Five Continents Bed and Breakfast

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


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

outstanding place!

5 on August 16, 2015

Loved the atmosphere and the owners. Terrific place to stay.

Awesome B&B

5 on July 12, 2015

The Five Continents B &B in New Orleans exceeded our expectations. Accommodation in the Egyption rom was clean comfortable and first class. Location was also easy access to all that New Orleans had to offer. We cant say enough of the awesome hospitality offered by the Innkeeper Susie. Her breakfast was amazing. The variety awesome. One must try this place to appreciate it. In our travels throughout the US this was our favourite. Thank you Susie for all the wonderful memories. Thank you also for your insight and recommendations of places to visit in New Orleans. Wish our stay was longer. We hope to visit again soon.


5 on May 17, 2015

We had a perfect stay in New Orleans at Five Continents. Breakfasts were delicious, and the cottage was very, very nice. Peter was very helpful and welcoming.

Perfect for JazzFest

4.6 on May 01, 2015

It's a relatively short walk to JazzFest and also to Frenchmans and the Quarter so it was perfect for us. The rooms and common rooms are well appointed-we stayed in the converted carriage house at the back. I spent many an hour sitting and reading out on the covered porch. Pieter and Walter are gracious hosts and the breakfasts are simply outstanding. Make a point to try the french toast! Highly recommended.

Weekend at 5 Continents

4.8 on April 23, 2015

My partner and I spent two nights in the Middle Eastern room. The space was beautiful, clean, and relaxing. What will really stand out in our memory is the breakfast. Peter is a trained chef, and in the morning, offers guests a menu of gourmet breakfasts to choose from, which he then cooks fresh. It was literally the best breakfast I've ever had in my life.

Nice, convenient to French Quarters

4.4 on April 19, 2015

Location was great. The bus stop was right on the corner. Was a little surprised that the owners did not stay there, so overnight it was only guests in building. Staff was very friendly.

Great stay and lovely hosts!

5 on April 16, 2015

The hosts of the B&B make this stay worth every penny! Breakfast was something to look forward to every morning and they were great in accommodating to us being vegetarian. Loved the style of our 'North American cottage' and the decor of the main house was amazing! Location was good, 10/15 min walk from French Quarter and we were given lots of tips on what to do locally. Would definitely come again!

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.

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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

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.