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“Left much to be desired”
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Elysian Fields Inn
Ranked #5 of 140 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Left much to be desired”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed at the Elysian Fields Inn in Jan. 2012 and have delayed in providing our review. However, following a week staying in B&Bs in Scotland and having been reminded what a B&B experience can and should be, we decided we would review this one along with the others we have more recently stayed in. Bottom line, we were disappointed by our stay at Elysian Fields Inn. If the most important part of a stay is the ability to sleep, this place is a no-go. Across a broad street to the front of the house, and down a little ways, is a bar that stayed open until approximately 4 AM. We did not notice any noise from the bar until in bed, when the nonstop thumping of the base started throbbing through the walls, and literally our bodies, and kept us up late both nights. The earplugs provided are an absolute requirement, and even then obviously did not stop the vibrating throb of the music. Rest was difficult to come by. Second most important at a bed and breakfast is the breakfast. The owners are nice, but cheap. We were presented with an either/or choice each morning of a hot choice of the day or the fruit and yogurt cold choice. Circuits began to fry the second morning when one of us asked if it was possible to get a piece of fruit with the pancake offering. After grumbling from the hostess, a slice of melon was grudgingly provided. On the plus side, the house had a nice sitting area, comfortable chairs, and an enormous friendly dog. It was on the edge of a somewhat sketchy area, but an easy, comfortable walk to places of more interest. We would not recommend this location if returning to New Orleans or to friends.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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innkeeperNewOrleans, Owner at Elysian Fields Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
I want to apologize to these guests for the lack of sleep quality...at the time they were here they are absolutely right there was a problem with the bar across the Avenue from us. This bar has been on that corner for many many years and had just replaced the sound system. They had placed very large speakers on the wooden floor of a wooden building and the whole building was acting like a huge amplifier. It could be heard and felt for blocks. It took the neighborhood a couple of weeks to convince the bar owner it was a problem but it is now solved and no longer an issue.

We do have three choices at breakfast each morning and I am more then happy to provide fruit with the hot choice. We have baked goods from our neighborhood bakery on the sideboard, a hot choice which changes daily and a yogurt, fresh fruit and granola parfait. We are an urban Inn in one of the most “foodie” cities in the country not a destination Inn in the country where the meals are a very important part of your stay. It is not my desire to compete with the world class chefs of New Orleans but is my desire to provide my guests with a good wholesome and tasty breakfast to fuel their exploration of our wonderful city New Orleans.

These guests must have been very unhappy with their experience to have such a vivid recollection of it 15 months later. And, I am very apologetic but obviously from our other reviews most of our guests have felt quite differently.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I was traveling alone for a conference and had a wonderful 6 day stay in March. The location is perfect, the rooms are very comfortable, and Leigh and Jim were so helpful. It is a quick walk to Frenchman and very conveniently located. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed March 7, 2013

In February, I needed a quiet and restful place to stay before and after my first marathon and what a perfect place! Hosts were very gracious and helpful. I enjoyed the breakfast, the conversation and Zeke, the sweetest dog ever, lying at my door in the morning. The breakfast was great and the innkeepers very friendly and accommodating. I will certainly be back again next time I need a place to stay in New Orleans!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed there last September as part of a 3 week US tour from Australia. Elysian Fields was a great place to stay. Jim and Leigh were great hosts and good cooks. Very helpful with directions and putting us at our ease as we were a little nervous after all the things you hear about how dangerous New Orleans is. We had a room by the front door and were worried it would be noisy but it wasn't at all. We did a cycling tour with CoC bike tours, it started just by the local park. The French Quarter had everything we wanted for music and food. Being vegetarian the Middle Eastern cafe and the 3 Muses were good. 3 Muses had nice wine too, about the only place..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I and my wife have stayed here before and love the place. This time it was Mardi Gras. It is walking distance from everything you need to do and see. We stayed upstairs at the front in both rooms and it is quiet and feels like your own home. The guests conversations and the breakfasts are wonderful. Jim and Leigh are easily loved and it has been a joy to have spent time with them.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We selected this place based on great reviews and proximity to music clubs on Frenchman Street and it was a great choice! Elysian Fields is about 4 blocks away from the clubs and about a 15 minute walk to the heart of the French Quarter. Leigh and Jim are friendly, warm hosts and gave us great tips for enjoying the city, starting with an informative email prior to our arrival. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Inn located just beyond the French Quarter is a great place to stay -close enough to the city's attractions to walk everywhere- yet it is away from the crowds and noise so one is able to get a good night's sleep. The innkeepers are available yet unobtrusive. Breakfast on the weekend is a treat, weekdays not so much. The suite is gwell appointed and spacious. We will definitely return on our next trip to NOLA

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Elysian Fields Inn
Address: 930 Elysian Fields Ave, Between North Rampart and Burgundy, New Orleans, LA 70117-8536
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Elysian Fields Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eight newly renovated rooms & one suite. Each has private bath and most have Jacuzzi tubs. All rooms feature fine linens, digital cable flat screen TV, dataports, hairdryer and more. Located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans and only 5 short blocks to the French Quarter and 2 blocks from the Frenchmen music district. Free parking. ... more   less 
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