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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
4.6 on September 15, 2014
What a lovely bed and breakfast. The room was wonderful and the breakfast was extraordinary. Nancy gave us great suggestions on places to visit, restaurants to try, and the best walking route to the French Quarter. We would love to return to New Orleans someday and we will make sure to stay at Auld Sweet Olive again!
3.0 on August 03, 2014
Petty that the breakfast is so bad from a nutrition point of view (yes I know I'm not speaking on behalf of the typical American) with high sugar content, white carbs and no real alternative given to those of us that really care to eat a nutrient and we'll balanced breakfast. You can do better. Said that the home made pastries were delicious, in particular the banana pie.
4.6 on July 10, 2014
My mom and I spent 5 days at this Bed and Breakfast. We were greeted by the owner upon arrival, she took us to our room and gave us a tour. This is a beautiful home that is over 100 years old. Despite that there is no musky smell, AC in all rooms, each room has a private bath and it is clean! The location is great, it took less than 10 minutes to walk to the French Quarter so we were close enough to enjoy the action but able to get a good nights sleep. The neighbourhood is extremely safe and we walked back and forth day or night. The food is prepared on site by the owner, it included yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, cereal, numerous types of baking and always a hot dish(keish, peach oatmeal and granola, eggs). We had a wonderful stay and would absolutely go back. The only thing you might need to know is there is NO TV, however, there are tons of book to borrow and a lovely, fenced in outdoor sitting area.
3.8 on July 10, 2014
Myself and 3 others road our bikes to New Orleans for the essences festival from Chicago thus place was nice and cozy. The breakfast was ok was looking for that real southern breakfast in the am but it made due. It was awesome enjoyed the stay, Nancy(Mrs. Hollywood) was very awesome.
5 on July 03, 2014
5 on July 02, 2014
Located around 15 min easy walk from the French quarter in a historic part of town, this is an oasis from the fun (and craziness). Frenchmen Street is only 7-10 min walk away and has some fabulous night time dining and music. Nancy is amazing and not only provides a fantastic stay (complete with the best breakfast we had in a month traveling the US), but is extremely helpful and provides great info about which tours would suit your needs and which restaurants to try out. The house and rooms are impeccably clean and very comfortable. If you want 24/7 craziness, perhaps stay a bit closer, but if you want to have fun, see the sights, enjoy the delights and still be able to get a good nights sleep, I would highly recommend the Sweet Olive!
5 on June 30, 2014
Could not fault our stay at Auld Sweet Olive. It was convenient for the French Quarter and free parking outside was a bonus. Nancy was so helpful and a pleasure to meet. Would recommend this B&B without reservation.
Faubourg Marigny, Near the French Quarter, Downtown, Village
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles
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.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Jazz Clubs, Riverfront Streetcar, Historic Homes, Fine Dining, Fine Dining, Fine Dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing