A 50% deposit is required to reserve a suite for the desired timeframe. This deposit will be charged to a guest’s credit card. The deposit reserves the suite for the dates subscribed according to the applicable rates, either standard rates or event rates that are charged during festival weeks or holidays, or during major sporting events and conventions. The balance due is payable at check-in, payable either by credit card, cash, money order, or traveler’s cheque (no personal checks).

Reservations can be made via the internet, or by contacting La Belle Esplanade, LLC by telephone at (504) 301-1424. Reservations made by internet will supersede any arrangements made by phone if there is a conflict of reservation timing, and no fee will be incurred by the guest who does not receive his or her desired reservation via telephone.

Suite Rates

Suites at La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast include two rooms: a bed room and a sitting room. Each suite has a private bath. Rates are set for renting the suite to one or two adult individuals, or to one parent or guardian accompanying a minor older than thirteen years of age. Each suite contains a refrigerator stocked with complimentary locally-made beer, wine, and local soft drinks (Big Shot Soda, New Orleans’ favorite). Rates also include breakfast served in the dining room between 8:30AM and 9:30AM.

Rates for each suite are listed on our website and change with the seasons. Rates are higher during Mardi Gras, festivals, major sporting events, and conventions. When in doubt, please call La Belle Esplanade, LLC at (504) 301-1424 to confirm the applicable rate for your scheduled stay and the cancellation policy that applies.  The rates on our website are accurate and non-negotiable.

We can occasionally accommodate a third person in some suites by installing a hotel-grade rollaway bed.  For more information about sleeping three people in a suite, please contact us prior to making a reservation.  Suites without extra sleeping accommodations cannot be shared by more than two people.  Arrangments must be made completing a reservation, not afterward.  No exceptions.

Taxes

Beginning July 1, 2016, the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans require that all lodgings that rent one room or more for less than thirty days are required to collect and remit 5% sales and use taxes from the guest.  This tax applies to all hotels, B&Bs and other sort term rental options (AirBandB, Vacation Rental by Owner, and Craigslist being the most common platforms).  Tax will be charged and collected at the time of check-in.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of reservations at standard rates that occur prior to 14 days before the reservation date will be refunded the full deposit minus a $30.00 cancellation fee. Guests who cancel their reservations on or after the fourteenth day prior to the reservation date will forfeit their deposit. Refunds will be made to the credit card used to make the reservation.

Cancellations of reservations at event rates (during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence Festival, Satchmo Summerfest, French Quarter Fest, major sporting events, and other events that carry an increased room fee such as most holidays) will forfeit the entire cost of the reservation if the reservation is canceled 14 days or less before the reservation. To be clear: the entire cost of the reservation will be charged if the reservation falls during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence Festival, and other festivals, holidays and sporting events if that reservation is canceled after the 15th day prior to when said reservation begins.  Reservations that are canceled between 15-30 days will result in a forfeited deposit if the reservation is made for the dates of Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, etc. Potential guests who are unsure of the dates for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, other festivals, holidays or major sporting events are encouraged to contact La Belle Esplanade for clarification prior to making a reservation.

Potential guests who are unsure of the dates for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, other festivals, holidays or major sporting events are encouraged to contact La Belle Esplanade for clarification prior to making a reservation.
Many companies offer travel insurance to reimburse travelers who have to cancel their plans and cannot recoup the money obligated for their vacation plans.  La Belle Esplanade does not endorse any particular carrier, it does, however, encourage travelers to consider this option if an unforeseen change of plans comes about.

Holidays

While the inn is open on holidays, La Belle Esplanade does not accept reservations that start on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Lundi Gras, Mardi Gras Day, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.  Reservations received that start on any of these days will be canceled at the time of receipt and the deposit will be refunded in full.  

Check-In/Check-Out

Standard check-in is available between 3:00PM and 6:00PM. If an earlier or later check-in time is required, please contact La Belle Esplanade, LLC via telephone at (504) 301-1424, or, preferably, via e-mail at labbelleesplanadebb@gmail.com to make mutually acceptable arrangements at no extra charge.  Please let us know what time you expect to arrive (New Orleans time is CST).  As a small boutique operation, the inn is not staffed 24 hours a day.  Please notify La Belle Esplanade of your plans as soon as possible so that we can ensure someone is here to meet you.

Check-out time is 10:30AM daily, after breakfast ends. Reservations are made by the night, not by the day.  Suites will be vacated no later than 10:30AM on the morning following the last night of the reservation. Luggage can be stowed in the parlor if departure time is after 10:30AM, but La Belle Esplanade, LLC cannot be held liable for personal belongings.

Restrictions

La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast is furnished with period antiques and a unique collection of curios. La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast is not a suitable environment for children younger than thirteen years old. La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast is also not a suitable environment for pets. Guests accompanied by children younger than thirteen years of age, or accompanied by pets, will be refused service without a refund of deposit at the time of check-in and the full balance due for the reservation will be charged.

Guests who are disruptive to the daily operations of La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast will be evicted without refund. La Belle Esplanade, LLC reserves the right to refuse service to any guest for any lawful reason. Any behavior that jeopardizes the safety of other guests, or that in any way negatively impacts the enjoyment of the property by other guests or by tenants of the adjoining properties, will be reason for eviction without refund of any payments made. This decision is made at the sole discretion of management.  Any damage to the property, including missing items that make up the furnishings of La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast will be charged to the credit card of the person who made the reservation. Persons who are not listed on the reservation, regardless of age, will be refused accommodation or entrance to the interior of the inn, though they welcome to enjoy the gardens.

Smoking

La Belle Esplanade, LLC prohibits smoking and open flame in all indoor spaces. Smoking of tobacco is permitted on balconies and in the garden area. Guests are required to use provided ashtrays and be mindful of fire hazards. Candles, incense, and open flame are not allowed within the house. If guests choose to smoke tobacco on the balconies, the windows that lead from suites must remain closed to prevent smoke from entering La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast’s interior. Violation of this policy, as determined by La Belle Esplanade, LLC, will result in a cleaning and loss-of-use fee of $500.00 to remedy the condition of the suite. Illegal drug use will not be tolerated and will result in eviction without refund of any money paid, as well as a cleaning and loss-of-use fee of $500.00.

Special Needs

La Belle Esplanade, LLC makes every effort to accommodate the special needs of guests. When making a reservation, please communicate what those needs may be, preferably via email to labelleesplanadebb@gmail.com. As a historic home built in the 1890s, La Belle Esplanade bed and breakfast is not ADA compliant. Suites on the second floor are reached by steep, turning staircases equipped with handrails. Like most historic New Orleans homes, La Belle Esplanade is elevated three steps above the ground. There are no wheelchair ramps.

As noted in individual suite descriptions, bathrooms are equipped with antique claw foot tubs rather than walk-in showers. Shower bars and other assistive devices are not installed within the suites.

Transoms above doorways remain permanently open one-eighth of an inch to the hallways to permit the free circulation of air to maintain a comfortable ambient temperature. To ensure a consistently comfortable temperature throughout the building, all transoms must remain open this minimal amount at all times. Along with the transoms, wall and floor insulation was uncommon when the house was constructed. Loud conversation is discouraged.

La Belle Esplanade, LLC should be made aware of any dietary restrictions at the time of reservation in order to provide appropriate breakfast fare. Any other special needs will be accommodated to the best of the staff’s abilities. Guests who have any concerns are encouraged to contact La Belle Esplanade, LLC beforehand, preferably via email at labelleesplanadebb@gmail.com or by phone at (504) 301-1424 so that appropriate preparations can be made prior to check-in.

Bicycles

We no longer offer bicycles.  We can recommend renting bicycles from Crescent City Bike Tours on North Rampart Street, about a mile from our inn or in City Park, at the other end of Esplanade Avenue.

Parking

On-street parking is available on Esplanade Avenue in front of La Belle Esplanade, LLC. Secure, off-street parking is available in the rear of the property accessible via Barracks Street. While the gate at the rear of the property remains locked at all times, La Belle Esplanade, LLC cannot be held responsible for vehicles or their contents when parked on the property. When choosing to park in the secure lot, guests agree to assume all liability for their vehicle and its contents.  Secure parking is not guaranteed during Jazz Fest weekends, but it can be arranged at an additional charge of $25.00 per day.  Please contact us via email if such arrangements are desired.

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