I had a great stay at The Chimes for 6 nights. I was in town for 6 nights, 3 for a professional conference, and 3 for pleasure over the weekend. The Chimes is very popular and full during the peak seasons, so book early. The B&B experience is all about the hospitality, conversations with people from all over, and having a human connection, not some sterile hotel room. The carriage house was great because it is probably the largest of the rooms, but if you've got knee problems you may not like the stairs. The room is so unique and very comfortable (no bathtub, but who cares). The free wifi and flat screen TV make it very modern, the furniture and quiet courtyard make it home. There is no reason to stay downtown in the tourist area when you have this option! Jill was a accommodating hostess who always joined in the conversations over breakfast. I would label the breakfasts as "deluxe continental". It's not an elaborate spread, but the baked items are fantastic, as is the cheese and fresh fruit options. It's good if you want to have room for lunch out and dinner. If I'm ever in NOLA again, I'd stay there for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where you stay in New Orleans, matters. The Chimes is a hidden gem just off St. Charles Avenue in the residential Garden District/Uptown neighborhood. Restaurants, coffee houses and shops are within walking distance of this unique, private spot. The owners are on site with a singular goal: to make you feel comfortable and at home in their city. Five private guest rooms open to a courtyard that is beautiful, quiet and speaks of historic New Orleans. Queen size beds, shiny hard wood floors, private bathrooms, full breakfast, no stairs, French doors, stocked refrigerator and oh, so much more. New Orleans has cachet and when you stay at the Chimes Bed and Breakfast, you will feel it. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chimes b&b
- Chimes Hotel New Orleans