Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast

2631 Prytania Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Innkeeper(s): Nancy and Guy Fournier
  • Be our guest at Sully Mansion in the heart of the historic New Orleans Garden District

    Be our guest at Sully Mansion in the heart of the historic New Orleans Garden District

  • The Prytania

    The Prytania

  • The Carrollton

    The Carrollton

  • The Esplanade

    The Esplanade

  • The Bourbon Suite

    The Bourbon Suite

  • The St. Charles Suite

    The St. Charles Suite

  • The Royal Room

    The Royal Room

  • The Tchoupitoulas

    The Tchoupitoulas

  • The Desire

    The Desire

  • The Royal Room

    The Royal Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast Each Morning

    Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast Each Morning

  • Relax on our Beautiful Veranda

    Relax on our Beautiful Veranda

  • Let Us Know How We Can Make Your Stay Extra Special

    Let Us Know How We Can Make Your Stay Extra Special

 
  • Sumary

    Romantic Uptown Mansion Getaway

    Revel in the experience of making the most of the insider knowledge of music, art, and food that comes with the Southern hospitality and personal concierge services provided by the innkeepers.

    Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana is a luxurious mansion only four blocks from the Magazine Street shops and restaurants and one block from the nearest streetcar stop to transport you to the French Quarter or Uptown New Orleans.

    This New Orleans bed and breakfast built in the Queen Ann style has eight unique rooms that include secure wireless Internet access, cable television, clock radios, private baths, writing desks, and guest services areas with beer wine and soft drinks.

     

  • Introduction

    Come be our guest at Sully Mansion in the heart of the historic New Orleans’ Garden District. Surrounded by magnolias and live oaks, the neighborhood is filled with Greek revival mansions and nineteenth century villas. Our guests are just steps away by streetcar from the French Quarter, Central Business District, Loyola and Tulane Universities, Audubon Park, the shops and boutiques of Magazine Street, world-famous restaurants and music clubs. For Mardi Gras, guests are one block from the major parade route and the Jazz Fest venue is within easy reach. The Sully Mansion is the ideal Garden District location for that special vacation, university visits or romantic getaway to New Orleans.

    The historic mansion designed by Thomas Sully in 1890 has eight rooms, ranging from an intimate bedroom to large suites all with private baths. The inn has fourteen foot ceilings with original plaster medallions, wide pine plank flooring, a large wraparound porch, antiques and many other special touches which embody the grace and charm of a bygone era.

    Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast, a unique combination of Southern hospitality, gracious accommodations and modern day conveniences. Come be our guest.

    “My family visits New Orleans every year, and Sully has become such a part of the NOLA experience that I can’t imagine visiting the city without it. The house is beautiful, the food and service excellent. I don’t believe you can find a better B&B in the city!” ~ TripAdvisor.com Review (Texas)

    Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast was designed by renowned architect Thomas Sully (1855-1937) in 1890 for the Rayne Family. Thomas Sully, along with James Feret, formed the first architectural firm of New Orleans and is credited with shaping much of the unique architectural look of Uptown New Orleans.

    The Mansion is the most intact of the few remaining ‘Sullys’ in the city. Original stained-glass windows, ornate ceiling medallions, heart-pine floors, grand stairway, 14-foot ceilings, the double entry door, glass transoms throughout the house, turned wood balustrades on the staircase and second floor landing, and fish scale wood shingles on the upper portions of the exterior walls are just a few of the features of this rare three storied Queen Anne-style home. Descendants of the original owner of the home still live around the corner. From the original carriage stone at the curb to the pocket doors in the foyer, this home has welcomed guests as a bed and breakfast for four decades.

    The house had a cameo appearance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons which was filmed one block away. The immediate area is home to Sandra Bullock, John Goodman and Archie Manning. The beautiful fully restored front porch overlooks the luxurious garden and 100-year old oak tree. It provides the perfect spot for breakfast, cocktails, conversation or just taking in the air. Gracious rooms antique accents and comfortable furnishings create a casual yet intimate atmosphere. Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast is the only licensed bed and breakfast located in the heart of New Orleans world famous Garden District.

     


    Just steps from vibrant Magazine Street and the historic St. Charles streetcar, the location of the Sully Mansion allows visitors to sample all the best New Orleans has to offer in art, music, food and shopping. Convenient to the Central Business District, Tulane and Loyola Universities, the French Quarter and Warehouse District, Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast puts the city at your fingertips.


    Each guestroom has the following amenities:

    • Secure Wireless Internet
    • Color Cable Television
    • Clock Radios
    • Complimentary local phone calls with individual voice mail
    • Private Bath
    • Fine Linens
    • Quality toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Writing Desks

    Rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy and include breakfast. Rates do not include sales and room tax. The rate posted reflect our 2013 Room Rates.

    Early risers are treated to coffee and tea on the second floor foyer

    An honor bar with beer, wine and soft drinks is available to all guest along with an ice machine and small refrigerator to store that little leftover from one of our amazing restaurants.

    We have recently made customized Sully Mansion coffee mugs, wine glasses and cooking aprons available for our guests to purchase.

    ‘Sully’s Satchel’ on the second floor is stocked with those things so easy to forget when you pack for a trip. In our hallway dresser you will find everything from A (as in aspirin) to Z (as in zipper repair) to get you fully equipped to enjoy your time in New Orleans.

     

    Please visit our Blog at http://sullymansion.com/history/blog/

  • 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 Nancy and Guy Fournier for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers stay with us to experience the historic neighborhood of the Garden District and be close to the unique stores and restaurants of New Orleans.

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

    We are known for our gourmet breakfast and made from scratch baked goods, our lush tropical courtyard and porch and our dog Gracie. Our inn is the only one in the Garden District and guests get to live like a local in a home that embodies all the beauty and fantasy of the city. We love the elegance of the house and the neighborhood which is an architectural landmark.

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

    The #1 reason to visit New Orleans is for the food, music, and unique culture which is a blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean and African. It is unlike anywhere else in America.

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

    Guests feel simultaneously at home and comfortable and extremely pampered.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret in the area is that all the good restaurants are here. You can get away with a mediocre eatery in the French Quarter, but the locals eat Uptown and if you aren't good you won't last long!

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

    Travelers staying longer than a weekend should walk the streets of the Garden District, shop the unique stores of Magazine street, take the streetcar the length of St. Charles, visit the World War II museum, stroll city park and the Sculpture garden, take the ferry across the Mississippi to Algiers, get lost in the French Quarter, hear music at Frenchman Street, take a cemetery tour, go to Mardi Gras world, dance to zydeco music at Rock N Bowl, take a swamp tour, and visit plantations.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The streetcar is one block away and Magazine Street is four blocks from the inn, world famous Commander's Palace is around the corner as is Anne Rice's house and setting for many of her books. We are in the heart of the Garden District so beauty is right outside the front door.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have a four page list of our 'favorite' restaurants in the city.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    gonola.com/ and lonely planet are both good references.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 8 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets, however we have a pet which can be the guest' surrogate.

     

  • Breakfast

    We serve a fulfilling multi-course breakfast on weekend mornings and a lavish continental breakfast including fresh fruit, homemade baked goods, quiches, yoghurt parfaits, fruit smoothies, cereals, juices, coffees and teas during the week. It doesn’t matter how long you stay, you will not be served the same food twice. During the week breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9;30 although we are always happy to accommodate the schedules of our business travelers who may have early meetings. On the weekends breakfast is available from 8 to 10 a.m. Weather permitting, guest are welcome to enjoy their breakfast on the wrap-around porch or in the garden.

    You cannot live in New Orleans and not take food seriously and while we would never dare to compete with the world class restaurants throughout the city, we stand by the quality and freshness of the food we serve at Sully Mansion. We use local ingredients and shop at the weekly farmer’s markets for fish, fruits and meats. We are more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies, just be sure to let us know.

     



    Our breakfasts include:

    • Fresh ground local coffee ,black and green tea and juice
    • Home baked breakfast breads, muffins, blueberry coffee cake, scones, plain and filled croissants
    • Fresh seasonal fruit dish such as poached pears in wine and pomegranate reduction, fresh berries with a ricotta orange cream, watermelon and fresh mint salad, fresh peaches or granola yogurt fruit parfait

    Our signature breakfast entrees:

    • Crème Brulee French Toast with homemade syrup and crisp thick cut bacon
    • Eggs Sardou served on French Bread
    • Crawfish Etoufee over Grits
    • Cajun Boudin over Poached Eggs
    • Sweet Corn and Ham Pancakes with homemade praline pecan syrup
    • Gingerbread Waffles with whipped up cream
    • Smoked Salmon Crepes

    “A hot breakfast in a lovely dining room just at the bottom of the stairs was a delightful treat…. I had read good reviews of their meals and they did not disappoint. In addition to the hot entree, there was a great selection of fresh baked cakes, cereal, fruit, juices and smoothies. We especially enjoyed the oatmeal cake (yum)! Saturday we had Eggs Sardeaux accompanied by a spicy sausage and Sunday started us with baked French toast and bacon…. The mansion’s dining room was an excellent setting for all the guests to gather and tell stories on their historical weekend adventures. We felt like a big family by Monday!” ~ TripAdvisor.com Review

  • Weddings & Events

    Celebrate your special occasion in this unique, elegant New Orleans Garden District environment.

    The Sully Mansion is an 1890 Queen Anne Victorian located in the heart of the Garden District, full of special touches you do not find in an event hall. We host a variety of different events from, a formal Cocktail Party, an elegant Dinner Gathering, a fun Bridal Shower, a Special Holiday Celebration, a unique Wedding Reception and Authentic Crawfish Boil !

    We are fortunate to work with a select group of caterers, bakers and musicians and we can either put you directly in touch with them to clarify your choices or speak on your behalf to make sure that every last detail is exactly what you envision. We are happy to work with event planners and outside vendors as well.

    The Sully Mansion provides the following to make your event a success-

    • Professional Grade Commercial Kitchen
    • 2,200 square feet of paved tropical courtyard space with fountain. up-lighting and electrical outlets
    • Access to two powder rooms
    • Gracious porch surrounded by greenery
    • 800 square feet of interior event space with fourteen foot ceilings and decorative plaster

    Call us today to begin planning your one of a kind event.

     

    Weddings

    Sully Mansion’s gracious surrounding evocative of an era gone by is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding and ceremony. We can accommodate up to 50 guests for an indoor event and 150 guests for an outdoor wedding.   Your ceremony or reception can take place on our large porch or in our romantic tropical courtyard.  We are happy to work with outside vendors and are  fortunate to work with a selected group of caterers, bakers and musicians and we can either put you directly in touch with them to clarify your choices or speak on your behalf to make sure that every last detail is exactly what you envision.  Call us and let’s start planning your special day.

    “My fiancé and I fell in love with New Orleans during our stay at Sully Mansion in January. It was so lovely and romantic and wonderful. . I keep going over in my mind when I stepped onto your porch and thought to myself “This would be the perfect place for a wedding.”  Theresa 2011

    “Our day was perfect from the moment we arrived, through the ceremony and party with all our friends and family, none of this would have been possible without all the work and warmth  you put into every detail.  Thank you Sully Mansion for making our wedding absolutely perfect”, Alison and Michael 2012

    “Everything was perfect and I cannot thank you enough for working with us to translate my vision to a reality.  Our wedding was everything we had hoped for in no small part because of the Sully Mansion”.  Dena and Andrew 2012


    The Sully Mansion offers a number of packages for the bride and her wedding party.*

    • Romantic photo shoot- The perfect spot for romantic photos of the bride with the backdrop of  our two story stained glass windows, dramatic stairway and gracious front porch or before the fountain surrounded by lush foliage. $30 an hour (additional charges for dressing on site)
    • Bridesmaid/Bridal preparation party. Enjoy each other’s company sip champagne and canapés while getting dressed and ready for the wedding. Let us turn the upstairs foyer into your private preparation and indulgence area. Get dressed, apply your make-up and hair and have the photographer meet you to take your photos.* $45 per hour
    • Bridal Party reception includes – Enjoy a light lunch and bottomless Mimosas in our Dining Room or on the Porch for a party of  four, ask us about including additional guests  $120

    *Available only when either the Royal, Bourbon or Prytania Rooms are also reserved.

    Parties

    Celebrate your special occasion in a one of a kind environment. The Sully Mansion is a Queen Anne Victorian built in the 1890’s full of special touches you do not find in an event hall. We can host a variety of different events from a formal cocktail party to an elegant dinner party to a crawfish boil celebration. We have in-house catering and are happy to work with outside vendors.

    Our interior space can accommodate up to 50 people comfortably, with a two story stained glass window fourteen foot ceilings and plaster medallions and original Louisiana art work adding to the ambiance. The wraparound porch provides a perfect spot for a bar or musicians and expands the capacity by another 30 people. Our maximum capacity is 140 guests and for events over for over 70 we require the rental of a tent for the side garden. Give us a call and we will help you plan that special event.

    The Interior-Typifies the Queen Anne style of the 1890’s with 800 square feet of event space, two story stained glass windows, fourteen foot ceilings , plaster medallions and original Louisiana art mixed with period pieces. Pocket doors close off the professional grade kitchen.

    The Tropical Courtyard- Featuring over 2,200 square feet of newly renovated exterior courtyard with pavers, wall fountain, tropical landscaping and up lighting, multiple electrical outlets and access to two powder rooms.

    The Wraparound Porch The 415 square feet porch is surrounded by lush tropical greenery and a large centurion oak tree overlooking Prytania Street and the homes of the Garden District.

  • Business Travel, Meetings and Retreats

     

    Business Travel

    Business travelers receive 10% off rates of select rooms Monday through Thursday during our regular season. Continental breakfast is included and can be prepared to go.

    Your innkeepers know the needs of the business traveler from personal experience. We provide customized services in response to your needs and schedule.

    • Business discounts apply Sunday-Thursday for single occupancy only.
    • Billing options available.
    • 24 hour security access to the Inn for early & late check-ins.
    • Free High Speed Secure Wireless Internet Access and Fax available.
    • In-room Cable TV.
    • Rooms with a king or queen sized bed and a writing desk.
    • All guest rooms have private baths.
    • A continental breakfast is available to suit early morning schedules. A full gourmet breakfast can be arranged for as early as 7:30 a.m. on the weekend for our business guests. We cater to special dietary needs with advance notice!
    • For your dinner needs we have our local restaurant suggestion list and (available at the Inn) sample menus, maps & written directions.
    • 24-hour notice cancellation policy (for business travel only)
    • Convenient to the Central Business District, Convention Center, Tulane and Loyola Universities and Touro hospital and Ocshner Hospital.

     

    Meetings/Retreats

    The Sully Mansion is a perfect alternative to a sterile hotel meeting room. Our goal is to provide excellent service and a comfortable, productive meeting environment and are happy to work with your group to accommodate different schedules and needs. An expanded continental breakfast is included in our day rates and we provide a variety of catered lunch options. Our Dining Room accommodates 10-12 people in meeting-style seating. The room has Wireless Internet and multiple electrical outlets. For multi-day retreats, the Living Room and Upstairs Foyer are available as a break out room when you reserve guest rooms at the Inn. See our Corporate Events page for more info.

    For receptions, our interior common areas hold up to 50 people comfortably, and an additional 30-40 if the porch and grounds are included. Our 8 guestrooms can sleep a total of 22 people.

     


    Corporate Events

    The Sully Mansion is a perfect alternative to a sterile hotel meeting room. Our goal is to provide excellent service in a comfortable, productive meeting environment. We are happy to work with your group to accommodate different schedules and needs to insure your time together is valuable.

    Our formal meeting space has Wireless Internet and multiple electrical outlets with space for flip charts and easels and can seat 10-12 people around a work table. An expanded continental breakfast and mid-day snack is included in our day rates and we provide a variety of catered lunch options. Lunch can be served in the courtyard, on the Porch  or a working lunch is possible in the Dining Room.

    For multi-day retreats, the Living Room and Upstairs Foyer are available as a break out room when you reserve guest rooms at the Inn.   Thank your staff or invite your local customers to a cocktail party in our lush tropical courtyard.

    For receptions, our interior common areas hold up to 50 people comfortably, and an additional 30-40 if the porch and grounds are included. Our 8 guestrooms can sleep a total of 22 people.
    We promise your meeting participants will appreciate the opportunity to work together in such a special space. Give us a call and let’s plan that productive meeting!

    Meeting Space Day Rate Includes:

    • Wireless Internet
    • Multiple outlets in meeting room
    • Easels, flip charts made available
    • Ample space for break-out groups
    • Seating for 10-12 people around a work table, room can accommodate 20
    • Expanded continental breakfast
    • Mid-day snack
    • A variety of catered lunch options
  • Meet the Innkeepers

    Hurricane Katrina provided the opportunity for Guy and Nancy to realize their dream of operating a bed and breakfast in the city that they love. After years in marketing (Guy) and public service (Nancy) they relocated from Richmond Virginia to purchase and run the Sully Mansion in January 2006, taking tremendous pride in being a part of the rebuilding of a great city like New Orleans. Their son is a 2008 graduate of Tulane University and they enjoy sharing their experiences as part of the ‘Green Wave’ community with prospective Tulane students and parents.

    Nancy and Guy are closely attuned to what guests expect in a quality bed and breakfast stay. Their enjoyment of the culture, food and music of New Orleans coupled with a flair for personal service and warm hospitality is evident in all their interactions with their guests. Their goal is to help make each guest’s stay a special and memorable event. New Orleans is a city filled with hidden gems and Guy and Nancy truly enjoy sharing ‘insider’s information with their guests. Their dog, Gracie, serves as the official greeter and is happy to serve as the surrogate pet for those missing their furry friends left behind at home. If you need help planning your itinerary or a special night out, please ask and let your innkeepers help to make your trip be everything you want it to be.

    “The hosts, Guy and Nancy, and their adorable pup, Gracie, always make me feel at home. Their in-depth knowledge of the city, the local venues, and the current attractions are invaluable; I feel like a local and see and do new and interesting things everytime I visit.” ~ TripAdvisor.com Review

  • Area Information


    New Orleans Garden District

    Our vibrant city is full of things to do whether your interest is in architecture, history, food, music, shopping, art or the great outdoors you will any visit is too short to take advantage of all New Orleans has to offer. Interested in playing a round of golf? Going after the big fish? Touring a plantation? Riding an airboat through the swamps? Finding the perfect gift or securing a dinner reservation let our concierge service help you. We are happy to make arrangements for you or offer our suggestions to plan your itinerary.
    We are in a safe residential area with 24 hour security patrols by the Garden District Security Officers, this allows us to offer safe on street parking. Be sure to check our blog to learn about the exciting Festivals, special events or fun local happenings during your stay.

    “For Mardi Gras, the location cannot be beat! 1 block off the parade route in the heart of the Garden District you can at once be in the thick of the fun or step a few paces away to relative peace and quiet. The Inn itself is beautifully maintained by Guy and Nancy. As hosts they are gracious and welcoming, offering any assistance they can to make your visit everything you want it to be.” ~ TripAdvisor.com Reivew (Mission Viejo, CA).

    For information on Music, Restuarants, and Shopping recommendations, please visit our website at http://sullymansion.com/new-orleans/attractions-map/.

    University Visits

    New Orleans boasts five universities within the city limits.  Whether your destination is Tulane, Loyola, Dillard, Xavier or the University of New Orleans, why stay in another faceless hotel when you can take advantage of all the amenities and receive personal service in a historic gracious environment?  We are close by to most of the institutions of higher learning, Tulane and Loyola Universities are a quick streetcar ride away.  If you are coming as a prospective student we can fill you in about life in the city and with a son who graduated from Tulane in 2008, we have the inside scoop for parents!


    We have a number of spacious rooms which can accommodate three or more for parents traveling with their children and offer a 10% discount off our regular season rates for prospective students. Just enter the code TULU when booking a room on line or let us know when you call. If your business with the universities is to attend a conference or have a job interview, what better way to learn the city than stay with natives!  The Sully Mansion Bed and Breakfast is in the Heart of the Garden District with safe on-street parking available.

    “I always stay at Sully Mansion when I am visiting NOLA to see my daughter at Tulane. The B&B is absolutely charming, an architectural wonder in the heart of the Garden District, with easy on-street parking and convenience to the French Quarter/Warehouse District, Magazine Street, and Uptown. The rooms are comfortable and roomy and local art is wonderfully displayed throughout the home…. Sully Mansion is my home away from home!” ~ TripAdvisor.com Review (Ellicott City, MD)

  • Directions

    From the East

    • Take Interstate 10 West towards downtown New Orleans
    • Take exit 234 Westbank Expressway//Business 90// Gretna
    • Take the third exit on Business 90 -St. Charles Avenue/Carondolet
    •  At 2nd traffic light, turn right onto St. Charles Ave
    • Continue on St. Charles past Jackson Ave. and turn left onto Third Street
    • Go one block (stop sign) and turn right onto Prytania St
    • We are one block up on the right hand side at the corner of Fourth and Prytania – a large gray three-story Victorian with the blue steps
    • On-street parking is available on either Prytania or 4th St

    From the West (the Louis Armstrong airport)

    • Take Interstate 10 East towards downtown New Orleans
    • Take exit 234 (left hand exit) Westbank Expressway//Business 90// Gretna
    • Take the third exit on Business 90 -St. Charles Avenue/Carondolet
    • At 2nd traffic light, turn right onto St. Charles Ave. Continue on St. Charles past Jackson Ave. and turn left onto Third Street
    • Go one block (stop sign) and turn right onto Prytania St
    • We are one block up on the right hand side at the corner of Fourth and Prytania – a large gray three-story Victorian with the blue steps
    • On-street parking is available on either Prytania or 4th St