Elysian Fields Inn
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... got down there, oh and Carol had recovered enough to attend. Given her and Renee were very keen on this tour it would have been a shame for her to miss it.
During the 30 minute drive out to the swamp Derrick the driver told us all about Katrina and showed us the damage. We arrived at the swamp, got our wrist bands and waited for our Captain to call us out. We all boarded and we were off. Mike the Captain was a classic swamp man, he had lived on a swamp all his life and ...
... be a place where they store the floats for the Mardi Gras parade in the off-season. There are some old ones and some new ones under construction. I posted many photos; totally wild!
Went back to the hotel relatively early (about 9:30) intending to do some work on the book, but the Internet was down. Go figure. I did some writing, but couldn't access resources etc., so went to bed!
... particularly) and walked miles - and I mean miles. The Spanish architecture on the buildings is unique and fabulous. I loved the intricate ironwork of the balconies, many covered in flowering shrubs.
We visited all the usual tourist hotspots and then wandered to Louis Armstrong Park where we planned to rest peacefully awhile. The park is where the slaves used to meet on Sundays to sing and dance and to this ...
Afterwards, we walked back into the FQ to burn off the lunch - but of course, we had to stop by Cafe Du Monde for some last minute donuts. We aren't going to be back for a long time, so its only wise to get that last fill. They were as good or better the second time. No disappointment on this return visit. Then we hit the House of Blues to get some live music. The performer was pretty good but ...
... beautiful mansions. Incredible that on one side of the street, the homes were broken down, derelict and clearly a poor neighbourhood and the other side of the street displayed incredibly huge beautiful mansions.
What is the saying??? At every corner there is an Irish Pub… New Orleans was no different and with one just 2 minutes away from our hotel, each night ended up in the Irish Pub with a hot mulled wine in our hands to help us have a good sleep!!! ...
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.