In 2000, Juanita Jackson purchased a building located at 833 Sixth Street in New Orleans, Louisiana from NORA (New Orleans Redevelopment Authority). This building would become the future site of her long awaited bed and breakfast.
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina put a damper on the construction process of The Duchess. However in 2008 Mrs. Jackson brought her dream to life. She demolished the old building and built a two-story eight bedroom bed & breakfast. On Saturday, October 03, 2009 The Duchess had its Grand Opening Ceremony.
The Duchess is a tribute to Juanita Jackson’s grandmother. Her birth name was Sidney M Morris but she was known by the ones who loved her as Duchie. To Juanita Jackson she was and will always be The Duchess. Growing up in Uptown New Orleans, Jackson was influenced by local community business owners with whom her family knew. She knew then that owning her own business was achievable. Now today she is revitalizing the same area where she grew up by erecting a business like this one. The same enthusiasm that she carried as a child is still within her. Her experiences helped to cultivate the vision of this bed and breakfast. Juanita’s background in hospitality is what helped the Duchess B&B come true.
The Duchess Bed and Breakfast is a large home and is bound to have you rethink your idea of what a bed and breakfast should be. Although this is a spacious residence, the owner is truly dedicated to personalizing service. The welcoming ambiance makes you want to revisit both the city and the establishment. The Duchess Bed and Breakfast welcomes every guest as royalty. You can see the essence of New Orleans from the illustrations of prominent music and cultural figures flowing throughout, to the little hints of New Orleans heritage and history which are placed in each room. The plush beds, Jacuzzi tubs, and diverse art work gives you evidence of a supreme atmosphere. The contemporary design, though not antique, is what makes this bed and breakfast one of a kind. There is no place like New Orleans it’s a very unique city and The Duchess Bed and Breakfast is a true sign of the pride and resilience this city possesses.
The Duchess is a newly constructed eight bedroom Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Historic Lower Garden District. The Duchess is completely new from the ground up with new furnishings and state of the art stainless steel appliances. All rooms at The Duchess have flat screen TVs. Wi-Fi throughout the entire building and a private garden. There are two independent 4 bedroom units with 3.5 bathrooms in each unit. Two rooms in each unit have full bathrooms located inside the rooms. Each room also has private key access and ceiling fans. The Duchess has received an official proclamation from the City of New Orleans and has been featured on Fox and ABC26 News in New Orleans. The Duchess B&B is a fully licensed contemporary bed and breakfast inn. Each room has its own uniquely New Orleans’s theme and name. The Duchess, The Duke, Louis Armstrong, River Bends, Lundi Gras, Rue Orleans, St. Charles, and the Irish Channel.
The Duchess Bed and Breakfast can also accommodate all your small party/meeting needs. Come have your Bachelor/ Bachelorette Parties, Girls/Boys Night Out Parties, Birthday Parties, Graduation Parties, Baby/Wedding Showers, Church Meetings, Tea Parties and much more. Please contact us about any of your party arrangements.