Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Ronfrom Prestwick, Scotland
Difficult to find better in New OrleansPosted Jun 11, 2014
Cons: Any suggestion for improvement would be churlish in the extreme since the weary traveler rarely encounters such an enjoyable experience as this
Location: A walk along Esplanade Avenue is in itself an experience but you will find yourself soon in the French Quarter.
Like New Orleans, La Belle Esplanade exceeded all expectation. Unique in design and approach, it is perhaps not for those who appreciate only the bland, repetitive fare of chain hotels but the layout, design and quality of the rooms coupled with the generous attention of owners Matthew and Melanie make a stay here something special. From the moment of arrival and the warmth of the welcome from the owners through a night spent in a wonderfully appointed room to the breakfast of the highest quality including a freshly prepared dish which both surprised and satisfied, this was a memorable experience. Indeed breakfast seemed to resemble a UN congress at times, testimony to the relaxed atmosphere engendered by the owners who have created a very good reason on its own for wanting to return to New Orleans
for Personal Eventby Stevefrom San Francisco
What a wonderful surprise!Posted Jun 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
We were in town for a wedding at the Degas House on the Esplanade and were lucky enough to find this gem just a few doors down. The B&B sits about a half-mile from the edge of the French Quarter and about a mile from the wonderful City Park, both of which are very enjoyable walks. The building itself is charmingly painted with quirky and whimsical decoration throughout, and the gracious owners take deserved pride in both their B&B and surrounding neighborhood. We won't look anywhere else for our next trip to New Orleans!
for Everyoneby Patfrom Philadelphia
Posted Nov 27, 2013
The Inn keepers were wonderful. They were very helpful suggesting places of interest that applied to the particular guest. They helped with public transportation and/or directions. Most enjoyable visit.
Recommendedby Stevefrom Northern California
Nice romantic setting.Posted Nov 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great place for a couple t get away to.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hosts were awesome, room was clean, breakfast was excellent. The only bad thing is check out is at 10:30am which is way to early
for Familiesby Mariafrom Florida
unique experiencePosted May 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
We loved staying at La Belle Esplanade during our first visit to NOLA. The location is perfect: not too far from the touristy areas but not too close either. The house is next door to an interesting, historically relevant, and “real” NOLA neighborhood that presented its very own charm. We walked for the most part but other guests seemed to enjoy the bikes available for free! There’s a bus stop a few steps from the gate, and taxi fares are rather low. We also went for great runs up and down Esplanade: the house is located between important points of interest. The house itself is beautiful and colorful! If you’re a traveler who prefers staying at places full of character and charm rather than at boring buildings with hundreds of rooms that look the same, this is the place for you! Perhaps what made our trip even better were the hosts: Matthew and Melanie are two unforgettable people, and we are very grateful for their recommendations and suggestions. They were very kind and helped us navigate the city. They took good care of us with their local foods and drinks, and we can’t wait to go back to NOLA with a few more days to enjoy La Belle Esplanade.
Recommendedby Tahlsfrom Sydney
Loved it!!!Posted May 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
We will be recommending La Belle to anyone going to New Orleans! We loved it - Matthew & Melanie are so warm, welcoming, kind & lovely! We were greeted with a glass of wine & invited to have a cigar (hubby loved that) - what could be better than that - before being shown to our beautiful room. The colours in the place are spectacular - we felt we were getting the true New Orleans experience right then & there. The bed was super comfy, the rooms very clean & the breakfast was delicious! It's not in the centre of town but that was a good thing for us as we got to feel a bit like a local - it's only a short drive into the French Quarter. We got some great tips from Matthew & Melanie & loved our stay at La Belle Esplanade. Thank you again for having such an amazing place for people to stay in New Orleans!! Tahls & Phil
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
A very nice place to stay.Posted May 6, 2013
Pros: Non-commercial, your staying with people who live and love the city and all of its offerings. A better view of New Orleans than experienced before.
Cons: Bring earplugs if you are interested in any mid-day naps. Street noise during festival season is prominent on the street side until after 9pm or so.
Location: Eat at CoCo Hut for amazing jerk recipes and lime flavored juice.
We go to New Orleans about once a year, may times we stay in one of the usual downtown hotels near the Quarter. This time we chose this location/B&B to see something a little different and primarily to be close to Jazz Fest. The little house was great, we stayed in Suite 1: Les Fleurs and other than the increased noise/traffic from Jazz Fest activities, was quiet during the night and had a comfortable bed with a great view of the street. In general you wouldn't think of a view of street to be great, but once you stay there and understand the history of the place, the location, and the connections to the rest of the city, you realize that Esplanade is your gateway to many treasures of New Orleans and thus worthy of being featured so prominently. The walk to Jazz Fest is about 10-12 minutes from "door-to-door" and about 30-35 minutes to the French Market. Its worth walking to take in many of the historic views and homes along the way. We had to struggle a bit to get a cab to go to dinner, but then again it was during a time when most cabbies were occupied around the fairgrounds. I recommend reading the keepers blog before arriving to get an idea of the local charms you can expect to see and experience. Staff was friendly, called ahead to confirm my arrival, and were invested in the experience and our comfort. Breakfast is something that should not be missed and is an experience unto itself. You will not have this experience at any of the chain hotels. Free WiFi a plus
Recommendedby Kendrafrom Palkowsky
La Belle Esplanade Jazz Fest WeekendPosted May 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
This beautifully restored B&B on the historic Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood is colorful, cozy and is a perfect 10 minute walk to the yearly New Orleans Jazz Festival. The owners are very personable and full of knowledge about the city and its rich history. Breakfast is made fresh every morning along with strong chicory coffee that city is known for. My only qualm is that there is no secure parking as was mentioned on the B&B's website and Hotels.com. The only available parking was on side streets near the property and the neighborhood can be slightly seedy beyond the main Esplanade Ave area.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
loved the ownersPosted Mar 23, 2013
GREAT PLACE. I am just a tough grader and there is no option for 4.5.. so this is really 4.5/5 Breakfast was really good... attendees were two of the nicest people I've ever met... we got the suite.. we rented a car, if you don't have a car it might be hard to get around as this place is not in the heart of downtown. The only downside was a small TV...