5 on July 21, 2017
Great BNB and excellent location. Very clean, comfortable, and delicious breakfast. Bob, Michelle, and Beck are the best hosts. They really love hosting guests and it shows. Michelle provided some wonderful suggestions for meals and things to do during my visit. I wasn't able to get to everything, so I'll be coming back to NOLA and definitely staying at Elysian Fields again. Thank you for making my first visit to NOLA so special!
5 on July 12, 2017
Was met with champagne and a warm smile. The house was breath taking. I remember walking in and be overwhelmed with how elegant the house was. Beautifully decorated, it had personality and class. Michelle (the owner) gave us a run down of everything which included breakfast, local recommendations, and even safety precautions for the quarter. Friendly and knowledgeable. Bob (the owner) made us the most fantastic shrimp and grits I have ever had. It was amazing. They were kind, professional, and fun people. Their house is exactly what you want in a bed and breakfast. Fancy yet comfortable. Stylish yet affordable. Professional yet laid back. Will definitely be returning.
5 on June 19, 2017
We went to New Orleans for our anniversary and had the pleasure of staying at Elysian Fields Inn. The care we received was just so amazing. I can't even begin to explain the wonder of southern hospitality but if you ever want to see it for yourself do yourself a favor and stay here. Close enough to the all that is New Orleans and a place to make you feel right at home. It really is a bridge to both worlds old and new.
5 on June 12, 2017
My husband and I were looking for a place to stay to be able to walk to Frenchman St. We found this Inn and it was the best trip to New Orleans we have ever had. The hosts are very friendly, knowledgeable and know when to chat and when to let folks get out the door to experience New Orleans! We will be back for sure!
4.8 on April 27, 2017
We stayed 4 nights at Elysian Fields Inn during our first trip to New Orleans! The home is lovely with large, clean, well-kept rooms. The breakfast area is large with various seating options (if you wish to sit with a group or dine more privately) and the food was all yummy. Michelle is wonderful - so friendly and helpful (Bob was away while we were there). Everything (including the French Quarter) is within a short walk. We would highly recommend staying at Elysian Fields Inn! Devin & Noella, Ancaster Ontario
3.6 on April 16, 2017
This was our 3rd stay here so that should tell you everything. The new ownership definitely ups the service level and the breakfasts are outstanding. The Inn is ideally located within walking distance of both Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter but just far enough way to escape the craziness. Plus the Marigny neighborhood is very cool with the St. Roch Market a 6 minute walk. It's awesome.
5 on April 16, 2017
Fabu setting, nice walk to French Quarter, great food and people!
4.4 on April 03, 2017
We love staying at Elysian Inn, very nice accomadations and wonderfully located close to Frenchmans Street
4.8 on April 03, 2017
We loved this place! Spacious historic house in beautiful shape. Wonderful rooms. Friendly and super helpful hosts. Loved the common room and porches. Location was really close to trolley line, blocks from the French Qtr., and close to the riverfront action. We would stay there again. Good value!
5 on March 29, 2017
This was our fifth stay, second time with current owners Michelle and Bob. The inn is beautiful. Our room, 201, was a large corner room. Bed was comfortable. Linens are high quality. Bathroom was large with nice amenities. Tub is jetted, but we didn't use it. Great front porches for coffee or drinks or any time. Breakfasts are made by Michelle &Bob are simple but tasty. The B&B is located just outside the Marigny/ Frenchmen St. music district and is on the edge of the up-and-coming St. Claude area. The best part of the inn is the hospitality and warmth that Michelle & Bob offer. They make it look easy but work very hard to assure their guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay in NOLA. They know the area well and can make great suggestions. (Their adorable dog Beck is a bonus!) We've been to NOLA every year for the last 21 and have stayed in many nice inns and hotels. This is our favorite and we'll return next year.
4.6 on March 22, 2017
The location is prefect, a 5 minute walk to the trolley, a 10 minute walk to Frenchman's street and all the music venues. Wonderfully restored rooms, quiet and clean and the owners couldn't be nicer. It's not inexpensive but well worth the price. Do try to stay here.
5 on March 16, 2017
Love this B&B. Host are excellent inn keepers.
5 on March 15, 2017
We are locals and we're looking for a relaxing get away from life. The hosts hospitality was outstanding. You couldn't ask for anything more. Very attentive to anything you needed. The breakfast was amazing and if you wanted more just ask and you were taken care of. Shrimp and grits with fresh fruit and toast. Fresh pastries coffee and orange juice also available. The next vday we had breakfast lasagna which was really good. Snacks at night use of the fridge for a few beverages. Room was beautiful with a nice jacuzzi tub. The little shower and bath soaps smelled like a spa. We were offered dinner one evening which was wonderful had we had known we would have just stayed in and changed our reservations. Pork slow smoked all day fresh Cole slaw and beans. Delicious. Kept our car in the garage and pulled out each morning for us if we needed it. We used uber most places so we didn't have to worry with driving and could enjoy ourselves. I could go on and on. We will definitely go back and make our stay longer next time ¿¿
4.6 on February 20, 2017
Close walk to Frenchman St., steps away from the Rampart Trolley, and just far enough from the fray to enjoy a drink on the porch, the Elysian Fields Inn is our mainstay from here on out when we visit the Crescent City. Michelle, Bob, and Beck are excellent hosts and extremely knowledgeable about the city. The house is comfortably charming with high ceilings and southern touches, very clean and tidy. Noise is very manageable, we stayed towards the front of the house on the side closest to Mag's and didn't have any late night noise leaking through the walls. Another nice touch was breakfast was unique and cooked to order each morning. Thank you again for an excellent stay, until next time!
5 on February 12, 2017
This home is so welcoming and warm, you will find yourself transformed by the southern hospitality shown by owners Bob and Michelle, from the minute you come through the front gate. Our bed was so comfortable we nearly missed the best breakfasts we've had anywhere. We could have sat around the big dining table all day chatting and drinking coffee we felt so at home. But New Orleans called and we walked off everyday to become immersed in the music. This is the only place we will return to every time we come back!
4.6 on February 03, 2017
Excellent location. You can walk and be at Jackson Square (center of French Quarter) within 20 minutes. Free parking. Hosts had many suggestions for eating, clubs, attractions--all within a short walk from your room. Excellent breakfast included. Room 201 had a couple quirks, but it's an old house so it didn't detract from the good character of the home. Steep stairway if you book an upstairs room, but it was manageable. We would stay here again.
4.0 on January 30, 2017
Easy walking distance to French Quarter, Biwater, etc.. Michelle and Bob were great hosts.
4.6 on January 20, 2017
This is a majestic old house with big bones. It is nicely furnished. The breakfast is copious and very good, and the innkeepers are very nice. There is some traffic noise on Elysian Fields.
5 on December 24, 2016
My partner had never been to New Orleans, and I wanted him to have an authentic experience. This place was perfect. It was a remodeled old house, with original details, but with modern comforts like Aveda products in the bathroom. The couple who ran the B and B were lovely, friendly and helpful. Their passion for New Orleans was clear, as they enthusiastically recommended restaurants and activities, and gave us tips for how to experience New Orleans like locals. The location was perfect, walking distance to Frenchman Street, filled with art and music but minus the tackiness of Bourbon Street. A bicycle rental place was down the street. The breakfasts were unbelievably delicious. Sincere thanks for the incredible experience we had staying at Elysian.
5 on December 20, 2016
I just got back from another great stay at Elysian Fields Inn. Michelle and Bob are gracious and warm hosts who make me feel like I'm staying with friends, yet also give me the privacy to come and go as I please. Breakfast is always delicious and it is really nice to be able to grab a bag of Zapp's Potato Chips on my way back to the room after drinking a couple of beers while watching some great music on nearby Frenchman Street. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!
5 on December 06, 2016
Owners were welcoming and helpful. Food was outstanding. Location was perfect. Bed was very comfortable
4.0 on December 05, 2016
Michelle and Bob were both gracious and accommodating.
5 on November 30, 2016
My husband traveled to New Orleans with another couple for Thanksgiving. We had such a wonderful time and Elysian Fields Inn was the perfect location! Michelle, Bob and Beck made us feel at home and did everything to make our visit perfect. The beds are very comfy ... very cozy bed & breakfast ... delicious breakfasts ... very friendly and helpful! The bed & breakfast is in a great location! Walking distance to everything! The trolley is only 2 block away. I would highly recommend this bed & breakfast!! Thank you for everything :-))
5 on November 27, 2016
We stayed for one night. Our room was great and the BB was close to French quarter and a safe walk. Breakfast was delicious.
5 on November 24, 2016
The Inn is only about 4 blocks from Frenchman street and the French quarter. Really nice place to stay. Bob & Michelle made you feel right at home. Michelle is also a great cook. Both went out of their way to show you all the attractions to go see if you have never been to New Orleans. Inn is very clean, well kept and comfortable. Highly recommend.
5 on November 23, 2016
Very lovely inn, conveniently located great breakfasts and hospitality.
4.2 on November 13, 2016
Welcoming and friendly, with a great location. I'll be back
5 on November 05, 2016
Good location close to Frenchman Street. Close enough to the French Quarter to walk to it, yet not so close that you have to put up with the noise.
5 on November 05, 2016
We just spent our first Halloween in New Orleans, and we couldn't have had a better place to stay that Elysian Fields Inn. We've been to NOLA many times over the years, but Bob & Michelle were, by far, the nicest and most relatable people we have had. The rooms were spacious, great and super clean. The breakfasts were awesome. We were only a couple blocks away from our favorite part of town -- Frenchmen Street. We can't wait to come back! Chris & Stacey
5 on November 01, 2016
I was wary about staying in a B&B for the first time but I have to say that after my experience here, it will be hard to stay anywhere else. The owners were awesome and food was delicious. Michelle booked our airboat tour and she and Bob had great tips for places to go and where to eat. The house was beautiful and very quiet. I felt right at home! Chris S.
5 on October 20, 2016
My wife and I have stayed at several places during our visits to New Orleans. Michelle & Bob, the hosts at Elysian Fields made this our best visit so far. The Inn is a beautiful house just down the street from the music clubs on Frenchmen Street and a block away from the new street car line on Rampart / St Claude. Every morning we had a delicious breakfast and got a chance to talk about New Orleans with our hosts and other guests. We were joined by two friends that have never stayed at a B&B, and this trip showed them why we prefer to stay with locals over a hotel chain. When Michelle found out this trip was to celebrate my friend's birthday, she brought out a bottle of champagne which we enjoyed on the huge front porch. The rooms are very clean and well decorated. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting New Orleans.
5 on October 14, 2016
Was our first time staying at B&B and everything was wonderful! Very relaxing weekend.....the breakfasts were AMAZING! Would def go back. Michelle and Bob recommended slot of things to do in the area and we enjoyed the ones we tried
5 on October 08, 2016
Wir werden wieder kommen. Hier stimmte alles. Super!!!!!
5 on October 05, 2016
My wife and I have stayed at this place a few times and highly encourage you to choose this place. The rooms are beautiful, with hard wood floors, comfortable beds and tastefully decorated. When you walk in you can see the attention to detail that has been put into the house with regards to comfort, style and attention to detail all tailored to make you feel at home. The location is excellent for walking to the French Quarter or Frenchman St. which is a few blocks away. This is perfect to go experience the craziness of the Quarter and just far enough away to relax and get away from it when your done. As wonderful as this place is the best part of it is Michelle and Bob (the owners) by far. Their hospitality, cheerfulness and friendliness make you feel as if you'r old friends or relatives dropping by for a visit rather than just some client. So my question to you is this, why stay at another mundane hotel where you're simply the nameless faceless client in room 45 when you can be a welcomed guest of Elysian Fields where they will happily greet you at the door and make you feel like this is where you belong. Choose wisely my friends. Anthony Aleman
4.6 on September 29, 2016
Can't say enough, very friendly, felt like I was home, I will recommend it to everyone
5 on September 29, 2016
Spent 4 days with friends and couldn't be more satisfied. Bob and Michelle are the perfect hosts. They go out of their way to ensure you have a great time. Located within walking distance to the Quarter but in a quiet residential area. Outstanding breakfasts are icing on the cake.
5 on August 17, 2016
My husband and I stayed in the Elysian Fields Inn on our last visit to New Orleans. My what a great experience! We were greeted by a great couple. The room was awesome The area is exactly where we wanted to be. We stay in that area every visit to New Orleans, imagine our excitement when we found this Inn. We now have our home away from home. Can't wait to plain our next adventure to New Orleans and will make Elysian Fields Inn our destination for lodging. Thanks Michelle and Bob. Loved It Jim and Rick
5 on August 07, 2016
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The room was charming. The service was excellent. The breakfast was delicious. All a great price. We will definitely be staying there again.
5 on July 26, 2016
The Elysian Fields Inn is a wonderful place to stay. It's only a block away from Frenchman Street and a few blocks away from the French Quarter. Michelle and Bob are very hospitable and provide great recommendations for places to eat and things to try in New Orleans.
5 on June 11, 2016
The location, hospitality, room, and breakfast were perfect. Bob and Michelle were so accommodating and provided us with a map and a list of recommended restaurants, sites, bars, and music venues. The Inn was just a few blocks from Frenchman Street and a very close walk to the French Quarter. The Inn is gorgeous and the room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. This was our first trip to New Orleans and we definitely plan on staying at Elysian Fields Inn.
5 on June 01, 2016
We had such an incredible stay at Elysian Fields Inn! From the moment we walked in we were welcomed by the Michelle and her husband and home made breakfast. The food was delicious and the room was gorgeous. It really felt like a home away from home. In a great neighborhood and so close to the French Quarter. It was our first time visiting New Orleans and will definitely book our next stay here and highly recommend to family and friends.
4.4 on May 25, 2016
Ideal location with quality service and an excellent belly buster of a breakfast.
4.8 on May 19, 2016
Perhaps the most outstanding aspect of Elysian Fields, in addition to your categories, was the friendliness and helpfulness of our hosts. Thank You!
3.4 on April 18, 2016
A lovely B and B. Very welcoming.
5 on April 14, 2016
Bob and Michelle were absolutely wonderful. Breakfast every morning was different and delicious. Wifi worked great. Just a flew blocks from Frenchmen St, but far enough away that it's quiet (I was in 204 and never heard a peep from the street). I was unfortunately quite sick when I arrived and Bob/Michelle recommended an urgent care that saw me almost immediately, ensured I could enjoy the rest of my vacation. They also gave us info about how to get discounted Lyft rides since we didn't have a car. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in NOLA! They're lucky I didn't steal their adorable dog Beck either ;) You won't regret staying here!
5 on April 01, 2016
5 on March 20, 2016
Our hosts, Michele and Bob, gave us a warm and friendly welcome as we arrived at their beautiful inn. They shared their knowledge about New Orleans and gave us great recommendations. Our room was clean and spacious. Breakfasts were delicious. Even their dog, Beck, is delightful.
5 on March 11, 2016
I went with my father, sister and daughter. We had a two room suite that was spacious and clean. The owners are super nice and accommodating (pun intended!) So close to Frenchman street where the best music is. Breakfasts were incredible. Go!
4.0 on March 08, 2016
Well-appointed inn with nice rooms located only a 5 minute walk from 12 jazz clubs on Frenchmen St. Do not expect a lavish home style breakfast.
5 on March 05, 2016
We spent 4 wonderful days in this beautiful B&B. The room are spacious, clean and wonderfully renovated. Breakfast every morning was delicious and our hosts were very gracious. We will definitely return.
5 on March 03, 2016
My husband and I spend 3 lovely days at Elysian B&B. The room was well decorated and cozy. The Aveda products were a nice touch! The B&B has a nice living room/breakfast area where one can hang out during the day. The hosts were amazing! Very welcoming, gave us great tips about local places to eat and overall information about the town. Breakfast was delicious and freshly prepared. Location was great – walking distance to everything. When we made the booking, we were a bit concerned about the area but it turned out to be very safe. Would definitely recommend this place to friends.
4.0 on February 18, 2016
I stayed at Elysian Fields Inn for a 4 day weekend in Mardi Gras season. The accommodations were all as described. The hosts are lovely people, very friendly and willing to share information about local events. Michelle is a wonderful cook and provides a delicious breakfast every morning. For me, the location was perfect - short distance from Frenchman Street, but far enough that the noise didn't spill over. This was my third trip to New Orleans and I've stayed at different locations each time, but I'm hoping to book all of my future stays at Elysian Fields Inn.
5 on February 16, 2016
Well located for easy parking and easy walking to the French Quarter. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely, quiet, and clean room. A good night's sleep!
4.6 on February 03, 2016
Such a good place. Wonderful old house, cosy rooms, perfect location, just stop spes away from French Quarter. The new owners, Bob & Michelle were very helpful and gracious. We will definitely stay here again the next time we're in New Orleans. Therefore no on-site dining, but briefest only. Breakfasts were delicious. Great Stay.
4.6 on February 03, 2016
Our first time in New Orleans, unsure on what to expect. Our host was friendly and offered alternatives to Bourbon Street. Our room was cozy and comfortable. The restroom as a little small but clean. The location is a perfect distance from all the sites the French Quarter has to offer. We will definitely be visiting again.
5 on February 02, 2016
Elysian Fields Inn far exceeded all expectations. Bob and Michelle helped us to steer clear of all the tourist traps, pointing us toward great music and incredible food. We were a short walk from the French Quarter and right by Frenchman Street (which quickly became our favorite area). Breakfast was always delicious and the room was very comfortable. We felt like we really lucked out with this gem and would certainly stay here again!
5 on February 01, 2016
Wow, what a great place. Beautiful old house, great rooms, perfect location. The new owners, Bob & Michelle, could not have been more gracious and helpful. We will definitely stay here again the next time we're in New Orleans.
5 on January 14, 2016
Bob and Michelle make this place a wonderful place to stay. I loved the location just 2 blocks to the great sounds of Frenchmen.
4.8 on December 04, 2015
My first stay in a B&B. Wonderful experience made even better by the owners, Bob and Michele. They were very knowledge about local events and current happenings in the city. Provided info on local transportation and entertainment. Excellent advice on insider entertainment, restaurants, and areas to avoid. .
4.4 on November 24, 2015
The Inn keepers are welcoming, their breakfasts are interesting, the rooms are comfortable, the other guest were friendly and the proximity to Frenchman Street means that if you are interested in music this is an ideal place to stay. When we visited there was no provision for laundry - a pity.
Thank you for the kind review. I wish you would have asked because we always make our laundry available upon request.
- Michelle (innkeeper)
5 on November 23, 2015
What a fabulous experience at Elysian Fields Inn! We had a reservation at another B&B that was cancelled on us about 3 weeks before our trip to New Orleans for our niece's wedding. I called and spoke with Michelle and was instantly impressed with how helpful and friendly she was. She was very sympathetic to our situation and we were happy to discover they had one room available. I booked it immediately and Michelle put me at ease when she said they were looking forward to our visit. It was like visiting with good friends. The weekend was great, the wedding was wonderful and our stay was a big part of an enjoyable weekend. Bob is an exceptional cook and even made us fresh fish for breakfast. Everything was delicious!! We would highly recommend Elysian Fields Inn and will do so to all of our family and friends. Last but certainly not least, Beck is the best "Inn Dog" ever!! Best wishes for continued success!
5 on November 22, 2015
The Elysian Fields Inn is the perfect place to stay in New Orleans. Hosts Bob and Michelle welcomed us warmly, made us feel at home, the rooms are comfortable and the food is delicious. They are also fonts of information about what is going on during your stay and their favorite places. The Inn is within walking distance of everything in the French Quarter--food, music, transportation, etc. We highly recommend it as the place to stay while visiting New Orleans and surrounding areas.
5 on October 19, 2015
Our stay at the Elysian Fields Inn made our New Orleans experience! The historical house is a real beauty. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated and included Aveda amenities!! Michelle and Bob are wonderful hosts. Delicious homemade breakfasts, complete with fresh fruit, pastries and even champagne on Sunday! Bob's tips on places to visit was comprehensive and spot on! And the occasional visit from Beck (the dog) in the communal living room made me feel at home. Lastly, the location of the Inn is perfect. Only a 3 minute walk to Frenchman Street and a short walk further North to hidden local gems!! Just ask Bob where to go...
5 on September 21, 2015
We had a delightful stay at Elysian Fields. Our hosts were a joy and took care of our every need. We hope to return to stay longer. We strongly recommend Elysian Fields for anyone who wants to enjoy great hospitality near the exciting French Quarter. Everything is just a short walking distance from the B & B.
4.2 on June 13, 2015
Lovely Inn. The innkeepers Jim and Leigh were friendly and informative. The homemade breakfasts were delicious. One morning the breakfast casserole woke me up with the wonderful smell. Walking distance to French quarter and French market. There is a bus stop on same block also. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you both. Julie Manley
5 on June 01, 2015
Jim and Leigh are the most kind, helpful inn keepers I have met. The Inn was clean, efficient and all together very well done. I love the atmosphere these two have made. The room was very cozy and gave us the genuine New Orleans feel. I would definitely stay over and over again.
4.6 on May 26, 2015
Perfect location in the marigny. Very clean b&b with great hosts Jim and Leigh. They provide you with local info if you are interested. Great breakfast and all day coffee and tea in the lounge. This was our second time here and we will be back again!
4.6 on May 17, 2015
Great location just outside the French Quarter but within walking distance. Lovely house with lots of room options and great breakfast's.
5 on April 22, 2015
Everything about our stay was amazing! My boyfriend ended up proposing to me there and it couldn't have been more perfect. I would absolutely recommend it.
5 on April 05, 2015
We recently stayed at Elysian Fields during St. Patricks Day. The Inn is so beautiful and clean. The rooms are super cute with a ton of charm! Its in a quiet area and the owners are great! They made us a delicious breakfast and we were able to eat outside. I loved this inn and I would definitely recommend staying here!
5 on March 25, 2015
Elysian Fields Inn was a wonderful place to stay while in New Orleans. Short distance to French Quarter, nice size rooms and private bathroom, amazing breakfast, very kind owners, and a great value. The owners clearly care about their Inn and customers. It truly was an outstanding experience!
5 on March 25, 2015
We arrived in New Orleans with great expectations re : the music, history, general atmosphere etc. Thanks to the Elysian Fields, coupled with Leigh and Jim's expert advise New Orleans more than exceeded our expectations. Many thanks, John & Jill from Knowle, England.
5 on March 22, 2015
My father and I stayed at Elysian Fields for 3 nights and it was a wonderful experience. Leigh and Jim were the best possible hosts, out room was perfect, and breakfast was not only included it was made to order! I can't say enough good things about this experience. I was sad to hear the Crawfords are selling the Inn. I so hope the new owners will uphold their high standards as the property is lovely.
3.0 on March 20, 2015
Older style inn with history. Closeness to the French Quarter was a great benefit! Not the cheapest bed and breakfast but it is a tourist city and location is good.
3.6 on March 18, 2015
Very nice place to stay. Convenient for walking to the French Quarter. Excellent restaurant recommendations and delicious breakfast cooked to order.
5 on March 17, 2015
Lovely rooms, very kind inn keepers who are full of information, what else, you ask? Great breakfasts!
5 on March 04, 2015
We stayed in the suite for Mardi Gras and had a great time. This is a beautifully maintained property in a perfect location to get a to know the real New Orleans. We were made welcome from the moment of our booking and were sad to say good bye when we finished our stay. Our hosts were hospitable but not 'ever-present' and a mine of information about the city and the community. We would love to stay again!!
4.0 on March 04, 2015
A few friends and I wanted to get away for a long weekend. I had read the reviews from others and agreed upon this B&B. After meeting the owners, I instantly knew it was going to be a good place to stay. Leigh and Jim were extremely nice people. Made us feel very welcome, always gave good advice for food, sights, etc. We stayed in the suite, which had some temperature issues (cold, and then very warm),...but nothing we couldn't handle, and promptly adjusted when we ask the Owners about it. Walking distance to all nightlife, food, shops, etc. I would definitely stay here again.
5 on March 04, 2015
Elysian Fields Inn is truly one of the best - all it has to offer AND excellent location! From arrival, Leigh welcomed us in & provided much info. about the area and Mardi Gras events. The Inn is stunning, boasting with a beautiful combination of antique and modern elegance. Our room was perfect; very well appointed & comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the daily breakfast served - much to choose from & absolutely delicious! Thank you for a fantastic stay - looking forward to our next visit!
5 on February 22, 2015
VERY NICE. FAMILY ATMOSPHERE . WE WERE LATE THE OWNERS VERY CONCERNED. ROOMS GREAT .LOCATION A MUST CLOSE WALK. BREAKFAST GOOD. VERY COZY AND PLENTY OF GREAT BOOKS TO LOOK OUT IN EATING AREA. MY HUSBAND AND I ENJOYED OUR STAY
4.4 on February 22, 2015
I've been coming to New Orleans for many years, and my partner and I ALWAYS stay at Elysian Fields Inn. The owners, Leigh and Jim, are just the most fabulous and kind folks you'll ever meet. The Inn itself is classy, clean, and full of character. They cook an outstanding breakfast every morning, and service is always quick and friendly. I cannot recommend this place more highly!
4.2 on February 19, 2015
Beautiful old building just a few blocks away from the jazz bars of Frenchman. The room was really cute although the mattress was just ok. The owners were fantastic.... very sweet, informative and personable. They recommended an amazing spot for dinner starting our trip off right. Breakfast was also very tasty. I would certainly recommend this place to a friend.
5 on January 29, 2015
Our stay at the Elysian Fields Inn was a pleasure. The food was delicious, and the accommodations were lovely. We would stay again in a heartbeat.
3.2 on January 03, 2015
Easy walk to French Quarter. Great restaurants and bars nearby: the Blue Nile, Spotted Cat, Mona's Cafe. B&B was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was limited and disappointing, undercooked and fewer optionsthan expected.
I am so sorry that this guest found our breakfasts to be disappointing. Other guests have quite a different experience. At the Inn we do not try to compete with the world class chefs in New Orleans but try to make sure our guests have a home cooked breakfast to fuel their early morning sightseeing of our wonderful city. There are always three choices available...Bake Goods from our neighborhood bakery, a cold choice that is fresh fruit, granola and yogurt in a parfait and a hot choice that changes daily. The hot choice could be a frittata, bacon and eggs, a breakfast casserole or waffles/pancakes. I have never had anyone tell me my food was undercooked. I wish this guest would have told me so I could rectify the situation.
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
4.8 on December 30, 2014
My husband and I recently stayed at Elysian Fields B&B. We love the French Quarter and especially the Frenchmen St area. EF is a quick walk to Frenchmen St and all the action there. The Marigny Triangle neighborhood is wonderfully quiet. The house is beautiful and Jim and Leigh are excellent hosts. Our breakfast both mornings was outstanding. We will definitely be back! Thank you Jim and Leigh for our wonderful stay.
4.4 on December 29, 2014
We recently decided to stay in the Marigny. This place was the perfect place. Clean rooms. Just a short walk to the French Quarter and the operators were nice and friendly. Even enjoyed the dog Zeke. There are a few local gay bars in the area we ended up in and had a great time. I highly recommend this to anyone
4.0 on December 15, 2014
close to Frenchman street, quiet, Leigh and Jim were helpful with recommendations
4.8 on December 07, 2014
I prefer to stay in Bed and Breakfasts and I've been in my far share of good and bad, but this one was by far one of the best!
4.0 on November 22, 2014
Jim and Liegh are excellent hosts and everything about the inn made us feel at home. Easy walking distance to the French Quarter.
4.2 on November 21, 2014
I was in New Orleans for a conference, and I was having troubles finding a hotel room, so I decided to take a chance and try a bed & breakfast. I was not disappointed. The home had a lot of charm. My room was very comfortable, and the kitchen/dining area was welcoming. The home was immaculate. I visited Frenchmen Street both nights of my stay at Elysian Fields Inn, and walked to and from the Inn both nights. That may not have been the smartest move on my part as a woman out by myself, but I did not have any troubles. My only regret was that I had to leave so early in the morning, I could not eat the breakfast. I would definitely stay at a bed & breakfast again in lieu of a hotel room.
5 on November 12, 2014
Took advantage of the secure parking and did not move the car for 3 days. Great location easy walk to French Quarter and took buss and trolley to get around. The owners save us much time by knowing the zoo was closed on Monday so we switched our plans ahead of time. Nice breakfast, fed but not stuffed.Quiet sleeping quarters but lively bar on the corner. Will stay here again next time in New Orleans.
4.2 on November 11, 2014
We booked two nights but liked it so much that we booked a further night. Tha B&B was in a brilliant location, only about 10 minutes from restaurants, bars and a lively nightlife but in a characterful residential neighbourhood. Leigh and Jim were excellent hosts who offered suggestions of places to visit etc and Jim parked our car safely in his garage for the time we were there which was really useful. The home cooked breakfasts were different everyday and delicious! We would definitely stay here again.
4.6 on November 07, 2014
Great location, near the Frenchmen Street and French Quarter scene. Great Inns Keepers, very friendly and informative. Great room, with private bath!
4.4 on October 27, 2014
Very nice accommodations at a very competitive price. Jim and Leigh are wonderful hosts!
5 on October 22, 2014
A lovely welcoming place to stay
5 on October 20, 2014
Great location with very gracious hosts. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the delicious home cooked breakfast on the back porch. Our stay was lovely and we would definitely stay here again. :)
4.0 on October 09, 2014
The owners are very friendly and knowlegable about the city. The Inn is clean and in a good location. Right next to Frenchman St and the French Quarter. The room was nice and affordable. The Inn is a nice alternative to chain hotels. I recommend.
4.2 on September 29, 2014
The Crawfords are wonderful hosts who go out of their way to make you feel at home.
5 on September 22, 2014
Once you pass the gate, you enter a beautiful building with lovely rooms and welcoming atmosphere. Walking distance to the sites and sounds of New Orl. Highly recommend.
4.4 on September 19, 2014
5 on September 17, 2014
The house very beautiful and very clean. Sometimes in older homes you find that it is not very clean or updated but that is not the case with this B&B. The Breakfast was also very delicious. The owners were very nice and informative. Thanks for the experience.
5 on July 30, 2014
Having never tried a Bed and Breakfast opportunity in the United States, I was unsure of what to expect. When my girl friend and I arrived, we were greeted by Jim and assisted into our room. The accommodations were very comfortable, clean, and exceeded my expectations. Leigh is a wealth of information about New Orleans and guided us to restaurants and activities..all within walking distance of the Inn. She is a delightful, vibrant conversationist and provided excellent breakfast choices. We have already made plans for future trips to New Orleans and are looking forward to staying again at Elysian FIelds Inn.
5 on July 11, 2014
I stayed at Elysian Fields about 10 years ago and just returned this summer for another stay there. Different owners, but another excellent stay. Rooms are clean, well kept, and the owners were wonderful. Helpful, informative, gracious. Breakfasts were outstanding. Coffee was fantastic. I will return there as often as I can.
5 on June 24, 2014
I'm not a big B&B person but we really wanted to stay out of the French Quarter and near Frenchman St. The Elysian Fields Inn fit that bill and had good reviews so we chose it. I'm glad we did (and not just because of the adorable dogs that live there). First, if you want to hang out in the Marigny, this is in the perfect location. Our room was spacious and had everything we needed. Leigh and Jim were very accommodating and a pleasure to chat with. We didn't have time to really stay for breakfast, but it certainly smelled delicious. Overall, we had a great stay!
5 on June 22, 2014
Barbara and Joe Dee were thrilled about the appearance and comforts at the Elysian Fields Inn in New Orleans. The home was lovely in everyway. The owners were personable and easy to be around, being neither overbearing nor inaccessible. The breakfast meals were perfect and custom made and the extras were just right. We could not have expected anything more perfect for our stay in New Orleans in April.
5 on June 22, 2014
It was my husband's first trip to NOLA and I wanted it to be special. Jim and Leigh made it just that! The attention to our comfort and every detail of our stay was amazing! We can't wait to go back! Not only is their home lovely and the room very comfortable, the breakfast was wonderful and the conversations even better! Jim and Leigh are very knowledgeable of the area so we were well prepared when we ventured out. We are huge public transportation fans so, with their help, we visited every area of NOLA for $3 a day! What a great trip because of GREAT people and their lovely Inn!
5 on June 09, 2014
We took a chance on this inn after reading other reviews and we couldn't have been happier. The neighborhood was a peaceful alternative to the Quarter but close enough to walk every day to everything downtown. Our hosts were gracious and the room was immaculate. Book early if you want this option for Mardi Gras!
3.0 on June 04, 2014
New place, friendly owners. Location is great for walking to Frenchman & Quarter. Owners knowledgeable of area and restaurants. Historic home in need of some updates to be rated higher. Breakfast good and atmosphere relaxed, but just average for the price. Price primarily tied to location. We would definitely stay again but primarily for location.
4.8 on May 26, 2014
The most restful and charming B&B near Frenchman Street. Fabulous breakfasts served with gracious innkeepers who can answer any question about NOLA history, events, and places to visit.
5 on May 23, 2014
These innkeepers know about great customer service and went well above and beyond our expectations. They are some of the finest people you will ever meet. Unfortunately, our stay was interrupted by a medical condition, but Jim and Leigh made our stay the absolute most pleasant part of or visit to New Orleans. If you do not stay at this inn, you are truly missing an opportunity for a great people connection.
3.6 on May 21, 2014
My wife and I stayed at Elysian Fields Inn. The owners couldn't have been nicer and treat you like family. Morning breakfast was really good. The location is just on the fringe of the French Quarter and really only a 5 minute walk. We never even used a cab. Mattress was hard but the room was very nice. Over all , good value.
5 on May 19, 2014
Loved the company, the food, front porch a pleasant place to unwind after a day of walking
4.2 on May 15, 2014
Our stay at the Elysian Fields Inn was like being a guest in someone's home. Leigh and Jim were very gracious and helpful. Breakfast in the morning was very good, French toast croissants, Mexican casserole, bacon and eggs--something different every morning we were there.
4.8 on May 13, 2014
Our stay with Leigh and Jim was wonderful! The home is within walking distance of the French Quarter which was a huge plus for us and all the referrals the owners gave us for meals outside of the B&B were typical Cajun and scrumptious! We highly recommend Elysian Fields Inn and hope to return again.
5 on May 05, 2014
This is our third visit to the Elysian Fields Inn. Leigh & Jim coninue to make our visits so easy, so comfortable , so friendly and so memorable. The location is perfect within walking distance to the French Quarter and to the Marigny, Bywater and Treme - all the hip neighborhoods.
4.6 on April 28, 2014
Just stayed at Elysian Fields a week ago for 3 nights & had a lovely stay. Great location (walking distance to French Quarter & Frenchmen St), comfortable, nicely appointed inn with front & back porch & very warm, friendly hosts - what more could you want! Oh yes, a yummy breakfast too! Would highly recommend Elysian Fields Inn.
4.2 on April 19, 2014
Elysian Fields Inn is a fine place to stay - good location just outside the Quarter so it's quieter but convenient - especially to Frenchman Ave which is a hoppin place for music. Leigh and Jim are gracious hosts with lots of good tips of where to go and who to see. Of all the B&Bs we've stayed in this had the best mattresses - according to us and the two other couples we brought along! good breakfasts, fine coffee, nice morning and evening porches, a lovely old home.
4.8 on April 18, 2014
Elysian Fields was around the corner from Frenchmen St. and close proximity to all great spots in New Orleans. My friend and I kept our car parked for the 2 days we were here and chose to walk everywhere. Breakfast was simple, choice of either eggs or fruit parfait and (most importantly) coffee was excellent. Owners have been here for almost a decade and are full of useful tips and recommendations. I would definitely refer friends to this B+B gem.
4.2 on March 20, 2014
We stayed at the Inn for a friend's wedding and we had a fantastic time. Jim and Leigh keep the inn immaculate and they make sure you are well taken care off. The room was very nice, clean and the breakfast was a perfect way to start the morning. The common area provides a great homey feeling while away from home and sitting at the patio was truly relaxing. Definitely a great stay!
3.2 on March 13, 2014
I enjoyed my stay at Elysian Fields Inn. It's located a few blocks from the French Quarter, so walking was no problem, and the Inn itself is less than 10 miles from I-10/610. Jim was kind enough to park my vehicle in the garage, so I didn't have to worry about parking on the street, which can be perilous. All of the amenities were on par with any high scale hotel chain. The tub has jets and they give bath salts, too. Zeke and Louis (resident dogs) are well mannered and trained to not bother guests. The bedding was a little dated and the spread had some stains on the underside. Other than that, no complaints.
4.0 on March 10, 2014
Very comfortable rooms. Leigh & Jim are pleasant and knowledgable (but phasing out of the b&b business). The Inn is a couple of blocks from the clubs on Frenchmen Street, the direction you'd want to walk. The Quarter is just beyond Frenchmen Street.
5 on March 08, 2014
Had a fabulous time at Mardi Gras. Stayed at Elysian Fields - what a great place. It's a beautiful house - the bed was comfy and the owners are super nice and helpful. I liked them so much, I gave them my Neptune crown of shells and they immediately placed it on the Mardi Gras Mantle of Honor. The best part of this place is the location. You are a 4 minute walk from Frenchman and about a 20 minute walk to the quarter. Was so glad to be able to come home at night and rest away from the hubub.
4.6 on March 03, 2014
This is a lovely place not far from the action of the French Quarter. It is on a main road though, so be aware if you reserve a front room. We had the room with a king sized bed which was lovely and comfortable and quiet enough. The hosts are grey and very accommodating of food issues. The room and bathroom were extremely clean and well laid out. The food was very good, and we would stay here again if we went back to NOLA.
4.0 on March 02, 2014
I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Elysian Fields Inn. It was close to Frenchman Street and the French Quarter yet a quiet haven to return to in the evening. The room was large and comfortable and the breakfasts were wonderful. Jim and Leigh were very friendly and helpful in giving ideas for dining and directions to all of the attractions that New Orleans had to offer.
4.8 on February 27, 2014
Location was excellent. Walking distance to Frenchman street & the French Quarter. Hosts were very helpful. Will stay there again.
4.4 on February 19, 2014
Over the past 20 years, my college friends and I have been reuniting in various cities and eating our way through them. This year, our meeting place was New Orleans. We were so lucky to find The Elysian Fields Inn. Leigh and Jim were such warm and accommodating hosts. The Inn is within walking's distance to the French Quarter/French Market, but not directly in the middle of the craziness. This was ideal--as it was nice to escape the debauchery at the end of the night! The rooms were pleasant and clean and the breakfasts were great. Elysian Fields Ave. is a busy street, which made it that much easier to get in and out of the French Quarter. We also found parking for our rental car without difficulty. We realized how ideal all of this was when we arrived at the start of Mardi Gras and saw how crowded it became. We all said we would return to Elysian Fields Inn if we came back to New Orleans.
5 on February 13, 2014
I had a room with a whirlpool tub. I say this first because New Orleans is a "walking city" and I can honestly say that nothing feels better after a walk around NOLA than a nice, hot, whirlpool bath!!! I've been to New Orleans many, MANY times, and this feature certainly sets this B&B apart from any other place I've stayed. (I'm surprised there wasn't a surcharge for the amount of amazing soaks I had during my three day stay!)
5 on February 12, 2014
Leigh and Jim took great care of us. Hope to stay with them again soon!
5 on February 04, 2014
We had a delightful 3-night stay at Elysian Fields Inn. It is conveniently located, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Wonderful hosts and great breakfasts to boot. Couldn't have been better!
4.8 on January 28, 2014
We booked a room over MLK day weekend. Leigh and Jim were very nice & their dogs were friendly as well. Leigh gave us great info on events, attractions, restaurants, which were off the beaten tourist path and helped us enjoy the city more. Leigh and Jim were really the perfect hosts. Warm, friendly, chatty but respectful. They let us keep our bags their after checkout while we killed time in the city before our flight. The room was clean and well appointed. Aveda bath products. Bathroom was clean and good space. Bed was also clean, mattress was on the firm side, which I like. Pillows were a bit flat. Ample closet space to hang up clothes. The location was surprisingly great. Couple blocks away from Frenchmen Street and all the live music/bars/restaurants that it offers. Elysian Fields Ave is not much to look at, but I felt safe coming back late at night. The French Market is about a 10-15min walk away. There's a street car terminal there. Depending on the time of day, it's about 45min to get to the Garden District, 30min to Canal & Bourbon St area. We would stay there again next time we visit NOLA. Highly recommend!
3.8 on January 12, 2014
We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days and had a great time! Our hosts were wonderful and gracious, made us feel welcome and worked with us on check-in early since our flight got in so early. The food was wonderful and we loved the 2 dogs! excellent place to stay as it was very convenient to everything we needed to do. Thanks for a great stay!
4.4 on January 09, 2014
Had a great time. Very clean. Breakfast was delicious. The inn keepers where nice and helpful. Great location. The only complaint I have was the noise on our last night there. Some of the guests kept coming in and out, going up the stairs in the middle of the night making a great deal of noise. I got a chance to use the complimentary ear plugs that night. Other than that incident it was a great stay.
5 on December 20, 2013
The best B & B in many years, great for anyone that stays there, food excellent, cleanlyness and location, WOW
4.8 on December 20, 2013
Innkeepers Leigh and Jim were wonderful hosts in their lovely inn. Each room in the inn is different (we liked the one we stayed in the first weekend more than the other), and the communal sitting room is cheerful. Breakfasts (included) were delicious. Free wifi, free local calls, and a desktop computer for guest use made the inn feel like our home away from home. Leigh and Jim were generous with their time, providing lots of information about New Orleans, making reservations for us, and more. The inn was a 15 minute walk from downtown - or you could take a city bus.
5 on December 14, 2013
Several siblings met in New Orleans for the week of Thanksgiving. Leigh and Jim provided the perfect "home base" for a lovely week of enjoying New Orleans music and food! As proprietors they walked the line of providing an adequate (but not too much) amount of information. The location of the B & B allowed us to safely walk to local music venues at night and access the French Quarter. I would highly recommend Elysian Fields Inn!
5 on December 01, 2013
Friendly owners & beautiful place to stay within walking distance to French Quarters. I will be returning. Kasie Nix
4.8 on November 21, 2013
The Elysian Fields Inn is an excellent value. Service was outstanding - Jim and Leigh was so friendly and helpful. The location is fabulous. The Inn is very close to Frenchman Street (5 minute max walk), and is about a 15-minute walk from the Quarter. They serve breakfast between 8 and 10 every morning, but I was usually sleeping until then, so I didn't try it (I had to include a rating for this review, and also considered dining options in close proximity). They provide ear plugs, and you need them. There is a lot of street noise in the rooms, but you can't really hear it once you use the ear plugs. I recommend this B&B very highly.
3.2 on November 20, 2013
This is a good convenient place to stay. Clean and comfortable with good breakfast and pleasant, helpful hosts. Front rooms are quite noisy so you are probably better off at the back.
4.0 on November 14, 2013
Supremely nice folks; great location.
4.6 on November 13, 2013
I had a beautiful room with king-sized bed and private bath. The room was gorgeous. My only complaint was that it can get a little noisy there during breakfast b/c it was close to the dining area. Leigh and Jim kindly provided ear plugs, although I didn't use them. Very close to Frenchman St. and my personal favorite side of the French Quarter. I'd definitely stay there again.
5 on November 07, 2013
Leigh & Jim were very accommodating in our recent trip to NO. We needed an iron in a big hurry (thanks to our son being disorganized) and they were vary gracious about it. Breaksfast was delicious too.
5 on October 31, 2013
Leigh & Jim were excellent hosts to a perfect place to stay in New Orleans. The Inn is just what we had hoped for in this amazing city. It is old but beautifully renovated. Our room was immaculately clean and spacious. It is quiet and cozy. The innkeepers were accommodating and very helpful with information and reservations for tours etc. The food was delicious. I would recommend this to any traveler. The location is convenient to the French Quarters but away from the fray.
4.2 on October 30, 2013
Very nice B&B. Clean, comfortable and great food. Highly recommend.
4.4 on October 22, 2013
Very nice property and very well run. The Inn keepers are true pros at what they do!
5 on October 22, 2013
Two trips to New Orleans--almost three years apart--and both times stayed at the Elysian Fields Inn. Two wonderful stays with Owners Leigh and Jim. They continue to provide top shelf service in a very clean, comfortable setting. They provide lots of local information on things to do in the area and their breakfasts each day got us off to a solid-base start. Very near Frenchman Street for live music, but also close to the French Quarter. Trolleys that can take you all over New Orleans are also close. We took one to the Garden District on this trip. Again, a fantastic trip accentuated by our stay with Leigh and Jim at Elysian Fields.
4.6 on October 18, 2013
Truly a home away from home with all the creature amenities possible. Jim and Leigh were very accommodating and quite knowledgeable. Breakfast was delicious and loved that pot of coffee before going to bed. Would certainly return to their Bn'B if I ever return to NOLA
5 on October 15, 2013
Couldn't have been nicer. Leigh and Jim are warm, friendly and full of local knowledge. Beautifully kept home with wonderful artwork, delicious breakfasts and inviting, comfortable bedrooms, with all the special little ammenities. Highly recommend this perfectly located home without hesitation.
3.2 on October 09, 2013
We enjoyed out stay in Elusian Fields Inn - Very cozy and the owners are nice people.
3.6 on October 07, 2013
This B&B is super friendly, helpful with sight seeing suggestions, extremely clean and well decorated, but the rooms are small and breakfast is more like what your parents would cook than the normal B&B fare. All in all I'd give it a 4 out of 5.
4.8 on October 01, 2013
My husband and I stayed at The Elysian Fields Inn for just two nights in mid-September - would have loved to stay longer! The location was great, just a few short blocks to be in the French Quarter. The room and public areas of the house are beautiful and the little "extras" like Aveda bath products and eye masks for daytime naps are awesome. And Leigh and Jim were wonderful hosts. I would highly recommend this B & B to anyone!
4.4 on September 26, 2013
Perfect place to stay if you wish to experience New Orleans like an almost-local. Located close to Frenchman Street and the jazz clubs. Hosts are very knowledgeable about the music, art, food, and culture of New Orleans are love to share it.
4.2 on September 19, 2013
Leigh and Jim are great hosts and know their city well. We enjoyed their home and the city. The French Toast was great too.
4.6 on August 07, 2013
Wow. We loved staying here. Comfortable, inviting, knowledgeable, conveniently located. This was our first visit to New Orleans, and we would strongly recommend staying at Elysian Fields to anyone we know. We would most definitely stay there again, if we return for a visit. This was also our first experience in a bed and breakfast. Any future stays will be judged by these high standards. Inviting from the moment of our arrival, Jim and Leigh are very warm, they made us feel at home. The room was comfortable and cool. Leigh is a great resource for information about New Orleans, she arranged for a city bus tour to pick us up at the front door, very convenient. Dinner? Music? Frenchmen's street is only about 5 mins walk away. There are multiple choices, and we were not disappointed with any of them. Maybe a 10 min walk to the Frenchmen market, and the trolley car for along the water front. Leigh provided us with a tour of the home, and the suites and rooms are elegant, all with their own bathrooms. Jim cooked breakfast each morning, and it was tasty, and served in just the right portions. I only rated this met my expectations, because I have nothing else to compare it to. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and would strongly recommend staying at Elysian Fields Inn.
4.0 on July 31, 2013
Loved the quiet, front and back porches. Breakfasts were delicious and hosts very knowledgeable of place to go, eat, etc. Would definitely stay again.
4.6 on July 29, 2013
first floor room are a little noisy but there are fewer stairs to navigate. Leigh and Jim are great, so helpful and fun. I loved staying at this inn.
5 on July 27, 2013
Excellent location. Easy walking distance to the French Quarter and fine restaurants. We felt very safe walking in the area. Close to public transportation. Parking was no problem. Very clean. Breakfast was always excellent. Innkeepers.are very knowledgeable and friendly - always very helpful. Other guests were also very friendly. We plan to make this an annual visit.
4.0 on July 17, 2013
Excellent location and very nice room. Quiet and comfortable. Jim and Lee are perfect hosts! Enjoyed our stay!
4.2 on July 12, 2013
We enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous B&B with the most hospitable inn keepers. The prime location is within easy walking distance to the French Quarter and close to some friendly neighbor bars. The breakfast was simple, but hearty. We visited New Orleans in the heat of the summer, but the inn's interior climate was perfect to cool us down after a long day of sightseeing. We can't wait for a return trip.
5 on July 09, 2013
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.
4.8 on July 01, 2013
I visit New Orleans frequently and have friends who live in the Marigny district. For a recent one night business trip, I decided to try the Elysian Fields Inn since it was very convenient to both the Quarter and the Marigny, with available parking on the street. I'm very happy to report that the Elysian Fields Inn is wonderful. The owners are delightful and the rooms/public spaces very well appointed and maintained. I particularly enjoyed the breakfast. I will be back.
3.8 on June 18, 2013
We stayed at the Elysian Fields Inn in January, and enjoyed it so much that when we returned to New Orleans we stayed there again in late May for 4 days. The food and hospitality by Jim and Leigh was outstanding again. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast. It is within walking distance to Frenchman Street and the French Quarter.
4.6 on June 18, 2013
Our three night stay at Elysian Fields Inn was just the get-away we needed. The location was perfect for walking the city and a great value as well. We look forward to returning in the future.
4.8 on June 05, 2013
Great location just outside of the French Quarter. Owners were outstanding and provided tips on places to go.
4.0 on June 05, 2013
Good place to stay close to the French Quarter - we will stay there again
4.4 on June 04, 2013
We just returned from Nola and stayed 3 nights at Elysian Fields. Great location (we walked everywhere from the Inn), friendly people, good breakfast and 2 sweet dogs :) Would definitely stay there again next time we are in town.
5 on May 27, 2013
I had an AWESOME stay at the Elysian Fields Inn. It was a couple blocks from the French Quarters and easy to walk to it. They served great breakfast every day from scratch. I would highly recommend it.
4.8 on May 26, 2013
We stayed here 2 nights before leaving on our cruise. LOVED IT! Beautiful house. Great location. Good people. Wonderful breakfast. What more could you ask for???
4.8 on May 21, 2013
attended a conference located in a nice hotel on the west end of the Quarter; rooms were twice the cost of the B&B, which was located just east of the Quarter. Location was better than I expected based on a review of maps ahead of time - enjoyed the room, food, and hosts very much
4.4 on May 21, 2013
Our first trip to NOLA was definitely enhanced by staying at Elysian Fields Inn. Leigh and Jim are great hosts and truly know the area and will offer suggestions only locals would know. The Inn was fantastic, food was great, and our safety and comfort was never compromised.
5 on May 19, 2013
Was our first B&B experience, and I'm certain that we made the right decision. Will be looking for B&B's in the future instead of hotels when we can. The owners Jim and Leigh are friendly and very helpful. There aren't any refrigerators in the rooms but you can use the big one in the kitchen which is what we did. Plenty of art on the walls and tons of interesting books to read also. Our room (202) was more modern looking than in the photos which was a plus. I will make it a point to go back again.
4.6 on May 16, 2013
We planned a road trip from St. Paul,MN to Kansas City to Memphis,TN and onto New Orleans where we spent four nights with Leigh and Jim at Elysian Fields Inn. We had a wonderful time; their hospitality was exceptional as well as the beauty of the Inn and their great pride in their home/Inn. We enjoyed stories of the community and they directed us towards some areas of interest which was very helpful. This was our fifth trip to New Orleans and second B&B in the area. The Elysian Fields Inn ranked number one in the area in our estimation. We look forward to our next trip to New Orleans and will definitely stay at the Elysian Fields Inn. The rooms are very lovely with quite a few to select from as well as a gorgeous suite on the main level. If you want a wonderful New Orleans experience, stay at the Elysian Fields Inn!
4.6 on May 15, 2013
Jim and Leigh are outstanding hosts, considerate, friendly and not over-bearing. Marigny location is good too. Would definitely stay again.
4.8 on April 25, 2013
I don't think I can express in words how much this place exceeded our expectations. We love the area and convenience of the location. The breakfast was BY FAR better than anything we have ever had at any other BNB we've stayed at in New Orleans. The hospitality was TOP NOTCH! Next time we head to the Big Easy, this will be our first choice in places to stay. William and Michael - Birmingham, AL
4.4 on April 13, 2013
Hosts were very accomodating and knowledgable. We would recommend this B&B highly.
5 on April 10, 2013
Great location, great hosts and great food! We will definitely stay here when we visit New Orleans. Jeff and Mike Portland, OR
5 on April 09, 2013
Spacious rooms and gracious innkeepers make this a wonderful place to rest and refresh while in New Orleans.
5 on April 08, 2013
We had a wonderful stay! Leigh and Jim are very gracious hosts and they share their love and knowledge of New Orleans. The breakfasts were the perfect start to each day! The Inn is within walking distance to the French Quarter! And it was a treat to walk back along Frenchmen Street at night and listen to all of the music! We will stay with Leigh and Jim again the next time we visit!!!
3.0 on April 04, 2013
The one main drawback is the room didn't have it's own thermostat to cool the warm room which made it tough to sleep.
I am very sorry that this guest found it hard to sleep because of the temperature in their room. Unfortunately in a 150 year old historic home it is not possible to put in individual heating/cooling units like you might find in a hotel or motel. Jim and I however do live on premises and are available to tweak the temperature if a guest request us to do so.
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
4.8 on March 31, 2013
Quiet, private, friendly,close to the French Quarter
4.4 on March 27, 2013
We were sad, when we had to leave. We felt like, we were staying with friends and not at a B&B. Leigh and Jim made us great breakfasts, there was always coffee there, and insider tips on where to go for food and great clubs. We loved Zeke (white Lab), who was always on hand for being pet.We miss him. It was a perfect stay and when we come back, we will only stay at Elysian Fields Inn. Len and Silke Lovett
5 on March 21, 2013
Very nice stay with Lee and Jim, would recommend definitely. My stay in New Orleans was very enjoyable I would stay there again. Shawn Lavergne Elton, LA
3.4 on March 20, 2013
Hospitality in top. Good service. Near Frencmann stret, ejere live Music for everyone Can be enjoyed.
4.4 on March 19, 2013
My mom and I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast, and as a hospitality major with a focus in travel and tourism, I've always wanted to experience something more personal than a corporate hotel. I had an amazing time. I wish we could have stayed for longer! This is definitely a place I will recommend and hopefully stay at again if I'm in NOLA.
5 on March 19, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Elysian Fields. It's within walking distance of amazing food and music in the French Quarter and along Frenchmen Street but far enough from all the touristy spots to avoid the hordes of tourists. Jim and Leigh are exceptional hosts. I would highly recommend. Nick B.
2.8 on March 15, 2013
The owners are great and so is Zeke. :) It is an older home, so there is some moisture in the air. It's only an issue if you have allergies. It was quiet and close enough to walk wherever you need to go.
5 on March 14, 2013
This Bed and Breakfast is excellent! Leigh and Jim and most gracious hosts and the B&B is very comfortable and full of character! The breakfasts were both delicious and plentiful! My wife enjoyed the Jacuzi tub in our room every night with the supplied bath salts, a very nice touch. We will definately be staying here agin when we retun to New Orleans.
4.2 on March 12, 2013
Very close to Frenchmen street though not in a croeded area, nice and helful couple, big cosy rooms and bubblebath!
3.2 on March 11, 2013
This Inn is ran by a nice and friendly couple with whom you can have great conversations during a tasty, home made breakfast. Rooms are comfortable and ample. In winter it might get a bit chilly due to an antiquated heating system but this seems to be a common issue down there unless you check in to the 5-stars at canal Street. If you are looking for a good time in N.O. without the hassle of having to sleep in the noisy and busy environment of Fench quarter hostels, I highy recommend Elysian Fields Inn. 5 minutes to Frenchman Street, 15 to Burbon, and 25 min to Canal. I found this part of Elysian Fields quite safe to walk while dark though you should always take appropriate precaution wherever you stay. Seriously consider to come back there if I return to this great and laid-back city.
4.4 on March 10, 2013
Jim and Leigh were great hosts. Breakfast was super. Many fine choices. Jim and Leigh were very helpful and had suggestions but at the same time respected your privacy. They both went the extra mile to make the stay very enjoyable.
4.4 on March 10, 2013
This was my second stay (business trip) at Elysian Fields Inn. I originally stayed here several years ago as an alternative to staying in a hotel. My second business trip I looked first to see if any rooms were available at Elysian Fields Inn before looking at other venues because of the positive experiences I experienced during my previous stay. The accomodations are very nice and very clean. The owners (Leigh and Jim) make sure that the room is ready in time for your arrival. They greet you at the door and make sure that everything is in order for you. Every morning they provide a great breakfast. I recommend Elysian Fields Inn to anyone that wants to stay in and visit New Orleans.
4.0 on March 10, 2013
Nice house and clean. At first neighborhood seem questionable, but we felt secure after awhile. Leigh is great and very warm. Jim is nice and a bit hasty....but informative. would recommend to others....
5 on March 08, 2013
Jim and Leigh were great hosts. Zeke the dog was also great. Everything was very clean, we slept very well in the bed! Breakfast was excellent. Frenchman street was an easy walk a few blocks away. Safe even at night. We would and will stay there again!!
4.8 on March 04, 2013
The Elysian Fields Inn is just a 5-10 minute walk from the French Quarter and Bourbon Street which means when you return to sleep you enjoy a nice quite evening and a delicious breakfast prepared by the lady of the house. The owners go out of their way to make you feel at home.
4.0 on February 28, 2013
Inn Owners Jim and Lee take pride in their inn with tastefully New Orleans style decor. They strived to make our stay in New Orleans enjoyable with suggestions of places to visit. We would definitely stay here again.
4.4 on February 28, 2013
My boyfriend and I have stayed here during Mardi Gras for the last two years, and we intend on coming back every year! Leigh and Jim are the nicest, warmest, most gracious hosts you could ask for. The building, rooms, and facilities are top notch, but they are the big reason we keep coming back! The location is also fabulous - easy walking distance to Frenchman St. and into the Quarter on one side, and the culturally rich neighborhoods of Marigny and the Bywater on the other side. This place is flawless.
4.0 on February 24, 2013
A wonderful surprise. The suite is very comfortable and surprisingly quiet. The innkeepers are a delight. Warm, available when needed but never intrusive. Weekend breakfast a treat- weekday not so much. Would definitely stay at the inn again
4.8 on February 06, 2013
We arrived exhausted, bleary-eyed, and weighed-down with too much luggage (note to self for next time!), but were met at the entrance by our friendly and energetic hosts, Jim and Leigh. They offered us a warm welcome, flexible (early) check-in, a great little map of the neighborhood, and loaded us up with lots of tips on suggested eateries, walks, clubs, sights, and local events. They offer a wonderful, hearty breakfast and we enjoyed our conversations with them, as well as their other guests. They had a nice breakfast area, as well as comfortable commons/living room stocked with a computer-printer, comfy couch and chairs, and a sweet little library of Louisiana travel guides-art-foodie literati. We loved everything about this inn: the neighborhood, free parking, beautiful building, art, gorgeous flooring and decor. Overall, a great place to come back to after a busy day of fun! Thank you J & L!
4.2 on February 05, 2013
First stay in a b&b. room was nice and comfortable. Breakfast was good. Only issues I had was small child being allowed to play in hallway at 7 am. Also the door had cracks in it you could literally see in the room from the outside. Would stay again but request a downstairs room.
4.6 on January 28, 2013
We stayed at Elysian Fields Inn over the New Year holiday. It was a perfect location, walking distance to so much but not in the middle of the hubbub. Quiet, cozy, relaxed, clean and friendly were our impressions. Our hosts, Leigh and Jim were like old friends, offering all the info you might need, but also fun to visit with and get to know. Lots of knowledge about the area and what to do. We had a wonderful stay and will be back!
4.8 on January 24, 2013
The Elysian Fields Inn was a fantastic place to stay. It is perfectly located just on the edge of the quarter, and the price is such a bargain! I was surprised at how beautiful and well-appointed the rooms were, and how spacious and lovely the shared space was. Breakfast was consistently delicious, featuring local strawberries (in January!) and a king cake for Mardi Gras. The proprietors could not have been more friendly, gracious and flexible. We will definitely stay there again.
4.8 on January 19, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Elysian Field Inn immensely. Leigh and Jim were very personable and cooked delicious hot breakfasts. The inn is lovely and very convenient to the French Quarter. We will definitely stay there again, the next time we visit NOLA.
3.2 on January 04, 2013
Great spot, great location! However a few things could be improved. First, our room had a DVD player that did not open/work and a CD player that did not have the power cord! If you're going to have these amenities- they should be functional. Second, the fixtures in the bathroom could have had a better fit and finish. Lastly, I thought the bedding/linens should be upgraded. Otherwise, the hosts were really great and the breakfast was awesome! Really would stay here again but I think those improvements would go a long way to making this a really popular place to stay!
Thanks to our guests for the kind words…for the issues they had I do apologize. If our guests do not alert us to problems in the rooms we do not know to address them. Over the New Year Holiday the guests in that room did alert us to the broken DVD player. It was replaced the next day. Why someone took the ac adaptor to the radio/cd player I will never know but it will be replace this week now that I know it is missing. I am not sure what the issue in the bathroom was to these guests; the house is 150 years old…sometimes things do not line up but all the fixtures in the bath are relatively new (10 years old) and very clean. All the rooms in the Inn were upgraded this year with new paint, new rugs and art. Bed Spreads and Curtains were replaced as needed. Our bed linens are professionally laundered and ironed. While they are not 600 count Egyptian cotton they are soft, clean and comfortable. But, what makes me the most proud of my linens is that they are laundered in an ARC (for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities) sheltered work place by very special people! The Inn is not a new building, it has a 150 year old history…if you are looking for plumb walls and a modern esthetic this is not the place! But, if you are looking for comfortable, clean with modern conveniences and a sense of history please stay with us!
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
3.4 on January 02, 2013
Great old house in a hip and up-and-coming district of NOLA (the Marigny). The room was nice (a bit run-down though) and breakfast was tasty. The proprietors (Jim and Leigh) were awesome and super helpful! Also, Zeke, their giant dog is freakin' awesome!
4.6 on December 20, 2012
I was visiting family and they recommended Elysian Fields to me. Jim and Leigh were warmly accomodating, the room was well appointed and breakfast was always just right. It's well-located to walk to many points of interest and feels very safe.
5 on December 19, 2012
I went to NOLA on business and found my stay at Elysian Fields Inn very pleasant and accommodating. My mornings started early and Jim always provided me breakfast to start my day off right. I felt safe in the neighborhood. It was within walking distance to the French Quarter. However, as with every city, you must always be on your guard if walking alone at night. My room was very clean with no signs of unwanted bed critters. The bathroom was extra clean. I felt safe taking a shower without shower shoes. I will definitely stay there again.
4.6 on December 16, 2012
5 on December 13, 2012
Elysian Fields Inn is a great B&B! Leigh, Jim, and their dog Zeke offer the best hospitality. Very nice location close to everything. Safe to walk from the B&B to Frenchmen St. and French Quarter. The rooms are lovely, comfortable beds, superb breakfasts, and the owners are so warm and helpful to everybody. We will come back again and will tell our friends about Elysian Fields Inn. Thank you Jim and Leigh for making our 1st stay in New Orleans so pleasant!
5 on December 08, 2012
I almost don't want to tell you how perfect this place is because I want to be able to get reservations when I need them. However, they're so great there, they deserve accolades.
4.2 on December 06, 2012
The owners and home were wonderful. We did not sleep very well because it was quite warm, but enjoyed the breakfast and nearby attractions.
I am sorry that our guests did not have a comfortable night. The Inn has central air and heat, but not knowing when our guests stayed with us I not sure which was the problem. But, Jim and I do live on the premises and we encourage our guests to let us know when there is a problem so we can address it. It is never too late at night to pick up the phone and let us know if you are uncomfortable we can always turn up the AC or turn down the heat. Of course we would rather have it right the first time but if we don't we would like to know so we can fix it! Our guest’s comfort is our business
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
5 on December 04, 2012
We recently spent 2 wonderful days at Eltsian Fields Inn. The room was worderful, the food was excellent and the staff was so friendly and helpful. They guided us around the city and their recommendations for food and places to visit were outstanding. The inn is a close walk to the French Quartewr and Burboun St. We will not stay anywhere else when visiting New Orleans. The price was great and we felt more comfortable than in any hotel we could have picked. Stay here and your visit to New Orleans will be better for it.
5 on November 26, 2012
My wife and I stayed at Elysian Fields for 6 nights over Thanksgiving week. We were very happy with all aspects of our stay. We are not Bourbon Street type people and were delighted to be at a location adjacent to the music clubs on Frenchman Street. Elysian Fields is an easy walk to the French Quarter, to the Treme' neighborhood and the Marigny district. Highly recommend this place.
4.8 on November 23, 2012
Elysian Fields Inn was perfect for our needs. The owners were very nice, available & informative. Everything was clean & well provided. Breakfast was yummy. We stayed in the french quarter during the week for a conference, then moved to the inn for the weekend. It was an easy & safe walk to the frenchmen st. clubs, and just a few blocks further to the french market & the riverfront streetcar. A $3 day pass will get you all over from there. It is a longer, but doable walk to bourbon st clubs & royal st shopping from the inn.
5 on November 18, 2012
It was a perfect start to our vacation with great people in a great location. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and will recommend it to my friends.
3.8 on October 29, 2012
This was our second visit to this property and we enjoyed it just as much as we did our first visit. The rooms are nicely furnished and very clean with all of the amenities associated with a nice hotel. Breakfast was delicious and served hot and fresh. This is a great location if you are going to the jazz clubs on Frenchman Street and not too far from the French Market and Armstrong Park. Its far enough away from the French Quarter to be quiet, but you can still walk if it suits you. Jim and Leigh are a wealth of information on where to go and what to see if you are a first time visitor. This might not be the place to stay if you have mobility issues since there is a set of stairs to climb to get in the front door and a steep set to the second story.
4.8 on October 29, 2012
Innkeepers were very informative and helped with our activities and dining out. Appreciated the extra step of them even making our dinner reservations for us.
5 on October 27, 2012
Friendly owners with the sweetest dog, travelled from Australia and was pain free and felt like home.
4.6 on October 18, 2012
We had a wonderful time at the Elysian Fields Inn, and we absolutely plan on staying there on our next trip to New Orleans. Leigh and Jim were terrific hosts. Highly recommended. — R. Jones
4.2 on October 11, 2012
Hosts were friendly, helpful and made us feel very welccome. Good location. 5 blocks from the end of Bourbon street.
5 on September 19, 2012
We stayed at this Inn for one week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The whole place was very clean, the AC worked great, the bed was very comfortable and we really appreciated the use of the computer and printer. Leigh and Jim were wonderful hosts, so helpful. Breakfasts were great. They even provide ice and ice buckets as well as use of the kitchen. It was nice to sit out on the front porch and sip our drinks while watching the world go by. Location was very good for easy access to the music clubs and food.
5 on September 16, 2012
it was right after the hurricane no power no phones they still made it a nice stay
5 on August 01, 2012
Excellent treatment and value. Leigh and Jim are great hosts! Highly recommended. Best B& B experience we have had in New Orleans (compared to 5 others).
4.8 on July 09, 2012
I stayed at Elysian Fields after coming to New Orleans for the Essence Festival and I had a very comfortable and pleasant stay. Leigh and Jim were very kind, knowledgeable and I felt at home talking to them. The room was comfortable (in terms of the bed, the temperature and space) as was the bathroom (nice shower with hot water, fresh towels and Aveda products). Additionally, there were coffee, pastries and breakfast every morning (and in my experience, made on order as opposed to sitting out cold). While not in the French Quarter, Elysian fields was in walking distance to the French Quarter and a number of jazz lounges/bars that played live music. I felt very safe walking through the neighborhood. Also, while the Essence Fest was held in the Superdome, a friend and I were able to catch a cab there and it was $5-$7 per person each way (including tip) - much cheaper than the cost of renting a car and paying for gas + parking or having to deal with the headache of looking for street parking during a crowded festival. Buses and streetcars are available too and there is a bus stop that is two blocks away that can take you directly to the French Quarter and Canal Street if you prefer not to walk. All in all, I had a great time and would definitely stay here again. I highly recommend Elysian Fields, especially as an alternative to the super pricey hotels that offer accommodations during festivals/other major events.
5 on June 05, 2012
Let me just start off by saying I'm not a B&B kind of dude, but, I think I've been converted. We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Elysian Fields Inn. The location is just outside the French Quater (5 minute stroll down by foot) in a very easy in-and-out area with food and entertainment just around the corner on Frenchmen St. Leigh and Jim are wonderful hosts who greet you like old friends welcoming you in to their home. Their breakfast offering were delicious and their recommendatons for dining out and entertainment were spot on. This was my girlfriends first ever trip to New Orleans and it was one she will always remember for the warmth and graciousness Leigh and Jim provided. We hope to be guests in their beautiful home many more times in the future.
3.8 on June 05, 2012
Leigh & Jim were gracious and helpful hosts. They create a comfotable atmosphere and have many recommendations dependent on your needs and interests. The room was veryclaen and the breakfast offerings were well executed
5 on June 04, 2012
Beautiful, clean, & comfortable! Great service! Within walking distance to everything we wanted to see and do! Thank you, Leigh and Jim!
5 on June 03, 2012
I've stayed at the Elysian Fields Inn several times, and it is always a terrific experience. Leigh and Jim are great hosts, and they always make my stay wonderful. The value is amazing, and the location can't be beat. It's a 10-15 minute walk to the French Quarter, and you can get a streetcar or taxi to anywhere else in the city. The hotel shuttle stops there, and it's right next to the highway, so it's easy to get there. I recommend it to all of my friends going to New Orleans.
5 on May 31, 2012
This was the first time I've stayed at the Elysian Fields Inn but it won't be the last. This is a wonderful B&B with a great location (easy walk to the French Quarter), great hosts, and comfortable rooms. I'm looking forward to my next visit to NOLA and staying at the Elysian Fields Inn.
4.6 on May 30, 2012
The B & B is a treasure near interstate and sightseeing.Great place to stay. Helpful inn keepers. Walking distance to French Quarter. Loved meeting others over breakfast. Very comfortable and welcoming.
3.4 on May 22, 2012
The inn was fine but nothing really special in comparison to other bed and breakfast inns we have stayed in over the years. The innkeepers gave us some good advice on activities and restaurants
5 on May 22, 2012
A great place to stay, the owners went above and beyond and the room was very comfortable.
5 on May 21, 2012
My husband and I stayed with Lee and Jim during the second week of Jazz Fest, and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. The location was great -- we rode our bikes to and from the festival each day and then walked to dinner at night in the Quarter. I enjoyed having both a hot and a cold option for breakfasts, and the pastries from the bakery next door were delicious. The rooms were clean and tastefully decorated in a modern and not stuffy way. The bathrooms were also stocked with Aveda toiletries (my favorite brand). We would definitely stay at Elysian Fields again!
5 on May 21, 2012
We had the suite and overall we had a wonderful Stay! The room and bathroom were clean. The common areas also! We had access to internet, a computer and a printer. The breakfast was excellent also! Wonderful hosts and few blocks from the center of everything New Orleans is! Thank you Leigh and Jim! Francesca, Charles and little Tommaso
5 on May 19, 2012
As always, it was a pleasure to stay with Leigh and Jim. They are the consummate hosts, the Inn is a haven for us every year. The rooms are clean and well appointed, beds comfortable as always and there is always a good breakfast and some cheer. Leigh and Jim always have great restaurants and music venues to recommend - they take their research seriously- and always have an interesting story to tell. This is the place to be in New Orleans. Perfect!
4.6 on May 04, 2012
We had a wonderful stay...the room we were in was on the ground floor and was quiet as if we were in a separate building. Since we only saw one of the many rooms, I cannot comment but, based on ours I can say you will not be disappointed. The standards are high and the "vibe" is warm and inviting.
5 on April 20, 2012
Leah and Jim are terrific inn-keepers.....welcoming, enthusiastic, fun, knowledgable and willing to help and to share their ideas about NOLA. This was our 10th trip to NOLA and our second stay at the inn. Rooms are comfortable; bathrooms are nice with Aveda bath products. Dining and sitting area are comfortable for breakfast and for reading. Porches are nice, especially for winding down at end of a great day! Breakfast is simple and tasty. Location at edge of Marigny is perfect for the short stroll to Frenchmen St and the best music, and to the French Quarter. Leah and Jim work hard to assure a good time but they are not intrusive! We love the Inn and will return on our next visit. Cindy & Glen
4.6 on April 19, 2012
We loved The Elysian Fields Inn. Our host and hostess were great people and so helpful. We attended the French Quarter Festival and the hints and suggestions as far as music and food were invaluable. The festival was within walking distance as well as the many clubs on Frenchmen Street. The breakfasts were excellent and far exceeded the continental breakfasts served at other inns.
4.6 on April 04, 2012
Hosts arranged early departure for airport. Right on time.
5 on March 23, 2012
The stay at Elysian Fields was wonderful. Jim and Leigh are excellent hosts - good tips on where to go and what to see. I was also impressed with the freshly made breakfasts each morning.
4.8 on March 14, 2012
The house was clean and welcoming when we got there and remained so throughout our stay. We loved our room and how close we were to town. I highly recommend this B&B!
3.8 on March 09, 2012
Nice, cozy B&B. Dining area was pretty & cheerful. Breakfast could have been nicer for the price to stay at B&B. Excellent location for walking to the French Quarter & River front. Would definitely visit again.
5 on March 09, 2012
Great location just outside french quarter. It was 3 blocks to Frenchman street where all the Jazz clubs are and a short walk from there to all the restaurants on Decatur or the bars on Bourbon Street. The innkeepers were very nice and had suggestions for everything. The place was also VERY well kept up. We stayed in 204 and it was perfect. Had our own bathroom and everything. Very nice room, and quiet too. We didn't spend too much time at the Inn because we were there to see New Orleans, but it has a very nice front and back porch, and living room, where it is nice to sit back and relax if you need to in the middle of the day. Stay here. It was great.
2.6 on March 06, 2012
Good location. Owners seemed to do the minimal. Felt cooly welcome, not any thing special. Room quite good. That made up for lack of warm southern hospitality.
To this guest I apologize deeply. Hospitality is not only my job but my passion. To have even one guest leave the Inn feeling this way makes me very unhappy. Unfortunately sometimes people just don’t click with one another... perhaps that is what happened here.
- Leigh (innkeeper)
5 on February 26, 2012
The Elysian Fields Inn is a beautiful B&B that I can't wait to stay at again. It is literally 2 blocks from the quarter and only 1 block off of Frenchmen Street. The area is quiet and also quite beautiful. It is only a 5 block walk to the French Market and to the trolley which will take you throughout New Orleans. The owners are amazing and so are the breakfasts. They not only cook a wonderful meal to begin your morning but also stay and chat with you while you eat your breakfast. They also helped us out with anything that we needed. And the map that they gave us turned out to be the only one I used the entire time. I truly can not wait to see the owners again when I next visit New Orleans!
3.8 on February 20, 2012
There was good communication with Elysian Fields Inn arranging our stay. Room was clean and well kept. Great bed in a big room with a much appreciated private bath. We didn't use the jacuzzi.... Quiet location in the rear of the upstairs. Good hosts full of local info and nice breakfast service. The inn is perfectly positioned for Frenchman st music, dining and access to the river side of the French Quarter. Safe and secure feelings coming and going.
4.2 on February 11, 2012
Thanks for a wonderfull stay in New Orleans. It was a much more personable experiance, than hotel accomodations.Leigh & Jim were very kind and helpfull
3.8 on February 10, 2012
We had a very enjoyable stay and were very comfortable and so enjoyed all the venues close by. Our hosts recommendations were spot on. Only one small complaint. The choices for breakfast are either fruit and granola and yoghurt or a cooked breakfast with a decorative slice of orange on the side. It would be nice to be offered fruit with either breakfast choice.
4.4 on February 04, 2012
I am a regular visitor to New Orleans and have always stayed in the Quarter. Well, no more. Marigny is the place for me and the Elysian Fields Inn is the place to be. Leigh and Jim were perfect hosts and their cozy, warm, and well located B&B is exactly what we were looking for. The Crawford's moved to N.O. for the music and the food; so, if this is why you visit there, then the EFI is the spot for you, too. They can tell you where to find the best of both. We will definitely stay there again.
4.6 on January 17, 2012
FANTASTIC location! Blocks away from Washington Sq. Park and the French Quarter in on direction and the local bar, poboy shop and Walgreen's (you always forget something) in the other. The owners are welcoming, the food is good, the rooms are great AND you can see the NYE fireworks from the back porch! It really couldn't have been better.
4.8 on January 17, 2012
We had a wonderful stay, the breakfasts were incredible every morning and we were treated like royalty and it was in the perfect location to see the french quarter and other tours, along with Frenchman street which is wonderful. If your looking for a great place to stay with a great price this is the place. We so want to come back, thanks for a great vacation!
4.4 on January 07, 2012
We only had one night at the Elysian Fields Inn, and I wish we could have stayed longer! Leigh and Jim are so kind and accommodating. They take a genuine interest in their guests and helping them make the most of their trip to New Orleans. The Inn itself is beautiful and our room was very clean and private. We would definitely stay here again!
4.0 on January 01, 2012
The owners were very friendly and great cooks! My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at this Bed & Breakfast. I felt very at home here, and the room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable.
4.0 on December 29, 2011
Right near everything in New Orleans, a beautiful old house with the most knowledgeable and hospitable hosts. Would definitely stay again. Thank you.
4.2 on December 25, 2011
We had a great stay at Elysian Fields on our first trip to New Orleans. Leigh & Jim were warm and welcoming, and the house was a beautiful example of the city's architecture. The location was nice, just off Frenchman street and a short walk from Bourbon Street, though we later realized we'd rather be far far away from the craziness of Bourbon. We would have rather had a room in the back with a little more light, but even the streetside room was quiet and we slept soundly. Breakfast was good, with a choice of pastries and yogurt or a hot dish, and we were satisfied. Overall a great choice, and I'd gladly recommend it to a friend (or internet strangers) when faced with New Orleans' many options.
5 on December 19, 2011
We had a great weekend stay at the Elysian Fields Inn- Leigh and Jim were more than welcoming, and had plenty of suggestions for us for dinner and music. We loved the neighborhood as well; I had never stayed on that side of the quarter, and now I prefer it! You're only a block away from Frenchman Street as well, which is a great place to hear live music any time of the day. I'll definitely look them up the next time I'm in New Orleans!!
4.6 on December 16, 2011
Great old home that is lovingly cared for. It's about 2 blocks to the music on Frenchmen, and although the neighborhood to the north of Rampart is rough, the location of the inn is perfectly safe, and IMHO perfect overall. Parking is also a breeze
4.8 on December 15, 2011
Leigh and Jim are the most gracious hosts! The breakfasts were gourmet and made to order, and our hosts were a great source of information about the city and the neighborhood. The B&B is around the corner from Frenchmen street, which has all the best music in New Orleans, but the hotel itself is quiet, comfortable, and relaxing. Our room (104), which when I booked was the most affordable in the establishment, was spacious and comfortable. We loved it and can't recommend it enough!
4.6 on December 06, 2011
We had a great stay at Elysian Fields Inn. Jim and Leigh are fantastic hosts, providing just the right amount of information and privacy; I suggest tapping their wealth of New Orleans knowledge as often as you can. Don't miss a chance to give Zeke, the big yellow dog, some loving. The inn is beautiful and comfortable; the location is great for the clubs and restaurants on Frenchman Street, our favorite part of the city. Our only suggestion would be to select a room at the back of the house if you are a light sleeper-the street is a little busy and noisy, although it didn't bother us much. We'd go back in a heartbeat!
3.8 on December 05, 2011
What a wonderful little place to stay, just outside of the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter. Jim and Leigh were wonderful and took the time to speak with us about the city and some great places to eat. Just about everything is within walking distance. The street car line is only a few blocks away, too. The Inn is located in a safe part of town. Even when walking back late, we never felt unsafe. We will certainly stay here again!
5 on December 01, 2011
The location of Elysian Fields Inn was perfect! It made you walk through Frenchman Street to get into the French Quarter and to get out so we got the chance to really enjoy the great music. Elysian Fields Inn was beautiful and the owners were so nice and helpful. Each morning we got a new and tastey breakfast and the rooms were very large and nice. When we come back to New Orleans we'll always stay at this B&B. It really made our first trip to NOLA great!!!!
4.4 on November 30, 2011
The owners were so friendly and great. Our rooms were nice, and cleaned daily. Fresh towels even upon request, and great breakfast that was available until 10 am, which was later than most places would serve. Nice if you want to sleep in a little bit.
2.8 on November 16, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful place. Inn keepers were great. Slightly less than what I expected, but we would definitely return for another visit. Breakfast could use more variety and more quantity. Minor adjustments need made to the room (crack in the bathroom door, small gap in the hall door when closed, water stain on ceiling, hot tub was very small).
I am glad that this guest enjoyed their stay with us! First, a little about our breakfasts at the Inn; they are not fancy resort style B&B Breakfasts, no Eggs Benedict or Eggs Sardou here. There is no way this home cook is going to compete with the likes of Commander's Palace or Emeril's! But, what you do get is a hot breakfast choice that changes daily (it might be homemade buttermilk pancakes, a Breakfast strata or eggs and bacon…) and if that is not to your liking we have a cold choice of a fresh fruit, yogurt and granola parfait. Always available on the sideboard at breakfast are fresh baked goods from our neighborhood bakery a block away, O.J., Coffee and Tea Service along with a bowl of Apples, Oranges and Bananas. No one should leave hungry. Our goal is to provide our guests with a breakfast that will fuel their sightseeing until lunch time at one of New Orleans incredible restaurants. The Inn is 150 years old next year and yes the bathroom door in that room does have a crack...but not one you can see through. Buildings settle in 150 years. As far as the water stains on the ceiling, they are one of the last remnants of our damage from Hurricane Katrina and as finances allow we are refurbishing our rooms one at a time. Lastly, we do not have hot tubs in our ensuite baths and have never advertised that we do. The tubs are jetted Jacuzzi type tubs like one would find in a high-end home bathroom.
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
4.6 on November 16, 2011
We had a wonderful time at Elysian Fields. They were MORE than accommodating to our requests and needs. The bed and linens were so comfortable. LOVE the Aveda bath products - very nice touch. Friendly and knowledgeable Innkeepers. Will definitely stay with Leigh and Jim again!
5 on November 16, 2011
My friend and I had the opportunity to stay at the Elysian Inn for four days last week and both of us were very impressed with well, everything. Jim and Lee are very considerate and graceful hosts, anticipating their guests needs, providing information and warm hospitality as well as a very clean and attractive place to stay. This Inn is the perfect place to get a real feel for New Orleans, there is the art every where, there are stories, the Inn dog named Zeke and the bar right next door with drag shows every weekend, also Gene's Po Boys a few houses down to get a hot Sausage Po Boy and a Daquiri if the need arises... Guests are made to feel welcome to mingle in the great room, wonderful breakfasts are provided for and the location could not be better, between the Quarter and the Marigny. I will come back as soon as money allows, sooner if I win the lottery.
3.8 on November 11, 2011
This was our 1st B&B. We were the only guests at the INN. Accomodations were fine. Can't compare value with any others, this being our first. Thought breakfast would include a larger variety, but food served was good.
4.6 on November 09, 2011
This was our first visit to New Orleans and our hosts, Jim and Leigh, were wonderful hosts. Leigh gave us lots of ideas and information re: sight-seeing and entertainment. Our room was comfortable and clean. This location was great - a short walk to the French Quarter and very close to Frenchmens street, where there were lots of restaurants and live entertainment, both inside and outside. Staying here gave us a great local feel to New Orleans.
4.6 on November 06, 2011
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend and staying at the Elysian Fields Inn was a big part of that. Beautifully decorated, warm, clean, friendly innkeepers, perfect location, fairly priced. We highly recommend booking a room here.
4.4 on November 06, 2011
Leigh and Jim were helpful and accommodating. The house is in a great location- close to everything. we loved it!
4.2 on November 02, 2011
Wonderful house, great location, great owners who are very helpful, they provided a detailed map of where to eat and what to see. Would definitely stay there again.
5 on October 31, 2011
If you are looking for a cozy inn that meshes with the unique atmosphere of the French quarter but it is also a refuge from the bright lights of Bourbon Street, the Elysian Inn is perfect. Jim and Leigh were the ideal hosts and their recommendations for places to see were spot on. We are definitely looking foward to the next visit.
4.8 on October 21, 2011
Leigh and Jim are warm, gracious hosts who gave us great advice for dining and entertainment options nearby. The house is beautiful, the rooms are lovely and the art is to die for! I wish we could have stayed longer....and can understand why it was sold out!
5 on October 21, 2011
I know NOLA well. This B&B offers more room space than most, a relaxed atmosphere and enough breakfast to keep you going til nightfall! Free parking near the quarter! Hang out on the veranda to read or "people watch", walk around the block for great pistoles and pralines, walk a few blocks more to be immersed in the French quarter or Frenchman street's jazz ambience, belly rub the Labragold, then head out to see the rest of NOLA with Leigh's and Jim's great advice. What more can you ask of a B&B?
4.6 on October 21, 2011
Jim and Leigh were very knowledgeable about area restaurants and activities. Breakfasts were delicious every morning and the inn itself was very clean and comfortable. Within walking distance to French Quarter and other sights, but far enough away that it is quiet at night.
3.4 on October 15, 2011
Staying on the outskirts of the french quarter was a benefit I didn't fully expect. Being close to Frenchmen street where there were wonderful dining options and music was fantastic. The closer we got to Bourbon street, the raunchier things were. Not what we wanted for a romantic weekend. This place was quiet and well run. Breakfast was a bit spartan compared to other B&B's stayed at. But the owners were friendly and helpful with great suggestions. I would stay here again for those reasons.
2.8 on October 12, 2011
The inn is nice but the neighborhood seemed a little shady. To gain access to the porch you need to unlock a keyed gate or buzz into the inn for someone to come out and let you in. The room was clean and the bed comfortable, but the bathroom door did not close and the room door had issues as well. Ear plugs left on the bedside table were appreciated to help tame the outside noises (traffic, train, people on the sidewalk). The inn keepers were nice and very informative about the city and its attractions. Breakfast was good but different than what I am used to. I think a warm AND cold option would be appreciated instead of a warm OR cold option. If I return to NOLA I would like to stay/experience a different part of the city.
I am glad that our guest found us nice and informative. Yes, you do need a key to open the front gate, also to open the front door and your room, one key does it all! The reason the front gate is locked is so that UPS, FedEx and the USPS can leave packages for us behind the gate. Our neighborhood, the Faubourg Marigny, was founded in 1805 and the Inn was built in 1863. This is not the first time that a guest new to New Orleans has mistaken our Creole architecture and the multi- cultural nature of our neighborhood as shady. But, the only things shady about our neighborhood are the beautiful Live Oaks that line many of our streets. Faubourg Marigny was awarded a Top Ten Neighborhood in the U.S. award in 2009 by the American Planning Association. It is an urban neighborhood and you will hear trains, boat horns (the Mississippi is five blocks from the Inn) and people but the main reason we have the ear plugs and also eye masks is for our guests that want to stay out late to hear our fabulous music and then sleep in. Yes, the bathroom door in room 201 is warped but it does close and the guest showed me a hairline crack in the door to the room…both doors are 147 years old as is the Inn. This was the first time since I have been Innkeeper that anyone has brought either to my attention. At the Inn breakfast consists of a hot option, on any given day it could be bacon and eggs, a breakfast strata, or pancakes and sausage etc., a cold option that is a Yogurt, fresh fruit and granola parfait and on the sideboard for everyone to enjoy O.J., Coffee, Tea Service and pastries from our neighborhood bakery a block from the Inn. I would encourage our guest to try a different part of the city if she returns…before I moved here I visited for over 20 years and stayed in many of the neighborhoods in New Orleans…I found that Faubourg Marigny was my neighborhood and I love to share it and my city of New Orleans with my guests.
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
4.2 on October 12, 2011
Great location for walking, great food, extremely clean place. Innkeepers couldn't be nicer and more helpful. Only drawback was noise from nearby bars, but it's New Orleans...
5 on July 01, 2011
A perfect place to stay if you are in New Orleans and want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter and discover a part of the city that's close to all the major attractions but is a little off the beaten path. Fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable innkeepers, beautiful old house and wonderful accommodations (and the place is not creaky and dilapidated just because it's an old house, it's been painstakingly restored and everything is in tip-top shape), and a wonderful golden retriever is on the premises if you time your visits to the dining room right. We couldn't have asked for a better place and will definitely stay again when we are in New Orleans next.
4.8 on June 27, 2011
We wanted a place close to the French Quarter but not in the Quater. Elysian Fields Inn was perfect for what we were looking for. Leigh and Jim were great hosts, provided us with all the information we needed and provided a great breakfast AND COFFEE to start the day. Our room was great.
4.4 on June 20, 2011
My husband and I stayed at Elysian Fields Inn for our anniversary. It was clean, cool, lovely, comfortable, a great value, and a great location. The hosts are friendly and helpful. We'd definitely recommend it and will stay there again on our next trip to New Orleans.
4.4 on June 03, 2011
We felt the food was exceptional, and appreciated the helpful information. Lovely decor and convenient location.
3.8 on May 30, 2011
Leigh and Jim were wonderful hosts and had great suggestions for daily activities. The breakfasts were delicious and the common areas (dining, front verandahs, back deck, inside lounge) were nicely appointed and very welcoming. Great bonus is that the inn is so close to Frenchmen St. - easy to pop over to hear great music at almost any time of day.
4.6 on May 19, 2011
Away from the craziness of the French Quarter but only a short walk or cab ride away. Breakfasts are terrific--especially the strada!! Lovely large room.
4.4 on May 17, 2011
My wife and I had a great stay. Comfortable, clean, quiet, nice meal to start the day, easy walk to the Quarter and a couple blocks from great music on Frenchmen St. Jim and Leigh made us feel very welcome and we would definitely go back.
5 on May 08, 2011
The delightful experience that Patty Neubauer and Ken Wald enjoyed during their visit to the Cresent City was nurtured and guided by the great proprieters of this outstanding Bed and Breakfast. With purpose and joy, Leigh and Jim love their work as innkeepers. They treated us with warmth and kindness. They made every effort to immerse ourselves in the rich context of this great city. With passion, Jim and Leigh, mix the ingredients of music, art, politics, history,food, beverage, fauna, flora, and community to make a very spicy visitor's gumbo!
4.4 on April 30, 2011
Jim and Leigh epitomize Southern hospitality. We always feel welcome and comfortable in their beautiful inn. We walked to the French Quarter nearly every day. We did not rent a car since the location allows us to walk to most attractions with just an occasional cab ride. The music clubs on Frenchmen Street are nearby. We visited the World War II museum which we highly recommend. We will stay at Elysian Fields Inn whenever we come to New Orleans.
4.8 on April 28, 2011
I first chose this place because of the location but I will keep coming back for the great service and personal touch of Leigh and Jim. When my son(age) woke up each morning, the first words out of his mouth were "I want to go talk to Leigh". A true gem.
4.6 on April 20, 2011
We have stayed here about five times, and the accommodations have always been wonderful. The owners personally serve very tasty breakfast(s), and are very friendly.
4.4 on April 20, 2011
This was the perfect place to stay while in New Orleans. It is a short walk to Jackson Square and the rest of the French Quarter, and felt completely safe. Leigh and Jim were great hosts, with helpful information on area dining. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast!
4.6 on April 18, 2011
Really nice place to stay in NOLA, the only problem we had was the room by the front door, next time we would have another one, great breakfast!
3.6 on April 10, 2011
We recently stayed at Elysian Fields for our first trip to New Orleans, and found it to be more than adequate. The Inn was spotlessly clean, and our hosts were friendly and gave great advice on restaurants, local activities, and music. It is located on a main thoroughfare, and if one is a light sleeper this and your room selection should be borne in mind. Other than that, it was an easy walk to the Quarter, food, and entertainment. We would not hesitate to recommend it to others. A cab is more economical and faster (from the airport) in almost all situations.
5 on April 02, 2011
My wife and I just spent 3 great days at the Elysian Fields Inn. It was my first trip to New Orleans my wife went to college nearby and has been to the city often. We wanted to get the authentic feel for the city. The Inn gave us that and much more Lee and Jim were great and knew all about the city and what to see. They were charming fun and wonderful hosts.We will be back and can give it our best recommendation.
5 on March 30, 2011
We have stayed with Leigh and Jim 4 times because they are music fans and foodies which means they are really well informed on the best bands and music clubs and a wide range of restaurants. And we love the short walk through Washington square Park on our way to Frenchmen St or the Quarter. The inn is perfectly done in comfortable chic and breakfast is made individually for each guest. You'll love it!
5 on March 29, 2011
Elysian Fields Inn is a wonderful B&B. They have a garage for off-street parking which is hard to come by in New Orleans. Our room was clean and cozy. I especially liked how they had an ice machine we could use at any time (we had a cooler with food in it that needed to be kept cold). A lot of B&Bs we've stayed at didn't have ice. The breakfast was wonderful! The entire house is decorated nicely with a lot of pictures on the history of the house. Their book collection was outstanding too! A lot of books on the city, etc. We loved their dog Zeke too! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
4.8 on March 27, 2011
Jim and Leigh were wonderful hosts. The room and bathroom were spotless, and the location was perfect, a 15 min walk to the French Quarter but away enough from the hubbub to be quiet and relaxing. Wished we could've stayed for more than one night!
3.8 on March 26, 2011
Very lovely & cozy. Owners provided helpful info on things to do and not to do. Good location/close to French Quarter.
3.6 on March 26, 2011
Very convenient to French Quarter. Friendly and helpful owners. Room comfortable and quiet. Stay was very enjoyable. Would return.
3.8 on March 18, 2011
Location, location, location is the great reason to stay at this Bed and Breakfast. Easy off easy on the highway. Ease of walking around the city. Inkeepers are very knowledgeable of the area. They provide maps of the area and have lived in New Orleans for many years. Very comfortable accommodations. House has a great family history.
4.4 on March 17, 2011
Lovely base to work from when visiting New Orleans for business or pleasure. Hosts Leigh & Jim were gracious and knowledgeable.
4.6 on March 15, 2011
Only stayed one night on a business trip, but this place has a great location near my favorite music street in the city, Frenchman street. The porch is a great place for a cup of coffee on a nice day, and Leigh and Jim are very personable (and make a good breakfast). The room is comfy and classical, a great touch if you want a good sense of what it is like to stay in a place representative of New Orleans housing. Bravo!
4.6 on March 14, 2011
We stayed at the Elysian Fields Inn for two nights right after Mardi Gras. We had a great experience. I loved the house and our rooms. Very attractive with nice art and comfortable furniture. The Inn was convenient and reasonably priced. Innkeepers, Leigh and Jim, were very helpful. In particular several restaurant and music suggestions were great and not places we would have found on our own. We have spend a lot of time in New Orleans over the years and this is definitely a place I would go back and take other family members.
3.2 on March 09, 2011
The owners were VERY nice. However, the house (dating back to the 1800s) had no period details remaining. It had been renovated to include as many bedrooms as possible. That being said, if you want a clean, comfortable room then you will be happy here. Lastly, secure parking is limited and there did not appear to be any safe parking nearby. Make sure to check in as early as possible to take advantage of the parking.
I thank our guests for their compliments…but I would like to speak to what they said about the Inn and the parking situation. The Inn built in 1863 was originally built as a Center Hall Creole Cottage, it sat right on the curb of Elysian Fields Avenue. Some time after the Civil War the Points family of Staunton, Virginia bought 930 Elysian Fields where family members lived until the late 1940’s! After the Great Flood of 1927 the Points had the house set back off the street, raised and added the beautiful front porch that we and our guests enjoy today. Houses are not stuck in time they evolve with their inhabitants and environs. So today we find 930 Elysian Fields hosting guests from all over the world. There is so much period detail remaining…from our 17 foot ceilings (some are only 12 to 15 foot) to the over one foot deep crown moldings on the first floor, the beautiful mahogany floors and the wonderful interior cypress doors; the Inn gives testament to the craftsmen of a bygone era. What it does not have is period furniture, heavy Victorian drapes and décor. We use the soaring spaces to highlight our Art collection and our collection of Festival Poster Art. Parking…we park a car on the street almost every night as do our neighbors with out problem and have never had to turn a guest away when they requested a place in our six car garage…and unlike the large hotels we do not charge $30.00 a day.
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
4.2 on March 08, 2011
A great little B&B close enough to the French Quarter to be easy, but far enough out to be quaint. Inn keepers, plus Zeke the resident monsterlab, were incredibly friendly, knowledgable about the the city and what is close by, and clearly enjoy what they do. Would stay here again!
5 on March 07, 2011
We stayed at Elysian Fields mid Feb '11 and had a great time. Very friendly atmosphere and perfect location.
4.0 on March 01, 2011
We absolutely loved the Elysian Fields ! The hosts were kind, warm, and helpful with their suggestions. The location was fabulous, and we could easily walk wherever we felt like going. If we ever go back to New Orleans, we'll definitely stay at this inn again.
4.6 on February 23, 2011
This is a perfect location for down town/Jackson square/Frenchman St. . It's far enough away from the hustle that it's quiet and relaxing. I was so glad that I could walk to the action and not worry about getting lost. The people that own the place are very nice!! I will be going back for another visit! Can't beat it! The price was great for the location of the house. Thanks for a great 5 year anniversary!
5 on February 22, 2011
LOVED staying at the Elysian Fields. Beautiful, great decor, CLEAN, CLOSE to most of the things you go to New Orleans to see. And Leigh and Jim were friendly and helpful. Have already recommended it to several friends.
4.0 on February 17, 2011
Jim & Leigh were very helpful and hospitable. We enjoyed our stay very much. The B&B is a very nicely restored historic home.
5 on February 16, 2011
We loved this beautiful, traditional home with nice modern touches including updated bathrooms. The owners were extremely accommodating and provided great recommendations for restaurants, etc. It's a short walk to the french quarter.
4.0 on February 02, 2011
Could not ask for a better location. A few blocks from Frenchmen Street where music venues were in abundance. Bourbon street is a few blocks further. Rooms were good. Liked the high ceiling and massive cove moulding. Jim and Leigh were cheerful and helpful. We would stay there again You must try Coops pub. Loved the food...gumbo, shrimp creole, and jambalaya.
4.0 on January 28, 2011
We had a great time at Elysian Fields. The room was wonderful and the breakfast was yummy. Leigh and Jim were very helpful with things to do in New Orleans and places to sample the wonderful food there. Had a wonderful time.
5 on January 16, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Elysian Fields Inn. The room served our needs well and Leigh and Jim were very helpful with street car information. The walk to the French Market and the French Quarter was an easy stroll; however, the one day we decided to get a cab one was easily found on Frenchman Street a few blocks away. A wonderful price for such a wonderful experience
4.8 on January 08, 2011
Our stay at the Elysian Fields Inn was exactly what we were looking for: 1.) a beautiful building with clean, comfortable rooms 2.) close proximity to many of New Orleans' known attractions (music, food, architecture))but in a neighborhood that feels local and interesting 3.) a safe environment from which to walk around any time of day 4.) friendly and knowledgeable innkeepers (Jim & Leigh really love being there) 5.) a good breakfast! We got all of this and more. If you haven't been to New Orleans, what are you waiting for? It's one of the most unique and interesting cities in the U.S. I was thanked at least FIVE times by different locals for choosing their city to come and spend time/money. If you have been there, you know how magical it feels! Oh, and the inn has a great, laid-back and friendly dog! Andy & Laura Austin, TX
5 on January 08, 2011
Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl for the first time in 31 years, and shared it with great longtime friends and new friends--innkeepers Leigh and Jim. A wonderful location near Frenchman Street and the French Quarter. Accommodations were outstanding, breakfasts were very good and Leigh and Jim were very helpful with their local knowledge. Excellent facility PLUS great location PLUS knowledgable and entertaining innkeepers EQUALS ONE FANTASTIC TRIP!!
4.4 on January 05, 2011
Great location, comfy beds, gracious hosts, and wonderful breakfasts served at an appropriate time for leisure travelers.
4.6 on January 05, 2011
The interior of this home is absolutely beautiful and the innkeepers pleasant with a gorgeous central space. You could hang out there for several days. The house itself is on a rough looking boulevard but very close ( 100 yards or so) to the best (non tourist) bars and restaurants in New Orleans -- It is not a great place to have a car, although they will put the car in their garage for you if you are nervous like me. and you should be someone who likes going to bars and enjoying life, not someone who wants internet access and uninterrupted sleep.
I have to agree with this guest, we are just steps from some of the best, Food, Music and Libations that New Orleans has to offer but I would have to disagree that there is anything rough looking about Elysian Fields Avenue in the Faubourg Marigny. Elysian Fields has a very interesting and romantic history. It was the first road to stretch from the Mississippi to Lake Pontchartrain 5 miles away. It travels through many neighborhoods, including at the Lakefront, the University of New Orleans Campus. Following in order are Milneburg, Gentilly, an industrial/commercial area bounded by I 610 lake side and I 10 river side, Saint Roch, the New Marigny and finally the last seven blocks Of Elysian Fields Avenue traverses Faubourg Marigny (one of New Orleans oldest neighborhoods, founded 1805)ending at the Mississippi River and the French Market on the up river edge of the French Quarter. So, as you can see Elysian Fields is long and very diverse. Some areas might be deemed rough looking especially bordering the Industrial area but certainly not Elysian Fields where the Inn is located.
- Leigh Crawford (innkeeper)
4.6 on January 04, 2011
We recently stayed three nights in one of the small rooms that did not have some of the amenities offered in the larger room, but was very nice for a couple who was out and about most of the time. The queen sized bed was very comfortable and the room was very quiet for sleeping. The home is beautiful, clean and comfortable with a sweet and quiet dog. We enjoyed the friendly owners and delicious breakfasts, with a different freshly made entree choice each morning. The inn is within about a 10 minute walk to the French Quarter, and on the bus line if you want to save your feet for the inside the quarter. We loved wandering around the French Quarter, but were glad to have this quiet retreat when finished. Check out the neighborhood bar in down on the corner for a nightcap - low key compared to the nearby Frenchmen Street jazz clubs, but very friendly owner and staff.
5 on December 18, 2010
It was like being at home with a bonus of having sweet friends helping navigate through the French Quarter and beyond. We had a fun, safe, and most enjoyable time. We know where we will stay the next time we come to the French Quarter.
4.6 on December 10, 2010
Leigh and Jim are wonderful innkeepers, great sources of info on the local music scene, restaurants, museums. There's so much to do in New Orleans, it was great to have expert direction in making the most of our time there.
4.8 on November 22, 2010
MY boyfriend and I stayed here during a business trip. Excellent location, wonderful owners and an easy five minute walk to most of the things we wanted to see. Very quiet, superbly maintained house. The Aveda bath products were a nice touch! We definitely recommend this without hesitation to anyone travelling to New Orleans.
4.6 on November 11, 2010
The innkeepers were wonderful and made the visit that much more special and unique. The breakfast is hearty and homemade daily. The inn's location is fabulous - close to good music, divine restaurants, and access to a local's New Orleans. Denver, CO
4.0 on November 08, 2010
This is the second time we've stayed at Elysian Fields and will stay there again next time we return to New Orleans. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone who wants the complete "New Orleans" experience.
4.6 on October 14, 2010
Saturday afternoon arrival, early Monday morning departure. Most B&Bs of this vintage "show their age" (creaking floors, suspect plumbing, etc.) Not in this case. Solid house. We also appreciated having access to the kitchen for storing groceries.
5 on June 25, 2010
This inn was very clean, modern, and convenient! I loved the aveda products, the jacuzzi, and the breakfast area. This inn was walking distance from everything in the French Quarter and Frenchman St. I would recommend this inn to anyone!
5 on May 09, 2010
We've been to NOLA many times, but this time, because of the fabulous hospitality and the feeling of being with family it was our favorite time. The location in the Marigny is ideal if you want to experience more of a neighborhood feel and still be close to many clubs and restaurants. Breakfast was superb!
5 on February 26, 2010
We stayed only one night but if we ever go back to NO we'll stay there again. The owners were extremely nice and the inn is clean, quaint and very close to the French Quarter and everything else we wanted to see. They also had some great restaurant suggestions which led us to the best fried chicken we've ever had (and I was born in the south). Rooms were large enough and very clean. Very good value since it was so close to the Quarter. Also, don't miss the World War II museum if you go.
5 on February 04, 2010
We came to N.O. for the first time in July 2009 and wanted to stay in the Marigny district, since our daughter recommended the area for its access to all things "cool" in the city. Elysian Fields Inn popped up on an internet search, and we consider it a most fortunate discovery. We returned again in Jan.2010, and found it to be just as comfortable and charming as it was on our first visit. Leigh and Jim are excellent hosts and are great at providing info on the best places to dine, listen to music, shop, "people watch" etc. The Inn is so comfortable, immaculately clean, spacious and homey. I think it would satisfy even the fussiest guests. We loved the early morning coffee and the deliciously prepared breakfasts. We will be back often to visit our daughter and our new friends, Leigh and Jim. We're beginning to think of N.O. as a second home with Elysian Fields Inn as the best place to unpack our bags.
5 on January 31, 2010
We just returned to Seattle after spending four amazing nights in New Orleans, staying at the Elysian Fields Inn. The purpose of our trip was a "mini reunion" of my husband and his two brothers and their wives, who live in Michigan. This was our best reunion ever! The inn was perfect for all of us, as it was quiet, yet so close to all that New Orleans has to offer in the way of music, food, art & architecture. We planned each evening while sitting on the huge porch perched above the sidewalk, just watching the world go by as we sipped our drinks. Leigh & Jim, our hosts, are true professionals, keeping the inn immaculately clean and uncluttered, were truly dedicated to making sure that our stay in the city they obviously love, was a memorable one. They were available for suggestions (they provided maps & music schedules), and yet they also "gave us our space" as well. I appreciated the fact that Leigh was so knowledgeable about the local music venues in the immediate neighborhood, on Frenchman street, three blocks away. We heard so much good music in three evenings, thanks to Jim and Leigh's tips, that we were sad to realize we were just scratching the surface! I loved our room, which had a queen bed w/ an excellent mattress and the bathroom, whose lovely, clean, deep jacuzzi I used every day after sightseeing. I enjoyed using those nice top of the line Aveda bath products as well. Now that we know how much this city has to offer, we really hope to return soon, and will definitely stay again at the Elysian Fields Inn.
5 on May 30, 2009
Every year my best friend and I take a trip together. Although we are always on a tight budget, we try to stay in B&Bs because we love the personal touches and local flavor. Of all those that we've stayed in over the past 10 years, the Elysian Fields Inn ranks as one of the very best. Jim and Leigh are fantastic hosts - fun, friendly and incredibly informative. Zeke, their dog, is the sweetest thing on four paws. The inn is adorable and impeccably clean, as well as very affordable. The food is delicious, made to order and carries you through the day. I am still thinking about the french toast Jim made from sliced croissants!! As two women travelling alone, the neighborhood felt safe to walk through, which was important. And it's proximity to the French Quarter and river couldn't be beat. We greatly enjoyed sitting out on the porch at night, sipping our drinks. We truly felt like we were staying with old friends and simply can't wait to go back!
5 on May 12, 2009
We (my wife and another couple) just completed a 3 day stay at the Elysian Fields. As a commercial pilot I stay in more hotels than I would like to remember, but this B&B is the best. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The bathroom (wood floors with tiled walls) was not only clean but looked like they were brand new. All the amenities of an expensive hotel were included. There is a huge front porch which we used to sit in the afternoon and enjoy our drinks. Walking into this B&B, you will immediately discover the charm of the old New Orleans. What can I say about Jim and Leigh? They had never met us but were responsible for us having a great weekend. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, their advice valuable and as a couple, most pleasant and charming. The Inn is located a few minutes away from restaurants and perhaps a 10-15 minute delightful walk to Bourbon street. This is the place to stay at when travelling to the French quarter.
5 on March 23, 2009
This B&B was like a home away from home, but with the special feel of an urban inn. The rooms, all with private baths gave us plenty of quiet privacy. The living and eating space was uncluttered, spacious and inviting. The porches where we could sit with our friends to enjoy wine and company were perfect with plenty of seating. Our hosts Jim and Leigh were very accommodating and took care of all our needs as well as serving outstanding breakfasts with local pastries coffee. Leigh even generously gave us her amazing egg casserole recipe made with white wine. What a treat! We would definitely go back and stay there again on our next trip to NOLA. Monte and Mary - Kansas City
5 on March 13, 2009
Staying at Elysian Fields Inn made our visit to New Orleans, with six of our dearest friends, even more memorable. From the time we set foot in the door until the time we had to bid our farwells, we felt at home at the Inn. The innkeepers, Leigh & Jim, could not have been more hospitable, accomodating and gracious. Their insights and suggestions of music venues, restaurants and things to do in general really helped us all to make our stay so enjoyable. The proximity of the Inn to such places as the French Market, Frenchman Street, Jackson Square and the French Quarter make all a short and fun walk. The rooms at the Inn are lovingly renovated and feel very historic in themselves. Breakfasts, prepared by Leigh & Jim, were delicious; especially the spinach egg souffle,so much so that we all asked for the recipe. The buttermilk pancakes were light as air....never had better! Wonderful coffee too. The great room and front porch offer nice ways to kick back and exchange conversation and ,maybe, sip a glass of wine. All in all, we really loved our stay at Elysian Fields Inn and can't wait for a return visit! Barb & Greg Schavey Chicago, Illinois
4.6 on February 17, 2009
We Stayed for 2nd honeymoon.They upgraded our room to the suite also had a bottle of change for us.They help with every request. If they do not have the information about New orleans they will find it for you.Have stayed at other bed n Breakfast in big easy non where this good.