Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast

4125 Saint Charles Ave , New Orleans, LA 70115 USA (Show map)

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A New Orleans bed and breakfast, the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast was completed in 1891 as a private residence for wealthy merchant Henry Picard and family.Designed by renowned architect, Thomas Sully, the Inn features thirteen foot ceilings, hardwood floors, original fireplaces and period and eclectic furnishings throughout. Visitors will admire the many architectural features found in this unique Queen Anne style mansion on the historic Saint Charles Ave streetcar line in the quaint Uptown neighborhood. Your live-in Innkeepers, Joe and Bebe invite you to enjoy the turn-of-the-century charm of their home at the edge of the Garden District during your stay in one of America's most historic cities. Don't just visit New Orleans,live it!




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

Charming Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on October 16, 2015

Loved staying at the Avenue Inn! Owners Joe and BeBe really go out of their way to make you feel at home and comfortable in their lovely home. We really loved the beautifully restored home and all of the antiques. Our room was quite comfortable. We loved having the large dining room and beautiful veranda to wander and eat breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return the next time we are in New Orleans.

Beautiful and Gracious Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 06, 2015

Our stay at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast was delightful. The inn is beautifully decorated and the owners, Joe and Bebe, are fun, informative and very helpful. The continental breakfast was very well done. The inn's location on Saint Charles Avenue, right on the trolley line, is convenient for getting to where the action is, and the inn itself fits right in with all the other grand homes on this lovely street. We had a wonderful time!

Great B&B

5 on October 02, 2015

Joe was a perfect host. We really enjoyed our stay at Avenue Inn. The house is wonderful, Joe and his wife are very helpful and can also book tours so that you don’t have to look anywhere else. As it was hot during our stay, we appreciated the free water bottles and little snacks.

Gracious Hospitality

5 on October 01, 2015

What a wonderful find. Beautiful historic mansion on St Charles in a great location. We celebrated our birthdays and anniversary here. Joe and Bebe, the owners, could not be more gracious or hospitable. As others noted, you are greeted with warm cookies and we too received a lovely room upgrade in honor of our celebrations. Location is fabulous - a 20-25 minute wonderful streetcar ride away from the noise of the french quarter (stop literally at the door) with cars coming every 10 minutes - getting around was super easy - even at 1 am --- we were thrilled not to have a car. Nice, easy places to walk to as well - garden district, magazine street, SHAYA restaurant, Le Bon Temp where Soul Rebels play ( not to missed if they are in town) and Hansen's snoballs. Amazingly huge "continental" breakfast that includes hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, pastries and more. You can eat outside on the veranda or in the lovely garden out front. It doesn't get any better to imagine what life was like in NOLA, living in a grand house. Gracious stay with wonderful folks. Highly recommend.

A Perfect NOLA Garden District B&B experience

5 on September 12, 2015

For those of us who don’t live in one of those beautiful mansions on St. Charles Ave. this is your opportunity to experience the grandeur of southern living. The rooms with their high ceilings and huge windows overlook the streetcar line. Homemade breads are baked fresh daily for breakfast and there are many restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. Staying at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast gives you a completely different New Orleans experience. It is one of culture and elegance in the Uptown/Garden District. It may be a short cab or streetcar ride the French Quarter but it feels like you are in another city.

Fantastic Jazz Fest trip at a beautiful inn

5 on May 10, 2015

We had a fantastic weekend in NOLA at Jazz Fest this year and a big part of it was our stay at the Avenue Bed and Breakfast Inn. Bebe and Joe were great hosts and a great partnership. Bebe helped me with reservations and some changes we had to rooms before our arrival and Joe was the host with the most on site. My husband and I were traveling with 4 college girls - our daughter and 3 friends. Upon our arrival Joe handed out home baked cookies which was a huge hit with college students as you can imagine. Joe had great recommendations about things to do and restaurants. He also had great tips about getting to and from the Jazz Fest. Our rooms were beautiful. My husband and I stayed in a king on the main level and the girls were conveniently next door in a double queen. The girls absolutely feel in love with the inn and Joe's charm. He was great with them and even agreed to take a cute photo with them before we went to brunch at Arnaud's. I have already booked a return trip to the Avenue Inn B&B for my October high school reunion. We can't wait to be back in Joe and Bebe's beautiful home. I have stayed in many B&Bs over the years and this one is a winner. You will not be disappointed if you stay here.

Great retreat!!!

5 on May 02, 2015

We stayed at the Inn during Mardi Gras and had the best time ever! Joe and Bebe were great hosts, location was steps away from the parade route and the Inn was beautiful! I was really impressed at how hard Joe and Bebe worked to make sure that we were enjoying our stay, even though they had a house full of people! I would definitely recommend this place-any time, not just for Mardi Gras! We plan to stay there again in the future!

A wonderful visit!

4.6 on April 11, 2015

Beautiful inn . . . clean, warm and inviting. Bebe and Joe go out of their way to make sure you feel welcomed. We would definitely stay here again!

Wanna go bak!

5 on March 28, 2015

I have stayed at several B&Bs over the years, but none can come close to this one. It is a beautiful home. This house is over 200 years old but is very well maintained. I have the room off the porch. It had a king size, four post bed. The ceiling, I’m guessing were at least twelve feet high. Hard wood floor and a chandelier. All the furniture were antique. Amazing. Joe asked me when we first met what brought to New Orleans. I told him it was for the food. I live in Alaska and no where can I find Cajun food. I am from Texas and used to go to New Orleans all the time. I started missing the food so much, I decided to go back. Joe proceeded to give me a map and marked all the restaurants he thought I would enjoy. I visited all he suggested, some more than once, and he was right, they were great. The inn is located in St. Charles Street, so all I had to do was hop on the trolley and pretty much go where ever I wanted to go. This inn is located in the Garden District filled with many great homes. Taking the trolley one way would let you see the rest of the Garden District, and a 15 minute ride in the other direction would get you to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. It is a great location to be in New Orleans. Joe has all the tour and tourist brochures and is able to book most of them for you. Like I said, I have visited New Orleans many times so I have done all the tours I was interested in but he did book me a city tour. They will pick you up right there, which makes it easy. Joe and Bebe have a lot of tricks and secrets they tell you to help you enjoy your activity to the fullest. To sum it up, staying at the Avenue Inn was one of the best experience I have ever had on vacation. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants experience what a real Bed and Breakfast is really like. Thank you Joe and Bebe!

Great B&B

5 on March 24, 2015

Wonderful B&B close to the Audubon Park and Zoo! Close enough to the French Quarter that you can easily come and go. Nice continental breakfast with a patio to enjoy your food on. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Joe and BeBe go out of their way to make your stay great and easy. They had a ton of great information for our first trip to New Orleans. I would recommend this B&B to anyone staying in NOLA.

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Rooms & Rates

Boutique Queen

Comfortable rooms similar to a small hotel accommodation. High ceilings, most with hardwood floors, period or family furniture and appointments. All with writing desk, A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking only!

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

Deluxe Queen

Large rooms with historic features like original fireplaces, cove ceilings and/or other decorative appointments;four poster beds, brass fans and period furniture. Enjoy turn-of-the-century charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. All with A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking!

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

Deluxe King

Grand rooms with four poster beds, high ceilings, hardwood floors and period furniture. Experience a touch of turn-of-the-century living while you enjoy all the Crescent city has to offer today. All with A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking rooms!

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

Double Double

Spacious rooms similar to a small hotel accommodation, with two full size beds, high ceilings and hardwood floors. All Double rooms can accommodate up to four persons. $15 additional per person over two. All with A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

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Location Type



New Orleans, LA (MSY) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From I-10 (east or west)look for exit 234A to Business 90 (Westbank Expressway). Exit Carondelet/Saint Charles Ave off ramp. Go one block to Saint Charles Ave and turn right. Proceed approx. 20 blocks (1.9miles) to 4125 Saint Charles Ave. We are on the right hand side of the street, just before New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Restaurant.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, World War II Museum, Insectarium, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , Concierge Service-Restaurants, Attractions, Tours, Free Off-Street Parking, 24/7 Snack Tower-Munchies, Fruit & Bottled Water, Wedding and Vow Renewal, Print Boarding Passes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Antique Shopping, French Quarter, Garden District, Audubon Zoo, Museums/Warehouse District, Mardi Gras, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited May not be suitable for very young children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There may be a week-end and special event requirement
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee one night's deposit.
  • Cancellations: 14 days prior to arrival except for special events(60 days). One night's deposit lost within 14 days unless we can resell the room. A $20 administrative fee will be applied for any reservation cancelled after the booking is processed. Early departure fee of one night will apply and full balance penalties may apply during special events, holidays,etc.



Joe and Bebe Rabhan

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About the innkeepers

Joe is a performing magician and active member of two national magic organizations. Bebe loves to decorate and volunteer for community service. Both enjoy entertaining and dining out.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Creole Porch or Garden Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, on request substitutes for vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intollerent and kosher