Elysian Fields Inn
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During breakfast at the B&B, we discovered that our hosts, in their prior life, were sales reps for high end ranges/ovens. They sold products to my cousins' store, Bowman Stove & Patio in Ephrata, PA. Yup, the world is small!
We started our morning with a brisk (okay, extremely windy & freezing) tour led by a National Park and …
The day proves to be another cold day. What was up? We could have stayed in Michigan and wore gloves there, too. What??? And miss all this fun stuff? Never!
Stop 9: Franklin - From mid October to late December (deep into football season), it is harvest time in sugarcane country. We saw many 18-wheelers barreling down the two-lane roads …
... our styrofoam cooler and stocking
up, we left it in our room and headed to Jackson Square. We just
wandered the quarter a bit this first day. Had beignets at Cafe du Monde.In the evening we headed up
to the balcony and had wine and snacks and watched the rather
interesting people go by on the street below.
I think having
traveled extensively ...
... so many cultures in one.
We got to our hotel and it was too early to check in so, Matt and myself went to our first tour which was the St Louis #1 Cemetery and Voodoo Tour. It was such a blast seeing all the different burial techniques and crypts. If you pay enough money to the Archdiocese of New Orleans (they look after the catholic cemeteries) they have this perpetual care and they will look after the tombs and make them look spiffy. It is hard to tell ages of tombs ...
... made the most of their cruise time.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Elysian Fields Inn New Orleans
Loved our stay!
We loved our stay at Elysian Fields Inn. The inn was huge and we never saw other guests or felt like we were intruding on someone's home. Very clean and great gourmet breakfast. The service Sal and Gregg provided is what sets them apart. The restaurants they recommended were local favorites and not as pricey as some of the more famous trendy restaurants.
We were very well taken care of!
My friend and I found the Elysian Fields inn to be warm, inviting and extraordinarily well managed. The hosts were so friendly and willing to help us out with whatever we needed. I was also impressed with how clean everything was kept. And I loved the guest computer - it was so convenient being able to check my email! Also thought it was nice being able to help ourselves to bottled water in the fridge, and I loved the Aveda bath products (it's those little things that make the difference!). My friend and I stayed in the room with the two twin beds and loved it.
We looked around for a few months from New York to LA to celebrate our 7th year anniversity. We looked out several locationa, but nothing prepared us for such a experience with this wonderful inn.I emailed gregg to dealth about details of extra things, like flexiable arrival, departure times, flowers and wine in the rooms. I wanted all the romantic things for someone that I loved dearly.They were professional, prompt and went beyond what I would have every dream any hotel would ever had done, even the 5 star one.They make you feel like you are part of their home just as soon as you pull up to the front gate with a warm smile. The house is beatifully decoriated with hardwood floors, soft music in the living area with movies, reading, computer use etc. The rooms were very comfortable and so up todate with dvd/cd player, cable as well as connections for computer use, mable title in the bathrooms.
The food was just out of this world. There is a fresh menu on the bed when you come home, just call them, go downstairs, have your coffee and in 15 mins it is brought up in the breakfast room.They were so helpfull in sneaking in the flowers and wine and putting on the CD that I burned from home while we were out.The location was only a few blocks away from the french quarter. We walked everywhere. I would never consider going anywhere else.We look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the springLeon
Wonderful location, beautiful rooms, gracious hosts!
After looking at the prices of hotels my bride-to-be friend suggested, I started shopping for a cheaper solution, & found this B&B online. We expected quaint and simple, but got gorgeous & elegant instead! A perfect location, slightly away from the ruckus of the French Quarter, but an easy walk. The rooms are lovely with high ceilings, beautiful wood floors and modern amenities like a CD player, VHS/DVD player and high-speed internet connection. Gregg & Sal are terrific hosts, who helped us with directions, details of a tour we were interested in, and getting us oriented. Plus the breakfast each morning was excellent!
Having parking was an advantage, although street parking was ample also. I can't recommend them strongly enough - if you go to New Orleans, this is THE place to stay!
What a wonderful place to stay. Rooms are clean, tastefully decorated, and soundproof. There is great attention to detail throughout the inn and the owners have gone above and beyond to make this a great place.
High speed internet access, a full kitchen, 3 choices for breakfast, free bottled water and Aveda hair products in the rooms are just a few of the things that set it apart. The hosts have their own space so this is truly more of an inn than a B & B. They are however, always available, and gave us great recommendations for where to go and where to eat. The location in the Faubourg-Marigny, one block off Frenchmen Street, forces you to see an area of the city other than the French Quarter - but with all the great restaurants, and live music, it's an area not to be missed. Gregg's strawberry stuffed frenchtoast is one of the best breakfast's I've ever eaten. Would recommend it to anyone.
Much more than expected!
The Elysian Fields Inn well surpassed any expections we had about our first Bed and Breakfast stay. Why anyone would choose a hotel while staying in New Orleans is now beyond me.
We chose this particular B&B after doing quite a bit of research on the internet. We liked their website and the photos they had and also that they offered free off-street parking. Could have booked on-line from their site (can't do that on most) but wanted to call and actually speak with someone instead. As soon as I hung up the phone, I was certain that we had made the right decision. Very professional, full of information but above all, they were nice! Seems hard to find that quality lately.
We arrived mid-afternoon and we were greeted by both of the innkeepers.
After we were checked-in and shown our room, we were just so impressed and thrilled with our choice. One of the best things about staying here is the location. It's just a great neighborhood and we ended up spending most of our nights just three blocks away on Frenchmen Street.
Everything was very walkable from the Inn. We could be anywhere we wanted within 15-20 minutes and it is so nice being out of the French Quarter when it's time to sleep.
There are just so many reasons to be happy with our decision to stay here and we won't even consider staying anywhere else when we return.
All you have to do is give Greg or Sal a call on the phone and you will know that everything I have said is true. Stay here, you won't be sorry you did.
Wonderful New Orleans Retreat!
The Elysian Fields Inn is a wonderful New Orleans retreat. My husband and I spent 4 nights there, and we couldn't have been more pleased. The covered off street parking was a big selling point for us. We parked our van when we arrived, and just walked for the rest of the trip!
The rooms were comfortable, well furnished, and most importantly.....spotlessly clean! We enjoyed the common area and full kitchen available to guests as well as the high speed internet connection and vast selection of books, magazines and video tapes. The breakfasts were yummy, and we enjoyed being able to choose from three menu items each day instead of being "told" what we were to eat for breakfast. The inn was just a short 10 minute walk from the French Quarter, and we felt very safe staying there, even though it was near downtown.
Greg and Sal were very helpful in finding great restaurants, and were very knowledgeable about the city in general. We even got a tour of the inn and were able to see other rooms and suites. The time and effort that has been put into making Elysian Fields a gorgeous home is overwhelming. If we are ever in New Orleans again, we will DEFINITELY stay at Elysian Fields again.
One unique quality of the inn is that it is totally handicapped accessible. The elevator and handicapped accessible suite makes it very friendly to those who aren't able to go up and down steps easily. I plan to bring my grandmother back with me someday!
The only place to stay in New Orleans!
From the minute we saw the Inn we knew we had made the right choice. Built in the 1860's and having recently undergone a 2 1/2 year refurbishment it has been restored to it's former glory and more. Staying at the Inn you really feel you are in New Orleans rather than in any other city. The Inn is beautifully furnished, each room has Brazilian mahogany flooring, super furniture with ample drawers and cupboard space, DVD, CD and video as well as air con and ceiling fans. The bathrooms are all in Italian marble, our room had a jacuzzi bath and shower which was heaven after each day at the jazz fest!There was a large communal room where the most delicious breakfasts were served with a different menu each day and also a sitting area with an extensive video and DVD library as well as 24 hour free access to the Interent. Guests also had access to a kitchen and a giant fridge stocked with complimentary water.Service at the Inn was better than anything you would get at a 5 star hotel with nothing being too much trouble - we felt we could ask for anything and we would have got it! The owners were so welcoming, making our stay in New Orleans such a memorable one.Elysian Fields Avenue is in the heart of the Fauborg Marigny right next to the French Quarter. In some guidebooks this area is not considered a good neighbourhood, however this is how the area used to be - now it is very much up and coming. This is by far the place to stay in New Orleans with fabulous restaurants on your doorstep ranging from Cajun to Creole to Mexican to Middle Eastern and much more, with a different jazz club to go to every night on Frenchmen Street (Snug Harbor, Cafe Brazil, DBA, The SpottedCat, Blue Nile) - 5 minutes walk away. Forget Bourbon Street which is just too tacky to mention - Frenchmen is where the real jazz is played. We felt very safe walking around there late at night and enjoyed being only a few minutes walk away from the Inn rather than having to rely on taxis.All in all if you want to experience the real New Orleaices then stay at the Elysian Fields Inn!Sarah and Julia, London England
Super value. Above all expectations
Have spent many nights at B&B's in New Orleans and have many good experiences and many bad. I generally don't look at the guest comments that are placed by the owners since they can pretty much say what they want. I did, however, read them on Elysian Fields Inn's website and figured I would give them a try. The only thing I can say is that the guest comments they use on their site don't even do the place justice. It truly was our best New Orleans experience by far and probably our best B&B experience ever. The location turned out to be great for us and the Inn itself was beautiful and incredibly clean. The only complaint we had was that we only spent 2 nights there as we usually try to stay in a couple of different B&B's when we visit. Next trip, Elysian Fields Inn for the duration.You won't be dissapointed.Ron & Elise, NY.
Great location, excellent, excellent stay!
What a delightful time we had! From the sophisticated decor to the savory morning breakfasts, every detail added to the luxurious comfort of our stay. The location is ideal and ended up being close to what I enjoy the most about New Orleans: jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street like Snug Harbor. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful with all kinds of suggestions on restaurants and tours. We did a lot of checking around before booking our stay here and we couldn't have been happier.