The 5 Continents is an excellent choice for a stay in New Orleans. It is conveniently located within a short cab ride($7.50) to the Quarter on Esplanade Avenue. It is about 14 blocks to the edge of the French Quarter. Esplanade is one of the loveliest streets anywhere and the 5Cs is a diamond among these many architectural jewels. My wife and I are both New Orleans natives but are forever tourists in our own city. Jess is a superb host and cook who makes you feel very welcome in his home. Breakfast with Jess is a meal not to be missed in a city with many great meals. He knows New Orleans well and can provide valuable information about touring.
We stayed in the European suite and it was very large and beautifully furnished with a magnificent balcony overlooking Esplanade Avenue. You and your car are very safe while staying @ the 5Cs. However, I would definitely not walk at night back to the B&B because there are high crime areas adjacent to this area of town.More