The Best Hotels and B&Bs in New Orleans' Mid-City and Tremé Areas

Buildings on Bourbon St, in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Buildings on Bourbon St, in New Orleans' French Quarter. | © Jason Langley / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 November 2020

Even though the French Quarter may seem like the obvious lodging choice when visiting New Orleans, the Mid-City and Tremé neighborhoods, both filled with rich history, national landmarks and grade-A entertainment, offer travelers the possibility of exploring beyond the Quarter’s limits while remaining minutes away from the city’s main attractions. From the Fair Grounds racetrack opened in 1872 to the iconic Louis Armstrong Park, these historic communities are set to show you a side of New Orleans you’ve probably never experienced before. Here are our picks for the best hotels and B&Bs in the Mid-City and Tremé area.

Oakview Bed and Breakfast

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Oakview Bed and Breakfast
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Steeped in tradition, this classic B&B has all the charms of old New Orleans with chandeliers, hardwood floors and large four-poster beds. Every room has a whirlpool bathtub (apart from the Azalea), complimentary drinks, plus there is free off-street parking. Breakfast is served each morning at the long dining room table with the other guests. New Orleans Museum, Botanical Gardens, and Sculptural Museum are nearby, plus you can hop on the trolley and arrive at Bourbon Street in 10 minutes.
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Edgar Degas House: Historic Home, Courtyard & Museum

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The Edgar Degas House is a bed and breakfast located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. Once home to the French impressionist, this NOLA guest house, which is designed around Creole-styled architecture, features luxurious guest rooms (some with furnished balconies and spa tubs), free wifi, complimentary parking, as well as authentic cook-to-order, homemade breakfasts, such as French waffles with fresh fruit, French toast topped with caramelized bananas, over-sized Creole omelets with choice of fillings, and a bloody Mary or mimosa. Guests, who can enjoy complimentary wine at check-in, also have the opportunity to experience a guided tour of The Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, considered by many to be the most historically accurate tour in New Orleans.
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New Orleans Courtyard Hotel

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Restored and converted into gorgeous rooms with spacious multi-bedroom suites, luxury townhouses and charming cottages, the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel is a beautiful stay located in the Tremé neighborhood. The century-old property, which sits just steps away from the legendary Armstrong Park and the Mahalia Jackson Theatre, fosters a design inspired by classic New Orleans architecture, and offers guests a two-grotto courtyard with swimming pools, pet friendly rooms, wifi, and a daily continental breakfast, which includes hot off-the-grill waffles, juices, New Orleans coffee and incredible pastries.
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  • Hotel Storyville

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    Offering the best of both worlds, Hotel Storyville is a unique, individually decorated studio inn that sits inside the beautiful Tremé section, just two blocks from the edge of the French Quarter. The casual spot was built in a historic home and now features a huge patio garden filled with gazebos, where guests enjoy drinking their morning coffee, reading the newspaper, or sipping a glass of wine. Storyville’s accommodation includes free wifi and suites equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, cable TV, air conditioning and complimentary toiletries. Aside from exploring around the Quarter’s grounds, guests can head to the Backstreet Cultural Museum, home to an amazing collection of indigenous Mardi Gras memorabilia as well as still photos and video footage of Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals and second lines.

    The Rathbone Mansions

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    Bordering the iconic French Quarter is The Rathbone Mansions, are two stately antebellum residences along Esplanade Avenue in the Tremé neighborhood. The mansions, which were built in 1846 and 1850, pride themselves on offering guests ‘true Southern hospitality and an authentic New Orleans atmosphere.’ The luxury hotel serves breakfast daily in the mansions’ Grand Parlor, and features Old World-styled rooms, a salt water swimming pool and a hot tub, as well as complimentary parking, ­high speed internet, and standard in-room amenities.

    HH Whitney House

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    Offering guests an ‘elegant, yet relaxing atmosphere,’ the HH Whitney House is a luxury B&B blending Southern hospitality and Old World charm. Located on the historic Esplanade Avenue, which was one of the most important portage routes of trade during the 19th century, this beautiful Italian-styled home features exquisite architecture, off-street parking, swimming pool, and a large garden and courtyard. While staying at the HH Whitney House, guests have the accessible option of venturing to the French Quarter’s exciting grounds or skipping to City Parks Botanical Garden, where 300-year-old oak trees and sculpture gardens abound.

    Additional reporting by Nina Zietman.

    These recommendations were updated on November 9, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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