Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in French Quarter.
The mid-range Grenoble House is a charming hotel that draws couples and families seeking a central location in the French Quarter and near Bourbon Street. The hotel has a pool in an attractive outdoor courtyard, a gift shop in the lobby, and a limited free breakfast. Its 17 large suites are homey and include separate living rooms and full-size kitchens. But the furniture throughout is somewhat dated, and guest should note that they must leave their keys with the front desk when leaving the hotel. Travelers seeking a more style-conscious hotel in the same area with additional amenities may want to consider the Dauphine Orleans Hotel.
Housed in an 18th-century building, French Market Inn is a charming, reasonably priced hotel in the French Quarter loaded with period details and personality. The lower-middle-range hotel has an attractive brick courtyard with a fountain and even a small outdoor pool. Its 120 rooms convey the property's history with exposed brick walls and ornate decor; some rooms also have balconies. However, past guests have complained that rooms pick up street noise, and the inn lacks any dining options (not even breakfast). For a similar historic hotel in the French Quarter, travelers could consider Grenoble House, which also includes a free breakfast.
This historic mid-range hotel, located right on the famous Jackson Square (once called Place D'Armes), is the essence of old world charm and perfectly situated for sightseeing. Built in the 18th century, there is a quaint, yesteryear feel throughout the property, which consists of eight renovated town homes surrounding a courtyard with a swimming pool and fountain. Accordingly, none of the 84 guest rooms appear identical, and many have amazing, authentic attributes like exposed brick walls and wrought-iron balconies overlooking the square. The hotel feels intimate and personal while still offering modern in-room amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. It lacks an on-site restaurant and fitness center, and the only business-friendly amenity is a single computer for guest use.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter and just one-minute away from lively Bourbon Street, Olivier House Hotel is a charming two-and-a-half-pearl, boutique-style property with 42 guest rooms. This old courtyard mansion has oodles of Old World charm. Guest rooms are arranged around two delightful inner courtyards filled with plants and trees; while the balconies provide views of the greenery and swimming pool below. Rooms and suites are decorated in an old-fashioned style with antique furniture, fireplaces, and oil paintings. Downsides include noise and lack of a restaurant or breakfast service. A similar historic property in the French Quarter worth considering as an alternative is the mid-range Hotel Provincial.
The Omni Royal Orleans is an upscale business hotel housed in a historic building in the French Quarter. It offers 345 elegant (if small) rooms featuring solid amenities, including flat-screen TVs with LodgeNet system, iPod docks, and stocked minibars. Property highlights include a renowned restaurant, a heated saltwater rooftop pool, and a well-equipped fitness center. But there’s a fee for in-room Wi-Fi (free for Omni’s loyalty program guests) as well as for valet parking.
Set in a former department store on bustling Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, the upscale Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans has a bustling and convenient location. It features 254 modern rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, Keurig coffeemakers, and mini-fridges. Fleece robes, high-end Drybar hairdryers, and BeeKind toiletries come standard. There are five restaurants and bars, including Hard Rock Cafe, Red Fish Grill, Powdered Sugar cafe, Batch Bar, and the Poolside Bar. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor courtyard pool, in-room spa services, a 24-hour business center, and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Valet parking is available for a fee. Guests who want to be near the French Quarter, but prefer a property with a more boutique feel might consider The Saint Hotel, Autograph Collection.
A time-share property that doubles as a hotel, the three-pearl Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension has a large rooftop terrace and a great French Quarter address. Owned by Choice Hotels, the 67 French Decadent-style apartments each include a flat-screen TV, modern kitchenette or full-size kitchen, and contemporary bathrooms; balconies are available in some rooms. The elegant hotel has a laundry room and free Wi-Fi throughout, but no other hotel features. Complaints have been made about noise and a fee for daily housekeeping. Guests seeking a French Quarter hotel with additional amenities may want to compare prices at the French Market Inn, which has a small outdoor pool.
Straddling two busy French Quarter streets, the historic Bienville House is as an urban oasis, with tropical rooftop terraces and a soothing courtyard. This boutique hotel has fewer than 100 rooms, a parlor-like lobby and friendly touches, such as free lemonade and cookies in the afternoon. High ceilings make the rooms feel spacious, but the decor is unremarkable, and Standard Rooms lack windows.
The 483-room, four-pearl Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans is Bourbon Street's swankiest property, attracting a mix of leisure travelers and on-site convention-goers. Renovations until 2016 left the rooms with a chic, modern design, all of which have Keurig machines, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. Some have jetted tubs or furnished terraces, but street and internal noise are both issues. Club-level guests get their own concierge and access to a lounge with free breakfasts, daily happy hours, and all-day beverages. Multiple dining options include an upscale Cajun and Creole eatery, oyster bar, and a popular jazz club with nightly performances. A courtyard pool with seasonal bar is a lovely spot in warmer months, plus there are 24-hour fitness and business centers. Unfortunately, no spa is available. Travelers wanting a more intimate and historic-feeling stay should consider Audubon Cottages.
Set in a quiet residential section of the French Quarter, just two blocks from lively Bourbon Street, the Maison Dupuy is an upper-middle-range hotel with 200 relaxed rooms and nice amenities. Air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and pillow-top mattresses come standard. Upgraded rooms offer courtyard or French Quarter views, and some include balconies. Suites feature living areas with sleeper sofas. The colorful Bistreaux restaurant and bar is open for all meals and hosts regular live music. The lovely courtyard features a large outdoor pool with poolside food and drink service. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a convenience store, room service, and meeting space. St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is a similar property with a richer history, but the pool is much smaller and there’s no gym.
Set on bustling Bourbon Street on the site of the former French Opera House, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter is an upscale hotel with an almost unbeatable location. The 186 contemporary rooms offer air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers, but no mini-fridges. Upgraded rooms and suites add balconies, some overlooking Bourbon Street (these come at a premium during Mardi Gras). Cafe Opera serves breakfast, while Puccini Bar offers southern fare, local beers, and opera singer performances. A lovely courtyard features an outdoor pool, sun loungers, and tables. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour business center, meeting space, a convenience store, and a souvenir shop. Guests looking for similar amenities closer to the convention center and the Central Business District might consider Doubletree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans.