Avenue Inn Bed And Breakfast
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... soaked from head to foot we also learned to always carry raincoats with us, as umbrellas can be useless in a tropical southern downpour where the rain can come at you sideways, buckets of water drenching everything just like in Thailand.
As part of our explorations we took a few guided tours plus two Viator tours: one on the Mississippi River on the steamboat Natchez, and the other, my favorite, first past the gorgeous ...
... cat. Both very famous in New Orleans musical history and have been the stomping grounds of some of the best blues and jazz bands to walk this earth.
Day 3 a tale of two cities (and a hurricane)
New Orleans is full of amazing history. This is clearly evident in its architecture. There are many street tours you can take to learn about the past. It's very fun, you can learn about the past, and importantly, New Orleans' musical history (birthplace ...
... 7.30 and we headed to our first tour stop which was about a 1.5 hour drive.
OAK ALLEY PLANTATION
Sugar cane was basically like a Gold mine in New Orleans back in the day so the people that owned Sugar Cane Plantations were extremely wealthy with massive mansions on their properties. Today these plantations are tourist attractions for people like us! The plantation got its name from the alleyway of oak trees that line the driveway up to the ...
... daquari bottle this year and we went in search of our first concert. We saw several bands setting up but when we got to the Louis Louis Pavillion (so named for Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong) we recognized the lead singer. He is fairly hard to miss and the name "Big Al" doesn't really do him justice. "Big Al" is 500+ pounds if he is an ounce. Last year when we had been wandering down Rue Bourbon Caroline and I had stepped into a venue that was standing room only ...
... all the hype I was left a little disappointed.
Day 42 - 1st November 2013
Finally left New Orleans, Paul was going home today to spend more time with his family so there will be 4 of us to carry on for a bit. Heading to Vicksburgh which is on the way to Memphis.
Took us most of the day travelling, got to the Motel fairly late, ordered chinese and watched a film called Mama. Pretty scary that is.
Day 43 - 2nd November 2013
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I could not have been happier with the way Joe and his wife helped us planned our run away wedding! It was an unforgetable experience.
Wonderful place to stay
This, my first experience with a B&B, has undoubtedly changed my outlook on travel accommodations. The Avenue Inn is a vast departure from the monotony of cookie cutter hotels in which every room is the same. The rooms are large and tastefully furnished. I've come to understand that a B&B experience centers on the traveler being the house guest of the owners. Accordingly, Joe and Bebe are indeed the consummate hosts Â nearly always available for a word or advice about what to do in and around town. Continental breakfast is available in a beautiful dining room, offering more choices than expected from a continental breakfast. In addition, being a history student, it was quite pleasing that the hosts were eager to share the history of the house and the area with guests.
What a place!
I just returned from Louisiana and what a place the Avenue Inn was! Joe and Bebe will take great care of you and are interested in making sure you enjoy your stay in New Orleans. The B&B is located in a wonderful part of town, close to many uptown attractions--and not far at all from the famed french quarter. In addition to the friendly staff, convenient location, and a tasty continental breakfast with lots of variety, the house itself is very inviting, with its own personality. Be sure to have Joe give you the home's history. The Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast was a major contributing factor to one of the better trips I've taken in my life. Next time I'm in the Big Easy, you'll find me at the Avenue Inn.
The Avenue Inn was a pleasure
My wife and I recently stayed at the Avenue Inn. We are, in fact, returning for the first weekend of Mardis Gras this year. The owners, Joe and Bebe Rabhan, were extremely pleasant and accomidating. The location is excellent and the rooms are beautiful. This B&B is full of New Orleans' charm and history and worth a look if you're coming to the Big Easy.
Heaven On The Avenue
I was recently in New Orleans and a friend had suggested staying at Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast. Wow! I've always stayed in in hotels when in New Orleans but can't wait to return to the Avenue Inn!!Owners Joe and Bebe Rabhan were delightful and have a beautiful home. It is obviuos they have put so much love and care into making this such a warm and inviting place. We had a large room and really comfortable beds - I slept like a baby. Everything was extremely clean and breakfast in the mornings was very pleasant. My compliments to the staff! The only complaint I have is my trip was too short! I look forward to staying in this lovely home once again. Thank you!
The Inn is a lovingly restored house with delightful hosts. The room was very nicely done and was extremely comfortable.We were there with friends to celebrate 2 50th birthdays. Our hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to create a wonderful Birthday Party.We most certainly will be back !!!!!!!
Absolutely Amazing Avenue Inn B&B
My wife and I, and the wife of our very dear friend recently conspired to surprise him on his birthday. After some deliberation we decided to go to New Orleans, as none of us had ever been there before. It took several weeks of looking, but we finally decided on a B&B as opposed to a hotel. We finally settled on the Avenue Inn B&B owned by Joe and Bebe Rabhan. My wife and I arrived the day before our friends, and were immediately and pleasantly surprised. The Avenue Inn, built in 1891, is a wonderful example of the architecture of the time. It is being painstakingly restored by the Rabhans with great attention to the slightest detail. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Joe & Bebe and given a complete history and tour of the home, and made to feel as if, for the next several days, this would be our home as well.Several months prior to our arrival, we booked our reservations with Joe, and explained that this was a surprise birthday for our friend. Joe suggested ways in which we could celebrate our friend's birthday, New Orleans' style. He then went out of his way to take care of these arraignments personally. Joe ordered and picked up a New Orleans' style cake, which he had waiting in our friend's room, along with Marti Gras style beads and birthday balloons. Joe also suggested that if we wanted any celebratory 'spirits' that we call and order those 'spirits' and he would personally pick them up from the store and have them in the room when our friends arrived. When our friends did arrive, Joe gave them the same history and tour of his home that he gave us. When he showed them to their room, all of the birthday surprises that he promised were in the room exactly as he said they would be. Even my friend's wife who was in on the plans from the beginning was amazed at the attention to detail that Joe had paid to this one surprise birthday.Our stay at the Avenue Inn was nothing less than incredible. Everyone, Joe, Bebe, and the entire staff bent over backwards at every turn to make sure our stay in their home was one we would never forget. No detail was too small, from the attention paid to the continental breakfast offered every morning, to the attention paid to our rooms by the housekeeping staff, all guests were treated as if they were family.My wife and I have traveled extensively and have stayed in many B&Bs. We can honestly say that we have not had a more enjoyable experience, or spent time in a more beautiful B&B than the Avenue Inn on St. Charles Ave. Renovations continue on this magnificent home with the intention of restoring it to its original 1891 condition.The Avenue Inn B&B is an absolute must visit, must see experience. We will be revisiting the Avenue Inn regularly!!!!
The Inn Place To Stay
My husband and I were offered tickets to go the the Sugar Bowl game last week in New Orleans. We had never been there before and figured "why not?" Some friends of ours love New Orleans and visit frequently. We asked where to stay and they said of all the places they have stayed the place they enjoyed most was a Bed and Breakfast called The Avenue Inn. We were a bit reluctant as we knew we'd have a lot of questions about the area/how to/etc. Whoa! Were our concerns ever unnecessary. The propiertors Joe and Bebe couldn't have been more knowledgeable and the accommodations were divine. It was like spending a few days with a private concierge at your disposal...even though they seem to treat everyone that way. No request to big, no question too silly, it was clear that they were there to make sure everyone had the best time possible. The Inn was immaculate and the furnishings were great. We can't imagine going back to New Orleans and staying anywhere else. If you've never been to The Big Easy and want a great place to stay with super friendly and knowledgeable people, make sure you stay at The Inn on The Avenue!
Another way of spelling hospitality
Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast is another way to say "Hospitality." The Innkeeper and his lovely wife made my husband and I feel as though we were their personal VIP guests. The Inn's confortable and charming decor says home, not hotel. The location was just right.
You can do much better
From the beginning, you feel like you're imposing on the owners, rather than being a guest. Rooms appear thrown together to get tourists in as fast as possible, shoddy paint jobs, bathroom door so ill fitted that we had to leave the room to give the bathroom occupant privacy. Not very clean. You're not allowed to open the cheap, mismatched window shades, even if there was a view. The "continental breakfast" is okay.
The staff are very nice though. For $200 a night (after tax), there are FAR MORE LUXURIOUS B&B's to stay at. Even a youth hostile is better kept. If you want a REAL Garden District B&B experience, go somewhere else-there are plenty others out there!