Lions Inn

2517 Chartres St , New Orleans, LA 70117 USA (Show map)


Perfectly located near the the French Quarter yet apart and distinct. Walk or use our bicycles in and out of town or just relax in the peaceful garden and patio with a book or use the WiFi access by the swimming pool. Complimentary Cheese and wine each evening.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Authentic & Affordable in Great Location with Sweet Pool

4.2 on July 17, 2015

We stayed for first week of July in Room C, which is the attic level. Big room, big bathroom, prompt A/C. Went in the pool every afternoon - perfect temperature! Took out the free bikes several times, an ideal way to get around New Orleans and see a lot. We like the 5pm wine & cheese hour to socialize with the other guests outside. Great location - easy walk to sightsee, eat, ride streetcar. Feelings Cafe on corner has wonderful historic courtyard dining and excellent dinner. Pablo & Fremon


5 on June 11, 2015

Super bien situé, parking dans la rue sans problème, très calme. A 10 mn à pied du quartier français. Excellent rapport qualité/prix. Hautement conseillé.

Lions Inn is a gem

4.4 on June 04, 2015

The Inn was a lovely oasis..close enough to the Quarter, but a quiet retreat from it all. The proprietor made us feel so welcome and went above and beyond to make our stay special. I will stay there again the next time I'm in NOLA and highly recommend the Lions Inn to friends.

Lions Inn May 2015

4.4 on May 29, 2015

Our stay at the Lions Inn was great. Ed is a gracious host. He upgraded us when another room came available at no extra charge. Both rooms were very clean and attractive. The gardens are fabulous. We were made to feel very welcome and at home. I will definitely stay there again!

You can't go wrong

4.0 on May 27, 2015

We spent a week here for Jazz Fest and it felt like home. Great location, off-crowd local neighborhood; comfy spacious room, quiet cozy pool/garden, mellow mood; room service every day, nice helpful staff, good breakfast.

Wonderful Lions Inn

4.8 on May 22, 2015

Our stay in NOLA was so wonderful & the Lions Inn was a BIG part of it! Ed, the owner was very nice & helpful. The B&B was clean, affordable, and very lovely! We used the bikes available to explore the city. It was great to come back in the evening and take a dip in the pool and relax. I would most definitely stay there again. Thank you!

Another wonderful stay

4.6 on May 21, 2015

I've stayed at the inn many times, it is an oasis when you need a break from the crowds. Ed and his staff provide a very clean, friendly and lovely place to lay your head and relax. Can't wait to return!

First trip to New Orleans

3.6 on May 08, 2015

This was my first trip to New Orleans and the first time staying at a bed & breakfast. After my experience there, I will go again! Ed was very accommodating and the Lion's Inn was most comfortable. The housekeeping crew kept the place immaculate. The pool, hot tub and seclusion created by all of the landscaping created an ambiance I will not forget. Sitting by the pool in the morning, sipping coffee was so relaxing. After this trip it will be hard for me to stay in a hotel again. Thank you for creating a great memory for me!

Excellent Service

3.4 on April 29, 2015

This is a lovely setting in a residential neighborhood with distinctive architecture. There is a clean pool and a natural and well-landscaped pond as well. When I experienced difficulties, management was responsive and helpful. I appreciated this greatly. I would recommend this B&B.

Quiet, quaint and conveniently located.

3.6 on April 16, 2015

Warm welcome, good documentation available, nice pool/garden area, and there are free bikes available, biking around was fun and convenient! The inn is very well kept and clean. Breakfast is abundant, however I would suggest serving coffee made with local beans, or use Cafe du Monde or at least a better than average brand. This simple detail makes a difference for most well traveled guests. I will come back!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room Private Bath

Queen bed, bath/Shower combination TV, DVD, Cable, Pet friendly, wireless Internet access, Antique decor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Queen Room Shared Bath

Queen bed, bath/Showercombination TV, DVD, Cable, Pet friendly, wireless Internet access, Antique decor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type



New Orleans, LA (MSY) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From East: Exit #237 off I10, left on Elysian fields, 1.25 miles. Right on Chartres Street, 3 blocks on Left Hand Side, 2517 Chartres Street. from West: I10 merge to I610, exit #3 turn right on Elysian Fields 1.5 miles, Left on Chartres Street, 3 blocks on Left Hand Side, 2517 Chartres Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Swimming Pool /Patio Area, Bicycles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Fishing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 2:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: over weekends (2 nights) and special events (3+ nights)
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Night's-deposit- Room Rate
  • Cancellations: Deposit refunded less $25 if more than 30 days before arrival date. Non refundable for special events.



Ed Patin

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About the innkeepers

Traveling, languages, art, culture and theatre.

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  • Time Served: 8:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area