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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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!!!
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?
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.
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!
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!
St. Charles Avenue streetcar district, Garden District area, City
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles
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
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
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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
Arabic, English, French
Historic neighboorhoods, music, food, art, yoga, asian culture, reading, childhood development, civic involvement, community service.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Bkfst- special diet