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.
4.8 on March 04, 2014
Had a wonderful long weekend at the Sweet Olive. Nancy is a great host, and the staff was very helpful. Breakfast was a treat, in addition to standard staples, there were fresh baked goods, fruit and a hot dish every day. The house is wonderful and rooms are very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.
4.2 on February 23, 2014
The location is great, a easy walk to Frenchman Street and the French Quarter. Nancy, the innkeeper is friendly and knowledgeable about restaurants and attractions. She makes wonderful baked goods and egg dishes for breakfast. Sweet Olive is a great value. We would definitely stay here again.
5 on February 23, 2014
I have stayed several times over the last few months. I usually travel alone when coming to New Orleans and stay here because Nancy and her staff make everything so easy and pleasant. I brought my family for several days over the Christmas holidays and it felt like we were in our own home, only I didn't have to cook! Namcy's breakfasts will make you want to hang around all morning.
5 on February 20, 2014
Nancy greeted us and was available over our stay to give info on the area--she is an amazing host and even made us a homemade kingcake. This house is amazing! So beautifully decorated, so comfortable. I felt like I was staying at a friend's house. Thank you, Nancy!
5 on February 16, 2014
We recently stayed 3 nights and so enjoyed everything. Nancy (and Jim) were great hosts. The home was beautiful. Breakfast was delicious every morning. Nancy even made us a King Cake! It was really special. Loved staying with a host who provided us with information about places to see and eat. Never sent us in the wrong direction. Friendly and fun neighborhood within easy walking distance. No problem (or charge) for parking. Definitely, if you have the chance, stay at Auld Sweet Olive B&B. So appreciated the King Cake and the Kumquat preserves Jim sent us home with. Made that morning from the kumquat tree in the courtyard!
Faubourg Marigny, Near the French Quarter, Downtown, Village
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles
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, Frenchmen Street, Historic Homes, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Riverfront Streetcar, Jazz Clubs, Fine Dining, Historic Homes, Fine Dining, Fine Dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Urban Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Library, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi
shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairdryer, stylish interior, continental breakfast with freshly baked goods, maid service, lush gardens, courtyard, hammock, gated parking for motorcycles