The Best Hotels with Suites to Book in New Orleans

Canal Street remains at the heart of New Orleans cultural life
Canal Street remains at the heart of New Orleans' cultural life | H79RNH_New Orleans, LA © Enrico Della Pietra - Alamy Stock Photo
Sandra Thomas

There is so much to love about New Orleans, but a few must-dos while visiting the Big Easy include enjoying warm beignets at Café du Monde, taking in a jazz band, or solo musician in a small, darkened nightclub while sipping on a Sazerac cocktail and riding the streetcar. Of course, taking the city in from your own spacious suite with a balcony is the icing on the king cake – just don’t forget your beads. To get you started, here are a few of our favorite suites in New Orleans – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, for ghost hunting in central

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Bourbon Orleans Hotel outdoor pool with fairy lights and palms
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When it comes to hotels with suites in New Orleans, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is just as famous for its ghosts as its central location in the French Quarter. But ghosts will be the furthest thing from a guest’s minds once they throw open the French doors of their two-story Bourbon Balcony Suite and take in the sounds of jazz saxophone wafting up from Bourbon Street below. Other featured suites include the St Ann Balcony Loft Suites and French Quarter Loft Suites – ghost sightings not guaranteed.

2. Royal Sonesta New Orleans, for any occasion


Outdoor pool at Royal Sonesta New Orleans with French balconies
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Located on Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta is one of the top hotels with suites in New Orleans – boasting 483 guest rooms, including 36 specialty suites. Whether it’s a honeymoon, anniversary, landmark birthday, business event, or Mardi Gras, Royal Sonesta has a suite guaranteed to impress. Also impressive is Sonesta’s renowned art collection – which consists of more than 7,000 contemporary paintings, sculptures, original prints and tapestries by both emerging and established artists, including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

3. The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, for relax like royalty


The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel outdoor pool with city views
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Roosevelt New Orleans – a Waldorf Astoria Hotel – is located close to the French Quarter, so guests can expect a more laid-back vibe than what they might find at many other New Orleans hotels with suites. Prior to opening as a hotel in 1893, the building was home to Louisiana’s legendary governor Huey P Long. Today, guests can luxuriate in the one-bedroom king suite or relax like a royal in the presidential suite. A luxury spa and rooftop pool are the crown jewels of the hotel.

4. Hotel Monteleone, for literary lovers

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Hotel Monteleone room with classic decor including chandelier and ornate curtains
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As a favorite haunt of literary greats – including, but not limited to, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams – Hotel Monteleone is one of only three US hotels to receive the Literary Landmark designation by the USA-based institution, Friends of Libraries. Literary fans can gain inspiration with stays in luxury suites inspired by Hemmingway, Capote, Williams, William Faulkner and Eudora Welty.

5. The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton 'expedia', for stunning city views

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The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton with city view and pattern carpets
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With panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides of the living room – and all of New Orleans at your feet – life is good in the King Suite, located on the 16th floor of the Troubadour hotel. When it comes to New Orleans hotels with suites, the Troubadour is located in the burgeoning Central Business District – making it close to the action of both the theater district and French Quarter, but still far enough away to get some rest once the party’s over. This suite’s elegantly eclectic style includes an art deco-meets-1970s vibe.

6. Hotel Mazarin, for subtle elegance

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Couches and tables, with artwork on the wall, in the lobby at Hotel Mazarin
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Enjoy Prohibition-era cocktails, wrought-iron luxury and a delightful leafy courtyard at Hotel Mazarin, located in the French Quarter of New Orleans – just around the corner from Bourbon and Royal streets. The quiet elegance of this New Orleans hotel extends to the rooms – where guests can choose between the modern Petit Suit, European-inspired presidential suite or exquisite Fleur de Lis Suite – all of which include private balconies, walk-in rain showers and white wooden shutters.

7. The Saint Hotel, New Orleans, French Quarter, for angels and devils

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Red curtains leading to the bar, which has a checkerboard floor, bar stools and chandeliers, at the Saint Hotel
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Visitors seeking New Orleans hotels with suites with a twist can have their fantasies fulfilled in one of the five Archangel Suites at the Saint Hotel French Quarter – even if that fantasy simply includes a good night’s sleep. The angel-inspired Sleep Saintly Suite is awash in white – while the red-hued Play Naughty Suite encourages guests to escape their everyday lives and embrace the wild side of New Orleans. The Saint Hotel is located just minutes from the action of Bourbon Street.

8. St James Hotel New Orleans Downtown - French Quarter Area, for family and pet-friendly Southern charm


St James Hotel New Orleans Downtown - French Quarter Area with terrace, wooden floor and headboards
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Housed in a 19th-century building, the St James Hotel New Orleans exudes Southern charm and welcome. In fact, the St James’ suites are not only pet-friendly but also family-friendly – something visitors researching New Orleans hotels with suites won’t always find. And, while its French Quarter location means guests are close to the city’s jazz scene and Cajun and Creole cooking, the hotel’s intimate courtyard and outdoor pool are ideal for some quiet time.

9. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, for central convenience


Hyatt Regency New Orleans view of Superdome with simple decor and armchair with lamp
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With more than 1,000 guest rooms – including 95 suites – the Hyatt Regency is one of the most centrally located hotels with suites in New Orleans. Just minutes from Caesars Superdome, Champions Square, Smoothie King Center, the French Quarter and Mississippi Riverfront, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans makes an ideal basecamp for sports fans, music and art lovers, history buffs and culinary crusaders.

10. Maison de la Luz, for a peaceful sanctuary

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Lobby of Maison de la Luz in classic style with plants, rugs and tiled floors
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Maison de la Luz is a self-described “place for reverie and proper Southern swoon, for prophetic visions or quiet inspiration.” To that end, this distinctive new guest house is home to 67 resplendent suites, private sanctuaries and bespoke concierge service. The sumptuous private living room at Maison de la Luz is a stately lounge where guests can enjoy nightly wine and cheese – or visit the honor bar to sip an expertly crafted cocktail.

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