A selection of the best luxury hotels in New Orleans, USA. A selection by Laura Becker
Maison de la Luz is a delightful and stylish property situated right in the center of the business and arts district of New Orleans. It is only a short walk away from the famous French Quarter and is located along the St. Charles historic streetcar line, with Tulane University and the Garden District just a short ride away. Each guestroom features a custom vanity and mini bar, original local artwork, a desk, flat-screen TV, and private bathroom, plus free morning coffee service. Breakfast is served daily, offering both continental and buffet options. The hotel is 1.6 km from Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Morial Convention Center, and a 10-minute walk from the National WWII Museum. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 25 km away.
Rooms: 65 Stars: 5
Experience luxurious stays at One11 Hotel, a 4-star boutique hotel in New Orleans. Opened in January 2020, the hotel is set 1.4 km from the Morial Convention Center, and features an outdoor pool, a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, satellite channels, and a safety deposit box. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and a private bathroom in each room. Start your day with a delicious buffet or continental breakfast. One11 Hotel is 2.4 km from Union Station and 2.5 km from Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 22 km away.
Rooms: 83 Stars: 4
Situated in a prime location in New Orleans, Virgin Hotels New Orleans boasts air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi, a restaurant, room service, a 24-hour front desk, nightclub, and an ATM. Every room is appointed with a wardrobe and safety deposit box, while select rooms feature a balcony with city views. Guests can enjoy a delicious à la carte, Full English/Irish or American breakfast each morning. Other amenities include a sun terrace, and the hotel is close to Union Station, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Morial Convention Center. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 20 km away. Opened in May 2021, Virgin Hotels New Orleans provides guests with one of the best luxury experiences in the city.
Rooms: 236 Stars: 4
Experience the grandeur of The Windsor Court, a 5-star New Orleans hotel just a half-block from Canal Street and a 5-minute drive from the French Quarter. Relax in the stylish and cosy rooms, equipped with free WiFi, satellite TV, iPod clock radio and a minibar. Enjoy the city’s only 4-Diamond restaurant, an outdoor pool, and the lively Polo Lounge with creative cocktails and live jazz music. The hotel also features an on-site fitness and business center, a gift shop, concierge, tour desk, and even childcare services. With Harrah’s Casino, Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans City Park, and the airport all nearby, the Windsor Court is the perfect place for a luxurious getaway.
Rooms: 316 Stars: 5
Experience the utmost in luxury at Four Seasons New Orleans. Opened in June 2021, this elegant hotel offers comfortable beds, cosy rooms, a restaurant, fitness centre, bar and garden. The concierge service will ensure your every need is taken care of. Guests can also enjoy complimentary WiFi, room service, a business centre, newspapers, fax and photocopying services, and an ATM machine. Located near popular attractions such as Morial Convention Center, Bourbon Street and St Louis Cemetery No 1, the hotel is only 19 km from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Rooms: 337 Stars: 5
Experience the charm of days gone by at Monteleone Hotel, located just one block from renowned Bourbon Street. On-site amenities include the Criollo restaurant, the Carousel Bar, a fitness center, spa, business center, and heated rooftop pool. Rooms are outfitted with modern touches like a fridge, single-serve coffee maker and safety deposit box, while bathrooms feature marble and granite with plush robes. Just steps away, explore the Aquarium and the Mississippi River, or take a leisurely stroll to the Superdome. Monteleone Hotel is the perfect place to experience the best of historic New Orleans.
Rooms: 570 Stars: 4
Experience the pinnacle of luxury at the JW Marriott New Orleans. Located in the heart of the French Quarter on Canal Street, this hotel offers an outdoor pool with sun terrace and complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces. Rooms feature large windows, desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs, alarm clocks, coffee makers, and marble bathrooms with bathrobes. Enjoy a cocktail at the lobby lounge or a meal at Fogo de Chao Brazillian steakhouse. Take advantage of the nearby leisure activities such as golf, bowling, and kayaking. The Entergy Imax Theatre is just 7 minutes away by foot. Let the JW Marriott New Orleans be your luxury destination in the Big Easy.
Rooms: 501 Stars: 4
The Saint Hotel, Autograph Collection offers great value and a delicious breakfast. Located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District, the hotel is a short walk away from the French Quarter, Canal Streetcar line and Bourbon Street. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a work desk, and ironing facilities. Guests can make use of the fitness centre, business centre and shared lounge areas. A concierge desk is also available to assist with questions. The on-site restaurant, Tempt, serves local Louisiana cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Burgundy Bar, the jazz club, serves cocktails and hosts live jazz musicians. Nearby attractions include the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Louis Armstrong Park and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The nearest airport is 18 km away.
Rooms: 166 Stars: 4
Enjoy the luxury and elegance of The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans. Feel at home in the historic charm and modern amenities of this 5-star hotel. Unwind with a cocktail in The Rooftop Bar, relax in the spa, or take a stroll to nearby attractions. Make memories that will last a lifetime at The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans.
Rooms: 504 Stars: 5
NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans is the perfect destination for those seeking a luxurious stay. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the hotel boasts a rooftop bar, rooftop pool and free WiFi. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and satellite channels, a seating area, and a private bathroom. Guests can also enjoy a meal at the restaurant, make use of the 24-hour front desk, and rent a bike or car. Explore the city’s attractions – Bourbon Street is 1 km away and Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1.1 km away. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 18 km away.
Rooms: 217 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in New Orleans, USA
1. The French Quarter: The French Quarter is the oldest and most iconic neighborhood in New Orleans. It is known for its vibrant nightlife, delicious Creole cuisine, and stunning architecture. There are many hotels in this area, ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious. Popular choices include the Hotel Monteleone, the Bourbon Orleans, the Royal Sonesta, and the W New Orleans – French Quarter.
2. Central Business District: The Central Business District is the commercial center of New Orleans. It is a great area to stay if you’re looking to be close to the action. Several hotels are located here, such as the Ace Hotel New Orleans, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, and the Omni Royal Orleans.
3. Garden District: The Garden District is a charming and historic neighborhood located in the uptown area of New Orleans. It is home to some of the city’s most beautiful homes, as well as a variety of restaurants, galleries, and boutiques. Popular hotels in the area include the Columns Hotel, the International House, and the Windsor Court Hotel.
4. Warehouse District: The Warehouse District is a vibrant neighborhood located near the Central Business District. It is filled with trendy restaurants, galleries, and bars, and is also home to several hotels. Popular choices include the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown, the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District, and the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter Area.
5. Marigny/Bywater: The Marigny/Bywater area is located just east of the French Quarter and is known for its vibrant nightlife and eclectic music scene. There are several hotels in this area, including the Royal St. Charles, the Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel, and the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans Downtown.
6. Uptown: Uptown is a residential area located near the Garden District. It is a great area to stay if you’re looking for a quieter environment. Popular hotels in this area include the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, the Saint Hotel, and the Windsor Court Hotel.