Elysian Fields Inn Hotel

, New Orleans, United States
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Elysian Fields Inn Hotel

, New Orleans
4 star

Rooms: 9

930 Elysian Fields Avenue - New Orleans - Louisiana - 70117 - United States Hotel Website | | 5049489420
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Lovely Inn in Fantastic Area

from A TripAdvisor Member
We immensely enjoyed our one week stay at the Elysian Fields Inn. Gregg and Sal are wonderfully gracious and helpful while easy going.
Well-conceived, comfortable, modernized rooms in a charming, uncluttered spacious house. We loved the laid back Faugourg Marigny neighborhood for numerous restaurants, coffe shops and clubs, its proximity to the French Quarter and Bywater neighborhooods, and convenience to the local Roberts supermarket. As women, we always felt comfortable walking around the neighborhood, in fact the inn is located on a well traveled avenue. It was great to escape touristy Bourbon Street and take the short, pleasant walk "home" to the inn during our stay. New Orleans at its best!

Simply The Best

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have been visiting New Orleans for 10 years and this inn is, by far, the best I've experienced in NO. I am also a freelance travel writer, having stayed at inns and hotels worldwide, and Elysian Fields is in my top five overall. Gregg and Sal, who clearly did their homework, have achieved the perfect balance between B&B and full service hotel. You have a private direct phone line with free local calls, which makes arranging reservations and transportation a breeze (no busy or snooty front desk/concierge running interference). The breakfast area is a beautiful, sunny room that allows for privacy (no forced, awkward morning socializing which makes many people dread B&Bs). Gregg & Sal will chat if you want, make excellent recommendations and offer assistance if you need it as any competent concierge would; they will also leave you to your own devices if you are an experienced traveller as many B&B innkeepers will not. The property is gorgeous -- a tasteful and respectful restoration yet all the modern conveniences are included. Free Internet access in the living room was a nice touch. I stayed in both a standard room and an upstairs room with a jacuzzi tub.
Both were spotless and comfortable with enough closet space and hangars for several days worth of dress-up clothing and tons of drawers for casual clothes. The towels were fluffy and fresh-smelling. (Fresh smelling is a problem in a damp city like New Orleans -- I've stayed in much more expensive locations in and around the French Quarter and there was always a musty smell in the rooms). The Aveda bath products were a treat. As for the location: it's in an up and coming neighborhood that offers a nice respite from the goings-on in the French Quarter, but if you wish to be in the thick of things, walk a couple of blocks. One night we ate a fine meal at one of the city's best new restaurants and listened to one of the hottest new jazz groups --all a stone's throw from the inn. My only regret is that prices and demand will surely go up at this simply lovely inn which I was pleased to call home last week.

Elysian Fields lives up to its name!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our first family visit to the South was off to a wonderful start by arriving in New Orleans and settling in at the elegant yet comfortable Elysian Fields Bed 'n Breakfast. Before we knew it, our car was parked in the garage (free) and our bags were delivered to our room--all this while Sal was orienting us to the city in a tasteful common room conducive to conversation and relaxation. We were given an easy-to-read map, complete with favorite (and affordable) places to eat and visit. Sal and Gregg were always available to answer questions. We were close to wonderful restaurants and beautiful Washington Park, as well as Royal Street, which is a short walk into the French Quarter. The breakfasts were superb--sweet potato pancakes, fresh fruit, hearty omelettes. Internet access, a good book and movie rental library, as well as clean and modern kitchen facilities made our stay comfortable, economical and convenient. We can't wait to return and will gladly recommend Elysian Fields to solo travelers, couples and families alike! My eight-year-old loved the chandeliers, my sister enjoyed the relaxing colors and interior decorating. I enjoyed Sal and Gregg's friendliness, and my husband liked being able to walk safely around the charming neighborhood. Thanks, Elysian Fields!

So great I moved to New Orleans! :)

from A TripAdvisor Member
I first stayed at Elysian Fields Inn on vacation, fell in love with NOLA, decided to move here, then returned for a longer stay at the Inn while I looked for an apartment. Now, I was highly impressed with this place the first time 'round, but the second time REALLY sealed the deal: The innkeepers, Gregg & Sal, set me up with realtors, gave me pointers on neighborhoods, took messages, ran faxed leases and listings up to my room -- whatever I needed to help me during my business-related stay. They went so far above and beyond the call of duty (try finding that in a big hotel), all the while running a top-notch operation. Since relocating to New Orleans, I refer all visiting friends and family to this inn, knowing they'll be pampered and comfortable. So after putting off writing this review for about 10 months, I was appalled when I finally came to Tripadvisor, glanced down, and saw an inaccurate, nearly-libelous negative review amongst the glowing, well-deserved praise I'd fully expected. Sorry, but I have to respond in part to what this recent poster said: As someone who now lives in this city, I can tell you that Elysian Fields Inn is definitely at the top of the B&B heap (by far) and is located in one of New Orleans' most desirable neighborhoods. Perhaps the traveler is used to spotless suburbia or rolling hills or endless new construction, but this is a CITY -- and an old one, at that -- with all the character and charm and faults and foibles that come along with it. Anyone who comes to New Orleans expecting anything else should plan a trip to the Mall of America instead -- it wasn't New Orleans or the Elysian Fields Inn that were at fault, it was your perception.

Exceptional in every way.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I almost hate to give this place a good review because I don't want everyone to know about it. ;-)

I read the reviews before I went and I was a little apprehensive because no place could get this many good reviews. I'm glad I went though because this was the best B&B I have ever stayed in. Quiet, VERY safe, VERY clean, close to the French Quarter (Walking distance to everything), and reasonably priced. Sal and Greg were the greatest hosts. After registering, Sal sat down with us and spent about 45 minutes going over the area with us. Places to eat, tours, etc.

We stayed in Room 104, which is probably the smallest room, but it was beautiful and in no way cramped. The breakfasts were great...Quite simply, this place deserves every good word spoken about it.

Staying there is one of the things I'm looking forward to when I go back to New Orleans again.

Also, if you stay here. Do yourself a favor and take a left out of the front gate. About 1.5 - 2 blocks down, you will find an awesome Po-Boy shop, and a place that makes daiquiris better than any you will find on Bourbon.

I can't recommend this place enough.

Outstanding!!

from Kate1492
Very comfortable and clean. Great food. Very nice innkeepers! Lots of personal attention, but lots of space, too. Kitchen for guests and off-street parking. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

The best of both worlds!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I have generally avoided the B&B experience with the exception of a few regrettable times in the past. We love the scale and pace of the B&B but it's the hovering matron and mandatory small talk that we really hate.

Enter Elysian Fields Inn! This place was the best! It had the affordability and intimacy of a B&B but with the anonymity, privacy, and amenities of an upscale hotel. It has everything we love and more (hi-speed internet in every room, private bathrooms, entertainment systems, movies, kitchen, and the best... breakfast at your own table made to order!

Gregg and Sal couldn't have been more ideal hosts. They were somehow always available but never lingering. In fact, I often felt like it was my beautiful home.

As for the decor, it was classic without being too ornate or too sterile. Often B&Bs (especially the redone ones) are so ornate that we can't relax. The location was also very good. A 5 minute walk to all of the good stuff was perfect as we didn't have to spend all night listening to revelers.

I could go on but I won't. I'll just say that after having been to New Orleans a dozen times or more, we have found a permanent home away from home. We wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

Rachel and David

Beyond

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was delighted to discover that Elysian Fields Inn is much more akin to a boutique hotel than a bed and breakfast -- it's the best of both worlds. For our fourth trip to New Orleans, my boyfriend suggested we try a B&B/inn for a change (instead of one of the Canal Street behemoths or "European-style" shoebox hotels we'd tried before). I was hesitant because, even though the chain hotels were crowded and perhaps best-suited for conventioneers, they were known quantities. And the quality, if one can call it that, was consistent.Before finding Elysian Fields Inn, past experiences led me to believe that booking into a bed & breakfast meant quilted-chicken decor and (horror of horrors) quirky bathroom arrangements -- plus the overall feeling of being a guest in a stranger's house.Elysian Fields Inn is a nice five-minute walk from the French Quarter -- and even closer to great Frenchmen Street restaurants (Marigny Brasserie, Santa Fe, and Mona's to name a few). And Robert supermarket, which has a decent wine and liquor department, is just across the street for evenings you just want to cool your heals at home with a drink before heading out again.In every detail, it's clear the innkeepers, Gregg and Sal, have put much thought into everything from the tastefully-appointed (but not cloying) decor, modern bathrooms (ours had a Jacuzzi tub), Aveda brand bath products, and a lot of other little touches that add up fast (CD/DVD/VCRs, ceiling fans, central air/heat and on and on).Breakfast was a treat, too. Each morning, we had three choices that were a welcome starter for the day-long pig-out that inevitably follows when you're in NOLA. We only had to call downstairs 10-15 minutes in advance each morning to place our order and show up at our private table (not the insufferable long-dining-table-with-strangers -- when you haven't even showered yet -- that usually made us skip breakfast at all other B&Bs) where we were greeted by name each morning.I'll stop right here because I don't want to guild the lily. Suffice to say we've returned to Elysian Fields Inn again and again and always recommend it to family and friends. (By the way, my partner and I co-authored a travel/restaurant guidebook a few years back, so it's second nature to us to scrutinize every last detail -- and when we did, we really liked everything we saw.)S. WyattP.S. Oh, and Elysian Fields has secure covered parking in the garage underneath the Inn; and it's free. That's a big deal in New Orleans.

B in New Orleans.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have stayed at numerous inns & B&B's throughout the United States & I found the Elysian Fields Inn to be one of if not the most beautiful & well-run places. Wonderful accomodations and the owners could not have been nicer.

We loved Elysian Fields Inn

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I visited New Orleans for our anniversary in January, 04. After much research we decided to stay at Elysian Fields Inn. The Inn is beautiful, and very warm. Gregg and Sal went out of their way to make us feel very welcome. Sal was especially helpful with suggestions for local nightclubs and restaurants just outside of the French Quarter. Gregg's breakfast's were the best. We would definitely stay at Elysian Fields again and would highly recommend it.

Top Local Tips for New Orleans

Marigny Brasserie Very nice casual upscale restaurant that the locals frequent. Happy Hour is a great deal and they have a Chocolate Mousse desert that is to die for! This is one chocolate desert that will not disappoint.

Why I love to go to New Orleans Food: Iris Restaraunt, Irene's Cuisine, Marigny Brassiere, The Pearl, Bywater Barbeque. Music: Frenchman Street Clubs, Vaughn's on Thursday nights with Kermit Ruffins; the Maple Leaf; Tipitina's, Palm Court Cafe, Fritzels's and pick up some boiled crawfish at the shop at the corner of St. Bernard and Rampart. $1.69/lb., hot, sweet and spicy: can't be beat! I almost forgot Magazine St...the most amazing collection of shops, stores, restaraunts and bars. You could spend a week just walking up and down Magazine!

Dante's Kitchen Can't get a reservation at Brigtsen's? Try Dante's Kitchen right across the street

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