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The 10 Best Hotels In Downtown New Orleans

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Downtown New Orleans has more to offer than cultural history, Southern cuisine, and artistic and musical expression. The area features some amazing hotels which welcome over 20,000 visitors each year. We list the best hotels to base yourself in when you hit downtown New Orleans.
Downtown New Orleans has more to offer than cultural history, Southern cuisine, and artistic and musical expressions / Pixabay
Downtown New Orleans has more to offer than cultural history, Southern cuisine, and artistic and musical expressions / Pixabay
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The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton is set within the historic Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building and the hotel has the grace and charm of an antique mansion. Bourbon Street and other popular tourist attractions are on the doorstep. The hotel hosts weddings, corporate meetings, and private parties.

921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 524 1331

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Hotel Monteleone

Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter, this famous hotel is a historic and literary landmark that has been providing accommodation for travelers since 1866. The hotel’s amenities include a full service business centre, on-site valet parking, a fitness center and heated pool with views of the downtown New Orleans skyline.

214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 523 3341

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Soniat House

Soniat House is a dream come true for New Orleans’ residents Rodney and Frances Smith who opened the hotel in 1982 to fulfill a lifetime’s dream. They incorporated modern amenities into historic structure and luxuries here include an honor bar, wine cellar, and in-room massage. The Smiths decorated the hotel with a keen eye for detail, and Soniat House was featured in Architectural Digest for its unique interior and exterior.

1133 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 522 0570

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International House

International House is set in a Beaux Arts-style building located a few blocks away from the French Quarter. This boutique hotel aims to make use of the power of meaningful design to uplift the human spirit. As such, International House is an ensemble of unique architecture, colorful themes, joyful atmosphere and signature food.

221 Camp St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 553 9550

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Omni Royal Orleans

Omni Royal Orleans has received the four diamond luxury award and the Pinnacle Award for its service. The rooms, decorated with traditional Creole and French touches, have flat-screens and free wifi and some have balconies. The suites have separate living areas, pull-out sofas, and some have a jacuzzi. The restaurant is home to a classic American restaurant and three bars, including a trendy covered rooftop bar.

621 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 529 5333

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Royal Sonesta

The Royal Sonesta offers tastefully decorated rooms with flat screen TV’s, free wifi, coffee makers and refrigerators. The hotel’s amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness room and a gift shop. The hotel is located near the Mississippi Riverfront, the Central Business District, and Louis Armstrong International Airport.

300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 586 0300

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Loews New Orleans Hotel

Loews New Orleans Hotel has been welcoming visitors for 60 years. The hotel offers value and excellent service to guests, who can enjoy rooms with contemporary décor and attractive artwork as well as wall-to-wall windows with city views. The hotel’s restaurant offers contemporary Creole cuisine, and the bar serves cocktails and American food.

A300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 595 3300

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Le Pavillon Hotel

Le Pavillon Hotel is a historical landmark and showcases antique European furniture, art, and décor; some of staircase’s marble railings are from Paris’s Grand Hotel. Rooms feature 46-inch flat-screen TVs and free wifi, and upgraded rooms include hand-carved fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs. The hotel’s upscale restaurant serves French cuisine, and food and drinks are also served by the rooftop pool.

833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 581 3111

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Windsor Court Hotel

Windsor Court Hotel is located close to the heart of the French Quarter. The rooms feature classy English style décor and Italian marble baths and the hotel offers a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a business center and full-service spa. There are also four dining options including a lounge which hosts live jazz performances.

300 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 523 6000

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InterContinental

InterContinental is a Louisiana favorite, with luxurious rooms and four-diamond status. The hotel offers fine dining, stunning views from its balconies, and a 15th floor outdoor pool. There are three types of rooms: classic, executive, and suite. Situated just two blocks from the historic French Quarter and providing a front row spot for Mardi Gras, this hotel is the perfect place to stay for those who want to explore new Orleans.

444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 525 5566