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The Best Historic Hotels in New Orleans

This article is part of the Hipmunk #CityLove Project

Fabulously located near the city’s main attractions and well-known for their famous Southern hospitality, many historic hotels in New Orleans are truly world class. Between rooftop pools, private spas, and revolving bars, historic hotels in New Orleans take luxury to a whole new level.

Depending on the season and the time of year, you can even snatch up a deal on cheap hotels. Here are the most standout historic hotels in New Orleans, each of which combines lavish luxury with historic accommodations.

Hotel Monteleone

With the choice of traditional guest rooms to luxury and literary author suites dedicated to famous Southern writers, Hotel Monteleone offers the largest variety of luxury accommodation in New Orleans.

Spacious rooms boast sweeping panoramic views over the city, and guest rooms feature amenities to accommodate every traveler’s need. Rooms have high ceilings, traditional décor, and marble and granite bathrooms, while luxury suites additionally feature a separate glass shower, parlor room, and garden jacuzzi tub.

Hotel Monteleone

Photo Courtesy of Hotel Monteleone

The hotel’s Carousel Bar & Lounge is a local hotspot and the only revolving bar in New Orleans.

The Roosevelt New Orleans

This iconic luxury hotel in the middle of the historic French Quarter just screams elegance and class. It combines first-class service with historic surroundings, and it’s known for its unparalleled Southern hospitality.

Beautifully appointed and spacious guest rooms are decorated with rich colors and a classic interior design, along with plush furnishings and luxury bedding.

With a casual cocktail bar, the award-winning Domenica restaurant, and a live music venue that revives the blues, this upscale historic hotel truly has it all. The Roosevelt is a popular event venue for trade shows in New Orleans.

The Roosevelt New Orleans

Photo Courtesy of The Roosevelt New Orleans

Hotel Mazarin

Spacious for a historic hotel, the Hotel Mazarin includes 102 beautiful rooms right in the middle of the city’s French Quarter.

The hotel successfully combines modern elegance with old fashioned New Orleans charm.  A romantic courtyard features an old European style fountain as its centerpiece, and the property is home to Patrick’s Bar Vin, one of America’s top 10 wine bars.

Hotel Mazarin

Photo Courtesy of Hotel Mazarin

Guest rooms are beautiful and feature high vaulted ceilings, black marble floors, and plantation shutters, with many leading out to shared balconies or small courtyards. A typical Southern breakfast is included, and guests are welcomed with a complimentary drink.

Omni Royal Orleans 

In a fantastic location in the heart of the French Quarter, Omni Royal Orleans is located on the corner of St. Louis at Royal, one of the most fashionable parts of New Orleans. Close to everything, nearly all sites and attractions are within walking distance. There is simply no better location for exploring the French Quarter on foot.

Guests can enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, gym and bar, and selected rooms that include an iconic wrought-iron balcony. Join the free Omni Select Guest program which grants access to free Wi-Fi and a complimentary beverage each morning. As a luxury hotel on a beautiful property and with amenities to match, this historic hotel certainly earns five stars.

Omni Royal Orleans

Photo Courtesy of the Omni Royal Orleans

There are multiple historic stays to choose from in New Orleans, each more unique and upscale than the next.

When booking your New Orleans accommodations, make sure you stay at one of these luxurious historic hotels.

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Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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