avoid the noises and smells.
    It's only 7 blocks to the Super Dome and 3 blocks to the Medical District.   The bus/train terminal is 16
    blocks away and Jazzfest is 27 blocks from us.
    Street cars and busses stop right in front for easy access to anywhere in the city.   
Amenities in every
In-room refrigerators
Hardwood floors
Ceiling fans
Air conditioning
Down Comforters in winter
Freshly cleaned bedspreads
Individual decor
Double bed or twins
Table and 2 chairs
Hangers in closet
Clock Radios
Suitcase stand
Feather & fiberfill Pillows
No Phone
No Towels or toiletries
No Tv  except in rooms
2, 3, 6,  7, &11
Reservations and Information
To reserve your room, we require a $50 deposit on a valid Visa or
credit card in your name, which is NOT Refundable if you
 ($100 for special events).   This is kept as a security deposit,
in addition to your rent, until check-out, and then refunded to your card  
when your keys are returned and no damages exist.  Sorry, but we do
not accept Debit cards for deposits.

Rooms are rented by-the-week only, with a one week minimum and a
one month maximum (except for interns).  After you have stayed a
week, extra days can be pro-rated.
You can start on any day of the week.
Advance payment is required.
         Please make your arrangements so that
          Check-in is before 8 P.M.   
               Check-out  time is usually noon.
    We now accept only Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

    OR you can contact us at :
       Phone Mr. Sam's cellphone at
(504) 400-0104 before 9 p.m. Central time,
Guest photos
click for Katrina  Photos
click for Mardi
Gras photos
    Read some of the nice
    things that our guests
    have said about us.

Click here and scroll down
to see our reviews at Trip
New Red Streetcars are back on Canal Street!   They
stop right in front of the Canal Street Guesthouse.
The Canal Street Guesthouse
is a Nice place for Nice people!
If this sounds like you, visit us.
Let the good times roll!
    Airport transportation: Attention Guests!
    Taxi Cab. About $30 for one person. Have U.S. dollars  or the cab drivers will
    overcharge you a lot.   Plan on tipping $1.00 per each suitcase minimum, in
    addition to the fare. 15-20 minutes.  
    Airport Shuttle is available from a kiosk near the baggage area and costs about
    $15 per person.  They deliver to various hotels and the closest one is 2 blocks from
    Canal Street Guesthouse, the Canal Street Hotel. Sometimes the driver will bring
    you to our front door. Tip $1.00 per bag.  May take 1 hour.
    City Bus takes an hour or longer and can be unpleasant. Bus drops you off 3
    blocks away, at  Tulane Ave & South Prieur. $1.60 see jeffersontransit.org ( bus  E-
    2) & norta.org
Room 1
Student Room 2
Room 6
Room 7
Room 15
Room 11
Bunkhouse #10
Student room 3
Flower Bed
2008 Endymion parade
Video clip
Downstairs at 1926 Canal Street
PRACTICE STUDIO for Rent     click
For small groups  $20 per hour; 3 hours $50
for Dance, Yoga, Martial Arts, Casting Calls, Meditation, Meetings - Parties cost
more. Contact us for exact pricing and open dates.
Click here to fill out the INQUIRY FORM
Room 12
Room 14
click for Floor
Artist   Paul Deo
created this
fleur-de- lis here. It
was installed at  
Google map street view- click on Red Marker
Canal Street Cafe`
For History buffs
here's a site on
Canal Street's Past
click here
This was our favorite place in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. It's located in San Telmo which
has lots of Tango Venues, and is an easy
walk to the center of town, plus a subway
stop is closeby.  The owner is wonderful and
runs a bakery downstairs on the weekends, so
the odors and free pastries are delicious.  
We stayed in Room 2 and were very happy.
Click here for a great  place
to stay in Buenos Aires
Room 5
Click for
Mr. Sam's Song