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 major New Orleans attractions including the French Quarter, convention center, Audubon Zoological Gardens featuring the walk-through Louisiana Swamp Exhibit, and the Mississippi River. 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 honeymoon suite 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 novelist Amy Tan. Other notable guests include novelist Ellen Gilchrist, Barbara Hambley, National Geographic photographer William Allard, CNN Reporters and is the home of Reuters in New Orleans. A great spot for romantic getaways and family fun. Check availability and rates online. Seasonal specials and discounts for long term stays are available.
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?
Garden District area, St. Charles Avenue streetcar district, City
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 12 miles
Take I-10 EAST towards New Orleans. Merge towards "Business District" (not Slidell). Travel until you see the sign for US-90 Westbank, (on left) Stay on US-90 and EXIT Carondelet/St. Charles Ave. Turn RIGHT on St. Charles Ave. Travel approximately 2 miles. After crossing Louisiana Ave. it's 7 blocks to Constantinople St. Turn LEFT on to 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, Swamp Tours, Children's Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Garden District Tours, Gambling, Carriage rides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Fridge (stocked) on-site, Ironing board on-site, Bottled water in room and on-site, Computer-Printer-Fax, Microwave on-site
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