The Chimes is located in a residential neighborhood four blacks from St. Charles street, which has a trolley line and bus service, and three blocks from Magazine street, which has lots of restaurants. Our room was clean, roomy, quiet and well decorated. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast was good - with lots of fresh fruit cut up, also pastries from the local bakery, eggs, toast, coffee, cheese and tea.
The other guests we met at breakfast were interesting.
Jill Abbyad is a friendly and informative hostess. She gave us good advice on transportation, directions (she loaned us a map), restaurants, music (she's a big fan) and places to see. She chatted with guests at breakfast about New Orleans, answering questions and suggesting things to do. When it was time for us to leave, she drove us to the train station when our cab did not show up on time. That's good service.
- 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