The Best Hotels in New Orleans

These Nola hotels will let you rest your head after you've filled your evenings with jazz and Mardi Gras parties
These Nola hotels will let you rest your head after you've filled your evenings with jazz and Mardi Gras parties | Courtesy of International House Hotel /
Photo of Kate Harrington
2 July 2021

New Orleans, or Nola, is bursting with history and culture – jazz music, cajun food and Mardi Gras draw visitors each year. Every district in this city, from the picturesque Garden Quarter to the bustling business district, to the historic French Quarter, has its own style and story. Discover our guide to the best hotels in New Orleans, bookable with Culture Trip.

The Frenchmen Hotel

The burnt orange exterior and outdoor terrace and pool at the Frenchmen Hotel in New Orleans.
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The Frenchmen Hotel sits in New Orleans’ French Quarter, the city’s most popular district, amid 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, and just as relaxed as the rest of hotel. There is a beautiful pool in the courtyard to cool off.

Hotel Monteleone

The famous Carousel Bar & Lounge at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.
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Hotel Monteleone, in downtown New Orleans, is just a few minutes from the French Quarter and a block from Bourbon Street, so the business and famous culture of the city are nearby. The luxury rooms are decorated in a traditional European style and designed for comfort. The hotel staff are extremely accommodating and can give you good guidance on the ins and outs of the city.

Bienville House

Couches and tables with potted plants in the lobby at Bienville House
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Bienville House is located in the French Quarter, arguably New Orleans’s most well-known district. The hotel is surrounded by some of the best restaurants, bars, and shops in New Orleans. Each room in this boutique hotel is decorated with a specific and unique theme. Bienville House is an ideal resting spot for a busy vacation, with amenities including complimentary breakfast and a courtyard pool.

International House Hotel

Plush arm chairs in the elegant lobby at the International House Hotel in New Orleans.
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The International House Hotel occupies a former bank in the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans. It’s not far from the Business District, but provides an artistic yet chic approach to a vacation. The decor varies, but each room exudes the contemporary and comfort theme. The distinguished white marble facade establishes the hotel’s simple yet stunning personality.

Balcony Guest House

Bed and Breakfast
A traditional bedroom at Balcony Guest House with a white double bed
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This bed and breakfast, in the Marigny neighborhood, is a funky cottage steeped in history, with an open patio and balcony covered in shrubbery that are typical of the city’s style. With a variety of rooms and styles inside, including a master suite, it’s a great option for a relaxing and cozy stay.

Fleur de Lis Mansion

Bed and Breakfast
Exterior of the Fleur de Lis Mansion
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Set in a beautiful, historic mansion, Fleur de Lis is a cozy bed and breakfast that offers a prime location to the city’s top tourist sites. With an encompassing wrap-around patio, each room has an individual view of New Orleans. Just a few minutes from the French Quarter and the St Charles Streetcar, Fleur de Lis amenities include two outdoor jacuzzi hot tubs and a complimentary wine hour every evening.

Chimes Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast
The charming and historic exterior of the Chimes Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans.
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Chimes Bed and Breakfast is set in a charming Southern Victorian home. Located in the Garden District, this family-owned B&B offers all the comfort of Southern hospitality in 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. With freshly served breakfast every morning, the Chimes Bed and Breakfast makes for a homey stay in New Orleans.

The Lookout Inn

A grand bedroom at the Lookout Inn
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The Lookout Inn is in Bywater, a hip and eclectic neighborhood in New Orleans. Away from the tourist traps, it’s a gatekeeper to an authentic New Orleans experience. Each of the four comfortable rooms are decorated with a different theme – one is dedicated to everything Elvis. Amenities at the Lookout Inn include a lush backyard, cocktail pool, and hot tub.

Jazz Quarters

A living room with a bricked-up fireplace and bare brick walls at Jazz Quarters
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Located in the thriving Tremé district, Jazz Quarters is an upscale bed & breakfast. Originating in the early 19th century, the Creole cottages that comprise the B&B are filled with history, culture, and comfort. The proprietors are unbelievably accommodating and possess an excess of knowledge about the city. For a unique stay to uncover the Creole history of New Orleans, Jazz Quarters is the place.

Race & Religious

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages
Race & Religious (R&R) is an 1830s New Orleans home renovated into a bed and breakfast in the Lower Garden District. R&R is usually only available for special events, but if there’s enough advance planning, an overnight stay is possible. R&R occupies an antebellum Creole cottage, and the artwork and interior design reflect decades of Nola culture and history.

Looking for more accommodation in New Orleans? Discover our guide to the best boutique hotels in the French Quarter, or for those looking to explore the city’s paranormal side, spend a night at one of these haunted hotels in New Orleans. If you want to treat yourself, check into one of the best luxury hotels in the Central Business District. If you’re on a budget, see our top cheap hotels and hostels in the city. There’s plenty to keep you busy too, from ticking the best things to do in New Orleans off your bucket list to exploring the best museums around and eating fresh and delicious seafood at these top restaurants.

These recommendations were updated on July 2, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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