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Five Continents Bed and Breakfast

1731 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)
93 Reviews
$130 - $350
per night

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1880's Greek Revival Mansion six blocks to the French Quarter on the historic Esplanade Ave. We offer two room suites and a private Cottage, each named for a different continent and decorated with art work from that continent. Our hot gourmet breakfast is a treat for the palate. 450 count 100% cotton sheets, California cotton spa towels and Eco-Friendly Aromatherapy Spa amenities complete the experience. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, secure off street parking and mini-fridges in each room with complimentary sodas, juice and bottled water are included.

Rooms & Rates

European Suite

Our premier room. The bedroom is painted a regal red and has a King size bed with yards and yards of decorator fabric. It is piled high with down and fiber pillows. The sitting room has a queen size sleeper sofa, club chairs, color TV with Cable and an impressive antique French Parlor Mirror. Your private gallery overlooks the historic Esplanade and has chairs to relax after a day of sightseeing. The deluxe bathroom features an antique clawfoot bathtub outfitted with a shower and an antique marble vanity. $25 per additional guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $350

Asian Suite

Blue walls adorned with Chinese art and Teinsein rugs great you as you enter our tribute to the Orient. Your queen size bed is piled high with pillows. The reading nook is at the far end of the suit, where there is also access to the rear gallery of the house overlooking the courtyard. The beautiful bathroom has recently been completely rebuilt and is outfitted with a large walk-in shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $230

Eurasian Suite

A two bedroom suite with access to the rear gallery of the house over looking the courtyard. The Middle East bedroom has a queen size bed and Edward VIII family heirloom furnishings. The African Bedroom has an 1880's Beligum hand carved bedroom suite with a "Plantation size bed". The deluxe bathroom features black, white and 24 carat gold tiles and an antique clawfoot bathtub outfitted with a shower. The Eurasian Suite is perfect for a family or two couples that don't mind sharing a bath. $25 per additional guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175 - $300

North American Cottage

A quiet retreat in our garden, designed with our physically challanged guests in mind or those that just want a private get-a-way. The cottage has a queen size bed piled high with down pillows,color cable TV, mini-bar, microwave, coffee maker, walk-in/roll-in two person multi-head shower and a private porch overlooking the garden and pond.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $300

Egyptian Room

The Egyptian Room is a spacious room with beautifully renovated bathroom. It has a Queen-sized bed. The room is off the main hall on the second floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $235

Middle Eastern Room

The Middle Eastern Room is a bright spacious room with it's own entrance from the rear gallery of the house. Richly appointed with a European Full bed and large bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $225

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

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The best B&B value in New Orleans.

4.4 on October 14, 2014

The host, Peter, was gracious, helpful, and accessible. I've stayed here before and have always been very satisfied. The location makes visiting New Orleans more manageable.

Tremendous place with such nice hosts

5 on August 27, 2014

Stayed in the cottage for two nights. So clean and cozy. The morning breakfast was so delicious. Will definitely be coming back. Such nice hospitality. Thanks guys. :)

Lucky Find

4.6 on July 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Five Continents for several nights while visiting New Orleans for Jazz Fest. It was walking distance to the fair grounds. We stayed in the cottage. The room was very spacious, more like a mini apartment. Peter was wonderfully hospitable and personable and his homemade breakfasts were delicious. A million times better than staying in a hotel.

Five Continents

5 on June 30, 2014

Wonderful stay. The house is very nice and in a good location. I would definately stay here again.

A gem near the quarter!

5 on June 27, 2014

We had a wonderful 3 night stay in the North American Cottage. It was clean, beautifully decorated, and very peaceful. We enjoyed the proximity to the French Quarter and found it easy to get around the city. The breakfast each morning is absolutely amazing and even though we did not get the chance to meet the owners (they were on vacation), we were very well treated by both David and Becky. We will recommend Five Continents B&B to all of our friends and will definitely be back!

Best accomadations ever

5 on June 16, 2014

Our stay here was one of the most memorable. The facilities were exceptionally well cared for. The staff, including Akko their dog were the most friendly and conscientious we have had on any of our trips. We would return here on any occasion for a New Orleans visit. This a high value B & B.

Amazing Weekend Get Away

5 on May 29, 2014

Immediately upon arriving Peter made my husband and I feel welcomed! The inn was beautiful our two room suite was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were amazing and prepared as requested. Peter and Walter made us feel right at home and we all had great conversations during our breakfasts with other guests. The only problem was that we had only 3 days to enjoy the accomodations and the beautiful city of New Orleans. We will be back!! Thank you for everything!

The best in New Orleans!!!!!

5 on May 12, 2014

Es war einfach perfekt. Die Zimmer das Frühstück alles!! Wenn wir wiederkommen nur hierher!

I'll be back.

5 on April 22, 2014

Great location. Great food. What more could you ask for. We will be back!!

A Gem!! We will stay again!

5 on April 21, 2014

We stayed only one night after deciding to start our vacation a day earlier than we originally planned. Our other accommodations were in the French Quarter at another B&B. The Five Continents Bed and Breakfast was beautiful! Compared to our other B&B I would rate the Five Continents much higher. We drove and they allowed us to park our car in their gated drive way FOR FREE! They served a delicious breakfast, which our other bed and breakfast did not! The location is only a short taxi ride from the French Quarter and in my option worth the cheaper nightly rate and the extras they provide.

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Location Type

Six blocks from French Quarter, Walking distance to Jazz Festival, Walking distance to Aquarium of the Americas, Walking distance to French Market, Walking distance to Casino, City, Downtown


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 16 miles

Directions to property:

From the West/Airport: Follow Interstate 10 (I-10) east towards New Orleans central business district. Watch the I-10 signs as you must veer to the right to stay on I-10 about 13 miles from the airport (Xavier University will be on your right). Once in the central business district continue on I-10 east to Slidell. Take the Esplanade Avenue exit (it is the second French Quarter exit). Get into the left lane immediately after leaving the off ramp as you will need to take a left at the first intersection with a light. You are now on Esplanade Avenue. House is on the right in the second block. From the East: Follow Interstate 10 (I-10) west towards New Orleans. Take exit 236c St. Bernard Street exit stay in the right hand lane and turn left off the off ramp. At the very first stop light, turn right on Claiborne. The next stop light is Esplanade. Take a right on Esplanade. House is on the right in the second block.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Dillard University, Churchill Downs New Orleans Race Track, National World War II Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Tulane University, Xavier University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Internet Service, Telephone , Secure High Speed Wireless Internet, Complimentary Sodas, Juice and Bottled Water

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 (noon)
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 15 are not allowed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-days on weekends, 4-5 days for Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; 1 day on weekdays
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights room rate required as a non-refundable deposit at time of reservation. Balance due upon arrival
  • Cancellations: Written notice required 14 days prior to arrival for non-event bookings. Event bookings require written notice 30 days prior to arrival date. Guests who are cancelling will be held accountable for the entire amount unless room can be re-booked at the same rate for the same period.



Peter Neusser

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: Usually 8:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Garden, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs Sardou
Full gourmet breakfast, including Eggs Sardou: Poached eggs served with artichokes, spinach, ham, and hollandaise sauce on toast.


Details Diamond Collection

1731 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $75 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase