New Orleans is one of those cities that will forever have a piece of your heart. Everywhere you turn, there is music, culture, diversity, art, and of course, slap-your-mama good Cajun food. Best known for its annual Mardis Gras and jazz celebrations, New Orleans is rich with history, too.
From Canal Street to the French Quarter to Frenchman, New Orleans is full of delights around every corner. Check into one of these luxury hotels, which we have selected based on amenities, location and guest reviews. Then, hit the town on foot–the best way to fully immerse all senses.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
From $249/ night
Channeling traditional glamour on the edge of the French Quarter, guests who stay at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans will be pampered from the moment they arrive. An array of amenities, including a destination spa, complimentary overnight shoeshine service, overnight laundry service, and on-site restaurant, are offered. M Bistro serves upscale Cajun cuisine, and The Davenport Lounge offers a lovely tea service and cocktails in the evening, and live jazz several nights a week. Guest rooms are lavishly decorated with posh furniture, fine linens and have plush bathrobes and spacious living areas. The Garden District, with its historic mansions, is a 10-minute drive away, and the French Quarter is right outside the door.
Windsor Court Hotel
From $205/ night
Situated a half block from Canal Street, this property is a short walk from Harrah’s Casino and Aquarium of the Americas. The five-star hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness and business centers, concierge service, a tour desk and a gift shop. Guest rooms are spacious and airy, and have Italian marble baths, minibars and midcentury modern furnishings. The Grill Room serves American cuisine with the flavors of New Orleans and is the city’s only four-diamond restaurant. Guests can also enjoy cocktails and live jazz in the Polo Lounge, or have tea service in the Salon.
Maison Perrier Bed & Breakfast
From $298/ night
One of New Orleans’ most beloved bed and breakfasts, Maison Perrier is located in a charming, lavishly decorated historic plantation-style home in the Garden District. The decor features ornamental woodwork, beautiful antiques, wallpaper with bold prints, and period pieces. All rooms have private baths, and some have spa tubs. A full breakfast is served each morning, in addition to fresh fruit, yogurts, cereals, pastries or bagels, coffee, tea, and juices. Brownies, cakes and other snacks are available all day, and on the weekends a fruit and cheese board service is served. A serene garden area is a quiet respite for book reading or sipping a tea.
New Orleans Marriott
From $119/ night
Located in the French Quarter, the Marriott New Orleans has a great location and rooms with contemporary decor and luxe bedding. Just two black from Bourbon Street, amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool and rooms with laundry facilities. Several dining and cocktail options are available on-site, including 5 Fifty 5, which serves local specialities and upscale Cajun cuisine. 55 Fahrenheit is an elegant cocktail bar with an outstanding wine list, and a private lounge on the first floor–perfect for working, taking calls and networking–is available for a fee. This luxury property is a great base for both business and vacation travelers.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
From $139/ night
This elegant hotel on Orleans Street is perfect for those who want to be in midst of all the action, while still enjoying an elegant and serene experience. An outdoor saltwater pool is the perfect place to rejuvenate from Bourbon Street festivities, and the on-site restaurant, Roux on Orleans, serves delicious Cajun food for breakfast and dinner. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary cocktail at check-in, and each room is uniquely decorated with modern amenities. Louis Armstrong Park is a five-minute walk away, and Riverwalk Marketplace and New Orleans Superdome are both less than a mile away. If you’re looking for a cross between a standard hotel and a bed and breakfast, this is it.