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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are "seasoned" visitors of New Orleans with 20+ years of awesome experiences in this fantastic city. This year was no different and somewhat more authentic due to our decision to stay at La Belle Esplanade. This inn and its owners, Matt and Melanie, are great hosts that are unique and quirky in the best way just like New Orleans!...

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

Thank you very much. I'm going to be uncharacteristically brief in this response because you've just said everything I like to say about staying at La Belle Esplanade. It was very nice to have all of you on Esplanade Avenue, and Melanie and I do hope you'll be back. Visit New Orleans like you belong here! Cheers, -M&M.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a magical week in New Orleans and our stay here was the centerpiece. We loved the location on Esplanade, in part because it was just far enough away from the bustle of the French Quarter, but also because it put us closer to so many of the other (even better) things this city has to offer. That's where...

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

Our 450th review. I can't think of anyone I'd rather have write it. I've been thinking about what you told us the last day you were here, after seven nights in New Orleans: "The longer we stayed, the more we realized how much we were still missing." Yeah, New Orleans is like that. Peel it like an onion. People who...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Houses aren't homes, and certainly this sentiment - that places are made by people holds true in spades for La Belle Esplanade. From the odditorium (a rather excellent museum of notable New Orleans relics) to the beautiful rooms filled with things that make you take note - you will love this place, and your surroundings will be a permanent part...

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

The Odditarium is an excellent museum in our lobby, if I do say so myself. It has it's own website that I update occasionally with the research our staff is conducting. It's open to the public but it's really for our guests to enjoy, which most seem to. Thank you for staying with us. you've hit the nail on the...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were three ladies in New Orleans for a weekend of sight seeing and awesome food. La Belle Esplanade was the perfect location for us. Within easy walking distance to the French Quarter, and directly on the bus line for an easy commute to the Garden District, it is also very close to some really nice neighborhood restaurants. Matthew and...

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

The three of you have been to New Orleans before. Thank you for choosing to make our address your headquarters for this New Orleans adventure. What an enjoyable adventure it was. Tourists do visit our neighborhood, usually on big buses that stop in front of our inn en route from the French Quarter to City Park. Esplanade Avenue, though beautiful...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is lovely, the hosts are engaging, and if your idea of a great vacation is exploring the nooks and crannies of a city, it's places and people, than La Belle Esplanade will deliver...this Inn is a dream come true for travelers who crave character. We loved our little patio with the walk through window and found the Inn's...

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

Thank you. There is a New Orleans that people expect to find after they've read the guide books and their friends have given them all the recommendations of what they did in the French Quarter while the friends were here. Then, there is another New Orleans hidden out in the open. All you have to do is cross Rampart Street...

Bridgeport, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us stayed at La Belle for 4 nights during the French Quarter Music Festival. The owners Matt and Melanie were very accommodating and served a lovely breakfast each day. The boutique hotel is uniquely decorated and is both eclectic and comfortable. Each room is unique and is very clean and well stocked with generous amenities. We love...

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

You were just here yesterday, so I can still hear your voice as I read this review. It's as charming in my head as it was when you were here. Thanks for writing. We appreciate it. We also appreciate that you chose to stay with us instead of the many, many other options New Orleans has to offer for lodgings....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matthew and Melanie's knowledge about New Orleans proved invaluable. Their welcoming, warm nature was just what we needed following the nightmare of lost luggage! We stayed at La Belle Esplanade for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The two things you look for in a B and B (the bed and the breakfast) were excellent.( I have learned...

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

We hope you've arrived back in the UK without further incidents. You lost more than luggage during this trip---I'm still waiting for the Taxi Cab Bureau to call me about your phone---and then you had to spend a couple of days in quaint San Antonio after embedding yourselves in lively and richly-textured New Orleans! I've been thinking about this a...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in La France after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and absolutely loved it! Matthew and Melanie were prefect hosts as we picked their brain on where to eat/what to see each day. They were a wealth of information and allowed us to experience New Orleans in a less touristy way. Great neighborhood, with a cluster of restaurants a...

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

You know what I've taken to saying about visiting New Orleans? I say: "Bourbon Street is for beginners but Esplanade Avenue, well, Esplanade Avenue is for winners." We love our part of New Orleans and we love to share it with our guests. Thanks for choosing to stay with us. You two were here in January---where does the time go?...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you are greeted by Melanie and Matthew you know that you will have the New Orleans experience of a lifetime. Their attention to detail from the tips on where to go, how to get there, fantastic restaurants to the lovely and interesting local treats for breakfast. The breakfast conversation is always lively and interesting . The rooms...

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

Good times, good food, good conversation---that's part of what the good life is all about. That's what New Orleans is all about. Thanks for being a part of New Orleans for the four nights you were here. We enjoyed it as much as you did. Your mastery of the public transportation system was very impressive. I always like it when...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New Orleans is all about history, culture and food . La Belle is staying in a historic New Orleans house, having the best gourmet breakfast of your life, hosted by your own historian. This was our 40th anniversary trip and it couldn't have been better!

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

Yeah, you summed that up nicely and succinctly. Thanks. New Orleans is going to celebrate 300 years in 2018. In the meantime, the city is busy building up as much more new history as it can until the big birthday. We live in a fascinating city full of details and there is always something good going on here. Nobody who...

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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 Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
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 70119-2606
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Price Range: $196 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Upper floor rooms facing the street have nice balconies.”
356silasl, 1 week ago | Read review
“Review the La Belle Esplanade website and check out their various suites-- selecting the one that seems most like you!”
bourdesa, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Quaint, interesting B&B with lots of New Orleans flavor. Any room will please. Our was facing the street, second floor. Nice balcony.”
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SC5100, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Back of the house rooms likely would be quieter”
MXErin, Mar 22, 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the room with fishes and paper lanterns.”
TLLowry, Mar 16, 2017 | Read review
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