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. 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. It's about a 30 minute walk to either end of our street, but take your time. There is plenty to see. The 2200 block of Esplanade Avenue 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. It is full of surprises, all of them strangely wonderful. You'll get a good night's sleep in peacefully eccentric surroundings. This is a part of town where people live as well as party. As I write this, a marching band is going past our house. There is nowhere else like New Orleans.
We bury this tidbit about our inn at the end of our introduction because someone has to be ranked #1 on Trip Advisor. As of this writing, it happens to be us out of a field of 146 B&Bs. We've been ranked #1 for most of 2014. We hope that when you read this, it will still be true. We'd like to thank our many guests who were generous enough to share their experiences on the internet.
We are also listed as one of bedandbreakfast.com's Diamond Collection of inns. We were personally inspected by someone who has stayed in more B&Bs all over the world than anyone we've ever met. Here is what he said when he checked out: "You two should be teaching classes to other professional innkeepers to show them how it's done." I'm parapharasing and neither of us likes to boast, but you get the idea. We are not looking for a new career path any time soon. We enjoy being goodwill ambassadors in 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. It's beautiful in New Orleans. Really. It's breathtaking here. It's enchanting.