The 10 Best Hotels in New Orleans

Enjoy a stroll around New Orleans and stay in a historic converted hotel
Enjoy a stroll around New Orleans and stay in a historic converted hotel | © Cavan / Alamy Stock Photo
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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, including the French Quarter and the Garden Quarter, has its own style and story. These hotels best represent the vibrancy of Nola for a stay in this Louisiana city.

The Frenchmen Hotel

Hotel
4.7/5 (153 Reviews)
The Frenchmen Hotel
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The Frenchmen Hotel sits in the 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.
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Hotel Monteleone

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.6/5 (1631 Reviews)
Hotel Monteleone
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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.
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Bienville House

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (966 Reviews)
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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.
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International House Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.4/5 (970 Reviews)
International House Hotel
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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.
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Balcony Guest House

Bed and Breakfast
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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
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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.

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  • Chimes Bed and Breakfast

    Bed and Breakfast
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    Chimes Bed and Breakfast
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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

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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

    Bed and Breakfast, Cottages
    3.8/5 (998 Reviews)
    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.
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    Race & Religious

    Bed and Breakfast, Cottages
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    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.

    Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Book a stay with Culture Trip at one of these quirky boutique hotels in the French Quarter or stick to a tighter budget at one of these budget hotels and hostels in Mid-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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