The Best Pet Friendly Hotels to Book in New Orleans

Old No. 77 Hotel is well-equipped for guests with canines in-tow
Old No. 77 Hotel is well-equipped for guests with canines in-tow | Courtesy of Old No. 77 Hotel /

New Orleans is a place where it’s easy to make new friends, but you still want your furry friend to be along with you for the ride. Hotels that welcome pets in the Big Easy range from traditional, full-service hotels to homey guesthouses. If you are looking for a pet-friendly hotel in New Orleans, consider these options, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Monteleone, for Louisiana grandeur

Boutique Hotel

Hotel Monteleone room with classic decor including chandelier and ornate curtains
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This grande dame, a block from Bourbon Street, in the heart of the French Quarter, has been a favorite of writers ranging from William Faulkner to Anne Rice and Eudora Welty. Don’t miss sampling a sazerac – a potent mix of rye whiskey, bitters and absinthe – in the Carousel Bar, famed for its rotating merry-go-round lit up like Christmas. While four-legged guests luck out with toys and a treat on arrival, flouncy drapes and striped wallpaper in rooms comfort human guests – when they’re not nosing around the area’s antique shops and bars.

2. NOPSI New Orleans, for Jazz-Age interiors


NOPSI New Orleans pool outdoors with city view
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This is a contemporary conversion, housed in the stately New Orleans Public Service Inc. building in the Central Business District (CBD): admire the interiors, restored to their original 1920s grandeur. If you love art deco, you’ll adore the sconces and terrazzo floors. Aside from plush beds, food and water bowls for your pet, the pastry team will whip up treats to deliver in-room. You can breakfast on bennies and grits at Public Service. When you’ve visited Crescent Park dog run, park the pooch in your comfortable cream room and retire to the rooftop pool.

3. Q&C, for spirited style

Chain Hotel

Q&C room with vintage decor such as brick walls, pattern floors and bespoke furniture
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It was named for the Queen & Crescent railroad lines that once connected the Queen City (Cincinnati) and the Crescent City (New Orleans) – high ceilings, exposed brick and subway tiles nod to the origins of this building, in the CBD between the French Quarter and Warehouse District. Rooms feel cozy, with custom wood pieces and navy and white feature wallpaper. From the health-conscious to the hungover, everyone loves lounging in the atmospheric lobby with handcrafted cocktails. Explore the area with your dog – you’re 10 minutes on foot from Bourbon Street and a block or two from verdant Lafayette Square.

4. Magnolia New Orleans, for vintage-inspired furnishings

Chain Hotel

Magnolia New Orleans room with light decor including wooden floors, rug and flatscreen tv
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In the heart of the downtown business district is this pet-friendly hotel, all sleek rooms with hardwood floors and leather accents, Cats and dogs are welcome – you can leave them for a bit if you hang a Pet Inside sign on the door. Your cue to nip up to the rooftop sundeck for a little relaxation – or to Laurel Oak restaurant, to sample jerk-spiced duck. You’re only a few blocks from the French Quarter, so walk your dog past the famous jazz clubs and Cajun restaurants en route to leafy Louis Armstrong Park.

5. Ace Hotel, for decadent deco rooms and suites


Ace Hotel lobby with vintage decor and leather couch
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In the happening Warehouse District, a 20-minute walk from Bourbon Street is this selection of rooms – see the deco details, the tooling in woods and leathers. Suites add retro turntables, patio rooms add balconies or sun decks. Ask about babysitting for your pet, since the rooftop pool is a top local party spot. The next day, for sore heads there’s always Josephine Estelle, a light-filled spot with a gleaming marble bar: rock u to refuel on lemon ricotta pancakes with sour orange marmalade and cream cheese.

6. Old No. 77 Hotel, for rustic urban chic


Old No. 77 Hotel room with headboard with wooden floor and quirky furniture
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Housed in a row of restored 19th-century warehouses, this hip Arts District hotel is a three-minute walk from Harrah’s Casino. It’s a pet-friendly boutique property where beds, bowls, and ID tags for up to three animals come as standard. Once a candle factory, it retains some of its industrial aesthetic. Every room and suite is a winner, but we’d go for the Artist Loft Suites, curated by local artists. Downstairs, you’ll find a charming gift shop, a bar and a restaurant helmed by Nina Compton, one of the best chefs in the city, serving Caribbean-influenced dishes such as curried goat with sweet potato gnocchi.

7. Omni Riverfront Hotel, for cool, classy interiors


Omni Riverfront Hotel with lobby in neutral tones with bare brick walls
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With views of the mighty Mississippi, this Arts District hotel – look for the white-washed brick exterior and arched windows – is under a mile from the French Quarter. In shades of gray and cream, most rooms have sofas or armchairs for idle mornings spent petting your dog or cat. Meanwhile, suites have the advantage of relaxing living rooms – in some cases even another floor. You’re across the street from the Riverwalk complex, home to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which may inspire you to head back to Omni’s bistro for a catfish po’boy sandwich.

8. Aloft New Orleans, for fun-filled downtown digs


Aloft New Orleans outdoor pool with purple light and city views beyond
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With bright colors and youthful, minimal decor, the style of Aloft hotels encourages you to have a good time. This one, in New Orleans’ Central Business District, is two blocks from the French Quarter – the perfect base for explorations with your dog. (Cats, too, are allowed to stay.). They’ll get treats, beds and bowls, but note that they cannot be left unattended in rooms. So pick up some beers and snacks from local stores or the club-like lobby’s vending machines and head out together for a picnic in the park three blocks away – or in your room.

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