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Chimes Bed & Breakfast

1146 Constantinople Street , New Orleans, LA 70115 USA (Show map)

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A Frommers's and Fodor's Guidebook "choice" for places to stay in New Orleans. Chimes is a special place cherished by many returning guests for comfort and charm. Located in the New Orleans Garden District near the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, Chimes is minutes away from Tulane University and major New Orleans attractions including the French Quarter, convention center, Audubon Zoo and has fifteen restaurants within walking distance of the front door. Chimes has been recommended by Food and Wine, Travel Smart, Consumer Reports Travel, New York Times, London Times, Tokyo Times, PBS television, and more. Flavored with antiques and architectural details, the Carriage House and guestrooms all have private entrances and open onto a shaded brick courtyard. Stained and leaded glass windows, french doors, and cypress staircases enhance the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Chimes is a favorite of novelists, authors, romantics and is the home of Thomson Reuters in New Orleans. A great spot for romantic getaways and family fun. Check availability and rates on our website.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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wonderful place

4.2 on January 21, 2014

This place was wonderful. Quiet yet so close to all the action. The neighborhood restaurants were very good. Walking around the area shops was so fun and relaxing. Close to the trolley car to downtown for fun filled adventures yet very comfortable to relax if just wanted to absorb the New Orleans life and climate

Ideal way to take in New Orleans

4.8 on November 27, 2013

Gracious hosts and gorgeous accommodations. Excellent location to magazine street and to the trolley cars. Beautiful neighborhood and parking was no trouble. Love this place!


4.4 on August 25, 2012

The chimes est très bien situé, à qq pas du charmant tram pr aller en ville (20min).Quartier calme pr se reposer et flaner entre les magnifiques maisons. Jill est tres chaleureuse et à l'écoute, elle prépare le meilleur petit-déjeuner que je n'ai jamais connu avec des fruits frais, des pains speciaux et des croissants excellents! Son mari parle français , ce qui est un atout (en famille, les anciens et les jeunes ne maitrisaient pas la langue). Les chambres d'hôtes sont séparées de la maison principale et ont bcp de charme. Je recommande vivement, vous ne regretterez pas son prix qui reste raisonnable par rapport aux autres logements, le charme, l'accueil et le goût en plus!

Staying at the Chimes is like coming home

5 on August 09, 2011

I grew up in New Orleans and miss it terribly. I miss the food, the architecture, the people, then entire vibe. From the architecture, the decor, the gardens and the friendly hosts, the Chimes is the quintessential New Orleans experience. The location is outstanding. The Chimes is in a quiet, uptown neighborhood yet is within a few blocks of the Magazine Street shops and dining as well as the St. Charles Avenue streetcar. Breakfast is outstanding. Fresh cheeses, fresh fruit, artisan breads and pastries and Community Coffee (the best there is). Jill always makes sure there is plenty of conversation and you find that you come as a guest and leave as a friend.

The Chimes was perfect.

4.6 on March 14, 2010

My sister and I have stayed at New Orleans bed-and-breakfasts before with our mother, who died last year; we made this trip to remember her, and Jill made our stay at The Chimes wonderful. She's the consummate hostess and The Chimes is beautiful, charming, and perfectly located (near both Magazine Street and the St. Charles streetcar). We loved it!

The Chimes is Charming

4.0 on May 09, 2009

I returned to the Chimes in January or the first time since Katrina. I was so happy to see that some things don't change. The room was clean, warm, cozy and inviting. Jill, the innkeeper is very friendly, and very accomadating. The breakfast with the other guests is a great time to share everones experinces and plan the day. The courtyard with it's refrigerator to store goodies and drinks is is so relaxing and inviting.I would highly recommend thisa B&B for it's great location, fantastic The Chimes B&B is a keeper!!!

Must Stay in NOLA

4.4 on April 05, 2009

Quiet, close to everything, great hostess, wonderful breakfast where you can meet other guests, clean, and so much better than staying at a hotel. Need I say more?

Cool place

4.2 on February 28, 2009

We stayed in Room 1 and it was awesome. This Inn is accesible to downtown but the streetcar. Food was great.

A memorable Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on January 14, 2008

Even though I stayed in this Bed and Breakfast in 2003, it set the standard for what I expect in all B&B's. The rooms were clean and spacious. The food delicious and fresh. The staff friendly. And the location is perfect. You are in the garden distric, so the area is quiet and peaceful, but the trolley is a few blocks away and takes your right into the French Quarter in 10-15 minutes. I highly recommend!

C'est bon!

4.8 on August 08, 2007

If you are looking for a quiet retreat where you can relax, enjoy nature, read a book, take a nap, and enjoy a wholesome French-inspired breakfast, call Jill at the Chimes. But don't book too often because I'm heading back!

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Location Type

St. Charles Avenue streetcar district, Garden District area, City


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From the East side of the city take I-10 WEST towards New Orleans. Merge into US-90 W (via exit 234-C)on the LEFT side of the Interstate toward Claiborne. (Do not exit on Claiborne) From US 90, EXIT Carondelet/St. Charles Ave. Turn RIGHT onto St. Charles Ave. Travel Approximately 2 miles. After crossing Louisiana Ave. it's 7 blocks to Constantinople St. Turn LEFT onto Constantinople, travel 3 blocks to 1146. Call if you get lost - (504) 899-2621

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, French Quarter, Riverboats, Festivals year round, Streetcar, Children's Museum, Swamp Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Fridge (stocked) on-site, Ironing board on-site, Bottled water in room and on-site, Computer-Printer-Fax, Microwave on-site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Garden District Tours, Carriage rides, Gambling, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: Pre-arranged
  • Check Out:: 11:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking permitted in one outside area.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children seven years and older are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum stay on weekends, Oct.-May.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required. Full amount of stay charged 30 days in advance and 60 days during special events.
  • Cancellations: 30 day cancellation required. Refunds made on re-booking of the room for the same dates.



Jill Abbyad

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French

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About the innkeepers

Historic neighboorhoods, music, food, art, yoga, asian culture, reading, childhood development, civic involvement, community service.

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Gourmet Continental

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Courtyards, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Bkfst- special diet


1146 Constantinople Street , New Orleans, LA 70115 USA (Show map)

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