Le Pelican Suite

This is a really nice suite.  Is this the most unique New Orleans hotel suite that you can find in this fair city we call home?  No.  It isn’t.  La Belle Esplanade has five suites altogether.

Le Pelican suite has a bedroom, a sitting room, a private bath, and a private balcony.  The balcony is really private because the oleander trees grow up around it.  You should smell them in bloom.  It’s very quiet in the back of the house.  That’s what’s nice about making your headquarters in our neighborhood:  You’re close to all the tourist must-dos, but you are far enough away to be in the real New Orleans where people make the best memories.


bedroom Le Pelican Suite
The antique bed in Le Pelican Suite at La Belle Esplanade


The Pelican is Louisiana’s state bird and Le Pelican Suite is a salute to the mighty pelican, to the great state of Louisiana, and New Orleans history.  It’s really a beautiful suite.  They all are, really.

You shouldn’t come to New Orleans to hang out in your room.  That said, we had a lot of couples recently who stayed in Le Pelican Suite for a week or more.  Though this is one of our smaller suites, there is more than enough room to make Le Pelican Suite your home base.  I make it sound small but it is bigger than anything you’ll get at the the chain hotels, unless you want to stay in the Presidential Suite at the Ritz.

sitting room in Le Pelican Suite
The colorful sitting room in Le Pelican Suite at the #1 small hotel in New Orleans.

La Belle Esplanade is in a mansion originally built in 1883.  Almost everything in this suite is original.  Step back in time.  Sleep the sleep of the contented and dream sweet New Orleans dreams.

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 Le Pelican Suite is waiting for you.

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In Suite Amenities

  • 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 blazing fast 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.