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Get an overview of this hotel3-star adults-only bed & breakfast near French Market


Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Backstreet Cultural Museum, French Market, and New Orleans Museum of Art. Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Jackson Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with a sauna, this bed & breakfast has laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a library, free newspapers, and multilingual staff.

Room Amenities

All 5 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, iPod docks, and living rooms.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Mediterranean bed & breakfast also offers a sauna, a library, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary. Guests can use the indoor pool, outdoor pool, and health club at a partner property.

La Belle Esplanade has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 5 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1883 
  • Sauna 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Electric kettle 
  • Separate living room 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Yard 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 6 AM

Check-in time ends at 6 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 13 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 13 are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum guest age is 13

Caters to adults only

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • La Belle Esplanade
  • La Belle Esplanade B&B
  • La Belle Esplanade B&B New Orleans
  • La Belle Esplanade New Orleans
  • Belle Esplanade B&B New Orleans
  • Belle Esplanade B&B
  • Belle Esplanade New Orleans
  • Belle Esplanade

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Guests under 13 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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4.9 out of 5
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4.9 Room comfort
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Wonderful stay in Nwe Orleans

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 5, 2017
Pros: The staff. I wasn't expecting to be entertained that much, breakfast was carefully source from different restaurants ad bakeries and the company was
Location: It's very close to the French Quarter, but it's far from noise and traffic. There is plenty to do just by walking around Esplanade Ave
Has a wonderful stay at La Belle Esplanade, this B&B is so unique and inviting. The staff is phenomenal, will definitely visit again the next time I am in town.
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Difficult to find better in New Orleans

5 out of 5
by from Prestwick, Scotland
Posted Jun 11, 2014
Pros: Everything
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
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5 out of 5
by from 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.
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A very nice place to stay.

5 out of 5
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
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loved the owners

4 out of 5
Posted 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...
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B&B mit großem Charme.

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 15, 2013
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Individuelles und originelles B&B

5 out of 5
Posted 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.
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