Whether you’re looking to lounge at a trendy pool with a craft cocktail in hand or you have a family with kids who want to splash around, there’s a hotel with a pool in New Orleans that has just what you need. We’ve sorted out some fantastic hotels with pools by types of traveler, and we’ve even tossed in a few recommendations for restaurants, bars, and things to do nearby.

Hotels Pools for the Traveler Who Knows All the Cool Spots in Town…

You've scored reservations at the hottest new restaurants and can't wait to spend your evenings seeking out craft cocktails and the best live music in town. 


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Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel in Downtown New Orleans has it all: a restaurant, a cool atmosphere, rotating art exhibits, and a coffee shop. Most notable is the hotel’s rooftop hang: Alto. It’s a lush oasis with views of downtown buildings, delicious cocktails and small plates, and an always-hip crowd. Both guests and non-guests of the hotel can visit, as the pool is open daily to the public.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Seaworthy, GiannaJulia Street

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Virgin Hotels New Orleans

One of the newer hotels in town, the Virgin is a trendy spot for on-the-go travelers, with a rooftop pool capturing their eclectic vibes. Hotel guests enjoy priority pool access, and non-hotel guests can purchase a day pass Monday through Thursday and come for special events on the weekends. 

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Commons Club, Pluck Wine Bar, Sofia, Meril

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For the family on vacation…

Omni Royal Orleans 

The Omni Royal Orleans is nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, just blocks from Jackson Square, Café du Monde, and Bourbon Street. It has all of the charm and character of the historic French Quarter. Wrought iron balconies, cozy courtyards, and their best-kept secret: the hotel-guest-only rooftop pool.

It’s the perfect place to hang on a sunny day in Vieux Carré! After a relaxing afternoon poolside, head on over to the Omni’s award-winning on-site restaurant, Rib Room, for some fine dining to close out the evening.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Napoleon House, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Jackson Square

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Hampton Inn St. Charles

The Hampton Inn St. Charles is one of those hotels that’s easy and welcoming for kids - it has a fun outdoor pool, continental breakfast, and front-door access to the gorgeous St. Charles Avenue and streetcar. This hotel is in the Garden District, a lovely neighborhood to explore with little ones. Take the streetcar from the Hampton Inn towards Uptown and check out Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo, or head downtown to see the famous French Quarter. Afterwards, go for a dip! This hotel is also great for travelers on a budget.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Superior GrillCreole CreameryStreetcar

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Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel​

Soak up the sun and NOLA views at Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel. Embrace the daycation experience by taking a refreshing dip in the rooftop pool and hot tub while savoring delicious food and cocktails from Legacy Kitchen restaurant. In a prime downtown location while also being family-friendly, this hotel pool is for everyone. Day passes for adults start at $15 while passes for kids start at $10.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Pêche, Carmo, Meril

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The Chloe New Orleans

For the Traveler Who Wants to Get Off-the-Beaten-Path…

The Chloe

Away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter lies The Chloe, a luxury retreat on St. Charles Avenue. Housed in an Uptown mansion, the hotel offers just 14 rooms, making for the ideal romantic getaway. Dine outdoors on the front porch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a drink at the hotel lobby bar. Non-hotel guests can enjoy the pool by reservation online.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: New Orleans Coffee & Beignet, Pascal’s Manale, Magazine Street

Book your stay on The Chloe's official website here


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Hotel St. Vincent

Hotel Saint Vincent

Hotel Saint Vincent is a Lower Garden District getaway.  Enjoy two restaurants and three bars on site, one of which is dedicated to the pool area, so plan for tropical drinks on chic poolside loungers. 

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Union RamenLower Magazine Street, The Bower

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Dew Drop Inn

The historic Dew Drop Inn stands once again as an intimate music venue and boutique hotel, complete with a brand new patio and pool bar dubbed the "Haven Pool Club." Head off the beaten path and into Central City to discover this oasis.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Mosquito Supper Club, Zee's Pizzeria

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Iris Motel

Off the beaten path but still close to downtown, the Iris Motel is a 19-room property with an oasis of a  pool. Day passes are $20 weekdays, $25 weekends.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Trilly Cheesesteaks, Boswell's Jamaican Grill, Twelve Mile Limit

Book your stay here.

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Hotel Monteleone


For couples on a getaway…

Hotel Monteleone

The rooftop pool at Hotel Monteleone is the perfect serene escape from the bustle of Royal Street below. Heated year-round, you can order a refreshing cocktail and take a dip. Finish your day at Spa Aria or the Carousel Bar located inside the hotel. 

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Justine, Mr. B's Bistro, Jackson Square

Book your stay on Hotel Monteleone's official website here.

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One11 Hotel

One11 Hotel

This French Quarter-based property provides a sleek setting for a romantic weekend away. Rooms feature exposed brick, neutral color palettes, and plenty of natural light, and the rooftop pool comes complete with an outdoor fireplace, perfect for cuddling up aprés swim. 

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: French 75 Bar, Cane & Table, Sylvain 

Book your stay on One11 Hotel's official website here

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Roosevelt Hotel

For the luxury traveler…

The Roosevelt Hotel

This Waldorf Astoria Hotel’s location in the heart of downtown New Orleans is an ideal spot for any visitor, with access to great bars and restaurants. The Roosevelt’s luxurious amenities like its spa, rooftop pool, and well-appointed rooms are the perfect way to relax during your vacation. During the holiday season, the hotel transforms into a Winter Wonderland with over 130,000 lights in the lobby.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Domenica, The Sazerac Bar, Double Dealer

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Windsor Court Hotel

The Windsor Court Hotel is consistently praised with awards and accolades by AAA, Forbes, and more for good reason. The hotel boasts a prime location, just steps away from both the French Quarter and the Central Business District. If New Orleans didn’t have so many incredible things to explore, you’d hardly have to leave this hotel for a wonderful vacation, as there is a spa, restaurants, and a rooftop pool to see the beauty of the Crescent City.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Restaurant August, Compere Lapin, Harrah’s Casino

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Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans

With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, the pool at Four Seasons is a luxury escape. Lounge beside the 75-foot, crescent-shaped outdoor pool, or dip into the heated spa tub. The pool is only open to hotel guests and residents, so make your reservations for a stay below.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Miss River, Chemin à la Mer

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The NOPSI Hotel owes its name to its building's previous tenant: the New Orleans Public Service, Inc. Architectural Digest named it one of the Six Most Beautiful New Hotels in the Southern US, perhaps because it taps into its original 1920s feel, adding in luxurious elements like chandeliers, beautiful bars, and fine dining establishments. The rooftop pool has a beautiful view of downtown and is directly next to Above the Grid, the NOPSI’s rooftop bar. Grab a drink and lounge poolside at this piece of history turned modern in downtown New Orleans. Book a day pass online if you’re not already a guest of the hotel. 

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Luke, Copper Vine, Willa Jean

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Royal Sonesta - Pool

For Those Looking for a French Quarter Oasis

Royal Sonesta

Located just above the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, the Royal Sonesta’s pool is perfect for recharging before heading out to enjoy a night of live music, dancing, or indulging in the city’s best cuisine. Its lively atmosphere and prime location mean you’re never too far from the action.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Restaurant R’Evolution, GW Fins, Olde Absinthe House

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Hotel Le Marais Pool

Hotel Le Marais

The heated, salt-water pool at this French Quarter boutique hotel is situated in the middle of a charming courtyard, making it feel almost more like the private pool of a fabulously wealthy, Quarter-dwelling friend who let you swing by for a swim.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Brennan’s, Preservation Hall, Jewel of the South

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Bourbon Orleans - Pool


Bourbon Orleans

The Bourbon Orleans is another quintessential French Quarter hotel, with balcony rooms that offer picturesque views of the stunning rear façade of St. Louis Cathedral. Tucked inside the property, you’ll find a fairly sizeable heated pool with ample lounge chairs and poolside bar service.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Tableau, Pat O’Brien’s, Café du Monde

These are just some of the amazing hotels in New Orleans that offer pools. For a more comprehensive directory, visit our New Orleans Hotel Directory. You may also be interested in staying at a bed & breakfast, and you can search through our New Orleans B&B’s Directory.

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