Guests enjoy baked treats, wide verandas and balconies, and immaculately detailed rooms at this large, elegant B&B in the center of town. Esplanade Avenue is its own tour of historic mansions and verdant gardens, tropical plants, and Spanish moss, and the B&B is a quick 15-minute walk to the festival grounds where Jazz Fest takes place.
More than just delicious breakfast: Innkeepers here are happy to offer fresh snacks and refreshments before or after your excursions about town.
Rooms have hardwood floors and sunny windows, and almost all have parlor areas. Each suite is a unique mix of well-kept antiques like wrought-iron, four poster or sleigh beds, wingback chairs, armoires, and marble fireplaces.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Due to popularity of this inn, A 50% deposit is required for all “Special Event” booking (Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, and other holidays) and is non refundable.
Almost all the rooms have baths, ranging from antique porcelain tubs to modern whirlpools.
Spend time on the floral-print sofas in the sunny parlor, on a front porch rocking chair, or under the shade of the Live Oak in the large courtyard and gardens.
Some of the innkeepers’ breakfast specialties include sweet potato french toast, Bananas Foster waffles, and Egg's Benedict. Hot entrees are served alongside chicory coffee, fresh juice, fruit, and homemade pastries.
Along with snacks, the innkeepers often greet guests with complimentary beer or wine.
Travel up Esplanade to reach the cemeteries, City Park, or Bayou St. John, and the Marigny and French Quarter in the other direction. Bicycle, on foot or cab is the easiest way to get around this neighborhood. The inn offers limited free parking.
Pagoda Cafe (7-minute walk) is popular for its quality coffee, cute outdoor patio, and breakfast tacos. Make a reservation at Crescent City Steakhouse (14-minute walk) for quality steak in a nostalgic atmosphere. Willie Mae's Scotch House (12-minute walk) serves some of the best fried chicken in the city (or country).
Stop by Pirogue's (9-minute walk) for a delicious frozen drink, or Pal's Lounge (20-minute walk) to rub elbows with the locals over a Gingerita (ginger margarita).
WHY WE LIKE IT
You’ll fall in love with this romantic block of Esplanade Avenue, and this splendid mansion fits right in with the spirit of the neighborhood.