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“A new B&B well worth a try” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Belle Esplanade
Ranked #2 of 138 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A new B&B well worth a try”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

This delightful B&B has only been open for business for a few short months, but rest assured, it is a great place to stay. We stumbled on it checking through New Orleans accommodation websites, it met all of our needs so we booked and were not disappointed.

Matthew and Melanie are charming hosts, proividing valuable driving instructions for our trip from Florida, and lots of excellent tips for things to do in and around New Orleans. The property is nicely situated on Esplanade Avenue, one of the grand old streets of New Orleans and only walking distance to the French Quarter. In the opposite direction it is walking distance to City Park, the Art Museum and the Sculpture Garden which is a nice place to spend some time on a warm NOLA day.

There is always parking available out front but secure off-street parking is also available at the rear. The rooms are all different, interesting and furnished with antiques, which you can check out via their excellent website, and the breakfasts were all great with different pastries and delicacies purchased fresh daily from nearby establishments.

There are also several casual dining opportunities nearby and all were busy which is a good sign. At Matthew and Melanie's recommendation we celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at the Palm Court Jazz Bar and Restaurant and had a memorable evening.

In summary, a deightful place which we have no hesitation in recommending.

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Property: La Belle Esplanade
Address: 2216 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2606
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Belle Esplanade 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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