My husband and I spent three days in New Orleans over Memorial Day weekend, and we highly recommend Chimes to anyone who wants a relaxing, slow-paced vacation. The rooms are smallish, but clean and comfortable, and open out into the garden, which is full of character and flowers. A favorite memory from New Orleans is waking up early before it became to hot and reading for a half-hour in the garden.
Chimes is set in the quiet Uptown district of New Orleans, and is close enough to the St. Charles streetcar that we did not need a rental car. A streetcar ride to the French Quarter will take between 25-60 minutes, depending on how quickly the streetcar arrives, so if you want to wake up early in the morning, walk out the door, and immediately see the sights, then Chimes might be a bit far from the French Quarter for you, but then again, the unhurried ambiance throughout all of New Orleans is an experience itself, and it takes time to enjoy it.
A note: the owners have a plethora of knowledge about the area. Ask them for their restaurants and sweet shop recommendations – we’re glad we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where you stay in New Orleans, matters. The Chimes is a hidden gem just off St. Charles Avenue in the residential Garden District/Uptown neighborhood. Restaurants, coffee houses and shops are within walking distance of this unique, private spot. The owners are on site with a singular goal: to make you feel comfortable and at home in their city. Five private guest rooms open to a courtyard that is beautiful, quiet and speaks of historic New Orleans. Queen size beds, shiny hard wood floors, private bathrooms, full breakfast, no stairs, French doors, stocked refrigerator and oh, so much more. New Orleans has cachet and when you stay at the Chimes Bed and Breakfast, you will feel it. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chimes b&b
- Chimes Hotel New Orleans