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10 Cozy Bed and Breakfasts in New Orleans

07:00 March 29, 2024
By: Eliana Sarfati-Magill

New Orleans has a thriving tourism industry for a multitude of reasons. The food, the music, the culture, and the history make it a destination for travelers in the U.S. and abroad. The city also has a wide range of hotels, hostels, Airbnbs, and other accommodations to stay in. Bed and breakfasts are an incredible way to feel at home and comfortable in a new city and still have a luxurious upscale experience.

Since NOLA is a hospitality-centered city, there are many great bed and breakfasts to choose from. Here are 10 wonderful bed and breakfasts to book while visiting New Orleans.

10 NOLA Bed & Breakfasts to Visit

1. The Okra Inn

Multiple Locations, theokrainn.com

[Courtesy of the Okra Inn's Website]

Come fall in love with New Orleans while staying at the Okra Inn. Each of their two gorgeous properties are available to be rented as individual rooms or as full rental units.

Each has six bedrooms and several bathrooms to ensure a comfortable and homy stay in the city. Their Carrollton location offers the beauty of Uptown New Orleans and pleasant neighborhood to stroll through. The Mid-City location is just a few blocks off the streetcar line, making it a quick trip directly into the French Quarter and bucolic City Park.

2. Parkview Guest House

7004 St. Charles Ave., 504-861-7564, parkviewguesthouse.com

[Courtesy of Parkview Guest House's Website]

Parkview Guest House is aptly named for its well-situated view of Audubon Park, right on St, Charles Avenue. Some rooms offer balcony views of the park and others offer ornate beds circa 1800. No matter which you choose for your stay, a comfortable and unique experience is guaranteed.

Breakfast is served each morning from 7-10 a.m. It includes fresh pastries, breads, eggs, sausages, and other delicious bites. After breakfast, Parkview's ideal location make it easy to hop on the streetcar or cross the street into Audubon Park for a beautiful stroll.

3. Inn at the Old Jail

2552 St. Philip St., 504-301-5743, innattheoldjail.com

[Courtesy of Inn at the Old Jail's Website]

The Inn at the Old Jail lived many lives before becoming the refurbished establishment it is today. Built as a police station, it has been a library and a community center before its current form. History lovers will be happy to experience the monument to a police station and jail of a different era, and architecture lovers will admire the beautifully restored interior.

The inn is made up of nine beautifully furnished rooms and ample common spaces known to host nights of music, dancing, and more. Its location in the historic Tremé neighborhood places it in a cultural epicenter of the city with plenty of soul food, music, and history to experience.

4. The Mansion on Royal Street

2438 Royal St., 504-523-2197, royalstcourtyard.com

[Courtesy of the Mansion on Royal Street's Website]

The Mansion on Royal Street is perfect for anyone looking to spend their trip in the French Quarter living like a king. This restored Greek Revival mansion embodies key elements for New Orleans' architectural history. Each room is uniquely and ornately decorated, and some even offer the essential French Quarter experience of stepping out a bedroom window onto an airy balcony overlooking the street.

The mansion is centrally located just a few blocks from the French Market, making the entire French Quarter a short walk away. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of an 1800s French Quarter mansion during your stay in NOLA.

5. Audubon Cottages

509 Dauphine St., 1-800-935-8740, auduboncottages.com

[Courtesy of the Audubon Cottages' Website]

This historic French Quarter mansion was once owned by John James Audubon, namesake of the local Audubon Park, and now you can walk in his footsteps during your stay in New Orleans. This accommodation offers several cottages all surrounding a classic French Quarter-style courtyard that is proudly home to the oldest pool in the Quarter.

Some of the cottages are said to be haunted, but don't let that stop you from booking this oasis getaway in the heart of the French Quarter. Adventure and history are just a short walk away during your stay here.

6. Fairchild House

1518 Prytania St., 504-524-0154, fairchildhouse.com

[Courtesy of Fairchild House's Website]

The Fairchild House is located in the beautiful and historic Garden District, offering a traditional bed and breakfast experience. Delicious breakfast is served each morning for guests to start the day right.

Each room is decorated in a cozy historically Victorian-style sure to make any visitors feel they are in a different time. Enjoy the communal courtyard and garden each morning before heading out for a day of touring. This accommodation has the perfect location and is just a short walk from antique shops, restaurants, and historic Garden District mansions.

7. Ashton's Bed and Breakfast

2023 Esplanade Ave., 504-942-7048, ashtonsbb.com

[Courtesy of Ashton's Bed and Breakfast's Website]

Ashton's Bed and Breakfast is located on the beautiful and historic Esplanade Avenue, canopied by trees and Spanish Moss. This historical bed and breakfast is just a few blocks away from the French Quarter and all the site seeing it offers.

Ashton's does not mess around when it comes to breakfast. Each morning comes with pastries, fresh juice, coffee, and a unique entrée. The food is often Creole and Cajun inspired and is always delicious. Potential breakfast options include sweet potato French toast, Bananas Foster waffles, and eggs Benedict with Cajun hollandaise.

8. Auld Sweet Olive

2460 N. Rampart St., 504-947-4332, sweetolive.com

[Courtesy of Auld Sweet Olive's Website]

Auld Sweet Olive is located is the Marigny, just a short walk away from the French Quarter. The Marigny is a favorite neighborhood among locals and offers some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, and streets to stroll along in the city. Each room is decorated eclectically, with historical charm mingling with modern style. After a long day of touring the city, guests will be happy to enjoy the courtyard and pool as an escape from the hot Louisiana summers.

Breakfast at Auld Sweet Olive is complementary is each morning and is the perfect way to start the day right. Each breakfast includes an egg dish, sweet option, toast with local jams, a charcuterie board, and more. Coffee lovers will happily enjoy their freshly brewed coffee, and caffeine-free folks will love their juices and teas.

9. Chimes

1146 Constantinople St., 504-453-2183, chimesneworleans.com

[Courtesy of Chimes' Website]

Chimes is tucked just a few blocks off the St. Charles streetcar, line making it the perfect spot for visitors looking to hop around the city and see all it has to offer. This classic bed and breakfast is a cozy and comfortable option for anyone visiting New Orleans. Enjoy living like a local in a residential neighborhood and let the Southern hospitality soak in.

Breakfast each morning offers a choice of a pastry plate, egg dish, or avocado toast for $15. Food is made fresh each day and bread and pastries are sourced from local bakeries. Each night at 7 p.m., coffee is served on the porch for guests to gather and enjoy the evening weather.

10. Mansion on St. Charles

2409 St. Charles Ave., 1851mansiononstcharles.com

[Courtesy of Mansion on St. Charles' Website]

The Mansion on St. Charles offers the experience of living like a local directly on St. Charles. See the streetcar roll by while enjoying coffee and breakfast on the porch before hopping on the trolley to head downtown. Enjoy whichever of the distinctly decorated and well-styled rooms you choose and soak in the classic local architecture.

The common areas include a kitchen with all the necessary amenities, made better by its beautiful stained-glass windows. Enjoy the comfort of home from far away staying on this famous street.

Southern Hospitality

Whether you choose a cottage in the Marginy or a restored mansion on St. Charles, New Orleans has all bases covered when it comes to cozy bed and breakfasts to spend a night or three. Don't miss out on the opportunity to live like a local and explore the beautiful pocket neighborhoods that make up the city of New Orleans. Book a room now at any of these beautiful accommodations to guarantee a relaxing and rejuvenating trip to NOLA.

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