Elysian Guest House

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

    The Allure of the Big Easy Right at Your Front Door

    New Orleans is a town pulsing with life and the Elysian Fields Inn offers guests an experience right into its veins. From the famous Faubourg Marigny section of the city, guests have a straight shot at the best there is too offer: Exquisite cuisine, Jazz ensembles, the lively French Quarter, and all you can handle of legendary history and culture.

    The Elysian Fields Inn features five units; three suites and two studios, each offering the convenience of a private entrance, Jacuzzi access, bathrooms with full amenities, refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, coffee-makers, and black-out privacy curtains. When you aren’t taking in the sights, relax on our landscaped courtyard and secluded porches. Enjoy the luxury of seclusion combined with ease of access to New Orleans.

    Within walking distance of your room, take in the sights of the French quarter or book a tour to the Mississippi River. Whether celebrating Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, or one of the frequent cultural offerings, let our bed and breakfast enable the comfort of your stay. Boasting 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 from your room to make the most of your stay. Be sure to check our specials to help make your visit extraordinary.


  • Introduction

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    Welcome to Elysian Guest House

    Let us be your host to all New Orleans has to offer in our historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. Steps from all the local hotspots: food, drink, jazz, The Mighty Mississippi River and of course the legendary French Quarter.

    We provide you with a unique New Orleans on Holiday experience complete with comfortable suites/studios, sunny courtyards, quaint porches, private entrances, Free WiFi and a relaxing Jacuzzi; all of which conspire to make your time in New Orleans exactly what you have in mind.

    As your New Orleans home Elysian Guest House is the perfect base for all the quintessential New Orleans events that will bring you back year after year, from Jazz Fest and Madri Gras to VooDoo Music Experience and Southern Decadence. Use our searchable list to find events by name or time of year.

  • 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 BBOnline.com!
    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 Elysian 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. New Orleans block are short, not like Cities. Locals and return visitors know the Marigny for its reputation for great restaurants, nightclubs, and entertainment.

    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 Office normally closes at 5PM and we can make special arrangements for late arrivals.

    We have a lock-box in front of the house with a secret code. When your plane/train arrives or when driving in please call us when you reach New Orleans to let us know you are here at 504-324-4311. When driving please keep us posted on where you are 30 minutes before you reach New Orleans.

    Ask the cab driver when coming from the West ask the driver to take the I-610 off at Elysian Fields. This saves time. The cost to get here, (1008 Elysian Fields Ave.) in the Marigny or anywhere in the French Quarter is $31, plus $2/$3 for a fuel surcharge. Plus whatever gratuity you wish to give.

    Please note: It is important to give us a call when at the airport or tran station, or if driving in; give us a call when you reach the city limits so that we will be there to greet you.