The Top 5 Boutique Hotels in New Orleans

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    From the stunning mansions of the Garden District to elegant refurbishments Downtown, the best boutique hotels in New Orleans live up to the city’s unconventional mix of Southern hospitality, old-world charm and (almost perpetual) spring-break fervor.

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    The 5 best boutique hotels in New Orleans

    The best boutique hotels in New Orleans are, unsurprisingly, found in some of the best areas to stay in New Orleans: the sleepy Garden District, bustling Central Business District, artful Warehouse District and local-friendly Marigny neighborhood.

    1. Maison de la Luz: the most elegant boutique hotel in New Orleans’ Warehouse District

    As gorgeous as it is eccentric, the Maison de la Luz is one of New Orleans’ most reputable boutique hotels. Every room features a distinct style informed by classic New Orleans decor and art. In many ways, the hotel feels like a callback to the big-band era of the early 20th century.

    Beyond the five-star accommodations, the Maison de la Luz is conveniently located near the heart of the Warehouse District, not far from Lafayette Square. To learn more about this fabulous boutique hotel, reach out to plan your trip with Fora. And don’t forget, in addition to exciting hotel perks and upgrades, Fora Advisors can also help you plan your ideal itinerary (like this New Orleans 3-day itinerary).

    2. Hotel Peter and Paul: a quiet boutique hotel in Marigny with a stunning, historic interior 

    One of the most romantic New Orleans hotels around, the Hotel Peter and Paul was once a Catholic church and school. This history informs the hotel’s stunning interior — think restored stained glass art, ornate arches and vintage decor. 

    The in-house Elysian Bar is a highlight, but you’ll also find Marigny’s local cuisine to be among the most authentic in New Orleans, particularly along Frenchman Street. 

    3. Ace Hotel New Orleans: the coolest boutique hotel in New Orleans’ Warehouse District

    The Ace Hotel is one of our favorite unique places to stay in New Orleans. A contemporary design flavored by local art and music makes for a fantastic pairing of old-school cool and classic NOLA tropes at this luxe, trendy hotel.

    This is the ideal hotel for those who prefer a more modern feel. Connect with a New Orleans trip planner (aka Fora Advisor) to learn more about the Ace Hotel, including what makes it one of the better family hotels in New Orleans.

    4. The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans: an elite hotel in the heart of the Central Business District

    Found in one of the best areas to stay in New Orleans, the Central Business District, The Ritz-Carlton is an excellent choice for those who want easy access to virtually all the city’s top sights and attractions. 

    Bourbon Street is a mere couple blocks away (i.e. the place to be if you want to sample the wildest version of New Orleans’ nightlife), while the Warehouse District and French Quarter are also within walking distance.

    As for the hotel itself, expect nothing short of premier accommodations and service in a glamorous setting. 

    5. The Chloe: a mansion-turned-boutique hotel in New Orleans’ Uptown / Garden District 

    If you’re looking for a quiet New Orleans boutique hotel, choose The Chloe. With only 14 guestrooms and a residential setting, it’s an intimate hotel with a relaxed vibe, much like the surrounding Uptown / Garden District. Plus, The Chloe comes equipped with a quaint pool area, a speakeasy-style bar and a reputable café.

    The Chloe is the ideal choice if you’re throwing a low-key New Orleans girls’ getaway or mother-daughter trip to New Orleans.

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