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La Belle Esplanade

2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2606
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Travelers' Choice
The most interesting place to stay in America's most interesting city. Visit New Orleans like you belong here. Located in a picturesque neighborhood that is close to everything but off the usual tourist radar, La Belle Esplanade will surprise and delight with it's quirky authentic details, locally sourced breakfasts, and lively intelligent conversation. You have at least two friends in New Orleans.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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George T wrote a review Oct 8
3 contributions
Highly recommend staying here. Rooms are decorated nicely, colorful walls and ceilings that make your subconscious smile. Additionally, the property is quiet at night allowing for a great nights rest in a cozy bed. However, my opinion, breakfast was the best part. Hand picked from local businesses every morning, excellent coffee, juice, purified/filtered water from a Berkey and great conversation with the owners. Thanks for an amazing time in New Orleans, you guys are AMAZING humans.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Andie C wrote a review Oct 7
2 contributions
This is the second time I’ve stayed at La Belle Esplanade. The vibrant colors as well as the proprietors make your visit to New Orleans one to remember. Spacious suites, comfortable beds, a delicious European style breakfast with food items from various local shops is nestled in a color and cozy dining room fostering conversation with other guests as well as the proprietors. If you like to get off the tourist path and take the road less traveled Mr King and Frau Melanie ensure you’re status most pleasing and full of wonderful local advise. You can see New Orleans as a tourist or a local as La Belle Esplanade is a short walk from the French Quarter. Do yourself a favor and stay at La Belle Esplanade. I will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Chad Way wrote a review Oct 5
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Absolutely excellent place to be. It was like a home away from home. Close to most everything and such awesome history. Highly recommend, and cant wait to go back and stay again. Food was unbelievable. You can walk to everything from here or catch an Uber to make it quick. Away from the party crowd of the qtr but still within a walk to fun.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
MIchael D wrote a review Oct 4
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Mathew and Melanie are so personable and knowledgeable. We almost had to cancel our trip(due to work schedule) and Mathew and Melanie talked us into coming anyway but we came a day later. I am glad we went to New Orleans. We got to experience LA Belle Esplanade, a local’s breakfast, explore the city, and most of all we met Mathew and Melanie. I will stay at La Belle Esplanade again soon!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded 2 weeks ago
Breakfast is our favorite part of our workday because we get to sit and share what it's like to live in our part of New Orleans, the best part. We aren't licensed to cook at La Belle. Instead, we go out to local shops every morning to pick up things that we think will be tasty and interesting, and we go the farmers' market and bakeries around the city to support our neighbors. You don't need us to scramble eggs and fry bacon for you----you can do that at home. Get a taste of the real New Orleans. Melanie is the better half of this operation. I go to the bakeries and caterers every morning, but she's the one one who puts everything together and keeps the dining room running smoothly. My job is to provide witty banter and professional recommendations between tables. I'm the emcee. We really enjoyed meeting you and talking over breakfast. We love to talk about things all our guests have in common: an interest in New Orleans. Both Melanie and I love New Orleans. I think it shows. There is touristy New Orleans and then there is the rest of the city where people live---the parts that keep the culture alive. Don't you two be strangers and, please, stay for longer next time! More play and less work is what makes a New Orleans day enjoyable. Take it from someone who lives here. You deserve a nice long visit like you live here, too. Cheers! -M&M.
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Lee C wrote a review Oct 4
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For a bed and breakfast with as much flavor as New Orleans itself, spend time at the wonderful La Belle Esplanade. Book a night longer than you think you want to stay because the owners (Matthew and Melanie) offer a local’s perspective of the best sights and sounds of the city while recognizing some of the most popular travel-drawing interests. This is a relaxed atmosphere with interesting decor, food, and hosts. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded 2 weeks ago
No one ever says their visit to New Orleans is too long, especially when they visit the city like they belong here. The longer you stay in authentic New Orleans, the more you'll discover to explore and enjoy. Anyone who is bored in New Orleans has a hole in their heart. 19.5 million people visited New Orleans last year. The city started off this year trying to set a new record but COVID-19 got in the way. 19.5 million people aren't going to visit New Orleans this year-----only a lucky few. You are a lucky part of the smart set. It's a different New Orleans when you get off the typical tourist map. You experienced real New Orleans. It is always nice to have a good time. Thank you for choosing La Belle Esplanade for your New Orleans headquarters. You have two friendly goodwill ambassadors here at La Belle. Don't you two be strangers. There is always more to explore and enjoy in this wonderful city we call home. My advice: Don't wait twenty-five years between visits, and, stay for as many paid vacation days you have saved up at work. Any time spent in New Orleans is even better than the best day of fishing. You know where to stay next time!. Read the blog on our website and follow us on Facebook. We post a lot things on our blog to keep you in a New Orleans state of mind until you have the chance to come back. We'll be here when you're ready. Cheers! -M&M.
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$207 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansMid-City District / Tremé
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Belle Esplanade
Which popular attractions are close to La Belle Esplanade?
Nearby attractions include St. Augustine Church (0.7 miles), Chalmette National Historical Park (0.6 miles), and Le Musee de f.p.c. (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Belle Esplanade?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at La Belle Esplanade?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Belle Esplanade?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Belle Esplanade?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Belle Esplanade?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cajun Seafood, Liuzza's by the Track, and Willie Mae's Scotch House.
Are there any historical sites close to La Belle Esplanade?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Our Sacred Stories (1.0 miles), Hermann-Grima House (1.2 miles), and Longue Vue House and Gardens (2.9 miles).