La Belle Esplanade

La Belle Esplanade

2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2606
Our favorite part of each day was breakfast with the hosts.
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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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2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2606
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Somewhat walkable
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LisaFromCleveland wrote a review Jun 2021
Cleveland, Ohio45 contributions60 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Matthew and Melanie are exceptional innkeepers. They’ve created one of the best small boutique hotels I’ve EVER been to…and that’s saying something. The rooms are fun, eclectic, comfortable and special…there’s nothing in them that wasn’t well thought out. I felt and understood the specialness of New Orleans here—you will too.

There’s plenty of privacy and quiet in the spacious suites but the owners make sure to touch base over a curated breakfast (local treasures, sweet and savory) and they’ll help you create the perfect day for you and answer questions on any topic. Trust their recommendations!

The colorful inn sits on a really lovely tree-lined street in an area with a rich and important history. You’re near the things you think you need to see, but no one will barf on your shoes. Kidding aside, the best of NOLA is off Bourbon St. (except Fritzel’s…go there) and the location requires a bit of planning and an open attitude for immersion.

Don’t think twice about booking here if you want to stay where the average tourist doesn’t, if you want to feel New Orleans in your bones and soul, and if you want to meet the coolest couple in Louisiana or probably anywhere.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: June is hot and sticky. That is all.
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Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Jun 27, 2021
I was inspired by our conversation about Creole Italian that I wrote a two part essay on our blog about it. The first half is about the cuisine, the second half is all about my four-hour lunch. We are very glad you found us. It was a pleasure to share our part of New Orleans with you. It's a fascinating neighborhood we live in, close to the things tourists want to see, but in the real city where you can experience New Orleans like you live here. Melanie and I love where we live. You have made two friends on Esplanade Avenue. Don't you two be strangers. Cheers, -M&M.
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Vanessa J wrote a review Feb 2020
Baltimore5 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm late in my review of this quaint and beautifully decorated BED and BREAKFAST Every room throughout the house was filled with wonderful colors and a piece of history. Breakfast served every morning in a beautiful dinning room that had the feel of a Cafe,delicious breads ,meats,fruits,chesse,and jams or preserves was served along with coffee, tea,and juices. The variety will delight your taste uds and have you wondering what's for breakfast tomorrow. Matthews and Melanie are hosts of this house and they have good suggestions on things to do and places to visit. Do take their suggestions,because a good time awaits you,if you do. They made you feel at home and their kindness and house will make you visit again and again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 1, 2020
In a New Orleans state of mind, nothing ever has a schedule. Melanie and I have missed you. La Belle is your home base while you are here. You now know what it's like to live in a colorful mansion on Esplanade Avenue in this wonderful city we call home. What we like about our address is that we are close to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street, but we are far enough away to explore the real city. We live here. Authentic New Orleans is more interesting than tourist New Orleans after a day or two. How many novelty tee shirts can a person buy? The food is better in our part of the city, too. The French Quarter is beautiful and we can talk about it all day long. The rest of New Orleans is much bigger, more varied, and even more full of traditions and culture where people go about their lives. Good memories are made in New Orleans every day. I always like to think the best New Orleans memories start at La Belle Esplanade. That's what people who have stayed here tell us, anyway. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to share our part of New Orleans with you. Come back to visit with us anytime. The only thing better than remembering your good times in New Orleans is coming back to make another heartful of more good memories. You know where to find us. La Belle Esplanade is the bright orange house with blue shutters midway on Esplanade Avenue. Read our blog to keep yourself in a New Orleans state of mind. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, we post a couple times a day on Facebook, sharing what it is like to live here, in the real New Orleans. Please, don't you two be strangers. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. Cheers! -M&M.
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Joynerfam wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Michael and Melanie, and their lovely La Belle Esplanade, exceeded all expectations we had of our stay in New Orleans. The rooms are lovely. Our room had a comfortable bed with hardwood floors, lovely antiques and a porch with lights where we could sit and enjoy the view. A lovely bath and a spacious sitting room made this more than just a typical bed and breakfast and more like a small apartment. The breakfast was unbelievable with wonderful things baked by Melanie each morning, and so many treats that are the delicious staples of this city, but homemade! They were happy to sit and discuss what we had done, and to answer questions about what we wanted to do. Because of the location, we walked to the City Park one day and to the French Quarter the next. So much of the fun was walking in the city, and stopping in to eat in places that were local and filled with the people of New Orleans.They were out of the way places that we were so thankful to find because of our hosts. Our favorite thing was the knowledge that Michael and Melanie had of their city, the restaurants, corner grocery stores, out of the way places that we would never have found without them. The best food!! They figured out pretty quickly what our interests were and helped us do the most in the three days we had. They moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help with the rebuilding, and the love they have for the city and its people is obvious. They were as involved as we wanted them to be, but never intrusive. So glad to be there and to feel as if we had made two new friends. I cannot recommend La Belle Esplanade enough!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Jan 29, 2020
I've been giving this a lot of thought recently. How do we tell people how great it is to live in this wonderful city we call home? When you visit New Orleans, you should visit like you live here. When you live in New Orleans, you don't spend a lot of time in the French Quarter or on the usual tourist map of things to do. We love where we live and we love to share it with the people who stay at La Belle Esplanade. We love the French Quarter, but there are more rewarding adventures to be had in New Orleans than getting drunk on Bourbon Street. You deserve the best. No one ever says their visit is too long. If you spend all your time in the French Quarter and on Frenchmen Street, then, yes, a little goes a long way. Think of tourist New Orleans as seasoning to the rest of the buffet this wonderful city offers off the typical tourist radar. La Belle Esplanade is close to all the tourist must-sees, some of them are in our neighborhood, but it is also in the authentic New Orleans where no day is ever the same as the last----it's better. Good memories are made in New Orleans every day. The best New Orleans memories begin at La Belle Esplanade. Making personalized recommendations based on what interests you is why La Belle Esplanade has been ranked the #1 individual B&B hotel in New Orleans on TripAdvisor since April 2014. We've won the Traveler's Choice Award two years in a row: #2 in the U.S. #16 place to stay in the world. We care that you leave with good memories that will last you the rest of your life. We care that you leave loving authentic New Orleans. Anyone can be a tourist. Visit like you belong here. You belong at La Belle Esplanade. Please come back to visit with us any time. There is always more to explore in New Orleans. Ours is a city that is densely woven and richly textures with traditions and cultural surprises. Don't you two be strangers! New Orleans is here for you. Cheers, -M&M.
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Wendy H wrote a review Feb 2020
Minnesota, USA123 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I picked New Orleans for our short winter break simply because of low airfare and because we'd never been there before. It probably would have been OK if I hadn't noticed the listing for La Belle Esplanade, but with Matthew and Melanie's help, it became a real vacation. We agree that the best memory of our trip is the mornings spent lingering over good coffee and a dizzying variety of breakfast treats while sharing the previous day's adventures with other guests and getting suggestions for the day ahead. We enjoyed the sculpture garden at City Park, watched the marathon run past us, saw the fancy houses of the Garden District from the historic cable car, and listened to the talented Antoine at Buffa's, all based on their advice. We just let them tell us where to go for dinner, and they never steered us wrong.

Oh yeah, and the house is wonderful too. Our suite was big, private, and comfortable. I loved the colors of the Pelican Suite and the extra steep stairs were an adventure. Lloyd especially loved the note under the glass in the hall. The neighborhood is lovely and always felt safe, even at night. You don't need a car, but parking our rental was easy, and there's a bus stop on the corner that will take you to the French Quarter if you like that scene.

I'm not sure when we'll make it back to New Orleans, or what new delights we'll discover, but I do know where we'll be staying. Thanks to our hosts for the lovely de-stress.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Matthew K, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 11, 2020
I don't go to Bourbon Street very often because buying a novelty tee shirt and going to a strip club that offers 2-for-one beers isn't usually on my list of day-to-day errands. I encourage people to go to the French Quarter, to Bourbon Street and to Frenchmen Street, but there is a whole wide wonderful city out here that people choose to call home because they love the rest of New Orleans. Thank you for choosing to make La Belle Esplanade your headquarters while you were here. Come back again. La Belle Esplanade is your New Orleans home base, now. You have made friends with two New Orleans goodwill ambassadors. Melanie is the better half of this operation. I buy bread and pastry and savories every day, but she manages the buffet and makes sure there is a balance between tastes and something for everyone. It is Melanie arranges everything perfectly. Our favorite part of the day is breakfast because that is when we can learn about our guests adventures and then make recommendations of how to build off the next day's experiences. New Orleans is a walkable kaleidoscope of a city. Anyone bored here has a hole in their whole. There is more to New Orleans. There is always more. Melanie and I have lived here ten years and we are still discovering new things every day. Ours is a city with a densely woven and richly textured culture that is always evolving. It is a blessing to be a part of it. Please do come visit with us again. There is always more to discover in our part of New Orleans. Cheers! -M&M. P.S. Keep reading the blog on our website to keep yourself in an authentic New Orleans state of mind. Follow us on Facebook or on Instagram. We post regularly about things that I encounter as I walk around our neighborhood. You belong here.
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Andie C wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Nov 11, 2020
There is tourist New Orleans and there is the rest of New Orleans. Me, I like the best of New Orleans which is where La Belle Esplanade is. You know. You have stayed with us twice and I know you will stay with us again. Melanie and I would like to personally thank you for recommending us to your friends. It is always nice to share our part of New Orleans with everyone. When you love what you do, it isn't a job, it's a profession, a vocation, an answer to a calling. Melanie and I are innkeepers. We never dreamed that this is what we would be, we landed in New Orleans by accident, but now we are two New Orleans goodwill ambassadors who have run the #1 B&B hotel in the city on TripAdvisor since April 2014. COVID-19 has been tough on us, but when you are ready to travel again, we'll be here. For us, there is nothing better than sharing this wonderful city we call home. Keep reading the blogs on our website. Follow us on Facebook and Instragram, too. We post regularly on those sites to share the New Orleans state of mind with everyone wherever they may happen to be. We love what we do, so it isn't a job. We love where we live, so it's home. Thank you for making your home in New Orleans La Belle Esplanade. You have two friends here. -M&M.
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Yadira Claudia wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been to the French Quarter atleast five times before and never ventured out. This time for my daughter's birthday I made the decision to branch out and it was beyond worth it by staying at this establishment. Melanie and Matthew are running this labor of love with meticulous attention to detail as far as cleanseliness, safety and valuable information on places to see. Staying here I was able to eat a delicious breakfast with endless amounts of coffee.....yuuummm .....each morning and engage in conversations about what I wanted to do that day, what I explored already and what I should see. If you want a unique experience of New Orleans outside of the usual touristy stuff this is the place for you especially if it's your first time.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: As Melanie said.. have a plan each day for what I would like to see but be open to the random...
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Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Jul 9, 2021
The French Quarter is what people think about when they think of New Orleans but there is a whole wide and magical city outside the French Quarter and off the typical tourist radar. It was very nice to be able to share our part of New Orleans with you. You have a wonderful family. In the other direction from our inn is Bayou St. John and City Park and the Canal Streetcar line. Our part of New Orleans is like the French Quarter but it is the part of New Orleans where people live. Our part of New Orleans is the part where people live out their lives and enjoy their city and won't try to sell you novelty tee shirts. There is still plenty to experience, and these things are what it is like to live here. Our part of New Orleans is shady, walkable, and full of pleasant surprises around every corner. There is a playground across from the cemetery. Our part of New Orleans is real New Orleans. It was so nice to have you in our neighborhood and it is nice that you felt at home here. La Belle is the perfect headquarters for real New Orleans adventures off the touristy grid. We are glad you found us. Thank you. Come back any time. We don't normally allow guests under 13 years old but it was nice to talk with your daughter on the front porch of your suite. All is good in New Orleans and everything works out. I see it happen every day. Don't be a stranger. You have a home in New Orleans at La Belle Esplanade. In the meantime, read our blog on our website. I have been trying to keep it updated more regularly than I did during the pandemic. Be a New Orleanian wherever you are. Cheers! -M&M.
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George T wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Nov 11, 2020
Breakfast is our favorite part of the day, too. As a B&B hotel, you get a bed, of course, but the best part is breakfast. We curate things from neighborhood patisseries, bakeries, cheese mongers, sausage makers, caterers and restaurants, fresh every morning so that we can offer you a taste of New Orleans foodways. You can eat eggs and bacon at home. As two New Orleans goodwill ambassadors, Melanie and I sit with our guests every morning to talk about all things New Orleans. The conversation usually rambles all over the place. We'll ask what you did the day before and we'll ask what you plan do do on the day ahead. Then, we make recommendations of things to try along your way. It is impossible to put a price on good conversation. Your concierge is the owner of the hotel. That's personalized service. Thank you for choosing to make La Belle your headquarters for your New Orleans adventures. You should say for longer next time. I always say five nights is a good enough amount of time to get a reasonable taste of New Orleans. The whole city isn't a tourist trap, as you know. A week is even better but any time spent in New Orleans is as good as, or better than, the best day of fishing. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. We are looking forward to seeing again, preferably sooner rather than later. Cheers! -M&M.
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RenniePoo13 wrote a review Jun 2021
Denver, Colorado20 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed at La Belle Esplanade for a couple of nights due to a mix up with our Airbnb. We wish the mix-up had been more drastic and we could have stayed longer! My husband didn’t know much about it before we arrived but as soon as he walked inside his face was filled with delighted awe between the wonderfully whimsical decor and the perfectly quirky host, who very graciously stayed up late to welcome us at 1am after a delayed flight. There is something missing from every AirBnB experience, and it’s people like Matthew and Melanie. They sat with us at breakfast every morning and chatted with us and the other guests about themselves, New Orleans, and the best places to visit.

The building itself is located right between City Park and The French Quarter - close enough to walk to everything.

The beds were comfy, everything was clean, and it had all the thoughtful touches you want in a bed and breakfast, tinted by Matthew and Melanie’s flair for quirky dramatics. Breakfast was *perfect.* It was delicious and unique, but left plenty of room for us to go out and indulge in the New Orleans food landscape.

We’ll recommend La Belle Esplanade to everyone. For less than the cost of our Airbnb, you can’t go wrong with this place.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Jun 29, 2021
I don't want to talk badly about AirBnB because, really, they aren't our competition. We sell more than four walls with a roof overhead and a bed. Melanie and I take pride in being New Orleans goodwill ambassadors. Being a full-service innkeeper is no way to get rich (let me tell you) but it does provide a certain sense of fulfilling satisfaction. We love where we live and we enjoy sharing it. Welcome to our world. Thank you for staying with us. You both recognized that you were moving to something different, thinner gumbo, after you left us. It's not a nice way to say it, but, the best part of our job is talking to everyone over what we pick up around the neighborhood every morning for breakfast. We are interested in your adventures the previous day and we are always happy to make recommendations about what interests you while you are here. You got yourselves into authentic New Orleans before you went into tourist central. Visit New Orleans like you belong here. You two belong here. It was our sincere pleasure to share our part of New Orleans with you. Please don't be strangers. Cheers! -M&M
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christinaelizabeth12 wrote a review Mar 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania9 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for the best, look no further than La Belle Esplanade! My husband and I could not have dreamed of a better stay. Matthew and Melanie are the most gracious hosts. They make you feel welcome from the moment you step in the door. As hosts they truly go above and beyond and make you feel more like family than guests. They started off every morning with not only a fabulous breakfast of delicious New Orleans gems but also shared with each table of guests gems of places to visit and things to do that are not listed in the tourist books or webpages. For example, they led my husband and I to an amazing parade that we never would have discovered had it not been for their expert tips and thoughtfulness they devote to their guests. They also took the time to write out directions for a bakery for us with a hidden gem along the route. The rooms are all uniquely decorated, extremely clean, spacious, and extremely comfortable. The location is central to City Park and the French Quarter but provides peace and tranquility after a day of exploring. This was our first time visiting New Orleans and we can’t wait to return thanks to the hospitality and tips shared by our gracious hosts! We would never stay anywhere else but La Belle Esplanade when visiting New Orleans and I highly recommend you do the same and select La Belle Esplanade as well! I could not say enough good words to express how wonderful our stay was. Thank you Matthew and Melanie. We will return!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 21, 2022
Happiness loves company. You two had some ideas based on what you had heard, but you were open to suggestions. Nobody ever says their visit is too long. It is always too short. If you are going to visit New Orleans, visit like you live here. Thank you for letting us share our part of New Orleans with you. December is a nice time to visit. The city isn't busy but it is all lit up and magical and it feels like summer compared to December in Pennsylvania! Everyone is welcome in New Orleans any time of year. There is no bad time to visit. When you are ready, we'll be here. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. Cheers! -M&M.
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janetc20 wrote a review Jun 2021
Houston, Tx51 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Matthew and Melanie were wonderful hosts! They really welcome you to "the Real New Orleans." The "curated breakfasts" were a real treat with special goodies from several favorite neighborhood sources. The rooms (we stayed in the Le Fleurs Suite and the Clio Suite but I don't think you can go wrong with any suite) were HUGE and so comfortable with sitting areas and very comfortable beds. Quiet rooms even on the street side. The location is great and walkable to lots of places of interest. I'd love to come back and stay again! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Jun 8, 2021
Thank you for letting us share our part of New Orleans with you. Everything happens the way it should be and nobody ever leaves hungry. As I said over breakfast, Melanie and I have eaten at over 750 restaurants in New Orleans and I can count the bad meals I have had on one hand---using only three fingers. You ate your way through a nice slice of selections available in this wonderful city we call home. There is always more of everything in New Orleans. More food. More music. More cocktails. More local culture. We love where we live. Two nights is too short. No worries. You know you're way around and we are looking forward to seeing you again---sooner rather than later. Don't be a stranger! Read the blog on our website in the meantime to keep yourself in a New Orleans state of mind. Cheers, -M&M.
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Answer from Matthew K
New Orleans10 contributions9 helpful votes
We can accommodate any dietary restrictions. No worries. Just let us know beforehand and we'll tailor the menu to provide you with a taste of real New Orleans. You won't be the first person to stay with us who has a gluten sensitivity. We don't cook ourselves. We go to various neighborhood places every morning to pick up what we think will be interesting. No one leaves our dining room hungry. It is always nice to have Nutmeggers stay with us, so I hope you'll choose to stay at La Belle. I'm originally from Connecticut, myself, so it will be a pleasure to talk with you over breakfast. Go to our website to make a reservation and we can get this New Orleans adventure rolling. Cheers!
Changheng Y asked a question Dec 2017
Stillwater, Oklahoma5 contributions3 helpful votes
we have girls traveling with us (3 and 6 years old). do you accept children guests?
Answer from Matthew K
New Orleans10 contributions9 helpful votes
La Belle is set up as an adult environment with steep stairs and with a number of small objects on display in The New Orleans Odditarium in our lobby. For this reason, we don't accept guests who are younger than 13. All of our suites have only one bed that sleeps two, so four in a suite wouldn't fit, regardless of age, and most people who travel with children don't usually want to put them in a suite of their own. If you look up the professional innkeepers of New Orleans website, it lists family-friendly small inns in our city.
vickiematthews asked a question Jan 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Are there televisions?
Answer from Carrie Anne
Wake Village, Texas2 contributions3 helpful votes
We never even turned ours on. Too much to do and see in the incredible city of New Orleans :)
ronaldrjanssen asked a question Nov 2015
Lindenhurst, New York12 contributions7 helpful votes
Can I bring my elderly declawed neutered female cat?
Answer from Matthew K
New Orleans10 contributions9 helpful votes
I am not sure which bed and breakfast inns in New Orleans accept animals as guests, but we are not one of them.
CWRG wrote a tip Apr 2024
Warwickshire, United Kingdom128 contributions89 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are steep stairs - so please be careful"
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NativeCalGal wrote a tip Apr 2023
Santa Cruz, California145 contributions520 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"While it's great to have your own things planned, please take their advice and go off the beaten path!"
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s51r wrote a tip Mar 2022
Seattle, Washington13 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the suites are special, and the descriptions provided online by Matthew are honest and accurate."
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Virginia B wrote a tip Jan 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Public transportation and walking worked well with guidance from our hosts."
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DLynn wrote a tip Oct 2021
Wright, Wyoming8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t make day to day plans. Let Matthew and Melanie help you plan your days activities. Use public transportation!"
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LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansMid-City District / Tremé
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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La Belle Esplanade - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about La Belle Esplanade
Which popular attractions are close to La Belle Esplanade?
Nearby attractions include Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour (0.06 miles), Le Musee de f.p.c. (0.1 miles), and Museum of the Free People of Color (0.09 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 Pagoda Cafe, The Half Shell On The Bayou, and Coco Hut.
Are there any historical sites close to La Belle Esplanade?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hermann-Grima House (1.2 miles), Longue Vue House and Gardens (2.9 miles), and Historic BK House & Gardens (1.2 miles).
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