Ashton's Bed and Breakfast

2023 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Just nine blocks from the world-famous French Quarter, this stunning Greek Revival 1860's mansion is located on historic Esplanade Avenue. The home has been lovingly restored with attention to historic preservation, while providing modern conveniences for guests.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Amazing stay in New Orleans!

5 on January 06, 2016

Loved our first visit to New Orleans due in great part to the hospitality and beautiful accommodations at Ashton's B&B. Patrick and Karma were the ultimate hosts - amazing breakfasts and terrific dining, sight-seeing, music suggestions. So grateful to them for making it a very special week for us!

A Wonderful Getaway in New Orleans

5 on July 03, 2015

My wife and I spent our 25th Wedding Anniversary in New Orleans for the week and decided to stay in a B&B instead of a hotel for a more personal romantic experience. After extensive research on the internet and also talking with a co-worker who had stayed there in the past, we chose Ashton's B&B. This was an overall EXCELLENT decision that we made. In looking back, I also honestly feel that the best meal I had each day was the breakfast served there, it was A M A Z I N G!!! All this being said, I'm not not a big breakfast eater at all but everyone of the 4 breakfasts that I had there was wonderful. Patrick and Karma are VERY gracious hosts and very helpful as well. Patrick directed us towards some great restaurants that served great local and regional food. I would and definitely will recommend Ashton's B&B who would be traveling to New Orleans. The location is on Esplanade right off of I-10 so it is pretty well located as far as not being to far way from many things to go, see and do. After taking a stroll in the French Quarter, I am SO GLAD I did not stay down there. Very noisy and busy. Ashton's is away from all of the hustle and bustle of the Quarter, which I very much liked. They are right down the street from the city park so a visit to Morning Call is a must if you enjoy good Coffee and Beignets. 5 out of 5 in my book. If you stay here, I can promise you WON'T regret it.

I wish ......

5 on June 11, 2015

I wish I were not making this review. The reason is that I am afraid it will cause so many persons wanting to stay at Ashton's B&B that I won't be able to get a room. We frequent many B&B's during our travels, and this one was at the top of the list or very close. It was everything one could anticipate in a relaxing, friendly, atmosphere making our stay most enjoyable. A wonderful place to stay.

ashtons b & b

5 on May 16, 2015

we have travelled around the world and stayed in some great places but this is one of the best.a very historic but modern b&b with fantastic hosts and great locations.cannot recommend astons enough!

Beautiful B&B

4.6 on April 26, 2015

Lovely, charming and a great get away for me and my husband. The food, tea,and coffee was delicious. I would highly recommend this place for anyone.

B and B's of Louisiana

3.8 on February 28, 2015

Richard and Andrew

Wonderful experience!

4.6 on February 09, 2015

We had an excellent stay at Ashton's Bed and Breakfast. Patrick and his staff were all so friendly and helpful in making our stay in New Orleans more memorable, with great recommendations for restaurants, local exhibits, and popular attractions to visit during our time with them. Their daily breakfast was homemade, delicious, and very filling - we never left the table hungry! Our room was clean and well-kept, along with the rest of the house.

Truly a hidden gem of New Orleans B&B's

5 on December 16, 2014

One of the best B&B experiences we have ever had. The building itself is impeccably decorated yet all of the rooms have the best of modern conveniences. But it is the service that makes this place stand out. When the owners ran into a situation where all of their visitors had issues hailing cabs, the Ashton's graciously volunteered to transport us all in all their private vehicles. It's that spirit of going "above & beyond" that has us anticipating our next visit.

A great B&B in a great place to visit!

4.0 on November 19, 2014

A great place to stay that starts you off with an amazing breakfast each morning.

Wonderful Southern Charm

5 on September 10, 2014

Our weekend stay for our first anniversary was amazing. We loved the southern charm and the bananas foster waffles one morning were amazing. Ashton's is within walking distance to many tourist attractions, city park, the French quarter, etc. Karma and Patrick make you feel right at home! We'll definitely be back!

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Rooms & Rates

Jackson Square

Located in the front of the house, this stylish, sunny room features large floor-to-ceiling windows once used to access the veranda. A king-size “rice” bed commands attention with its carved representations of rice plants on each of its four posters. Room amenities include a sitting area, writing desk and decorative items from the French Quarter — collected by the innkeepers. A six-foot antique claw-foot tub (with hand-held shower) and toilet are tucked behind a curtained-off corner of the room — reminiscent of the 1860’s. Maximum occupancy: 2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $269

Garden District

Painted a pretty pale blue, this soothing room features a carved, queen-size, four-poster bed and small writing desk. Two comfy chairs flank the antique mirrored bureau. The cozy bath offers a full-sized, tub-shower combo. Maximum occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $269

Mardi Gras

This large room is garden green with a king-size bed and a twin-size sofa bed. Gracious French doors lead to a recently renovated bathroom. Bright and spacious, this charming powder room once was the carriage entrance to the home. The new, walk-in shower features both stationary “rain” and hand-held showerheads. A writing desk and sitting area complete the room’s amenities. Handicapped accessible. Maximum occupancy: 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Jazz Festival

Once half of the double parlor, this striking room offers a spectacular reproduction of a king-size Mallard Half-Tester bed. The newly renovated private bathroom features a wrought-iron vanity and mirror and a wonderful, custom-tiled shower. The innkeepers have coined the term “stand-up Jacuzzi” in honor of its two adjustable, massage-style showerheads and six body jets. This popular room also features an antique vanity dresser, armoire, writing desk, sofa bed, and wingback chairs. Maximum occupancy: 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Cajun Kitchen

An original masonry cooking hearth still dominates this delightful room, which once served as the 19th century kitchen. Features include a wrought-iron queen bed, sitting area, bureau, writing desk, and a private bath with BainUltra ThermoMasseur tub/shower combination. This is the only guest room on the ground floor of the service wing; it opens directly onto the patio. Maximum occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $269

French Quarter

A charming second-floor room, French Quarter overlooks the patio and the ancient oak in our backyard garden. Features include a wrought-iron queen bed, sitting area, bureau, writing desk, and a private bath with BainUltra ThermoMasseur tub/shower combination. Maximum occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $269

Bourbon Street

Offering slightly more space than the Cajun Kitchen and French Quarter rooms, Bourbon Street features a lovely claw-foot whirlpool tub (big enough for two!) and a large custom-made vanity in the private bath. Located on the second floor, this room’s amenities include a queen-size shaker-style bed, a writing desk, and an antique armoire. Maximum occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

Creole Queen

A favorite of couples looking for a romantic getaway, Creole Queen is painted a dreamy red, sits secluded at the end of the second floor of the service wing, and features a marvelously luxurious bath. In fact, the bathroom is just as large as the bedroom area and offers a custom-tiled vanity, a spacious walk-in shower, and a separate corner two-person BainUltra ThermoMasseur tub. The bedroom features a beautiful queen-size sleigh bed, a small writing desk, and a built-in armoire. Maximum occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $319

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Location Type

6 Blocks to Jazz Fest, 9 Blocks to French Quarter, Esplanade Ridge, City


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Located on historic Esplanade Avenue, just blocks from the Vieux Carre or French Quarter.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Plantations, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library , Smoking Patio & Veranda, Off-Street Parking (Free), Complimentary Beverages & Snacks, In-Room Voice Mail, Independant Climate Control

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed ONLY on the patio and front veranda.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 16 must not be left unattended.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay on weekends. Longer minimums may apply on special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First Night or 25%, whichever is greater. Special events and groups reserving 50%.
  • Cancellations: Deposit (1st night or 25%) will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, if cancellation is received at least 14 days before day of your scheduled arrival. Special Event (Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, New Years, etc) deposits are non refundable.



Karma and Patrick Ashton

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Any special diet, with advance notice.