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“Our suburb experience at Ashton’s” 5 of 5 stars
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Ashton's Bed and Breakfast
2023 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116   |  
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Ranked #3 of 144 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Our suburb experience at Ashton’s”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2005

Patrick and Karma are wonderful! They are the most professional, friendly, well-informed, and helpful innkeepers we have ever encountered. They really made us feel at home at their inn and in their city.

The house is gorgeous! Full of history with beautiful renovations. It’s like stepping back in time to the antebellum south.

The breakfasts are amazing. Exquisite and original dishes dripping with care and local flavor. It will make you want to turn your own kitchen into a New Orleans Kitchen!

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2005

After many years of staying in various New Orleans hotels for events like the Jazz festival, Mardi Gras, New Year and the occasional romantic getaway, we eventually discovered the Bed and Breakfast accommodations. Rather than staying in minuscule hotel rooms in the French quarter or suffering the homogenous experience offered by the international hotel chains, we found that the B&B houses offer an unique experience.
Ashton's B&B is the epitome of ante-bellum luxury, with amenities matching or exceeding those of the finest hotels. In addition to the beautifully appointed rooms, luxurious bathrooms and a gourmet's dream breakfast, the hosts Patrick and Karma Ashton, make everybody feel like honored guests.
Their hospitality extends far beyond that of just a comfortable bed and something to eat in the morning. The common areas of their property provide their guest with fruit, snacks, drinks, reading material, cigars (no smoking in the house) and a wealth of local information, all at no extra cost. If you want to just laze away the day, you have a choice of reclining in a lounge with period style furniture, sitting on the front porch where you can wave to the tour buses as they slow to view the historical building, or retiring under the shade of the enormous oak tree in verdant garden in the rear of the property.
If you ask, you will be given reccomendations for restaurants unknown to the average tourist, places where you can experience the real New Orleans, whether it be the best hamburger, or a Sunday diner where important people in the city have had a table reserved for decades.
We have stayed at Ashton's only twice, but feel we are part of the family and have stumbled on the best that New Orleans has to offer.

  • Stayed May 2005, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2005

Wonderful hospitality. Great breakfasts. We would definitely stay there again. Patrick and Karma are lovely.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2005

Just wanted to pass along our thanks to Patrick & Karma for the wonderful stay at their lovely home - Ashton's B & B. We knew nothing about New Orleans other than the words, French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Our hosts showed us more of "Nawlins" than we could have imagined. In addition, our accomodations were first-rate and the breakfasts.... well, fabulous they were. We're fussy travellers and even more so when it comes to food, but we have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful B & B to anyone who's interested.
Yes, the street (Esplanade Avenue) that fronts the B & B is very busy, but once you step inside this wonderful mansion (with its 15' ceilings, gorgeous millwork and exquisite antiques) you forget all about the street. The accomodations are luxurious and well-appointed - more like a spa - and the complementary snacks and beverages are a terrific bonus!
Would we stay again? Most definitely. Probably time it to coincide with French Quarter Fest or Jazzfest. Nevertheless, you won't be disappointed.
Kevin & Gay

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2005

This exquisitely restored and maintained "center-hall cottage" in the Greek Revival style, located in the Esplanade Ridge neighborhood of New Orleans, is owned and oeprated by a charming intelligent couple who understand the primary importance of good service in providing their hotel accomodation. The rooms are big and beautiful. Guest privacy has a very high priority. The owmer Patrick Ashton is a skilled gourmet cook who takes great pride in his elegant and inventive breakfasts. Smoking is permitted on the expansive front porch and in the back patio shaded by a three-hundred-year-old oak tree. There is a very polite and charming gray cat named Leon who lounges decoratively about the garden. We were very impressed that we never heard other guests' noises even though the place was full to capacity when we were there for the New Orleans Jazz Festival. We chose Ashton's largely on account of its location as we preferred to be within walking distance of the fairgrounds where the Jazz Festival is held (because parking and traffic and even Taxis seem to take up too much of one's time). There are seveeral world-calss restaurants within walking distance as well.

Stayed April 2005
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2005

We really liked this place, an incredibly welcoming establishment. Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts, Patrick and Karma. The communal breakfasts were a pure pleasure. Portions were enormous and imaginative. Chocolates were left all over the place for guests to help themselves, and there was a never-ending supply of cakes and drinks in the dining room that you could raid whenever you wanted. The room we had was spotless with a light and airy feel to it, and the Aveda toiletries were a nice touch. We would stay here again if we visited New Orleans again. Lovely!

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2005

Ashton's is a beautiful home, and our room was terrific. The ceilings had to have been 15 feet high, the beds were comfy and the room quiet. Patrick is a terrific host and makes a fabulous breakfast. If you're looking for a place outside the quarter, Ashton's is a great choice.

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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 #3 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
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