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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!
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.
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!
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
3.8 on February 25, 2017
Location excellent, Owner/Operators very thoughtful and see to all the right details.
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.
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.
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!
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.
4.6 on August 08, 2016
We have stayed here twice while visiting Tulane and this is the only place we will stay when we come back. The home is beautiful and Joe and Bebe make you feel like you are an old friend coming back to visit. Each visit was wonderful and the home and neighborhood are very quiet and peaceful. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience the excitement and fun of New Orleans, but retreat to a quiet, peaceful room to sleep or for downtime. Thanks Joe and Bebe!
5 on August 01, 2016
We stayed at Avenue Inn for our first trip to NOLA and our 10th anniversary. Our stay was exceptional. Upon arriving we were warmly greeted by the owners and instantly made to feel at home. When they found out it was our anniversary trip we were upgraded to bigger room! The house itself is charming and retains much of the original character, but with modern amenities. It’s very clean and well taken care of. We drove down and had safe off street parking, but didn’t use our car because getting in and around the city was a breeze since a street car stop was right outside the front door. Although breakfast was continental, it was very well done with a variety of different items to eat every morning. They have a beautiful front patio where we ate breakfast every morning. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone.
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!
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!
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!
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!
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 14 miles
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.
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
Historic Inn, Mansion
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
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
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Antique Shopping, French Quarter, Garden District, Audubon Zoo, Museums/Warehouse District, Mardi Gras, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Joe and Bebe Rabhan
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.