My girlfriend and I spent the New Year in New Orleans. We have been to New Orleans multiple times and although the French Quarter is a must see, we decided that we wanted to spend some additional time in both the Garden District and Uptown District of New Orleans. We chose to stay at Sully Mansion for a couple reasons. One, we wanted to stay in a B&B and two, we wanted to be in an area where we felt we could do a lot of walking or easily hop on the streetcar. Sully Mansion was perfect! It was only two blocks away from the streetcar which took us both Uptown and (if it wouldn't have been under construction) to the French Quarter as well. Oh, did I mention we were right in the Garden District. It was absolutely gorgeous. The Mansion is also located only 5 blocks from Magazine Street which offers numerous local restaurants and tons of great shopping.
Moreover, the hospitality that Guy, Nancy and Gracie provided was beyond expected. The overall ambiance of the mansion was very warm and welcoming and Nancy and Guy were both chatty and delightful to converse with. We did end up staying in the smallest room, The Desire, which was just big enough to fit a double bed. However, we did have our own private bathroom and the bed was very comfortable which outweighed the lack of moveable space. Nancy provided us with multiple reviews of restaurants in the area and even had a large book with menus for all the guests to review. We didn't get a chance to have breakfast on Sunday morning as we were heading to a tailgate but the menu looked wonderful and the food smelled just as wonderful. My only complaint here is that it was an additional $15 a person to have breakfast on the weekends. However, you would get charged that at any restaurant in New Orleans for breakfast so really it’s a good deal. I just feel as though it should have been a bit cheaper as we were already paying to stay there. Additionally, we did have the included continental breakfast on Monday morning and this was just as wonderful. We were offered quiche, fruit, juices, muffins, etc. and they were all delicious. Coffee could be a stronger but maybe that's just me. :) Also, the ability to obtain coffee or tea at any time throughout the day/evening was not offered but would be a definite bonus!
I would definitely recommend Sully Mansion to all. We did peak in all the other rooms and they were all very well sized and even more spectacular then what you view via the website. Overall, we had a wonderful experience staying at Sully Mansion and will definitely be back to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by magnolias and live oaks the neighborhood is filled with grand mansions and beautiful gardens. Guests are steps away from the shops on Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue which puts the French Quarter and Tulane and Loyola universities within easy reach. Rooms range from intimate doubles to grand king suites. Home made breakfast included in rates. Come enjoy New Orleans and live like a local. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sully Mansion Hotel New Orleans
- Sully Mansion b&b