Take a look at the most romantic hotels in French Quarter.
With a gorgeous Tuscan-style courtyard complete with a heated saltwater pool; seven exclusive one- and two-bedroom cottages; top-notch services; and a central location in the French Quarter, the Audubon Cottages is a great pick for travelers looking to splurge. Just note that there are no amenities aside from the pool and that parking is available only at the hotel’s sister property a block away.
For guests who want an authentic New Orleans experience with a home-cooked breakfast and a stay in a cozy cottage that is historically rich (although bordering on dated), the New Orleans Jazz Quarters bed-and-breakfast does the job. Guests are greeted with fresh baked goods and treated to a two-course breakfast every morning in a charming dining room that also serves as the lobby. The B&B is best suited for couples or travelers eager to capture a taste of old New Orleans. For those seeking luxury and modern amenities such as a pool and fitness facilities, the Maison Dupuy is an option, but be prepared to pay more.
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.
The Hotel Mazarin is an upper-middle-range boutique located in the heart of the French Quarter, just half a block from both Bourbon and Royal Streets. The 102 rooms are charming and elegant, featuring black-tiled bathrooms, iPod docks, and coffeemakers. Unfortunately, thin walls create noise issues for all rooms. Wonderful freebies include expansive breakfasts with hot and cold fare, welcome drinks at a nearby bar, and Wi-Fi. Although there are no spa, pool, or full restaurant, a popular wine bar with outdoor seating is on-site, as is a gorgeous greenery-filled courtyard that provides a respite from the crowds outside. This is a solid pick for those looking to explore the main tourist attractions on foot and who don't mind a little late-night noise. Travelers wanting a quieter boutique should consider the Inn on St. Peter.
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.
The upper-middle-range Bourbon Orleans is a grand Southern hotel with a haunting past and excellent French Quarter location between party-centric Bourbon Street and art gallery-filled Royal Street. The 218 rooms are classically elegant and come with mini-fridges, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, and hairdryers, plus balconies in some. However, some are tiny, face a brick wall, and/or suffer from street noise. Lovely features include a pleasant courtyard pool that's heated and popular in the summer, a Creole restaurant, and a popular bar where guests get a free welcome drink and can listen to live music. A 24-hour, well-equipped fitness center and elegant event spaces are also available. This is an excellent option, but travelers wanting something a bit more modern may prefer the upscale, similarly priced Royal Sonesta.
The 600-room, four-pearl Hotel Monteleone is a historic, grande dame property that has played home to several literary icons. Today it's known for the famous, rotating Carousel Bar, and its central French Quarter location on gallery-filled Royal Street, just one block from buzzing Bourbon Street. Traditionally elegant rooms may be too old-fashioned (and small) for some, but others find it fits in with the property's overall charm. Keurig coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges are provided, but rooms lack balconies and many suffer from street noise. A rooftop pool provides respite from the lively city, as do a full-service spa, all-day restaurant serving regional cuisine, and gym with a good array of equipment and city vistas. Extensive meeting space attracts corporate groups, but most guests are couples on vacation. Travelers wanting a more modern stay should consider the Royal Sonesta.
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 a quiet residential area on the outer edges of the French Quarter, this upscale hotel is an elegant mélange of renovated Victorian Gothic mansion and modern bed-and-breakfast. Fourteen simple but comfortable rooms, five of which are housed in an addition behind the main structure, offer plush beds, contemporary decor, and marble bathrooms. The rest of the property showcases a tasteful mix of old and new: modern white leather couches next to picture windows, marble floors, and contemporary art pieces. A small outdoor lap pool and tiny fitness center round out the amenities. The few complaints usually focus on the conspicuously less-than-luxurious continental breakfast that is included in the room rate. Travelers might also want to consider comparable properties such as the upscale Soniat House or the Hotel Maison De Ville.
The two-story Hotel Provincial -- with 94 rooms in the historic French Quarter -- is a retreat into old New Orleans. The hotel, with period architectural accents, brick courtyards, and antique furniture, also has on-site valet parking, free Wi-Fi, two pools, and an attractive restaurant with happy hour specials. Rooms complement the traditional vibe of the hotel, but the antique furniture can be dank and musty, although bathrooms have been remodeled. All in all, it's one of the best boutique hotels for the price in the neighborhood.
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.
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is housed in the 1908 Beaux-Arts Maison Blanche building on Canal Street, the dividing line between the French Quarter and the Central Business District. Geared toward luxury travelers, the hotel maintains the regal atmosphere for which the Ritz-Carlton brand is known. With big, elegant rooms, a farm-to-table restaurant, a hopping bar, and the largest spa in the city, there's plenty to do on the premises, and its location makes it convenient for tourists and business travelers alike. Note that Wi-Fi costs extra.
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.