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?
Handicap accessibility is well done.
The rooms are well-lit, quiet and comfortable.
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