Fodor's Expert Review Sully Mansion
2631 Prytania St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, USA See on Map
It's just like home (but way better) at this huge Victorian with hardwood floors, high ceilings, a wraparound porch, and stunning courtyard out back. Guests will be pleased by how quiet this residential Garden District street is, just one block off of the St. Charles streetcar line and close to restaurants and shops on Magazine Street.
YOU SHOULD KNOW This B&B doesn't accept children under 10. Sorry, kids.
Rooms have hardwood floors, exposed brick and lots of bright, natural light. King and queen beds have luxury linens, and each room has a flat-screened TV.
The Prytania room overlooks Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
All rooms have private en suite bathrooms with toiletries provided. Bathrooms have newly renovated showers and baths, with historic touches like wooden vanities, chandeliers, and antique pieces.
A lobby of plants and oriental rugs opens up into a large salon where guests can hang out and talk to each other. Wicker furniture makes the front veranda a nice lounging area, and the courtyard is large enough for a cocktail party.
Continental breakfast includes eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, and pastries. The inn is happy to comply with guests' dietary restrictions. In nice weather, guests can enjoy breakfast in the courtyard or out on the veranda.
An upstairs bar is stocked with wine and beer for guests' enjoyment.
The St. Charles streetcar is a block away, and will take you to the French Quarter or Uptown, to the Riverbend and Audubon Park.
Coquette (7-minute walk) serves refined dishes inspired by local flavors. Turkey and the Wolf (15-minute walk) has some of the most inventive, indulgent sandwiches and plates in the city. Book a table at Commander's Palace (3-minute walk) for a classic three-course lunch (and 25-cent martinis during the week) before a stroll through Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 across the street.
The Prytania Bar (10-minute walk) is a fun lounge with frequent local music acts, and The Delachaise (11-minute walk) provides intimate, romantic atmosphere and great cocktails.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The friendly innkeeper makes this place feel homey, while accommodations are kept spotless and up-to-date with modern conveniences. The mansion was built by Thomas Sully, a famous 19th century architect, and we like that you get to feel a part of history while still enjoying modern comforts.
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