Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, New Orleans, Louisiana

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What the Press said:

Where to stay:

“One of the best value French Quarter options isn’t in the French Quarter at all. The House of the Rising Sun Bed & Breakfast on Algiers Point is, however, just a few minutes from the Quarter by ferry. Run by Louisiana native Wendy Herridge and her English husband Kevin, this immaculate bed and breakfast has lovely rooms. Kevin Herridge is a respected local jazz historian and an expert on jazz in old Algiers.”

‘The Blues Highway: New Orleans To Chicago - A Travel & Music Guide” by Richard Knight

What our guests said:

“The House of the Rising Sun, and you two, were part of a wonderful, almost magical, New Orleans experience.”

Jane, North Carolina  (Jane has since moved to our neighborhood!)


“Beautiful house, excellent hospitality. I recovered my youth in New Orleans - I’d been looking for him everywhere!”

Alex, France


“On honeymoon in New Orleans - having a ball. Wonderful guest house - great fun - great company - and excellent breakfasts!!!”

John & Pauline, Ellesmere Port, England


“Thanks for yet another great trip to New Orleans. Keep up the good work in promoting Algiers Point!”

Adrian, Madeley Heath, Crewe, England


“Your home is warm, welcoming and wonderful - a reflection of your personalities. Your knowledgeable introduction to New Orleans (and its music) and your relaxed friendliness reinforced all of Jane’s descriptions.”

Jennifer, North Carolina


“Stroke of luck that Kim hooked us up. Couldn’t have a more simpatico fit what with your extensive interest in the New Orleans jazz scene and unique view of the world beyond. Bravo!”

Wayne & Anetia, Detroit (became regularly welcomed visitor…. and got married in our back yard!)


“A home away from home. A mental spa that helped me to de-tox from a sick corporate environment. Thank you for making these few days unforgettable.”

Denise, Atlanta


“What a beautiful home you have. We loved the King room. Thank you for making our first B&B experience a wonderful one.”

Steve & Helen, Abbotsford, B.C., Canada


“It’s been a terrific week! It’s a level of personal hospitality we hadn’t seen before. Thanks for everything. Lots of memories to cherish.”

Pete & Sandi, Interlaken, MD.


“This house is a writer’s dream: myriad things to look at, to touch, to ponder. In a world where expediency and customer turnover have come to define the lodging experience, your beautiful home is a wonderful throwback to an age where people cared about the places where they spent the night. Thank you for a unique experience, both past and present. And thanks, Kevin, for your help in my story about the song; you’re certain to play a role in it.”

Ted, N.Y.


“This was much more than we expected! Truly a lovely setting, beautiful home and great hospitality. I was here for a convention and couldn’t believe how easy and fun using the ferry made getting around. You both were terrific in pointing us toward the fun and interesting history that seems to be everywhere.”

Bill & Martha, Tucson


“There is a house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun

The only place you’re guaranteed of having too much fun

So mother tell your children to do what I have done

Spent my U.S. holiday at the House of the Rising Sun.

Cajun and Cockney hospitality at its best….there should be a song about it!”

Dave, France & Isle of Wight, England


“My first experience of bed and breakfast is very amazing. The courtesy and hospitality are exceptional.”

Myo, Rangoon, Burma

“This is a very unique European Style B&B with great hosts who are music and history lovers. It is really like staying in someone's home! The neighborhood is New Orleans best kept secret and the home is very comfortable! The B&B is walking distance to the French Quarter and other major attractions! My best holiday ever!”

Jo, Melbourne, Australia

“An oasis….refreshing, nurturing, a perfect introduction to New Orleans. Friendly, safe, clean….just like staying with relatives - without the problems.”

Beverly & Curt, Minnesota

“…..for my own first visit to the wonderful ‘House of the Rising Sun’ I discovered a haven of rest, good music and limitless anecdotes of life in old - and current - life in Algiers and New Orleans. Thank you for that - and thank you, also, for your help and friendship to Richard and Emma while they were researching ‘The Blues Highway.’ I’m sure they will be back - and me, too, if the good Lord spares me (and my bank manager agrees!)

Laissez les bons temps rouler”

Sir Michael, North Devon, England

“Our third visit in three years, a testimony to New Orleans as our favorite travel destination , and the House of the Rising Sun B&B as our home away from home.”

Wayne & Anetia, Detroit

“Another three perfect days in paradise! Thank you, Kevin, for helping make these days so perfect. We are three guys from Norway making the ‘Blues Highway’ trip, digging deep into the Delta Blues. We came from Memphis, through Clarksdale, and Jackson. Now we are heading north again to visit the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. New Orleans is a great place, and the House of the Rising Sun is the perfect place to stay, especially if you’re into music.”

Rev. Frank Henry & the Delta Boys (Frank, Thor & Harold), Norway

“I’m kickin’ back here in your front room, listenin’ to Dr. John and drinking Abita Beer and could not feel more comfortable or at home if I tried. Thank you so much for your hospitality, and your love, respect and understanding of New Orleans has meant the short time I’ve spent here has not been wasted.”

Travis, Melbourne, Australia

“Thank you, Kevin & Wendy, for allowing us to share your beautiful home. Wish we’d spent all four days here on Algiers Point instead of two in the French Quarter.”

Pam & Keith, Maidstone, Kent, England

“Thanks again for your hospitality and all your help this time and last with ‘The Blues Highway.’ I hope it’s not too long before I’m knocking on your door again.”

Richard, London

“I have never been hung over at a nicer breakfast table, or passed out in a larger bed. Thank you for making us feel at home. I am sad to be leaving.”

Jenny & Joe, London, England

“Without your generosity our wonderful stay at the Rising Sun would not have been the experience we will be able to share with our family and friends. This is truly the best kept secret on the West Bank!”

Delia & Mike, Metairie, La.



Guest Comments

We could not have had a better Mardi Gras experience or ever imagined better hosts. You guys are amazingly warm and fun. Thank you SO much. You're welcome to Derby or just a Louisville visit any time. See you for Mardi Gras 2013 - already booked!!!

Ken & Tracy, Louisville, KY

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