Guide to Your Perfect Hotel in New Orleans 2023

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Are you looking for the perfect hotel in New Orleans?

New Orleans is home to a variety of hotels, ranging from budget-friendly to luxury options. Accommodations include everything from boutique hotels to traditional hotels with access to local attractions. The cost of hotels will vary greatly depending on the type of hotel and time of year. 

Your perfect hotel in New Orleans will depend on what it is you are looking for.

This guide will help you decide, breaking down the best based on:


Amenities, atmosphere, and aesthetic 


Group Type


Holidays/ Occasions

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New Orleans Perfect Hotel by Location

Consider the location of the hotel and make sure it’s close to the attractions and activities you plan to visit. 

Best Hotels in the French Quarter- Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

This one is hard to beat on many levels. The location and amenities are top-notch. Great overall choice.

Best Hotel near Jackson Square- Place D’Armes Hotel 

You can not get any closer to Jackson Square than this. Charming, boutique,  indoor courtyard with pool. Stayed here when our kids were younger and it felt magical to walk out the front door and be right there in front of the cathedral. 

Jackson Square NOLA
Jackson Square NOLA

Best Hotel on Bourbon Street- Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Yes, right on Bourbon so it could get loud but there is an inner courtyard that is quiet and serene in the mornings. I have loved resting by the pool or grabbing a drink at the outdoor bar. Ask for an interior room for less night time noise. 


In the Warehouse District- Kimpton Hotel Fontenot

I love Kimpton Hotels and the Fontenot is no exception. Right alongside the Warehouse District. Trendy, artsy, and with the best amenities. The Peacock room is the coolest.

Garden District- Maison Perrier

Stunning Bed & Breakfast, Registered Historic Place,  Victorian, southern charm

Best New Orleans Hotels for Amenities, Atmosphere, and Aesthetic

When you want specific things during your stay, well…you want what you want. Here you go.

Best Haunted Hotel- Bourbon Orleans Hotel

If you want a lovely but spooky experience this is the hotel for you. 

Confederate soldiers, nuns, and orphans are just some of the ghosts said to be wandering the halls of this hotel. When I was a guest here I did not see any but I was not on a floor where they are said to linger. Read this detailed history of the hotel. And if you would like to book a ghost tour of the city check here for availability. 

bourbon orleans hotel sign
Bourbon Orleans Hotel sign

With a Carousel Bar- Hotel Monteleone

Beautiful and historic hotel. Don’t miss your chance to have a cocktail at the carousel revolving bar. We were worried that it might spin fast. Alcohol + spinning? But no worries, it doesn’t.

Hotel Monteleone


With a Courtyard- Hotel Provincial

Lovely courtyard in this restored historic charmer.

With a Pool- Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Large and lovely in a quiet courtyard. Poolside bar. 

Royal Sonesta courtyard and pool
Royal Sonesta courtyard and pool

With a Balcony- Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

Perfect for parade viewing and people-watching! Lovely balconies.

With a Rooftop View- Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

Lovely balconies. 3 on-site bars, rooftop pool, and fitness center. 

Rooftop observation deck with a view of the city.  

For Live  Music- Bourbon Orleans Hotel

We loved the live music here every night. It was one of our favorite places. Can’t get enough of those horns.

Live music at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Best Hotels According to Budget 

Hotels in New Orleans can range from budget-friendly to luxurious, so it’s essential to consider your budget and what type of accommodation you’re looking for.

Less Expensive- Grenoble House Hotel

Beautiful, brick 19th-century home, suites, kitchen included, pool, French Quarter, charming, great value. No pets or children under 12.

Moderate-  Hotel Provincial

Beautiful Historic charm with restored over-sized guest rooms. Great location.

Luxe- Maison de la Luz Hotel

Elegant, original art, eclectic design, concierge, and exceptional service. Near Lafayette Square.  

Your Perfect Hotel in New Orleans by Group

Whether you are traveling alone, with family, or in a group, New Orleans has the perfect hotel for everyone.

For Families with young children- Homewood Suites by Hilton French Quarter

Taking the kids to New Orleans can be so much fun. This hotel offers special amenities designed to make your family’s stay more comfortable and convenient. Connecting rooms, free breakfast, pool, pet friendly, laundry room, 3 blocks out from Bourbon Street so quiet at night. 

For Couples/ Honeymoons- The Roosevelt New Orleans

If you are looking for romance, New Orleans is is a perfect couples getaway. This hotel has a couples therapy suite in the spa, in-room massages, concierge, poolside bar, historic, elegant.

For Fitness Lovers- Kimpton Hotel Fontenot

If you want to burn off some of those beignets head to this Kimpton boutique hotel in New Orleans that has a 24-hour fitness center with Peletons, Yoga mats in-room, bicycles, and running routes. Need I say more?

For Groups or Longer Stays- The Brandywine

Planning a reunion in the Big Easy? The Sextant Group offers loft-style accommodations. Perfect for family groups or someone visiting for an extended period of time. Fully equipped kitchens and great central location.

For Bachelorette Parties- Virgin Hotels New Orleans

A New Orleans bachelorette party is a guaranteed fun time. Check out Virgin Hotels incredible suites for you and your girls. Pool club. Hip rooftop bar.

Virgin Hotel New Orleans


For Bachelor Parties- Moxy New Orleans

Cool, industrial vibes, 24-hour spaces, Near Bourbon Street

Business trips- Kimpton Hotel Fontenot

Great location for when you need to walk to the Convention Center on your New Orleans business trip. Cool, trendy, loads of amenities, evening social hour. 

Pet friendly- Homewood Suites by Hilton French Quarter

Connecting rooms, kitchens, pool, pet friendly. 

There are several pet-friendly hotels in New Orleans. Each with varying policies and fees, so be sure to check with the individual hotel for their specific policies.

For the Gambler- Harrah’s New Orleans

If you love to be right in the action with easy access to the gaming tables then this is the place for you. Caesars Hotel and Casino coming in 2024. 

Best for New Orleans Hotels for Foodies 

Amazing food in New Orleans is literally around every corner. You’ll be near all the foods you don’t want to miss while in the Big Easy. Below is the list of places to stay with amazing food right within your reach. Don’t forget to snag a few edible souvenirs to bring home as well.

jambalaya and red beans and rice

For Weekend Brunch- Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans

Special occasion splurge here for waterfront brunch at Miss River. Caviar and ice cream, duck eggs, and foie gras are on the menu. Over-the-top cocktails. Why not?



Free Breakfast- Drury Plaza Hotel

Free daily hot breakfast. Evening cocktails and snacks as well. Guests consistently talk about how they love staying here.

Regional cuisine- Pontchartrain

Celebs and chefs stay here just for the food. Yes, it is that amazing. Delicious New Orleans cuisine.

Perfect Hotels in New Orleans for Holidays/ Occasions

Feeling special during the holidays and your big day is important. These hotels will do just that.

Christmas- Pontchartrain

Elegant and luxurious holiday decor. Remodeled for comfort with an old-school charm. This hotel will ooze that warm, holiday feeling and make you feel like a local. On the streetcar line in the Garden District.  

Weddings- NOPSI Hotel

Gorgeous venue for a bride and groom. Understated, modern rooms in a historic space. Gin bar. Perfect hotel for your wedding or grand event.



Mardi Gras- Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Amazing suites for your Krewe. Festival celebrations and events.

New Year- Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Amazing suites for your crew. Swanky rooftop parties. Pool Club.

Historic New Orleans  balcony
Historic New Orleans balcony and courtyard

New Orleans is one of the coolest and quirkiest places I know. It draws me in again and again. There is always something fun and interesting to discover.

Check out some of the fun things to do in the French Quarter here.

The Big Easy is a popular tourist destination known for its music and art, rich cultural history, amazing food, and unique attractions. 

Now that you have found your perfect hotel in New Orleans, the only thing left to do is enjoy!

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