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The Laurel Bed and Breakfast

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Sun Room
Dining Room

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Private Room
The Laurel is a one-suite bed and breakfast with private bath and sunroom located in the heart of Mid-City. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Endymion Mardi Gras Parade are both a 10-minute walk away. The French Quarter and Central Business District are just a 10-minute drive away. There is a bus stop and the new street car (trolly) line within walking distance (5 minutes) which runs to both of these destinations. It is in a residential neighborhood and is only a 5-minute walk to City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art. There are 2 ways to enter; through the main front door & private entrance directly into the guest suite. Guests can choose. Our rate is based on double occupancy. There is an additional charge of $30/person per night for more than 2 persons. The hom...The Laurel is a one-suite bed and breakfast with private bath and sunroom located in the heart of Mid-City. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Endymion Mardi Gras Parade are both a 10-minute walk away. The French Quarter and Central Business District are just a 10-minute drive away. There is a bus stop and the new street car (trolly) line within walking distance (5 minutes) which runs to both of these destinations. It is in a residential neighborhood and is only a 5-minute walk to City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art. There are 2 ways to enter; through the main front door & private entrance directly into the guest suite. Guests can choose. Our rate is based on double occupancy. There is an additional charge of $30/person per night for more than 2 persons. The home is a beautiful 2-story stucco structure with a red Spanish tile roof. It is architecturally unique and interesting with its arched doorways and doors. The original structure is intact with very few changes to the original design. There are original wood floors and ceramic tiles which have been beautifully restored. The long center hallway serves as the perfect photo gallery for Eliot's photos. The raised front porch and the front courtyard-style patio is wonderful and a great place to just sit and do nothing. The corner lot offers a beautiful view of the peaceful surroundings of the neighborhood. Guests can enjoy City Park's Museum of Art, botanical gardens and new walking park. Laura and Eliot Kamenitz have owned and resided in their home since May 1995. They are the fifth and current owners of this 1924 raised cottage-style house. They both have professional careers; Laura is an Engineer and Eliot is a staff photographer for the New Orleans Advocate local newspaper. Ranger is the resident cat whose main job is to do nothing when he's not sleeping. There is plenty of on-street parking and there is off-street parking available if needed. We provide a continental breakfast consisting of croissants, muffins, orange juice, coffee/tea. Three cats reside at the Laurel. Ranger, Billy and Koshka (Siberian kitty rescued from Russia!). The Laurel is licensed with the City of New Orleans and has been in operation since 1996. Member PIANO, Professional Innkeepers of New Orleans. Come join us and enjoy the experience of being 'At Home in New Orleans' with Laura and Eliot. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 250616
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
Smoking is allowed on the front porch or in the courtyard only. We do not allow smoking, candles, oil lamps, incense or any other flammable items in the house or on any of the porches. Breakfast is not optional for a lower nighly rate. Three cats reside at the Laurel. They do not enter the guest suite. Guest use of the kitchen is not allowed. Guests are requested to not clean up the breakfast dishes/glasses from the dining table. We are not suitable for children under the age of 10.
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Laura K
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are a traditional owner-occupied bed and breakfast.

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Reviews (10)
Samantha E
Samantha E
Cedar Rapids, IA7 contributions
Nice area, beautiful home.
Love this place! The house is in a quiet area, and they are great hosts! There's a private entrance and close to bus stops and streetcars, a long with some decent food and city park! The decor is beautiful and I absolutely loved the little sun/sitting room. It was a nice retreat after some very busy days exploring NOLA!
Visited October 2023
Written October 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joe'L B
Joe'L B
Champlin, MN28 contributions
Perfect location to enjoy New Orleans
We stayed four nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It’s located within minutes to the trolley. The room was made up nicely with an awesome sun room attached. It was nice to have a private entrance. The porch and patio was an added benefit to enjoy time outside and out of the sun. Will definitely be back!
Visited October 2019
Written October 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amber Tess
Amber Tess
1 contribution
Perfect stay
Laura and Eliot made us feel welcome and directed us to some great places. The room was large and comfortable. Laura was up with us every morning searching for directions to what we could fill our day with. Their home is beautiful and full of amazing photos both local and around the world. Everything from the City Park to the trolley stop is close and convenient. My friend and I are already planning our next trip back!
Visited November 2017
Written November 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RootBeerFloat
RootBeerFloat
Stowe, VT193 contributions
Quiet retreat with beautiful garden
This B&B is located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood, nestled a couple blocks from City Park and the bayou ... you have easy access to both. This B&B is for one set of visitors only: 1-4 people. The guest area is to the back of the house, and you have both a large bedroom and a separate sunroom. The hosts, Laura and Eliot, and very friendly and are helpful with any special requests. Most of the house is shared space, and it is relaxing to sit inside, on the porch, or out in the garden/patio area. There is even a melodic water fountain in the garden which amplifies the zen. This B&B is perfectly situated for both the Jazz Festival and the Voodoo festival
Visited November 2017
Written November 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carolyn R
Carolyn R
1 contribution
Perfect for our weekend in New Orleans
Loved the accommodations! Comfortable bedroom plus sunroom. Loved Laura and Elliot's beautifully decorated house. They are great hosts!
Visited April 2017
Written April 16, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Flyer487088
Flyer487088
Thank you so much for the great review of our Laurel!! It was a pleasure to host you both. We look forward to your next visit with us!
Written April 18, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mscfhall
mscfhall
Houston, TX2 contributions
Great Place to stay
Wonderful place to stay, located close to everything the owners are wonderful and very helpful, I would stay again.
Visited October 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written October 7, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Flyer487088
Flyer487088
Thank you Chantel!! Hope to see you again :)
Written October 9, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ssher17
ssher17
Philadelphia, PA41 contributions
Wonderful Stay!
Spent three nights here in very charming and spacious room on a comfy bed. There is a brightly lit sunroom attached to the bedroom with a small fridge. A great house situated close to city park, and an oasis from the bourbon street madness. Loved the gardens, decor, breakfast, and friendly help from Eliot. He recommended an excellent place for Jazz brunch and was personable and interesting. We will definitely return to The Laurel on our next trip to NOLA.
Visited September 2014
Written January 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Flyer487088
Flyer487088
Thank you for your wonderful review of our Laurel B&B!
Written January 11, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jalaugh
jalaugh
San Francisco, CA17 contributions
Nice quiet location
If you want a nice, quiet place to catch your breath and relax after a busy New Orleans adventure, then this is the place for you. Laura and Eliot are lovely hosts and provided useful information on restaurants and sites not to be missed. Streetcar conveniently located approximately 3 blocks away and takes you most places you want to go. Get the day pass on the streetcar and take all of the lines It was such a pleasure coming home to the sound of the fountain. You really get a sense of tradition in this home that has the most unusual antiques, pictures and photographs that you think you are in a museum. Don't expect a hot breakfast, but what you do have is wonderful coffee, fruit and pastries to greet you every morning. Don't miss Santa Fe Cafe for dinner, just across the bayou.
Visited November 2014 Traveled with friends
Written November 12, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

533juergens
533juergens
3 contributions
Sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt
Wir waren für 4 Nächte zu Gast im "Laurel". Sehr angenehmer Gastgeber, freundliche Nachbarschaft, Möglichkeit zum Besuch verschiedener Restaurants in der Nähe per Fuß möglich. Abends im Garten oder auf der Terrasse sitzen und einfach nur nichts tun - hier möglich. Streetcar- oder Bus-Haltestellen in der Nähe und zu Fuß erreichbar. Auto kann getrost auf der Straße stehen bleiben. Der City-Park mit Botanischem Garten und Skulpturengarten gleich in der Nachbarschaft. Ein großer Friedhof ebenso. Von hier aus alles gut erreichbar - egal, ob mit Auto, öffentlich oder per Fuß. Fazit: eine wunderbare Unterkunft, ruhig und doch zentral. Ist auf jeden Fall einer Unterkunft direkt in New Orleans vorzuziehen! Wir können "The Laurel" nur weiterempfehlen!
Visited June 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written June 8, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Flyer487088
Flyer487088
Thank you!! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Laurel!! Hope to see you again in the future :).
Written October 30, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie -:- Grand Junction, CO
Friendly home in a nice neighborhood in New Orleans near City Pa
We stayed at the Laurel Bed and Breakfast for the Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon in early February. Eliot was a fantastic host - having breakfast ready when we woke up every morning. His hospitality was a+ and he helped us out when we had a taxi not show up before the race - definitely did far more than was required running a B&B.; The location is a couple of blocks from City Park - a huge and well kept park on the north side of the city with 24 hr beignets. The bus and trolley line was also two blocks away. Definitely recommend for travelers wanting a quiet place with easy access to city happenings.
Visited February 2014
Written March 12, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighborhood
The Laurel is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. We are one block from Bayou St. John. There are restaurants within walking distance, City Park, the street car line and a bus to the French Quarter. The French Quarter is approximately 2 miles away, and is a 10-minute drive. There is on-street parking and off-street parking if needed.
Getting around
Street car, Bus 91 to the quarter.
Access
Car not needed

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 11 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Laurel Bed and Breakfast

The Laurel Bed and Breakfast is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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