Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast

2460 N. Rampart St. , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)


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 tropical 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!



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Love Auld Sweet Olive

5 on February 07, 2017

We absolutely love Auld Sweet Olive B&B. We have stayed there the last two times we were in NOLA. The rooms are great, the breakfast is wonderful, staff is always friendly and helpful. Close walking to the French Quarter and trolley lines. We felt very safe walking the neighborhood at night. It feels like home! - S.Martin, Medford Oregon.

Second time back!

5 on February 05, 2017

Great place, great host, great location!

Christmas at Sweet Olive

5 on December 30, 2016

We are repeat visitors to Sweet Olive. Alison, the new innkeeper, is doing a wonderful job keeping everything up to Owner Nancy's high standards! It's a treasure in an eclectic neighborhood with plenty to offer on its own and an easy uber ride to the French Quarter. Can't wait to try out the Rampart Streetcar on my next trip.

Sweet, Sweet Olive Delight

4.2 on November 23, 2016

This a beautiful oasis in the midst of an eclectic neighborhood. Good access to health market across the street, St Roch Market, a modern day food court based on an old market hall with unique high quality vendors. Saving the best for last: Alison, the innkeeper was a wealth of information, and had all the qualities necessary for providing outstanding hospitality. I've stayed in some lovely bed and breakfasts ... this experience topped them all. Will stay again. If you like "walking a city" you can't find a more strategic location. Close to the quarter, Bywater, and yet the peacefulness of a neighborhood.

Beautiful and Chilled B&B

4.8 on November 12, 2016

This was a beautiful B&B and Alison, the Innkeeper was so welcoming and lovely to chat with - she also makes the best spinach and artichoke quiche! A very easy going environment where it was great to relax and chill out after partying in NOLA - the breakfasts were amazing too! The rooms were beautifully decorated and so comfortable :)

Amazing Auld Sweet Olive!

5 on November 11, 2016

Just what we were looking for- old New Orleans charm! Beautiful setting, delicious, fare, knowledgeable innkeeper! Alison made our stay pass our expectations!

Honeymoon in NOLA

4.4 on November 11, 2016

Perfect location - short walk to Frenchman and wonderful restaurants. Quiet neighborhood, friendly staff, the courtyard sweet is lovely.

Best choice for long weekend in New Orleans!

4.2 on November 07, 2016

Stayed for 3 nights October 2016...couldn't be happier with the accommodation and the service from the Inn Keeper Allison. ..will be back for sure!

Within walking distance of the New Orleans action

4.2 on November 07, 2016

Delightful staff, and great location for music and downtown entertainment.

First timers in New Orleans

4.8 on November 02, 2016

Alison was awesome. We had a great time. Very friendly. Had lots of laughs. A unique place and walked everywhere.

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Rooms & Rates

Sweet Olive Room

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.

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

Cypress Room

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.

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

Palmetto Room

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.

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

Courtyard Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Oak/Magnolia Suite

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.

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

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Location Type

Faubourg Marigny, Near the French Quarter, Downtown, Village


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Take Elysian Fields exit from I-10. Head toward downtown on Elysian Fields. Cross St. Claude Avenue, go one block to N. Rampart Street & make a left. Proceed 3.5 blocks. We are located on the right, mid-block at 2460 N. Rampart. We are the big yellow house set back from the street.

Area Attractions

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, Historic Homes, Frenchmen Street, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Library, Telephone , continental breakfast with freshly baked goods, lush gardens, courtyard, hammock, maid service, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairdryer, stylish interior, gated parking for motorcycles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Jazz Clubs, Riverfront Streetcar, Historic Homes, Fine Dining, Fine Dining, Fine Dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking permitted in our courtyard or covered front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No No children under 12 unless by prior arrangement
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night's fee.
  • Cancellations: Deposit of one night's fee secures reservation, refundable if cancelled 2 weeks prior to stay.
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Nancy Gunn

Languages spoken

English, French

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  • Time Served: 7:00 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Dining Room

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