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“A Fresh View of New Orleans from La Belle Esplanade” 5 of 5 stars
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La Belle Esplanade
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid-City)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 146 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A Fresh View of New Orleans from La Belle Esplanade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Loved this place, these hosts. Our family stayed in the Clio Suite in March. Agree with every single good thing said by past reviewers. Matthew and Melanie were so helpful about every question we had, such interesting hosts, but we did not feel we had to entertain them which I have sometimes felt at B & Bs. It was a beautiful and funky place with interesting art, incredible decor (elegant and fun), comfy beds, enormous windows that work, fantastic food sourced from several local vendors (try the jams! the crawfish pie!!), great books -- local reference to comic, plenty of hot water, private balconies, a wonderful garden space with lots of gated parking (but for sure who needs a car!), and BICYCLES we all three borrowed to sail around the city! At night, when we were plum worn out, the fridge was stocked with cool and unique beverages, treats on the pillow... A real find!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rome, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 nights here. I can not say enough about this place. Our room was full of gorgeous antique furniture and our refrigerator was stocked with all kinds off goodies like wines other local delights. Mathew and Melanie are wonderful hosts. They serve local food from some of the shops nearby. During breakfast they love to hear about your adventures and try to help with any questions you might have about New Orleans. You can not get this kind of service at a hotel! We did not drive our car the whole time we were their. It was a short walk down Espalande to the French Quarter and if you walk up Espalande that is a short walk the the city park. If you are considering going to New Orleans you can't go wrong staying here!

  • 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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Bloomfield Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Our stay in The Clio Suite was wonderful. Upon arrival we were greeted by Matthew . His love of the bed and breakfast as well as New Orleans was so apparent. He shared his knowledge, when asked, as to where to go during our stay. Melanie prepared delicious breakfasts with an emphasis on local delecacies. Our room was filled with incredible antiques and the frig stocked with wine, juices and water. We hope to return someday to enjoy the experience again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My boyfriend and I just returned from a 3 night stay at La Belle Esplanade in New Orleans. I can not say enough wonderful things about our stay! Our hosts, Melanie and Matthew were so charming and so helpful. They suggested off the beaten path experiences like the Back Street Cultural Center in Treme. The accommodations were perfect. The Inn is an old New Orleans house that they have very carefully decorated to keep the Nawlins charm, with modern day conveniences. The location is wonderful, equidistant from the french quarter and city park. We were so sad to leave! We will definitely be returning to La Belle Esplanade in one of the greatest cities in the world!

  • 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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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I can only agree with the other reviews - great!

In New Orleans for a week to get the feel of the city, this traditional residence was the perfect base - well-priced for a suite, nicely furnished, excellent varied breakfasts & ridiculously high ceilings. The location in The Esplanade is in easy range of the French Quarter and Frenchman Street and surprisingly relaxed for being so central.

Melanie and Melanie were indeed very good hosts - both appearing each morning to make sure breakfast went smoothly and providing company that was knowledgeable and genuine.

I'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a 3 night stay at La Belle Esplanade. We stayed in the Pelican Suite which was quite charming! The bed, although smaller than we are used to, was very comfortable and the two room suite was gorgeous, with beautiful antiques, and a great balcony for enjoying coffee in the morning.
Chatting with your hosts and other guests over breakfast was a great way to start the day and pick up additional sight seeing tips.
We toured the sculpture gardens and botanical gardens in City Park at Matthews suggestion and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
We love B & B's in general and La Belle Esplanade ranks as one of our favorites, which is saying quite a bit.
We are already planning a return trip!

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

First of all, Matthew and Melanie are fantastic hosts. They are incredibly nice, they spend some time with their guests and they know this city like no one else.

Now the house. Beautifully renovated with wide 2 room suites and private balconies, perfectly located on Esplanade (25mn walking distance from the French Quarter).

That's what I call the art of hospitality.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Mid-City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Belle Esplanade 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An 1890s manor with private balconies located between the French Quarter and City Park. Every room is a different color and furnished with period antiques. Breakfast comes from local farmers, bakeries and restaurants. Complimentary bicycles for the full New Orleans experience. ... more   less 
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