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Top 12 Best Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans

The best spots for a cozy bed and breakfast in all of New Orleans.

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New Orleans has a unique culture unlike anywhere else in the United States. The city has bits of France, Spain, and the South all influencing the culture here. There is no better way to experience NOLA than staying in one of its beautiful and historic Bed & Breakfasts.
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#1: The Degas House

2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA

The Degas House is the historical home of the famous impressionist Edgar Degas. The house was originally built in 1854 making it one of the oldest homes on this list. It is now a museum and one of the best Bed and Breakfasts you can stay in in New Orleans. The House has 9 beautiful rooms and serves a delicious creole breakfast every morning. The breakfast includes 1 bloody mary or mimosa. This bed and breakfast is perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary, a weekend get-away, or just exploring New Orleans. The House is also available to host weddings.

Degas House Amenities:
  • 9 rooms available
  • Jetted tubs in some rooms
  • Authentic creole breakfast included with stay
  • Bottle of Sherry in room
  • Guided Tour of Museum included
  • AC in Room
  • Private parking in secured, lighted, and gated lot

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#2 - Parisian Courtyard Inn

1726 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Parisian Courtyard is an old mansion in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. This B&B is perfect for hosting parties and weddings with its three separate outdoor spaces. Breakfast is made fresh every morning and included with the room.

Parisian Courtyard Inn Amenities:
  • 10 rooms available
  • AC in each room (important in New Orleans)
  • Breakfast included with stay
  • Fridge in room

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#3 - HH Whitney House

1923 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116

The HH Whitney House is a smaller B&B with less rooms than some of the other rooms on this list. You can book a few of the rooms as a set in order to sleep a family if you want to. The inn also added a pool and hot tub to the tropical garden area in the back.

HH Whitney House Amenities:
  • 5 rooms available
  • Pool and Hot Tub
  • 3 rooms have shared bathroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast included
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks 

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the outside of the Fleur De Lis, a bed and breakfast in new orleans

#4 - Fleur De Lis Mansion

1216 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Fleur de Lis Mansion is more of a themed Bed & Breakfast rather than a historic building. The rooms are themed to be fun and romantic.
The breakfast is a continental breakfast with bagels, cream cheese, fruit, juice, and hot coffee. They also have complimentary wine served each night between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the dining room. The mansion also has a history of being haunted.

Fleur de Lis Mansion Amenities
  • 11 themed rooms available
  • Soaking tubs in room
  • Hot Tub
  • Theater room
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A picture of the outside of the french quarter lanaux mansion

#5- The French Quarter Lanaux Mansion

547 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

The Lanaux Mansion is a Bed and Breakfast located in the French Quarter which is one of the most desirable locations in the city. The mansion has 7 different rooms available, some of which can accommodate larger groups. Most B&Bs on this list only have rooms for 2 people while the Lanaux has rooms that can sleep 2 to 6 to 12 people.

The French Quarter Lanaux Mansion Amenities:
  • 7 rooms available
  • Continental breakfast in room
  • Rooms available for up to 12 people
  • AC in room
  • Noise machine and Ear plugs in each room

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#6- Terrell House Bed and Breakfast

1441 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Terrell House is a gorgeous home that has antique features, but doesn't feel as old as some of the other mansions on the list. The buildings have a brighter look to them using more yellows and greens instead of reds on their interiors. Access to a nearby athletic club is also included with each booking.

Terrell House Amenities:

  • 14 rooms available
  • Southern Style Breakfast
  • Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, and Robes provided in room
  • Floor to ceiling windows

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#7- Canal Street Inn

3620 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Canal Street Inn is located near the center of the city and provides access to everywhere you might want to visit. The Building itself maintains its early architecture, giving the space great character, but opts for more contemporary decorations and furniture in the rooms. The Inn provides a great southern style breakfast for guests every morning.

Canal Street Inn Amenities:
  • 11 Rooms available
  • Southern Style Breakfast
  • Luxury linens and modern style beds
  • AC and extra fan
  • Personal safe

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#8- Ashton's Bed and Breakfast

2023 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116

Ashton's Bed and Breakfast really embraces the New Orleans culture. They have themed rooms based on different parts of the city as well as some rooms themed on different aspects of the city like the Mardi Gras room or the Cajun Kitchen room. This B&B also has one of the fancier breakfasts we've seen, so come ready to eat some great food!

Ashton's Bed and Breakfast Amenities:
  • 8 themed rooms available
  • Private baths
  • Individual room AC
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Gourmet breakfast

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#9- Maison Perrier

4117 Perrier Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

The Maison Perrier (Painted Lady) is a registered historical building from 1892. The building was carefully renovated in 1997 and now serves as a beautiful Bed and Breakfast. This inn serves a southern style breakfast every morning and features some bright 19th century style rooms while also adding in modern amenities. Many of the rooms have marble floors and jetted tubs in the bathrooms.

Maison Perrier Amenities:
  • 9 rooms available
  • Southern Style Breakfast
  • Marble Floored Bathrooms
  • King Sized Beds available
  • Ceiling Fans

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#10 - Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast

2631 Prytania Street New Orleans LA 70130

The Sully Mansion is one of the best preserved mansions from the architect Thomas Sully. It boasts tall ceilings with ornate ceiling medallions, a grand stairway, and original stained glass windows. Sully Mansion has found the perfect balance of well-kept and clean, while still feeling vintage and artistic, making it the perfect location for your next New Orleans stay. 

Sully Mansion Amenities:
  • 8 rooms available
  • Jetted Tubs
  • King Sized Bed
  • Pastry, Orange Juice, and Coffee
  • Air Conditioning

Note: There is no off street parking at the Sully Mansion. 
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#11 - Fairchild House Bed and Breakfast

1518 Prytania St., New Orleans, Louisiana

The Fairchild House is a basic Bed & Breakfast that is close to all of the action. The house is in the Lower Garden district where you can quickly access many of the fun things to do in NOLA. The B&B is attached to a great plant based restaurant that serves great vegan and vegetarian foods.

Fairchild House Amenities:
  • 12 rooms available
  • Private bathrooms
  • AC
  • Plant- Based Breakfast

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#12 - Balcony Guest House

2483 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117

The Balcony Guesthouse is an iconic looking Bed and breakfast with a wrap around 2nd floor balcony overlooking the street. The Balcony is located in Marigny, just downriver from the French Quarter. Attached to the guest house is their restaurant the Silk Road which serves some delicious asian creole food you need to try during your stay. The rooms themselves are split between 2 buildings and decorated in 19th century and indochine style. Rooms 1 & 3 even have access to the B&B's beautiful wrap around balcony that the guest house is known for.

Balcony Guest House Amenities:
  • 14 available rooms
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Microwave
  • Blackout curtains

Breakfast is not currently listed as complimentary, but the rooms are much less expensive than the other entries on this list.

If you're looking for a top brunch spot during your New Orleans visit check out the Degas House for an authentic creole brunch that's just to die for.