About The Inn
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.