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

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.

Nola at the Sweet Olive

4.0 on May 11, 2017

Nice people at the inn... We enjoyed the stay at Sweet Olive. Walking distance to most everything.

Weekend in NO

4.0 on March 30, 2017

Had a wonderful weekend in New Orleans and the staff at Auld Sweet Olive made me feel right at home. They were very helpful in suggestions on dining and transportation and things to do. The rooms were very comfortable and the neighborhood very quiet. The only things I would suggest is that their at least be one TV somewhere on premise. I am there to unwind but I still would have liked to have access to one. Also, I am a early riser and there was no coffee available until 8 am.

A wonderful and romantic place with great atmosphere

4.6 on March 16, 2017

It was our second stay(after 2014) at the Auld Sweet Olive and we were thrilled just like the first time, and as due to cancellations we were the only guest for 3 days,we felt like kings in this wonderful house. Outstanding the daily fresh breakfast, freshly made cakes, muffins, ciche, eggs in the basket, provided by Jessica, who runs the place. She and Nancy, the owner, made us feel at home every day!


3.2 on March 11, 2017

The innkeeper, Jennifer, was exceptional. Very friendly and helpful in our navigation of the city.

Fabuleux séjour

5 on February 13, 2017

Nous avons passé 3 nuits délicieuses dans ce B&B, l'accueil était chaleureux, la chambre est propre et confortable, rendue un peu étroite du fait de nos énormes bagages, mais il était très agréable d'y passer du temps entre 2 visites. Le quartier est très sympa, calme et coloré, avec des restaurants très sympas à proximité et le St Roch Market à 2 pas (à faire absolument). Frenchmen St avec les clubs de jazz à 10 min à pied, le Vieux Carré à 15. Nous avons exclusivement visité à pied, mais le tram permet d'aller dans les quartiers plus lointains. Nous avons adoré notre séjour, nous reviendrons sans hésitation dans ce B&B lors d notre prochain voyage à NOLA

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.

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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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