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Five Continents Bed and Breakfast

1731 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)
85 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: $350/$210

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: $230/$130

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: $300/$175

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: $300/$175

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: $235/$135

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: $225/$125

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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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.

Private Balcony, Alligator Sausage, And A Dog Named Echo

3.6 on March 26, 2014

I had a wonderful time with my friends at the Five Continents Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in the European Suite and it had a quaint sitting room with a pull-out queen mattress. The most exceptional part of the suite was by far the balcony. It is a lovely space. The owners cook and service a tasty breakfast each morning - I had alligator sausage for the first time! All in all, it was an inspired stay.

The best B&B in town

5 on February 28, 2014

I stayed in the Asian Suite, which was fantastic. These rooms really are suites with plenty of breathing room and privacy. The breakfast was unique and delicious. I couldn't believe the quality of this B&B at such a low price.

Very nice, excellent location

4.2 on February 28, 2014

We stayed for three nights in this lovely bed and breakfast near the French Quarter in New Orleans. The suite was amazing, with luxury period decor and substantial tasty breakfasts each day. The location was excellent, only a 10 minute walk to North Rampart street at the top of the French quarter. Peter was knowledgeable and helpful and the provided secure parking for our rental vehicle was reassuring. We would definitely go back.

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Location Type

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


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 16 miles

Directions to property:

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.

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, Xavier University, Tulane University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Zoo, Bicycles, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 (noon)
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children under 15 are not allowed.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: 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

1 Dog

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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.


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

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