La France Suite

This is a nice suite.  Is this the most unique New Orleans hotel suite you can find?  No.  We have four more.

La France Suite has a bedroom, a sitting room, a private bath, and a private balcony that overlooks the gardens in back.  It’s a quiet suite.  What’s nice about our part of New Orleans is that it is peaceful.  Our neighborhood is close to the French Quarter but it is also a world away.  Get a good night’s rest in style.

Sitting room in La France Suite
Sit and plan for your next adventure in La France Suite’s private sitting room.



The walls and ceilings are painted in the colors of the French flag: blue, white, and red.  There are some interesting books about France on the mantle—-you know they are interesting because The Most Interesting Man in New Orleans donated them to us.  The walls have posters and paintings commemorating the Krewe de Jean d’Arc, one of the parades that opens the Mardi Gras season every year.

La Belle Esplanade is located in a colorful historic mansion built in 1883.  The architectural details, the doors, the floors, they’re all original.  This suite is on the second floor.  There is a steep staircase.  It’s not unnavigable, I go up and down it several times a day, but you do have to walk up stairs to get to your luxurious suite—that’s why the balcony has such a nice view.

The mansion gets narrower the further it stretches from the street so this suite is on the smaller side.  When I say small, you’re not going to notice.  You can do a cartwheel in here, and, with the twelve and a half foot ceilings, you won’t be able to jump to touch the ceiling.  There is plenty of room.  The plantation-sized (full-sized, basically) antique bed is unlike any you’ve ever slept in.  This is a piece of elegant history.  You’ll see.

We only have five suites at La Belle Esplanade so we tend to fill up early during busy times of year.  Plan ahead!

No one ever says their visit is too long.  It is always too short.  The longer you are here, the more you’ll discover to explore.  La Belle Esplanade has been ranked the #1 place to stay in New Orleans on TripAdvisor since April 2014 (and we’ve also been rated the #2 place to stay in the U.S. and #16 in the world).  All of our suites are nice. Our La France Suite is waiting for you.


  • Antique full bed
  • Second floor
  • Private rear balcony
  • Antique clawfoot tub
  • Equipped with shower head
  • Flat screen TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Tea kettle
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Free wi-fi
  • Complimentary curated breakfast in our dining room
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Complimentary drinks
  • An authentic New Orleans experience that will make you look forward to coming back.