La Belle Esplanade, New Orleans, LA
A colorful landmark is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful streets in New Orleans. Seeing it makes people smile. Good memories are made at La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast. Private balconies in the front overlook picturesque Esplanade Avenue where it crosses Bayou Road, which is the oldest street in the city. The back garden is planted with hydrangea and oleander around the fountain. Antique charm and contemporary whimsy serve as your headquarters for New Orleans adventures in a scenic neighborhood where you never know what you’ll find around the next corner.
A most interesting boutique adventure...
New Orleans is a city of magic and dreams. Laced through it all are music, food and Mardi Gras, but there is more to the city than just these. What ties them all together are the people who live here. They are the friendliest people on earth. There is Southern hospitality and then there is New Orleans hospitality. New Orleans hospitality is the best kind of all.
Everyone who lives in New Orleans lives here by choice. They are proud of their traditions and they are working every day to make their city better than it has ever been. It's a tall order, but evidence of success is everywhere you turn.
Can a city improve on its perfections? New Orleans does it every day. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
...in a most interesting historic neighborhood...
La Belle Esplanade is located on Esplanade Avenue in Treme, close to nationally known restaurants and museums. We are about a mile from the French Quarter. The Garden District and Tulane University are in the Uptown part of the city. We are in Downtown, where a picturesque stroll in one direction leads to the action in the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. In the other direction is photogenic Bayou St. John and City Park. Take your time. There is plenty to see. Our address is right in the middle between the tourist zone and the places locals enjoy.
An ancient part of the back of town, our area is steeped in history and legend. Few tourists visit our neighborhood except the bicycle and bus tours that stop to take pictures of our inn. Our neighborhood is full of surprises, all of them strangely wonderful. You'll get a good night's sleep in peacefully eccentric surroundings.
La Belle Esplanade is not the Ritz-Carlton or the Roosevelt Hotel. We don't offer the cheapest place where you can stay, but we aren't the most expensive either. We are two humble innkeepers who love where we live and we try to share our historic home and our love of this city with our guests. What we offer may not be for everyone. If you want to fritter away your whole stay on Bourbon Street, there are plenty of other places where you can sleep, and you won't feel guilty sleeping through breakfast. If you want to eat dinner Uptown every night, we may not be the best choice, especially when it's raining. If you want to discover what it is like to live in America's most unique city, rather than just what it is like to visit, well, you found us.
Not being keen on boasting, we bury this tidbit about our inn at the end of our introduction. I am writing this in April, 2015. We have been ranked the #1 lodging option on Trip Advisor since April 2014. That's a remarkably long time. We hope that when you read this, it will still be true. We operate in a competive market in a marvelous city full of 532 options, as of this writing. We thank our many guests who were generous enough to share their experiences on the internet.
Bedandbreakfast.com has honored us by including La Belle Esplanade in their Diamond Collection of inns.
We enjoy being goodwill ambassadors for this wonderful city we call home.
...in the most interesting city on earth.
I took all the photos on this website with my phone. If you think the inn and the neighborhood are enticing in phone photos, wait until you see it person. Not all the photos are up-to-date. None of them are misleading. Our inn is a continual work in progress. Some people say it's a work of art. We are forever finessing and adding and trying to make your stay memorable, enjoyable, informative and refreshing. So far, so good.
It's beautiful in New Orleans. Really. It's breathtaking here. You'll find your time in the city enjoyable, no matter where you stay, whether it's with us or with some of our friends.
À votre santé,