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Chimes Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 139 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Loved staying in a neighborhood near the garden dist.”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The owners were really helpful in getting us airport transport and daily trolly/bus passes and recommendations for walking tours (and walking tour apps) and restaurants. Every restaurant they recommended was amazing. We appreciated recommendations from people who have lived many years in the area. There are a few great restaurants walking dist. from here - also a short walk to the great shops on magazine st. and the charles st. trolley and the garden dist. Also close to Tulane (seems like a lot of visiting parents stay here).
The rooms were really nice, updated, great bathrooms... with a nice courtyard (with a fridge that you can use or buy wine/soda from). Great for couples (probably not good for kids) but also would be good for a girls weekend (our room had 2 stories - each with a big bed). We enjoyed chatting with everyone at break fast (which was very good). we arrived the day a big storm was supposed to hit and they assured us it would take a turn and weather would be great -- they were right!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Chimes B&B. It's those like yourself who help the industry thrive by weeding out the properties who should not be in business.
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

First of all we would like to thank our hostess Susan for her availability, helpful suggestions and overall warm and welcoming personality. The location is very convenient to public transportation and provides a quiet setting in a neighborhood of beautiful homes with striking architecture. The breakfasts were yummy, always including fresh fruit and fresh pastries (sometimes still warm!). I did miss a sitting room apart from the bedroom where I could read. In the high heat this time of year the courtyard was not very comfortable. We definitely recommend this place!
John and Sue Boerman

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

This was my first stay at a B&B and it was amazing. I will definitely be back. The room we stayed in was phenomenal, very spacious and the food was great. I loved meeting new people almost daily at the breakfast table. Sue the innkeeper during our stay is WONDERFUL!!! Super sweet and extremely helpful with everything!

My only complaint is wireless is horrible in the rooms and made it impossible to use. I would strongly recommend they install a couple boosters so people in the rooms can actually use it effectively.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Thank you for submitting such a nice review of the Chimes Bed and Breakfast. This is the first we have heard about any wireless problems and will sort the problem immediately. The Chimes has the fastest UVerse system available and has not been problematic. Thank you for letting us know.
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princeton, nj
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I had been on the road for a week - the return run from driving my son to college in TX from NJ - by the time I got to The Chimes. To save me from having to drive back alone, a friend met up with me in TX for the drive home. We decided to spend a couple of days in NOLA rather than pounding home in three straight days. I wanted to make it a nice stay since she was doing me a HUGE favor, and because it was my only 2 days of true vacation for the summer. Our accommodations needed to provide space and comfort. The Chimes definitely delivered.

I called to reserve the loft room, but that had been taken just an hour before my call. Jill assured me that there was another room that would be fine for us, but a regular had already booked it. Jill went to the trouble of contacting the guest to see if she could free up that room for us. Luckily the guest was gracious enough to take another (single) room. We had a queen bed and a day bed, which was perfect. The small space connecting the main room with the bath room added just enough breathing space for us to not feel crowded in. Plus the garden was just outside our door if we wanted privacy. The only negatives of the room are the a/c blowing directly onto the daybed, and there is no door separating the little "room", so light will shine into the main room.

The house is decorated beautifully. Definitely a period house, but with touches that make it fresh. Our bathroom was spacious and looked like it had been updated fairly recently. There was some mold on the caulk in the shower, but I imagine that is just life in a place like New Orleans. The room was very clean.

Jill is a very visible hostess. She made sure we were acclimated to the area, so finding restaurants and transportation was easy. She puts out a nice variation of food for breakfast, pastries, fruit, eggs, and once again she went above and beyond by making sure she had gluten-free bread on hand for me. Breakfast starts at 6:00a.m., so you can get an early start to the day, though the day we went at 6:00, not all the food was ready for the table. Once breakfast is set, she comes to the table for conversation.

The neighborhood is great. It's quiet but a three minute walk to life on Magazine Street. It felt very safe.

I highly recommend The Chimes.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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nz
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I have already recommended chimes b and b to my friend who will travel to new Orleans next year. gill made us feel welcome from the first email contact we made and she made our stay there amazing.
the rooms and the courtyard are just beautiful and the area was very close to transport which made exploring new Orleans easy.
everyone should make this place their home in new Orleans - thanks gill

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Thank you for staying at the Chimes with your lovely daughter and giving us a hearty "thumbs up"!!
Hope to see you again one day, maybe in Australia.
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

I could not have chosen a better 'home away from home' while in New Orleans.
Jill and Charles are welcoming and friendly. Jill's knowledge of the local area, restaurants, attractions etc was extremely helpful.

The rooms are lovely and the breakfasts are great - not only because of the wonderful food - but because of the interesting conversations with fellow guests. The location is excellent only a few blocks from the trolley car on St. Charles Avenue in one direction and Magazine Street, a lovely restaurant/gallery area, a few blocks in the other direction.

The courtyard is a lovely place to relax with a glass of wine. Little extras such as the guests fridge (based on an honesty system) and the restaurant guides in each room which contain Jill''s recommendations on local restaurants make The Chimes a hidden gem in New Orleans.

Definitely one of the best B&B's anywhere.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you so much for appreciating our City and the Chimes. I'll be in your territory soon!!
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Riverview, Florida
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We just returned from our first stay at the Chimes. Our room had just been renovated and was quite beautiful and very comfortable. Jill was a wonderful host and so knowledgeable on all aspects of New Orleans, her advice and recommendations were spot on! We flew in to town and did not rent a car. The trolley was just a few blocks from the Chimes and was great for getting around town, we did use taxi's a couple of times for some late evenings. It was so nice to be able to come back to such a quiet neighborhood after being downtown! There are several great restaurants within walking distance. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you for posting such a nice review of the Chimes. We, too, enjoyed your stay with us.
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Property: Chimes Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1146 Constantinople St., New Orleans, LA 70115-2759
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Garden District
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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