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“Wonderful stay, great hosts!” 5 of 5 stars
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1146 Constantinople St., New Orleans, LA 70115   |  
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Ranked #15 of 146 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay, great hosts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Thanks so much to Jill for a warm welcome, excellent breakfasts, and an overall terrific stay! My husband and I typically stay in the CBD (most frequently, at International House), but opted for Garden District digs this trip - now, there's really no other option but to stay at the Chimes.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
You help to make it all happen by staying at the Chimes B&B and returning...Thank you!!
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  • Cleanliness
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Indianola WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Chimes was beyond our greatest expectations. Jill and Charles Abbyad and their son's spirited interaction and genuine interest in us and our experience in New Orleans made us feel engaged, grounded and at home. Their restful and immaculate place is decorated in fascinating, whimsical local historical artwork... a treat to the eye. Breakfast is a delicious selection of fresh fruits, breads and pastries from a local bakery. Your day begins with lively morning discussions not only about where to go and what to do (all unique suggestions) but about the culture and history of the diverse "little Europe" of New Orleans. It is no wonder a prominent news organization chose this place as their headquarters during and after Katrina! This is simply a "must stay" if you are going to New Orleans. Oh, and they recommend a wonderful cab driver to bring you from the airport...so many special touches.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and enjoying the peaceful side of our city. We look forward to your return.
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Brandon, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is a wonderful B&B in the heart of N.O. Nestled between two great areas, Magazine St and St Charles ave. and close to the French Quarter. W the home was emasculate with gracious hospitality. The owner,Jill, was so helpful and nice I felt like I had known her for years. The breakfast was over the top with cheeses, pastries, breads, jam, and fruit. Two courtyards beautifully decorated and perfect to relax. You feel like you are miles away from civilization with the tranquility. We are going back in December which is rare, we usually stay somewhere different each time we come but can't resist coming back here. We have stay in at least 20 B&B and hate it took so long to discover this gem!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for falling in love with our city and returning to the Chimes to enjoy it! See you in December!
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The four of us stayed in the carriage house...what a treat...clean beautiful and peaceful...we all loved it...it was a great respite after a crazy day in the French Quarter...Jill offered suggestions for places to eat....gave us a map and guidebook and even booked an exquisite dinner at Arnaud's for us. We could not have been happier....breakfasts were delicious without weighing you down for those walking tours...the breakfast conversations alone were remarkable and it was so nice to speak to others from different parts of the country...and Jills' tale of Hurricane Katrina and how their B&B survived was fascinating...Jill and Charles are wonderful hosts and know how to treat their guests...I would not hesitate to go back their....and would quickly recommend the Chimes to anyone who asks....We will definately return....close to the streetcar and Magazine Street...a real gem......we just can not say enough about our stay......

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nolarain, Owner at Chimes Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and enjoying our B&B and city. We will welcome your return.
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Oxford, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our friends gave us a night at The Chimes as part of a wedding shower they were throwing for my fiance and I...we lived in New Orleans for many years and will be returning there for our wedding, and our stay at The Chimes provided the perfect balance of feeling at home while also being well taken care of - exactly what you want from a BnB experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

If you're thinking of staying at Chimes - you should! This is probably the best hosted accommodation I've ever experienced. Firstly and most importantly for me, Jill understands tea. She has teapots and four different kinds of leaf tea at breakfast - unexpected and oh so welcome in the US. Jill also has amazing local knowledge; she's astute at assessing her guests and pointing them towards great experiences - we would never have found The Spotted Cat music club or Houmas House without her and they were highlights of our Nola stay.

The bed was the best of our three weeks away and seemed to snuggle around you as you ascended (and if you're in the room with the four poster, you do ascend to the bed!) and breakfast is generous and excellent.

If you like your hospitality with a smile, a story and expert hospitality, you'll love it here. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The rooms at The Chimes are cool, quiet, conveniently located, and very clean. We loved our stays in November 2011 and March 2012. Our hosts were welcoming without being intrusive, and our fellow guests included some returning New Orleans natives. The courtyard has two lovely spots in which to sit and sip wine or Abita beer, or to plan the next day's adventures (or, in my case, to grade some student papers online). If you want to experience this vibrant city while also enjoying some peace and quiet, you can't do better than The Chimes.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1146 Constantinople St., New Orleans, LA 70115
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chimes Bed and Breakfast has been serving guests since 1986. The five individual guest rooms, with private entrances opening on to a tropical New Orleans style brick courtyard, are well appointed and comfortable. The Chimes is located in the residential Garden District/Uptown neighborhood where restaurants, coffee houses and shops are within walking distance. The owners are on site offering advise on restaurants, tours, workout facilities and specific detailed information as needed. ... more   less 
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