While the French Quarter and its surrounds are many visitor's cup of tea, some prefer staying in other parts of town among the locals. Here is a list of some B&B's along St. Charles Avenue, and in the Garden District area.
This colorful group of buildings, dating from the 1840's, is one block from the Mardi Gras parade route, and the St. Charles streetcars, and a few blocks from Magazine Street. In the Bordello Mansion of one building, each room is decorated and named after a famous madam of the Storyville era, such as Miss Egypt Vanita and Miss Lulu White. Among the rooms, there is a large honeymoon suite. Full breakfast is served, and may be enjoyed in the banana courtyard. 1415 Prytania St.
Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast is located at 4125 St. Charles Ave, on the Mardi Gras parade route and the St. Charles streetcar line. In this lovely home, all rooms have private baths, hair dryers, and the usual amenities. Period furnishings and decor grace the house, and a continental breakfast is served daily. Special packages are available.
At 1739 Marengo Street, this B&B is in the uptown area of New Orleans. A couple of blocks off St. Charles Avenue, the inn is convenient to the famous streetcar line that can take you almost anywhere you might want to go. The house boasts splendid architectural details, and there are just three rooms, but all have private baths. There is a large verandah, and a garden in the back.
Maison Perrier is located at 4117 Perrier St. in the Uptown/Garden District area. On the National Register of Historic Places, this Victorian "Painted Lady" has 16 rooms with luxury baths, bath robes, televisions, and other amenities. In addition to a full southern breakfast, wine and cheese is served on happy hour weekends.
The elegant Sully Mansion, at 2631 Prytania St., has 5 guest rooms and two beautiful suites, all with private baths. They feature luxury soaps and linens, King and Queen size beds, and concierge service, among other amenities. It is one block from the St. Charles streetcar line and Mardi Gras parade route.
This beautiful mansion at 2727 St. Charles Ave. is filled with period furnishings, and its rooms and suites come complete with private baths (some have whirlpool tubs. A grand parlor lends view to the streetcars passing nearby. Breakfast may be enjoyed in the dining room or on the porte-cochere balcony.