Welcome to La Belle Esplanade, New Orleans, LA

Why would you settle for visiting New Orleans when you can feel like you live there? At La Belle Esplanade, we’re dedicated to authenticity and building relationships, and that’s why booking our craft hotel is the best choice you can make when looking for a place to stay. Don’t stay in a hotel where nobody knows your name. Don’t settle for somewhere off the rack. Stay with us at La Belle Esplanade!


3 Reasons Why La Belle Esplanade is the Most Unique Hotel in New Orleans


Welcome to New Orleans signWe Offer the Most Authentic New Orleans Experience

You’re not staying in New Orleans to be ignored. You’re here to experience it from a local’s perspective! So, Meet us—your two new friends on Esplanade Avenue—and let us show you the real New Orleans! Our hotel is close to superb local attractions yet far from the crowds and noise of the touristy spots.

Discover Frenchman Street, the Treme neighborhood, the Mardi Gras Indian Museum, the Museum of Free People of Color, and choose from more than 60 restaurants, all located within a halfmile radius of La Belle Esplanade. Trust us: It\’s impossible to have a bad meal in New Orleans. Of the 1300 restaurants in town, we’ve been to more than 600 of them, so we’ll have plenty of great recommendations for you.


We’re an Artisanal Hotel

La Belle Esplanade Owners in front of the craft hotelLa Belle Esplanade is a hands-on experience—the complete opposite of a chain hotel. When you walk through our door, you’ll feel the difference right away. We want you to feel at home with us, as if you’ve known us for years. Here, you can find a real sanctuary where we give you tailored recommendations to make your trip the best it can be. Tell us what you found, and we’ll give you some place better!

La Belle Esplanade is a unique place with lots of personality, just like Melanie, my wife, and myself! The house was built in the 1890s and is full of character, with colorful walls, funky decor, and a welcoming warmth that’s so rare to find these days in hospitality.


We Only Have 5 Suites: Here’s Why

Pink room viewWe warned you—La Belle Esplanade is unique! To ensure the best experience for each of our guests, we only offer five suites: Les Fleurs, Clio, Les Pêches, La France, and Le Pelican. Limiting our rooms allows us to spend quality time with you and not rush away service.

Each of our rooms boasts its own atmosphere and decor, striking the perfect balance between the old charm of New Orleans and whimsical magic of its spirit. On top of complimentary beverages, you’ll also be treated to a delicious, curated buffet featuring local delicacies every morning. Pair it all with a hot cup of coffee and great conversation, and you’ve got the recipe for a successful stay!


We live on a beautiful street, so make your headquarters here for your next vacation!

À votre santé,


—Matthew King and Melanie Schmitt

Your dedicated New Orleans Goodwill Ambassadors