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 into our tropical courtyard. Located in the historic Faubourg Marigny, we are just steps to Frenchmen Street with its jazz music clubs, bars, art galleries, and fine dining. Free and easy street parking. We are a 9-block stroll (or 2-minute cab ride) to the French Quarter. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast - featuring freshly-baked goodies as well as healthy organic options - 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

Great Place

5 on November 07, 2017

We had fun on honeymoon here. Very relaxing place near the French Quarter(about a 10-15 minute walk). I would highly recommend it.

Awesome and Unique!

4.8 on October 11, 2017

Wonderful accommodations, very unique rooms with hand painted murals. A very charming home. Jessica the Innkeeper was awesome and very helpful, plus she is an awesome cook preparing our daily breakfasts. Would definitely stay here again. Very close to French quarter, easy access to interstate 10.

Highly Recommended

5 on September 07, 2017

Our family of 6 occupied 4 rooms at Sweet Olive and were guests of Nancy & Jessica. Their B&B is an awesome historic place to stay. Close to the French Quarter as well as an amazing food hall called Roch Market. Nance and Jexxica were wonderful hosts and attended to our every need and provided great suggestions for things to do while we were in New Orleans. The breakfasts are fresh made and delicious and the accommodations are clean and spacious. The most amazing part of our travel from Houston to New Orleans is that we had to stay with Nance and Jessica for an additional 4 days past our intended departure date due to Hurricane Harvey's impacts to the Houston area. They were so kind, accommodating, and sympathetic to our situation throughout our stay. You won't find a better property and you definitely won't find a more accommodating staff anywhere in the city. Nancy & Jessica will always have a special place in our hearts and we won't stay anywhere else for our next visit to New Orleans.

Perfect choice!

4.6 on July 07, 2017

Great neighbourhood- safe and quiet and full of character. A 15 min walk to the French quarter. Close to Frenchmans Street for great music. This B&B was a pleasure to come back to every day.

Great B&B. We will be back!

4.8 on July 04, 2017

This is a wonderful little B&B. The neighborhood is amazing. There is a food co-op across the street and a food court like place a block away that has awesome food. The neighborhood itself is very quiet, although walking distance to the French Quarter. Plenty of free parking nearby. There is a nice little garden to sit in as well as quiet places to sit indoors. And it is good value for the money. We will definitely be back.

Third visit from Austin

5 on June 21, 2017

We were so glad to get rooms here for our last visit. Everything was perfect, from the room (Palm) to the hospitality of Nancy and the new inn keeper, to the breakfast. Nancy found our family member another B&B room for a night due to our late reservation, and that was much appreciated as no rooms were available in Faubourg/Marigny without her help. Such a convenient location, far enough from the commotion of the quarter, but near enough to walk or take a bus or cab. The new St. Roch food building on St. Claude is just a block away and offers a dozen or more food vendors, serving everything from hamburgers (why?) to gumbo..

Beautiful house packed with character with very attentive hosts

4.4 on June 13, 2017

We stayed at the Auld Sweet Olive B&B for three nights at the end of May & thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful & packed with original features as well as some interesting artefacts. The service was excellent, we were met on arrival & given lots of friendly advice and recommendations. The choice at Breakfast was limited but to a very high standard & freshly prepared (we were not disappointed). You can walk to/from the French Quarter very easily which we did a few times during the day but not sure we would at night as the streets were quite quiet. That said, Uber was very quick & inexpensive. We would definitely recommend it & stay again

Simply perfect !

5 on May 29, 2017

The Auld Sweet Olive B&B is simply perfect in all respects : charming home, typical Louisiana beautiful traditional 19th century house, amazing rooms, great service, outstanding breakfast, very nice staff. I do recommend it.

Home in NOLA

5 on May 19, 2017

Perfect place to stay in NOLA. Will stay here every time we return

Home Away from Home

5 on May 12, 2017

Without doubt the best B&B we've stayed in. Anywhere. Well located away from the hustle and bustle, but a pleasant walk into town through a charming area. Jessica, our hostess, was superb: pleasant, helpful and knowledgable, without being obtrusive. Breakfast was different every day and had everything you could wish for. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in New Orleans.

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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


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, Night life, New Orleans' famous French Quarter, Historic Homes, Frenchmen Street, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, 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, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 3:00 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 Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night's fee upon booking.
  • Cancellations: Deposit of one night's fee secures reservation, fully refundable if cancelled 14 days prior to stay, or 30 days prior to stay for Peak Dates (please see our website).
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Nancy Gunn

Languages spoken

English, French

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Dining Room

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