In planning our New Orleans vacation we found Elysian Fields Inn, in a Google search. The reviews were great, so we took a chance. We were not disappointed. Located a few blocks off of Frenchmen Street it is perfectly situated near neighborhood night-spots featuring local musicians and just a short walk to the Quarter. Other reviews mentioning the bar next door and photos showing it on a major street initially concerned us, however the front porch was very peaceful and the house and our room quiet.
Our hosts, Jim and Leigh were gracious and helpful. Even before we arrived they answered our questions about transportation to the house, and helped us decide which room to book. During our stay they proved to be knowledgeable about things to do in the area, music venues and artists, restaurants, and transportation. They pointed us in the right direction when we were seeking out boiled crawfish and oysters. And their current favorite restaurant on Frenchman turned out to be a great option for dinner on our last night.
The breakfasts were delicious. They put great thought and preparation into their menus, which was a wonderful surprise. There were also fresh pastries from a local bakery every morning.
Extra touches like offering space in the refrigerator for left overs we might bring back and microwave popcorn for movie night in the room or late-night munchies, were also appreciated.
We are dog lovers so the addition of Zeke and the puppy Louie made us feel even more welcome. They were so sweet and well behaved, adding to the relaxed and homey atmosphere.
Our room was well furnished and comfortable (with extra points for Aveda toiletries and soft bath towels!). Fabulous local art, historic photos and native treasures adorn the entry and common areas adding a special significance and creating the feeling of being a part of the local experience.
We loved our stay there and our hosts, and we look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eight newly renovated rooms & one suite. Each has private bath and most have Jacuzzi tubs. All rooms feature cable Flat screen TV with VCR/DVD, telephone w/voicemail, dataports, CD radio, hairdryer and more. Located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans and only 5 short blocks to the French Quarter. Free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elysian Fields Hotel New Orleans