Oakview Bed and Breakfast

1172 City Park Avenue , New Orleans, 70119 USA (Show map)


A historic Victorian built in 1896, totally renovated after hurricane katrina and converted to an upscale bed and breakfast. Keeping it's antique flare but at the same time upgrading to all private baths with modern air jet whirlpool tubs and over sized spa showers with adjustable body jets. Oakview is conveniently and ideally located in the heart of mid city less than 5 minutes from the French Quarter. It is walking distance to Jazz fest,Voodoo fest, the New Orleans Museum,three major cemeteries, the beginning of the street car, the Endymion parade and The exclusive Ralph on the Park restaurant.Three rooms are two room suites very reasonably priced,with two more large rooms- Common areas include an open lounge, a large dining room,a comfortable fouyer,and large front porch. A full breakfast is served daily with continental breakfast served during the summer months june thru september. However exceptions are made when all four rooms are occupied.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Best place we have stayed

5 on August 26, 2018

Me and my wife usually stay in hotels but per recommendation we tried the Oakview Bed and Breakfast for 4 nights and was absolutely blown away with the hospitality and comfort ability Russell provided us... he has a beautiful home with marvelous rooms and always has a smile on his face... the location of his house is perfectly located across from the park and right next to the trolley... amazing breakfast was prepared for us... and around the clock service available... we will be staying at the Oakview Bed and Breakfast every time we are in town... -Mr. & Mrs. McGlocklin-

Always wonderful!

5 on July 28, 2018

I've stayed here twice now and absolutely LOVE the place! Russell welcomes you & makes you instantly feel right at home. He's the best!

New Orleans vacation

4.6 on March 29, 2018

Russel was a fantastic host! It was a great place to stay for couples who want peace and quiet.

Home away from Home!!

5 on March 21, 2018

We absolutely love this place and Russel! We vacation at least once a year and it’s so hard to think about going anywhere else because of the experience we always have here. The BEST ever! The Bougard’s love Oakview!! Tell Russel the Bougard’s sent ya :)

Mardi Gras Stay at Oakview

5 on March 03, 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Oakview. It is an old house in a quiet area across from City Park. Easy access to free parking, including the private driveway, public transportation, and very walkable. The rooms were very spacious and beds comfortable. It’s a great value. The owners go out of their way to accommodate the needs of their guests. Great breakfasts, complimentary beverages. I would note that with all older homes, there are sometimes quirks and things that need a little tweaking, but the owners are very responsive and helpful if there are any issues - just ask. They take your comfort and satisfaction very personally and do all the can to please their guests. I am so happy to have discovered Oakview and definitely plan to stay again.

Perfect New Orleans B&B

5 on January 01, 2018

The location is great. Russell is very hospital and makes the stay special. Breakfast is a special event and very tasty.

A pleasant stay in a quaint Bed and Breakfast in City Park, New Orleans

4.8 on December 21, 2017

Oakview Bed and Breakfast is in a perfect location across from City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. It is also a five minute walk to the trolley. Aside from its favorable location, the property is very quaint, clean, and extremely comfortable. But most of all the service is what stood out during our stay. The innkeeper, Russell, does everything possible to make your stay most enjoyable. Breakfast is delicious and hearty, which includes his amazing homemade biscuits. I would highly recommend staying at the Oakview during your next trip to New Orleans.

Awesome B and B

5 on December 21, 2017

Russell was super helpful. The house was great! Loved the antiques. Perfect location love City Park

Love Oakview Bed and Breakfast

5 on November 24, 2017

Oakview is a great time! Russel is a wealth of information, very amusing, and helpful. The location is across the park from the Museum of Art and right on the trolley line. The breakfast is wonderful.

I thought it was to good to be true, but it wasn't

4.8 on November 18, 2017

When I started looking to book a hotel room in New Orleans for my sister's wedding I was shocked to see how expensive the rooms were. Never before had I been asked to pay $200-$300 a night for a Holiday Inn! So when I decided to look at bed and breakfast's I was delighted to find Oakview at half the price. Being a New Orleans native (though I have since moved away) I was further surprised to see that it was in such great location! I thought there must be some catch that a great guest house in such a fantastic location would be at such a great price. So I decided to call Russell. After a 20 minute conversation that was initially just to confirm the price, the availability, and if there was vegetarian breakfast, I was sold. Russell told me all about the history of the place, his experiences as an innkeeper, and he raved about the biscuits. As a New Orleanian, I knew that I would be in good hands. I booked the room right there on the phone. When I arrived last Friday, I was astounded. Russell was there at door to welcome me and my partner. He gave us a tour of the home, made sure we had everything we needed, and gave us time to settle in. The room was much larger than expected and the bed was luxurious. Breakfast the next morning was delicious and the biscuits lived up to the hype (don't tell my mom, but they are better than her biscuits). For the price, the locations, rooms, and service were exceptional. Since it was a bed and breakfast I knew that I shouldn't expect daily room service, but the room was spotless when I arrived and I had plenty of towels for my two night stay. I will definitely stay there the next time my partner are in New Orleans.

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Rooms & Rates

Azalea Room

The Azalea is a two room suite with remote controlled air conditioner, flat screen t.v. private bath with walk in spa shower with body jets and free wifi

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $149

Oak Room

This is a two room suite with a California King size bed. Private bath with air jet whirlpool tub and a totally modernized spa shower with body jets.The sitting room is a very large room with a large sofa ,a comfortable rocking chair and lounge chair with coffee and end tables.Visit the web page for many more photos.oakviewbnb.com

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $149

Asian Room

The Asian Room is a large comfortable room with private bath/shower.flat screen T.V, WiFi and remote controlled air conditioner.It has a queen size asian bed called a Mandura, but we plan to change to a king size Mattress in the near future. It is currently out of service.

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

Nightly Rate: $60 - $98

Magnolia Room

A large room with a King size bed , priivate bath flat screen T.V WiFi remote controlled air conditioner It has a private bath with shower and a laura mountain whirlpool.Visit oakviewbnb.com for many more photos, reviews and direct bookings

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $109

Cypress Room

A two room suite with an antique Oueen sized bed, antique desk and armoir. Private bath with antique sit down vanity, matching air jet whirlpool tub and completely modernized Spa shower with body jets. Comfortable sitting room with coffee, end tables sofa and chair

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $139

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Location Type

Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Secluded


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-10 east and exit city park ave.one more mile on city park and you are at the house.

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, Night life, Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, French Quarter, Endymion Parade, Golf Course, Street Car, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, All activities listed are located directly across, the street from the B and;B in City Park, the crescent city classic and the mardi gras marathon, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00 - 00:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Decks,yard, front porch and private balconies are available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

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russell bowie

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  • Time Served: between 9 and 10.30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Bisquits my way
extremely large, very fluffy hot and delicious. WE are working on several new dishes. First we have the scrambled egg po boy. My wife sudeeptha will serve the new Egg in a tomatoe. Also the new hash brown bacon/sausage, egg baked muffin.