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Five Continents Bed and Breakfast

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1731 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 (Mid-City)
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Ranked #27 of 146 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
MMolina98034 Kirkland, Washington
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kirkland, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Mom and I stayed at Five Continents two weeks ago and we couldn't be more pleased! Peter was a wonderful host. We looked forward to breakfast every morning and appreciated a printed menu to choose from. When mom needed something slightly altered, Peter was happy to do it. We really enjoyed our furry new friend, Akko, as well. This is... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

So good to hear from you, and glad that your stay at the Five Continents was so enjoyable. As you indicate, there are several options to get to the various attractions. One can, of course, walk or drive, but the bus is a very convenient option, because one can take the bus to the French Quarter, to Canal Street, to... More

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We recently spent two nights in the carriage house at Five Continents. The extra privacy of a separate space behind the main house worked well for us. The weather was fairly hot, but the A/C unit and the ceiling fan kept us comfortable. Peter's breakfasts were incredible -- I've never stayed at a B&B that offered such custom-made, fresh breakfast... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It is great to hear from you. Thanks for writing. So glad you enjoyed the "Cottage" in the carriage house, and our breakfasts. I am told it is indeed unusual to have a printed breakfast menu with various freshly-cooked options at a B&B. It's turned out to be very popular and I'm so glad you liked it. As you note,... More

Western Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had 3 nights with Peter and Akko at 5 Continents B&B in May 2014 (Eurasian Suite). The location for us was perfect - on the fringe of the French Quarter with good access to the Treme. Peter was the perfect host who imparted a wealth of local knowledge, as well as being a fantastic chef - cordon bleu breakfast... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. It always great to have people from "down-under." The Eurasian Suite is a very expansive space, and as you note, now has two bathrooms, one for each bedroom. So, it works well for two couples or for people who just like a bit more space. Hope to see you again soon on your next visit to New... More

Paphos, Cyprus
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We decided to include this B&B in our roadtrip purely on the Tripadvisor comments. We were very right to do so. Peter greeted us in the car park with a large umbrella as the heavens had opened big time on our way in. Our room was totally beautiful and we had our own entrance and a small veranda. The room... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

So glad you had a lovely time here. Thanks for writing. We take great pride in the house and enjoy the various details of the property. It's nice to see that it is appreciated. Cooking breakfast for our guests is a pleasure and I'm glad you enjoyed it. We always have interesting conversations at the breakfast table. Glad you enjoyed... More

Tsáda, Paphos, Cyprus
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We arrived in New Orleans late into the afternoon during a huge downpour and we were met by Peter with a huge umbrella to get us into the house relatively dry. The B&B is absolutely beautiful and the owners obviously take enormous pride in maintaining the place and creating a homely atmosphere. We were in the Far East suite and... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. I'm glad you found us. It was great to have you here. We do get our share of rain here from time to time. Fortunately the rain showers are usually intermittent, even if they are heavy. We are indeed close to the French Quarter and Frenchmen St. and the walk is safe and pleasant. Hope to see... More

Winona, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed here when I was pregnant with my son. The cottage was impeccable, the bathroom amazing. We loved that we could bring along our little dog, leave the car safely parked, and enjoy the walk to the French Quarter each day. Right before we arrived, I found out I had gestational diabetes, which put a damper on our plans... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for writing! It was great to have you all here. We like it that we can offer the North American Cottage as a pet-friendly accommodation. We also try to meet the dietary needs of our guests with our varied menu, and can always make alterations as needed. Hope to see you soon again at the Five Continents. More

Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our 6 year anniversary. The breakfast was great and the owner/chef is very nice. He gave us a ride to dinner in the pouring rain one night because taxis won't stop to pick you up. It's really weird. And no taxi company will send people there at night. It's an 8 block walk... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for you stay at the Five Continents and we are glad that you enjoyed our historic house and the hospitality. We are not on a street where you can flag a cab on a regular basis, but cabs respond to a call anytime day or night and usually come very quickly. The one exception is at Mardi Gras when... More

Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just returned from a great time in New Orleans. We had the Eurasia room for our 3 adult children and the North American cottage for my husband and myself. The only draw back was my husband is disabled and getting in to the main house was a little difficult. The North American cottage was fully accessible and a great place... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. It was great to have you. It is nice to have one room that is fully accessible for people with mobility issues. As with many B&Bs in historic properties, accessibility is an issue, even with only a few steps into the main house. When larger families stay here together we often recommend the North American Cottage and... More

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Beautiful rooms, gracious hosts, and excellent gourmet breakfast awaits you at this New Orleans B&B. There is a very relaxed atmosphere and the hosts are very friendly and have great suggestions for local restaurants. Secure courtyard for vehicle parking is a big plus. Well situated for the French Quarter, Museum of Art, and Interstate access.

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Great to have you with us. It is always a treat to have Canadians with us here at the Five Continents. Many of our guests appreciate our off street parking, which enables you to bring a car, even though many attractions are in easy walking distance. Hope to see you again soon. More

Burlington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay at the Five Continents Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in the Eurasian suite which had two bedrooms and they were both very spacious and the bathroom was clean and very nice as well. The house is very nice and truly wowed us all the detail and fantastic managing of the property. The location is close to... More

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Peter N, Owner at Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our property is indeed close to the many attractions for which our city is so famous. We hope to see you again soon. More

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Address: 1731 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Mid-City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Five Continents Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Not your normal Bed and Breakfast. The Five Continents is a reflection of the owners' world travels and life experiences. Both the founding and current owners have lived in or visited five of the seven continents of the world, hence the name. Located just six blocks from the French Quarter down the historic Esplanade and close to the Race Track at the Fairgrounds where the world famous New Orleans Jazz Festival is held, the Five Continents is perfectly situated for a memorable visit to the "Big Easy". ... more   less 
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