We stayed for 3 nights from7th to 10 May as part of a road trip around the Deep South. This review is based on our experience, please bear in mind we are Scottish and it may be our expectations are a bit different from others!
First impression: We initially thought upon arriving that the neighbourhood looked a bit run down and dodgy looking and were tempted to look for accommodation elsewhere, if it wasn’t for the fact that we had supplied our credit card details and would be charged for not showing I really think we would have stayed elsewhere. (Our initial impression of the area was unfounded by the way)
On meeting the owners we found them to be polite and fairly informative, supplying us with a map and a brief run down on the area. We were a bit concerned not to get parked outside the inn but were able to get parked in the furniture car park next to the inn, there is parking out on the street but it is hit or miss to secure a space, our car was fine for the 3 nights we were there. There is parking for 6 cars in the garages at the inn but we were advised that only the owner could move the cars, this would be ok if you were not planning on using the car whilst there, but we had trips planned where we would need access to the car at our own convenience.
Our room was number 204 and was on the first floor, it was comfortable and had a great shower in the en-suite bathroom, we would have liked tea and coffee facilities in the room but we knew beforehand that these were not likely to be supplied, we did have access to the kitchen and could boil water in the microwave to use with our own supplies, sometimes there was coffee left over in the flasks from breakfast and were able to make use of this.
Breakfast was served between 8.00am and 10.00am and everyday we were there you were offered a hot choice or a cold choice and there was also a delicious selection of pastries/cakes. The portion size was not huge but it was sufficient, we are more used to being offered more choice but understand things are different depending on where you are.
We had brought our computer with us and had no problem using it previously in Tallahassee and Pensacola, but for some reason we could not access the internet for our emails etc which was a bit frustrating, we did ask if there was a problem or a password but were assured it should be fine, unfortunately we were maybe just unlucky, there is a computer at the inn for guests to use but we could not access what we required there either.
The location was good and we found that we were not to far from the places we wanted to see, we were probably in the minority for our reasons for visiting Nola as we were not there for the music scene, to sum it up, we had a decent enough stay but would look to stay elsewhere should we return, this is only due to our own expectations as other guests we spoke to, who all seemed to be American absolutely love the place and seem to be returning guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eight newly renovated rooms & one suite. Each has private bath and most have Jacuzzi tubs. All rooms feature fine linens, digital cable flat screen TV, dataports, hairdryer and more. Located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans and only 5 short blocks to the French Quarter and 2 blocks from the Frenchmen music district. Free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elysian Fields Hotel New Orleans