We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2606
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (339)
Dining (19)
Room & Suite (16)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Read more
Updated 10/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from La Belle Esplanade
Updated 10/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#2 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
4.9
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English
728Reviews8Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 714
  • 13
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Mavis44 wrote a review Jun 2022
tampa, fl9 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I spent five nights in New Orleans and had a truly magical vacation. La Belle Esplanade is a beautiful, fun, and vibrant home with unique accommodations and fabulous breakfasts that sustained us throughout the days. Our room (Les Fleurs) was very spacious and clean, with a super comfy bed and fun decor. Matthew and Melanie, a truly dynamic duo, were wonderful hosts and were instrumental in the wonderful time we experienced. Their passion for New Orleans is extremely contagious. Their daily recommendations were spot on for areas to visit, restaurants, and activities. We learned very early there is so much more to the city than Bourbon Street and really spent no more than 30 minutes there during our stay. However, if this is your thing, you are close to all the action but far enough away to get a quiet recharge. Since this was our first visit, we felt as though we had a nice blend of some typical tourist attractions, as well as places we never would have known existed. We loved how New Orleans had its big city feel but also felt like a small town, as we spotted many people bumping into others they knew at various restaurants and coffee houses. We loved the beautiful historic Treme area where La Belle stands tall. Very safe area and walkable. Highly recommend staying as long as you can. It feels like we did so much, but I know we barely scratched the surface. There’s something to do and see at every turn. We look forward to returning.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded 1 week ago
Come during December. Come during Mardi Gras, or, any time around Mardi Gras day. Come anytime, winter, spring, summer or fall. You know you have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. You made your headquarters here. Nobody ever says their visit to New Orleans is too long. The longer you are here, the more you will discover to explore. It was our pleasure, really, to talk every day about what it is like to live in this wonderful city we call home. You went to places that most people from out-of-town rarely see. New Orleans is full of surprises. You never what you will find when you turn a corner. We inhabit a city like nowhere else. You went to our website, you read all the archives in our blog, and you watched our YouTube videos. You knew what you were getting into. Our part of New Orleans is magical. Good memories are made on our street every day. I know. I live here. Melanie, who is the better half of this operation, and I are looking forward to seeing both of you again---sooner rather than later. In the meantime, be well. -M&M.
Read more
lola s wrote a review May 2022
West Hollywood, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
I wasn’t sure about staying at Lebelle at first. I am more of a Hilton kind of person. I was so wrong. I loved the charm, hospitality and kindness of the hosts. I am not a morning person but I made sure to get up in time to have breakfast with the host and the other guests. The hosts served us food from various local shops. He would give us a little info about the food and it’s origin. It was always delicious! It really does feel like staying with a good friend. I’m glad I came and would like to return, if Matt will have me :-) Go here to stay if you are thinking of heading to Nola. It’s so worth it!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded 4 weeks ago
Visit New Orleans like you live here. You wandered the neighborhood in the morning, and, it is fascinating, isn't it? You never know what you will find when you turn a corner. We are both looking forward to seeing you for the Tennessee Williams Festival. Happiness loves company. Don't be a stranger. -M&M.
Read more
Philip H wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
Highly recommended. If you’re thinking about booking La Belle Esplanade just do it! You won’t be disappointed. Located North of the French Quarter so quiet, there some nice local restaurants and a couple of neighbourhood bars worth visiting where there isn’t many tourists. The room are very spacious, well equipped, full of quirky furniture and decor. Matt and Mel were lovely, as well as providing a nice breakfast and fresh coffee each morning they offered lots of advice to help make the most of our stay. If we return to New Orleans one day, this is where we’ll be staying.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded May 16, 2022
If you return? When you return to New Orleans some day, you know where to find us. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. Close to the main tourist must-sees but far enough away to be in New Orleans proper. Welcome to our world. It was nice to be able to share our neighborhood with you, and everything else this wonderful city we call home has to offer. Don't you two be strangers. With a handshake, -M&M.
Read more
Lisette B wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
We couldn't have chosen better for our first trip to New Orleans. Matthew and Melanie are truly excellent hosts. Their knowledge of the area is huge and their love of NOLA is infectious. We consider this place and these people to be one of the best holidays we've ever had. The accommodation is just lovely, so many quirky things that make each suite personalised and fun. We had the Clio Suite which was beautiful and comfortable. The breakfasts were different every day, with curated goodies and their background provided with a dose of good company and good advice. The French Quarter was lovely, especially once you moved away from Bourbon St! But Treme district has so much to offer as well. We walked for miles every day and so enjoyed the neighborhoods we visited. Do yourself a favor and go to La Belle Esplanade and get to know NOLA the way we did. You will not regret it!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Apr 28, 2022
In a New Orleans state of mind, even the angels want to spend a few nights on Esplanade Avenue. No one ever says their visit is too long---it is always too short. The more you are in New Orleans, the more you will discover to explore. Our job is to be goodwill ambassadors for this wonderful city we call home. Explore New Orleans off the typical tourist radar. It will be nice to have you back. We did talk about December, didn't we? Either way, don't be strangers. You have two friends at La Belle Esplanade. Cheers, -M&M.
Read more
Bshinn1 wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
Our recent family vacation to New Orleans exceeded our expectations, mainly due to our wonderful accommodations and hosts at La Belle Esplanade. The breakfasts brought in from delicious eateries from around the city were delicious and thoughtful. We cherished the morning conversations with our hosts where they shared tips and tricks to help make our days exploring more enjoyable. We highly recommend and will be back.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 29, 2022
Good conversation is the best way to start the day. We love everything about this wonderful city we call home and we are always happy to talk about it over breakfast. Every day in New Orleans is a pleasant adventure full of new things to explore. Most people don't visit LongVue Mansion but you did. I respect that. It is super-interesting and very beautiful in season. We live in a city that has many, many facets. You know there is more. Don't be strangers. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. -M&M.
Read more
christinaelizabeth12 wrote a review Mar 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7 contributions8 helpful votes
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!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
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.
Read more
s51r wrote a review Mar 2022
Seattle, Washington10 contributions14 helpful votes
Returning to La Belle Esplanade during our second visit to New Orleans was a joy. For this visit, we chose one of the suites in the rear of the hotel - it was quiet with colorful walls and luxuriously whimsical touches. The breakfasts were again top-notch with selections from around New Orleans. And the best parts of our stay were daily conversations with Melanie and Matthew. Offering their expert suggestions each morning, Matthew and Melanie helped us learn more about the spectacular city they call home. To leave New Orleans with better appreciation of this unique American city, stay with your new friends Matthew and Melanie at La Belle Esplanade. It will be an experience to remember.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: All the suites are special, and the descriptions provided online by Matthew are honest and accurate.
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 21, 2022
We live in a kaleidoscope of a city. You learned that the first time and drove it home the second time. New Orleans loves you. You know you have a home here when it is time to come back for more. There is always more. The Indians are rolling through our neighborhood this upcoming Sunday. Wish you were here. There is always next year. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. -M&M.
Read more
Jonny wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
This is a full service experience. The owners make you feel right at home, and offer incredible insight into the history and culture of the city. They had incredible recommendations that we utilized throughout our trip. The building is filled with old charm, and had gorgeous rooms with a rustic, comforting feel. The next time someone I know is traveling to New Orleans (and they don't just want to party the whole time,) I will absolutely recommend La Belle as the perfect place to stay.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 8, 2022
Welcome to our world. It is nice in this part of New Orleans, isn't it? Close enough to the tourist action and what you want to see but in a world of its own, in the authentic city, with plenty of things you didn't know existed. We live in a magical city. Anyone who is bored in New Orleans has a hole in their head. Make yourself at home. When you are ready, come back for more. There is always something going on in New Orleans. You know where to find us. We'll be here. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. Don't be a stranger. Cheers! -M&M.
Read more
Christinelfree wrote a review Mar 2022
Herriman, Utah1 contribution
My boyfriend and I took our first visit to New Orleans and I loved this city more than I thought I would. La Belle Esplanade was a fabulous place to stay. Matthew and Melanie were awesome hosts and have the best recommendations for places to go and food to try. Close enough to walk to bourbon street, but far enough away to get a real feel of the city. I can’t wait to go back someday.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 8, 2022
Welcome to our world. It was so nice to have you here. Nobody ever says their visit is too long. It is always too short. The longer you invest your time in New Orleans, the more you will discover to explore here. No time is wasted. Every day is a pleasant adventure. I know. I live here. Thank you for making La Belle Esplanade your New Orleans headquarters while you were here. Come back anytime. I like the French Quarter and all the tourist must-dos, but I like the rest of New Orleans, too. I like the parts of New Orleans that make it home. Home is where the heart is. Where we live, that is where the best flavor is. You know. When you are ready to come back, Melanie and I will be here. Two New Orleans goodwill ambassadors happy to share what it is like to live in this wonderfully magical city like nowhere else on this earth. You have two friends on Esplanade Avenue. Cheers! -M&M.
Read more
Melissa Gillis wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
+1
La Belle Esplande delivered everything which was promised! Matthew, the owner of this amazing establishment, provided us with a unique, charming first time New Orleans experience. If you’re looking for a genuine bed and breakfast, then look no farther! I hope to be able to return someday for more delicious, local breakfasts and more conversations with Matthew.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Response from Matthew King, Owner at La Belle Esplanade
Responded Mar 6, 2022
This is authentic New Orleans. Welcome to our world. You came during a nice time of year----Mardi Gras season---but every time of year has its own pleasures in this wonderful city we call home. There is no place else like it. When you are ready to explore some more, you know where to find us. We will be here to share what we know. Home is where the heart is and we look forward to being your New Orleans headquarters for many years to come. Every day is an adventure. Don't be a stranger, -M&M.
Read more
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
$223 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaNew OrleansMid-City District / Tremé
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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 Treme's Petit Jazz Museum (0.6 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 Willie Mae's Scotch House, Lil Dizzy's Cafe, and Liuzza's by the Track.
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).