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Ashton's Bed and Breakfast
2023 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116   |  
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Ranked #2 of 145 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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“more than we expected!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was our first trip to New Orleans and what made it more special was it was our honeymoon! We could not have picked a better place to stay! It was absolutely wonderful!! Patrick and Karma were such gracious hosts. Our room, The Jackson,was so beautiful and cozy. It was so nice to be able to sit on the porch in the evening on rockers and just relax and enjoy the cool breeze!
The breakfast every morning we were there was absolutely exceptional! Patrick is a genius in the kitchen! We had snacks, coffee, drinks, and cigars available to us at no additional charge. We were even provided with maps and helpful information on great things to do and places to eat around the city! We would definitley suggest Ashton's to anyone looking for a nice get-away!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Blandford, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This was our first trip to NewOrleans and our first stay at a bed and breakfast.We searched on line and chose Ashtons Bed and Breakfast, based on reviews,pictures,and price.Ashtons did not disappoint.The mansion was wonderful,we were greated warmly by our hosts.The room Creole was beautiful ,clean well maintained,and very quiet.Breakfast was EXCEPTIONAL.Snacks and coffee,soda, were made available anytime,with no charge.Our host provided us with maps and info on New Orleans which made our tour of the city easy.We highly recommend Ashtons to any one traveling to New Orleans,you cannot go wrong!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Ponchatoula, Louisiana, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband and I spent a weekend at Ashton's. It was my husband's 40th birthday weekend. It was just what I was hoping for and more! Great food! Beautiful room! Nice people! Wonderful decor! I would suggest this to anyone who is looking for a nice get-away!

Room Tip: There is no pool and fitness area....so that is the only reason I put a row score.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Denver
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Ashton's set a new standard for me in my B&B experience.
A well restored and decorated old New Orleans home with spacious rooms and baths create an environment for relaxation and retreat from the day's activities. The carefully prepared, tasty and imaginative breakfasts are culinary delights crafted by Patrick and set the stage for lingering around the table, chatting with the other guests. Conversation naturally spills over to the comfortable and well decorated parlor, the quiet backyard beneath the old live oak, or the rocking chairs on the front porch.
Amenities abound to assure your comfort and sense of being a welcome guest: very comfortable beds with luxurious linens, fine soaps and shampoo, candy (mints and chocolates are never out of reach); 24 hours-a-day, the dining area is filled with fruit and a variety of snacks, 2 refrigerators well-stocked with water, juice and beer, as well as coffees and teas in assortment.
Patrick and Carma are the kind of affable, warm and accommodating hosts you hope to find in a B&B. They have a ready smile and are attentive to your every need; to make yours a great experience, they don't hesitate to graciously go out of their way without ever letting you feel you have inconvenienced them. (Patrick lent me his fleece so I wouldn't miss a morning's run, when the temperature unexpectedly plunged!)
Ashton's suburban neighborhood, Esplanade ridge, is just 2 miles from the Convention Center and a little less to the French Quarter. This was the perfect combination of convenience and relaxing escape from the business- and tourist parts of my trip.
Why would I ever stay in a NOLA hotel ever again?

Room Tip: Handicap accessibility is well done. The rooms are well-lit, quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Overall an excellent stay. The house is beautiful, beds are extremely comfortable, and the breadfast was amazing. I appreciated Patrick's attention to detail. Any need you could possibly have will be met.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The house is immaculate and a superbly maintained old home. Tastefully decorated and (solid) period furniture. Nothing is overdone with doilies, or lace, or tchochkies. Beautiful rooms that are clean and well appointed. Quality amenities... whirlpool jet tub, lots of thick towels, high-end soaps and shampoos, plenty of hot water, comfy bedding and more. Fantastic outdoor space in back under a grand old oak tree and off-street parking. Breakfasts are delicious and very filling; big servings of foods like french toast or spinach crepes always covered in rich syrups or creamy sauces...no light fare here. Staff are polite and work hard. Owner Patrick is great with ideas and practical help...we chose to take the bus to different places and he gave us several ways to do it. Even better,he is very knowledgeable about NOLA and its history...great discussions about everything from creole culture and how it shaped the neighborhoods, to the origins of "who dat?" Only one caveat...Be prepared to accept, or like us embrace, the fact that the location is a bit off the beaten path-taxis,buses,walking or driving will be necessary to get around.

Room Tip: Room 8 has a HUGE bathroom...as big as the bedroom. Two-person whirlpool tub and separate shower(als...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Zionsville, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed two nights at Ashton's. The main house is elegant. We were in the back wing overlooking the backyard courtyard. Our room was nice but I didn't think it was as elegant as the main house. However, the place is very comfortable with a great front porch that begs for you to sit there. Even though it is located in the mid-city, the Esplanade Ave.bus stops on the corner so there is access to the French Quarter and other areas of the city but on the weekends the bus only runs every hour. When we first arrived we just missed the bus so Patrick drove us to the Garden district himself. Along the way he pointed out great places in the French Quarter and Garden district to eat, visit and also where to catch the bus to get back to his place. To get to any attractions you had to take either a bus or a taxi.



Breakfast at Ashton's is a feast with great examples of New Orleans cooking. One morning it was French toast sandwiched with sweet potato, maple syrup and pecans. Another morning it was a barbecued shredded pork over a biscuit with a poached egg and a cream sauce (cochon de lait?). Just having one of his breakfasts is a good excuse to stay at his place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2023 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
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