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Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast

2460 N. Rampart St. , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)

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A peaceful and private hideaway, just blocks from New Orleans' famous French Quarter! Each room in this beautifully restored 1850s Creole home is hand painted by a local artist, and several have private entrances onto our jasmine-covered courtyard. Located in the historic Faubourg Marigny, our neighborhood is home to Frenchmen Street with its jazz music clubs, bars, art galleries, and fine dining. We are a 9-block stroll (or 2-minute cab ride) from the French Quarter. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast (featuring freshly-baked goodies) in the parlor or courtyard, before heading out on your adventures!



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

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Wonderful time at Auld Sweet Olive

3.4 on May 29, 2015

A very very nice place where you feel at home. Comfortable, quiet, clean.Nancy is a very nice host. Well located, good places to eat in Marigny. Easy to walk around. Very good advise from Nancy.

Wonderful B&B, just outside French Quartter

5 on May 19, 2015

Wonderful stay at this great B&B. Nancy Gunn, Owner, was gracious, very helpful and made us feel welcomed. We intended to stay for one night, but when our flight was cancelled the following day due to a storm, we frantically called Nancy later that day! They were to be closed for that night only, but Nancy said it would be fine for us to stay, We were so relieved and grateful we did not have to search for another place to stay that night. The room was beautifully furnished, spacious, with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was modern and nice. Breakfast was great, buffet style, with delicious, warm artichoke quiche, breads, muffins, cereals, fresh fruit, juice, anything you would want for breakfast. The spacious dining room and living room were beautiful and very comfortable.. There is a nice front porch to sit on, and a side yard with tables and chairs. The property is fenced, with a locked gate for security. Nancy recommended several local restaurants, which were very good. We went to The Franklin for dinner, and it was excellent! We definitely recommend Auld Sweet Olive B&B, and hope to stay there again on our next trip to NOLA!

Would love to return!

5 on April 30, 2015

Auld Sweet Olive was wonderful. Nancy the Innkeeper was gracious, informative and welcoming. The b&b itself is very tastefully decorated and has a lot of character. The "honor system" bar where you put a few dollars in the cookie jar for each drink you take was a very cute and convenient touch. Breakfasts were great too and had much more options than other NOLA b&b's I've stayed at (including lighter options). It is a relatively short walk from the French Quarter and an even shorter walk to Frenchmen Street (which we preferred anyways). I'd highly recommend the Auld Sweet Olive B&B to anybody visiting New Orleans looking to be in a quieter area than Bouron Street etc.

Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on April 29, 2015

This is the 2nd year in a row I have stayed at Auld Sweet Olive B&B, and, like last year, my stay was very nice. The rooms are very clean and nice; the beds are quite comfortable; and Nancy, the Innkeeper, is also very nice and very knowledgable about NOLA. Breakfast is also very good, with a different feature prepared fresh every morning. I highly recommend Auld Sweet Olive for anyone's visit to New Orleans.

April 2015

4.2 on April 28, 2015

Nancy knows New Orleans really well and was able to tailor several recommendations to our specific interests and every one of them was spot on.

Very Nice and peaceful...

5 on April 28, 2015

We stayed during the French Quarter Festival. Nance was super helpful in guiding us around and directing us to the things we were interested in seeing. The Sweet Olive is comfortable and the breakfast was very good. It is close enough to the action, but far enough to get a good night's sleep. We would definitely still here again.

great place to stay in new Orleans

5 on April 08, 2015

Sweet Olive is a great place to stay. Its reasonably priced, conveniently walkable to the French quarter, and has free parking. The owner is wonderful, very friendly and helpful.

A Gem in the heart of the French district

5 on March 23, 2015

I felt like I experienced the real New Orleans away from the tourist traps yet within walking distance of restaurants, shops, art galleries and the French Quarter. Staying at Auld Sweet Olive Bed & Breakfast exceeded my expectations. The property itself has a rich. French creole history and is decorated with beautiful antiques. Every detail is accounted for down to the organic, rosemary-infused shampoo. Delicious organic, made-from-scratch breakfast! I will stay here again but for a longer period next time!

Very comfortable stay

4.6 on March 20, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely time staying at the Auld Sweet Olive on a recent trip to New Orleans. Nancy was a friendly and knowledgeable host who had excellent recommendations for what we should do in the city. I would definitely recommend this B&B to future guests.

Wonderful stay in New Orleans

4.4 on March 05, 2015

Nancy was the perfect host-she arranged for us to drop off our bags early in the morning before check in and gave us terrific suggestions and local maps for sight seeing. Breakfast was hearty and delicious.

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Rooms & Rates

Sweet Olive Room

King-sized, four-poster bed, upscale private bathroom with tub/shower, private porch with garden views, french doors, ceiling fan, armoire, and antique mantle! A peaceful and private room, come and go as you please with your own entrance. This is a lovely place for a couple to retreat after a fun day in the Marigny and French Quarter. In-room amenities: hair dryer, iron, ironing board, soap, shampoo, conditioner, AC/Heat, wi-fi, bottled water.

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

Cypress Room

Serene and lovely room in muted shades of blue and green, with a custom cypress tree wall finish. Private bath beautifully hand-painted with a dragonfly theme, queen-sized bed, ceiling fan. In-room amenities include: hair dryer, iron, ironing board, soap, shampoo, conditioner, AC/Heat, wi-fi, bottled water.

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

Palmetto Room

A sweet and private room, the walls are lovingly hand-painted to make you feel as if you were in a palmetto grove. Queen-sized bed, private bath with small bathtub/european hand-shower combo, ceiling fan, armoire, a garden view, direct access onto the courtyard and your own private entrance. In-room amenities include: hair dryer, iron, ironing board, soap, shampoo, conditioner, AC/Heat, wi-fi, bottled water.

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

Courtyard Suite

Our largest room is also our Honeymoon suite with King-Sized bed, along with a kichenette, small refrigerator, sink and stove. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi whirlpool bathtub, as well as a separate walk-in shower. Private entry off the courtyard, come and go as you please! Also features a ceiling fan, a sitting area, and a pull-down, full-sized Murphy bed. In-room amenities include: hair dryer, iron, ironing board, soap, shampoo, conditioner, AC/Heat, wi-fi, bottled water.

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

Oak/Magnolia Suite

Our 2-bedroom suite is the best value for a family, friends, or two couples traveling together. Each bedroom includes a queen bed, armoire, dresser, and full bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. The Oak room, in wood-tones, is lovingly hand-painted with a faux bois treatment. The Magnolia room features soft, blue-green walls with magnolia blossoms and an antique marble dresser. The connecting door between the rooms can be kept open or locked for privacy. In-room amenities include: hair dryer, iron, ironing board, soap, shampoo, conditioner, AC/Heat, wi-fi, bottled water.

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

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Location Type

Faubourg Marigny, Near the French Quarter, Downtown, Village


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Take Elysian Fields exit from I-10. Head toward downtown on Elysian Fields. Cross St. Claude Avenue, go one block to N. Rampart Street & make a left. Proceed 3.5 blocks. We are located on the right, mid-block at 2460 N. Rampart. We are the big yellow house set back from the street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, New Orleans' famous French Quarter, Historic Homes, Frenchmen Street, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Library, Telephone , continental breakfast with freshly baked goods, lush gardens, courtyard, hammock, maid service, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairdryer, stylish interior, gated parking for motorcycles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Jazz Clubs, Riverfront Streetcar, Historic Homes, Fine Dining, Fine Dining, Fine Dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking permitted in our courtyard or covered front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No No children under 12 unless by prior arrangement
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night's fee.
  • Cancellations: Deposit of one night's fee secures reservation, refundable if cancelled 2 weeks prior to stay.



Nancy Gunn

Languages spoken

English, French

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  • Time Served: 7:00 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Dining Room


2460 N. Rampart St. , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)

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