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“Excellent B&B, great location, loved Gregg & Sal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Elysian Fields Inn

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Elysian Fields Inn
Ranked #5 of 137 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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“Excellent B&B, great location, loved Gregg & Sal”
Reviewed 6 December 2004

We felt very much at home at Elysian Fields Inn during our recent visit to New Orleans. You'll not find a more accomodating staff anywhere than Gregg & Sal.
This B&B was recommended by good friends that had stayed there. We were very pleased with the location. Just a short walk away from all the noise yet close enough that we were able to walk everywhere. And, we felt perfectly safe in doing so.
Not sure what "Disappointed" was talking about in the previous review. We stayed in the same room, the front room by the street. We never noticed any traffic noise, horns or trains.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Buffalo
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2004

We thought Sal & Greg were great hosts and their idea of calling down for your breakfast was very unique. But we have stayed in a large number of B&Bs and found this one to be very stark with almost a hotel feel to it. But our most disappointing problem was the NOISE! We were located in the front of the house which sits on a 4 lane highway. Not only did you get the traffic noise, there was a train nearby and we could even hear the riverboat horn! I am surprised none of the reviews mentioned how noisy this B&B was. We should have known when our room came equipped with ear plugs. We also did not like the breakfast room set up. They set up individual tables and rather than encourage the guests to interact in B&B fashion they kept groups apart. Even to the point when my husband and I sat down at a table set for 4 they removed the other place settings. If we were afraid to sit with another couple we could have chosen a two seat table. I would not make an effort to return to this B&B when we return to New Orleans

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, Owners/ Innkeepers at Elysian Fields Inn, responded to this review, 4 December 2004
After hosting thousands of guests and receiving a multitude of positive reviews, we'd like to respond to the most recent post. We think it only fair that it be made known that the guests who posted this review stayed during Halloween weekend. This is a major party event in New Orleans, with parades and a Harley Davidson motorcycle rally, hence the increased noise. We are most definitely an urban inn with a modern (not stark) decor, as opposed to the frilly nature of many B&B's. There are multiple photos of each room on our website which allows guests to see and choose the room they desire. We think of ourselves more as a small hotel, rather than a traditional bed-and-breakfast. We offer individual tables for breakfast, as an alternative to the often uncomfortable communal dining table. Lastly, there is not a highway in front of our inn, but we are located just five blocks from the Mississippi Riverwalk. Most of our guests find the sounds of the streetcar and the steamboats to be quite charming. Eye masks and ear plugs are just two of the many amenities (clearly listed on our website and brochure) which are offered in ALL guestrooms. These amenities, along with our location and service, has led to ours being the ONLY bed-and-breakfast in New Orleans awarded with the prestigious "Four Diamond" award from AAA. We appreciate the fact that we cannot always please everyone's individual tastes. However, we have gone to great lengths to represent our Inn accurately on our website and in our brochures.
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Vinton, LA
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2004

We spent three days in New Orleans this past week and, based on the recommendation of a relative, decided to stay here. We haven't used B&Bs in the past because we thought they might be less fulfilling than a full service hotel. But in places such as New Orleans, there is little chance that you are really going to use the gym or even room service. And we really wanted something outside the norm and somewhat price conscious.
While there are several well-known inns in the Quarter, their prices and lower levels of service were not attractive to us.
We had some concern about the area outside the quarter which, in past years, were precarious.

What a joy to find the Elysian Fields Inn. The owners, Sal & Gregg, have done exceedingly well with the site. It feels so homey compared to a chain hotel and the guys go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. In fact, it almost felt like visiting friends, who would be available to help with anything from a flat tire to a serious illness with just a phone call.

The rooms are comfortable and well appointed without being pretenious or staid. The porches begged one to linger over coffee and a cigar. And the neighborhood is surpisingly quiet and reserved, but with a newly developing hipness found in restaurants and jazz clubs right around the corner.

We were completely comfortable with walking to and from the French Quarter at any time of the day or night.

There are wonderful breakfast selections available every morning in an intimate and warm dining area.

We look forward to visiting a number of times in the coming year and this is our base of operations.

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Reviewed 13 November 2004

This is definitely an above average B&B. We enjoyed the breakfasts and the hospitality very much. The rooms are not very charming but are very clean and well thought-out. Some antiques or "character" items would be a big help! Overall a solid A for Elysian. We would stay here again.

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Front Office Manager
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2004

Don't miss this one. This beautifully renovated home is just the best. You can stay in a cookie cutter Hotel anywhere. Give this one of a kind a chance to steal your heart. You won't find anything like this anywhere. :)

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Sunnyvale, CA
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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2004

My husband and I spent a wonderful long weekend in New Orleans and the Elysian Fields Inn in May. We were a little skeptical of a B&B as hadn't stayed in many in the past, but this was truely a wonderful experience. Sal and Greg were great. They provided information on a few out of the way restaurants, where there were less tourists and more of the local crowd. We had one of the best meals ever at Feelings. Check out the peanut butter combination pie for dessert!

The Inn is in a good location, just close enough to all the tourist attractions and transportation and just far enough away to relax and have some quiet. We found the room to be very comfortable, many amenities, clean and well taken care of.

Breakfasts were delicious. A breakfast menu is left in your room the night before and you can order from a list of 3 entrees a few minutes before you are ready to eat.

On our next trip to New Orleans, we will certianly stay here again. Thanks, Sal & Greg.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2004

We had a great time in New Orleans, and our stay at Elysian Fields was terrific. Every detail was taken care of just like a 5 star hotel. Greg and Sal are great hosts, from the cooking to recommending where to dine and sight see. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts and this was simply the best. An occasional cab may be needed at night but all in all it was a safe, pleasant walk of just under 15 minutes to the heart of the French Quarter. It was less than a 5 minute walk to Frenchman Street which has a string of cafes and jazz/blues clubs. Much less touristy than the French Quarter clubs.
The B&B and room were immaculate with every detail taken care of.
Simply the best.

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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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Region: 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 137 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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