Whether you’re looking to lounge at a trendy pool with a craft cocktail in hand or 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 for the traveler who knows all the cool spots in town…

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Alto at the Ace Hotel

Hotels for the traveler who knows all the cool spots in town…

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.

Nearby Recommendations: Seaworthy, GiannaJulia Street

Book your stay here.

For the family on vacation…

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place has everything a family on vacation would need: comfortable rooms, access to tons of kid-friendly attractions, and of course, a pool to swim in on hot summer days when school’s out. It’s just steps away from the Audubon Aquarium & Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium, the streetcar, and all that the French Quarter has to offer, so children can have a blast in the city and at the hotel.

Nearby Recommendations: Audubon Aquarium, Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium, Ruby Slipper Café, Cafe Du Monde

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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 Recommendations: Superior Grill, Creole Creamery, Cool Zoo

Book your stay here.

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Drifter Hotel

For the funky traveler who wants to get off-the-beaten-path…

Drifter Hotel

The Drifter Hotel describes itself as a hotel for “the contemporary traveler” and celebrates local art, craft coffee, and innovative cuisine. The atmosphere at the pool is a reflection of that, with funky live music and DJ sets and other special events happening there at night – not to mention a disco ball that hangs over the pool.

Nearby Recommendations: Twelve Mile Limit, Finn McCool’s, Namese Vietnamese Cafe

Book your stay on the Drifter’s official site here.

For couples on a getaway…

Hotel Monteleone

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

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

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

Maison Dupuy

The Maison Dupuy is in a beautiful, historic building right in the heart of the French Quarter. But the hotel’s courtyard pool feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. The boutique rooms, charming atmosphere, and access to the French Quarter make this a wonderful place to stay for a romantic getaway.

Nearby Recommendations: Preservation Hall, Antoine’s, Jewel of the South

Book your stay on Maison Dupuy’s official website here.

Photo courtesy of Maison Dupuy
Maison Dupuy

Melrose Mansion

When you stay at Melrose Mansion, you’re staying in a beautiful New Orleans antebellum Creole home on Esplanade Avenue. The intimate atmosphere of the hotel’s interior is perfect for couples, and when hotel guests want to venture out, they’re greeted by the stunning homes and oak trees along Esplanade Avenue, a quick walk away from both the French Quarter and the Marigny/Bywater. The pool here is as lovely as the mansion. Go for a swim and then take advantage of the mansion’s nightly wine and cheese for guests.

Nearby Recommendations: Frenchmen Street, Port of Call, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar

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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 New Orleans’ finest bars and restaurants and the thriving theater district. The Roosevelt’s luxurious amenities like its spa, rooftop pool, and well-appointed rooms are the perfect way to relax during your vacation.

Nearby Recommendations: Saenger Theatre, Domenica, The Sazerac Bar

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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 Recommendations: Restaurant August, Compere Lapin, Harrah’s Casino

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The NOPSI Hotel owes its name to its buildings 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 1920’s 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.

Nearby Recommendations: Luke, Cellar DoorOrpheum Theater

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These hotels 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 New Orleans’ our New Orleans B&B’s Directory.