Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 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.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
B&B mit großem Charme.Posted Nov 15, 2013
Recommendedby Stevefrom Northern California
Nice romantic setting.Posted Nov 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great place for a couple t get away to.
for Couplesby M. N.
Individuelles und originelles B&BPosted Nov 3, 2013
Pros: Sehr individuell, liebevoll und originell gestaltetes und geführtes B&B, komfortabel mit sehr geräumiger Suite und kleinem Balkon und kleiner Garten.
Idealer Ausgangspunkt um New Orleans zu erkunden. Ruhige Lage, aber gut erreichbar. Buslinie direkt in der Straße, Streetcar, French Quarter und City Park in Spazierentfernung. Angenehme Nachbarschaft. Matthew und Melanie kümmern sich sehr persönlich und nett um die Gäste. Auf Wunsch viele Anregungen und Tipps für Unternehmungen. Durch Gespräche beim Frühstück viele Informationen zu und über New Orleans erhalten. Frühstück war immer sehr gut und reichlich, abwechslungsreich, mit typischen Spezialitäten. Habe mich dort sehr wohl gefühlt und würde jederzeit gerne wieder dort übernachten.
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
Recommendedby Eric D.from Suisse
Superbe endroit, propriétaires charmantsPosted May 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Bien que situé en dehors des circuits touristique, ce B&B est charmant, un aménagement rococo donne un esprit de gaité. La chambre que nous avions était grande, composée de deux pièces, une plutôt salon, l'autre, la chambre, avec un balcon, une belle salle de bains aux équipements "vintage". Les propriétaires présents lors des déjeunés font la conversation. A recommander, même si le quartier n'est pas très beau, sombre, je pense qu'il n'y a pas grand chose à craindre de plus qu'ailleurs dans la Nouvelle-Orleans (quartiers accessibles aux touristes).