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

a good address

3.8 on November 09, 2015

Lions Inn is well located. Rooms not too wide but this is the case in most B&B. Easy FREE parking in the street (a + in N-O). Ed is a nice person who has been precious in reserving outings. From 5 to 6 pm free wine, cheese and biscuits. Lovely garden well tended. Nice swiming pool (not heated). A good address !

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4.0 on October 25, 2015

Beautiful property, very helpful owner. We loved our stay.

We'll stay again!

3.8 on October 25, 2015

We stayed in Room A with a kitchenette and bathroom. Perfect size room with plenty of storage. Ed is a gracious host and the property is very comfortable. Within walking distance of the French Quarter, this was a perfect spot for us.

Great place to stay.

4.4 on September 21, 2015

Always have a good time here. Wish I could afford to stay there more often.

Great location, hospitality, and decor -OUTSTANDING

4.0 on August 29, 2015

I couldn't get the rating system to let me click on "outstanding," but that's what Lions Inn is; it's a great value for great service and comfort. We recently spent five nights at Lions Inn while going to Satchmo Fest and visiting friends in New Orleans. We've stayed there in the past and return because of the homey, clean, comfortable rooms, the lovely kitchen/dining room where the breakfast includes Greek yoghurt, fruit, dark roasted coffee, options for breads and cereals, and more, and they serve wine and cheese and salsa and chips every afternoon at 5:00. There's a kidney-shaped pool that's surrounded by lush greenery, and the whole backyard is nestled away from noise. The innkeepers are gracious and generous - and the price is very good, too. We'd highly recommend the place!

Great Place

4.8 on August 20, 2015

This is the second time I have stayed at the Lions Inn. I really like the place. I feel very welcomed and comfortable. The area is nice. The Lions Inn is a clean and safe place. The pool and garden area are beautiful. Rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The owner Ed is always helpful and welcoming to all. The Inn attracts a great mix of people and all are welcomed regardless of who you are. In the late afternoon there is a wine and cheese gathering which gives everyone a chance to say hello to one another. If you are more of a private person you are welcomed to grab a glass of wine and return back to your room. I return to New Orleans often and will always stay at the Lions Inn.

Great stay!!!

5 on August 12, 2015

Great place. Very clean, good location and excellent staff. Definitely recommend staying here. We will be back again!!!

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.

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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