poolside in New Orleans B and B

drop cap Looking for an alternative New Orleans getaway that provides relaxing accommodations for every traveler? You've discovered the Lions Inn bed and breakfast in the historic Marigny [pronounced "Marry NEE"] in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Our accomodation is located within easy access of New Orleans' attractions and fabulous if not infamous nightlife!  Our returning guests, who've become some of our best friends, describe the Lions Inn as "romantic," "laid-back elegance," "fab-u-lous!" [Read guests reviews on our Kudos page or post your own comments on our Contact Page.]

We, your hosts, call ourselves "a bed and breakfast located minutes from the French Quarter." Enjoy the celebrated Jazz nightclubs, restaurants and entertainment unique to Frenchmen Street in New Orleans just steps from our door. Or venture into the decadent world of Bourbon Street, with its bars that never close and a captivating energy of intoxicating abandonment.

No matter when you visit or what your objective is in visiting New Orleans, the Lions Inn bed and breakfast offers you a welcome respite from the day-to-day world.

drop cap Unwind in the peaceful setting of  the Lions Inn -- actually two historic residences converted into our contemporary version of the best in comfortable bed and breakfast elegance. One part of the Lions Inn is a charming 140-year-old, two storey, Edwardian house; the other is a typical historic New Orleans "shotgun double" -- both have been completely renovated with attention to guest comforts, historic detail, and antique furnishings.

New Orleans Cafe Du MondeYour oasis features ten No Smoking rooms decorated with elegant trimmings, one offers a full kitchen, most have private baths [some do share a bath] and all have luxurious linens on twin, king, and queen-sized beds. 

drop cap We also invite you to relax on our garden patio - a perfect place to gather with friends for a glass of complimentary, sun-set lit wine, soft music, good conversation or the first cup of coffee in the morning.  An extended continental breakfast awaiting you each morning gives you the energy to explore the wonders of New Orleans. Among our most treasured features is our garden with swimming pool and Jacuzzi hot tub.  No matter what season or time of day, the Lions Inn guests are welcome to indulge in the rejuvenating water and enjoy the privacy and exquisite fragrances our lush garden foliage provides.

New Orleans carriage rides

drop cap For those who want to experience the city, the Lions Inn is located in the Faubourg Marigny District, a safe 5-block walk from the French Quarter.  You can spend the day visiting places like the French Market, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cemetery, the River Walk, plus some of the most renowned shops and restaurants in the world.  The streetcar stop at Esplanade ambles it's way along the riverfront, turns [at the famed Aquarium of the Americas] onto Canal Street where you can transfer to one of the ONLY moving Register of Historic Places, The Saint Charles Streetcar [the other is the San Francisco cable car]. The famed Saint Charles Streetcar rumbles up St. Charles Avenue past the mansions of the Garden District, Loyola and the Audubon Zoo.

New Orleans Street Car

drop cap New Orleans from our perspective is two distinctly different entities.

There is the day-time New Orleans and the night-time New Orleans. Their rhythms are different, their passions ebb-and-flow at different paces.

By day New Orleans' life-blood is shopping, and exploring the myriad attractions that made and still make New Orleans famous:

  • The Cabildo - where the Louisiana Purchase was signed
  • Mardi Gras World - where floats are created and stored
  • Royal Street - with its antique shops and wonderful art galleries
  • The paddle-wheel Riverboat, The Natchez - with its toe-tapping Dixieland bands and tours of the muddy Mississippi
  • The St. Louis Cemetery [take a guided walking-tour] to see the tombs of the famous... and the infamous, like the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau
  • Harrah's Casino - an entertainment, gambling experience which is intoxicatingly exciting [day or night]
  • The clattering horse-drawn carriage rides [catch them at Jackson Square on the Decatur Street side] offer tours of the French Quarter its well-rehearsed drivers pointing out famous sites and the past homes of authors, painters, politicos, and the notorious pirates who have all called New Orleans "home."

New Orleans Aquarium of the Americas

drop cap At night, New Orleans' pace can become slow and romantic, or frenetic and passionate. The night-time New Orleans is yours to command, to shape and mold, to guide effortlessly into the dream you've been dreaming.

Its energy rises with the delta-moon and flavors your senses with tantalizing sounds and scents.

  • Creole and Cajun spices beckon you to satisfy that sudden hunger
  • Preservation Hall swings with authentic Dixieland jazz urging your feet to rise and dance, your hands to clap along, and a smile which will last for hours
  • Bourbon Street's bawdy neon and the cachophony of bands vie for your attention, Pat O'Brien's for a New Orleans hurricane is perhaps the reason everyone is so curiously excited
  • Shopping at night is decidedly different with gris gris from voodoo boutiques to hex your ex; or romantic emporiums to enrich your eroticism
  • A night-time carriage ride or streetcar ride becomes much more romantic in the moonlight and gas-lamps of the historic French Quarter
  • Romantic, out-of-the-way restaurants, tucked into an alley-sized street, flicker in candle-light, their courtyard fountains tinkling songs of passionate love. This is the place to rekindle old loves or brighten new loves
  • Late-night revellers -- tourists and locals alike -- wind-down with Cafe au Lait and beignets [pronounced "ben YAYS] at the famed Cafe du Monde, serenaded by the solo saxophone, before heading home.

drop cap Your "home" in New Orleans is the santuary of the Lions Inn bed and breakfast. At the Lions Inn, you can be certain we will do everything we can to ensure your visit is a memorable one!

The Lions Inn...and New Orleans, a perfect combination for making memories.
New Orleans Dixieland Jazz Band 
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