Blue60 Guest House

1008 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Innkeeper(s): Joshua Smith
  • Summary

    The Blue60 Guest House was built around 1842 and has 5 guest rooms, most of which are suites. Each room is completely self contained with a bathroom, shower, small kitchenette, and a private door to the outside. Some of the suites have a door between them that allows for larger groups to connect rooms, and there is a common area in the back yard with a hot tub, BBQ and plenty of shade. The house is in the Marigny Triangle, less than a 5 block walk to the French Quarter and only 3 blocks to restaurants and nightlife on Frenchman Street.

  • Introduction


    Welcome to Blue60 Guest House

    The Blue60 Guest House is in the center of the famous Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans; within walking distance for the best entertainment New Orleans has to offer. From small independent restaurants, cafes & bars in the Marigny, to the lively jazz clubs on Frenchman Street, to the Famous French Courter and Burboun Street; all within a 6 block radius of our inn. 

    The Guest House features 5 units comprising of 2 suites, 2 studios and 1 apartment. Each unit offers the convenience of a private entrance, jacuzzi access, bathrooms with full amenities, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, privacy curtains and free WiFi throughout the property.

    When you aren’t taking in the sights, relax on our landscaped courtyard and secluded porches or use the BBQ and invite friends over for dinner. The entire house can also be rented and sleeps up to 16.  

    Whether celebrating Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, or one of the cities frequent cultural offerings, our Guest House provides a peaceful respite from the city while still being close to the action. The Marigny boasts an array of antique stores, historic homes ranging from the early to mid-1800s, and authentic southern art shops; you won’t have to go far to make the most of your visit with us. 

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to David for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers stay with us becaue we are close to the French Quarter.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We advertise that we have a Jacuzzi and our rooms are extra private.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The #1 reason to visit New Orleans is to party! Another popular reason us how rich in history New Orleans is.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guests love that we are in a safe area and close to the French Quarter, transportation, etc.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are in an area called The Marigny; we are east of the French Quarter and folk’s sometime stay in the garden district. Our home was built in the 1840’s, whereas the Garden District homes were bulit in the early 1910's.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Guests staying for more than a couple of nights should visit old homes, The French Quarter, the Mississippi River, swamps, foods galore, and many, many other attractions.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Just about everything is within walking distance including The French Quarter, the river, old homes, crooked streets, we’re like a Bohemia area (very different).

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We love and recommend Irene’s Cuisine on St. Peter.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 5 units and can sleep up to 16 people.

    Do you accept pets?

    We ask that guests call for specifics. 

  • About Our Accommodations

    Elysian Guest House bedroom

    Each accommodation provides you with:

    • A private entrance to the outside
    • Access to Jacuzzi
    • Bathroom with shower
    • Blow-dryer
    • Magnifying mirror
    • Plentiful towels
    • Toiletries
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Coffee-maker
    • Cable TV
    • VCR (DVD available in some)
    • Clock radio
    • Iron
    • Ironing board
    • Black-out privacy curtains
  • Main Courtyard

    Elysian Guest House outdoor seating

    This whimsically landscaped courtyard extends to all our guests a welcome out of doors leisure space with comfortable seating and relaxing atmosphere. Feel free to host friends, meet other guests, and enjoy one of New Orleans' most honored traditions: gracious courtyard living!

    The Blue60 Guest House makes it home in the beautiful Faubourg Marigny neighborhood on Elysian Fields Avenue, "fields of heaven." The Marigny is located only six short blocks from the French Quarter. Locals and return visitors love the Marigny for its reputation for great restaurants, nightclubs, and live music. 

    Additionally our neighborhood boasts many antique and art shops and most homes in the area were built in the early to mid 1800's and the home designs are true treasures of New Orleans.

  • Directions

    Elysian Guest House street sign

    So that we are here to greet you please let us know your itinerary/arrival time. We want to make sure we are here to greet you. 

    We have a lock-box in front of the house with a secret code if you arrive late at night. When your plane/train arrives or when driving, in please call us when you reach New Orleans to let us know your arrival time 504-324-4311. 

    From the Airport: Ask the cab driver to take the I-610, and exit at Elysian Fields.  (1008 Elysian Fields Ave.)