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“Good Enough!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lions Inn Bed & Breakfast

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Lions Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #35 of 138 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Enough!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

This B&B was in a great, quiet location of the city but close enough to walk to the French Quarter. The backyard is beautiful with a hot tub, pool and stunning garden/pond area. The manager was always a great help and was very accomodating. My only complaints would be the massive cockroach we found in the corner of our room (although common in this climate) and the lack of pressure in the shower. Breakfast was also poor and I found a rotton apple in the fruit basket. However, having said that, I still prefer hostels/B&B's to any large chain hotel. If the cost was slightly lower I would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Ask for the quiet room located near the front door!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ashley P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Konstanz, Germany
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed at the Lions Inn B&B for 4 nights and was thoroughly happy with my stay. The owner, Ed, was very friendly and accommodating. There was a nice continental breakfast every morning, and every afternoon there was a wine-and-cheese hour for those who were around. My room was clean and comfortable, and even though I had to share a bathroom with an adjoining room, it was well worth it for the price. I also enjoyed sitting out on the patio, taking a late-night hot tub and dip in the pool, and meeting the other visitors staying there. The location in the Marigny is great. There's a great little cafe down the block for breakfast/lunch if you want more than the continental breakfast, and it's about 7 min by foot from Frenchmen St. (and all the great music). The French Quarter is also a hop, skip, and a jump away. The walk to my conference at the Convention Center every day (ca. 30 min.) was lovely (and safe!) and allowed me to see a lot of the cool parts of New Orleans (including the French Market, which is also very close). There is a selection of bikes to choose from, though the pedals were falling off mine, and the chain fell off once too. (But at least you know no one will steal them!) I would highly recommend the Lions Inn for anyone looking for a pleasant stay in a great location. Plus there's a discount if you stay for 5+ nights.

Room Tip: Some rooms share a bathroom, but there are locks on all the relevant doors to keep strangers out.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mamagriff79
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Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

What a gem! Why stay at one of the large, impersonal hotels when you can " experience" New Orleans in a great neighborhood. Clean room, nice people, good continental breakfast, and the evening wine and cheese party is so much fun! Met a number of nice people over wine and cheese! Would stay there again.

Room Tip: For us a private bathroom in the room is a must.... not every room here has this.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank skylineguy
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Lions Inn is a nice B&B in the Marigny District. The rooms are nice (not huge but clean and nicely decorated) and the cost is great. We enjoyed visiting with the other guests at the nightly wine hour (5-6pm). The owner, Ed was very helpful and informative about local restaurants, etc. We did feel like it was a longer walk to the French Quarter than we had originally thought but it nice to get the extra excercise. You could always take a cab if you felt like it was too far of a walk. We never felt unsafe walking to and from the B&B.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Betty G
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Laurel, Maryland
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

I never write reviews, but felt compelled to write this one. LOCATION: Quiet neighborhood in Marigny, but within walking distance of the French Quarter,around 4 blocks to the French Market and Frenchmans St. COST: Inexpensive, what a great value. The INN: Cozy, clean, all the amenities. The ROOM: Our room, (the Sun Room) lovely,beautiful view of the garden. The GARDEN: Giant palm trees, flowers, foliage, large fish pond with water falls, Swimming pool, wonderful. BREAKFAST: Continental Plus, I won't list everything, but it was abundant. Looked forward to it every morning. Last but far from least, the innkeeper, Ed. Quiet, not in your face, but very kind and concern for your every need. Very helpful to my wife and I, we asked many questions. I'm one not afraid to ask questions, and it was our first time in New Orleans. If your going to New Orleans, like B&B's, this place is a no brain-er....

Room Tip: The Sun Room has partially stained glass windows overlooking the beautiful garden.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BTuttle1964
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Windsor, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

My stay at the Lions Inn was very dissappointing. The first morn I was awaken to continous hammering on the otherside fo the wall. The second morn I was awaken to loud music, loud voices, and hammering. To make things worse when I spoke to the manager his attitude was very dismissive. It is his properity next to the room and the work started at 10AM. It was expected that the guests should be up. When I am on holiday I have an expection of comfort and quite at any time of the day. I also expect the manager to be responsive to the quests needs.
There are two other matters to address. The kitchen in the room was very messy and disorganizes. The other is that for a four night stay the sheets and towles were never changed

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank karen m
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Santa Cruz, Ecuador
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

This bed and Breakfast is an excellent value for the money you pay, shows the old architecture of New Orleans and is within walking distance to the French Quarter, is very safe to walk at any time day or night.

Room Tip: try to get the room to Chartress street as they are more quite than the ones next to the dinning are...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tortuga1961
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Property: Lions Inn Bed & Breakfast
Address: 2517 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117-8608
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lions Inn Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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