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

Perfect for the French Quarter and Jazz Fest

4.6 on May 02, 2016

I stayed at the Auld Sweet Olive for five nights and will return, if I have a chance. It's an easy, flat, safe walk to pretty much anywhere in the French Quarter. I never felt unsafe walking at any hour of the day or night (I am a woman in my 40s, traveling alone). If you're there for Jazz Fest, the B&B is a few blocks away from a bus stop for the $1.25 trip to the fairgrounds. I was in the Cypress room. Lovely decor, comfy bed with marvellously soft sheets, very quiet at night. The bathroom in the Cypress room is small, with a pedestal sink and not much shelf space, so it might not be the best room to choose if you're the high-maintenance grooming type. The shower is a tight fit with a very small stall and the hot water came and went a bit more randomly than I like, but not really a major issue. Loved the locally made soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Breakfast was GREAT. Homemade quiche/eggs Benedict/pastries/banana bread etc, different every day and all really good. Supplemented by cereals, oatmeal, toast, spreads, fresh fruit. There's a small food coop/grocery across the street, and the wonderful St Roch Market food court a block away, if walking a few blocks to the vast amounts of great food available elsewhere in New Orleans is too much trouble. This was just an all-round great experience for me. Nancy was always there to help if needed (the only real problem I had was locking myself out of my room one night) and had plenty of good advice and recommendations for things to do. Highly recommended.

Wonderful host and lodging in NOLa

4.8 on April 18, 2016

It doesn't get any better. Nancy is a warm and welcoming host, very willing to help make the most of your stay in New Orleans. The B & B itself is tastefully decorated and our room was very comfortable with lots of little extras- hot tub, doorway to the patio, kitchen- that we really appreciated. Location was ideal for our needs, close to the French Quarter but also to other neighborhoods we wanted to explore. We met and enjoyed guests from all over the world. All in all a most wonderful stay which we are eager to repeat soon!

Delightful B&B

4.4 on April 17, 2016

Not only are the individual rooms charming but the parlour and dining space, both inside and outside, make for cozy lounging areas for stimulating conversation. The breakfast selection was amazing and so delicious. Southern hospitality all around!

Great b&b!

5 on March 19, 2016

Nancy was a great hostess! The room was just right for us, and the location was perfect! We will definitely stay here for future trips to New Orleans!

Beautiful B&B

5 on March 09, 2016

Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time and felt very welcome at Nancy's beautiful B&B. Nancy is a great hostess and gave us many great advices on what to do and where to eat during our stay in NOLA. We can warmly recommend anyone to spend a weekend or so at the Auld Sweet Olive. We are already looking forward to our next visit. /Sara & Mark from Sweden

N.O. Trip

4.8 on March 06, 2016

Other than being a bit farther from Jackson Square than I might have wished, I found Auld Sweet Olive to be an excellent lodging for a trip to New Orleans. Nancy was exceptionally helpful, and her handout of restaurants in the neighborhood was very helpful as the 3 we tried were excellent.

We love the Sweet Olive

5 on January 04, 2016

Perfect location and beautiful home where we felt right at home. High ceilings, elegant parlor and dining area we were free to enjoy at any time, gorgeous room (super soft sheets!), great shower, private patio etc. The location is perfect - near Frenchmen Street just a short walk away -- and so many beautiful homes in the Marigny to look at. Very highly recommend the Auld Sweet Olive and its charming inn-keeper, Nancy.

First trip to NOLA - amazing

5 on November 05, 2015

Where to even begin? What an amazing experience it was staying here. I've never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, but after such a wonderful time here, I would certainly do it again in the future. Nancy went above and beyond creating a clean, friendly, and hospitable environment. The rooms were gorgeous and clean. Nancy and Jim saw to my every need before I could even ask. Both were knowledgeable about the area and gave me excellent tips to make the most of my time in their wonderful city. Their suggestions helped make this probably the greatest vacation I've ever had. Without question, this is where I will stay on all my future visits to New Orleans. Close to Frenchman street, with a market across the street. Auld Sweet Olive can't be beat!!!

Best B&B ever

5 on November 01, 2015

We had a wonderful stay-Nancy the innkeeper couldn't have been more welcoming!

Absolutely the best!

4.8 on October 30, 2015

We stayed in the Palmetto room for 4 nights and fell in love with the Auld Sweet Olive and with New Orleans. The house is beautiful, full of interesting antiques and mementoes of Nancy, the owner's, previous career in TV production. Our room was really comfortable with an en-suite and direct access to the lovely courtyard. Nancy is a mine of information about the where to go and listen to music or to eat and also arranged an excellent swamp tour for us. Breakfasts are generous and there's an honour bar and a lovely sitting room as well. The surrounding area is largely residential, so very quiet, but you're only a few blocks from Frenchmen Street which is a far nicer venue for food, drinks and music than Bourbon Street which is pretty tacky. Still easy walking to the French Quarter though and we didn't use the car or taxis at all in our stay. We will be back to New Orleans and I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else when we're there.

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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

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.



Nancy Gunn

Languages spoken

English, French

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


Special Package

December 15% Discount

Receive a 15% discount on your room rate for December! Just book online at, and mention " December Discount" in the "Message to Innkeeper" box. You will receive a 15% discount off of the room rate for any stay beginning in the month of December, 2016. Subject to availability, minimum stays may apply. It's hard to beat the holidays - or even just Christmas shopping - in New Orleans!

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