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Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast

2460 N. Rampart St. , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)
4.4
234 Reviews
$95 - $150
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About

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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Overall
4.4

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

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Relaxing stay

3.6 on December 15, 2014

Ideal location for a relaxing stay in NO. Easy walking distance to French Quarter. Good choice for breakfast with home baking. Nancy and Jim very helpful.


Lovely B&B

4.6 on December 11, 2014

We stayed at Auld Sweet Olive for 4 nights. The room, although small, is impeccably decorated. Nancy is an awesome hostess and breakfast was incredible! We stayed in the Sweet Olive Room with the private entrance. This was nice especially when we came in in the wee hours. The neighborhood will give you the experience of living like the locals and we were only 4 blocks from Frenchmen Street. We will definitely be back to NOLA as there is so much we didn't get to see and plan to stay at Sweet Olive again. Highly recommend!


A little gem in NOLA

4.4 on November 12, 2014

Auld Sweet Olive is a lovely B & B in the Marigny section. It is clean, cozy, and quiet, and Nancy the owner is a lovely, warm, welcoming and talented woman. The breakfast was tasty. I had plane tix to NOLA for early November, but couldn't find a place to say for under $700/night! I had reached out to several B & B's asking them to please let me know if they were to get a cancellation, and at the last minute Nancy did, so I was able to go visit my son. A+ across the board!


Best place in New Orleans

4.8 on November 03, 2014

Loved this bed and breakfast. Just wonderful!


Birthday in NOLA

4.4 on November 02, 2014

Really warm and comfortable place. It was a little "off the beaten path" but if you don't mind walking or prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist section then this is the place for you. Nancy is really a lovely hostess and is good at knowing when you want to chat and when you would just rather be left alone. Our favorite part were the linens. We travel a lot and I don't think that I have ever been in a hotel where the linens smelled better! (Almost made me feel like I should do a better job at home!).


Lovely

3.0 on October 30, 2014

Beautiful setting. I would have expected higher quality sheets, not synthetic ones. Everything else was good. Owner, Nancy very helpful and knowledgeable about the vicinity.


Great Stay

4.2 on October 27, 2014

My mother and I, had the pleasure of staying at this great bed and breakfast. Nancy Gunn, is a wonderful hostess and goes above and beyond to accommodate your every need. We only wish we could have stayed longer... We will definitely stay here next time we are in New Orleans.


"CCC" - Clean, Cozy and Charming

5 on October 24, 2014

From check-in to my final day, I felt welcome and comfortable. The food was high quality and delicious, and the entire place was very clean, yet appealing.


Wonderful stay

4.0 on October 24, 2014

Nancy is an exceptional host - everything is catered for. The guest house is in a lovely neighbourhood a few blocks from the French Quarter nd Frenchmen St. We would definitely recommend it and stay here again. I would have given a 5 star outstanding rating for everything if your system would allow me to!


Fantastic B&B experience in the heart of New Orleans

5 on September 28, 2014

We had a fantastic stay in the Auld Sweet Olive. The room was huge, with plenty of closet space, kitchen utilities and a giant bathtub. Nancy was incredibly helpful and gave us clear directions to the French Quarter (10 mins away on foot) and provided us with plenty of suggestions for dining. The breakfasts were also excellent. We had a wonderful time.


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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

Location

Location Type

Faubourg Marigny, Near the French Quarter, Downtown, Village

Airport

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, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nancy Gunn

Languages spoken

English, French

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

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

Details

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

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