3 Best Hotels in Mid-City and Bayou St. John, New Orleans

1896 O'Malley House

$$ | 120 S. Pierce St., New Orleans, LA, 70115, USA
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Best suited for those seeking a less touristy New Orleans experience, this elegant B&B near the intersection of Canal Street and North Carrollton Avenue offers rooms furnished with antiques and equipped with heavy cypress doors, hardwood floors, and plush drapery at oversize windows. Some rooms include Jacuzzi tubs. Take the nearby Canal Street streetcar for a quick ride downtown, or hop in a cab and take Carrollton to its intersection with the river for a streetcar ride down St. Charles Avenue.

Pros

  • Complimentary snacks, wine, and beer available
  • An iPad loaded with information about New Orleans provided in rooms
  • Good base for Jazz Fest

Cons

  • Roughly 3 miles from the French Quarter and the Garden District
  • Not for guests wanting to be in the middle of the action
  • Most suites can only accommodate two guests
120 S. Pierce St., New Orleans, LA, 70115, USA
504-488–5896
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Ashton's Bed & Breakfast

$$ | 2023 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70116, USA
Ashton's Bed and Breakfast

Few details have been overlooked in this sumptuous 1861 mansion, where distinctively decorated guest rooms have a range of beds, including iron-frame, Shaker, and four-poster. A full breakfast includes such treats as bananas-Foster waffles, eggs Benedict, and sweet-potato French toast. Fresh-baked goods and snacks are replenished throughout the day. The common parlor has a selection of great books, and the back garden is intimate and quiet. Rooms have flat-screen TVs, and some have whirlpool tubs.

Pros

  • Sunny, spacious rooms
  • Nice location not far from New Orleans City Park
  • Excellent breakfast

Cons

  • If you don't have a car, you'll need to take a taxi or city bus to reach the French Quarter
  • More residential area might be too quiet for some
  • Non-refundable deposit required for busy booking times
2023 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70116, USA
504-942–7048
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Edgar Degas House

$$ | 2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70119, USA Fodor's Choice
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This beautiful property was once home to French impressionist Edgar Degas, and today the 1852 mansion retains its original floor plan and colors while the spacious second-floor rooms have chandeliers suspended from 14-foot ceilings. In 2019, the property was named a French monument by the French ambassador to the United States. The owners are happy to give you a tour of the house, which has become a favorite local spot for weddings and private parties. Parlors on the first floor display reproductions of the artist's works. You can have an authentic Creole breakfast in the lush, private rear courtyard. Three rooms have whirlpool baths and balconies.

Pros

  • Meticulously maintained and expertly operated
  • Luxe amenities and extras
  • On the National Register of Historic Places

Cons

  • Not in the middle of the action
  • If you don't have a car, you'll need to catch the city bus or cab it to the Quarter
  • Lots of tour groups and large events
2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70119, USA
504-821–5009
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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