New Orleans is a city like no other. From the very outset of the city’s founding, the people living in New Orleans shared their cultures and traditions. This intermingling can be seen in the numerous influences in the city, from the stunning European-style architecture to the Creole and Cajun cuisine, and the music for which the city is famous.
These hotels in New Orleans hotels could be as unforgettable as New Orleans itself. They are 10 New Orleans hotels with character and charm.
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Hotel Mazarin is located in the French Quarter a half block from the famous Royal Street. The location makes it ideal for taking in the nightlife and sights of New Orleans, but guests will also enjoy lounging in the hotel because of how authentically tasteful the designs are. The main feature of Hotel Mazarin is its stunning courtyard with a fountain that looks beautiful at night when the lights reflect on the French-style architecture. Enjoy an evening cocktail here or a lazy brunch.
If you prefer streamlined elegance over the frivolous style found in many New Orleans French Quarter hotels, then the Dauphine Orleans is the place. The hotel has left many of its 19th century features intact, but completely modernized them with painted brick walls and exposed roof beams. A major plus of this hotel is a full-sized pool for guests, which will be a welcoming way to cool down after a day of sightseeing.
Audubon Cottages were built in the late 18th century, but have been completely renovated to offer modern amenities. Each of the cottages offers a unique experience, and cabins No. 2 and No. 4 are particularly popular with people hoping to encounter the ghosts that famously haunt them. The level of detail that goes into decorating each cottage helps create an unforgettable atmosphere.
If you are looking for a traditional French-style hotel in New Orleans, the Frenchman Hotel was built around 1860 and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the standout features include large windows, exposed brick walls, ornate fireplaces, and spacious canopy beds. Request a room that opens onto the courtyard and start your morning with coffee on one of the wrought-iron tables surrounded by tropical plants.
The Maison Dupuy Hotel offers a wide range of elegant rooms and suites. If you want the ultimate experience though, ask for the Carriage House. This is a two-story cottage house with two bedrooms that give you privacy and luxury, including your own courtyard, Jacuzzi, and work station.
The Soniat House is a group of townhouses in the French Quarter. Even the single rooms sacrifice nothing, with stunning traditional French details like embroidered headboards and decorative molding. The lush courtyard is filled with plants.
The Bienville House is a vast hotel, but you will feel like you are in your own private villa while sitting on your own sun deck with the lush tropical plants. The heated outdoor salt-water swimming pool is one of the hotel’s best features, and the hotel is known for providing an incredibly high level of guest services and amenities including daily newspapers, complimentary continental breakfast, and designer toiletries.
If you are looking for modern-style luxury, The Saint Hotel is the choice. Rooms feature bold designs such as exposed-brick walls contrasting against sky-blue ceilings, mirrored headboards, and clawfoot bathtubs set on black marble tile. It has been described as an adult hotel because of its chic luxury, and because there are no kids allowed. Just make sure you ask for a room with a view.
The St. Christopher Hotel is a boutique hotel run by the Best Western group. As you’d expect from this group, the hotel offers a full line of amenities, including a complimentary continental breakfast. Pets are allowed. The hotel has been done up in traditional New Orleans French style, with great touches such as exposed brick in the rooms and wrought-iron in the bar. While these aren’t the nicest rooms in New Orleans, there are often many specials available and the location is great.
Omni Royal Orleans is a vast 345-room hotel located in the heart of the French Quarter. It was originally built in the 1960s, which makes it one of the newer hotels in New Orleans. However, great care was taken to be true to the authentic New Orleans style. Guests will be awed by the luxuriousness of these rooms, such as the striking crown moldings, the chandeliers, and heavy curtains surrounding huge windows looking over the city. The most notable feature of Omni Royal Orleans is its rooftop pool and terrace with a stunning view of New Orleans.