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Five Continents Bed and Breakfast

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

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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.



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

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Perfect get-away in NOLA

4.6 on April 01, 2015

Peter was a superb host - the breakfast was amazing - and Five Continents was the perfect location for celebrating a "group 50th Birthday Party" with 5 life-long friends! The rooms were well appointed, with comfy beds, fluffy towels and robes and the B&B was located close enought to walk to all the action of Bourbon Street et al. I would highly recommend Five Season for your NOLA get-away.

Convenient Gem

4.2 on March 30, 2015

I don't normally look at Bed & Breakfast lodging for my business travel. That isn't their target market and their amenities aren't my priority. In this case, my usual hotels were sold out or priced out of my expense limits and 5 Continents came up in the right neighborhood with a good rate so I took the opportunity. If you like old, eccentric homes with eclectic furnishings you will enjoy this. The breakfast is marvelous, with many selections of cajun / creole influenced cuisine. And the parking is free and gated which is a huge plus in N.O. Just don't bring a huge SUV! It isn't in the "Quarter" but on Esplanade, one of the most beautiful residential boulevards in N.O. If you go left out the front door, you will be in the Quarter in a few blocks. Next time I need to stay in town, I'll be checking 5 Continents' availability.

Great stay at Five Continents

5 on March 23, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay. Convenient location - walked to the French Quarter. Breakfast was great.

Simply the BEST B&B

5 on February 24, 2015

My husband and I were in NOLA for Mardi Gras and decided to stay at the Five Continents B&B. We stayed in the European Suite. It was more than what we expected. The gourmet breakfast each morning was simply delious. We enjoyed our stay and have already reserved the European Suite for a return visit to NOLA.

“Um hotel que é a cara de Nova Orleães”

5 on February 22, 2015

Um hotel aconchegante, com atendimento personalizado muito prestativo e atencioso, com quartos muito bem decorados e confortáveis e um café da manhã maravilhoso, com várias opções. Há vários tipos de quarto, cada qual ambientado conforme um tema (asiático, egípcio, american cottage, etc.). Conheci 2 deles, o egípcio e o asiático, todos sensacionais, apesar de eu ter gostado mais do asiático por conta da varanda. Walter e Peter, os proprietários do hotel, são muito gentis, atenciosos e prestativos e fornecem o melhor atendimento possível. O hotel dispõe de café da manhã incluído no preço da diária e estacionamento próprio. Recomendo muitíssimo. Atenção: não é um hotel ideal para deficientes físicos e cadeirantes, pois você tem de subir escadas para chegar aos quartos. Não é um hotel para jovens barulhentos, é ideal para casais, pessoas tranquilas e famílias. Ney Wagner, Brasil

Great location, great hosts

5 on February 04, 2015

The place was very clean and the hosts were very accomodating. The rooms met all our needs (four couples reserved four rooms). Limited secured parking was available in addition to street parking. They recommended a restaurant about two blocks away that was good home cooking! The B&B is on Esplanade Ave, which runs into The French Quarter. It's about a 10-15 minute walk. I'd stay there again.

Great place to stay!

5 on December 26, 2014

Great experience all around. Peter is an excellent host and very welcoming of both us and our two small dogs. We stayed in the cottage and had a wonderful time exploring New Orleans, the French Quarter being only a mile away. I would recommend this B&B.

Genuine owners equals GREAT service!

5 on December 08, 2014

B & B's all have the same thing... rooms and breakfast. But at the Five Continents, you are treated like royalty. We stayed in the North American Cottage and enjoyed sitting on the front porch as well as having our own private home. The walk down Esplanade to Frenchmen St was about 12 minutes... much needed for the great food we ate. Speaking of great food- the meals served here is five STAR! The owners had a genuine feel when it came to service. AND that is the reason we will be going here again. Thanks

Wonderful New Orleans Location

5 on November 11, 2014

Having read numerous reviews, we were delighted with the warm welcome, and GREAT breakfast to start our busy days in N.O . Peter has a very nice location close to Downtown and the French Quarter, ideal for those that want to walk , and party. We highly recommend 5 Continents, it exceeded our expectations.

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.

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Rooms & Rates

European Suite

The European Suite is our premier accommodation and was once the Masters Quarters of the house. The bright and airy sitting room with access to a private gallery that overlooks the historic Esplanade allows guests a private retreat to unwind after adventuring to one of our city's many historic attractions. It is appointed with a comfortable sleeper sofa that opens to a queen size bed. A pair of easy chairs , coffee table and 18th Century Trumeau mirror complete the rooms furnishings. On the walls are a collection of lithographs of the owner's travels throughout Europe. Both sitting room and the bedroom have 12-foot ceilings and retain original fireplace mantles and ceramic tile hearths. Guests are asked to use the gallery for smoking. There is a small refrigerator in the bedroom closet stocked with complimentary soda's, juice and bottled water.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Asian Suite

The Asian Suite is a tribute to the ancient kingdoms of China, Japan and Korea. The bedroom has a queen size bed covered with layers of decorator cloth, a down comforter during the winter and 400 count cotton bedding as well as an assortment of pillows to pamper you. The suite is painted in relaxing, luxurious, hues of Wedgwood blue. A collection of Oriental Art adorn the walls and Chinese Tensing carpets cover the floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Eurasian Suite

The Eurasian Suite consists of the Egyptian and the Middle East rooms. It offers two adjoining bedrooms with almost 600 square feet of luxurious space. The suite has access to the semi-private outdoor gallery overlooking the courtyard. Guests are asked to use the rear gallery for smoking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

North American Cottage

In contrast to the main house, the cottage celebrates the "New World". It is furnished with classic American Shaker style furnishings and James J. Audubon lithographs adorn the walls. The queen size bed is outfitted with 400 count cotton bedding and is piled high with an assortment of pillows to pamper you. The private porch over looks the garden and beckons you to sit, relax and enjoy the atmosphere after a hard day of sightseeing in the French Quarter. The North American Cottage has Queenbed with roll-in /walk-in shower, mini-bar and microwave.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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

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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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 15 are not allowed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-days on weekends, 4-5 days for Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; 1 day on weekdays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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

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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.



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

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