jNew Orleans is one of the more historical, cultural and tragic cities in America. Every district in this city has its own style and story. These hotels, that vary from district to district, best represent the NOLA culture and history that’s embedded in everyday life.
Located in the infamous and genuine Tremé district, Jazz Quarters is an upscale bed & breakfast with a lot of history. Originating in the early 19th century, these Creole cottages that comprise the B&B are filled with history, culture and comfort. Vincent and Lola – the proprietors – are unbelievably accommodating and possess an excess of knowledge about the city. For a beautiful and cultural stay in one of the greatest American cities, Jazz Quarters is the place.
Situated in the Lower Garden District, Race & Religious is an 1830s New Orleans home that has been renovated into a bed and breakfast. R & R (with an intended double entendre) is usually only available for special events, but if there’s enough planning, a vacation stay is possible. R & R occupies an antebellum Creole cottage, and the artwork and interior design reflect years of history, culture and domesticity.
The International House Hotel is a beautiful hotel occupying a former bank. It’s located in downtown New Orleans, near the Business district, but it provides an artistic yet chic approach to a vacation stay. Room décor varies, but each room stays within a contemporary and comfort theme. The white, marble façade of the hotel is recognizable and it establishes the hotel’s simple yet stunning personality.
The Bienville House is located in the French Quarter, arguably New Orleans’ most infamous and sought after district. This location within this quarter is surrounded by some of the best restaurants, bars and shops in New Orleans. Being a boutique hotel, each room is decorated with a specific and unique theme. Bienville House is an ideal resting spot for a busy, sightseeing vacation.
A bit of a splurge, Hotel Monteleone is a luxury hotel located right in downtown New Orleans. A few minutes walk from the French Quarter and a block away from Bourbon Street, the business and infamous culture of the city are nearby. The rooms are decorated with a traditional European style – designed for comfort. The hotel staff is extremely accommodating with guidance through the ins and outs of the city.
Chimes Bed and Breakfast | Photo Courtesy Chimes Bed and Breakfast
Chimes Bed and Breakfast is a family-owned operation set in a Southern Victorian home. Located in the Garden District, this B&B offers all the comfort of a Southern home while still maintaining a popular location. There are five guest rooms (one occupying a former carriage house), and each individual room is decorated with a Southern comfort touch. Serving breakfast every morning, the Chimes operation is a perfectly executed bed & breakfast within New Orleans.
The Lookout Inn functions in Bywater, one of the hipper neighborhoods in New Orleans. It’s nestled away from the tourist traps, making it a gatekeeper to an authentic New Orleans experience. Each of the four rooms are decorated with a different theme (one is dedicated to everything Elvis), but comfort is the essence to these rooms.
Another unique New Orleans bed and breakfast, Balcony Guest House is surrounded by history in the Marigny. It’s a funky cottage, with an open patio and balcony covered in shrubbery, and it’s quintessential New Orleans. With a variety of rooms and styles, the Balcony Guest House is a perfect option for a relaxing, homey stay.
Located in the most popular quarter in New Orleans, Frenchmen Hotel is surrounded by the French Quarter’s quirky bars and restaurants. This is a laid-back hotel; the exterior is a burnt-orange with iron balconies and numerous flags hanging from the front. The rooms are quaint and cozy, just as laid-back as the hotel. There is, however, a beautiful pool and indoor landscape, allowing for hotel activities.
Set in an old-world mansion, Fleur De Lis is a cozy bed and breakfast that offers a prime location to the city’s greatest tourist sites. With an encompassing wrap-around patio, each room has an individual view of New Orleans. Located a few minutes away from the French Quarter and the St. Charles streetcar, Fleur De Lis is an optimal spot for a secluded and cultural stay.