Ashton's Bed and Breakfast

2023 Esplanade Avenue , New Orleans, LA 70116 USA (Show map)
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Just nine blocks from the world-famous French Quarter, this stunning Greek Revival 1860's mansion is located on historic Esplanade Avenue. The home has been lovingly restored with attention to historic preservation, while providing modern conveniences for guests.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Both the “bed” and the “breakfast” were outstanding!

5 on March 17, 2018

Patrick and Karma did everything right. The bedroom was immaculate, comfortable and beautifully furnished. There was a generous 24/7 supply of snacks and beverages in the dining room. Gourmet breakfasts greeted us each morning. Patrick and Karma both clearly love NOLA and are very willing to share their love and knowledge of their city with their guests.

Love the place !!!

5 on March 07, 2018

We stayed for 2 nights during the Mardi Gras weekend. It's a wonderful bed & breakfast in New Orleans. Patrick and Karma are excellent hosts, they gave us plenty recommendations about Mardi Grass parades, local restaurants and history of New Orleans. Rooms are beautiful decorated, very clean and beds are comfortable. Breakfast prepared by Patrick it's out of this world and different every morning. We will be definitely back !!!!! Thank you for a wonderful weekend !

Amazing stay for NYE2017!

5 on January 10, 2018

I had actually found this place online a year ago with the intention of booking for NYE, but the room I wanted (Creole Queen) was taken! Fast forward a year and we nabbed it for 2017, and no regrets. Everything here is decadent yet adorable, warm and inviting. Plus the food is killer. I lived for those breakfasts. Honestly don't think I can recommend this place enough, and there's not much else to say. If you're looking for a place, stay here. I know I'm definitely going back when it's warmer.

Delightful and Delicious!

4.8 on December 28, 2017

I highly recommend this bed-and-breakfast. The value was comparable to any hotel in the area but you get so much more with your experience. The service was first class and the breakfast we had the next morning with some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. This bed-and-breakfast is very centrally located in the city and a very short ride to both uptown and downtown areas. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back.

Great hospitality and atmosphere

5 on October 24, 2017

Ashtons is a perfect base for a stay in New Orleans. Close to the French Quarter, it offers lovely rooms and a excellent outdoor area to relax between outings. The hosts are kind and hospitable to a fault.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

5 on October 05, 2017

We spent a lovely four nights in June with Patrick and Karma Ashton at their Ashton's Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans, LA. First of all the home is truly beautiful! Each morning we were treated to a scrumptious and hearty breakfast. Patrick and Karma made sure that while we were there our every comfort was met. We cannot thank them enough for all of the information regarding restaurants and places to visit. I would most definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast if you are planning a trip to New Orleans. The location is wonderful and easy to access the interstate for day trips.

Weekend at Ashton's like a second honeymoon

5 on July 12, 2017

My husband & I recently spent the weekend at Ashton's BNB for our anniversary & it was fabulous. I cant remember the last time I slept so well & every morning breakfast was just phenomenal. Great hosts & wonderful hospitality. Looking forward to a return trip someday soon

Ashton's Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 08, 2017

This was a beautiful gem of a Bed and Breakfast, offering quiet accommodations and a mouth-watering breakfast worthy of a five star hotel.

Perfect for foodies!

5 on July 04, 2017

Ashton's is a beautiful inn with very comfortable rooms and WONDERFUL breakfasts. Patrick's cooking and restaurant recommendations went a long way to making making this a truly memorable trip. If we're ever in New Orleans again, we will definitely stay here again.

Mother/daughter adventure in NOLA

5 on July 04, 2017

My daughter and I stopped in New Orleans during a two week adventure and stayed at Ashton's. It was excellent in every way - from the huge, beautifully decorated room to the gourmet meals made with our preferences - it could not have been better. Patrick went out of his way to make sure we knew what was available to do and even looked up a specific tour for our tastes. I look forward to bringing my husband back there this fall.

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Rooms & Rates

#8 - "Creole Queen" [1 Queen, Large Whirlpool Tub and Walk-In Shower]

A favorite of couples looking for a romantic getaway, Creole Queen is painted a dreamy red, sits secluded at the end of the second floor of the service wing, and features a marvelously luxurious bath. In fact, the bathroom is just as large as the bedroom area and offers a custom-tiled vanity, a spacious walk-in shower, and a separate corner two-person BainUltra ThermoMasseur tub. The bedroom features a beautiful queen-size sleigh bed, a small writing desk, and a built-in armoire.

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

#1 - "Jackson Square" [1 King, Tub Only]

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE of the open floorplan bath in this room. A uniquely stylish, sunny room features large floor-to-ceiling windows that face the veranda. Room amenities include a sitting area and writing desk. A six-foot antique claw-foot tub (with hand-held shower) and toilet are tucked behind a curtained-off corner of the room — reminiscent of the 1860’s. Maximum occupancy: 2.

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

#2 - "Garden District" [1 Queen, Tub/Shower]

Painted a pretty pale blue, this soothing room features a carved, queen-size, four-poster bed and small writing desk. Two comfy chairs flank the antique mirrored bureau. The cozy bath offers a full-sized tub with shower. Maximum occupancy: 2

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

#3 - "Mardi Gras" [1 King + 1 Sofa Sleeper, Walk-In Luxury Shower]

This very large room is garden green with a king-size bed and a twin-size sofa bed. Gracious French doors lead to a recently renovated bathroom. Bright and spacious, this charming powder room once was the carriage entrance to the home. The new, walk-in shower features both stationary “rain” and hand-held showerheads. A writing desk and sitting area complete the room’s amenities. Handicapped accessible. Maximum occupancy: 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

#4 - "Jazz Festival" [1 King + 1 Sofa Sleeper, Luxury Walk-In Shower]

Once half of the double parlor, this striking room offers a spectacular reproduction of a king-size Mallard Half-Tester bed. The newly renovated private bathroom features a wrought-iron vanity and mirror and a wonderful, custom-tiled shower. The innkeepers have coined the term “stand-up Jacuzzi” in honor of its two adjustable, massage-style showerheads and six body jets. This popular room also features an antique vanity dresser, armoire, writing desk, sofa bed, and wingback chairs. Maximum occupancy: 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

#5 - "Cajun Kitchen" [1 Queen, Whirlpool Tub/Shower]

An original masonry cooking hearth still dominates this delightful room, which once served as the 19th century kitchen. Features include a wrought-iron queen bed, sitting area, bureau, writing desk, and a private bath with BainUltra ThermoMasseur tub/shower combination. This is the only guest room on the ground floor of the patio wing; it opens directly onto the patio. Maximum occupancy: 2

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

#6 - "French Quarter" [1 Queen, Whirlpool Tub/Shower]

A charming second-floor room, French Quarter overlooks the patio and the ancient oak in our backyard garden. Features include a wrought-iron queen bed, sitting area, bureau, writing desk, and a private bath with BainUltra ThermoMasseur tub/shower combination. Maximum occupancy: 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

#7 - "Bourbon Street" [1 Queen, Large Whirlpool Tub/Shower]

Bourbon Street features a lovely claw-foot whirlpool tub (big enough for two!) and a large custom-made vanity in the private bath. Located on the second floor, this room’s amenities include a queen-size shaker-style bed, a writing desk, and an antique armoire. Maximum occupancy: 2

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

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Location Type

6 Blocks to Jazz Fest, 9 Blocks to French Quarter, Esplanade Ridge, City


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Located on historic Esplanade Avenue, just blocks from the Vieux Carre or French Quarter.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library , Smoking Patio & Veranda, Off-Street Parking (Free), Complimentary Beverages & Snacks, In-Room Voice Mail, Independant Climate Control

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed ONLY on the patio and front veranda.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 16 must not be left unattended.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay on weekends. Longer minimums may apply on special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First Night or 25%, whichever is greater. Special events and groups reserving 50%.
  • Cancellations: Deposit (1st night or 25%) will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, if cancellation is received at least 14 days before day of your scheduled arrival. Special Event (Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, New Years, etc) deposits are non refundable.
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Karma and Patrick Ashton

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Any special diet, with advance notice.


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