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About New Orleans

Long seen as the “most unique” of US cities - New Orleans, gatekeeper to the mighty Mississippi - has had many claims to fame over the centuries; as a French trading settlement, an important Civil War battleground, the birthplace of jazz and now as the place to experience the heritage and cultural baggage amassed by this major port and melting pot. The best places to stay in New Orleans (pronounced “Orlins” by the way, not “Orleens” or “Orleyans”) are the places that share a bit of the spirit of independence and the stubborn refusal to become just another southern American city.

Citizens of this extraordinary mini-metropolis (population 350,000) are fiercely proud of their own traditions and institutions. They also share a sense of solidarity that was heightened after the disaster of 2005 when the city’s flood defences failed after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, billions of dollars of federal aid have helped rebuild some of the worst-affected areas, the benefits of which spread to a general facelift for some of the city’s more down-at-heel neighbourhoods.

Most visitors come to New Orleans for the atmosphere. This is most concentrated in the celebrated French Quarter, where the balconied colourful buildings are unlike anything to be found elsewhere in the US.

From a conservation point of view New Orleans has had good luck as it was spared the devastation of many Southern Cities in the Civil War, leaving a stronger legacy of French-era buildings. Its soft soil also made it unsuitable for high-rise buildings, giving it a more horizontal skyline than most American cities.

Tucking into jumabalaya or gumbo, hanging around the restaurants, bars and jazz clubs on Bourbon Street, visiting the uniquely characterful New Orleans-style graveyards with their above-ground tombs, or watching the spectacular Mardi Gras parade in February, there is something about this delightfully defiant, storm-battered city that you can’t get out of your system.

Where To Stay

  • Known as the city's Crown Jewel, the French Quarter is one of the city's most historic neighbourhoods. Stroll through the French market, nip into one of the many boutique shops or stop off for a coffee in a charming cafe.
  • Stay downtown if you want to be right in the thick of it, just a short distance from the city's top sights.
  • The Garden District features gorgeous antebellum and an array of museums; ideal for the sophisticated traveller.
  • Treme Lafitte is a livelier area with plenty of jazz clubs, good food and a vibrant atmosphere celebrating the city's Creole heritage.
  • The charming Faubourg Marigny is another good spot for music-lovers: littered with plenty of soul clubs, as well as boasting colourful architecture.
  • The 7th Ward is a primarily residential area, so expect it to be fairly quiet and peaceful, as is Faubourg Livaudais.

What not to miss:

  • Wander through the colourful streets in the French Quarter.
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular Mardi Gras parade (February).
  • Feast on the city's famed jumabalaya or gumbo.
  • Spend memorable evenings in one of the city's many jazz clubs.

The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in New Orleans are popular spots, so if you're planning to visit during the Mardi Gras or similarly busy period, you'll have to get organised and book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in New Orleans

For The French Quarter

  • Hotel Maison de Ville is 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.
  • Audubon Cottages offer luxury cottage accommodation with complimentary daily breakfast in a fantastic French Quarter location. Plus they claim to have the area's oldest swimming pool - the perfect place to relax after a busy day in the city.
  • At Hotel Le Marais you can experience appropriately Gallic flavour round the corner from Bourbon Street. A relaxing oasis of calm in the midst of the hustle and bustle. With outdoor pool and terrace to recover from the late nights.
  • Another contemporary choice is the W New Orleans. W's are renowned for their design touches and the W New Orleans does not disappoint. Here there are sleek interiors and state-of-the-art technology in every room. Studio suites come with a private courtyard and very own hot tub.
  • Bienville House is a gorgeous property in the French Quarter. The style is traditional and elegant and rooms start from just $119 per night B&B.
  • Hotel Monteleone is a family owned 1886 traditional hotel in heart of French Quarter welcoming guests with marble floors, glittering chandeliers and a chiming grandfather clock.
  • Soniat House is an extremely elegant boutique conversion of a former plantation owner’s townhouse in the heart of the French Quarter. Very tastefully decorated in the 19th century French fashion and a short walk from the heart of the city’s bustling night-time economy.
  • Jazz Quarters is a homely B&B in the heart of the French Quarter. Interiors are traditional in style, breakfasts are legendary and you're just across the road from Louis Armstrong Park.

For Downtown

  • International House Hotel is also in a prime French Quarter location. It boasts a buzzy in-house bar and the best of New Orleans nightlife on the doorstep.
  • Formerly a dry store warehouse, Loft 523 offers spacious, light and airy public spaces. Bedrooms are minimalist in feel with plenty of exposed wood and vast Italian designer bathrooms. It's a very stylish spot.
  • Choose Windsor Court Hotel for a little New Orleans luxury. The hotel offers charming southern hospitality, a spa, rooftop pool and a great art collection.
  • Ace Hotel is 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 and own music venue make this an unbeatable choice.

For The Garden District

  • Fleur de Lis Mansion is not in the French Quarter, but oozes with party vibes and offers a complimentary wine hour every night between 6 and 7pm. There's a 12 man hot tub in the courtyard and you can rent the whole place for a holiday to remember.

For Fauborg Marigny

  • Something of a New Orleans institution, Balcony Guest House (a family-run guest house with a wrap-around balcony), has plenty of character and offers a warm welcome. Nice décor and great location close to the Mississippi - and a reasonable price.

For The 7th Ward and Faubourg Livaudais

  • 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.

For Outside the Centre

  • Off the beaten track and competitively priced, the Lookout Inn has plenty of character, with “themed” rooms (Elvis, Bollywood etc.) injecting an element of fun. Good transport links and close to Crescent park.
  • Ashton's B&B is a period property in the Esplanade Ridge Historic District - all high ceilings and chandeliers. The eight spacious bedrooms are individually decorated and the breakfast will set you up for the day!

For an apartment or villa

  • If you're travelling with family or a group of friends it may be a better option to book a villa or apartment. For a wide range of properties suiting all tastes and budgets we recommend you visit our online partner, Booking.com.

Travel information

  • Fly to Louis Armstrong International Airport which is well-connected across the US and internationally.
  • The best time to visit New Orleans is between December and April when the temperatures are comfortable. The hurricane season runs from June - November, with the peak month usually in September.
  • If you plan to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in New Orleans

  • Inn on St Ann New Orleans (French Quarter (Vieux Carré)) 28 rooms from £59

    Local exploring  -  Set in the French Quarter, you are right in the throng of it all with restaurants, historic buildings, and music venues galore
    Value chic  -  With rooms starting at just $75 dollars per night this is a very reasonably priced option for a central stay
    Quirky  -  Pick a room in the Marie Laveau Annex, once home to renowned voodoo priestess of New Orleans Marie Laveau
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Jackson Square and the neighbouring St Lois Cathedral

    A historic boutique located near Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. Quirky rooms keep the building's original features but are now simply styled with polished wooden floors and crisp white linen. A central courtyard is a perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee. A well-priced and atmospheric stay. See More

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  • Inn on Ursulines New Orleans 15 rooms from £69

    Local exploring  -  Set in the French Quarter it doesn't get much better than this for accessing attractions, restaurants and music venues
    Historic  -  An 18th century Creole Cottage set in the French Quarter - a great option for an authentic stay
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Jackson Square and the neighbouring St. Louis Cathedral
    Boutique

    An 18th-century Creole cottage occupying an enviable spot in the French Quarter. Refurbished rooms feature polished wooden floors, crisp white linen, and marble bathrooms. With a large terrace complete with a hot tub - this is a perfect base to hop in and out from when exploring the city. See More

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  • Lamothe House New Orleans 35 rooms from £69

    Local exploring  -  Situated beside the French Quarter, this property is walking distance from the city's best nightlife, boutiques, and restaurants
    Historic  -  A 19th century property that keeps its period charm with Victorian antiques and original features
    Sights nearby  -  Admire the gothic St Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square
    Local markets  -  Rummage for antiques in the shops on Royal Street

    A charming boutique set in a 19th-century townhouse on the edge of the French Quarter. Elegant rooms feature original Victorian antiques and traditional old-world New Orleans artwork. Outside is a large pool and several quiet seating areas. An atmospheric base for local exploring. See More

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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.
    Full of character
    Restrictions on children

    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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  • Melrose Mansion New Orleans 21 rooms from £84

    Local exploring  -  Set in an upmarket neighbourhood on the edge of the French Quarter meaning that all the buzz of the city is just a stroll away
    Boutique  -  A beautifully renovated 19th century mansion which merges simple modern design with the building's original features
    Sights nearby  -  Jackson Square and the gothic St Louis Cathedral are a real must see
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    An elegant boutique hotel set in a mansion on the edge of the French Quarter. The suites come in different forms but all combine original features, such as hardwood floors and beamed ceilings, with simple white design. An outdoor pool is a real luxury and restaurants and bars are just a stroll away. See More

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  • Hotel Mazarin New Orleans 97 rooms from £85

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed in a wonderfully tranquil spot yet you are just half a block from Bourbon Street and Canal Street is nearby too
    Close to nightlife  -  Explore the French Quarter where you will find endless jazz, blues, and zydeco venues
    Value chic  -  One of the best value stays in downtown New Orleans
    Traditional

    A Mediterranean style hotel in the heart of the city. Elegant rooms feature black marble and granite, cute balconies and comfy beds. No restaurant, but one of the city's most indulgent breakfast buffets is served and the European wine bar is a classy touch. A perfect base for city exploring. See More

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  • Moxy New Orleans Downtown New Orleans 108 rooms from £92

    Local exploring  -  Set in the Central Business District meaning all of downtown's attractions are easily accessible
    Value chic  -  The hotel has a young feel with hip design all offered at very reasonable rates
    Sights nearby  -  Head to Jackson Square to view the St Louis Cathedral
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    A hip downtown offering from the Marriott's Moxy brand. The design has a youthful feel with large graphics, simple contemporary furniture, and all the mod cons. The bar is a lively affair with a good selection of cocktails. A great choice for a reasonably priced stay in the heart of the city. 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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  • Place d'Armes Hotel New Orleans 84 rooms from £93

    Local exploring  -  Set in the French Quarter, locations don't get much better than this for discovering the city by foot
    Value chic  -  With double rooms starting from around $70 this is a great option for a good value central stay
    Families  -  Well placed to access family attractions plus children under 12 stay for free
    Sights nearby  -  A trip to Jackson Square to view the magnificent St Louis Cathedral is a must

    A historic 18th-century building set in the heart of the French Quarter. This is a charmingly traditional stay - rooms have exposed brickwork, heavy drapes and quaintly mismatched furniture. Hiding a tranquil inner courtyard complete with a well-proportioned pool - this is a perfect central base. See More

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  • Inn on St Peter New Orleans (French Quarter (Vieux Carré)) 29 rooms from £93

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance from nearby Jackson Square and Bourbon Street - ideal for exploring the city on foot
    Value chic  -  With rooms starting at $89, this property is very reasonably priced for such a central location
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Jackson Square and admire the St Lois Cathedral
    Boutique

    A historic property located in the heart of the French Quarter. The building's design is influenced by the Spanish style of architecture which means there are lovely hidden courtyard areas and a large wrap-around terrace. Rooms are well-appointed and feature hardwood floors. A chic central stay. See More

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  • NOPSI Hotel New Orleans 217 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  Set in the Central Business District, offering easy access to the French Quarter and the Warehouse/Arts district
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Jackson Square to admire the spectacular St Louis Cathedral
    Swimming Pool  -  Roof terrace pool
    Traditional

    Once a utility office now a surprisingly grand hotel. NOPSI offers a great location in the Central Business District alongside exciting dining options, an atmospheric gin bar and a chic rooftop pool. Rooms are vast and cleanly styled. A great value stay in the heart of the city. See More

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  • Rathbone Mansions New Orleans 26 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  Tranqul tree-lined Esplanade Avenue is where Faubourg Marigny, historical Treme and French Quarter districts meet
    Sights nearby  -  Walk 15 minutes to the French Quarter. Visit Pirates Alley, Bourbon Street, St Louis Cathedral and Washington Artillery Park
    Swimming Pool  -  The outdoor pool and adjacent hot tub are surrounded by palm trees, outdoor furniture, deck and full self-service bar
    Great walks  -  It's a few blocks to the banks of the Mississippi River

    Guesthouse combining two antebellum pre-Civil War mansions with shared swimming pool and gardens. Rooms, suites and apartment are unique but share a contemporary take on traditional New Orleans design and decor with wooden floors and iron-wrought balconies. Quiet but well-connected affordable base. 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

    Great value riverside boutique inn situated in the French Quarter. The 19th century property has been resorted to accentuate its historic architectural features such as exposed brick walls, tropical courtyard and wrought-iron details. Comfortable rooms are on the small side but have all you need. See More

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  • La Galerie Hotel New Orleans 60 rooms from £100

    Close to nightlife  -  A New Orleans favourite, House of Blues, is just around the corner. Head that way for good food, blues music & guaranteed fun
    Local exploring  -  The ideal location between the city's French Quarter and New Orleans CBD means that everything of interest is nearby
    City Style  -  A true boutique hotel with stylish, design-led rooms, unique feel and ties with its local community
    Value chic  -  Unbelieveable rates for a fab city-centre property with on-site dining and great rooms

    Contemporary boutique hotel with a prime central location. The historic building houses fresh, stylish rooms with an all-white palette, hardwood floors, unique art, and exposed brick. Dine, drink and admire art on-site. Inviting, elegant and timeless; works for romance, friends or family. 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

    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
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    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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  • Royal Frenchmen Hotel & Bar New Orleans 16 rooms from £105

    Local exploring  -  Located on the fringe of bohemian Faubourg Marigny, known for its music scene, but within walking distance to the French Quarter
    Close to nightlife  -  Frenchmen Street is famous for jazz; however you don't need to go anywhere to experience some of New Orlean's best live music
    Bar  -  The property's award-winning bar offers craft cocktails, local beers and live music every night. It's much loved by locals
    Total relaxation  -  Perfect option if you want to get a feel for everything that makes New Orleans special in one place

    Lovingly restored 19th-century Creole mansion with an award-winning bar on famous Frenchmen Street. Enjoy charming courtyard views from airy rooms; heavy antique-style furniture, painted wooden shutters & unique art adds character. Combines history, music, art & architecture to winning effect. 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
    Full of character

    Historic hotel in the heart of the French quarter. Enjoy Mississippi river views from some rooms, as well as whirring ceiling fans, antique furniture and fireplaces. On warm nights sit-out and enjoy the leafy exposed-brick courtyard with wrap-around veranda. An atmospheric dive into the past. 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
    Full of character
    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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  • Le Pavillon New Orleans 226 rooms from £108

    Local exploring  -  The French Quarter is within walking distance making this a convenient choice for exploring the city on foot
    Historic  -  One of New Orleans' oldest hotels, expect a real sense of grandeur
    Sights nearby  -  The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints, is just minutes away
    Full of character

    A grand hotel (and one of the city's oldest) conveniently set in the Central Business District. Spacious rooms have been spruced up to give a chic take on traditional design. Downstairs the bar & lobby have a feel of elegance from a bygone era with chandeliers and period features. An authentic stay. 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

    Contemporary boutique hotel outside the centre with bags of style. Generously-sized and elegant rooms all feature local art, work-size desks, cosy sitting areas with large couches plus tasteful Art Deco touches. The lively lobby has an eclectic and homely feel. Great-value with fun motel feel. See More

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  • The Troubadour New Orleans 184 rooms from £108

    Local exploring  -  Well placed in Central Business District with the French Quarter just two blocks away and great access to streetcars
    Value chic  -  Rooms starts at just over $100 in the low season making this a reasonably priced stay for such a central location
    Sights nearby  -  Explore Tremé, known to be the oldest black neighbourhood in America and the birthplace of jazz
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    The facade of this converted office block may be somewhat subdued, however, interiors are bright and fresh while a chic restaurant and roof terrace bar make this a real hotspot. Spacious rooms are decorated with bright local art and offer wonderful city views. A well priced central stay. See More

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  • Canal Street Inn New Orleans 11 rooms from £109

    Local exploring  -  Canal Street is one of the city's major thoroughfares and has good transport links to all of New Orlean's interesting areas
    Value chic  -  A great value option with plenty of space - in rooms, common areas and outdoors - and well-connected location
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Pitot, a historic Creole country house, or Long Vue House, one of the last great houses to be custom-built in America
    Great walks  -  Walk to nearby City Park with its sculpture garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens and golf course

    Majestic 1912 Greek Revival mansion converted into a friendly owner-run inn. Large, airy rooms range from traditional to contemporary; all feature wooden floors and period-style ceiling fans. The tree-lined plot boasts a large garden, two porches plus there's a gym and limited spa services. See More

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  • The Cornstalk Hotel New Orleans 14 rooms from £112

    Local exploring  -  Royal Street is one of the most photographed streets in the world. Explore its galleries, boutiques & ornate historic buildings
    City Style  -  Architecure and antique lovers will adore the classy old-world charm and authentic period touches, as well as central location
    Great walks  -  Explore the charms of the city's French Quarter on foot; discover fab restaurants, well-preserved period buildings & jazz clubs
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the city's famous Jackson Square, known for its park, cathedral, Andrew Jackson statue, artists and street performers

    Elegant Victorian inn located in the heart of the French Quarter. Beautiful rooms are furnished with chandeliers, antiques, canopy beds and fireplaces plus opulent wallpaper, gold-leaf ceilings and bay windows. Enjoy street views from the shared balcony or pretty garden. Grown-up boutique style. 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
    Boutique

    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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  • Sully Mansion New Orleans 9 rooms from £122

    Local exploring  -  In addition to the appeal of the leafy Garden District, it's a short walk to the tram which heads to the downtown & main sites
    Hideaway  -  Cocooned within a pretty residential neighbourhood; the perfect place to return to after a busy day of sightseeing
    Value chic  -  Spacious, peaceful and beautifully designed; great value for money and a fab option in the city
    Sights nearby  -  The historic area is home to many beautiful 19th century buildings. Visit Colonel Short's Villa & George Washington Cable House

    Elegant 19th-century mansion in tranquil Garden District. Fresh and contemporary rooms combine effortlessly with the property's period features; grand staircase, pine floors, high ceilings and stained-glass windows. Enjoy the covered porch, library, garden and lounge. Quintessential southern charm. 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
    Boutique
    Spa
    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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  • Elysian Fields Inn New Orleans 9 rooms from £127

    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of historic Faubourg Marigny, walking distance from the French Quarter, Bourbon Street & Mississippi River
    Close to nightlife  -  Famous Frenchmen Street - considered by those in the know as 'the' place for New Orleans jazz - is just around the corner
    Value chic  -  A winning combination of large, lovely rooms, friendly, helpful owners, desirable location and affordable price
    Sights nearby  -  Bohemian Faubourg Marigny offers some of the city's best dining, music, trendy bars, nightlife and historic architecture

    Historic owner-run inn with traditional decor, spacious well-appointed rooms and great location. Classic New Orleans interiors blend high ceilings, chandeliers and tasteful touches of exposed brick, all to a contemporary standard. Enjoy porch, lounge and communal dining. Well suited to couples. See More

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  • Maison Perrier New Orleans 9 rooms from £128

    Romantic Break  -  Book the 'Uptown Romance' package; it includes honeymoon-style rooms, spoiling massages and special dining in nearby restaurants
    Local exploring  -  The leafy Garden District / Touro area is filled with idyllic historic buildings, making it perfect for architecture lovers
    Owner managed  -  The owner's pride themselves on truly personal service for every guest and are a fountain of knowledge regarding the city
    City Style  -  A stylish and impeccably kitted-out home-away-from-home tucked away from the tourists and crowds
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Charming 19th century home converted into award-winning B&B in the Garden District. Decor marries old and new with fireplaces, wooden floors, antiques and pretty paisley prints. Live the Victorian lifestyle with a front parlour and covered porch, as well as small courtyard garden and relaxed den. See More

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  • Cambria Hotel New Orleans New Orleans 162 rooms from £132

    Local exploring  -  The Mississippi riverfront, historic French Quarter and the art galleries of Julia Street are all a stroll away
    Boutique  -  Industrial from the outside and contemporary inside, with neon signs and art installations
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A red brick warehouse stylishly converted into a modern boutique hotel. Spacious rooms have cool monochrome tones while the bathrooms are indulgent offering Acca Kappa toiletries. A casual bistro hits the spot after a day's exploring which is easy to do from the hotel's convenient CBD location. See More

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  • The Saint Hotel New Orleans 166 rooms from £132

    Local exploring  -  Located next to the theatre district and offering easy access to the French Quarter and Bourbon street
    City Style  -  A luxury hotel with a youthful feel - the bold design makes this a great choice for the young and hip
    Sights nearby  -  The Riverwalk, Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah’s Casino are all nearby

    A luxury hotel set on the edge of the French Quarter. Rooms are bright and bold with sleek lines, modern fixtures and marble bathrooms (choose a suite for a clawfoot bathtub). The restaurant serves innovative Louisiana fare but it is the location & design that make this a winning choice. See More

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  • Grenoble House Hotel New Orleans 17 rooms from £134

    Families  -  The two-bedroom Townhomes are the perfect option for older families, with fantastic kitchens, large living areas and homely feel
    Local exploring  -  The property's history and charm make it a perfect base from which to explore its surroundings; the centuries-old French Quarter
    City Style  -  Feel like a well-heeled resident of the city with your own perfectly located private apartment
    Sights nearby  -  The atmospheric French Quarter surrounds you with its jazz clubs, great restaurants, 19th century buildings and historic sites

    Incredibly well-equipped self-catering suites in the heart of the French Quarter with a pool. The 19th-century building's elegant decor combines traditional four-poster beds, high ceilings and brick walls with fireplaces and antique furnishings. Spacious, comfortable and perfect for long-stays. 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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  • Omni Royal Orleans New Orleans (Louisiana) 345 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  A luxury choice in the French Quarter. Find restaurants, boutiques, live music venues, and attractions within walking distance
    Foodies  -  The Rib Room restaurant is set in a classic wood-panelled dining room with exacting service and an outstanding menu
    Sights nearby  -  Head to Jackson Square to marvel at the gothic St Louis cathedral
    Swimming Pool  -  Salt water pool on the roof terrace

    A long-standing luxury hotel in the historic French Quarter, offering old-school elegance. Rooms feature antiques, marble bathrooms, and the best have French doors leading onto a patio. With a rooftop pool, a noteworthy bar & restaurant, and outstanding service - this one is hard to beat. 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
    Boutique

    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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  • The Green House Inn New Orleans 10 rooms from £144

    Swimming Pool  -  The inviting outdoor waterfall saltwater pool and adjacent hot tub have a tropical resort-like feel. Clothing optional policy
    Local exploring  -  A buzzing 6-mile city thoroughfare, Magazine Street is well-known for its eclectic boutiques, museums, restaurants and bars
    Total relaxation  -  Spend mornings sightseeing or sauntering down Magazine Street before leisurely afternoons sunbathing, swimming or reading
    Outstanding location  -  A hidden gem in the heart of the city. It's rare to have such a promiment location with garden oasis

    Relaxed B&B on vibrant Magazine Street. Painted clapboard exterior houses simple but cosy rooms with homely touches. Spacious communal areas include kitchen, dining room, library and porch. The real plus is the outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sociable garden. Fab alternative city-centre hang-out. See More

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  • Bourbon Orleans Hotel New Orleans (French Quarter (Vieux Carré)) 218 rooms from £146

    City Style  -  The building was once a ballroom & then a convent - its grand proportions make it really stand out
    Local exploring  -  Set in the heart of the French Quarter, locations don't get much more convenient than this
    Fishing  -  The property has partnered with Marsh & Bayou so guests can take advantage of professional fishing trips at special rates
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A grand hotel set in the heart of the French Quarter. Elegant interiors feature chandeliers, marble pillars, and lofty rooms. A classic restaurant serves Creole dishes and the bar slings an excellent cocktail. With a pretty courtyard pool, this property is unbeatable for its style and location. 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.
    Boutique

    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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  • 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
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.

    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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  • The Pontchartrain New Orleans 106 rooms from £171

    City Style  -  Undeniably hip, with tantalizing cocktails on the rooftop, atmospheric fine-dining, and impeccable retro design
    Sights nearby  -  Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo are easily accessible and well worth a visit
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A hip retro hotel offering impeccably friendly service and old-school chic design. A total refurbishment has bought this historic hotel back to life. Rooms are elegant and light complete with Mad Men-esque minibars. While the Caribbean fine-dining restaurant & chic rooftop bar complete the picture. See More

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  • Royal Sonesta New Orleans New Orleans 483 rooms from £179

    Foodies  -  Restaurant R’evolution serves exemplary fine dining and the Desire Oyster Bar is a more casual spot for moreish Creole classics
    City Style  -  This is a real city classic - elegant and grand with superb dining and drinking options as well as a lively jazz bar
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas or Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool

    An elegant hotel with many attractions including a fabulous fine-dining restaurant, one of the city's best oyster bars and a popular jazz club. Rooms are stylish and classic with Art Deco furniture and many have french doors & balconies. With a pool and exemplary service, this property has it all! 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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  • Park View Historic Hotel New Orleans 22 rooms from £180

    Local exploring  -  This quiet residential uptown area has great transport links to most of New Orleans; shopping, dining, golf, sites & attractions
    City Style  -  The care and attention that has gone into the hotel's refurbishment and decoration is felt in every space; a real historic gem
    Sights nearby  -  Take a legendary St. Charles Avenue streetcar ride through the Garden District to the French Quarter and back
    Great walks  -  The large scenic Audubon Park is opposite the property and is great for strolls, sunny days and cycling

    Elegant Victorian mansion decorated in authentic period style. Well-appointed rooms combine antiques, vintage ceiling fans, shutters, 19th-century plantation beds and pretty porch. Opulent shared spaces with stained-glass windows and chandeliers channel the city's bygone era. Stylish tranquil spot. See More

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  • The Roosevelt New Orleans 504 rooms from £183

    Families  -  Very family friendly with kids' options in the restaurants and even the spa plus seasonal children’s programmes are organised
    Local exploring  -  Set in the Central Business District meaning it is just a short walk to the French Quarter and Canal Street
    Historic  -  This century-old building offers a classic stay in the heart of the city
    Spa  -  Waldorf Astoria-branded spa with exceptionally comfortable therapy suites

    A historic five-star set in an imposing building well-positioned in CBD. The chandelier adorned lobby is an impressive entrance while rooms are slightly more subdued, yet well-appointed and luxurious. Expect a spoiling spa, rooftop pool, numerous eateries, and high-end service. Luxury defined. See More

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  • The Mercantile Hotel New Orleans 28 rooms from £188

    Business meetings  -  Perfect for laid-back meetings, off-sites or small events. Participants will appreciate high-tech amenities and great location
    Romantic Break  -  A great option for an on-trend romantic weekend getaway. Book the romance package for complimentary goodies and late check-in
    Local exploring  -  The trendy local Warehouse / Arts District is a cultural-lover's playground with art galleries, museums & performance spaces
    City Style  -  Suites come with slick touches like record players and super black-out blinds, so can double up as a stylish party pad

    Hip all-suite hotel situated in happening Warehouse Arts District. The historic building's original exposed brick walls and industrial touches add character to the super-spacious contemporary suites with colourful and fresh mid-century modern decor. Enjoy the lively bar, games room and lobby lounge. 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.
    Full of character
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    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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  • Royal Street Inn New Orleans 5 rooms from £198

    Local exploring  -  Vibey Faubourg Marigny - full of cool music venues, bars and restaurants - is located close to the French Quarter and the river
    Bar  -  Much more than just a bar, this alternative and lively community-favourite hosts cook-outs, haircuts, jukebox and resident dog
    City Style  -  Rooms feature essential modern luxury amenities including Sonos speakers, fancy coffee machines and leafy balcony terrace
    Close to nightlife  -  In addition to the bar downstairs, iconic Frenchmen Street - known for some of the city's best jazz venues - is nearby

    Trendy bar with rooms in super-central bohemian Faubourg Marigny. Suites are spacious and sexy; think designer furniture, funky artwork, mood-lighting and curated modernist style. The bar stays open until 3 am on weeknights and 5 am on weekends; prioritise partying over sleep. Happening hot spot. 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

    Spa
    Artworks
    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

    Cool, cosy, contemporary and centrally-located self-catering apartments. Made up of 2 and 3 bedrooms, each unit is well kitted-out with kitchen areas. Light-filled rooms with high ceilings boast bold signature walls, leafy pot plants and glamorous Art Deco-style touches. Fun for friends and family. 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
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    Centrally located stylish 2-bedroom apartment housed in a Victorian building. Interiors boast floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary four-poster beds, designer furniture and a super chic muted monochrome palette. Expect a fully-functioning kitchen and great facilities. Luxurious home-away-from-home. See More

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  • Marigny Manor House New Orleans 4 rooms from £204

    Local exploring  -  The excellent location means everything worth visiting is within reach: French quarter, jazz clubs, bars, restaurants & museums
    City Style  -  This intimate, tasteful and authentic property feels more like a well-heeled friend's home than a hotel
    Hot Tub  -  The small but inviting hot tub takes centre stage on the cute and atmospheric outdoor deck
    Sailing  -  Take in the city from an atmospheric Steamboat Natchez or Creole Queen Paddle Wheeler - on-board jazz performances optional

    Charming Antebellum-style property with central Faubourg Marigny location. Opulent decor stays faithful to the Greek Revival origins, expect chandeliers, antiques, plantation shutters, plaster moulding and double-height ceilings. Cute outdoor deck, hot tub and covered porch make this a real gem. See More

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  • Terrell House New Orleans 14 rooms from £210

    Weddings  -  Intimate wedding venue for between 20 - 120 guests. The brick courtyard and beautiful rooms offer a range of different spaces
    Romantic Break  -  Book one of the Main House suites for a luxe stay with chandeliers, silk draperies, four poster beds & decorative fireplaces
    City Style  -  Exquisite and lovingly-designed interiors which pay homage to the past but offer spoiling levels of comfort
    Sights nearby  -  Garden District is made up of tree-lined streets and beautifully preserved 19th century mansions; spend days exploring on foot

    Italianate stucco mansion with authentic period features in the Lower Garden District. Southern-inspired interiors marry exquisite antique furnishings and oriental rugs in beautifully appointed rooms. Relax in the parlour, den, covered porch and leafy brick courtyard with fountains. A chic hideaway. 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.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character

    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
    Full of character

    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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  • Maison de la Luz New Orleans 87 rooms from £250

    City Style  -  A short walk away from the French Quarter and Storyville, this property is set in the beating heart of the New Orleans nightlife
    Hideaway  -  Private sanctuary and reverie are the watchwords of this furtive yet flamboyant establishment, the ideal luxury bolthole
    Romantic Break  -  Decadent and plush, rooms are equipped with bespoke and louche amenities and design to set a romantic scene
    Sights nearby  -  Around the corner from Lafayette Square and a short walk from Spanish Plaza and the picturesque French Quarter

    Luxurious and intimate in the extreme, Maison de la Luz glitters with the essence of New Orleans decadence and style. Custom furniture, fixtures, fittings and a bespoke concierge service. This establishment gives a true sense of Southern elegance, glamour, and hospitality. See More

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  • Ritz Carlton New Orleans New Orleans 527 rooms from £257

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located near the historic French Quarter with easy access to the attractions and restaurants of downtown and CBD areas
    5* Luxury  -  This grand dame has all the luxury trimmings from elegant interiors to a spoiling spa and fine dining
    Spa  -  One of the few 'destination spas' in the city - spread out on the ground floor level with 22 treatment rooms
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor swimming pool

    Well-positioned by the French Quarter and beautifully styled, this grand dame of a hotel is one of the city's most indulgent spots. Spacious rooms and suites are traditionally designed and the lounges feel like something from a stately home. The full-service spa and fine dining complete the picture. See More

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

    Gym
    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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