My place is close to the most lively music scene in the city, just a block away on Frenchmen Street, and 3 blocks from the heartbeat of the city, the French Quarter. You'll experience all the excitement downtown New Orleans has to offer, and come back to a peaceful and restful environment when you've had your fill of music, food, and drink. My place is good for families and groups, and since you'll have the whole space, you won't be disturbing anyone if your group is up late.
The guesthouse is on the second floor, while the first floor is our lovely little Thai restaurant, SukhoThai, which closes at 10pm. We have 5 rooms, with 4 queen beds, and one queen sofa bed. The room with the sofa bed can be joined with one of the queen bedrooms or separated for privacy.
Guests will have a separate entrance from the business, available to use any time of day or night, and will need to access the rooms by stairs, so unfortunately we do not have an accessible entrance for wheelchairs. Entry is by keypad and a key is also available. The area where the guest rooms are located is along a hallway which is also locked for privacy from the restaurant below. The guests will have most of the second floor for their sole use, though there is a small manager's office upstairs in a space separate from the guest room area.
The bedrooms do not have private bathrooms. Just down the hall is a men's bathroom and a ladies' bathroom. These rooms are for use by our guests only, and are each equipped with shower, toilet and lavatory. We provide towels, soap and shampoo in the bedrooms for guest use. We also provide slippers for use in the rooms and hall so that shoes can be left in front of the bedroom.
The kitchen is just for the guesthouse, and is equipped with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, refrigerator, dishwasher, dining table and other seating. We do not have a stove for cooking on the premises. We generally stock the kitchen with some light breakfast options for our guests.
Marigny is an historic neighborhood along the New Orleans riverfront, just downriver from the French Quarter. The Royal Elysian is just a block away from the most lively jazz music scene, Frenchmen Street, where you'll find Three Muses, The Spotted Cat, Snug Harbor, DBA, Blue Nile, and many more. We are also just three blocks from the French Quarter, but far enough to get away from the hustle and bustle.
A few blocks walk to the riverfront will bring you to Crescent Park, with dramatic views of the downtown skyline amid remnants of the old working wharves, and a few blocks walk in the other direction will take you to the new Rampart Streetcar line. Within a three block radius of our Guesthouse, you'll find numerous restaurants and coffee shops with old New Orleans charm. Much to explore and enjoy!
Our Guesthouse is very close and convenient to get around the historic areas of the city. You can rent a bike from A Bicycle Named Desire just across the way and join a tour or explore the beautiful Marigny/Bywater area on your own, or ride 15 minutes down picturesque Esplanade Avenue's bike paths to the oaks and bayous of City Park.
Bus stops in front of our building will take you to Canal Street and the Aquarium of the Americas, or take you to the Lake Pontchartrain and the University of New Orleans lakefront campus. Walk a few blocks to the new Rampart Streetcar Line, where you can ride to the Canal Street shopping district, the Louisiana Superdome, and the Greyhound/Amtrak terminal, or you can connect to the St. Charles Avenue line to tour the stately mansions and universities of the Garden District/Uptown. You can also walk six or so blocks to the Riverfront streetcar line which reaches Harrah's casino, the Riverwalk Outlet Mall, and the Convention Center.
We have only street parking, but it is not so difficult to find a place to park, usually right in front of our building.