Hotels in New Orleans offer outstanding accommodations in a city nicknamed “The Big Easy”, so-named for its laid-back, easy-going way of life. Pronounced “New OR-lins” or “New AHL-lee-ins” by locals, New Orleans is known for its unique dialect, its Creole cuisine, its jazz music and its world-renowned celebrations such as Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday. If you’re looking for live music, then Frenchmen Street is the place to be. If you’re planning on attending Mardi Gras, you should try and book your hotel at least 8 months in advance, and most hotels require a 4 to 5 day minimum stay during this time of year. Some rules to follow during Mardi Gras are to keep coolers and grills at least 6 feet from the curb and to keep alcoholic beverages in cans or cups. Glass bottles are not allowed and flashing, as well as public urination, can get you arrested. Be sure to arrive at least 4 hours early for Mardi Gras and remember that the general public’s vehicles are prohibited within the French Quarter during this time. Hotels in New Orleans are some of the most exciting to consider in all of the southern United States. Before we get you to hotels in New Orleans, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Founded in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, New Orleans was named after Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of the Kingdom of France. Like with many frontier cities, French colonists faced adversity by way of Native American attacks. The Natchez Revolt of 1729 accounted for 230 colonist deaths. Following the Seven Years’ War, France ceded the area to the Spanish Empire. Ironically, French Quarter architecture was built by the Spanish during the 18th-century. During the American Revolutionary War, New Orleans became an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels. Military equipment and supplies were transported up the Mississippi River. The term “Dixie”, as applied to currency, originated in the city. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, New Orleans became a United States city and expanded rapidly. By 1810, over half a million slaves had been brought to the area, which fueled the Confederate economy. Collectively, slaves were valued at around half a billion dollars. Population doubled in the 1930s, with Anglo-Americans, German and Irish immigrants settling in. Just prior to the American Civil War, New Orleans had per capita income that ranked second in the nation, as well as the third busiest port behind Boston and New York. The capture of New Orleans in 1862, which resulted in zero casualties, proved to be a turning point in the Civil War, as it gave the Union Army the strategic positioning and momentum needed to take control of the Mississippi River.
New Orleans, with a population of around 350,000 people, benefits from short, mild winters, while summers are hot and humid. A major worldly port with southern local charm, New Orleans harbors both tanker ships and steamboats. The city is well-known for its Mardi Gras Festival, which takes place in late-February. The New Orleans Saints play at Caesars Superdome, which has hosted seven Super Bowls. Major points of interest include French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Central Business District, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans Museum of Art, Café du Monde, Tulane University and University of New Orleans. A major draw is cuisine, with popular food items including gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, po-boys, which is a traditional Louisiana sandwich consisting of roast beef or fried seafood, muffuletta, or a type of round Sicilian sesame bread sandwich, beignets, a deep-fried choux pastry and bananas foster, a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream. Popular New Orleans drinks include Brandy Milk Punch, Vieux Carre, Sazerac and French 75. Now that we have a little background information on the city, it’s time for hotels in New Orleans that will help make for a memorable experience.
Drury Plaza Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center, same-day dry cleaning and complimentary breakfast. Juan’s Flying Burrito (Mexican restaurant), Daisy Mae’s® Southern Fried Chicken & Breakfast (breakfast restaurant), Reginelli’s Pizzeria (pizza restaurant), Johnny Sánchez (Mexican restaurant), Vegan Wit’ a Twist (restaurant), The Civic Theatre (event venue), Southern Costume Company (costume rental service), Maypop (Contemporary Louisiana restaurant), CellarDoor (Southern restaurant), Sorella5 (seafood restaurant), Bar Marilou (bar), Lafayette Square (park), Ochsner Fitness Center (gym), The Simple Greek (Mediterranean restaurant), Café Bon Ami (coffee shop), Olive (restaurant), Voodoo Two (cocktail bar), The Antidote Juice (juice shop), Clue Carré (escape room center), Victory (bar), P & G Restaurant, tM breads and pastries (bakery) and more are in the area.
This location is 0.1 miles from McDonogh Monument, 0.2 miles from Lafayette Square, Clay Monument and Franklin Monument, 0.3 miles from Louisiana Maritime Museum, 0.4 miles from Louisiana Children’s Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Harrah’s Casino, 0.6 miles from Old Absinthe House and Bourbon Street, 10.6 miles from Rivertown, 11.7 miles from Treasure Chest Casino and 11.4 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (king suite – spa bath): $282
Cost per person (four people): $70
With free WiFi, Acca Kappa toiletries, flat-screen TVs, in-room safes, a meeting space, a fitness center, a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour reception desk, Cambia Hotel is found near Vic’s Kangaroo Cafe (bar), W.I.N.O. (wine bar), Nola Bliss Massage, Briquette (seafood restaurant), The District Lounge (bar), Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, Vyoone’s (French restaurant), Salon Society (hair salon), Meril (new American restaurant), St James Cheese Company (American restaurant), Revelator Coffee Company (coffee shop), Escape My Room (escape room center) and more.
From here Louisiana Children’s Museum is 0.1 miles, Franklin Monument, Clay Monument, Lafayette Square, Harrah’s Casino, Riverwalk Marketplace Shopping Center and McDonogh Monument are 0.2 miles, Spanish Plaza, National World War II Museum and New Orleans Riverwalk Shopping Center are 0.3 miles, Union Station and Bourbon Street are 0.7 miles, Caesars Superdome and St Louis Cemetery No 1 are 0.9 miles, Lafayette Cemetery is 1.6 miles, Esplanade Mall Shopping Center is 12 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $305
Hotel Peter and Paul offers a fitness center, a bar, city views, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge, free WiFi, newspapers, an ATM, desks, hairdryers, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, seating areas, an a la carte American breakfast and a terrace. Near here you’ll find The Elysian Bar (cafe), The Fortress of Lushington (performing arts theater), Robért Fresh Market (supermarket), The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret (lounge), The Theatre at St. Claude (performing arts theater), Crescent City Cat Club (visitor center), Bao & Noodle (Chinese restaurant), Simply CBD: Hemp Wellness Dispensary (hemp store), Who Dat Coffee Cafe (breakfast restaurant), The John (bar) and more.
From here Washington Square is 0.2 miles, Frenchmen Street, French Market and The Maison are 0.3 miles, New Orleans Mint is 0.4 miles, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is 0.5 miles, Preservation Hall, Cafe Lafitte in Exile and French Quarter Visitor Center are 0.7 miles, Claiborne Circle (historical) is 0.8 miles, Bourbon Street is 1 mile, St Louis Cemetery No 1 is 1.1 miles, Caesars Superdome is 1.9 miles, Rivertown is 11.5 miles, Treasure Chest Casino is 12.1 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 12.1 miles.
Approximate cost per night (school house grande loft): $315
Cost per person (four people): $78
National World War II Museum
The Higgins Hotel provides a restaurant, private parking, a fitness center, a bar, a 24-hour front desk, room service, free WiFi, concierge service, luggage storage, wardrobes, desks, flat-screen TVs and à la carte or American breakfast. Forbes Theater (event venue), Solomon Victory Theater (historical movie theater), BB’s Stage Door Canteen (performing arts theater), Nesbit’s Market (grocery store), The National WWII Museum, Confederate Memorial Hall Museum (war museum), Ogden Museum of Southern Art (art museum), Contemporary Arts Center (art center), La Boca Steakhouse, New Orleans Auction Galleries (auction house), The Howlin’ Wolf (live music venue), Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken (chicken restaurant), Diamond Street (bar & grill), Corporation Bar & Grill, Generations Hall (event venue), ANNUNCIATION (Creole restaurant), Cochon RESTAURANT (cajun restaurant), Rye & Pie Pizza Bar, La Rouge Nails Studio (nail salon) and more are within range.
You may find National World War II Museum and Ogden Museum of Southern Art 0.1 miles, Margaret Statue and Louisiana Children’s Museum 0.2 miles, Franklin Monument, Clay Monument, Lafayette Square and McDonogh Monument are 0.4 miles, Coliseum Square and Port of New Orleans are 0.5 miles, Union Station is 0.6 miles, Caesars Superdome is 0.9 miles, Audubon Nature Institute is 3.8 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.8 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $267
With crystal chandeliers, elegant furnishings, free WiFi, brightly-colored walls, unique artwork, floral accents, hardwood flooring, brick-lined walls, a shared lounge, a games room, an outdoor terrace, a snack bar, BBQ facilities and free parking, R&B Award Winning B&B is close to HORN’S EATERY (breakfast restaurant), Royal Sushi & Bar (sushi restaurant), Where Y’Art (art gallery), Marigny Brasserie (American restaurant), Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro (jazz club), Frenchmen St (notable street), The Spotted Cat Music Club (live music bar), d.b.a. (live music bar), Adolfo’s (Italian restaurant), Electric Ladyland Tattoo (tattoo shop), Frenchmen Art & Books (book store), Dat Dog (hot dog restaurant), Blue Dream (vintage clothing store), Three Muses (live music bar), Favela Chic (live music bar), Bamboula’s (Southern restaurant), 13 (bar & grill), 30°/-90° (live music bar), The Maison (live music venue), Downtown Tattoos and Piercing (tattoo and piercing shop), Brieux Carré Brewing Co. (brewery), Torshi (Mediterranean restaurant), Louisiana Music Factory (record store), Vaso (night club), Check Point Charlie (cocktail bar), The Yard on Frenchmen (bar & grill), Dragon’s Den (live music bar), BMC Balcony Music Club (live music bar), New Orleans Jazz Museum, Paladar 511 (Italian restaurant), Grande Krewe Fine Wine and Spirits (wine store), Marigny Studios (recording studio), The Friendly Bar (bar), Crescent City Conjure (spiritual goods store), SukhoThai (Thai restaurant), Rocket Science Salon (beauty salon) and more.
Washington Square is within feet, Frenchmen Street is 0.1 miles, The Maison is 0.2 miles, New Orleans Mint and French Market are 0.3 miles, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is 0.4 miles, Preservation Hall and Cafe Lafitte in Exile are 0.5 miles, French Quarter Visitor Center and Cafe Du Monde are 0.6 miles, Bourbon Street is 0.8 miles, Caesars Superdome is 1.7 miles, Audubon Nature Institute is 5.2 miles, Rivertown is 11.3 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 12 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (five-bedroom house): $1,312
Cost per person (nine people): $145
Featuring free WiFi, tree-themed designs, a parlor, a common courtyard, a front porch, a library and complimentary street parking and breakfast, Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast is found close to Marie’s Bar and Kitchen, New Orleans Food Co-Op (grocery store), Cafe Istanbul (bar), New Orleans Healing Center (business center), Piety Street Market (flea market), Island of Salvation Botanica (metaphysical supply store), New Orleans Boulder Lounge (rock climbing), Shank Charcuterie (restaurant), Artisan Bar and Cafe (bar) and more.
You’ll find Washington Square 0.3 miles, Frenchmen Street and French Market 0.4 miles, The Maison and New Orleans Mint 0.5 miles, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Bywater Historic District 0.7 miles, Preservation Hall and Claiborne Circle (historical) 0.8 miles, Cafe Lafitte in Exile 0.9 miles, Bourbon Street New Orleans 1.1 miles, Lafayette Cemetery 3.3 miles, Rivertown 11.6 miles, Esplanade Mall Shopping Center 12.3 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 12.3 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night (king suite): $198
Cost per person (three people): $66
Audubon Cottages has private or semi-private courtyards, butler service, modern décor, elegant furnishings, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary beverages, free WiFi, a heated saltwater pool, a spa, a fitness center and a continental breakfast. It’s close to Compak (tobacco shop), Xiques Mansion (historical landmark), Fahy’s Irish Pub, Bourbon Vieux (event venue), Big Easy Daiquiris (bar), The Starlight (live music bar), B Mac’s (bar), Bourbon Bandstand (bar), Hermann-Grima House (history museum), Bayona (fine dining restaurant), Crossing (bar), Vieux Carre Pizza, The Historic New Orleans Collection (history museum), Trashy Diva Clothing Boutique (women’s clothing store), Scene By Rhys Fine Art (art gallery), Mickey Nolan Salon (beauty salon), The Dungeon (bar), Toulouse Dive Bar, Funky 544 (night club), Ra Shop #11 French Quarter (tobacco shop), Tropical Isle’s Bayou Club (bar), Diamond Eyez Nola (body piercing shop), Spirits on Bourbon Street (bar), Court Liquors (bar), Pat O’Brien’s (Irish pub), Preservation Hall (live music venue), Ali Baba Gyros (Mediterranean restaurant), Fat Tuesday (bar), Maison Bourbon (bar), Vacherie (cajun restaurant), Toulouse House Grocery (grocery store) and more.
This prime spot is 0.1 miles from Bourbon Street, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Old Absinthe House and Pat O’Briens, 0.2 miles from Louisiana Wildlife Museum, Confederate Memorial Hall and St Louis Cemetery No 1, 0.3 miles from The Paraplex Annex, Vieux Carre Historic District, Shops at Jax Brewery Shopping Center and Louisiana Maritime Museum, 0.4 miles from Louis Armstrong Park, 0.9 miles from Caesars Superdome and Union Station, 2.2 miles from Lafayette Cemetery, 11.6 miles from Esplanade Mall Shopping Center and Treasure Chest Casino and 11.5 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom cottage): $648
Cost per person (four people): $162
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Providing an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry service, business facilities, a terrace and a shared lounge, The Brandywine I Sextant is in the vicinity of NOLA Caye (restaurant), G’s Pizza (pizza restaurant), Keife & Co. (wine store), Iron Tribe Fitness (gym), South Market Pub & Grill (bar & grill), Bearcat Cafe (restaurant), F45 Training (gym), Paulie Gee’s Crescent City Slice Shop (pizza restaurant), Main Squeeze Juice Co. (juice shop), Mammoth Espresso (coffee shop) and more are within range.
You’ll find Ogden Museum of Southern Art 0.2 miles, National World War II Museum, McDonogh Monument, Lafayette Square, Clay Monument, Margaret Statue and Franklin Monument 0.3 miles, Louisiana Children’s Museum 0.4 miles, Smoothie King Center 0.5 miles, Caesars Superdome 0.6 miles, Bourbon Street 0.9 miles, Uptown New Orleans Historic District 2.4 miles, Treasure Chest Casino 11.8 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 11.3 miles from this condo hotel.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $671
Cost per person (eight people): $83
Tulane Medical Center
With multiple penthouse options that offer free WiFi, air conditioning, terraces, fully-equipped kitchens, seating areas with sofa beds, flat-screen TVs, washing machines and hair dryers, Tulane Avenue Penthouse is close to Krewe Lounge on Loyola (bar), Pythian Market (restaurant), 14 Parishes Jamaican Restaurant, The Orpheum Theater, Roosevelt Hotel Bar, Cleo’s (Mediterranean restaurant), Cajun Mike’s Pub & Grub, Domenica (Italian restaurant) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Tulane Medical Center, 0.3 miles from Louisiana Maritime Museum, Confederate Memorial Hall and Old Absinthe House, 0.4 miles from New Orleans Jazz Museum, St Louis Cemetery and Bourbon Street, 0.5 miles from Caesars Superdome, McDonogh Monument and Louisiana Wildlife Museum, 0.6 miles from Union Station and Vieux Carre Historic District, 4 miles from Audubon Nature Institute and 11.2 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $325
Cost per person (six people): $55
Carondelet Street Penthouse offers air conditioning, free WiFi, a terrace, a balcony, a fully-equipped kitchen, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a hairdryer. Nearby you’ll find Lucky’s Bar, Forbidden Art Tattoos, Sushi Brothers, Lula Restaurant Distillery, Pralines By Jean (bakery), The Avenue Pub, Houston’s (American restaurant), Please-U Restaurant and more.
Coliseum Square is 0.3 miles, Central City Historic District is 0.4 miles, Margaret Statue and Keller Square are 0.5 miles, Annunciation Square, Rick Shopping Center and Ogden Museum of Southern Art are 0.6 miles, National World War II Museum, Lafayette Cemetery and Union Station are 0.7 miles, New Orleans Fire Museum Fire Station is 0.8 miles, Uptown New Orleans Historic District is 1.9 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.3 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night: $525
Cost per person (eight people): $28
With an on-site restaurant, a bar featuring live jazz music, flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies, free WiFi, seating areas, coffee machines, work desks, bathrobes, hair dryers, Mississippi River and city views, a fitness center, a sauna and an indoor lap pool. You may find Ruth’s Chris Steak House, American Italian Cultural Center (history museum), Grand Isle Restaurant (seafood restaurant), Nola Bliss Massage (massage therapist), W.I.N.O. (wine bar), Ohm Lounge, Escape My Room (tourist attraction), Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ (Japanese restaurant), Compère Lapin (Carribean restaurant), Après Lounge (lounge), The Chicory (wedding venue), Fulton Alley (event venue) and more close to this hotel.
Harrah’s Casino is 0.1 miles, Riverwalk Marketplace Shopping Center, Spanish Plaza, Aquarium of the Americas, Canal Place Shopping Center, Franklin Monument, New Orleans Riverwalk Shopping Center and Natchez Steamboat Cruise are 0.2 miles, Clay Monument and Louisiana Children’s Museum are 0.3 miles, Bourbon Street is 0.6 miles, Union Station and St Louis Cemetery No 1 are 0.8 miles, Caesars Superdome is 0.9 miles, Uptown New Orleans Historic District is 2.9 miles, Audubon Nature Institute is 4.2 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.7 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (grand king suite): $515
Cost per person (four people): $128
So there they are, hotels in New Orleans that will help make for an outstanding experience. We hope you have found value in this information and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Louisiana!