December 3rd, 2012 - Eli


So if you aren’t aware Dawn and I Moved to New Orleans. We live in one of the most exciting parts of town called The Marigny (Google Maps Link) Its close to many cool things, and is an easy walk to and from the French Quarterand many other attractions. I decided to put up this page here to kinda keep track of people coming and to give a little information to anyone interested in visiting us. Below its sectioned off into various informational areas to help you have a good time.


Places to stay near us

Please Check the map below and click through for more information. It has the location of everything or click this link. It will open the map in a new window.

UPDATED MAP LINK HEREwith layers and all that fancy stuff from the new google maps.

Individual Rooms

  • House Across the street: This is my first pick because this is directly across from us and its pretty darn nice.
  • Maison Mandeville: this is just up the street from us also and I know the owner.
  • Maison Marias 1 and Maison Marias 2 are also Owned by a friend and are beautiful.
  • Royal St Courtyard inn: From everyone that I have met that stayed there they were all happy about this place.
  • Old Town Inn: It gets good reviews and many people come back time after time, its just north of us 2 blocks and is pretty cool lookin.
  • Balcony Guest House: This is above one of the coolest restaurants around fun place and a cool atmosphere.
  • Lions Inn: Another one thats super close and I haven’t heard anything bad about.
  • Sunburst Inn: fancy little house just up the street.
  • B and W courtyard bed and breakfast: It looks cool and probably is.
  • Elysian Fields Inn: a short walk from our house, this place is almost next door to my favorite daiquiri shop.
  • Noni’s in NOLA: This place is on frenchman street looking over washington square park.
  • Royal Street Inn and Bar: Ive heard good things, but like most of these places I’m waiting for someone to stay there so I can report back with more info.
  • The Claiborne Mansion: Another stunning looking place but I don’t know anyone who has stayed there yet.
  • The Little Easy Cottage: This place looks really sweet. Its a tiny little private cottage.
  • The Sweet Olive: another stunning looking place in the Marigny.
  • The Burgundy: Another nice looking place not far from our house. (if you stay here ask us how to pronounce it properly)
  • The Frenchman: This place is for those of you who want to wake up and be in the middle of the party. Its located on frenchman street.
  • Lamothe House Hotel: this place looks pretty fantastic and it gets great reviews.


Places to Eat


  • The Cake Cafe: This place serves up some of the best things to eat in the neighborhood. You cant go wrong for breakfast, I recommend the homemade boudin and eggs over grits.
  • The Orange Couch: Want a quick coffee, and a couple bites this is your place.
  • Who Dat / Nero Cafe: This place has decent breakfast food and is pretty darn cheap.


I’m guessing you will be away from my house out on some great adventure for lunch. But in case your here because you just want to take it easy and chill on the porch or are nursing a hangover Ill make this list yummy.

  • The Joint: This is my choice for real deal southern BBQ. Great for lunch and dinner, but at lunch its usually not packed.
  • Acme Oyster House: Its a bit touristy, but if you want oysters check it out. Damn good, get there at 11:30am and you probably wont have to wait in line.


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  1. Kelly, Rachel, Jeff and I will be in New Orleans April 18 and it look like we will be staying in the House Across the Street! Matt & Tammy will be in late on April April 20! We are so excited about coming to New Orleans but most excited about getting to see you and Dawn!

    Comment by Sandi Thrasher on January 16, 2013 at 9:58 am
  2. No way! How perfect! The fun awaits us!

    Comment by sm3llc1rcus on January 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm
  3. Jan posted some photos from the Krewe Du Vieux Weekend.


    Comment by emerge on January 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm
  4. Ok you two I got my room booked for Feb 28 – March 6 and we plan on having fun with you like usual! 2014 cant come soone enough! Miss you both!

    Comment by TommyP on August 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  5. Sweet Just added you to the calendar

    Comment by Eli on August 23, 2013 at 8:51 am
  6. Let’s put me on the calendar! Heidi and Jason will be staying in the French quarter. I haven’t booked anything yet. Might want to snuggle with Hammy for a night or two 🙂
    March 28-April 1

    Comment by Jillian on December 18, 2013 at 8:04 am

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