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Lions Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #40 of 142 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 December 2009

I stayed in room 2 for just one night. The room was fine and had a nice firm mattress and a modern private bathroom. This room is more like a mainstream hotel room than some other B&Bs I have stayed in, It was very quiet. My host were very friendly, and the dogs were not a problem; I am an animal lover and I am used to having pets underfoot. The grounds with pool, hot tub and koi pond were beautiful

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

My friends and I have stayed many times at Stuart and Floyd's Lions Inn Bed and Breakfast on Chartres in the French Quarter. this is THE place to stay. Hosts are without question the best at providing every possible amenity (including bicycles, arranging cabs, recommending the best local restaurants, places to avoid, etc) and making you feel at home, with grace and warmth. The tropical paradise consists of beautifully furnished European influenced rooms; all are different with anything you need, including refrigerators, cable, wireless, and a hot cup of coffee to wake you up! Wonderful breakfast on the patio (gorgeous tropical N.O. courtyard with pool, hot tub, gardens) and lovely cocktail hour in the evening. If you want a truly authentic Vieux Carre experience, this is the place. If you want a standard hotel with impersonal but predictable samo, samo, stay at the chains. Not for us. Wonderful local cafes, restaurants, and neighborhood bars are right out the front door. Safe and friendly and parking w/o problems, right in front of Inn. Merci beaucoup, Stuart and Floyd.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank kateaux54
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Reviewed 16 September 2009

The Lions Inn is a nice looking B&B from the street. The main house is quaint. The room I had was a bit claustrophobic. One other room I saw through open windows was cute and bright. The hot tub smelled. The courtyard was trashy. The breakfast was so minimal one has to wonder why they even bother. It was so obvious there was no interest in providing a pleasurable breakfast experience. New Orleans is known for great coffee, yet the only coffee served was watered down Folgers. The breakfast "window" was about 1 hour, and when over, the coffee was gone. No slow, relaxation there!
The shower for room #1 is not the best; and you have to watch your head getting in/out.
There is an advertised 5:00pm wine/cheese reception. This consisted of a few blocks of a standard cheddar cheese and a glass of old, stale wine on my first night, and a bit better tasting wine on the second - but still not too great. Again, like the breakfast - obvious no interest in this service at all.
The Marigny location was good and the on-street parking was easy.
The owners were away on vacation and the house was in the hands of a hired person. That could be why it was so lacking. But the worst thing was that there were several dogs on the property, associated with the B&B, and one of them bit me when I was being checked into the room. The woman taking care of the place acted very aloof about the whole event. I said I would stay only if the dog was put up. It was - but not for long. And at 7:00am the next morning it was outside the room yelping loudly. Again - no relaxation here!
Would I stay here again? Probably not - but especially not unless guaranteed the actual owners are on the property. The owner's representative didn't even bother taking time to talk with the guests during the evening reception or breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

Thanks for providing a beautiful place to stay with plenty of interesting people. Being rather shy myself, it was pleasant to have other guests to visit the sights with and have lunch or dinner. Of course, your teasing helps keep the pot stirred and was a big part of the ambiance. It's rare to find a place where the proprietor and staff take such pride in what they offer.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

Spent four nights in mid-August and it was perfect. Close enough to the French Quarter to be convenient with none of the noise. A number of really good restaurants close by and walking about is not a problem. A bit sparse on storage in the rooms so you might be in and out of your suitcase during the stay. The lush backyard and pool is wonderful. I would recommend this place!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Thank DDRings
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

My partner and I had a wonderful visit to New Orleans, thanks to the hospitality and lovely accomodations at Lions Inn. We stayed in a very nice, clean bedroom with kitchenette and private bath. The pool was awesome, and Floyd made us feel quite at home in the common areas of the B & B. Floyd was also helpful in recommending things to do and see in New Orleans.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank TicaCat
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

What a wonderful B & B. The minute you step outside near the pool you would think you were in Key West or some exotic place, but you're actually only a 20 minute walk from the French Quarter. If you choose you could ride a bicycle into the French Quarter. Floyd, the host, was charming and funny. Evening happy hour was awesome with wine, beer, and snacks. Every morning a nice continental breakfast was available. Rooms were very nice. I would definitely stay at this B & B again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank ktolles
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Address: 2517 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117-8608
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Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 142 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range: £92 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lions Inn Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lions Inn is located in Historic Fauborg Marigny, which is adjacent to the French Quarter area, near Frenchman Street, where the Jazz Clubs, Bars and restaurants begin, and a short walk will take you to the center of the French Quarter. The property boasts beautiful gardens, pool and patio area, often referred to as an oasis. We invite you to truly understand what makes this property special and to come experience it for yourself. Enjoy meeting, and talking with our guests from all over the world. Local dining, and civic activities, tour and travel. The area historic, and has many beautiful old homes bordering the Esplanade Avenue area, which is close to the French Quarter. The area is safe, and quiet a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the downtown and French Quarter areas. Enjoy a nearby Dinner ((1 (ONE) minute walk)) at the beautiful Feelings Cafe, before a stroll through the lively streets everyday/night of the year. ... more   less 
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