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La Belle Esplanade

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This fully restored 19th century gem was the perfect base for our first trip to the big easy. We stayed in La Peche Suite, which was much roomier than our NYC apartment! Matthew and Melanie were wonderful hosts as well, as long as you're hungry for history and stories of the neighborhoods and culture of New Orleans, which we certainly... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

Next visit: less time in Houston, more time in New Orleans. The two cities are worlds apart and we all know which is the more interesting of the two. You drove to us, but left the car in front of the house and got a lot of walking in. Because it's so flat and there is so much to look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay and our hosts. La Belle Esplanade was a beautiful place to stay, so beautiful and unique that tour buses and native New Orleans alike stop in front of the three brightly colored homes to take pictures. Mathew and Melanie were especially interesting and so proud of their city and their home, they loved talking about New... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

I wish I got a nickel for every time somebody takes a picture of the house. I can't blame them because the property really is beautiful. We're very proud to be caretakers of this colorful local landmark. You stayed one night in a (unnamed) fancy-schmantzy hotel in the French Quarter and two nights with us. During our farewell, you told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time staying at a bed & breakfast so I didn't know what to expect, but the moment Matthew introduces himself I was immediately put at ease! La Belle Esplanade has a beautiful, colorful, and very vibrant touch to it that immediately puts a smile on your face and leaves you wondering more about the city that... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience. We didn't know this was your first time at a small inn like ours, not that we would have done anything differently. We don't like to think of ourselves as a B&B, though we do offer both beds and breakfasts. When we travel, we stay in boutique hotels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment we drove up to the striking façade of the inn we knew we were in for a wonderful few days. Matthew and Melanie are fantastic hosts, providing the most delicious breakfasts and great sightseeing and restaurant suggestions daily. We were lucky enough to have them all to ourselves for most of our stay so our morning chats over... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

That was the beginning of June when we saw you, just as the season was starting to slow down so we did get to spend a lot of time in the mornings. We like to have a full inn, of course, but we like it when we can focus on just a few guests and really delve into the New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Belle Esplanade may not be for every kind of traveler, though I'm sure every kind of traveler would have a good stay there: it is clean, well-maintained, beautiful to look at, affordable, and in a great location. But, for those who are eager for local recommendations, who enjoy spending hours talking to locals, and who aim to understand what... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

You put that English degree to good use and covered all the bases here. Thank you. You're right that we're not for every kind of traveler. If someone's goal every day is to get pass out drunk on Bourbon Street, there are plenty of big hotels in the Quarter and the Central Business District that cater to that crowd. We're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's impossible to miss the brightly colored façade of La Belle Esplanade, the first of many quirks and surprises. We were greeted by Matthew the moment we arrived and given a tour of the property. The next surprise cane immediately upon entering the building. Matthew and Melanie have a fun little museum (they call it their Odditarium) of amusing items... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

It's a satisfying surprise to hear from you. That was a nice five days you spent with us last month. June is pleasant: not too hot yet. It's good weather for strolling around the city and you went in every direction. I know we talked about Mardi Gras and Melanie and I are looking forward to seeing you again. If... More 

Central Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we rolled up to La Belle Esplanade (easy street parking!), we gasped at the beautiful house front, noticed our innkeeper Matthew observing us with a wry smile, and knew we'd picked a winner of a B&B. We were not disappointed. Matthew and Melanie, our slightly eccentric and endearing hosts, offer expert advice on all of New Orleans--not... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

Oh my. A tip of my fedora your way, ma'am. Thank you. Please, keep reading our blog and, please, do come back to see us. Spend less of your vacation out in the swamp (I know why you were out in the hinterlands, but enough is enough) and more of it in this magical city of New Orleans. On behalf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I Visited New Orleans and had the fortune of staying at this wonderful spot. If you are looking for a glass and steel hotel, this is not for you. But if you are looking for wonderful hosts to give you a slice of life in this fascinating city then you can't do better! The room was spacious... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

Our new tagline is "Visit Like You Belong Here." That's the kind of crowd we like to attract, and when you and your lovely wife stayed with us, we tried to provide the insiders' viewpoint. It's what we do. New Orleans is a magical city, densely and richly textured. You never know what you'll find when you turn a corner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not because the room and the B&B in general was immaculate, adorable, interesting and comfortable. Not because they made us feel like we were home. Not because they gave us the best advice on where to go, what to eat and the really good things to do in New Orleans (away from the french quarter). Not because the breakfast was... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

Right back at you my friend. Those were some nice conversations we had every day before you had to hurry off on your sightseeing tours. It's always nice to see people enjoying the balconies in the afternoon; it was hot while you were here, but it's shady up there in the live oaks and after the sun goes down, it's... More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Matthew and Melanie run a beautiful bed and breakfast. Not only are they gracious hosts, they have a wealth of good information to share about the city. The breakfast was delicious and unique each morning, coming from various local bakeries and delicatessens in the vicinity. The room was very comfortable and spacious. The beds were great with very soft sheets.... More 

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Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade, responded to this review

More people should coming during the slow season. The city is so much less crowded. I was thinking about you two yesterday when I was talking to someone else about Arizona---don't ask why. Thanks for keeping in touch. The Food Network says Willie Mae's has the best fried chicken in the country, but our local paper polls New Orleanians every... More 

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Staying in Treme

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Treme
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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, original local artwork, and modern accents. Breakfast comes from local farmers, bakeries and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Belle Esplanade

Address: 2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme , Mid-City
Price Range: $203 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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