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The Laurel Bed And Breakfast

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

The Laurel is a one-suite bed and breakfast with private bath and sunroom located in the heart of Mid-City. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Endymion Mardi Gras Parade are both a 10-minute walk away. The French Quarter and Central Business District are just a 10-minute drive away. There is a bus stop and the street car (trolly) line within walking distance (5 minutes) which runs to both of these destinations. It is in a residential neighborhood and is only a 5-minute walk to City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art.

Two cats, Ranger and Billy, reside at the Laurel.

We offer a continental breakfast of croissants, muffins, assorted pastries, orange juice, coffee/tea. Special requests for non-cooked items are welcomed (yogurt, cereal, etc).

There is plenty of on-street parking and off-street parking is available upon request.

The home is a beautiful 2-story stucco structure with a red Spanish tile roof. It is architecturally unique and interesting with its arched doorways and doors. The original structure is intact with very few changes to the original design. There are original wood floors and ceramic tiles which have been beautifully restored. The long center hallway serves as the perfect photo gallery for Eliot's photos.

The raised front porch and the front courtyard-style patio is wonderful and a great place to just sit and do nothing. The corner lot offers a beautiful view of the peaceful surroundings of the neighborhood.

Guests can enjoy City Park's Museum of Art, botanical gardens and new walking park.

Laura and Eliot Kamenitz have owned and resided in their home since May 1995. They are the fifth and current owners of this 1924 raised cottage-style house. Laura is a Chemical Engineer and Eliot is a professional Photographer. Ranger is the resident cat whose main job is to do nothing when he's not sleeping. They are all retired and enjoying the life of leisure!

The Laurel is licensed with the City of New Orleans and has been in operation since 1996. Member PIANO, Professional Innkeepers of New Orleans.

Come join us and enjoy the experience of being 'At Home in New Orleans' with Laura and Eliot.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Laura

Laura is a retired engineer from Shell International E&P. Eliot is a retired professional photographer from the New Orleans Advocate Daily Newspaper.

Laura purchased this house in 1995

Why Laura chose New Orleans

Eliot and I bought our home in 1995. We started our Bed and Breakfast in 1996. We are the 5th owners of the home, which was built in 1925.

What makes this house unique

The Laurel Bed and Breakfast offers a home-like experience for visitors to New Orleans. The Laurel is owner-occupied. There is only 1 private suite in our home which allows for dedicated attention to our guests.

The Laurel is licensed and a member of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Debbie! Thank you for the wonderful review of our Laurel. Eliot and I both enjoyed meeting you both and are happy you chose us for the New Orleans visit. I'm happy that I had the chance to meet you before I had to fly off back overseas. We hope to see you in again :).
May 2016
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City Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tub and shower. Lighted vanity with sitting stool.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed in bedroom and 1 full size sleeper sofa in the sunroom.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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The Laurel Bed And Breakfast
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

Gorgeous home and wonderful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Laurel B & B! The bedroom and bathroom were luxurious and the sunroom was the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring NOLA. The neighborhood is convenient for walking to many places and the porch and patio were lovely. Laura was delightful to visit with and we look forward to returning when we visit New Orleans again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our Laurel. You both were lots of fun to talk with over breakfast each morning! We look forward to your next visit :))).
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Great B&B near City Park!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here a couple of nights during our 10 year anniversary road trip. I was born in New Orleans and lived there as a little girl and I wanted to visit again and introduce my hubby to some of my cousins. Laura and Elliot were awesome hosts! We talked with them several times and learned tons about the city and got some great recommendations for dining out! It was such a blessing to be staying with home owners who know and love NOLA! The guest suite has its own bath and sun room and it was very comfortable and full of history! While in the city we ate very delicious gumbo at Mandina's and had a terrific lunch at Wayfare on Freret St. Our favorite part of the city was the Garden District and we enjoyed relaxing and walking around Audubon Park! We are not "crowds" people and the Quarter was packed because of a Festival - hopefully next time we will venture down to Jackson Square to visit some of the museums and Cafe du Monde! I really want to be able to blow powdered sugar into my husband's face! There is another restaurant - Morning Call Cafe - that sells traditional beignets in City Park, but it is cash only (or at least it was when we were there last week - the internet may have been down in the neighborhood).

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

Quiet neighborhood and comfortable rooms

  • 4 of 5

The B&B is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, excellent for an evening stroll and close to many really excellent restaurants. Easy access to downtown and the many attractions available. The New Orleans Art museum is very close. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful with information about New Orleans and the surrounding attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The place is in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood with lots of fun things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic rating and lovely review!! We are really happy to know that you enjoyed our recommendations on things to do in the neighborhood. It's always a pleasure to find out that we have helped make our guests visit to New Orleans a unique and fun experience :))).
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Washington DC, USA

Beautiful B&B

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and helpful owners, an interesting and beautifully appointed home, and a central location a few short blocks from City Park make this a very desirable location for your get-away vacation to New Orleans. Though a brief taxi ride to the French Quarter, this delightful B&B offers offers a charming and quiet respite from hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful words. We are very happy to know we met your expectations!!
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New Years in New Orleans was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Eliot were both great hosts and were very pleasant to stay with during my time in New Orleans. My girlfriend and I stayed at the Laurel B&B for 5 days this past New Year’s and we had an amazing time touring the area and taking in all the delicious food and live music performances. Tip for people visiting New Orleans- the best live music places can be found on Frenchmen Street, and the food and drinks are just as amazing as anywhere else. I highly recommend trying some food from Dat Dog, and stopping by Bamboula’s for some live music and great drinks (low price, high alcohol content). Back to the B&B, Laura and Eliot are both extremely kind and easygoing and they extended us every hospitality imaginable. They truly were a part of our experience and we are both very thankful and appreciative on how kind and helpful they both were. The Laurel B&B has everything that you need, and all of the neighbors are very friendly and welcoming. I’m very happy that I did my research for my New Orleans visit, and I was beyond satisfied with my stay at the Laurel B&B.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Artemus! Thank you SO much for the absolutely glowing review!! We were so happy to have had the opportunity to host you both for your visit to New Orleans. And it was fun to have you join us to see the movie at the new theater on Broad Street. Hopefully we will see you both in the future :).
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Special Event rates: Jazz Fest $225/night 4 night minimum 1st weekend, Jazz Fest $225/night 5 night minimum 2nd weekend, Mardi Gras $175-$200/night. Cancellation policy for all special events: Refund if cancelled more than 60 days prior to check in. No refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to check in unless room is re-booked for same price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.