Best Places to Stay in New Orleans
Bachelorette Party Destinations
When it comes to big cities, it is hard to pick the perfect hotel or even neighborhood for your short stay. Several stunning boutique properties have popped up in the city’s hospitality scene, and in recent years, some have rightfully gained a spot on our list of best places to stay in New Orleans. From larger, famous, historical hotels such as The Roosevelt, to smaller, cooler, converted spaces like Peter and Paul (which used to be an 1860s Church!) NOLA has got the perfect digs for you! Whether a cozy pastel-hued room appeals to you for a romantic weekend getaway or you are after access to a rooftop pool to lazy about with the girls during a bachelorette trip, or you simply wish to be in the heart of the action in the French Quarter, our guide has got you covered!
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The Chloe New Orleans
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The Eliza Jane
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Maison de la Luz
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Best Places to Stay in NOLA for Sightseeing:
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans:
This high-end, luxury hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter, just steps away from many of the city's most popular attractions, including Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, and the St. Louis Cathedral.
The Roosevelt New Orleans
This historic hotel is adjacent to the French Quarter, and it has been hosting guests since 1896. The Roosevelt is known for its elegant architecture, its beautiful courtyard, and its lively atmosphere. It really comes to life at Christmastime, where both guests and visitors flock to the sparkly, no-expense-spared, beautifully decorated corridors. The holiday spirit is very much alive in this hotel!
Best Places to Stay in NOLA for Romance
Maison de la Luz:
This boutique hotel is located in the Warehouse District and is walking distance to some pretty good restaurants and brunch spots. The rooms are known for their high ceilings, stylishly tiled bathrooms and their calming tones in shades of blues and neutrals. The common spaces are impeccably designed, cozy and inviting, and the food isn't bad either, making it very easy to almost never leave the hotel during your stay.
Hotel Saint Vincent
When it first opened in 1861, it used to be a Convent! Now fully modernized and playfully restored, it reopened its doors in 2021. There's only 75 rooms, and it is located in the Lower Garden District. The brick building is beautiful. The interior design approach is bold and floral, and the rooms are filled with lush furnishings and colorful bathroom tiles. Some of the rooms and suites feature soaking bathtubs, terraces and separate living spaces for a true home-away-from-home, romantic stay.
Best Places to Stay in NOLA for the Design Lover
The Eliza Jane
This luxurious boutique hotel is a must-visit for design lovers. The hotel's interior design is industrial, stylish, and cool. Exposed brick walls and relaxed atmosphere surrounding the common areas help it sustain its understated luxury value and make guests feel welcomed. It is conveniently located in the heart of the Warehouse District, which puts it at the center of the art scene and within walking distance of many of the city's museums and art galleries. This makes it a perfect base for exploring New Orleans' vibrant cultural scene.
Best Place to Stay in NOLA for the Artist
Hotel Peter and Paul
This beautiful, eccentric, property is located in the historic Marigny, which is a mixed-use neighborhood, just off the Mississippi River. It is known for its colorfully painted Creole cottages as well as live music clubs, and relaxed vibes, bars. The hotel is housed in a former church and school, and its interior design reflects its unique history. The hotel features a mix of modern and vintage elements, including exposed brick walls, stained glass windows, and antique furniture. This eclectic design presents a stimulating and inspiring environment for artists who are also invited to create, showcase and stay!
Best Places to Stay in NOLA for A Girls’ Trip
This is a very photogenic hotel, with its stylish interiors and outdoor pool lined with pink, cushioned loungers. It is located in the heart of Uptown and is housed in a 19th-century home. The Chloe has a chic, stylish and intimate ambiance that is perfect for a girls getaway. The hotel features a mix of modern and vintage design elements, creating a space that is both inviting and stylish.
Best Places to Stay in NOLA for Families
This luxury hotel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of many of New Orleans' most popular attractions, such as Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, and the St. Louis Cathedral. This makes it the perfect place to base yourself for a family vacation, as you can easily explore the city without needing to worry about transportation. The Four Seasons is not only kid-friendly, but also a great place to bring your pet! It is known for its staff's friendly and accommodating attitude, which helps make traveling as a family a smoother and better experience. Apart from the stunning pool, which kids of all ages may enjoy, the hotel specializes in unique experiences & activities for children. For example, little kids may enjoy a space of their own with the unique Bayou Camping set-up that features a kids' tent, camping lantern, and mini cooler loaded with local soft drinks, gummy frogs and trail mix cookies. Older kids may enjoy pretending to be adults with a mocktail set-up that includes a variety of sparkling beverages, flavored syrups and fruit garnishes.
Need to Know
For first-timers and solo travelers, I highly recommend picking a hotel near or in the French Quarter so you can walk to many of the sights as well as enjoy the lively nightlife. A walking tour of the Garden District is a must! Join the women-led Two Chicks for a fun and insightful stroll around the stunning and imposing mansions with their unique, delicate metal architectural decorative details. You'll learn all about their history and their famous and infamous residents! If you have more than a couple of days in the city, I strongly suggest you join a day tour to at least one of the plantations. Whitney is the most interesting and educational, as the story is told entirely from the slaves perspective and it delicately highlights America's dark history. No visit would be complete without a trip to the swamps! Hop on an airboat; it feels like you are being transported straight into Disneys enchanting “Princess and the Frog” but watch out for the alligators lurking on the banks!
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