This is a really nice suite. There are plenty of unique New Orleans hotel suites but this one stands out. It would. La Belle Esplanade is a colorful landmark. People take pictures of it all day long. This is real New Orleans. We are close to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street, but we are far enough away to be in the real New Orleans where you can get a peaceful night’s sleep in a historic and colorful mansion.
Les Pêches Suite has a sitting room, a bed room, a private bath with clawfoot tub, and a private balcony that overlooks Esplanade Avenue through the century-old live oak trees that line our street. There are always squirrels in the oaks. Sometimes there are night herons. They are magnificent birds.
THE MOST UNIQUE NEW ORLEANS BOUTIQUE HOTEL SUITE?
I don’t know if I’d go so far that Les Pêches Suite is the most unique but it’s certainly in the top ten. La Belle Esplanade has five suites.
Pêches is the French word for fish. It’s not pronounced ‘peaches.’ It’s pronounced ‘pesh.’ This suite is decorated with all sorts of whimsical and thought-provoking fish art.
This is a large suite in the front of the house. La Belle Esplanade was built in 1883. The whole mansion is filled with original period details from floor to twelve and a half foot ceilings. This suite is on the second floor, so there is a steep period staircase to get to bed. There is nothing treacherous about the stairs but I think I should mention it. There is no elevator.
This is a really big suite. The bed is queen-sized. You go out on the balcony through a window that goes into the ceiling. Men are always fascinated by this. The sitting room is equipped with a desk that is an exact replica of the one used by The Most Interesting Man in New Orleans. The whole inn is full of interesting things to look at. La Belle Esplanade, like New Orleans, is all about stories.
We only have five suites at La Belle Esplanade so we tend to fill up early during busy times of year. Plan ahead!
The longer you stay, the more you’ll discover how much more there is to explore in New Orleans. Ours is a city with welcome surprises around every corner. 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). We are a top pick place to stay in the Lonely Planet guide and we’ve been recommended in a few international guidebooks, too. Any vacation in Les Pêches Suite will be the stuff from which good memories are made.
- Queen bed
- Second floor
- Private front balcony
- Antique clawfoot tub
- Equipped with shower head
- Flat screen TV
- Coffee Maker
- Tea kettle
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Free wi-fi
- White noise machine
- Complimentary curated breakfast in our dining room
- In-room refrigerator
- Complimentary drinks
- Personalized advice from two New Orleans goodwill ambassadors who love what they do