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“Very cute!”
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Blue60 Guest House
Ranked #16 of 140 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Very cute!”
Reviewed 26 September 2008

We stayed at the Elysian Guest House in April of 2007 and it was very cute and charming. The owner Ted is soooo nice but be aware: THIS IS NOT A BED AND BREAKFAST. Poor Ted seemed quite shocked that it is advertised as such on Expedia and this website. He was very accommodating though, and I thank him for that.
The location is ok if you don't mind walking some, and we didn't. Our room was nice and had a very "New Orleans" feel to it. The jacuzzi out back is great and the flowering vines around it were very nice and fragrant.
Privacy was wonderful, Ted was at our beck and call, and I didn't mind the gates since they're for security. I would recommend this place for sure, especially if being right smack in the middle of the quarter isn't an issue for you.

  • Liked — Jacuzzi! & Kitchenette
  • Disliked — Bit of a walk to the French Quarter
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2006

The Elysian Guest House has a beautiful website. Though its photos are accurate, they also do not show how very small the courtyard is or how many locks (on doors and gates) one must continually lock and unlock to get in and out.

However, once I got accustomed to these two rather unexpected things, the Guest House was what I expected.

My husband and I did not mind the extra few blocks to the Quarter, but if you think you might, I would stay in the Quarter itself.

  • Liked — The hot tub
  • Disliked — Locking locks coming and going
  • Tips/Secrets — Make use of the microwave and fridge to save on food costs
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2005

My wife and I stayed for three after the Hurricane and found this place to be very quite and comfortable. Nice garden and the Hot Tub was great (after cleanning the city during the day)

  • Stayed November 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 July 2005

We stayed here for 5 nights in July. Elysian Guesthouse was quite charming. The location seemed a little out of the way, but in reality was quite convenient. The guesthouse is at the far corner of the Marigny triangle, right across the street from the Phoenix(for all you gay travellers!) and at the edge of all the Frenchman St. action. We were able to walk all over the Quarter from here. The house itself was so cute. 5 suites, each with their own very private entrances, and a hot tub. If there were any other guests we never saw them. We stayed in the Porch Suite. Very nice 2 room suite with a kitchenette and king size bed, sitting area and nice sized bath with great light. Very comfortable for a couple. The feeling we got from staying here was like staying at your best friends awesome apartment in the best city in the world. It's not like staying in a hotel at all. if you like a little more space and a lot of privacy, this is the place for you. It's no Ritz-Carlton, but a good room at a great price. Clean, spacious, and charming. Thanks, TED!!

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Additional Information about Blue60 Guest House

Property: Blue60 Guest House
Address: 1008 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8402 (Formerly Elysian Guest House B&B)
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,546 - ₹ 16,365
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Blue60 Guest House Built in 1842, The Blue60 Guest House is in the center of the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans. We are surrounded by a wonderful selection of restaurants, small corner cafes with outdoor tables, live music venues, bars, and a world of charm that many tourists rarely get to experience. The house is located just a few blocks from the famous French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Frenchman Street, and half a block from the new North Rampart Streetcar line. Built in 1842, the Blue60 is rich with character. We have four large guest suites and one guest room, each with a private outdoor entrance, a private bathroom, 48" HD TV with cable, a mini fridge, microwave, CBTL coffee maker with complimentary coffee pods, in-room safes, and free WiFi throughout the property. After a long day exploring, make yourself at home on the back while patio relaxing in our hot tub and listening the rustle of the palm trees above. I share day to day operations with my manager Will Bennett who has lived in the city for over 30 years. We are a just half a block from the new North Rampart Streetcar stop and a 10 minute walk to the French Quarter & Bourbon Street, and 4 blocks from the hottest spots on Frenchman Street. The Marigny has a large selection of restaurants, renowned live music venues, bars, and a world of charm that most tourists rarely get to experience. It’s all within a 6 block radius. If you are visiting to celebrate Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence, or one of the cities frequent cultural offerings, the Blue60 Guest House provides a peaceful respite, yet is walking distance to most of the major attractions that give New Orleans such a unique flair for life! We welcome you to step into our world. ... more   less 
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