Le Pelican

This is the original write-up for Le Pelican Suite, written in 2014:  This second-floor, two-room suite is the most private and quiet of our accommodations. Its long balcony peeks through the oleander tree in our neighbor’s backyard. The tree blooms two or three times a year and, when it does, the air is as sweet as candy.  You can see the Superdome from this balcony. 

This suite gets its name from the pelican and fleur-de-lis motifs stenciled above the original baseboards in its sitting room. The brown pelican in its piety is Louisiana’s state bird, featured on the flag and on the state seal. “Union, Justice, and Confidence” is the Pelican State’s motto. New Orleans was originally little more than a swamp, and you can still spot butterflies, night herons, crows, and, of course, pelicans! You can even see alligators in Bayou St. John at the City Park end of our street.

The suite is painted in a cheery mix of lavender and spring green (with purple ceilings!) and offers the sweetest ambient morning light through the shutters. The balcony is a pleasant place to enjoy that first cup of coffee before breakfast is served. Other furnishings include an elaborate, full-size canopy bed, and a craftsman-style mirror over the historic mantlepiece. We love this suite’s enchanting simplicity!

If you want to read an updated (September 2019) description of this suite,  click here.  We don’t have any bad suites.  Each one is as uniquely decorated and full of amenities as any New Orleans neighborhood.  Welcome to La Belle Esplanade.  You belong here.

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In Suite Amenities

  • Antique full bed
  • Second floor
  • Private rear balcony
  • Flat screen TV
  • Antique clawfoot tub
  • Equipped with shower head
  • 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