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One of the most colourful states in the Union, the Mississippi Delta state of Louisiana wears its richly varied heritage on its sleeve, and everywhere around are hints of the Spanish, Creole, native American, French and Cajun elements that make this state such a rich opportunity for adventurous and culturally-curious visitors. Our pick of the best places to stay in Louisiana are mainly located in the New Orleans, but we've searched out a couple of others further afield that will not disappoint.

As well as a distinct history (it belonged to France until 1803), the so-called “Pelican State” has a landscape that is unique to it, being formed out of the silt washed down from the mighty Mississippi. Its coastal areas are full of sub-tropical wetlands and swamplands that have long been rich breeding grounds of an extraordinary array of flora and fauna, waiting to be explored by boat-borne visitors.

Lousiana’s parishes (as the state’s political subdivisions are known) are full of variation and drama, whether through their dialect and patois or their variation on the distinctive Cajun-influenced dishes.

Although New Orleans is the main tourist honeypot, it is only the gateway to one of the US’s most exciting destinations, whose capital city is Baton Rouge. The Hotel Guru offers you the best places to stay in Louisiana to experience its distinctive world of attractions ranging from the world’s longest bridge (Lake Pontchartrain Causeway) to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park to the riverboat casinos of Shreveport, and to make sure you are best positioned to enjoy Louisiana’s feast for the senses.

For period elegance

  • Nottoway Plantation is a must for lovers of period elegance. This historic plantation house now embodies luxury and romance with its opulent interiors and four poster beds. It won't break the bank either!
  • Soniat House in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter is a historic town house conversion with beautiful bedrooms and two leafy courtyards. And it's got all that legendary nightlife right on the doorstep.

For sheer luxury

  • The Southern Hotel in the centre of Covington is a stunning hotel. Newly renovated it offers gorgeous interiors, a fine dining restaurant, buzzing bar and pampering spa.
  • W hotels are renowned for their luxurious contemporary interiors and the W New Orleans is no exception. Interiors are cool and slick and studio suites come with their own hot tubs.

For New Orleans

We could name all our New Orleans recommendations in this section, but here's just a couple to whet your appetite!

  • International House Hotel is a period property on the outside with stylish contemporary design inside. Plus there's a spa and lively bar if you don't feel like going out!
  • Hotel Le Marais is a chic boutique hotel without the hefty price tag. You'll get smart rooms, charming courtyard garden with outdoor pool and you're right in the middle of the French Quarter.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through all our recommendations for the best places to stay in Louisiana to help you decide, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.


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  • Lookout Inn New Orleans (Louisiana) 4 rooms from £77

    Great walks  -  A great stroll is to Jackson Square.
    Sights nearby  -  Crescent Park is nearby.
    Restrictions on children
    Full of character

    Townhouse located in the Bywater District of New Orleans has a saltwater pool, hot tub and BBQ for all guests. Rooms are unique and spacious with private bathrooms. Kitchen facilities available for all, and restaurants and bars are part of the districts make up. A home away from home, great spot. See More

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  • Bienville House New Orleans 83 rooms from £93

    Local exploring  -  Explore the Audubon Zoo, Bourbon Street, Harrah's Casino, or Frenchman Street - all on your doorstep
    Romantic  -  Elegant iron balconies, gracious courtyard, decorative chandeliers...
    Outstanding location
    Sights nearby  -  Entergy IMAX Theatre, Audubon Zoo, St. Louis Cathedral, and more

    A traditional, charming hotel in the heart of New Orleans' French quarter. Elegant pool, lavish rooms, Old World decor, four-poster beds, terraces, and hand-painted murals. Has the delicacy and character of a centuries old French Manor house. A glamourous spot in a top location. See More

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  • French Market Inn New Orleans 120 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  A fantastic base for exploring the city's sites and experiencing the world-famous jazz scene and blues bars
    Families  -  Children aged 12 or under stay for free
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of the city's famous French Quarter, all of the main sites are in the area
    Great walks  -  Stroll to Bourbon Street past the city's iconic Saint Louis Cathedral and Jackson Sqaure

    Well-located riverside boutique inn situated in the French Quarter. Built by a baron in the 1880s, the property has been restored to accentuate its historic architectural touches, such as exposed brick walls, tropical courtyard and wrought iron details. The in-house coffee bar serves snacks. See More

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  • Balcony Guest House New Orleans (2483 Royal St) 5 rooms from £101

    Sights nearby  -  The proximity to the oldest part of town, the French Quarter, also makes it a great location.
    Great walks  -  Just a stones throw away from the Mississippi River.
    Full of character

    Boutique guesthouse 10 minute walk from Washington Square. Room decor is French New Orleans style and all have access to a wraparound balcony. Wifi and private bathrooms for all, with close proximity to the great Mississippi river. A comfortable spot for local exploring and great value. See More

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  • The Drifter New Orleans 20 rooms from £105

    Groups  -  A fun weekend with friends- think fresh frozen cocktails, craft beers, a rotation of food trucks and live music by the pool
    Local markets  -  The hotel hosts an ever changing rotation of food trucks at the weekends, bringing the market to you!
    Restrictions on children  -  The atmosphere is very adults only with loud music and young crowds
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Recommended by  -  Design Hotels, Tablet

    This motel has been transformed into New Orleans' most desirable boutique for the young artistic crowd. An ultra cool hotel offering simple chic rooms overlooking the central pool courtyard, complete with lively bar and hip coffee house. Come here for vibrant weekend parties and live music. See More

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  • Hotel Provincial New Orleans (French Quarter) 93 rooms from £106

    Local exploring  -  Soak in the atmosphere of the city's French Quarter; endless restaurants, bar, jazz clubs and boutiques surround you
    Sights nearby  -  The French Quarter's sites are all walking distance: St Louis Cathdedral, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and Lalaurie Mansion
    Great walks  -  Take a walk around New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and learn about jazz while you do
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Owned by the same family since 1961, this historic hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter. Architecture lovers will adore the leafy exposed brick courtyard with a veranda. Enjoy Mississippi river views from some rooms, as well as whirring ceiling fans, antique furniture and fireplaces. See More

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  • The Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery Downtown New Orleans 167 rooms from £107

    Local exploring  -  With the beautiful French Quarter just a short stroll away, this hotel makes the perfect base for exploring New Orleans
    Foodies  -  Home to celebrated restaurant Compère Lapin, headed by a local celebrity chef, this hotel is great for foodies
    City Style  -  Its location in downtown Orleans and chic, contemporary interiors, make this hotel a seriously stylish stay
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    This New Orleans boutique hotel is ideally situated just three blocks from the French Quarter. Home to a rotating art gallery and acclaimed restaurant, this chic bolt-hole is akin to a local cultural hub. Use the fresh, loft-style suites as a base while exploring this vibrant city. See More

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  • St Charles Coach House New Orleans 44 rooms from £108

    Local exploring  -  Combines staying in a peaceful and restful part of the city while having great connections to all the areas you want to visit
    Great walks  -  Shakespeare and Morris Parks are within 1km of the property
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character

    A lively boutique hotel located in the city's Garden District. The 44 rooms are incredibly generously sized and all feature local art, elegant decor, work-size desk and a cosy sitting area with large couch. Enjoy dinner and drinks on-site and relax after a day of sightseeing on the outdoor terrace. See More

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  • Fleur de Lis Mansion New Orleans (1216 Annunciation Street) 9 rooms from £117

    Sights nearby  -  Near the Orlean's Convention Centre, French Quarter and Warehouse District!
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only.
    Private Hot Tub

    Stylish 1824 townhouse in the Garden District, a prime location. Home away from home with nine elegant and individually decorated rooms. A Landscaped patio area includes a bubbling hot tub and BBQ, perfect for relaxing. There is a fully equipped kitchen or explore the restaurants in the area. See More

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  • Loft 523 New Orleans (Louisiana) 18 rooms from £125

    Sights nearby  -  Nearby, the historical French Quarter.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Formerly a dry store warehouse this minimalist contemporary hotel offers a bar, spa and notably vast spaces. The Lofts are light, luxurious with Italian designer bathrooms and Aveda soaps. The in house bar is buzzy and location is perfect for restaurants, New Orleans music scene and exploring. See More

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  • Southern Hotel Covington 40 rooms from £132

    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    Stylish, charming and luxurious. A newly renovated hotel in the heart of idyllic Covington. Features fine-dining, upscale bar, plunge pool, spa, and nearby nightlife. Stunning interiors with lavish, plump beds, and modern artwork and furniture showcasing the work of local artists. See More

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  • Hotel Peter and Paul New Orleans 71 rooms from £136

    Romantic Break  -  With beautifully appointed rooms, historic grounds and an upmarket bar, book this hotel for an elegant romantic getaway
    Local exploring  -  Set in the up-and-coming Faubourg Marigny neighourhood of New Orleans, this hotel is perfect for chic city exploring
    City Style  -  Set in a remarkable set of historic buildings in New Orleans, this hotel is teeming with local city style
    Local markets  -  Discover the bohemian culture which the city is known for at the Palace Market Frenchmen, a nightly arts and crafts market
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This hotel is nestled within a collection of beautifully restored heritage properties in New Orleans, including a former schoolhouse and convent. Guestrooms boast hand-selected antiques and artisan furniture, plus elegant clawfoot bathtubs. A stately hotel full of local charm and glamour. See More

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  • Hotel Le Marais New Orleans (Louisiana) 66 rooms from £144

    Sights nearby  -  Jackson Square and many other sights make up New Orleans city.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    Modern and centrally located in the historical French quarter, this chic boutique property offers comfortable, contemporary rooms as well as a pool and fitness centre. Vive! Bar boasts a good wine list and signature cocktails. Perfect location both for New Orleans nightlife and sight seeing. See More

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  • Jazz Quarters New Orleans (Louisiana) 10 rooms from £148

    Sights nearby  -  Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square on the river.
    Full of character
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.

    Heart of New Orleans in the French Quarter this B&B has a garden, wooden floors and fireplaces. Comfortable and homely rooms. Restaurants are within walking distance. French Quarter offering much in the way of New Orleans history, culture and live music. The cityscape is vast, happy exploring. See More

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  • The Eliza Jane New Orleans (Louisiana) 196 rooms from £150

    Romantic Break  -  With romantic suites and a cosy French brasserie perfect for a special dinner, book this hotel for a couples' city break
    Local exploring  -  Situated just two blocks from the French Quarter, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring in New Orleans
    City Style  -  Set in a heritage property with French-style interiors, book this hotel for local New Orleans glamour
    Local markets  -  Discover the best regional cuisine with a trip to the St Roch Market, a food hall featuring a thoughtfully-curated mix of stalls

    This luxury hotel is set in a restored 19th-century property two blocks from the celebrated French Quarter in New Orleans. Inside, exposed, painted brick walls preserve a sense of the building's heritage, while plush furnishings with brass accents add a hint of indulgence, creating a chic city stay. See More

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  • Nottoway Plantation Louisiana 40 rooms from £151

    Sights nearby  -  Well located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and with easy access to both.
    Views  -  Views sweeping down to the Mississippi River
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool open year round
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.

    The magnificent mansion from an 1850's sugarcane estate. Breathtaking architecture of grand columns, enormous balconies, and a spectacular rotunda. Overlooks the Mississippi River and it's River Road. Luxurious and historic rooms, endless manicured lawns. Ideal for a traditional Southern retreat. See More

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  • Ashton's B&B New Orleans (Louisiana) 8 rooms from £163

    Local markets  -  French Market is worth a visit.
    Sights nearby  -  Jackson Square is close by.
    Full of character

    Eight unique, antique furnished rooms in the Esplanade Ridge Historic District. The rooms are spacious with historical detailing and bathrooms. The gourmet breakfast is the perfect start for a day of exploring. Only nine blocks from the French Quarter and multiple other historical sights. See More

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  • International House Hotel New Orleans (Louisiana) 117 rooms from £180

    Great walks  -  Jackson Square and City Park are both worth a stroll through.
    Sights nearby  -  Louisiana Maritime Museum is 250 metres away from the hotel.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character

    Centrally located near the French Quarter, this hotel offers a spa break as well as a lively sport to explore the city. Rooms are modern and spacious, with all the mod-cons. A buzzy bar in-house and a wide range of restaurants at the doorstep. Louisiana Maritime Museum is one for all the family. See More

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  • Soniat House New Orleans 30 rooms from £190

    Local exploring  -  In the French Quarter, close to the National World War II Museum, the Audubon Aquarium and the New Orleans World Trade Centre
    Full of character
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over the age of 10 are welcome at the hotel
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith, Small Luxury Hotels

    Peaceful and atmospheric, these historic townhouses in the French Quarter offer quiet seclusion, elegant interior design, quite leafy courtyards, and southern charm. See More

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  • Ace Hotel New Orleans (Louisiana) 234 rooms from £194

    City Style  -  An uber trendy hotel in the hip Warehouse District complete with jazz evenings and a rooftop pool.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    An uber hip hotel that matches its trendy surrounds. Grown up rooms are all dark hues, clean lines and the best are provided with guitars for an evening of strumming. A roof top pool, superb restaurant (in an impressive hall) and own music venue make this an unbeatable choice. See More

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  • Henry Howard Hotel New Orleans 17 rooms from £202

    Local exploring  -  The perfect spot for exploring the city, with a number of sights within a short distance of the property
    Sights nearby  -  Head over to Coliseum Square and be sure to wander down Bourbon Street
    Great walks  -  Wander around this energetic city getting a feel for its atmosphere
    Local markets  -  Be sure to check out the Saint Roch market
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Henry Howard Hotel is an historic 18th-century townhouse located in the Garden District of New Orleans. Chic, unfussy boutique accommodation featuring white fabrics and local artwork. Kick back with a drink in The Parlor and take in the beautiful interiors! A stylish hotel in a wonderful spot. See More

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  • Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans 316 rooms from £202

    Cooking classes  -  Food lovers and historians should head to Southern Food & Beverage Museum to learn about Southern cuisine.
    Sights nearby  -  Tours galore - from boat to walking, plantation to city - be sure to catch one of them.

    Top New Orleans luxury hotel offers southern hospitality, spa and rooftop pool, and a great art collection. Light, airy rooms decorated in the English style, top notch service. See More

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  • Sonder - The Bywater New Orleans (Louisiana) 4 rooms from £203

    Local exploring  -  The city's nearby CDB is brimming with cool eateries, happening bars, and great shopping. Soak it all in best exploring on foot
    Families  -  Larger parties or those on longer stays will appreicate the well-equipped kitchens, space to hang out and laundry facilities
    Sights nearby  -  The French Quarter is walking distance. Visit St Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street and Jackson Square
    Local markets  -  Try fresh oysters at the La Roche market or browse local art at the Frenchman Market

    A collection of 4 spacious and contemporary self-catering apartments close to New Orlean's vibrant downtown. Made up of 2 and 3 bedrooms, the well kitted-out apartments are light-filled with high ceilings, kitchens, living areas, wall art & fun decor. A great base from which to explore. See More

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  • Sonder - Bankers Row New Orleans 1 rooms from £203

    Local exploring  -  A great central location yet walking distance to the city's famous French Quarter heritage district
    City Style  -  Enjoy the style expected from hotels from the comfort of your own private apartment
    Sights nearby  -  Franklin Monument, Clay Monument, Lafayette Square and McDonogh Monument
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Stylish 2-bedroom apartment located in a Victorian-era building in central New Orleans. The luxurious home-away-from-home boasts floor to ceiling windows, four-poster beds, designer furniture and interiors from the pages of magazines as well as a fully-functioning kitchen & well-equipped facilities. See More

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  • Hotel Maison de Ville New Orleans 8 rooms from £233

    Sights nearby  -  Just a short walk from St Louis Cathedral.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A small boutique hotel housed in an historic New Orleans house once home of Tennessee Williams. Smart rooms feature private terraces, antique furniture and lux bathrooms. A tranquil central courtyard serves as an ideal resting spot post a day exploring the lively city. Fabulous. See More

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  • Hotel Monteleone New Orleans (Louisiana) 570 rooms from £233

    Sights nearby  -  St Louis Cathedral is an 18th Century architectural beauty.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    Family owned 1886 traditional hotel in heart of French Quarter welcomes guests with marble floors, glittering chandeliers and a chiming grandfather clock. Large, comfortable rooms with all the mod-cons. Carousel Bar revolves every 15 minutes and a popular spot in town. Perfect for local adventures. See More

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  • Audubon Cottages New Orleans (Louisiana) 7 rooms from £233

    Great walks  -  City Park and Jackson Square are both worth a stroll through.
    Sights nearby  -  New Orleans Jazz Museum is 150 metres away.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This private, quiet spot allows one to enjoy New Orleans. Rooms are contemporary and airy and come with a continental breakfast. In-room spa treatments, a saltwater pool and a fitness centre are also available. In the heart of the French Quarter, perfect spot for restaurants, jazz and history. See More

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  • W New Orleans New Orleans (Louisiana) 98 rooms from £261

    Great walks  -  With Jackson Square just around the corner.
    Sights nearby  -  New Orleans Jazz Museum is just 200m away.
    Private Hot Tub

    Modern, downtown hotel near to Jackson Square and Riverwalk offers an outdoor pool and on site restaurant. Rooms have it all in the way of electricals, are luxuriously spacious and modern. Fine dining at Sobou, relaxing by the pool with a book from the library or exploring the city in close reach. See More

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