All Hotel Guests Must Be 13 Years of Age or Older
ABOUT THE INN
A cornerstone for over forty years
For over forty years, the St. Francisville Inn has been a cornerstone of the Felicianas, offering lodging, dining, and a place to gather for local residents. On April 1, 2019, The Inn re-opened after an extensive renovation which breathed new life into the Victorian landmark. Additions included the addition of The Saint Restaurant & Bar (led by executive chef Michael Dardenne), an additional guest room, upgraded infrastructure, all new landscaping, and additional guest services, including room service. Today, The St. Francisville Inn is once again the most popular boutique hotel and meeting place in the Felicianas, offering true 5 star lodging and dining. Come enjoy poolside service, beautiful porches with rocking chairs, delicious meals, and craft cocktails nightly in The Saint. The Inn is suitable for young adults 13 and older – 18 and older to enter The Saint’s Bar when accompanied by a parent.
Rooms are available daily, and include a continental breakfast for two each morning from 8 – 9:30. Lunch is available Wednesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner is available Monday – Saturday from 5 ’til 9. We do not offer dinner on Sunday night. Lunch is not served on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you register as a guest, we strongly encourage you to contact the inn to make a dining reservation if you are staying with us Wednesday – Sunday, as we often book up 1-2 weeks in advance in off season, and 3-4 weeks in advance during peak season.
Jim Johnston & Brandon Branch
Jim Johnston & Brandon Branch have a singular goal, which is to offer true five star lodging, dining, and entertainment. The reinvention of the St. Francisville Inn represents the seventh project for the duo. Each man brings a unique combination of skills that, together, have catapulted The Inn into a destination among both Southerners and Europeans alike.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INN
The St. Francisville Inn represents a time when things were gentler, simpler, and more relaxed. Guests took their time savoring home cooked meals, rocked in warm, Southern breezes under shaded porches, and warmed in the Louisiana sun as they sipped drinks around the pool. Guests napped in the afternoons in preparation for the evening’s events and squeezed in every inch of fun during the night. To us, it’s not about rushing around. It’s about making the most of each guests’ time while they are here with us.
The renovation of The Inn included the creation of its crown jewel, The Saint Restaurant & Bar. Located on the first floor of the main house, The Saint is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants/bars in The South, reminiscent of European pubs and legendary bars in New Orleans. The Saint has quickly become a hot spot and there isn’t a better place to mingle with locals or spot an occasional celebrity than by the fireplace at The Saint. Each meal and cocktail is hand crafted and sure to please.
Nothing makes us happier than seeing guests savor the last bite of homemade sausage, ask for another cup of decadently smooth coffee, or smile when they taste a cocktail that was assembled just for them. Dining at The St. Francisville Inn is an event not to be rushed. We believe food should be delicious and abundant, and Chef Dardenne and his team strive to utilize local ingredients and suppliers whenever possible. Reservations are required and the dress code is dressy casual.
Every room was extensively renovated and redecorated with comfort in mind. From plush robes to Fiji Water to L’Occitane soaps and shampoos, we have thought of everything our discriminating guests might want or need. Hotel rooms are open daily, however please note the restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. These are the only two days of the week in which guests are allowed to bring their own beverages to drink, as our bar is closed on those days.
We have just completed the last phase of our gardens. You may now walk around the entire hotel and enjoy beautiful views of native species and flowers from around the globe. Visitors love walking the grounds, sipping coffee and cocktails, enjoying the budding flowers that surround us on all four sides and in the central courtyard. see more Our newest addition is a commercial greenhouse, which will be used to to grow fresh flowers for the inn, including the guest rooms. Its installation is scheduled for October of 2020 and will be open to guests.