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Avenue Inn Bed And Breakfast in New Orleans, LA

Avenue Inn Bed And Breakfast in New Orleans, LA

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This restored 1891 Queen Anne style mansion on the streetcar line, is only minutes from French Quarter, Superdome Arena, WWII museum, art district, aquarium, zoo, insectarium, parks, and shopping. The house is filled with period/eclectic furnishings and has modern amenities like private bathrooms, cable and wireless Internet access. Whether you are visiting New Orleans for pleasure or business, we are conveniently located to everything.

History

Established in 2001.

Joe was in the hotel business and the couple were looking to continue his vocation after he took an early retirement.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.76

Address: 4125 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70115
  • Mon: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Comments (42):

1. Linzer R.
This beautiful old house is the best B&B I've ever been too! The beds were amazingly comfortable and the rooms were sizable and beautiful. For breakfast, tasty simple options are available for eating in or grabbing to take with you on your daily excursion. There are also fruit and treats available all day for your snaking pleasure. Located right on charming St. Charles St. this B&B is a perfect location for enjoying all areas of NOLA (the streetcar runs on St. Charles. Joe, one of the owners, is very helpful if you are wondering what to do with your time. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone who is going to NOLA and I will definitely stay there when I go back!

02/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Joey R.
What a great place!  My wife and I just left here after a wonderful 4 night stay to celebrate our first anniversary.  Joe and Bebe were awesome and even upgraded us to a huge room since it was a special occasion.  The room was great, they had snacks all day long and they were both really helpful in terms of restaurant/site seeing advice.  I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anybody else.  Dont listen to the 1 star reviewer on here.  Joe explained to me what happened and it seemed very reasonable.  You won't regret booking a room here, I promise you.

08/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Allison R.
Owners would rather do business with a bum off the street than customers.  They refused to honor a gift certificate that they had donated to a non-profit auction.  They stated that they would loose money if they honored it and stated that it was their busy season (which is from Oct. to May).  I would not send anyone I knew there since I was greeted with such a nasty attitude.

20/10/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Jung F.
I stayed at Joe and BeBe's B&B during a 4-day work trip (that happily also coincided with Halloween) in 2008 with two other colleagues. They were helpful and welcoming. The house is fun and charming if you love historic buildings--all the details and quality of the architecture fascinate me.  The exterior of the house is unpretentious but the rooms are very nice.  Joe and BebBe have put a lot of work into making their guests comfortable from service (snacks and water available 24/7) to accommodations (plush pillows, bed covers, amazing beds)! The location can't be beat either--right off the street car and just a few stops from the French Quarter in one direction and Tulane University in the other.  I love the rocking chairs on the porch too!

19/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Paula R.
Joe and BeBe were fantastic and wonderfully accommodating hosts at the Avenue Inn B&B.  After greeting us at the door, Joe showed up with two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!  Nummers!  Joe was also very helpful when we were trying to book tours around town to see the sights and sounds and good eats of Nawlins.  Joe and BeBe worked hard to be the middlemen for us to book some tours and classes we wanted to take which was very much appreciated since we would not have known where to start to try and do all that on our own.  The room was beautifully furnished and the Continental Breakfast in the morning was fully stocked and satisfying.  Parking was easy (just parked in the lot behind the mansion) and we could take the super quaint Street Car to the French Quarter.  Thanks for a great stay!

26/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. David H.
After looking into a dozen B and B's in New Orleans, my wife and I decided to stay here.  It was a gorgeous old home and the owners were as friendly and knowledgeable as you can get.  N'Orleans B and Bs don't make breakfast but I'd fly back for the lemon cake that Joe made anytime!
 For great rooms, a great variety, and no worry of ending up near a sketchy part of the Garden District, this is the place to go.  Good, easy parking, unique spaces, and the right type of friendly feel you need!

26/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Christopher M.
I travel a lot for work.  Needless to say, I stay at hotels and B&Bs all the time. The Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast is definitely one of my favorites.  I say this because... 1) The couple who owns the house is awesome!  They will do everything and anything to make sure that you are comfortable and that you are enjoying your visit to New Orleans.  In fact, they even offered to take me to the airport at 4:00 in the morning if my scheduled cab did not show up.  2) They have a snack tower in the dining area full of goodies.  Who does this anymore? Every other hotel will charge you for every little amenity!  3) By far the most comfortable bed I've slept in.  I didn't want to get up for work most mornings just because I felt the bed was almost hugging me and begging me to stay. (sounds cheesy but it's true!) I don't think my colleagues and I will ever to choose to stay elsewhere.

13/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Jimmy S.
My first visit to Avenue Inn B&B. Joe and BeBe are excellent host. They are very helpful in arranging some nice restaurants.  Our room was very clean and comfy. The continental breakfast always included a homemade cake which was a nice touch. Not much of a common area for gathering but we didn't come to NOLA to stay in the house. We would definitely return!

26/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Vicki J.
This is our 7th year staying at Avenue B&B for Mardi Gras. We love the location!! You can not beat it to watch the parades and have a place to come back and drop off all the beads, get some water and take a break.
Joe and Bebe are great and very welcoming. We are excited abbot the new restaurant coming in down the street next to Fat Harry's Bar (which is a blast). The rooms are beautiful and comfortable to stay in. It is nice to be able to grab some water and a snack before going out the door to the next parade or to see live music (it is always on hand for you). It is easy to grab a cab to the French Quarter or the Street Car to go up town. We will continue to stay at the Avenue B&B each year for Mardi Gras......until we move there.

10/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Rich W.
Excellent location right on St. Charles with a street car stop to the Quarter right in front. You are staying with the people that own the Inn, Joe and Bebe, not some faceless company. They bend over backwards for you and we had a great stay. Munchies included with light breakfast is perfect because lunch and dinner in NOLO is pretty heavy! Our room was on the first floor, with a bedroom, sun room, and bathroom. The house is old, but that's the idea.  
Highly recommended!

09/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Rachel N.
We read multiple reviews of varies bed and breakfasts in the New Orleans area and couldn't be more happy that we chose the Avenue Inn. The innkeepers were so inviting and the hotel itself was simply beautiful. It was located directly on a street car line, so transportation was a breeze, and there were even a few restaurants and bars within walking distance if you didn't want to travel very far for a bite to eat. The hotel was kept up fantastically, and the breakfast in the morning was a great was to start the day. Plus- there was a snack tower in the dining room so you could grab a snack throughout the day if you want! To sum it up- I definitely recommend visiting the Avenue Inn.

01/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Tiffany S.
Joe assisted with a transportation scheduling issue - Much appreciated. The Inn is clean and well maintained, with numerous breakfast choices.

05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Katherine B.
Great place!  Fantastic architectural details!  Very comfy beds, bathroom in every room, great staff, great location with trolly stop right in front!  Definitely coming back!

26/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Leslie C.
This was a great place for the price (with the name-your-price deal I got!). I like how my room had its own thermostat (unique for B&Bs), it was big, the bed was very comfy, and it was quiet. Th owners are very welcoming and try to make it the best stay for you as possible. It is in a great safe location, and I plan on going back again soon!

15/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Julie K.
My husband and I who own and operate a Bed & Breakfast had the great and glorious opportunity to stay a night at the Avenues B&B on Wednesday, January 23rd.  
When we arrived we were greeted by Joe (one half of the dynamic duo ownership team who has lovingly cared for this grand home for 11 years). We were introduced to the B&B while luxuriating in the parlor and hearing the wonderful tale of ownership.

Afterward we were lead to our room on the second floor that was graciously appointed with both business and leisure travelers alike.
After our night out we came back to the Inn that was warm, welcoming and peaceful.  After a wonderful night sleep, we went down to the dining room for a lovely continental breakfast and stimulating conversation with other fellow travelers from all over the country.

I could not more strongly recommend a New Orleans B&B in that area than the Avenues B&B.  Keep up the great work Joe & Bebe (the other wonderful half of the partnership).

06/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Andrew A.
One of the reasons I booked this B&B was because of the reviews and it set an expectation once we arrived. We stayed Wednesday to Saturday in December. Received the Papa Noel rate for their Queen room.

My wife did not like that she was not addressed when we entered the home or when Joe does his usual spiel about the B&B and NOLA. The roads around the B&B are pretty rough so if you are driving your own car beware you might lose a hub cap or feel sea sick while driving down St. Charles.

Location is good. It is near everything and the Street Car stop is right outside. There is restaurant right next door - we did not eat there but Joe says it is good. Bebe did make a reservation for a City tour that we took the next morning. We also let Joe know that we had made reservations for the Commander's Palace Restaurant (EAT THERE) and he gave us a VIP card to give to the host. The VIP card got us a nice table and a few free extras. Breakfast met our needs - toast, muffins, bagels, cereal, juice, milk, water, snacks, pop tarts, etc. The room also met our needs since we were just sleeping and showering there.

The B&B met our needs but didn't exceed my expectations.

18/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Thomas S.
Joe was awesome!! I had called around to make sure my wife and I could bring my 3 young daughters and he was very generous in making us feel welcome. He even ensured we stayed in rooms next to each other. Upon our arrival, he had cookies freshly baked for the girls as well as their favorite soda. Joe took time to explain all that we could do as a family in NOLA...from restaurants to attractions to shopping.  I definitely would recommend the Avenue Inn!!!

Thank you, Joe!!!

Best regards,  Phil

13/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Karen K.
Cancellation policy---beware, but grateful this time
If you reserve for certain times of year, if you thereafter cancel, they charge you one night's charge.  However, I recently had to cancel a reservation for a premium time, though I cancelled 8 weeks in advance.  They later notified me that they were able to re rent the room, so they were not charging me the night's stay.  Much appreciated....

23/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Julie S.
The boyfriend and I spent a long weekend in New Orleans over Memorial Day. After researching B&Bs online, I found Avenue Inn on Yelp. Staying at Avenue Inn was a fabulous decision and we loved every moment of our stay there. Unfortunately, we never made it down for breakfast (so I can't comment on that), but our room was perfect - nice, clean, cool, spacious - everything we could have asked for. The innkeepers were very helpful and friendly, but not too friendly that it was overbearing. We had plenty of independence. The garden is beautiful and the location is perfect - the streetcar stop is right in front of the house! I highly recommend this B&B. You will not be disappointed!

11/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Kelly R.
I really adored Joe and BeBe's B&B.  It was not obviously a B&B and I felt like I was living in a shared house in uptown.  They are located directly off the tram on St. Charles-which gives easy access to other parts of the city.

If you want a quiet non-crazy place to stay then this is the place for you.  It's really close to Magazine street shops/eateries, too.  

We never had their breakfast but I'm sure it is wonderful--we just wanted to try so many lovely eateries in Nola.

They will also help you find anything that you need around the city-never hesitate to ask.  

We will definitely be staying with them again.

04/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Robert T.
Joe and Bebe are fantastic hosts and they're B&B is absolutely lovely. We had a wonderful stay. They were even able to accommodate my wife's gluten-free needs.

20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Laura L.
My daughter and I stayed at the family run Avenue Inn B&B during orientation for Tulane. The location was wonderful, just two miles down St. Charles Street, an easy cable car ride or 45 min walk (I did both).  We were advised that the owners would be away on vacation and that their son Benji and his wide Jenna would be handling things in their absence.  Everything went smoothly and they both could not have been more gracious, friendly and knowledgable.  Our room was lovely, comfortable, well stocked and spotless (thank you, Nedra!), as was the communal dining area. Sweets and snacks were available around the clock, to enjoy on the front porch, replete with rocking chairs, or to take with you. It's a help yourself, light breakfast, don't expect anything cooked, but as we are not breakfast eaters it was suitable for us.  Furnished with original antiques and family heirlooms, Avenue Inn has a very homey but elegant feel.  A decent family style restaurant next door made dining easy on our first night after arriving late.  Highly recommended.

17/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Kathleen R.
The Avenue B&B was one of the highlights of our recent trip to NOLA.  After a few days on a business trip closer to the French Quarter, coming uptown to this quintessentially charming, Victorian-adorned B&B was a breath of fresh air.

The moment we arrived, Joe and BeBe welcomed us and immediately made us feel like family.  Completely knowledgable about the Uptown / Garden District, as well as Quarter and Marigny, they provided personalized tips about restaurants and attractions.  And not the, "I hear it's good" kind of crap you get from most hotel concierges.  They personally know many of the local restaurant owners and are fixtures in the neighborhood.  They promptly made reservations on our behalf, and helped us rejigger our schedules to fit in one of their local favorites.  They pointed us toward fun dive bars, as well as fine dining spots.

Joe upgraded our room to a lovely one bedroom with a scenic view of St. Charles St.  Our bed was incredibly comfortable and the room was equipped with everything you'd expect in a good hotel. They advised us on an awesome running route in order to see the Audobon Park.  Breakfast was simple, continental variety (try the special cinnamon raisin bread) that's what you really want if you'll be loading up on beignets, fried oysters and Sazeracs later, anyway!  

Located a few miles outside of the French Quarter, the Avenue is on the very same street as the charming NOLA streetcar, and is easily accessible via cabs or bikes.  The prices were also quite reasonable, and I was pleased that there was no three-night minimum stay (something required by many of the other nearby B&Bs).

My only regret re: our stay at the Avenue B&B is that it wasn't longer.  Joe and BeBe are definitely making it on my holiday card mailing list, and the Avenue B&B should make it on your "must-visit" list if you're staying in Crescent City!

10/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Ellen S.
We came here for spring break - my husband & I & our 8 yr old son.  We had a great time. The old home was lovely. Great atmosphere.  Joe and Bebe were very nice hosts. Joe has a very dry sense of humor - sometimes hard to tell when he is kidding.
The location was fabulous - couldn't be better.  Trolly directly outside the door. We did not drive at all while in NOLA.

The restaurant suggestions from the hosts were spot on.

Only challenge for us was that our son is a bit busy and loud.  Joe and Bebe went out of their way to "watch him" in the morning in the TV room while we had coffee.  However, the hosts are also firm about having a nice quiet atmosphere at night (rightly so). That was sometimes a struggle for us.

If I was coming to NOLA again, I would have no hesitation about making a reservation here again.

26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Judy S.
I promised myself I would someday stay at a place on St. Charles Avenue, and I did, and it was the perfect place--the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast. The ambience was gracious and welcoming and perfectly suited  for a stay in a lovely old St. Charles mansion. I was scheduled to be on the third floor, but Joe gave me a room on the first level, with my own entrance, from the front porch. The room was large and tastefully appointed. The desk even contained an old family heirloom--an Underwood typewriter! Joe had a fresh coffee cake each of the five mornings I was there, and I can't say which one was the most delicious. There were tables outside for eating breakfast in addition to the large dining table inside. I enjoyed the stay and will recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans.

16/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Saus A.
I lived in New Orleans many years ago and always prefer staying uptown instead of the French Quarter. In the past we've stayed at a B&B about 10 blocks from the Avenue B&B, but the other B&B's rates were so I high this trip, I looked around and found the Avenue B&B. It will definitely be our new place to stay in NO.

The rooms were nicer, larger and better maintained and the price was about 30% lower. Joe and Bebe couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating. The room we stayed in had it's own entrance and while there was ample parking behind the B&B, there was also plenty of street parking right in front.

The B&B is centrally located so you can get uptown or to the French Quarter very easily. I highly recommend the Avenue B&B.

19/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Juli L.
Make Avenue Inn your first choice for a wonderful place to hang your hat while visiting New Orleans! Perfectly located, clean, safe, friendly & comfortable with a great breakfast to start your day. Joe and Bebe are gracious and the historic Avenue Inn is beautifully maintained. My daughter and I stayed here for two nights and will return again in the spring.

28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Earnie P.
Great location on beautiful St. Charles Ave, a beautiful mansion and very helpful owners and staff. They made my New Orleans experience so much easier and rich.

14/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Darryl S.
Great location, beautiful and historic.  The owners, Joe and Bebe, are always there to make sure we enjoyed every bit of New Orleans.  I will be staying there again next time I'm in NOLA.

19/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
30. Kit B.
We spent five days at the Avenue Inn B&B, and couldn't have had a better stay.

Prior to our stay, we had told innkeepers Joe and BeBe that we were foodies. They emailed us a great list of restaurants - local ones, at that! - to check out. Not a single recommendation was a bad one. Joe and BeBe are true locals - they are friendly with business-owners all over town, and it shows. We told many people that we were staying at the Avenue Inn, and they would say, "Oh, please tell Joe and BeBe that we said hello!" That kind of warmth and authenticity is one of many reasons that I'd recommend staying at the Avenue Inn.

Convenience is a major factor, too. Now I know most tourists want to try beignets. And I know that most also feel that they "have" to go to Cafe du Monde. Well, the Avenue is literally right next door to an excellent local beignet place - New Orleans Coffee and Beignets - that are just as good (if not better) than the stuff you'll wait for at least half an hour in line for at du Monde. Don't bother with du Monde - go next door instead.

Breakfast at the Avenue every morning was great - there was always a home made cake. My favorite was the lemon cake, and I would love the recipe to make at home. It was just wonderful. There were always good pastries, fresh coffee, yogurt, milk, juice, pretty much anything you'd want for a nice light breakfast.

A 24-hour snack tower featuring Pringles, Oreos, bottled water, fresh fruit, dry cereal, crackers, and much more was there for guest convenience at any time - and at no additional cost!

The neighborhoods around the Avenue are good, too, and very walkable. We walked to the Freret neighborhood to a restaurant Joe recommended, down to do shopping on Magazine, to the Garden District for a tour, and when we couldn't walk, we'd take the streetcar to the French Quarter. The streetcar, coincidentally, stops right in front of the Inn.

The room we stayed in was VERY large, tastefully decorated in period antiques and furniture, and clean as a whistle. We had fresh towels and empty trashcans every day, and the bed was made so well you could bounce a penny off of it.

Our bathroom door didn't shut completely, and our shower was very small, but honestly, those are the only two points of constructive criticism that I'd have. (And honestly, it was winter-humid while we were staying, so the door not closing completely could have just been an issue with humidity related swelling.)

Joe and BeBe were friendly. The problem with many B&Bs is that you can sometimes end up with innkeepers who are so friendly you think they're going to just show up in your room with you, or want to spend the day on trips with you. Joe and BeBe weren't like that. They often asked us about our days, asked which trips we went on, and how we liked specific restaurants, but while they were friendly, they were never intrusive.

This was an excellent, excellent stay, and I would absolutely recommend any friend or family member stay at the Avenue - it is a five-star experience.

03/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Chris S.
We couldn't have picked a better place to stay for our long weekend getaway to New Orleans! The accommodations and hospitality were first class. We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone who is looking for a uniquely New Orleans experience.

24/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Jennifer W.
Joe and BeBe are wonderful hosts, welcoming us with a warm chocolate chip cookies and checking us in while sitting in the large living room. It was like visiting with friends, not conducting a financial transaction.

Our room was on the first floor and was quite spacious, even though we were told it was more "boutique" in size than the other rooms. Felt big to us! The bed was comfy, and that was the most important feature.

I am used to the "breakfast" part of B&B being a full sit-down breakfast with multiple courses. But all the B&Bs I've visited were in the MidWest or the East Coast. Perhaps B&Bs in the South are a bit different. It is continental style, but it is a generous continental breakfast, with oatmeal, grits, cereal, hard boiled eggs, cheeses, yogurt, fresh fruit, Poptarts for the kids, bagels, toast, English muffins, and a different pastry and homemade coffee cake every day. And the advantage of this kind of breakfast is that you don't have to come down at a certain time, like some B&Bs. You can even grab a tray and take it back to your room, if you like.

If you are in town to visit Tulane or Loyola, this is a great location right on the street car line. If you are in town to visit the French Quarter, it's a big more of a hassle to get there, but can still be done without hiring a taxi.

14/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Brett B.
my husband and I recently stayed here for our anniversary. what can I say????? It was a wonderful experience from the moment we stepped foot on the property. Last time my husband and I visited New Olreans we stayed at the Ritz Carlton. This time we wanted to try something different and wanted to be in a more beautiful location. Is there a better spot than St. Charles street? If there is then I dont know about it. We got so much more out of staying at this bed and breakfast then we did at the Ritz Carlton. It reminded me of Gone with the wind and I fellt like Scarlett O'hara when I was there. The owners made us feel like it was our own home. It was so quite and romantic.  We are really considering going back in three months for Mardi Gras. We wont consider staying anywhere else.

13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Bob M.
This is a wonderful place to stay and it is the only place we stay when we come to New Orleans. The service is excellent without being overbearing like some bed-and-breakfasts can be. It has a great location on St. Charles the decour is comfortable and interesting and Joe is a walking tour book of everything in New Orleans - restaurants entertainment places to go. We recommend
the Avenue Inn to all of our friends and family.

21/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Rich M.
This place is awesome!

A few weeks ago I stayed here for four days, working from my room for a couple of days and visiting my son who's a junior at Tulane and who was attending a summer school business program.  

Joe and Bebe and their wonderful housekeeper (I feel so badly that I can't think of her name, but she's fantastic) truly made me feel at home.  The place is so homey and comfortable, it felt like I was staying in the home of old friends or favorite relatives!!!  

Along with their terrific accommodations and service, they provided spot-on recommendations for places to eat -- and they hit it out of the park when I said i wanted to go to a really local place with great food that would be something different for me, my son, and several of his school friends.  They turned us onto Frankie & Johnny's, a neighborhood bar and restaurant over on Arabella near Tchoupitoulas St. that's been there since 1942.   It is a must visit place....and it's the kind of local insight that Joe and Bebe are so quick to turn you onto!

My wife and I have visited New Orleans many times over the past few years, to see our son, and we've always stayed in nice hotels. But from now on, we'll be staying with Joe and Bebe, as long as they have room.

Here's what makes this place special:

- Beautiful old home that retains its original charm and warmth
- Literally walk across the street for wonderful walks though the Garden District
- Quiet location while super convenient, right on St.  Charles St.
- Easy access to street cars
- Just a few blocks from Tulane
- Ample, convenient, secure, off street parking
- Great covered porch, perfect for watching the street cars go by
- Big, high ceilinged, roomy rooms
- incredibly comfortable beds
- Great breakfast.......including wonder home-made pastries!!!
- And, fantastic service

Stay there and enjoy it!

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
36. Cara M.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast for four nights in the beginning of March. We wanted to stay away from the French Quarter but have easy access to it. The Inn was perfect for us - in a lovely, quiet neighborhood and easy to reach everywhere else in the city.  We were conveniently able to stroll down Magazine Street and all through the Garden District from there.  Joe and Bebe made us feel at home immediately, welcoming us with warm cookies and a great sense of humor. They're very knowledgeable about the local restaurant scene and happy to give recommendations.

We stayed in the king room (Joe calls it the "Mardi Gras" room because it looks onto St. Charles). It has its own private entrance on the porch, a comfortable bed, and big windows that let in lots of good natural light. It's very quiet despite being in the front of the house. It rained for much of our trip so we had a nice ritual of waking up late and getting a beignet breakfast at the coffee shop next door. We enjoyed having our breakfast on the rocking chairs on the porch or at the cafe table in our room. The Inn is beautiful so I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of the rooms.

We loved our stay at the Avenue Inn and will definitely return next time we're in New Orleans. Thanks Joe and Bebe!

23/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Gina K.
We loved this B&B! Joe and BeBe go out of their way to make your stay memorable and they are very helpful. The breakfast is continental so there is no pressure to arrive at the dining room at a certain time. They have a lovely patio where you can enjoy your food. The house and rooms are clean and comfortable. They are very close to a trolley stop and the beautiful Audubon Park and Zoo.  If you are runner, you can easily jog there and enjoy breathtaking views. My husband and I enjoyed how quiet it was there and it was away from the craziness of the French Quarter, but close enough that we could go in and out of the city easily. I recommend this to anyone traveling to NOLA.
Tim and Gina
Washington, DC

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Shaun H.
Before meeting my fiance I never fancied a stay at a bed & breakfast.  I'm sociable but usually the idea of interacting with people I don't know at a place away from home in place of a hotel just always felt like a very weird concept to me.  It's something I can honestly say I never thought I'd try.  Hotels suited me just fine.  You interacted with someone once and then you were done and that was..well that was ok.  However Stefanie convinced me to try a bed & breakfast a couple years ago and I enjoyed it so when she wanted to do it for New Orleans I wasn't opposed and told her to find one she thought would be good and go for it.

I'm an email type person and the host of Avenue Inn B&B, Joe, was kind enough to answer all of my emailed questions in a timely and personal manner which I greatly appreciated as taking trips are somewhat apprehensive for me and I like everything planned out.  I also spoke with Joe a couple of times on the phone and he was quite nice so I was optimistic about our stay.

The place was quite easy to find and in a good neighborhood where I felt safe.  And believe me, from what I read about New Orleans that's a pretty big deal to consider when you think about where to stay if you're coming in not knowing anything about the city.  Joe was very welcoming and explained how everything worked.  He took our payment up front (we had already done a deposit) and answered all of our questions.  Avenue Inn is predicated upon respectful people who are responsible and well behaved during their stay and I think that's a big consideration when you decide to stay here.  If you're a 20-something looking to hit up Bourbon street every night and get all drunk and come in at 4am I suppose you could stay here but you'd probably be better served elsewhere.

We were then introduced to our room and it was gorgeous.  I posted many pictures for you to see.  Our king sized bed was huge and unbelievably comfortable.  My fiance said it was the best nights sleep she had had in years and I agreed with her on that point.  Our room was room number 3 and I really liked it so much that if we go back I may actually re-request that specific room.  It had a nice big spacious feel to it with the vaulted ceilings, dining room of to the side and pretty good sized bathroom. Importantly for me the place was AIR-CONDITIONED (our last B&B in Ohio was not, something you must consider when considering a historical B&B is that it may not have A/C btw...) and most importantly it stayed very nice and cool 72 degrees the entire time we were there.  I'm a wimp when it comes to the heat and the heat in New Orleans is no joke so having a nice, cool and private place to relax in the evenings is a huge deal to me.

I will say I was a little disappointed we didn't get a cooked-to-order breakfast like we did at our stay in the Ohio B&B but it wasn't too big of a factor for us as we wanted to eat at plenty of spots in New Orleans so we probably wouldn't have used it anyways and I think, as Joe had said, that is also the reason he doesn't do the eggs, gravy, bacon, etc is that most folks who are visiting are there for FOOD and thus he gives you ample things to tide you over in the form of boiled eggs, cereal, some delicious pastries and different manners of fruit.  In the end what I viewed initially as a disappointment in having no cooked-to-order breakfast turned out to be a very moot point as I didn't miss it.  

Joe has met a lot of famous people, as evidenced by his huge book of pictures in the hallway (which you MUST check out, it's really cool) and he is very personable.  His wife Bebe is also quite nice as well, although we only saw her once or twice during our stay.  Joe was able to really alleviate all of my fears about getting mugged, beaten or outright murdered during my time in New Orleans.  Perhaps all of my reading of stories before visiting may have been a bad idea but Joe was able to ease my mind and help me enjoy myself by being a bit less paranoid.  All of the amenities were fantastic, the shower was great and we really enjoyed ourselves, I can think of absolutely zero complaints about our room even if I tried...

My only regret at staying at the Avenue Inn is that we didn't get a little more face time to talk to Joe and Bebe.  I'd really like to hear his story and I'm sure he has a bunch of great stories about New Orleans himself.  I wonder, for example, what he did in his younger years to meet so many celebrities?  I really liked Joe, just would have liked to have seen more of him, but maybe next time. Thanks to Joe also for recommending Snug Harbors Jazz bar!

One last nice thing to mention here, the Avenue Inn has a wonderful porch to sit on in the mornings (when it's only hot, not damned hot!) and I'd recommend you sit aside a bit of time to slow down and just relax one morning after breakfast and sit on the porch and take in some of the New Orleans charm. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  We will def. be back..

13/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Vince D.
Had a terrific stay. Joe and Bebe are great hosts. Love the house and St. Charles location. Will stay again!

26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Laura D.
Joe and Bebe are thoughtful and detail oriented hosts. Their beautiful B&B is nestled in the Garden District on the tree-lined St. Charles Ave.--walking distance from Magazine Street and situated in a gorgeous residential area. Their sunny front patio is perfect for a relaxing breakfast as you watch the streetcars roll by. Our large room was quiet and decorated in a vintage style with all the modern conveniences. Joe and Bebe know the area inside and out and can recommend restaurant and transportation options as you need them. We were very happy with our choice and would definitely stay there again.

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Elaine Y.
Truly as good as it gets!

Our family of 5 felt as though we were staying in the home of friends - Joe and Bebe were not only generous with their time and accommodations, but also they were patient and thoughtful hosts.

The house - Beautiful mansion at a great location. Close enough to the French Quarter that its a short drive, cab or cable car ride away, but situated in a neighborhood that feels home-y and is more quiet. The rooms were generously sized and the water pressure was fantastic (a real treat for Californians accustomed to low-flow shower heads!).

The breakfast - Joe and Bebe are clear and direct about the expectations for the breakfast provided... it is still plentiful and varied. We were very satisfied, and ready to explore NOLA after enjoying the food and company of fellow guests!

The rockers- We loved the rockers on the porch. Oh man.

We truly loved the city of NOLA, but our trip was made so much more special because of Avenue Inn and its proprietors- all of my responses to any questions about my holiday travels have begun with, "We stayed at this fantastic Bed and Breakfast...". It was truly a memorable time for us, in large to Joe and Bebe's hospitality and guidance.

Stayed December 2014

06/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Rachel A.
My husband and I spent five days here and really enjoyed our stay! The house is beautiful and also very homey. Joe was very welcoming and friendly, answering all our questions about New Orleans and what to do. Throughout the trip he gave us good recommendations for restaurants and activities. When we checked in we showed interest in the house, so before walking us to our room Joe took the time to show us around and talk about restoring the house and the history of some of the furniture. Our room was lovely and very comfortable with a private bathroom and a small sitting area. Also, the location is great! A quiet neighborhood uptown and right in front is the St. Charles street car which took us right to all the places in New Orleans we wanted to see. We had rented a car also to drive out of the city, but no worries there is parking out back, as well as street parking in front of the house.

The continental breakfast was a treat - besides the normal bagels, toast, and coffee, there were fresh-baked pastries every morning. We also had options of fresh fruit, cereals (both hot and cold), and a mini-fridge with yogurt and hard-boiled eggs. All this in a beautiful dining room. In addition, there is a corner that has bowls of snacks available 24-hours a day. When we'd come in from our daily activities, we'd always stop by and pick up some crackers, granola bars, or cookies to take back to our room.

All in all we felt very welcome and comfortable. I would recommend the Avenue Inn to anyone who wants to visit New Orleans!

29/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0