3.6 on August 07, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed for a long weekend and loved our time here. The pool and hot tub were perfect after a long day of walking around NOLA. Our room was nice and clean and the breakfast was a no-frills spread of fruit, bagels and cereal. Hot, fresh coffee and orange juice too. The owner, Ed, was helpful in every way possible. We'll definitely be back!
4.0 on August 01, 2014
Loved this B and B. Beautiful pool and gardens. Ed was very helpful and everyone was so friendly. Room C was awesome. !
4.0 on July 25, 2014
Excellent host and great location. Loved the cheese and wine time and pool and hot tub were a great bonus. I will definitely recommend Lions Inn to anyone.
3.4 on July 10, 2014
The hospitality and service were great. The landscaping and pool area were my top features of the B&B. It's also only a short walking distance to Decatur Street and the French Market. I would definitely stay here again.
4.4 on July 10, 2014
The Lions Inn is my favorite place to stay in New Orleans and I have always enjoyed my time there. My only complaint about this stay this time is that I was relentlessly attacked by mosquitoes while in the lovely backyard. They bit my head, my face, my fingers, just EVERY WHERE!!! I had a bad reaction to the bites and had to see my doctor when I returned home. This is the first time that I have ever experienced such a situation. I had put on repellent but it did not appear to work very well against these creatures!!! With the pool and the pond, I guess they have multiplied. It made my stay difficult. The bites became inflamed and swollen. I just never had such an experience!!!! I had been in NO for a week prior to coming to the Lions Inn and had not been bitten once. I thnk they should do some sort of spraying to take care of the problem or I won't be able to return:-(.
4.4 on July 05, 2014
very nice place, beautiful and welcoming environment.
4.6 on July 04, 2014
Great place to stay. Very relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Respectful of privacy and everyone was nice. Shares the same block with great restaurants and shopping. Just close enough to the French Quarter to enjoy a walk through the neighborhoods of New Orleans. Very Clean!
4.8 on July 03, 2014
I have stayed at LionsInn several times...traveling solo. The hospitality has been great. The only comment I would have to say is Room D's air condition unit could be updated....especially when it is incredibly hot on some days. ALSO, the Inn us to cater to gays a bit more. I have seen a lot mor Str8 couples staying there now....which is understandable.......because of the great quality.
4.8 on June 16, 2014
Walking distance to Frenchman street and French quarter. Owner was hospitable and always helpful. He accommodated our changing needs. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Nola. We loved taking a dip in the pool and enjoying wine and cheese hour. Can borrow bikes. Great stay!
5 on June 15, 2014
I really enjoyed my time there. The accommodation was excellent staff wonderful. You were made feel welcome and the place quickly became home. I would definitely stay there again. Best place to stay.
4.2 on June 11, 2014
The Lion's Inn's selling point and biggest asset is the beautiful courtyard and pool. It was so so nice to have a pool to swim in during a hot and humid summer afternoon. This inn is very affordable for New Orleans standards especially considering there is a pool, all other aspects basically meet the value. The rooms are very clean and have some charming details, I did notice the towels were very shabby and our room on second floor was extremely dark. I also would have been nice if they would have turned on the AC unit prior to our arrival, it was so hot in our room I could barely breath for the first 30 minutes. The breakfast was serviceable but nothing really special. But really, I am not in New Orleans to sit in my hotel room and there are beignets to eat and so many good brunch places in the neighborhood to check out. Speaking of the neighborhood, The Lion's Inn is in a great neighborhood especially if you are trying to avoid the super touristy areas of New Orleans. It is a really easy walk to Frenchman St and the French Quarter and we felt comfortable walking back late at night. The Lion's Inn is great for the money, I would highly recommend it!
5 on June 03, 2014
We loved the charm, hospitality, wine and cheese, quietness, breakfast choices but especially its short distance from Frenchmen St., where we ate great food and listened to great music. Also easy walking distance to French Quarter.
3.4 on June 02, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the Lions Inn. The room met our expectations and we were very pleased by the great patio and pool. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location was very convenient to visit New Orleans.
3.2 on June 01, 2014
Most unusual scenario , with the location being off the beaten-track , but nonetheless absolutely great to be away from the madding crowd , but within walking distance of the required facilities !!
3.6 on May 30, 2014
Ed does a great job of running the bed & breakfast. It is alway very clean.
3.8 on May 29, 2014
This is an oasis of tranquility in a splendid location close to the French Quarter. The olde-worlde setting makes for a relaxing atmosphere, enhanced by the communal eating arrangements. A charming extra touch is the nightly cheese and wine hour. But its greatest asset is the owner. Ed is just amazingly helpful and accommodating-nothing is too much trouble for him. I would encourage anyone visiting New Orleans to consider staying here. Splendid!
4.6 on May 28, 2014
Location very convenient for quick and easy access to downtown. Very attentive innkeepers, comfortable rooms, lovely garden and the daily 5h to 6h with wine, cheese and krackers. An address that we highly recommend. French family, may 2014
4.6 on May 21, 2014
good location, great host!
5 on May 20, 2014
One of the best place we have been in the US! The room and bathroom are nice and clean, the hot tub and swimming pool are likable, and the guesthouse is in a charming neighborhood only 10 min walk from frenchmen street and the french quarter. You can take bicycles from the guesthouse, which we highly appreciated! I would definitely recommand this place.
3.8 on May 15, 2014
The Inn was an oasis, it is close enough to the quarter and public transportation to be accessible, but it is not noisy, and the street is a quiet one. The back yard is gorgeous, it matches the picture as advertised and the stained glass in the house is beautiful. Ed and his staff were welcoming and helpful. The Inn overall is clean, the kitchen and breakfast ares very tidy, however there are some edges that could use some more attention, the rim in the shared shower, dusty curtains, rugs that could be cleaned, and cushions that need to be replaced. That being said, I would easily recommend the Inn to any traveler, single or family.
3.6 on May 14, 2014
Enjoyed our weekend stay at the Lions Inn. The room and inn as a whole was clean and tidy. The staff was fairly friendly. The breakfast was nothing fancy, but worked. Would certainly consider staying there again.
4.0 on May 14, 2014
My friends and I rented two rooms this past weekend and had a lovely stay.... Nice affordable and clean place with a very friendly staff... The only thing I would change is the check out time (11am) which is very early after a hard night! I would def stay here again :)
4.0 on May 08, 2014
I really enjoyed my stay at this bed and breakfast. The staff was nice, the accommodations were excellent and there were a number of pleasant people staying. It was a little over priced but all and all, a nice find.
5 on May 08, 2014
The Lions Inn was a retreat in the heart of the Marigny. Lounging in the courtyard poolside, you were unaware of the rest if the city so close. Relaxing in the hot tub was the perfect way to wind down before bed. The hospitality was amazing and there were many things to do within walking distance. Comfortable rooms, excellent service, and amazing ambiance have us wanting to return soon.
4.8 on May 06, 2014
Just what we were hoping for. Beautiful courtyard, quite surroundings, convenient location. Price was a value without add on taxes & parking. Will be back
4.4 on May 05, 2014
Great location, friendly staff and owner and lovely home. Enjoyed my stay.
4.6 on May 04, 2014
The breakfasts were good and satisfied what I wanted to eat. The whole place was clean and inviting.
3.8 on April 27, 2014
Very nice experience and beautiful landscape. Very quite and pleasant host. Loved it
3.4 on April 23, 2014
Chose the pool room here on anticipation of hot weather - it was not the Lions' Inn fault that it was a bit chilly but the pool and garden are jungly and peaceful to sit in just the same. A nice place for guests to sit and meet each other. Room not huge and a bit dark but with good lights. A little underfurnished for my taste - could have done with a second bedside table and a bigger wardobe long enough for a dress with more than 3 hangers. We had also expected coffee making facilities but maybe this was our mistake - we were however able to use a microwave in a nearby room (down the outside passage). The cleaning service was good and we were able to get a load of washing done for $10. Breakfast was plentiful and help yourself served in a nice kitchen-diner or outside. We were there for 5 days and it did not change. Maybe a variety of pastries and breads and juices on different days would be nice. Useful Wifi. Most important - this place is in a wonderful leafy road within easy walk of Frenchman, the Mississippi and the French Quarter. There is free on-road parking. Its location is fantastic though you can hear train whistles at night which are sometimes disruptive to sleep - bring earplugs if sensitive. The hosts are welcoming. Recommended!
4.8 on April 17, 2014
This B&B was absolutely beautiful. So charming, with the serene pool and amazing courtyard landscaping. Perfect location, just blocks from the french quarter yet quiet enough to still feel like you're on a vacation. Ed was so friendly and accommodating, we truly felt like valued guests. Obviously we'll stay here again during our next visit.
3.6 on April 15, 2014
I love the Lion's Inn and would definitely stay there again! It's clean, the back patio and garden are beautiful, the neighborhood is quiet but close to the Quarter and lots of great bars/restaurants/galleries and coffee shops.
4.8 on April 09, 2014
We just had an incredible time during our stay at the Lion's Inn. It is tucked away in a beautiful/artsy neighborhood with the cutest little cafe's, but is still within walking distance of all of the hustle and bustle that the French Quarter has to offer. The inn keeper was a gracious host, and the pool/hot tub area was like a hidden oasis. I will definitely be going back to this B&B, and highly recommend it!
5 on April 09, 2014
In the heart of New Orleans, charming friendly and welcoming. A genuine find!
4.2 on April 02, 2014
I would like to commend Lions Inn for their gracious hospitality. Due to an error, our reservation date was wrong, but the kind folks at Lions Inn accommodated us very graciously, even upgrading our room at no additional charge. The location is fantastic for a nice walk to the French Quarter without being in the middle of it. We really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.
4.4 on March 28, 2014
Really enjoyable time.
5 on March 26, 2014
I highly recommend this b&b! Quaint, small, quiet, owner is so NICE and accommodating. Felt completely safe, and its in a great location! We will be coming back!
4.8 on March 19, 2014
I love staying here when I head to NOLA, just knowing i'm on my way I begin to relax. Perfect walking distance from the hustle and bustle of partiers. Quiet and serene.
3.8 on March 17, 2014
WOW, such a lovely setting awaits you behind the green gate. You would never expect this tranquil tropical place would ever be awaiting guest with a sense of wanting a no typical New Orleans experience. It is perfectly positioned just outside the Chaose zone of the French Quarter. Apartment A is like being in your own place. With easy in and out access, it's perfect for those that want a little more privacy for the romantic stay , or those of us that want to party into the wee hours of the morning. Ed is so welcoming and friendly. It's like staying with good friends. You have to experience the Lions Inn. We cant wait for Mardi Gras 2015. Going back to Lions Inn.
5 on March 15, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the Lions Inn while in town for a concert. We stayed in the Sun Room, which has an outside door and is situated nearest to the hot tub and pool. We were able to access our room through a locked side gate, which was very convenient for us. This room also has a private bathroom. Very, very clean! The owner was very polite and knowledgeable. Wine and cheese are served everyday between 5-6pm, which we loved! Will definitely stay here when we are in NOLA again!
5 on March 10, 2014
Stayed here Mardis Gras Week and shad a great stay. Ed and the gang are wonderful!!!
5 on March 08, 2014
As always, the stay was great and the other guests were great too.
3.0 on March 08, 2014
Location excellent! Wonderful trip to New Orleans.
5 on February 24, 2014
Very nice room, clean bathroom, pool is rad, hot tub was the best! The back yard is beautiful, owner is very friendly. Close to Frenchman St, any kind of food you could desire, shopping, exploring, etc.
4.0 on February 15, 2014
My wife and I stayed at the Lion's Inn for five nights in February 2014. We had a great stay and Ed and Nipper were fantastic and professional hosts. We will stay again on our next stay in New Orleans.
4.4 on February 04, 2014
4.0 on January 22, 2014
Je recommande ce charmant Bed and Breakfast niché au cœur d'un charmant quartier.
3.6 on January 12, 2014
The Inn is conveniently located close to the French Quarter and right in the heart of Marigny district, within walking distance of almost anything you'd want to see and do. Our only complaint was that they don't know how to make a good cup of coffee! First morning the coffee was lukewarm and tasted like it had been made a week ago. Fortunately, the Cake Cafe is diagonally across the street and makes fabulous coffee and breakfasts and pastries. Other than that, we had no complaints. We enjoyed our stay.
4.6 on January 10, 2014
Ed and his support once again assured we had a very enjoyable stay. This is the third time we have stayed at Lions Inn.
4.0 on December 19, 2013
It was great. Friendly hosts and friendly (other) guests.
4.6 on December 18, 2013
This is a wonderful B&B close to the French Quarter action, but not too close. Great neighborhood with close cafes and convenience stores. Ed is a fantastic host, the staff is efficient and friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me, the wife, and our dog.
4.6 on December 15, 2013
Simple but very good value for money, very clean and great service
4.2 on November 28, 2013
The innkeeper, Ed, was very hospitable. He even offered to take care of our dog while we went out for dinner. We really enjoyed the afternnon wine and cheese get together and the opportunity to chat with Ed and some of the other guests. The yard was beautiful, but we were unable to enjoy the pool and hot tub due to the unusually cool weather. Ed said that we must have brought the cold temperature with us from Canada. The B&B is on a quiet residential street close enough to walk to the French Quarter and only a block or so from a couple of great little restaurants. We had dinner at a nearby restaurant recommended by Ed and the food and atmosphere was excellent. We would definintely stay at the Lions Inn again in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. Kathryn and Andre (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
4.4 on November 27, 2013
Great location. Very welcoming host. Wonderful back garden with pool and hot tub.
5 on November 26, 2013
Great ambiance and service.
3.8 on November 26, 2013
I enjoyed staing at the Lion's Inn and will return in the future.
4.2 on November 25, 2013
petite maison trés agréable, service impeccable avec beaucoup de gentillesse, on se sent trés vite comme à la maison. Super situation proche du french quarter, pas de sentiment d'insécurité. Petit déjeuner copieux sous forme de buffet. En terme de qualité prix pour la nouvelle orléans c'est une adresse a conseiller.
5 on November 25, 2013
Fabulous patio and pool. Excellent hosts. Great neighborhood.
5 on November 22, 2013
Lions Inn is very beautiful hotel close to French Quarter. Ed provided very professional service to us. Our family feel very satisfied and enjoyed everything. Very healthy breakfast and afternoon red wine; pretty lovely backyard (garden) including SPA tank and swimming pool. Definitely, we'd stay there or recommend our friends to stay there when next visit.
2.8 on November 20, 2013
This particular BB was perfect for me because I only needed it for a one night stay, and they eye opener for me was the price of an affordable $60. To my surprise when I got there my room was upgraded to a room that was above $60 since no one was going to be there. It was my birthday so maybe he was being nice. I'm not picky and was fine with what was offered. The communal bathroom was a little weird, but being that I was there solo It wasn't as weird. It was clean. There door was a little see through with the cracks in it, so I feel that needs to be replaced, other than that it was a nice bathroom. The location is very convenient to the quarter and the rest of the hot spots in Nawlins'. I do suggest bringing a bike if you dont want to walk. The walk to the quarter is about 15-20 minutes, depending on your pace of walk. Parking absolutely sucks but I found a spot and left my car there the whole time and walked everywhere else. I give this spot a solid B. It does offer a hot tub and pool, but the weather was too cool for me to jump in but it is definitely offered. Breakfast is offered but I was sleep, lol.
4.2 on November 20, 2013
This was a great place, with a beautiful garden and pool. The owner could not have been more helpful. The room was large and airy.
4.4 on November 19, 2013
4.4 on November 15, 2013
We stayed 5 nights BB in October 2013 (room 1). Stay great. The friendly welcome , great comfort , perfect cleanliness, the quiet, beautiful garden with flawless pool, make BB Lions Inn a home where life is good . Stuart is very attentive , helpful yet unobtrusive . The staff is pleasant and very helpful. Our only regret is not to be stayed longer . We highly recommend the inn Lions. We think back with friends to enjoy their turn of this place. Super quality report
5 on November 14, 2013
We had a great stay. Ed is a lovely host. Also the place is beautiful!
4.4 on November 10, 2013
Excellent place to stay in the ByWater area of NOLA. Gracious host and an outstanding value
3.6 on November 07, 2013
Lions INN is very well situated in a quiet part but no more than 10mn walking from french quarter and french market which are THE places to visit in New Orleans. And at less than 100m from the B&B there is a very good restaurant. The swimming pool and the SPA (of the BB) are very good and can be enjoyed at any time. The owner is very nice, helpfull and the 5 to 6pm wine and cheese he organises every day allow to make friendly contacts with other peolple from the B&B
3.2 on November 03, 2013
Well-located in attractive low-key Creole Cottages neighborhood of Faubourg Marigny, near great eating (Cake Cafe, Feelings Bar & Restaurant, Schiro's Creole & Indian food). We had spacious Room C with 2 queen beds, & windows both sides of house. Enjoyed socializing with the other guests at 5pm wine & cheese hour, great that bikes are available to take out. Lower price makes it possible to stay in New Orleans for a whole week. Pablo (Santa Cruz CA) & Dennis (Portland OR)
5 on November 03, 2013
Wonderful service and staff. I have already recommended Lions Inn to several people from Chicago.
4.6 on November 01, 2013
I stayed in Lions Inn for 9 nights attending a conference in New Orleans. My colleagues who slept in impressing Hotels wanted to Change place with me as I told them about the comfortable house, the wonderful garden, the warm atmosphere as well as about pool and hot Jacuzzi. I asked for glutenfree bread for breakfast - and what I got were three different sorts of bread (for "variety". I was deeply impressed by this and felt at home in a foreign City. Would go there again and deeply recommend it to everybody who wants to have a very nice shelter in this active city full of life....
3.6 on October 27, 2013
Lions Inn was perfect for the two nights we spent there. The room was comfortable, internet worked very well, pool and garden area were relaxing. The social hour was a great way to connect with others staying there. And access to bikes was greatly appreciated. Plus I forgot my charger in the wall and Ed did a great job making sure that I got it back. I would stay there again.
4.0 on October 27, 2013
I had the Sun Room, looking out into the garden. With the two pools, the exotic plants, the hot tub and the evening wine and cheese--all just outside my door--it was a wonderful location to stay and relax. The clientele for this B & B was a really fun and sophisticated group and my stay was super relaxing.
5 on October 27, 2013
Joli petit B&B au vert et au calme et pourtant à seulement deux pas de l'agitation. Difficile de résister à cet air charmant et si joliment un peu hors du temps et hors du monde qui fait que l'on se sent bien tout simplement. C'est cosy et attachant et celà même si l'on a choisi la toute petite chambre (la D) on aime y être. Le petit déjeuner sous le patio est sympathique
3.6 on October 24, 2013
I've stayed at the Lions Inn on several occasions and have always had a good experience. The location is great and the owners are helpful but not intrusive. The swimming pool and fish pond are very relaxing for a drink or too while enjoying the complimentary wine and cheese hour. The bikes where very helpful to get around the Bywater/French Quarter. The inns motto: "do what you like but please do it quietly" sums it all up.
3.0 on October 15, 2013
When our taxi driver was taking us to our accommodation we started to worry that we would be miles out of the way from anything. After settling in and getting our bearings we found all we needed was a short walk away. New Orleans is a very walkable city and by also using the Street Cars you can cover a good distance to all the major areas. We also did a few organised tours to more outlying areas. Our room was clean enough and I would call it 'quaint'. We did have everything. A small but comfy bed and a basic bathroom which was up 3 large steps. The pool and jazuzzi were available although other guests smoking outside in this area limited our enjoyment of the nice tranquil environment Ed has created. Ed was helpful when asked but very quiet and didn't interact with us very much. If you are looking for budget accommodation and not expecting the Ritz, then Lions B&B will do you very nicely.
4.6 on October 15, 2013
The Lion's Inn is the spot to stay in the Marigny. Ed is the perfect host at the perfect spot. The pool is crystal clear and the koi pond has a resident terrapin. There were too many mossies for us to spend too much time outside enjoying the landscape, but it was lovely to look at. This was my 4th time here, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Nawlins. There is a perfect breakfast place right across the street, and you're staggering distance to Frenchmen Street and its clubs, but far enough away that it's super quiet and restful. Ed is great, and really went out of his way to make my friends (first time visitors from the UK) feel welcome and well oriented to the city before I arrived late that night. Can't say enough about it!
4.8 on October 08, 2013
Very nice place to visit and sit in a little corner of paradise! A very good home good breakfast and little more cheese and wine 5am I really advice
3.8 on October 07, 2013
Very good accommodation in a good location for French Quarter and trolley buses. Ed very obliging, excellent pot of tea when we arrived. Great breakfast and the cheese and wine hour was unexpected and very welcome. Would recommend unreservedly.
4.6 on September 26, 2013
Location is great, quiet but easy walk to French quarter. Beautifully landscaped with pool and hot-tub, helpful and gracious host ,friendly dog, great breakfast and wine and cheese hour. Overall a wonderful place to stay.
5 on September 18, 2013
Still one of the best places to stay in New Orleans. Outstanding in every way. The review from forces you to give a dining rating which is not applicable. It is bed and breakfast, but that is not dining! The breakfast is simple, the coffee and orange juice top notch.
4.6 on September 17, 2013
Host was very helpful and rooms were extremely
4.2 on September 16, 2013
O Lions foi uma experiência muito boa! O lugar é limpo e bem organizado, com um ótimo atendimento. Café da manhã agradável, que te sustenta até a hora do almoço. O maior fator positivo são as bicicletas disponíveis, o que permite conhecer toda a cidade sem gastar nem um dinheiro em transporte. Uma ótima escolha de estadia!
3.4 on September 01, 2013
the garden with the pool with direct access from the room was brilliant. The service was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was very basic, the rooms adequate but the cleaness especially in bathroom was still bearable. Cleaness and maybe breakfast should be impoved, then it is really to recommend. The rating about Dining is not applicable because there is no possibility for dining there. It's just the poor rating page from Bed&Breakfast where you can't leave not applicable items out.
5 on August 17, 2013
Not only is this property gorgeous and aestically pleasing to the eye, all of the people who work on site are wonderful. This is a favorite and whenever we are in NOLA, we stay here.
4.8 on August 17, 2013
We had a great few days at the Lions Inn. The pool and garden were very pleasant and the location was very convenient for the French Quarter and some on the restaurants in Bywater.
5 on July 17, 2013
Beautiful pool area with loads of tropical plants. Nice, clean rooms. Walking distance to everything in the Marigny and French Quarter or, if you aren't into walking, a $5.00 - $6.00 cab ride to the Jackson Square area. The breakfast was nice and there were plenty of options - bagels, toast, boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee, etc. We met lots of wonderful people that were also guests here and spent quite a bit of time with them. The wine and cheese hour in the afternoon is great. Stay here when you are in New Orleans. You won't regret it.
4.8 on July 08, 2013
Really enjoyed my time at Lions Inn. It was clean, the proprietor, Ed, was helpful and friendly, and its location was ideal - within an easy walk of the French Quarter craziness but situated in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood. Simple continental breakfast each morning, wine and cheese hour from 5-6, complimentary bikes, a clean pool and hot tub in the backyard (open 24hrs), and a clean and simply furnished room. I shared a bathroom but that was never a problem (the only complaint I have, honestly, is that the little hotel shampoos they had weren't great, and I mean I'm super happy that that's my only complaint). I only stayed 2 nights, but I would happily stay for a week. This was a great way to experience NOLA for the first time and I would recommend Lions Inn to anyone. Be sure to also check out Mimi's, great local dive bar just around the corner, for good beers on tap.
4.2 on July 04, 2013
I was in New Orleans for my Goddaughter's wedding and decided to stay in a B & B rather than with family or friends. The mother of the bride and three friends all had rooms. The Lion's Inn was perfect. It was conveniently located. The staff was friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the courtyard and pool. I will definitely be back!
3.6 on June 17, 2013
Our first trip to New Orleans to celebrate out anniversary and we chose the Lions Inn because we did not want to stay at a hotel but instead be close to the French Quarter but far away to get a good night sleep. The staff was friendly and pleasant. Our room and bathroom were kept clean. It may not be for everyone, but it was exactly what we needed. Plus it was only a short bike ride to the country club which had the pool, spa and jacuzzi features we wanted. We plan on returning the Lion's Inn for our next stay.
4.4 on May 26, 2013
This was our first time to NOLA and we are so happy we chose The Lions Inn! Perfect location, we could pretty much walk every where. After exploring all day, it was refreshing to comeback to the lions inn and sit in the beautiful tropical garden by a pool and soak in the hot tub. The rooms are very nice and Ed is a gracious host! I would definitely recommend The Lions Inn to anyone ! ( and have already )
3.8 on May 23, 2013
The B and B is on a quiet street just a few blocks walk from Frenchman Street. It is a beautifully maintained property with a lovely small pool and hot tub in the back. Our room was very small but also very reasonably priced. (you get what you pay for-- yes!) Ed (our host) was kind and very helpful. The breakfast is definitely better than the standard continental breakfast. There is always fresh fruit of some kind and Greek yogurt, nuts, cereals, hard-boiled eggs and all the typical bread products. I would definitely stay there again-- it is an excellent value and the location is very good--very easy commute to JazzFest for instance.
3.8 on May 20, 2013
We enjoyed the pool, the breakfast, and the sympathy of our hosts.
4.4 on May 20, 2013
Stayed at Lions Inn for the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Location is convenient for accessing the Jazz Festival and evening shows in the Marigny and Bi-Water sections of New Orleans. On street parking is easy to locate within one block of Lions Inn.
5 on May 16, 2013
We visited Nola and we stayed in Lions Inn : it was a great pleasure to know Ed and have breakfast in his garden. Sorry for my very bad english. It's a lovely placet close to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street (for the jazz).
3.8 on May 14, 2013
The B&B is very close to the French quarter. It has a spectacular garden with the pool and Ted is a very nice guy. Our Room (room C) was big, clean and very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay.
3.4 on May 02, 2013
This B+B is about 1 mi. from Bourbon Street and in the nearer neighbouhood to Frenchmen Street. It´s in a quiet street and you can find always easy parking space for your car. It has a wonderful garden with a pool and a hot tub, relaxing chairs and towels for free to use. the rooms are nice and offer enough space. Internet is not available in the room, therefore you have to go to the pool or the kitchen. The breakfast buffet is in the main building and is self service. We felt safe at every day and nighttime.
4.4 on May 01, 2013
Ed was a quiet constant presence making sure morning breakfast was delightful. he also was very accommodating regarding our luggage and our travel schedule. The pools and grounds very inviting and made our trip much more enjoyable, especially coming home to a tropical paradise and dipping my feet in the pool after many long miles walking the french quarter!
5 on April 29, 2013
The Lions Inn is a charming B&B with a beautiful pool enclosed within a tropical patio. When we weren't eating out or going to hear music, we spent most of our time outside on the patio, where we had both breakfast and happy hour (on the house). The inn is well located near the nightlife on Frenchmen's Street and within walking distance of the French Market and Jackson Square. The innkeeper is organized and thoughtful.
4.0 on April 25, 2013
We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms while at KBIS. Ed was friendly and helpful. Being from NY his softspoken approach through me off. Helped with all we needed. The patio is just lovely and the coffee was good. Would stay there again any time.
4.2 on April 24, 2013
This really is a hidden gem. We have stayed here twice and had a great experience both times. Ed, the manager, is the sweetest man. I mentioned it was my partner's birthday and he had a cake waiting for us when we arrived. The rooms are spotless and the grounds are beautifully landscaped, plus the pool and hot tub are very clean and a nice retreat from the busy day. Each morning there is an extensive continental breakfast (coffee, yogurt, eggs, bagels etc.) and a wine and cheese social hour each day from 5-6. The place is quiet at night so even if you are a light sleeper there shouldn't be a problem. The Wi-Fi is free, it doesn't reach all the way to the back of the pool area but I just sat up front when I needed to use it. The neighborhood is a relatively quiet and safe artists community. Just 10 minutes walking to the Quarter but Lion's Inn provides free bikes if you need them. There are also several coffee shops, restaurants, and bars within a few minutes walking as well. Great location away from the crazy quarter but easy to get to. Be sure to check out Cake Cafe across the street, Bacchanal Wine in the Bywater and The Country Club (clothing optional resort) about a 15 minute walk down Chartres. We can't wait to come back and stay here again.
4.0 on April 23, 2013
The room was immaculate, and very well set-up; the mattresses were a bit on the too-soft side, but that is a matter of taste. The proprietor was welcoming - and stayed up for a prearranged late arrival - but is somewhat aloof. We did think that the breakfast was very ordinary for a foodie city. Overall, a good experience.
3.2 on April 22, 2013
We have spent 3 nights at Lions Inn B&B, everything was OK except a small problem in the toilets of the room, which has been rapidly solved by the owner. The wine and cheese at 5 PM was a nice moment, and for the breakfast we had everything we needed, and even more ! The location in Faubourg Marigny is very convenient, it takes about 20 minutes to reach the French Quarter and 10 minutes to Frenchmen Street where you can hear very good music. For visitors from Souchern Europe : be careful, after 8.30 PM you will not find any place for dinner in the surroundings ! We recommend this place.
4.6 on April 21, 2013
What a lovely place to stay!! The host, Ed, is very sweet and helped me a lot. The place is beautiful, pool/yard, you feel like home. Totally coming back the next time I'm in NOLA. You're gonna love it!
4.4 on April 21, 2013
If you are researching several different options to stay in the Big Easy, you can end your painstaking search (and research) now. The location is outstanding. Ed, the owner, is super nice. We stayed in two different rooms, and they were both excellent. The price was the lowest of every place we researched. Parking was free and no problem. The breakfast part of this "Bed and Breakfast" is lacking from other B&B's I've stayed in, but it in no way will deter me from not coming back here. It's basic continental breakfast (cereal/juice/coffee/bagels/toast/fruit, etc.) Nothing fancy, but for the price, I wasn't expecting a made-to-order hot breakfast. Wine and cheese hour is an awesome bonus -- if you can pull yourself away from the rest of New Orleans, that is! Backyard has a pool and hottub, which I never got around to using, unfortunately, but will next time I'm there. The Koi Pond is a nice relaxing place to read. I am a picky/grumpy traveler, and I had zero problems here. From the location, to the service, everything well exceeded my expectations. If you are leery because of the inexpensive rates, don't be. You will NOT go wrong by staying here.
5 on April 17, 2013
Everything is very good: situation, rooms, service, garden... JP, Waterloo, Belgium.
3.8 on April 13, 2013
Our stay in the Sun Room what delightful. And the staff was very helpful.
5 on April 12, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay by all means. It is a lovely and quite place close to french quarter. Also good for relaxing. But it is Ed, the owner, who makes the place special. Thank you, Ed! If I come to Nola again, I'd stay in this oasis again.
4.4 on April 09, 2013
A large group of us stayed at Lions Inn for a week at the end of March. Ed the innkeeper was very helpful and friendly. Every day Ed puts out a cracker and cheese plate for wine hour. It's very simple but a nice extra for a place with such reasonable pricing. Breakfast is an extended continental breakfast and is great too. The courtyard is beautiful and the place is very clean. Maids come daily. The location is a bit further but still walking distance to the quarter. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. The price can't be beat!
4.6 on March 29, 2013
Really nice outdoor gardens with palm trees,bamboo,gardens, pool, hot tub, fish pond, plenty of seating. Wine n cheese tray available between 5 n 6. Breakfast in morning in the main house. Rooms were nice for new orleans. I've stayed several times in the city. Mini fridge with rooms. Soft drinks available . Host was friendly.
4.8 on March 28, 2013
What a very special palce to stay while in NOLA. Reccomended by a friend, I was not dissapointed. An easy walk to the quarter, but nicer, a few blocks from a few choice jazz bars and restaurants. Ed could not have been nicer and the dog Nippers even left my ankles alone. Highly recomended!
3.8 on March 25, 2013
We didn't spend much time at the B&B, it was more of a home base for us, but I have absolutely no complaints and would be back again. The room was everything it needed to be, the back patio is beautiful and comfortable, the room was clean, and Ed was very nice and accommodating. Lion's Inn is at a great location because it is a short walk from the Quarter, especially Frenchman St. but it is far enough away that street parking is both free and readily available. It is also a mostly quiet street. Highly recommend the Lion's Inn for a fair priced, enjoyable NOLA getaway.
4.4 on March 14, 2013
Great Location within walking distance to French Quarter. Nice continental breakfast. Will stay again when visiting New Orleans.
5 on March 13, 2013
Everything was amazing. The service was great and the room was great. Good location. Will definitely be back and refer. Thank you.
4.0 on March 11, 2013
We had a great time in NOLA largely due to our stay with Ed at the Lion's Inn. The room we stayed in was more spacious than I anticipated and had an attached bath. Ed provided a very nice continental breakfast each morning as well as a wine and cheese get together in the evening, which was really nice for unwinding and getting to know other guests if you wanted. We found this a great "extra". The lovely garden in the back is a wonderful interlude from the city. Also, it's very conveniently located within four or five blocks of the French Quarter - an easy walk. Ed was also very helpful in providing local tips and anecdotes about NOLA and the area, including where to eat and things to see. He was also very helpful when our flight was cancelled due to a spring storm out East. He helped us get accomodations and let us stow our things while we passed time. All in all I highly recommend Lion's Inn to anyone wanting a NOLA vacation. You can't do better.
3.2 on March 05, 2013
Really pleased with the inn and will be recommending it to friends that are visiting New Orleans this summer.
4.8 on March 02, 2013
Great Place! Would recommend it and will stay again if I am in the area!
4.4 on February 28, 2013
I stayed at the Lions Inn B&B for 4 nights and was thoroughly happy with my stay. The owner, Ed, was very friendly and accommodating. There was a nice continental breakfast every morning, and every afternoon there was a wine-and-cheese hour for those who were around. My room was clean and comfortable, and even though I had to share a bathroom with an adjoining room, it was well worth it for the price. I also enjoyed sitting out on the patio, taking a late-night hot tub and dip in the pool, and meeting the other visitors staying there. The location in the Marigny is great. There's a great little cafe down the block for breakfast/lunch if you want more than the continental breakfast, and it's about 7 min by foot from Frenchmen St. (and all the great music). The French Quarter is also a hop, skip, and a jump away. The walk to my conference at the Convention Center every day (ca. 30 min.) was lovely (and safe!) and allowed me to see a lot of the cool parts of New Orleans (including the French Market, which is also very close). There is a selection of bikes to choose from, though the pedals were falling off mine, and the chain fell off once too. (But at least you know no one will steal them!) I would highly recommend the Lions Inn for anyone looking for a pleasant stay in a great location. Plus there's a discount if you stay for 5+ nights.
4.4 on February 27, 2013
A delightful bed and breakfast in one of the classic new orleans neighborhoods just outside of the French Quarter. Rooms were clean, and comfortable...not large. Our room had private a bathroom, which we would insist on when we stay there again. Breakfasts were simple but complete continental style (no hot rolls as mentioned in other reviews, but not a big deal). The back courtyard was delightful and it was fun meeting with other guests and chatting over the wine and cheese party held each evening at 5 PM. A lot of fun! Much preferred this experience to the 'usual' large hotel on or near Canal Street. Would definately go back! To experience New Orleans like a native.....do stay at the Lion's Inn. Parking very easy too!
5 on February 23, 2013
Once again, a very pleasant stay at Lion's Inn!!!!! This trip, I discovered a lovely gym around the corner, at good daily rates! We were given bicycles to use to peruse the city. The hot tub was wonderful, as usual! My sister came to visit, and they even allowed her to use the hot tub, and served us wine and cheese as we soaked away the day's walking!!! This is my 3rd visit to Lion's Inn, and I'll definitely be back!!!! Thank U Ed and Floyd!!!!!! Anamaria
4.8 on February 20, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the Lions Inn! The grounds are beautiful and the accommodations are unique; perfect for an authentic Nawlin’s vacation! The owners were beyond accommodating and so very friendly :) As I often travel to New Orleans I will definitely be staying here again! It suites all budgets and can even accommodate for a single traveler! Easy walking distance to the best spots in town and best of all, you are surrounded by the history, architecture and essence that makes New Orleans one of the most magical destinations on earth! Thank you for letting us stay!
5 on February 09, 2013
Super friendly staff, beautiful house and even more beautiful backyard where I enjoyed breakfast every morning, very clean. Continental breakfast included, don't expect anything fancy but it still does the trick and the coffee is good. Crossing Elysian Fields at night wasn't the very best experience as a lady traveling alone but the neighborhood itself is very friendly, borderline hipster-y in a good way. I would definitely go back, just not by myself.
4.6 on February 07, 2013
We brought a large group to stay at Lions Inn for Carnival. Ed was fantastic--very helpful and the rooms were lovely. We would definitely stay at Lions Inn again!
3.6 on January 31, 2013
We stayed in a cute little apartment they offered down the block. Didn't include the breakfast so cannot rate it. Had a small kitchen which let us make sandwiches and such, avoiding the hassle and expense of going out all the time. Will definitely be back.
5 on January 25, 2013
I stayed in their tiniest room, but it was 2ce as large as it appeared in photos. The house is immaculate, and all renovations have been done by highly skilled artisans. The owners are not bean counters. Guests are welcome to linger over the continental breakfast and to position their computers around the cozy kitchen table any time of day. In a lovely historic neighborhood w many art galleries, coffee shops, and bars. Very close to a full-service grocery store w a grill. I really can't imagine a more perfect place to stay.
5 on January 25, 2013
I've never written a review before now, but felt strongly that I must share this little secret B&B with others; my wife and I like to stay in small B&Bs or Inns. We do not like large, cold hotels. But trying to find a B&B in New Orleans is very challenging. There are thousands! After shortening my list of possible places to stay to around ten, I came across a review for the Lion's Inn in Fodor's travel guide. I threw out my list, and went with the Lions Inn. This Inn was wonderful! From the lovely Sun Room (our room) that faced out to the garden area. The garden, with giant plam trees, flowers, a large fish pond with water falls, swimming pool, and more. The abundant continental (plus) breakfast was a great start every morning. Last, but far from least was the owner and innkeeper Ed. Not just friendly, but KIND, caring about your very need. For those of us that are cost conscious. This B&B is inexpensive, what a value!!
4.2 on January 15, 2013
Excellent location and great service
3.6 on January 09, 2013
This B&B is a wonderful place to stay. It has a pool and hot tub, wine and cheese in the afternoon, and a friendly staff/owner who is available for questions and pleasant conversation. It is located down the street from a wonderful bakery, and a short walk to the center of the French Quarter. Be sure to request a quiet room if you need it, the Sun Room can be a bit noisy as it's right next to the kitchen.
4.4 on December 22, 2012
My boyfriend and I had the perfect stay at the inn, and the owner was fantastic, and so helpful. The complimentary cheese and wine hour also allowed us to meet the other guests and socialise. The rooms are clean, and the beds are comfortable, and the location is great!
4.4 on December 16, 2012
Pleasant, comfortable and convenient place to stay in the Marigny, at a good price, and with helpful staff.
4.8 on December 13, 2012
Wonderful, highly recommend!
3.8 on December 12, 2012
Great place in a great location. Love the Marney Area. Lions Inn is perfect little hideaway ...an Oasis
5 on December 05, 2012
Loved everything about this place. they were very friendly, and it was very private and cozy. loved it
3.8 on November 25, 2012
After an extensive online search, I decided on the Lions Inn mostly because of the back garden, which was beautiful, and the pool and hot tub. Even though it was too chilly to use them (for our comfort), we enjoyed sitting out back. We stayed in room 3 (king/twins), which was small but comfortable and the bath across the hall worked for us just fine. Breakfast was more than ample, with cereals, bagels & toast, fruit, hard boiled eggs and enough other self-serve items to find something for everyone. We were within walking distance of the Quarter and the streetcar line as well. We would definitely stay here again!
5 on November 23, 2012
On my recent trip to NOLA I had booked in to stay for 2 nights only at Lions Inn, but as soon as I got there I felt happy, safe and at home. So I booked 2 extra nights, and canceled my other reservation! The breakfast is lovely, the rooms are perfect and there's 2 great coffee places nearby. Frenchman's close enough to stumble too, even when in a jet-lagged blur, but far enough to escape the noise pollution. The staff are lovely and relaxed. Definitely stay here.
3.8 on November 14, 2012
The Lions Inn provided a lovely respite in a city with plenty of action. The proprietor, Floyd, was a real hoot keeping me in stitches with his delightful Southern humor. Both he and Ed answered all this first timers questions about New Orleans. Would definitely stay there again. Jean M.
5 on November 13, 2012
Very clean and within walking distance to the French Quarter. The Wine Happy Hour and bicycles to use were an added bonus. Not sure it can be beat for the asking price. Even some locals use it when we were there. Better than taking the cab home after a long night out.
4.4 on November 02, 2012
Come here to experience a quiet residential area not far from the French Quarter and Market, but removed enough to give the flavor of local life. If you enjoy leisurely chats with fellow travelers from around the world over breakfast in the ambiance of a nicely renovated century+ old home, this is the place for you. Floyd, the hospitable manager, treated us like family, and provided extras that made our week-long stay more than memorable.
5 on October 20, 2012
The Lions Inn was clean and pretty. The garden and pool area are relaxing and beautiful. Breakfast was great with a good selection. The room price was very reasonable. I am glad that I stayed there.
4.8 on October 15, 2012
We enjoyed the heck out of our stay at the Lion's Inn. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the backyard pool was so beautiful and relaxing after a hot day walking around the city. Ed and Floyd were gracious hosts. Be sure to ask the neighbors to get Nipper and Bubba (the sweet dogs) to sing "When the Saints Go Marching In."
5 on October 14, 2012
Such a quaint B&B. The owners were super friendly and cleaned my room and bathroom daily. The neighborhood has excellent cafe's and bars. A 15 minute walk to the French Quarter made this the perfect place to stay. The outdoor area was super nice and the pool and hot tub were very nice. I didn't go in either, but will on my next stay. Safe area also. I highly recommend for any ages......
4.4 on October 08, 2012
I stayed in the single room at the Lion's Inn. It was small, but cozy and clean. Didn't take advantage of the wine and cheese but it takes place everyday from 5-6pm. The best asset this property has is the gorgeous pool and fish pond. Simply wonderful for a hot Louisiana day. Great value...would definitely stay here again
3.6 on October 07, 2012
Our room was small but had everything we needed including its own bathroom. It opened onto the beautiful backyard with pool and hot tub. The pool and greenery were beautiful. The staff were helpful and friendly and our room was always made up nicely. The breakfast was continental, basically help yourself to cold cereal, bagels, fruit, juice and coffee. Its fine if you're not expecting a hot homemade breakfast. It was nice that they had bicycles you could borrow to ride around town. We were able to walk to and from Frenchman Street without any problems.
4.6 on October 05, 2012
This B&B was such an amazing place to stay. It was like a home away from home from the free wine & cheese from 5:00-6:00 each day to the friendliness of the owners to the quaintness of the facility. The courtyard that separates each of the two housing facilities (which are old off the ground houses by the way) is beautiful. Pool, hot tub, lounging areas, perfection....not much more to ask for. My room was cleaned up each day too and I had my own bathroom :). I will be returning....
4.6 on October 04, 2012
My friend and I completely enjoyed our stay here for 5 days! We were in room C which is HUGE and has its own entrance downstairs to the kitchen. The location is just about a 15 minute walk from everything French Quarter, and quiet enough at night for great sleep. There is also cafes and stores near the inn as well. And FREE street parking is a huge bonus. As well as the free wine and cheese hour at 5. The backyard is wonderfully landscaped and you really dont feel like you are near any other houses when you are. Breakfast is the basics but they will cook (or let you do it) if you want a more elaborate meal. I highly recommend this inn.
4.6 on September 28, 2012
We have appracieted or stay at Lions Inn B&B. Rooms are cosy and garden is very very beautiful. This location is also quiet and others customers were very pleasant.
5 on September 07, 2012
We had reservations at the Lions Inn for Southern Decadence but as there was a last minute cancelation at the condo in the French Quarter, our host allowed us to stay at the condo. Fantastic location! We rode bikes back and forth from the condo back to the B&B each day.
3.8 on August 30, 2012
Charming and relaxed atmosphere. Staff were solicitous without being intrusive. It is in an ordinary New Orleans neighborhood which is a good antidote to the tourist destinations. A 10-minute walk to the trolley stop taking you to and from all the excitement. Other guests were mostly young Europeans which I only encountered over morning coffee by the pool. I look forward to staying there again.
4.8 on August 20, 2012
We have stayed here before and as always absolutely loved it. Last time we stayed in Room C, with 2 bedrooms and that is still by far my favorite, but this year we were in the other house and it was very nice, but no A/C in the bathrooms- it was tolerable, but a bit warm. They have a great spread for breakfast but Cake Cafe almost next door if you feel like having the most delicious shrimp and grits ever. I love the Lions and will always stay there when in Nola.
4.2 on August 15, 2012
Amenities were great, especially the use of bikes!! Loved the pool, very private, and the owners were helpful and friendly but definitely left us alone enough, too.
4.2 on August 14, 2012
Very nice place to be in a very nice city. The hosts were is gentle, the cheese and wine time is a very good idea. The place is very close of the French quarter. It is a very good B&B. A french family.
3.4 on August 07, 2012
Très bien situé à 2 pas de Frenchmen street. Cadre très sympathique qui permet les contacts avec les autres personnes.
4.8 on August 06, 2012
My wife, our dog, and I spent 2 nights with Floyd and friends over a summer weekend. The stay was great, with friendly recommendations from Precious on where to get the best Po Boy (Verti Marte), and a tray from Floyd to deliver breakfast in bed to my wife ("Be nice to her... or hell, don't be nice, what do I care?"
3.2 on August 04, 2012
It was my first time to New Orleans and I wanted to stay close to the French Quarter and my stay at the inn was terrific. What a great neighborhood to walk and get around. Very close to the area I wanted to be. I have no doubt that i would return for another stay.
4.2 on July 28, 2012
The Lions Inn is very well located. It's a very nice place. Staying there was a true pleasure and it made our stay better. I strongly recommend that place.
4.4 on July 23, 2012
What a lovely time we had staying at the Lions Inn! Floyd, Ed, and the rest of the staff were extremely hospitable and helpful. This was, by far, one of the best B&Bs we've stayed in...and we're stayed in many all over the US. The pool area was a special delight! We got great recommendations for where to eat and shop. Parking on the street was ample. Of course, the French Quarter is so close, we never moved our car all week! We will definitely be going back to the Lions Inn. Thanks, all!
3.2 on July 21, 2012
This was my second stay at this gem of a place and it was just perfect! The Lions Inn is located in the best neighborhood of New Orleans, you are a short walk to the French Quarter and can still explore this funky little neighborhood. Floyd and Ed are very accommodating and the property is just so quaint and beautiful! I will be back!!
3.4 on July 20, 2012
Spent an enjoyable weekend at Lions Inn. Very convenient location to French Quarter. Walked everywhere. Only about 15 minutes to Jackson Square. Even though two ladies, felt safe walking in the area. Learning curve came about when the temperatures soared to upper 90's and the bathroom we were accessing had no air conditioning. Will know to ask next time. Minor inconvenience. Ambiance was great. Would definitely consider staying here again.
5 on July 13, 2012
Our first trip to NOLA and it was great. The Lions Inn was an amazing little bed and breakfast with super friendly staff and guests. I would highly recommend it and will definitely stay there again should I go back to NOLA.
4.8 on July 11, 2012
This was the second time that we've stayed at the Lion's Inn and it was just as good as the first. Great staff, clean (and cute) rooms, and an awesome neighborhood location. And the pool courtyard is simply beautiful.
4.8 on July 05, 2012
We had a great experience at Lions Inn and will return next year. The property is beautifully maintained by a wonderful, kind and friendly staff. Everyone made us feel welcome and at home. The rooms are charming, they are not big rooms, but well furnished and comfortable., we don't spent much time in our room, but there were nice lamps tp read by. We spent six nights at Lions Inn in a room near the pool. Each morning we could count on either Floyd or Ed to be there to welcome us with coffee and basic continental breakfast-plus. When we returned each evening, our room and bath were clean and ready to welcome us for a nights sleep. Lions Inn offers wine and cheese in the evenings for about an hour or so, quite nice just to sit and relax and meet other guests. We loved the bikes and used them everyday. The French Quarter is about 6 block away, from Chartres Street to Frenchman Street, you just keep walking and you will find your way into the heart of the Quarter, lots of activity in the French Quarter- music, food, shopping clubs and so on. We will definately return to New Orleans next year and will be contacting Lions Inn for reservations. Thank you Floyd and Ed for all of the great suggestions and directions. Thank you Precious, Tae, Henry and all who made our stay so very special, and lastly Bubba and Nipper, the Lions pets, good having you at the pool. Cheers!
4.4 on July 02, 2012
Very friendly, close to the action of N.O., but quiet and charming.
1.6 on June 27, 2012
Mew management has come in to the Lions Inn. Way different than the previous manager.. For a place that we have been there many times, were are very disappointed by the fact that we were told to wear towels all the time. For a clothing optional place, this was not an option we were wanting to hear. We were in a room that we had not stayed in before. We arrived early, and swam, and hours later, nobody ever came out to tell us the room was ready. We had to go inside and check, the we were just handed a key.No "hello" no "welcome and let me show you to your room. The first night I had to go and wake the new manager and get ROACH spray. He made us feel like we were so bothersome. We got a spray can with 3 squirts in it. Then after we used it up and went back to bed, 3 m ore ROACHES were climbing up the armoir from the window by the A/C unit. We got Ritz crackers on a paper plate and some hunks of cheddar cheese at 5 PM. There were 4 of us sitting by the pool nude at the opposite end from where the cheese was p[laced. We asked for the manager to bring the cheese and Ritz to the table at our end, and we got attitude and he put the cheese down and walked away.. We, and some fellow guests there, were having small confrontations with the new guy that is running the place.. He never turned on the light inside of the swimming pool. It was like so dark out on the pool and patio area that were were afraid to walk around at the dark of night and had to sit at a table just outside of a guests room.. It is a shame that a place we like so much has changed in a way we and some other guests find negative. It is a beautiful place to swim at. But the hospitality that it has been known for for years is gone. We have found another gay friendly and fun and beautiful place to say.
2.2 on June 22, 2012
The location of the B&B was just fine. Although it was not officially in the French Quarter, it was only a short walk, and we felt safe. The category B&B would lead one to expect some sort of special breakfast, but that was not the case. We had cold cereal and toasted bagels, self-service. There were a couple of good eating places within a block; the more famous and exotic venues were in the Quarter. Our room was okay, but not great, The complimentary wine happy hour was nice and the pool and gardens were lush. Beware the hot tub ... It felt good at the time, but I suffered burns from the excessive chlorine that are still healing, and it has been 2 week ... not pleasant. I would probably seek out another accommodation on a future visit to the city.
5 on June 18, 2012
My girlfriend and I have stayed at the Lions Inn for the past 6 years, once or twice a year. We love the feel of the place, the neighborhood in which it is located, and the interesting people we cross paths with while enjoying breakfast or wine & cheese hour (provided by the Inn). The rooms are very clean and Precious is always quick and dependable to have clean warm towels available.
3.8 on June 05, 2012
Stayed in room C, which had its own bathroom and 2 queen beds. Bigger than we expected! lovely courtyard and swimming pool, but make sure to use some mosquito spray when you go out there. Breakfast was nice - muffins, cereal, etc,.. 10 minit walk to frenchmen street for great music and atmosphere. Another 10 minits to the east end of bourbon street. Only negative was the super-steep staircase up to our room, so if you have knee or back problems consider a room on the ground floor.
3.2 on June 01, 2012
We had a nice time at the Lion's Inn B&B. It was a little further away from most of the tourist attractions. It was nice to be able to take bikes which cut down on the walking. The trolley is close by also, but it can be 15-30 min between each trolley. The room was nice, would have liked a clock of some kind in the room, but it was clean and the bed was made up each day. The pool was great to have in the NOLA heat along with Hot Tub. Breakfast was a little dissappointing with only bagels, bread, yogurt, fruit and 2 cereals to choose from each day. By the time we got into the central part of NOLA we were already hungry. I would reccommend this B&B if you don't mind walking or biking 20 min or so to get to things, otherwise, you might want to stay closer to the attractions.
5 on June 01, 2012
What a wonderful stay in New Orleans. This B & B has everything from hot tub to an awesome swimming pool. The wine and cheese happy hour everyday is very nice added touch. Lots of breakfast items to choose from in the morning with some nice strong coffee to get you on your way to a full day of sightseeing. The heart of the French Quarter is about a 15 to 20 minute walk, but you get to see lots of different things along the way that you don't realize you've walked that length of time. Owner and manager are very personable as well as the rest of the staff. Rooms are nice and clean.
3.8 on May 27, 2012
+ Very kind and helpful staff + Nice family-like atmosphere + Quite neighborhood + Free wine, cheese & cracker hour + Free bike rental with lockers + Pool – A little bit far from the French quarter when walking – take a bike instead
4.4 on May 25, 2012
Our stay was awesome! This was a great value, quiet, beautiful, and a perfect distance from the French quarter.
4.2 on May 24, 2012
The Lions Inn was a wonderful respite from the cacophony of the French Quarter. but still close enough for enjoying its revelry. Simply tasteful rooms, lush patio with pool and hot tub, and beautiful garden with pond await you. Service was attentive without being intrusive. And the value could not be beat! I would absolutely book a return stay!
4.2 on May 20, 2012
Really enjoyed our stay at the Lions' Inn. The hospitality was laid back, but fantastic- all staff really helpful. The wine our and communal breakfast were great, and made met people from all over the world. Will definitely want to stay here again.
4.2 on May 16, 2012
Nice place to stay for decent price. Very laid back. Pleasant courtyard with pool. Great location in the Marigny. I knew about this place because I used to live on this block. They provide bicycles to explore the neighborhood with, much better than walking. Rooms have character. Clean, quiet. Would recommend. I didn't have any of the breakfast so I can't review that. Why waste stomach space on continental hotel breakfast when you can have shrimp poboys and fried chicken?
3.6 on May 14, 2012
Floyd is a national treasure! The stories he could tell...and does ...will make you late for anything you have planned because they are so interesting. But what are you doing planning in New Orleans? Enjoy the unexpected like the Aquatic center down the street that has gazillions of frogs croaking into the night and the Sculpture studio that has all those crazy sculptures filling up a huge yard. And then there is Frenchman street nearby and lots of great places to eat.
4.4 on May 06, 2012
We were very satified with our stay! It was absolutely wonderful! Will def recommend to others and would stay there again!
4.2 on May 03, 2012
We stayed for the weekend, traveling with our dogs for the first time. They were welcomed with open arms by Floyd,Nipper and Bubba. We were all four made to feel at home. We will be returning to the Lions Inn.
4.2 on April 27, 2012
very pleasant place to stay & a excellent value. so nice to talk with other guests as well. recommend to all. will come back again. david & lisa
5 on April 19, 2012
Charming B&B in wonderful New Orleans! Our host Floyd a true southern gentlemen!
4.4 on April 19, 2012
Feels like coming home after a long day at the festival. Quiet and cozy!
3.4 on April 18, 2012
We spent 4 days here in late april/early may for the NCAA basketball tourney--A great restaurant less than one block away, only 5 minute walk to jazz clubs on French man street; less than 10 minute walk to end of riverfront trolly line in French Quarter
3.8 on April 17, 2012
We visited New Orleans for the NCAA Final 4 and thoroughly enjoyed Lion's Inn. The location was great, being just outside the chaos of the French Quarter. The walk into the Quarter was very quaint and easy. Floyd was very gracious to mail our phone charger to us as well.
4.6 on April 15, 2012
What a great place to come home to after spending a day touring, shopping or just being out all night long! Quiet, hidden oasis where you least expect it to be! Within walking distance to everything; shops, restaurant and Bourbon Street! Floyd is a great host and is always making sure his guests are happy! I miss it already!
4.6 on April 14, 2012
My girlfriend and I went down to NOLA for spring break and Lions Inn was the perfect place for us. They are a few blocks outside the quarter, but have free bikes for you to use if you get sick of walking back and forth. Frenchman street is only 4 blocks away and that is where we found that we would end each evening because of the live jazz and the neighborhood between lions inn and Frenchman street was very safe. We stayed in room 4 (king size bed and own bathroom) and the room was great! A/C was much appreciated after walking all day in the hot sun. The bathroom was across the hall, which was fine for us. The king size bed was actually two twins put together and there was a little crease in the middle of the bed, but we barely noticed. However we will get a queen next time. Our typical day looked like: wake up at 8, get breakfast and mingle with the other guests, head out by 10, do whatever activity, be back by 5 for wine and cheese hour and jump in the very refreshing pool, then head out for dinner and late night good times. Floyd is VERY nice and will make sure everything is good on their end. When we head back to NOLA, we will stay at lions in. :)
5 on April 01, 2012
Very nice would go back
4.6 on March 27, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at Lions Inn for several reasons. Our charming host, Floyd, was thoughtful and considerate and I greatly enjoyed the conversations over breakfast. Our dog was also made to feel welcome, which meant quite a bit to us. The Inn is lovely, cozy, safe and quiet, located in a charming neighborhood. You wouldn't know that you are a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, yet you are close enough to walk there if you decide to. However, we enjoyed just staying in the vicinity of the inn, walking about the neighborhood, eating and buying groceries at a neighborhood grocery/restaurant and enjoying the beautiful architecture close at hand. And the garden/pool area out back is outstanding - one has several options of quiet spots to sit and enjoy the outdoors, or swim in the pool if desired. The wine and cheese hour in the evenings was an extra special touch! We hope to go back someday and would wholeheartedly recommend Lions Inn to anyone wanting a special memorable place to stay when in New Orleans.
5 on March 09, 2012
If you want to experience New Orleans beyond the French Quarters, I recommend staying at the Lion's Inn. My partner and I have stayed there twice and we enjoyed it both times. If you don't mind a 15 minute walk to Bourbon, staying in Marigny is an experience. Plus, you pass Frenchman street on the way to the FQ; there's always something going on there. During the day, you can take the bikes and explore more of Nola. Floyd makes sure that your stay is an enjoyable one. I can't recommend this B&B enough.
3.2 on March 05, 2012
I will start with the good. The location is prime if you want to be in the pulse of the coolest area in the city. Almost directly across from one of the greatest breakfast spots in town and with a nice continental breakfast of their own including cereal's hard boiled eggs, some fruits, coffee, juice, tea.....The Patio is LOVELY, amazing really that you can get so much space right in the heart of the city, they are very lucky. But. The pool is not heated which means that there is no year round swimming, it may be warmer here than lots of places are in February but not it's not that warm. The rooms are pretty tiny and while they do have some antiques and are over-all "nice" I wouldn't say they are fancy or indulgent in any way, just a nice clean place to sleep. And the bed. Oh, the bed was not good, not comfortable at all. I need a comfy bed, period. The owners were polite but not at all friendly, it definitely felt like we were intruding on their private party.....not sure how that works, it was clear that as a small family of three with a little one we were not their normal guests. Fair enough. In short I would say that while it is certainly a fine option for some it is not the perfect option for us, I require a little more luxury and again, a comfy bed but beyond that I can see this as a great place to stay if you don't plan on sleeping much and do plan on being here in the warmer months when you can take advantage of the killer pool/patio area :)
4.2 on February 24, 2012
We went to go visit during Mardi Gras and it was a short 10 minute walk to "the madness" of Bourban St and the French Quarter. The inn was fantastically clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Their place was so cute and there was a pool, hot tub and small pond. It was just overall a cute and pleasant stay. I will be staying there next time I visit New Orleans. You save some money by staying a little outside but we felt very safe walking at night and I still consider it close!
4.2 on February 21, 2012
Floyd, Ed and Tai, their friends and acquaintances made my first visit to New Orleans welcoming and wonderful. Lions Inn has a great location in my opinion and free use of bicycles made tooling around easy and adventuresome. Beautiful tropically accented pool and hot tub area reminded me of Hawaii. Thanks men for making my visit memorable. Tom Dredge
4.0 on February 17, 2012
Lions Inn together with New Orleans will always stay in my heart! The inn is so beautiful and quite and Floyd and Ed are so attentive to their guests. For me it was like staying in a house of my very dear and long know beautiful friends! Hoping so much to come back and have again 5 o'clock Lions Inn glass of wine. Thank you!
3.8 on February 17, 2012
I particularly appreciated being able to borrow bikes so we could ride around town, and the garden area was very beautiful and relaxing. A very comfortable and relaxed place to stay in a cute neighborhood. The bed was really comfortable, and the shower was great. The only downside was that the room was a bit stuff...but it happened to be cold at night so we couldn't leave the windows open. Otherwise a great place with kind hosts.
3.8 on February 16, 2012
We got there at night so it was a little hard to find. I was greeted by a sweet lady named Precious who was more than helpful. I was skeptical since I had not stayed in too many bed and breakfast. There was people staying from all over the world there.But to my suprise, It was much better than staying in any of new orleans inflated prices hotels. Hot water was sometimes scarce for two showers..but not bad. The pool area was really nice. (beware it is clothing optional) I experienced New Orleans from a different perspective and found that there is more to New Orleans than bourbon street. Everything about it was a nice suprise! Will definitely be a return guest.
4.4 on February 09, 2012
Our gracious host Floyd Lamb was very helpful recommending local restaurants and entertainment. The wine and cheese at 5pm was a great way to meet other guests and locals. Overall a wonderful experience and would highly recommend the Lions Inn to all my friends.
4.0 on February 09, 2012
we really enjoyed staying at the Lions Inn. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. Location is great for the Krewe du Vieux parade and just a few short blocks to Frenchman street. The courtyard is beautiful with the pool , coy pond and hot tub. and for an added bonus they have a wine and cheese hour every afternoon. will certainly come back on our next trip to NOLA
4.0 on February 08, 2012
Loved the location, loved the dogs, loved the pool, loved the folks. Nice shower, & nice small kitchen area. Only think I'd add would be a small table. We had the room with an outdoor entrance, which was very nice and private. Highly recommended.
4.0 on January 24, 2012
The staff was very nice and helpful. The place is not far from the French Quarter and you can borrow some bikes
3.2 on January 15, 2012
Nice, clean comfortable room. Bathroom very spacious. Small TV, however, we were hardly ever in room, basically jsut lulled us to sleep. Remote didn't work properly. Also, ceiling fan didn't work but room has AC. Steep stairs to make up to the room which you should make sure you are able to climb. Price was fair I thought. However, it is not as close to the most visited part of French Quarter as seems advertised. Cab to that area only about $10 to most destinations. Recommend taking taxi at least as far as the open French Market as the area near house doesn't seem a great place to walk at night. Back yard pool area is very nice and drinks are provided in a fridge. They do have a small breakfast provided and a wine in evening. We are not breakfast people as we come in late, sleep late and go out and have lunch. Overall, I would stay here again especially if I couldn't find something similiar in price closer to the quarters or Casino.
3.8 on January 10, 2012
Conveniently located, this B&B allows you not to pay for parking vehicule. I enjoyed the stay with my family. The owner is very kind. I didn't enjoy summer facilities but it is definitively a good address to stay.
5 on January 08, 2012
Floyd and Ed, the owners of the B&B were very friendly and helpful. Nice rooms, clean. Plenty of food for the continental style breakfast. Would definitely stay there again.
4.0 on January 07, 2012
Spent 3 nights in room C in the main house -- up a narrow stairway from the street, then down a narrow winding hall, but a large room awaits at the end. Direct access to the kitchen and pool areas via another steep stairway actually in the room. Great value; straight-forward simple breakfasts (fruit, toast, bagels, cereal and good coffee). Wine and cheese hour. Wide range of guests seeking a value stay. About 5 blocks to the beginning of the French Quarter, so bring your walking shoes. Free parking on the street.
3.2 on December 28, 2011
The owners/ managers were extremely helpful. they went above and beyond the call to be helpful. However, my fiance could never finish a shower without the hot water running out. The free Wi-Fi was down and did not start to work until the day before we left, after I hauled my lap top on the plane for nothing. Super nice people, but I won't stay there again on my next trip back to New Orleans. I like a few more amenities, like adequate hot water and Wi-Fi which works. I must admit the location is ideal: safe neighborhood and close to the French Quarter, but far enough away to be quiet.
3.4 on December 22, 2011
Very nice B&B ideally located on a quiet street in the Marigny district, just a couple blocks from Frenchman street. The owner is very nice and accommodating, and the rooms are comfortable and well maintained. And there's a hot tub. The breakfast is a bit lacking but I didn't mind, got a chance to grab something at the very nice cafe just down the street. !
4.2 on December 20, 2011
Wonderful accommodations. Very good value. The Inn Keeper was most charming and helpful with dining recommendations.
3.2 on December 20, 2011
When we were left off by the taxi, I thought "oh my" and not in a good sense. If it were not for the "Lions" insignia on the residential door, I would have sworn that the cabby had made a mistake. We were escorted in through that door and led to "our room." Once again I thought "oh my" only this time it was in a good way. The Sun Room was great with a direct entry to the pool and courtyard. Good location and a good time. In closing there was no one there that was nearly as grumpy as I am.
3.0 on December 20, 2011
Nice cozy rooms, great hospitality, breakfast included, cereal , coffee, breads, fruit, yogurt, walking distance to everything, clothing optional sundeck and pool, not heated, but walking distance to The Country Club with great heated pool.
4.8 on December 14, 2011
This was was our first stay in New Orleans, when we're coming back, we will definitely stay at the Lions Inn again. We arrived on Friday morning after driving all night. The owner let us check in without extra charge, although check-in was officially not until 3pm. The rooms were not big, but clean and they had a very nice atmosphere. The garden (with pool and hot tub) is lovely. When we were sitting there in the evening the owner brought us wine and cheese (for free). The location is perfect, the inn itself is located on a quiet street, but it is situated very near many good restaurants and Frenchman street where all the nicest bars are. The French quarter is only a short walk away and complimentary bikes are available for destinations that are a bit further away.
4.6 on November 28, 2011
great value and a fun neighborhood, easy walk to the French Quarter, felt safe in the area, we were able to park on the street very close to Lions Inn for free. Parking in the French Quarter hotels is $30 a day.
3.4 on November 28, 2011
Great property in a great neighborhood with extremely helpful and friendly staff. Can't wait to come back
4.4 on November 27, 2011
Loved the homey feeling. Beautiful surroundings. Would stay there again but would not pick the same room, it was next to the dining room, very loud in the morning, it was in the main house. Next time will stay in other rooms. But other than that it was great stay, friednly, clean, great value.
4.2 on November 27, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Lions Inn. The courtyard was beautiful and was a great place to relax. The inn is located close enough to the French Quarter that we were able to walk everywhere, and never had to move our car!
4.0 on November 17, 2011
The room was nicely furnished and convenient to the backyard pond and pool. While everything appeared clean, it was a bit shabby looking in places. The location was excellent, walking distance to the French Quarter, yet without the noise. The breakfast was so-so. While we enjoyed our stay, I would caution people who want a non-smoking environment, that this could be a problem as guests seem to congregate in the backyard to smoke. The owner has 2 dogs which we enjoyed but one of the dogs barking did keep me awake.
4.4 on November 08, 2011
Decor is beautiful, yet warm and comfortable. Breakfast is continental plus and satisfying. The backyard is a gorgeous tropical like garden, containing a large pool, hot tub and lily pond. Makes you feel like you are in the tropics. 5 to 6PM, wine, cheese and crackers are served in the garden, which gives you and opportunity to meet and converse with the other visitors. Floyd makes you feel like familly and his manager Ed is very nice also. They went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating to our needs. We really hated leaving this bed and breakfast and recommend this B&B to everyone. If you have any questions, would be happy to reply. Ilene & Walt Jacobus
4.2 on November 08, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Lion's Inn recently for our anniversay. We had a great stay! The room was charming and clean with beautiful stained glass windows. There is a nice pool and hot tub and a lovely koi pond in the courtyard. The breakfast was fresh fruit and bagels, simple but nice. They had bikes to use for free and we rode them all over New Orleans for three days. It was such a great way to see the city, without having to pay a bunch of taxis a lot of money. We loved the neighborhood and were only about 3 blocks from Frenchman street, where all the amazing jazz clubs are. We'll definitely stay at the Lion's Inn again!
5 on October 31, 2011
I stayed at the Lions Inn for three nights with my mother and found it to be a brilliant little B & B. It is about a 5 - 10m min walk to the French quarter and only 5 mins from Frenchmen Street. The B & B is in a good area and we felt safe walking home at dark (although it wasn't that late). The owner and other staff were great, made us feel welcome and provided us with some very useful information and tips. I stayed in a twin room which had good space and was very clean. The breakfast was excellent and had a good selection. If I was to return to New Orleans this would be where I would stay again.
4.8 on October 19, 2011
TEMPURPEDIC BED in ROOM 4! That's all you need to know!
5 on September 23, 2011
my room was great, the pool area was just fabulous, and the free bicycles enabled me to see way more of New Orleans than I could have on foot. Floyd and Ed were unobtrusive but always there to help, answer questions and generally make sure their guests were happy and comfortable. Staying at the Lions Inn was a total pleasure and I will revisit from Ireland again.
3.6 on September 22, 2011
Very close to the french quarter, nice people, nice swimming pool but bring your mosquito spray!
4.6 on September 13, 2011
The service is really helpful and accomodating and it's in a great nieghborhood. It's got a beautiful little garden and pool.
4.0 on August 21, 2011
Our stay at Lions Inn was wonderful. The rooms were well appointed with classic looks, and the pool and surrounding garden made the courtyard seem like a tropical paradise. The innkeeper Floyd, was a gracious host, and made us feel right at home. I highly recommend Lions Inn to anyone staying in The Big Easy...
4.6 on August 19, 2011
Their pool is covered in shade and makes for a nice afternoon hang out in the hot weather. Staff is very friendly, and rooms are clean with great air conditioning. A great value for the cost, and in a wonderful neighborhood.
4.4 on August 15, 2011
We had a wonderful time in New Orleans. This B/B is in an awesome location and the owners are very personable and love to share information about New Orleans. The neighborhood is charming and I felt very safe, even though we were walking distance from the heart of the city! The breakfast options were dismal for children, but luckily there is a great bakery right across the street. I definitely plan to stay here again!
4.8 on August 14, 2011
Floyd and company were both gracious and fun. This was my ninth stay at the Lions Inn and the sunroom by the pool was perfect. Sharing time over morning coffee or afternoon wine and cheese by the pool with guests from Canada, France and Mexico was enchanting. I'll be back for an all-too-short stay in October.
4.0 on August 11, 2011
Great to meet folks from around the world at wine and cheese hour. Gorgeous setting, beautiful gardens and patio, the weather was hot and the pool was refreshing. Room was cozy, cool, and attractive. Will be coming back on our next trip to New Orleans.
4.0 on August 06, 2011
I enjoyed my stay at the Lion's Inn. It is located in an interesting, eclectic neighborhood outside the Quarter and its nice to get to know other, less hectic parts of the city. The room was clean and the owner was friendly and very knowledgeable about New Orleans. I will definately stay there again.
4.0 on August 02, 2011
ravissant jardin, piscine superbe, un havre de paix à new-orleans, cheese and wine très sympathique à 17 h permettant des rencontres très agréables avec les autres hôtes. Floyd est charmant et très disponible. nous recomanderons cet endroit. philippe et marie abadie- Tarbes, France
4.0 on July 28, 2011
Sweet little b&b close to frenchmen street. it's not the hilton but perfect for travellers on a budget.
4.0 on July 26, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Lion's Inn B&B for about a week. We enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi, bikes, breakfast, wifi, and meeting wonderful people :)
4.8 on July 12, 2011
We throughly enjoyed our time at the Lions Inn. The Innkeeper was just such a warm and friendly fellow and I enjoyed his wonderful spirit and energy. The grounds are beautiful and the pool was great as was the pond and gardens. We had a wonderful room with a private bath and full kitchen!! We look forward to returning again and again! Thank you Floyd and Ed for your hospitality. Berlena and Wendy
5 on July 11, 2011
The Lions Inn is a perfect place for a get-away-great location, incredible rooms that are clean and comfortable, and hospitality that is just beyond belief. The gardens and pool are beautiful and so very relaxing in a city that is very, very busy. Our stay was like being with valued old friends. We can not wait until we can arrange for another visit and stay with Floyd at Lions Inn.
4.0 on July 08, 2011
Stayed for a friends weekend wedding. Close to French Quarter, great pool! Ed and Floyd were very helpful for our stay.
3.0 on July 08, 2011
Our stay was very nice. Love the grounds, the pool and the people. Just a few things that could be improved... starting with the water pressure in the shower, which was barely above a trickle in our shared bath. And to pick nits, better coffee in the AM would be nice, especially since New Orleans is known for it's smooth chickory coffee. Overall - I would stay at the Lion's again for sure.
4.2 on July 03, 2011
Floyd is an outstanding host, and we always have a great time at the Lions Inn in New Orleans. The pool and garden make it so difficult to leave the premises, and in fact, much of our time is spent lounging poolside. The rooms are well-kept and comfortable, and Room #1 in particular opens up directly to the pool. It's paradise.
3.6 on July 01, 2011
This is a great find: a gem of an inn. It is truly like a resort, just on a small scale. The location is great and the bicycles the icing on the cake.
4.0 on June 22, 2011
This is a beautiful B & B, and the host was very conscientious about making sure our needs were met. There are a lot of neighbors coming and going in the pool/kitchen area and one of them was sunbathing in the buff by the pool when we came back from lunch. He got dressed as soon as he knew he was in mixed company, but my seventeen year old daughter and I had already seen him by that time. I guess my advice would be not to bring kids if you stay here. Otherwise, it was a very nice place.
5 on June 20, 2011
We had a great time at the Lions Inn. Happy hour from 5pm gets all the guests together and we met some wonderful people from all over the world and made lifetime friends. Our hosts Floyd and Ed were so friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend the Lions Inn in its beautiful tropical surrounds and so close to the French Quarter.
5 on June 17, 2011
Place was great stayed one night. Getting married in November and sending my family to stay there.
3.2 on June 13, 2011
This is a very homey B&B a few blocks east of the French Quarter. The room rates are great, especially considering the place has a pool, a hot tub and a wine-and-cheese hour every day at 5 p.m. There are also a few great restaurants a block or two away.
4.2 on June 12, 2011
My wife and I had a wonderful time at Lions Inn. The pool was a must and is in a beautiful secluded back yard setting. The hospitality was great and wine and cheese hour was an added plus. The feature we loved most was they furnished bicycles to use. We rode all over, locking them to poles when we stopped to do things. Much cheaper than cabs and we found it safe riding back to the B&B at nite. Lions Inn is just the right distance from the French Quarter with many little places to eat close by. We will stay with them again.
4.0 on June 08, 2011
I found this to be a wonderful place to stay in New Orleans, especially since there was a swimming pool on site.
5 on June 03, 2011
The atmosphere was very relaxing and homey with a great pool and garden to relax in.
4.6 on June 01, 2011
This was a great place to stay and on all future trips to NOLA I will stay there again.
3.4 on May 31, 2011
A very quaint, and nice facility. I didn't think the staff was overly friendly. But I only stayed one night. I was a little suspect of the neighborhood.
4.4 on May 10, 2011
What a wonderful place to stay! It's charming, quiet, comfortable, with a very hospitable host (Ed). The garden, pond, swimming pool and hot tub are all lovely. The neighborhood is fun and interesting - you can walk down the street and eat well and hear great music, plus see funky, pretty, and interesting houses. For my husband and me one of the best things was the free bikes - we rode all over the city, and that was a highlight of our trip. We would (and will) stay at the Lions Inn again in a minute.
2.6 on May 09, 2011
Close to the French Quarter and safe. Perfectly adequate for my needs.
3.8 on May 05, 2011
Can't beat the location, bike usage, Floyd is very accommodating. The back area is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. We did not take advantage of breakfast nor the wine & cheese hour. This place makes for a very pleasant stay in New Orleans.
3.2 on May 05, 2011
what a fun place to stay. Floyd made us feel very welcome and was very kind to us. The other guest were wonderful and the atmosphere in the coutyard was very relaxing, just what you need after a day at Jazz Fest. We hope to stya here again.
4.4 on May 05, 2011
Our visit to the Lions Inn BnB was terrific. Floyd was quite the host and most enjoyable to talk with -- as well as his staff, Ed, Miquel, etc. Hope to be visiting again next year!
4.6 on May 03, 2011
Being there the second time we felt as coming home! Floyd is a wonderful host, including his humor and his hospitality. The location is just near midtown - you can walk or bike to most of New Orleans attractions. You can take a rest in the wonderful tropical garden, swimming in the pool and the 5-o'clock-wine-time every day is a relaxing meeting in coming together with other guest.
3.8 on May 01, 2011
Great setting with pleasant atmosphere. Good neighborhood! I choose the small room upstairs...could use a few more hooks and table to hang belongings and clothes. Good host!
5 on April 30, 2011
A wonderful garden with a lot of (for me as norwegian) exotic trees and fowers. Nice swimming-pool. Few rooms and guests, which made it easy to learn the others to know. Also the wine-hour (free !) in the afternooen was great. Walking distance to French quarter !
4.2 on April 22, 2011
A great place to stay ... a great host! Just far enough to be out of the chaos of the French Quarter, but close enough to enjoy the chaos of the French Quarter.
4.4 on April 19, 2011
The breakfast was good. Being able to borrow a bike was super! Wine and cheese at 5PM, what a great way to get to know the other guests! I would like to come again. -Glenn Smith
4.0 on April 18, 2011
Lion's Inn was recommended to us by a friend for our recent trip to NOLA. We were looking for something quiet but still within walking distance of the Quarter. We are so grateful for the recommendation as we loved our stay. Floyd is very friendly and personable as is his staff. He made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived until our vacation sadly ended 5 days later. The rooms are VERY clean and well appointed. We were in the guest house in a room with a private bath and enjoyed quiet peaceful nights. The courtyard is gorgeous, the pool was refreshing and the hot tub was a great escape after a long day in the Quarter. Marigny is a bit removed from the action (about a 15 minute walk to the Quarter) but still has a lot to offer in the way of nightlife, cafe's, and shops. Each morning, the B&B offered breakfast and then a nice social wine/cheese hour in the afternoon. We can't wait to return and have recommended Lion's Inn to all of our friends.
4.2 on April 14, 2011
The location was great -- we were right within walking distance to all the action and only took a cab once our entire stay. The pillows were soft, the air conditioning was plentiful (and easily adjustable!), and the rooms were clean and lovely.
4.4 on April 13, 2011
This is a great location to have walking access to what I like in N.O. Frenchman street, the Quarter, the Trolley, it's all right there. I didn't use a bike, but that's a nice perk! The pool and back yard are a quiet respite after a long day wandering around. The room was clean, quiet and the hosts were helpful. I'll go back!
5 on April 13, 2011
My husband and I spent a wonderful 4 day vacation at the Lions Inn. We were so happy with the expierence. The staff, Ed, Floyd and espically Bubba and Nipper were so very friendly and helpful in recommending places to see and eat. The location was perfect. It was within walking distance to the heart of the French Quarter and the street car. We truely enjoyed using the bikes that were offered and were able to see and do everything that we wanted. We will definetly stay here the next time that we are visiting New Orleans.
5 on April 06, 2011
Staying at the Lion's In was a wonderful experience! We had room "C", which is a large room w/ 2 double beds. The bathroom was also large.The room/bathroom was clean and pristine! The garden area is beautiful! So full of palm trees, plant life, flowers! There even is a gorgeous Japenese goldfish pond, and a little bench to sit and think! The pool was lovely! Very clean! We also spent much time in the Jacuzzi. Perfectly clean and well kept. The innkeeper/owner, Floyd, is wonderful! He's an older gentleman, who has a story for every occasion. He was also extremely funny!! He even served us wine, cheese, crackers and dips.....while We were in the jacuzzi!! My only wish, is that the Inn be a closer walk to the main quarter, but, it is what it is, and besides, with all the food we ate, we needed the walk! Floyd also has 2 smallish dogs, who are very friendly. The Inn is very GLBT friendly! I could go on, but, I'll sum it up by saying, I'd most definitely recommend Lion's Inn to anyone, and will definitely be staying there on my next trip!!! Anamaria Y.
4.0 on March 31, 2011
My son and I stayed at the Lion's Inn for five nights in March and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. While our room was small and shared a bath with one other room, it worked out fine for us and was well worth the reasonable cost. Our hosts were very kind and helpful and the pool and grounds were lovely. Being just a few block from Frenchmen Street, the location was great. We couldn't have asked for a better place.
4.2 on March 27, 2011
Lovely room, quiet garden, discussions with other guests around wine and cheese or breakfast, attentive service. Exactly what I needed.
4.2 on March 19, 2011
What a gem of a place. Such a hospitable owner, and the nightly wine and cheese by the garden was a treat. Loved chatting with the various guests. The location is perfect -- short walk to the Quarter. Free bikes a major plus. We'll be back!
3.4 on March 17, 2011
My friend and I enjoyed the location, the room, and the company. Easy healthy walk to the French Quarter. The pool (in a lovely tropical landscape) was too cold for swimming in March, but we enjoyed sitting around in the sun (clothing optional). The wine hour was very sociable. Don't expect a hot breakfast -- but cereal and fruit is fine since you will overeat during the rest of your time in NOLA!
4.6 on March 14, 2011
Great rooms, service, pool and courtyard! Very nice, personable and helpful host. 5-10 minute walk from the quarter, but there's a lot of music and other happenings in the same neighborhood as the B & B.
4.4 on March 08, 2011
i came for the 1st time to New Orléans and THE Lions inn was à great succes. The owner was realy frendly and the place awesome!!!!! THE breakfast was really good. the street where the Lions inn is situated close to the French quarter but real quiet in the evening. I had a lovely time. S.Schuiveling , Holland.
3.6 on March 06, 2011
It was great stay overall. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable. It was in a great location.
3.2 on March 03, 2011
This was my second stay at the Lions Inn. I find the owner and staff friendly and accommodating. The rooms are not huge but are comfortable and inviting. The bathrooms are not perfect but are big enough and are clean. The breakfast is do it yourself, not fancy, I usually go across the street to the cafe.
3.2 on February 26, 2011
Beautiful hidden gem near the Quarter. Pool, Hot Tub and garden area were nicely maintained. Enjoyed meeting other guests and being close to Frenchmen's and the parade route.
3.8 on February 23, 2011
Inexpensive, comfortable. An easy walk to the French Quarter. There are great restaurants in the neighborhood. The innkeeper was very gracious. This place is VERY dog friendly. We will probably stay there again.
3.2 on February 10, 2011
very convenient because near of french quarter. Quiet and spaceful.
5 on February 07, 2011
Staying at the Lions Inn was an absolute treat. It was an easy walk (ten minutes or so) to Decatur (maybe fifteen to Bourbon Street), a block away from a fabulous cafe, had on-street parking so we had no troubles there, and we very much liked Floyd McLamb, the innkeeper. We stayed in Room #4, which had a brand new memory foam mattress. The bed was fabulous for all kinds of reasons. It was a romantic and comfortable stay, and we didn't even get to use the pool or hot tub (the weather did not permit it).
4.2 on January 24, 2011
The Lion's Inn is a great place to stay. Clean, comfortable rooms, friendly service, great location in the Marigny near Frenchman. They have a nice simple breakfast. There are bicycles to borrow. Excellent value.
4.2 on January 20, 2011
When my wife and I arrived, we were informed that a college group was also in the main house, and the innkeeper offered an apartment to us down the street to help preserve our privacy. This really set the tone for our stay, as the staff was nothing but courteous to us the entire time. The location is nice and quiet, and easy access to the French Quarter can be had if you don't mind a little walk. The rooms were clean and well-kempt, and the amenities were as advertised. I would recommend Lions Inn to anyone.
3.2 on January 04, 2011
My husband and I stayed here from Christmas Day until New Year's Day and were particularly impressed with a couple of unique touches: happy hour with wine, cheese, and crackers every day at 5 pm, giving us a chance to meet the other guests and to visit with our host; and the free use of bicycles to get around town. It's within walking distance of the French Quarter and even closer to Frenchmen Street. Ask Floyd and his neighbor Scottie for restaurant recommendations! We would go back to the Lion's Inn if we ever make it back to New Orleans.
3.4 on January 01, 2011
Lions Inn is within easy walking distance of Frenchman St, definitely the best part of the city. The accommodations weren't 5 star and the breakfast was sort of do-it-yourself, but Floyd was very friendly and a great host. The hot tub was also terrific.
4.6 on December 16, 2010
Lion's Inn exceeded my expectations. 'Marginy' neighborhood is wonderful and yet a short five blocks to the French Quarter. Friendly, safe neighborhood with a host of cafe's & excellent music. The Inn is well maintained & quiet. The grounds are very nice. B&B's are not for everyone...but if you enjoy exceptional value this is your place. New Orleans is a 'walking & streetcar city' ... so all you do here is walk just a bit further. :) Could not have been happier with my stay. Will be back!
4.0 on November 19, 2010
The room was nice and Ed looked after us. I appreciate his help in finding a grocery store nearby where I could get what I needed. The yard/pool area is beautiful. I look forward to coming back.
4.0 on November 17, 2010
the hosts were very nice and helpful. room was very clean and accomodating (if i remember correctly i was in room A). the the backyard landscaping was even nicer than the pictures. would definitely stay there again.
4.0 on November 14, 2010
I recently stayed at Lions Inn and thoroughly enjoyed my time. The room was clean well-decorated; it was one of the cottage-type rooms adjacent to the main house. The neighborhood was quiet, and it was just a short walk to the streetcar. This was my first time staying at a B&B and I plan to stay again on a return trip to New Orleans.
5 on November 07, 2010
It was my first time visiting this wonderful city of history, culture and music, and staying at Lions Inn just made it better. Marigny has that local feel if that's what you are looking for, and Lions Inn felt just like home in the warm and friendly neighborhood of Marigny. Floyd and Ed are kind and ready to help you anyway they can. I was running short of cash last day and Floyd even gave me two bucks for the cab driver's tip. Definitely a repeat, and absolutely recommended. Omid (Visiting from Toronto)
3.4 on September 29, 2010
Whie Lions Inn in New Orleans' marigny may not be the poshest B&B in the area it is a wonderful place to meet interesting, somewhat off the beaten path, people. We stayed there the week-end of 24-25 September and et a couple frm Florida, one from the UK, ne from France and a single woman from Seattle who was traveling arond the US. There were other guests we didn't get a chance to meet but those we did meet had fascinating stories and experiences to share. The generous wine and cheese hour ( a standard feature evry evening at Lions Inn) provided a great opportunity to get to know people and share stories. Lions Inn's private courtyard with in-ground pool, hot tub, garden and koii pond is the ideal spot to relax after a rough day of sightseing or partying. If you're looking for a place to Stay in New orleans that's not your run of the mill hotel or BB, give Floyd and his guests a try. You are not likely to be disappointed.
4.8 on September 26, 2010
I cannot say enough about the superior service, comfortable accommodations, and beautiful surroundings of the Lion's Inn! I hope to be back there soon! Floyd and Ed are GREAT in their kindness and helpful services!
4.8 on August 14, 2010
Great place to stay for the dollar!! The rooms are good size and were VERY clean. Can't say enough about Floyd. When he saw us arrive with a laundry bag, he promptly took our laundry and returned it clean and folded!! We didn't even need to ask. The pool and hot tub were great, only a few women around and the pond and gardens were quite a sight. There is a great coffee house ablock away and an organic market 2 blocks away where all the locals shop and they treat you like a friend. We found a new place for our future visits to NOLA.
2.8 on April 22, 2009
The owner, Floyd, is a crusty, funny old codger who runs an eccentric and comfortable B&B in an artist's ghetto just outside the French quarter. He provided free bikes, which were a great way to see the city. Nearby cafes offered free wireless internet. Overall, a good deal -- we'd definitely come back!
4.4 on April 03, 2009
This is a very relaxed bed and breakfast. Floyd and Stuart treat you like one of their close friends. The kitchen is open for you to use through out the day. They even let us heat up our cold pizza. The room was nice. We stayed in Room C. It is a bit noisy since it is right over the dining room and kitchen but we thought it just added to the charm. The pool and hot tub are wonderful. It is an easy walk to the French Quarter and it's nice to come back to the quiet of the Lions Inn.
5 on July 30, 2008
I was traveling cross-country in a fairly large U-haul truck and the owners were very accommdating, letting us put the truck into their garage space (barely fit!). I was also suffering a gout attack in my knee when we arrived, and they were incredibly gracious and helped in any way they could. The room was wonderful, the service was outstanding and I HIGHLY recommend the Lion's Inn - my then-partner and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there.
5 on May 03, 2008
The Lions Inn is an A+!! Stuart and Floyd are wonderful innkeepers. I feel like I am at home. I enjoy riding their bike to the quarter, relaxing in the pool or hot tub naked!!
4.8 on June 22, 2007
Stuart and Floyd are wonderful hosts. They treated us like family. When my wife became ill they brought home made meals to our room and offered to call their own Dr. I cannot say enough good things about our stay at this B&B. The rooms are wonderful, clean and with a touch of old world N.O. Treat yourself and your wife and stay here when in N.O. For us there is no place else to stay!