Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast

4125 Saint Charles Ave , New Orleans, LA 70115 USA (Show map)
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A New Orleans bed and breakfast, the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast was completed in 1891 as a private residence for wealthy merchant Henry Picard and family.Designed by renowned architect, Thomas Sully, the Inn features thirteen foot ceilings, hardwood floors, original fireplaces and period and eclectic furnishings throughout. Visitors will admire the many architectural features found in this unique Queen Anne style mansion on the historic Saint Charles Ave streetcar line in the quaint Uptown neighborhood. Your live-in Innkeepers, Joe and Bebe invite you to enjoy the turn-of-the-century charm of their home at the edge of the Garden District during your stay in one of America's most historic cities. Don't just visit New Orleans,live it!




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Lovely stay in perfect location

3.8 on March 05, 2018

Joe was extremely helpful in our day-trip planning. Continental breakfast is fantastic, with fresh pastries, fruit, juices, yogurt, cereal, A+ coffee and more. Streetcar stop right out the front door really made our visit perfect, giving us easy access to the city.

Warm, Wonderful and Inviting Inn - Don't Miss This!

5 on January 23, 2018

Nestled along the tree lined St. Charles Avenue, the Avenue Inn welcomes travelers from all over the world. Your first views of the Inn will be the grand, white historic home and its wrap around porch overlooking a beautiful garden. Joe and Bebe, the Inn Keepers, will greet you personally with chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. As you sit with them in the living room you cannot help but feel as if you have gone back in time. Everything is so well appointed and classic from the antique furniture to the wallpaper and draperies. The atmosphere and its owners are so inviting you feel as if you have come “home.” Joe and Bebe will give you recommendations on things to do, places to eat and the best ways to get there. They are local experts. They also genuinely care about their guests and take the time to know them so they can ensure you have a wonderful time. Breakfast is “over-the-top” with fresh pastry, warm bagels, cereal, and a warm and inviting table where you can meet other guests and share your day’s plans and yesterday’s adventures. The Avenue Inn is sure to enhance your stay in New Orleans. Enjoy!

I would definitely stay here again!

5 on July 20, 2017

My daughter and I stayed at the Avenue Inn B&B for 3 nights. We had a wonderful experience. We stayed in one of their smaller rooms but it was definitely not small. Joe and Bebe go out of their way to help. We had to leave our luggage there for 5 hours after check out and it wasn't an issue. There are always water bottles and many types of snacks available. The Inn is very clean and I love a place with great water pressure for my shower :-) It sits directly on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and there is a stop right in front....very convenient. I highly recommend the Avenue Inn B&B.

Lovely Time at the Avenue

4.8 on June 29, 2017

We stayed at the Avenue for 2 nights while visiting Loyola University. We had a lovely stay. The Inn is charming and the hosts provide a breakfast each morning. If you are looking for old world charm - this is the place. The thing I liked the most was that they had "Library Hours" - which meant if you came home after 10PM - you needed to be respectful of other guests. Basically, it means - don't be too loud when coming home after hours! I would stay again!

Gracious & Accommodating Hosts

5 on May 22, 2017

My daughters and I stayed at the Avenue Inn while we were visiting Tulane. Joe and Bebe could not be more accommodating and welcoming. They made us feel us at home and helped us navigate the city and neighborhood. The house was super special. We will be sure to return. John G - Reading, MA

A Pleasure

3.8 on February 25, 2017

Location excellent, Owner/Operators very thoughtful and see to all the right details.

The Jewel of Uptown New Orleans

5 on February 24, 2017

Joe and Bebe made us feel very welcome with freshly bake cookies ( also vegan cookies for our daughter) as soon as we arrived. The location is very convenient for families visiting Tulane and Loyola Universities. The St. Charles Street car stop is few paces away. The next door seafood and burger restaurant and coffee shop is a blessing for tired guests. Joe and Bebe creates a home-like ambience. We met guest from different states at breakfast. We look forward to visiting Joe and Bebe soon.

B&B Deluxe

5 on December 11, 2016

When traveling, we prefer staying at bed and breakfast establishments, and have for quite some time. We enjoy staying in places that reflect the locale and provide opportunity for interaction. Avenue Inn presents the best of these considerations, elevated by the attentiveness and helpfulness of Joe and Bebe, the proprietors. They are generous with their insights to the city, are happy to assist with arrangements when possible, and are just darned friendly all the while. The check in welcome ritual is well presented, an obvious result of lots of experience. There is high regard for the guests and their comfort. The property itself is a stunning example of grand New Orleans tradition, and the way it has been treated to accommodate use as a B&B honors its heritage. There are so many reviews already here that, with good reason, rave on the location and the breakfast offered, and all we'll do is agree. Our two cents is mainly about how Avenue Inn is a great example of why we seek out B&Bs, as Joe and Bebe take care and pride in providing a place that is happily steeped in the richness of New Orleans.

Great Stay!

5 on September 23, 2016

We had a great stay at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast! We stayed there from Sunday, September 18th through Thursday morning, September 22nd. Joe and Bebe were great hosts answering all our questions about where to eat, what to do and the best deals on Bourbon Street. We didn’t miss a morning breakfast because there was so much to choose from!! Having the trolley across the street to take us to the French Quarter meant that we didn’t use our rental car except to get to the Inn and to go back to the airport. I highly recommend the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast in the Garden District for your next stay in NOLA!

Wonderful Garden District Stay

5 on August 20, 2016

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while in New Orleans. The Avenue was a stop on the St Charles street car! We parked our car once and never moved it until we checked out 4 days later. We had such fun riding the street cars everywhere! Out first floor room my was immaculate and quiet and comfortable. The breakfasts were all delicious, and Joe and Bebe helped guide us to where we wanted to go. We highly recommend the Avenue and wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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Rooms & Rates

Boutique Queen

Comfortable rooms similar to a small hotel accommodation. High ceilings, most with hardwood floors, period or family furniture and appointments. All with writing desk, A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking only!

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

Deluxe Queen

Large rooms with historic features like original fireplaces, cove ceilings and/or other decorative appointments;four poster beds, brass fans and period furniture. Enjoy turn-of-the-century charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. All with A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking!

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

Deluxe King

Grand rooms with four poster beds, high ceilings, hardwood floors and period furniture. Experience a touch of turn-of-the-century living while you enjoy all the Crescent city has to offer today. All with A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking rooms!

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

Double Double

Spacious rooms similar to a small hotel accommodation, with two full size beds, high ceilings and hardwood floors. All Double rooms can accommodate up to four persons. $15 additional per person over two. All with A/C, phone, data port, cable TV, private bath and Continental breakfast incl. Wireless internet is available in hot spot areas through-out the property. Non-smoking!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

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Location Type



New Orleans, LA (MSY) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From I-10 (east or west)look for exit 234A to Business 90 (Westbank Expressway). Exit Carondelet/Saint Charles Ave off ramp. Go one block to Saint Charles Ave and turn right. Proceed approx. 20 blocks (1.9miles) to 4125 Saint Charles Ave. We are on the right hand side of the street, just before New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Restaurant.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , Concierge Service-Restaurants, Attractions, Tours, Free Off-Street Parking, 24/7 Snack Tower-Munchies, Fruit & Bottled Water, Wedding and Vow Renewal, Print Boarding Passes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Antique Shopping, French Quarter, Garden District, Audubon Zoo, Museums/Warehouse District, Mardi Gras, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited May not be suitable for very young children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There may be a week-end and special event requirement
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee one night's deposit.
  • Cancellations: 14 days prior to arrival except for special events(60 days). One night's deposit lost within 14 days unless we can resell the room. A $20 administrative fee will be applied for any reservation cancelled after the booking is processed. Early departure fee of one night will apply and full balance penalties may apply during special events, holidays,etc.
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Joe and Bebe Rabhan

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About the innkeepers

Joe is a performing magician and active member of two national magic organizations. Bebe loves to decorate and volunteer for community service. Both enjoy entertaining and dining out.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Creole Porch or Garden Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

on request substitutes for vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intollerent and kosher


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