As restrictions ease and safe travel resumes, we’re excited to greet our special guests once again. Nothing sets the tone for time spent in New Orleans like a warm welcome at the accommodation perfect for you! Because where you stay is just as important as where you go.
Whether it’s business, family or leisure-related travel that brings you to New Orleans,
choosing an accommodation that fits your plans and preferences is a necessity. Design, location, amenities and policies - it all matters.
Browse our recommendations for accommodations fit for every type of traveler below.
The Luxury Traveler
The luxury traveler loves a splurge-worthy accommodation fit for relaxation and filled with exclusive amenities and perks.
The Westin is located at the foot of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter and overlooks the Mississippi River. The property recently underwent a $30 million renovation which includes their in-house restaurant, Bistro at the Bend, and their craft cocktail bar Observatory Eleven. The Westin is also just a short elevator ride from Canal Place - a luxury shopping destination home to a number of premier retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.
This Canal Street accommodation is home to the city’s largest spa, which offers 100 treatments, farm-to-table dining at M Bistro, and reoccurring live music and craft cocktails from the Davenport Lounge.
This historic property is nestled within New Orleans’ bustling Central Business District. Its convenient location is within walking distance of the Vieux Carre, the theater district, and award-winning eateries and bars. The Roosevelt itself is also home to a number of notable attractions and sites including the Sazerac Bar, the Fountain Lounge, Domenica Restaurant and the Waldorf Astoria Spa. It also boasts a fantastic rooftop pool.
The Four Seasons made its highly anticipated entrance to the New Orleans luxury hotel scene in late 2021, and its show-stopping chandelier in the lobby bar has been the centerpiece of many an Instagram post ever since. Located at the foot of Canal Street, this stunning property boasts panoramic views of the Mississippi River and skyline, depending on which side you're booked on, plus two restaurants from James Beard Award-winning chefs, Donald Link (Chemin à la Mer) and Alon Shaya (Miss River), and a world-class spa (coming soon).
The Millenial Explorer
They’re looking to stay somewhere fresh, exciting and slightly off-the-beaten-path to stay. Unconventional accommodations with unique touches and offerings.
A hotspot for guests and locals alike, the ACE always has something going on. You can find poppin’ pool action and craft cocktails from the rooftop pool and bar, Alto, banging brunch, fresh oysters from Seaworthy and upscale modern Italian at Josephine Estelle are among the many awesome amenities that the ACE has to offer.
A recipient of the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice award, the Old No. 77 Hotel was made with exploration in mind. The boutique hotel offers a selection of unique room options including the Wayfarer, which has no windows, was designed for the world’s “no-mads, up-all-nighters, and witching-hours poets.”
On the cusp of the French Quarter, Central Business District, and Arts District, the AC Hotel is positioned perfectly for a millennial to explore the way they want! The options are endless, activities are abundant, and adventure is neverending. And when the time comes to regroup and recoup, the AC comes complete with a modern design and amenities.
The Interior Design Fanatic
For the traveler with an eye for design and a passion for detail, New Orleans has a number of swanky suites and stylish stays fit for you.
Named after the country’s first female publisher, Mrs. Eliza Jane Nicholson, the hotel’s design incorporates antique typewriters, books, and other novelty items to pay subtle homage to its namesake.
An elegant overnight stay like no other can be found at the Maison de la Luz. Bespoke toiletries and bedding along with a number of other custom amenities are all standard in their luxury rooms and suites. The property is also home to Bar Marilou, an equally elegant craft cocktail lounge with speakeasy seating.
This 75-room boutique hotel is located in New Orleans' Lower Garden District. The Magazine Street one-time orphanage is slated to open in late spring with a refreshed design concept that plays on its original build. Original wrought-iron gates complement its opulent color palette and rich textures. Saint Vincent's amenities include multiple restaurants and bars, lush public spaces, an interior courtyard with a Saltillo enclosed swimming pool, a private event center, and outdoor verandas.
Virgin is known for its over-the-top, avant-garde approach to life, and their New Orleans hotel is no exception. Expect bright pops of color, quirky design features, and whimsical nods to both Virgin founder Richard Branson's home country, as well as New Orleans. The interiors were done by local design group Logan Killen, who also owns Sunday Shop–so if you find yourself wanting to snatch up some of the interior elements for yourself, make sure to swing by their Magazine Street boutique.
The Girls Trip Traveler
Accommodations that are perfect for getting your favorite group of gal pals together for an unforgettable getaway in New Orleans.
The Catahoula is a trendy CBD-based boutique hotel with chic features and extras. Start your day off with a sunrise workout on the yoga deck. Later on, head to the rooftop bar for happy hour drinks overlooking the city, and dinner at the award-winning Piscobar Kitchen.
Housed along the historic St. Charles Avenue, the Pontchartrain Hotel makes for the perfect girls trip stay. This Garden District gem comes complete with plenty of backdrops ideal for photo ops, buzzy-worthy rooftop bar Hot Tin and fine dining from their in-house restaurant Jack Rose. Pro-tip - the Pontchartrain is a great option for a Mardi Gras girls trip as it sits right along the Uptown Parade route.
A rooftop pool and bar, chic suites with modern amenities, and a bang-up brunch menu. Of course, the NOPSI made the cut for the best girls trip hotels in NOLA! Their rooftop bar, Above the Grid, is a hotspot in New Orleans’ nightlife scene and it overlooks the Central Business District. Not to mention, pretty much every space in NOPSI, from the bathtub to the ballrooms, presents the picture-perfect photo-op!
The History Buff
For the traveler looking for adventure, history and culture around every corner of their trip. These historic hotels and bed & breakfasts with hidden histories make for interesting occupancies.
As the official hotel of the National World War II Museum, the Higgins Hotel offers 230 40s-inspired guest rooms and suites. Each room is uniquely crafted with stories of soldiers, civilians and historic moments. The property was even named after Andrew Higgins, who designed and built over 20,000 boats in New Orleans that were used in every major amphibious assault of World War II.
The Inn at the Old Jail
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the now bed & breakfast was formerly a local Police Jail and Patrol Station. The plush pink building near New Orleans’ Esplanade Ridge neighborhood is now the Inn at the Old Jail.
The perfect combination of history and luxury can be found within the French Quarter’s Hotel Monteleone. It is home to the city’s Carousel Bar, which is widely known as the birthplace of the Vieux Carre cocktail. Avid readers will love the hotel’s literary suites, named after famous authors who either stayed in or were inspired by the hotel itself.
The Romantic Getaway
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or date night unlike any other, the Crescent City has a number of romantic escapes.
A gem of the Garden District, the Henry Howard is a hotspot for bridal parties and prenuptial photoshoots. Their guestrooms are known for their stellar lighting, brass band decor, and New Orleans details (including their custom beds).
There's nothing quite as romantic as New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. The charming architecture, the breathtaking balconies, and the laissez-faire feels are part of what makes it one of the most magical neighborhoods across the nation. And the Omni Royal Orleans is nestled near it all. It’s just blocks from Jackson Square and horse-drawn carriage rides, and steps from Cafe du Monde and sharing perfectly powdered beignets with your love. The property itself possesses the same charm and character as the neighborhood it’s housed in. Balcony views and intimate courtyards are just a few of the touches that make the Omni a truly romantic stay.
This boutique hotel sits along historic St. Charles Avenue. With just 14 guest rooms, The Chloe prides itself on intimacy and attention to detail. Thinking of making it a romantic staycation? The Chloe comes complete with its own restaurant, bar, and swimming pool so you can maximize your stay.
The Family-Friendly Traveler
Family reunions, summer vacations and graduation season - there are several reasons for families to join together for a trip. Whether you’re looking for a property in close vicinity to some of the city’s best children’s attractions or somewhere to fit large and extended families, there are plenty of options in New Orleans.
Some of the largest guest rooms in the city plus they offer baby bathtubs, children’s game tablets, and coloring books and crayons.
This luxury hotel is known for its annual holiday teas and Santa Clause meet-and-greets, which are just perfect for little ones. The gorgeous rooms will leave parents pleased, while kids are sure to go gaga over the hotel’s pool.
The Sheraton’s spacious rooms and suites are just a small part of what makes them the perfect family-friendly accommodation in New Orleans. It’s located just steps away from the Audubon Aquarium, the Riverwalk Mall and Woldenberg Park, and both the Canal and St. Charles Streetcar lines - making exploring the Crescent City with your family a breeze.
You can explore more family-friendly hotels throughout New Orleans.
The Get-up-and-GO Traveler
These hotels are fit for the traveler who’s known as the life of the party, and doesn’t like to stay too far from the action! These hotspots are located across the Crescent City, making it super simple to just get up and go. In other words, the fun isn’t very far!
A Canal Street-based stay that’s sure to keep you in the loop, The Jung Hotel is a luxury accommodation in New Orleans’ Central Business District. It’s within walking distance of New Orleans’ theater district, bars and eateries, and of course, right along the world-famous Canal Street. The streetcar line stops right in front of the Jung, making it even easier to navigate throughout the city.
Hotel amenities include a heated rooftop pool, lobby and rooftop bars, and a 24-hour fitness center.
The Renaissance New Orleans is located in the heart of the Arts/Warehouse District along Tchoupitoulas Street. This hotspot hotel is right around the corner from a handful of New Orleans’ award-winning restaurants such as Pêche, Gianna, Sofia, and Vyoone’s. Fine dining is just a small piece of what this bustling neighborhood offers. The Contemporary Arts Center, National World War II Museum, Fulton Alley, and Mardi Gras World are within close proximity, as well. And not to mention, it’s just moments from New Orleans Convention Center should you be visiting for business.
Needless to say, the Renaissance is conveniently located for all of your business and leisure travel needs throughout New Orleans. Pro-tip: future ESSENCE Fest attendees should check out this property for their stay. It’s located in the heart of all the ESSENCE action!
This French Quarter hotel is housed in the heart of New Orleans' Bourbon Street - the fun is just steps outside your front door! The perfectly centered stay comes complete with a French Quarter-style courtyard pool and Bourbon Street balconies. It is just a short walk from some of New Orleans' world-famous attractions and restaurants such as Preservation Hall, Pat O'Brien's, Antione's, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and more.
The Animal Lover
There’s no need to leave your four-legged friends at home when visiting the Crescent City. There are plenty of hotels with pet-friendly policies, and even a few with special amenities. The Old No. 77 offers doggy treats and beds upon check-in and the Lafayette Hotel has a designated doggie zone just across the street at Lafayette Square. Hotel Indigo is also a champion pet-friendly property, welcoming all pets up to 80lbs.
Browse our full list of pet-friendly hotels.