New Orleans is famous for its vibrant nightlife, extravagant Mardi Gras season, jazz music, voodoo, and historic Creole-style architecture. It is also the perfect hub for those looking for outdoor adventure, boasting a catalog of iconic hotels. Whether you want to wind down after a New Orleans airboat tour at Airboat Adventures, enjoy what our historic hotels have to offer, or sleep in after a night of partying, we got you! Best part? Airboat Adventures has an option for shuttle pick up from hotels in the Greater New Orleans Area.
Boutique hotels are smaller hotels in fashionable neighborhoods. They’re more intimate and focus on art and design more than other hotels.
Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery
Located in the trendy Warehouse District of New Orleans, the industrial-chic Old 77 Hotel & Chandlery has so much to offer. Three blocks from the French Quarter, the One 77 is close to all the fun but far enough for a quiet peaceful sleep or just to wind down after your airboat tour. Bonus points: complimentary pet services, pet snacks from local dog bakery, “Café Du Bone”, a rotating art collection on display, and a virtual concierge called Paige.
We love tradition here in New Orleans, but we love growth even more. ONE11 Hotel is the first new French Quarter hotel in 50 years. Not only is the ONE11 steps away from Audubon Aquarium, but they also have a rooftop terrace with stunning city views. They have a 24/7 grab-and-go bar should you have the urge for a late-night snack without having to leave the hotel. You can also dine at Batture Bar + Bistro, which offers delicious small plates and a climate-controlled porch featuring a pool and firepit.
If you’re looking for the consistency and convenience of a chain with the “coolness” that boutique hotels exude, look no further than the Ace Hotel. This stylish boutique chain serves visitors with its cool chic vibes and high-quality service in the major cities of North America and Japan. Located in the trendy warehouse district, the Ace is steps away from the streetcar and a fifteen-minute walk from the world-famous Bourbon Street. Rudy’s Barbershop provides toiletries for their fashionable rooms, while all suites have living rooms equipped with record players and acoustic guitars. The pet-friendly hotel offers chic restaurants, bars, a rooftop pool, and a retro photo booth. Their regular live entertainment and cool chic vibes attract the “hip” locals as you’ll always see them hanging around at the restaurants and the rooftop pool.
World War II history buffs will love everything that the bespoke Higgins Hotel has to offer. As the official hotel of the National WWII Museum, this hotel is a historian’s Disney World. Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, this boutique hotel has everything that the Hilton chain has to offer as well. Higgins Hotel boasts impressive dining options as well as ‘Rosie the Riveter’ themed bar, Rosie’s On The Rooftop.
The Frenchmen Hotel
A stone’s throw away from the French Quarter lies The Frenchmen Hotel in the Marigny. This 19th-century hotel, remodeled in 2021, boasts lush courtyards with a pool and hot tub. This adults-only hotel has an open-air mezzanine bar available now and new bar, Midnight Revival, opening its doors February 2022. They also have a breakfast room with complimentary coffee and food for purchase.
Being that New Orleans is rich in history, it is natural that a few hotels would be part of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America program. Here’s a couple of the best.
Hotel Monteleone has been family-owned and run since 1880. Not only is this luxurious hotel a historic landmark, but it’s also one of the three literary landmarks in North America. Hotel Monteleone is famous for housing many literary figures; there are five literary suites available. Literary genius Tennessee Williams featured Hotel Monteleone in one of his plays, he called it home prior to purchasing his French Quarter mansion. Another suite is named after Truman Capote, who loved telling everyone that he was born inside Hotel Monteleone; his mother was transported from the hotel to the hospital where she gave birth. The hotel boasts 522 rooms and 55 luxury suites. While you’re there, make sure you have a drink at the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge.
Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Hotel
This historic hotel has the Hilton chain convenience, consistency, and affordability without skimping on the magnificent décor, architecture, and history that New Orleans has to offer. Formerly a Masonic temple, Hilton New Orleans’s interior features turn of the era influences with nods to the Art Deco movement in modern tones of grey and umber. This certified environmentally sustainable hotel offers brasserie-style dining option, Luke, and room service for those that want a quick meal at the hotel before setting off to enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Bed & Breakfast
If you’re looking for a homey feel and stellar service, you may want to look into bed & breakfast lodging. These converted homes are owner-occupied and will give you a great taste of southern hospitality.
Elysian Fields Inn
If you’re looking for a New Orleans twist on a classic, look no further than this Marigny property. Bob and Michelle, Elysian Fields Inn‘s keepers, really love New Orleans so you know you’re in good hands. Five blocks from the French Quarter, this well-kept inn has a climate-controlled pool and the option to rent out the entire inn, which can accommodate a total of 18 guests.
Blue60 Guest House
A fifteen-minute walk from the French Quarter, this Marigny historic house, Blue60, has much to offer, including its very own house cat. This inn offers a great outdoor environment with lush décor and a large hot tub. Their unique rooms are decorated with the innkeeper’s photography, which is available for purchase. You can also stay in a porch or river suite, along with a garden apartment that features a full kitchen. Personal photography instruction is available on request.
You can still enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer on a budget by staying at a hostel. Perfect for groups or solo travelers.
This 18+ hostel has staff available around the clock as well as a 24-hour bar. While Louisiana residents can only stay in their private rooms, out-of-state visitors can enjoy budget-friendly shared dorms, with a female-only dorm available. Located in the Lower Garden District by the St Charles streetcar, The Quisby went through many owners and names while maintaining a debaucherous reputation that warrants bragging rights. The Quisby’s fun and colorful history still lives on its walls (in poster form). Touring musicians are in like as The Quisby offers free accommodation in exchange for a gig at Quartz Bar. Towels + linens provided.
The Jack of All Trades, Four Seasons Hotel, deserves its own category as it combines pure luxury, family-friendliness, and history. This long-anticipated luxury hotel finally opened their New Orleans location. This historic building was completed in 1968 to celebrate New Orleans’s 250th anniversary. Designed by modern architect Edward Durell Stone, the building initially housed the World Trade Center & International Trade Mart. With swimming pool facilities, gardens, luxurious suites, elevated food & drink, babysitting services, and a cultural center, Four Seasons Hotel truly has it all and then some more.
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