1880s manor with garden and balconies. Full of antiques and curios. Quiet locale on a beautiful street. Breakfast from local farmers markets, bakeries, and restaurants. Every room is a different cheerful color. Bicycles available. One of NOLA's most beautiful streets. Across from Gayarre Place. Free wifi, free bicycles, laundry facilities on site. Located in Treme. Walk to the French Quarter. Streetcar line at the end of the Avenue. Shady oaks. Close to nationally and locally famous restaurants. The perfect HQ for a New Orleans adventure. Complimentary bicycles available. When making a reservation, please provide an email address.
Colorful two room suite with private bath. Full-sized antique canopy bed, antique sewing table, antique wardrobe. Very private balcony overlooks back garden. Bath equipped with antique claw foot tub.
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Spacious second-story, two room suite with private balcony overlooking Esplanade Ave through the oak trees that line the street. A mix of contemporary and antique furnishings. Queen bed. Private bath. Note: this suite no longer has an extra bed and can only accommodate two people in one queen sized bed.
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Decorated to reflect love of France. Antique, ornately carved full-sized bed, wardrobe, and mirrored dresser. Fainting couch. Balcony overlooks the back gardens.
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This first floor, two room suite features a queen sized, Egyptian-style bed, and a carved antique wardrobe among its antique furnishings. Private bath with antique claw foot tub. Front porch faces Gayarre Park across the street. The bed is draped with flowers and orginal floral paintings hang in the sitting room. Bedroom sitting room, and private bath with antique claw foot tub.
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A spacious, second-floor, two-room suite. Antique full bed in the bedroom. Separate sitting room with antique couch and a writing desk. Private balcony overlooks Esplanade Avenue. Private bath with antique claw foot tub. Original artwork, statues of saints, and tribute to New Orleans football team..
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5 on April 14, 2014
Hosts Matthew and Melanie made our stay at La Belle Esplanade one of the most enjoyable that I've had at a B&B. Their assistance with places to see and things to do in New Orleans as well as sitting with us each morning during breakfast just to chat and hear about our experiences made us feel like "family." La Belle Esplanade is beautifully decorated, with interesting and intriguing pieces throughout the entire house. The beds were comfortable and the suites were all spacious and charming. The breakfasts were delicious, consisting of local foods such as crab cakes, sausage, and pastries as well as fruits, cheeses, and breads. I will definitely stay there again.
Our favorite part of what we do is talk at breakfast. We get to share what we know about the city, and we get to see it through fresh eyes by learning your adventures. Thanks for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again. -M&M
5 on March 26, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the belle esplanade. During a trip to celebrate my 30th we toured quite a lot of the states and we can both honestly say this was our favourite accommodation. Matthew and Melanie were gracious and informative hosts throughout giving us valuable local knowledge during our six nights stay over Mardi gras. Breakfast was served in a welcoming dining area and each day guests and hosts swapped stories from the day before informing everyone of hidden gems to seek out. Every morning a local delicacy was also served, each one with a story on who produced the food, favourites included the maple and bacon donuts and the crawfish pie. We stayed in the Clio suite which had a very big sitting room and a bedroom with a balcony looking out onto Esplanade Avenue. The rooms felt authentically New Orleans and were extremely comfortable. The house is walking distance from Frenchman street and is in a very friendly neighbourhood. We would both highly recommend staying at this bed and breakfast as it surpassed our hopes and expectations. Don’t be tempted by a generic hotel, choose La Belle Esplanade and you will meet with two of the nicest hosts that you could hope for. 5 STARS
Clio is a nice suite (not that any of them aren't nice) and we're glad you enjoyed the new leather furniture we put in the sitting room. You had some really great Mardi Gras adventures-- the kind we hope will provide a lifetime of good memories. If you are ever in the States again, consider coming back to New Orleans. There is still plenty to do. With a handshake, -M&M
5 on March 25, 2014
This place was awesome for the price. We got an opportunity to experience the history of New Orleans first hand in this mansion built in 1883. The colors and furnishings were beautiful and the view of Esplanade Avenue was perfect from the porch. Matthew and Melanie made us feel right at home and made sure we had everything we needed to start enjoying the city. The only issues we had were with catching a taxi back to our room the first night. It was only a mile from the French quarter, but after walking all day, we were spent. We drove around the rest of the weekend.
You did walk a lot exploring your father's old haunts. We hope he comes with you next time to see how much has changed (and how much hasn't). At least you can give him a full report. And you can take him to Gene's Po' Boys. Until then, with a handshake, -M&M.
5 on March 08, 2014
For me, a sixty year old woman traveling alone, safety is almost as big an issue as comfort. At this lovely and tasteful b and b, I got both. Although I experienced great privacy and respect, I also felt cared for and as if I had friends in the city. The longer I stayed, the more I came to love my accommodations and appreciate my hosts. Melanie and Matthew are interesting and interested. It was fun recounting the events of the day before at breakfast, and meeting the other guests. My suite was amazing and the long hot baths after a day of walking were incredible. There were so many nice details. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone wanting an authentic peek into a wonderful city.
Glad you could reconnect with the city and feel it's magic again. You went about your Mardi Gras adventures the right way, seeing things that most people aren't privy to. Nice work. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. It was nice to meet your son, too! Stay with us next time you visit. After that, maybe one day we'll be neighbors! Cheers, -M&M
4.8 on March 05, 2014
We enjoyed a blissful 3 days and nights at the beautiful LaBelle Esplanade. The suite allowed us each a quiet separate sleeping space and the bathroom and refrigerator and porch were nicely shared.
We're glad you had enough room after the redecorating. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and chat in the mornings. If either of you come back to The City That Care Forgot, you know where you have two friends. -M&M
Walking distance to French Quarter, City, Downtown
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles
Take I-10 to Esplanade Avenue Exit, turn left right after exit. Approximately seven blocks. The bright orange house with blue shutters on the left side of the street where Bayou Road crosses Esplanade after N. Miro Street (second light).
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Canal Street Car Line, Back Street Cultural Center, Faubourg Marigny, Faubourg Treme, French Quarter, City Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycles, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Copier, Desk, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Coffee maker, Secure parking, Free bicycles, Local foods, Garden, Convenient location
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycles, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Matthew King and Melanie Schmitt
Two transplants to NOLA who are happy to share their experiences in a city like no other.
We visit farmers markets every week to get local jellies, jams and pickles from neighboring St. Bernard Parish. We visit local bakeries every day to get a fresh loaf of po' boy bread and pastries. We contract with local restaurants to serve their crawfish pies, alligator balls, muffalettas, empanadas, and red beans. A hearty NOLA breakfast every day. Take the leftover bread to feed the ducks in City Park.