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“Nice room, but not much more” 3 of 5 stars
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Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   4125 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115   |  
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Ranked #17 of 145 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice room, but not much more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The room was nice and spacious but a bit dark, we liked the free bottled water but were disappointed how little it felt like a B&B. It is really much more like a small hotel with its over 15 rooms and buffet-style cold breakfast. There was not anything offered what I like so much about B&Bs, like fresh scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, or whatever, just a bit of personal service in the morning would have been nice. It also wasn't neatly arranged, the orange juice came in little tetra-packs and this is how everybody drank it, not very atmospheric. The furniture outside wasn't cleaned and had partially bird-do on it, what made us walking back inside and take our coffee there. I understand that this can happen under the trees, but if this is the main breakfast area, I think you have to clean the terrace in the mornings. Overall, it isn't a bad experience, just nothing special like we thought it would be when we thought we would stay in a so called B&B not in a hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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AvenueInnBB, Owner at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
We make every effort to insure that guests visiting us understand that we offer continental breakfast and not a full service breakfast with pancakes, omelettes and other cooked offerings. Guests have a choice of our dining room or going out to the garden patio. We have flowers in bloom most of the year and its usually the seating area of choice. We'll check on the bird surprises more often, but the chirping birds have been a positive for most of our visitors. We remember this couple and were happy to learn that they liked their room. The mansion is a single family home with 17 rooms. It is not a hotel by any means. My wife and I live here full time and our goal is to be the best hosts possible. We are sad to learn that these folks misunderstood what we clearly advertise across the web. We recall asking them each day if they were enjoying their stay and had no feedback about the full breakfast that they were looking for here. We ask readers to check out the positive observations about our patio and continental breakfast and then give us a call to book a stay.
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This was our first trip to New Orleans and all I knew before going was that we did not want to be in a hotel in the French Quarter for $300 night. I looked up B&Bs and was drawn to the Avenue Inn. I am at a loss to determine why anyone would give this less than 5 stars. Probably should be a 6!
Joe and Bebe are wonderful hosts and gave us information on where to eat, what to see and visit, how to get there. We ate at the restaurant Joe recommended 3 times in a week and it is two blocks away. Equal to anything in French Quarter. Joe can and did recommend tour operators, and you can believe him when he says you will spend 6 hours at the WWII museum. Was very relaxing sitting on front porch with coffee and rolls in morning. Beds were fantastic. Neighborhood is wonderful. Street car line at front door was perfect for us.

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room in the house. Quiet at night. We were on third floor in the...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AvenueInnBB, Owner at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
What lovely comments made by these guests. We really enjoyed having them in our mansion home. We do have a great advantage here in New Orleans because there are so many world class places to suggest. Going back three times to one of our recommendations may be a record. Hope to see them back again soon.
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Troy, MI
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132 reviews 132 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Avenue Inn. Joe and Bebe are very friendly and helpful with suggestions. They even made me gluten-free welcome brownies when I mentioned that I can't eat gluten! The house is beautiful and in a great location. The only thing that bothered me (and some may consider this nit-picky) was I thought a little more attention should be paid to cleaning. I didn't feel the property was dirty; just that it could have been a little cleaner. I don't mind that it is a very old house and even with renovation some things will never look brand new. I do mind a layer of fuzzy dust along the top of the outlet plates (I told you it was picky.) The other thing that bothered me was the coffee dispensers in the dinning room. They looked as though they needed a good wiping down the entire time we were there, and they use a Styrofoam cup with the word "next" and an arrow on it to indicate that one should use the next dispenser over. This cup was splattered with coffee and looked very grubby...not very appetizing. It would be so easy to go to one of those pottery painting places and make a cute ceramic version that could be washed each day.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AvenueInnBB, Owner at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
We appreciate this guest's overall observations about the Inn. It did seem that they had a good time and they even remarked very favorably about our providing gluten free substitutes during the stay. We have made a note to our housekeeping staff about the few deficiencies sited. These will be addressed quickly. The cup that we use at the coffee station does get its fair share of spilled coffee on it. We've tried lots of options, but nothing really stays stain free because of the volume use. We have made a note to check this more frequently. We strive for excellence, sometimes come up short, but as this guest mentioned, these were insignificant items that did not mar the stay. We hope readers will take this into account and consider us for their lodging choice in New Orleans.
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Round Rock, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My husband and I got away for our much belated honeymoon (4 years) and anniversary. We had never been to New Orleans and couldn't have asked for a better location, B&B or hosts! Bebe and Joe were so informative and helpful with figuring out restaurants and places to go. Our room was really clean and comfortable and the breakfast even though it was a continental was more than expected and always delicious and fresh. Thanks for having us Bebe and Joe!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AvenueInnBB, Owner at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
We remember this couple, here on a delayed honeymoon. We talked at check in and wanted to make sure it was a memorable experience for them. Seems like that goal was accomplished. We hope they don't wait another four years to come back. All the best!
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

It was our first time in a b and b. The owners couldnt do enough for you. They were warm and welcoming. We were there for 5 days and it was the best 5 days of our trip. Great neighborhood nice and quiet. The room we had was beautiful, the beds and pillows were very comfortable. There was nothing we didn't like, including the breakfast. Thank you very much Joe and Bebe. We will defintely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AvenueInnBB, Owner at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
WOW, didn't realize that it was a first time experience. So happy this couple liked the experience and we do hope they will visit us again and again. Appreciate the kind words.
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Big Canoe, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My wife and just returned for a delightful stay at Avenue Inn B&B and could not have been more please. Bebe and Joe are great host who really know the city and could not do enough for us. Room was well appointed and very clean. We use to live in New Orleans and knew the location was prefect since it is in the Garden District, with beautiful homes and was on the trolly line. (a real plus).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AvenueInnBB, Owner at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
So kind of this couple to take a few minutes to write about a return visit to a city they love. We loved having them here and hope they will return soon.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I used Trip Advisor to select this Bed and Breakfast. There had been some mixed reviews, but most were very positive. I loved the location up in the Garden District. The location was great, right next to the trolley and a short walk to Magazine Street and Loyola. The Inn was very quiet, the room was perfect and breakfast was on your own. Joe and Bebe were very accommodating. Joe spent time with us to make suggestions on our stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AvenueInnBB, Owner at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Glad the visit went well and expectations were met. Lovely folks here from South Carolina.
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Address: 4125 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled among the centuries old oaks on the famed St. Charles Streetcar line, in the heart of the Uptown/Garden District, guests are only minutes from the French Quarter and the Central Business District. The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast has 17 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each featuring hardwood floors, high ceilings, updated private baths, cable TV, telephones with voice mail and data ports. ... more   less 
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