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. 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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Hotel Saint Vincent

So maybe we’re a bit premature on this one, but we just can’t wait to take a dip in the pool at this highly anticipated Lower Garden District-based boutique hotel, slated to open early this summer. The hotel itself will have 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 Ramen, Blue Giant Chinese, Lower Magazine Street, The Bower

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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, the streetcar, and all that the French Quarter has to offer, so children can have a blast in the city and at the hotel. The whole family will enjoy the stunning Mississippi River views. 

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Audubon Aquarium, Palace CaféCafe 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 Post-Dip Recommendations: Superior Grill, Creole Creamery, Streetcar

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 special events happening there at night – not to mention a disco ball that hangs over the pool. Non-hotel guests can purchase a daily pass or an annual membership to the swim club.

Nearby Post-Dip Recommendations: Twelve Mile Limit, Finn McCool’s, Hieux Boil Seafood House

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 serene escape from the bustle of 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 Post-Dip Recommendations: Justine, Mr. B's Bistro, Jackson Square

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

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 Recommendations: Domenica, The Sazerac Bar, Pythian Market

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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 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 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. Book a day pass online if you’re not already a guest of the hotel. 

Nearby Recommendations: Luke, Copper Vine, Willa Jean

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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.