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“Voodoo Fest 2012 Accomodations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast

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Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #23 of 140 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
1 review
“Voodoo Fest 2012 Accomodations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

My friends and I stayed at the Sully Mansion during Voodoo Fest weekend. This B&B is charming, eclectic and economical. It is situated in the Garden District, a lovely, quiet area of NOLA, away from the noise and action, but it's just a block from the trolley and bus line making it extremely accessible to all parts of the city. Our host and hostess were fabulous. The breakfasts were phenomenal...Eggs Benedict one day, quiche, lemon-ricotta pancakes and lots of home-made bakery and fresh fruits and yogurts. The accomodations were luxurious, but not "frou-frou feminine", the artwork is bold and reflective of the New Orleans jazz scene. We enjoyed every minute and look forward to returning again someday!

Room Tip: There isn't a bad room at Sully!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cindy S
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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at The Sully Mansion. The room upstairs was spacious for two, good size bathroom, lovely and clean and furnishings and art work a delight. Breakfast was more than adequate and talking with our hosts and other guest started the day off well. Nancy was more than happy to arrange a tour of the city for us and direct us to restaurants and transport. Catching a bus in and out of the city is more convenient than driving and finding parking space, Particularly when New Orleans was partying on Halloween. Should we be returning to New Orleans again I would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: The Carrollyn room was adequate for two people
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mmfenton
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Our first visit to New Orleans and the USA, so we were looking for accommodation with charm.
Sully Mansions B&B was perfect. The street scape of the house and garden with the wide lazy verandah was inviting. Inside the entrance was large and perfectly furnished. Our room was the Carrollton. It was furnished nicely with plenty of room for our large suitcases. The queen bed was very comfortable and the ensuite bathroom spacious, plenty of ventilation and natural light. Everything was clean. Freshly brewed coffee and tea was available each morning for an early riser. Nancy and Guy are welcoming each morning and Nancy is the chef who catered perfectly to our savoury tastes for breakfast. Breakfast is in the large dining room and provided continental to hot. Nancy and Guy were the perfect hosts and provided information and suggestions of the local area and New Orleans. Sully Mansions is close to St Charles Street, where the streetcar runs down. This takes you into downtown New Orleans.
We loved the garden district with lots of mansions and wonderful gardens. There are daily walking tours of this district which are popular and they give an interesting insight of the houses and history of this district. At the end of the day, the large front verandah of Sully Mansions, was the perfect place to sit, write post cards, have a cold drink and talk to other guests. Of course Gracie, the four legged host, was also wonderful company. We would go back and would thoroughly recommend this place

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KandD4061
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Birmingham,AL
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

October 29, 2012: We came to New Orleans to run the Jazz Half Marathon on Saturday and we stayed over three days to enjoy the city. Guy and Nancy could not have been more accommodating. They were warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the area. Their recommendations for activities were right on target especially the walking tour and Tipitinas. In addition, the breakfasts far exceeded our expectations including but not limited to: Eggs Benedict, quiche, fresh fruit, muffins, and plum pudding! The room was lovely, clean, and quiet. We never heard the other guests even though the hotel was full. The walls are so thick that sound does not seem to penetrate through them. I am confused by a couple of the negative review below because our experience was so wonderful. I did not want to leave Sully Mansion and I hope to return very soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KKG_Birmingham_AL
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were in New Orleans to celebrate our daughter's 60th birthday and she couldn't have picked a better place. Our hosts were gracious and enjoyable, and couldn't have been more helpful in arranging a catered dinner in their back patio, in suggesting things to do and places to visit, and very especially, restaurants at which to dine. All in all, a most enjoyable visit.

Room Tip: The room on the second floor facing the street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ignacio L
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We spent four nights at Sully Mansion. We were part of a large group that occupied all the rooms. In reading some of the other comments, it now seems possible that Nancy and Guy (the proprietors) are more comfortable with smaller groups than with having the Mansion taken over by one large group. I say this because our experience more closely approximated that of the wedding party (JoW) than the happy couple (jerrauldjones).

To be sure, the Mansion is a beautiful place and it is nicely located in the Garden District, with great proximity to public transit. From what we could tell, most of the rooms live up to the descriptions offered on the web site, though that wasn't true for our room. We were in the room with the separate entrance. It offered great privacy, but little else in the way of comfort. The furniture is unimpressive, the bathroom small, and the bed sags badly. So I would caution visitors to avoid this particular room.

Guy seemed to be mostly about the business; while not exactly rude, he was hardly engaging for most of our stay (he warmed up considerably the last night...). Nancy was often inexplicably mean-spirited, especially in her treatment of the younger people in our group (20-somethings). She chastised them for noise (although they didn't disturb anyone), for late-night returns to the hotel (although they were visiting the land of Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street), and even, on one occasion, for wearing shoes that she (Nancy) decided were inappropriately loud for the inn. On the other hand, she, too, was quite willing to help others in our party, offering suggestions for restaurants and sharing New Orleans knowledge.

So there may be two different sides to the Mansion and its owners. If you're a bit older and traveling as a single or a couple, I suspect you'll find Nancy and Guy helpful and the rooms (provided you avoid the one with the separate entrance) comfortable. If you're a bit younger, or traveling as part of a group of eight (taking up four of the rooms), I would caution that you might find Nancy and Guy sometimes perfunctory and sometimes rude.

Room Tip: Don't take the room with the separate entrance.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Randall C
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innkeeper2631, Owner at Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
October is a busy time of year for innkeepers in New Orleans and we have seen our share of large groups come and stay at the inn. We apologize to anyone who had felt us to be short tempered and there is not excuse to be anything less than gracious to our guests. One of the downsides of living in site is when guests come home extremely 'happy' at three in the morning and take an hour or two to settle in for the night. It does make it difficult as innkeeper to arise graciously the next morning to make breakfast and tend to guest rooms and their requests. We will own feeling a little raw after two nights of deprived sleep. Our location in the Garden District does buffet us a little bit from the late night, Bourbon Street crowd and we are out of practice for operating on few hours sleep. We are sorry they found the room inadequate although the bed and furnishings are new. Hopefully on their next stay in New Orleans they will find accommodations which better meet their expectations.
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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

My wife and I recently spent one of the most delightful stays we have ever had during the course of our 27 years of marriage (but who's counting?!)(smile!) For several reasons, we chose to stay at a Bed and Breakfast rather than one of the downtown hotels where I was attending a conference. We found the accomodations so very comfortable and welcoming, not to mention to delicious breakfast and the best coffee I have had. The innkeepers and their excellent hospitality were a pleasant change from what is experienced in most hotels. And, the historic Mansion's garden district location is outstanding, just a few short blocks from its many delightful and interesting restaurants and shops. Needless to say, we are already planning a return visit in the near future. Hopefully, there will be always be room at the Inn for us!

Room Tip: I recommend the Royal Suite!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jerrauldjones
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Property: Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2631 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130-5903
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Garden District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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