Nottoway Plantation & Resort

31025 Highway 1 | White Castle, LA 70788  [SEE MAP]White Castle, LA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Historic property with an on-site museum
Expensive for the location

Recent guests called the Nottoway Plantation & Resort an ideal setting for a romantic getaway or an anniversary trip thanks to its historic charm and beautiful grounds. Situated around 80 miles northwest of New Orleans and about 25 miles south of Baton Rouge, the resort sits in White Castle, Louisiana. Despite its somewhat isolated location, the resort offers plenty of diversions and a peaceful atmosphere, according to recent visitors. Originally constructed in 1859, the antebellum plantation has expanded to include nine Acadian-style cottages, an on-site salon, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and tennis courts. But the real star of the Nottoway Plantation isn't its updated amenities, it's the house itself. You can take a guided tour of the lavish property and on-site museum (highly recommended by recent visitors), or, to really experience what life was like for the original homeowners, opt to bed down in one of the mansion's original rooms, which feature antique beds and authentic furnishings. Whether you stay in the mansion or in one of the property's cottages, you'll find these amenities in every room: wireless internet access, a flat-screen TV and a coffee maker. Another highlight for recent lodgers: The Mansion Restaurant. Reviewers gush about the Creole-inspired cuisine and excellent service, as well as the sweeping views of the Nottoway grounds.

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Location
White Castle, LA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 40 rooms
Primary View
River
Style
Historic, Opulent
Best For
Families, Couples

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

AAA

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Guided mansion tours are included with the room rates. Nottoway is said to be the oldest plantation in Louisiana.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Frommer's

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Saved from Civil War destruction by a Northern gunboat officer who had once been a guest here, the still-handsome interiors feature marvelous curlicue plasterwork, hand-carved Corinthian columns of cypress wood in the ballroom, beautiful archways, and original crystal chandeliers.

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An idiosyncratic, somewhat rambling layout reflects the individual tastes of the original owners and includes a grand ballroom, famed in these parts for its crystal chandeliers and hand-carved columns.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1419 have reviewed the Nottoway Plantation & Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1419 reviews 4.5 (based on 1419 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The resort’s guest rooms are located throughout the property in the historical mansion, the cottage and the carriage house. Accommodations vary in size and style and feature traditional decor like mahogany four-poster beds, wood floors, crown molding and private bathrooms, including some with marble bathtubs. In addition to period details, there are modern amenities like flat-screen TVs with cable, coffee makers and hair dryers.

    Standard room size square feet

    • Internet (free)
    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Wireless Internet
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    Nottoway Plantation & Resort is a historical property situated on 31 acres of land in White Castle, Louisiana. Completed in 1859, the antebellum mansion is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and features guest accommodations within the plantation home, as well as in buildings throughout the property.
    • Some rooms may require earlier or later check-in times, as they are part of the home tours
    • Located 30 miles south of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport; about 70 miles northwest of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking
    • 24-hour self-parking (free)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Grocery store
    • Movie theater
    • Theater
    • Shopping
    • Bus stop
    • Train station
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Restaurants
    • Beach

    Dining

    There are two restaurants at the Nottoway Plantation. For fine dining, The Mansion Restaurant serves Creole-inspired Louisiana cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a Sunday Brunch. For casual dining and snacks, Le Café offers hot meals to-go, plus coffee drinks and sweets.
    • The Mansion Restaurant is open daily
    • Le Café is open Thursday through Sunday

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    The resort offers an outdoor pool. Set within a brick courtyard, there are lounge chairs and a sundeck with cabanas.
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Seasonal
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Indoor/outdoor combo
      • Pool bar
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas

      Spa

      The property offers the Verde Beauty Salon. The facility offers a range of hair and airbrush makeup services, along with facials and bridal styling.
      • Manicures and pedicures
      • Wedding party services

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna

      Fitness

      The Nottoway Plantation & Resort features an on-site fitness center and lounge that offers cardio and weight-training equipment. The property also features an outdoor pool and tennis courts.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
        • Bicycles
        • Tennis (free)
        • Guided runs
        • Paddle boats
        • Motor boats

        Business

        The Nottoway Plantation & Resort is equipped to host meetings and business events. There is a Certified Meeting Professional on-site to assist with event details, along with three ballrooms and eight meeting venues. There’s also an open-air Pavilion for dinners and gatherings.
        • Wi-Fi access available throughout the property
        • On-site audiovisual equipment and tech support
        • Group activities such as wine classes, swamp tours and riverboat excursions available

        Number of meeting rooms8

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Wedding

        The Nottoway Plantation & Resort offers wedding packages. Couples can choose from ceremony locations on the plantation lawn, in the fountain courtyard or the White Ballroom. Smaller gatherings or cocktail hours can be held in the Gentlemen’s Study, White Ballroom or on the Rotunda porches. For receptions, the property offers the historical White Ballroom, the Cypress Ballroom, the Randolph’s Ballroom or the Grand Pavilion. The Grand Pavilion Tent can accommodate receptions with up to 400 guests and banquets with up to 300 guests. The Randolph Ballroom can accommodate receptions with up to 325 guests and banquets with up to 250 guests.
        • Fireworks available
        • Wedding packages including catering
        • New Orleans “Second Line” traditional festivities

        Maximum wedding guest capacity400

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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