The Laurel is a one-suite bed and breakfast with private bath and sunroom and private gated entry located in the heart of Mid-City. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Endymion Mardi Gras Parade are both a 10-minute walk away. The French Quarter and Central Business District are just a 10-minute drive away. There is a bus stop and the street car (trolly) line within walking distance (5 minutes) which runs to both of these destinations. It is in a residential neighborhood and is only a 5-minute walk to City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art.
We offer a continental breakfast of croissants, muffins, assorted pastries, orange juice, coffee/tea. Special requests for non-cooked items are welcomed (yogurt, cereal, etc).
Guests may use the main entrance from the front courtyard or guests can choose to use the new private entrance, which brings them directly into the sunroom portion of the guest suite.
Our rate is based on double occupancy. There is an additional charge of $30/person per night for more than 2 persons. The double size sleeper sofa in the sunroom is available for guest #3 & #4.
There is plenty of on-street parking and off-street parking is available upon request.
The home is a beautiful 2-story stucco structure with a red Spanish tile roof. It is architecturally unique and interesting with its arched doorways and doors. The original structure is intact with very few changes to the original design. There are original wood floors and ceramic tiles which have been beautifully restored. The long center hallway serves as the perfect photo gallery for Eliot's photos.
The raised front porch and the front courtyard-style patio is wonderful and a great place to just sit and do nothing. The corner lot offers a beautiful view of the peaceful surroundings of the neighborhood.
Guests can enjoy City Park's Museum of Art, botanical gardens and new walking park.
Laura and Eliot Kamenitz have owned and resided in their home since May 1995. They are the fifth and current owners of this 1924 raised cottage-style house. Laura is a retired Chemical Engineer and Eliot is a retired professional Photographer.
Three cats, Ranger, Billy and Koshka (from Russia!), reside at the Laurel.
The Laurel is licensed with the City of New Orleans and has been in operation since 1996. Member PIANO, Professional Innkeepers of New Orleans. Mayoralty Permit 198945.
Come join us and enjoy the experience of being 'At Home in New Orleans' with Laura and Eliot.