The 10 Best Hotels in New Orleans

From editor-loved properties to T+L award-winning stays, we’ve got you covered.

In a city of intense hues, heavy fabrics, and French architecture, Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is a breath of fresh air. Formerly a warehouse, the building now houses 167 guest rooms (notable for their exposed brick walls and wooden floors) and a couple of dining destinations.

Compère Lapin is a particularly exciting restaurant on property, as its menu is developed by chef Nina Compton. In the mornings, Tout La is an excellent pick; take your coffee and pastries to go as you set out to experience nearby attractions like Lafayette Square and the Riverwalk Outlets. There’s also the option to rent bikes through the hotel, in case you want to explore further than your legs will allow. This property also earned a spot on our World’s Best Awards list in 2021.

The Details: 

  • Neighborhood: Warehouse Arts District
  • Distance from Airport: 14.5 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: St. Patrick’s Church, The National World War II Museum, Audubon Aquarium
  • Accessibility: The hotel has ADA-compliant guest rooms (35-inch passages through doors, roll-in showers, ADA phone kits, and closed captioning on TVs) and elevator access to meeting rooms and the registration area. There are accessible public entrances to guest rooms and the food and beverage areas.
  • Rates: From $92 per night
  • Parking: Self-parking, $33 plus tax per car, per night for 24 hours

The outdoor rooftop pool might be the selling point at The Roosevelt, but there are several other factors that keep its guests returning to this luxe location. Its size is certainly a plus for some travelers; reservations at the 504-room property can also earn points for Hilton Honors members.

The gilded lobby, accented by marble and crystal chandeliers, is like stepping back in time. Another can’t-miss pocket of history within the hotel is the Sazerac Bar. It’s here where two drinks, the Sazerac and the Ramos Gin Fizz, were said to originate, so there’s a level of mystique that comes with cocktail hour at The Roosevelt. Historic it may be, but this is a hotel that continues to maintain relevance with travelers making their way to New Orleans; T+L readers voted the hotel as one of the best in the city in the 2023 World’s Best Awards.

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: One block west of the French Quarter
  • Distance from Airport: 16.2 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: Bourbon Street, French Market, Jackson Square, Harrah’s Casino
  • Accessibility: The hotel has guest rooms with mobility features and doors with 32 inches of clear width; the hotel restaurant, registration desk, swimming pool, and routes to the guest rooms, exercise facilities, spa, and swimming pool are accessible.
  • Rates: From $400 per night
  • Wi-Fi: $14.95 for standard in-room and lobby WiFi
  • Parking: Valet parking, $53.00 per night

Columns Hotel

As you’d expect from the hotel’s name, grand white columns welcome the guests of this 2021 It List recipient. This regal romanticism doesn’t stop there, though; the restored private home, now a family-owned hotel, radiates beauty and grandeur everywhere from its bar (the Sazerac comes highly recommended) to its personality-filled guest rooms and outdoor seating beneath magnolia trees and other lush greenery. If you’re searching for a picturesque New Orleans moment, you’ll certainly find it here — especially as you watch the St. Charles Avenue Streetcars cruise by.

The Details: 

  • Neighborhood: Uptown
  • Distance from Airport: 13.4 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Lafayette Cemetery, Commander’s Palace
  • Accessibility: The hotel does have an elevator to its guest rooms (all located on the second and third floors), but the front desk tells T+L they don’t recommend anyone take the elevator due to its age and potential to malfunction.
  • Rates: From $267 per night
  • Parking: Street parking

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans

Four Seasons may be a well-known hotel brand, but the New Orleans location didn’t hit the scene until late 2021, a moment soon followed by features on the It List 2022 and the 2023 World’s Best Awards. The towering skyscraper overlooks the Mississippi River, and its best views can be found on the 33rd- and 34th-floor observation decks.

The guest rooms are in line with other Four Seasons properties — excellent bed linens, fluffy towels, tech-forward features, and an overall comfortable, modern feel. Where the hotel leans into the New Orleans-specific lifestyle, however, is The Chandelier Bar (you can’t miss the 15,000-crystal chandelier), Miss River’s regional menu, and the oyster bar at Chemin à la Mer.

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Distance from Airport: 14.4 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: Bourbon Street, Riverwalk Outlets, Woldenberg Park, Vue Orleans, Lafayette Square
  • Accessibility: The hotel has rooms with wheelchair-accessible doors, lighting controls and thermostats within accessible reach, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, barrier-free showers with shower seats, adjustable-height handheld shower heads, and grab bars at the water closet, tub, and shower. Some guest rooms included hearing-impaired features. There is an accessible route from the hotel entrance to the accessible guest rooms; the restaurants are also designed with accessibility features.
  • Rates: From $360 per night
  • Parking: Valet parking, $64.10 per night

Hotel Peter & Paul

There are a few reasons Hotel Peter & Paul landed on the It List 2019 and continues to be a bucket-list hotel in the Big Easy. Visually, it doesn’t get any more impressive than this 71-room property. Devised by ASH NYC, the buildings feature a range of patterns, textures, and materials, yet each design choice is perfectly placed and weaved together to create a faultless (and almost fantastical) setting.

There’s gingham, florals, gilded frames, bright reds, marigold shades, and wooden staircases that certainly have stories of their own. This same theme continues throughout the common spaces — in The Elysian Bar, where you can enjoy lunch and dinner; Side Chapel Café, where you’ll find coffee and baked goods; and the third-floor lounge with its whimsical trompe-l’oeil mural.

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Marigny
  • Distance from Airport: 16.5 miles from MSY
  • Nearby attractions: JAMNOLA, Studio Be, Frenchmen St.
  • Accessibility: The hotel’s ground floor buildings are ADA accessible; seven guest rooms are specially adapted.
  • Rates: From $159 per night
  • Parking: On-site self-parking, between $10 and $16 per night

Hotel Saint Vincent

Since opening in 2021, Hotel Saint Vincent has earned several accolades, including a spot on the It List in 2022 and the top position in the 2023 World’s Best Awards. New to the hotel landscape, yes, but the 75-room property is actually housed in a restored building with roots dating back to 1861 — and there’s a tangible sense of place mixed in with Texas hotelier Liz Lambert’s bold style choices.

The general vibe is a bit boho, a bit Southern gothic, and it’s the kind of hotel where you instantly feel at ease. And if you can’t shake that last little bit of work stress ahead of your weekend? Head to the lobby bar, Paradise Lounge, for a Saint Vincent Spritz or Italian Margarita. Breakfast at San Lorenzo, the on-property restaurant, is another highlight, as is the hotel’s fashion and lifestyle boutique, ByGeorge, and the swimming pool surrounded by striped chaise lounge chairs.

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Lower Garden District
  • Distance from Airport: 14.4 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: Coliseum Square Park, Lower Garden District, Magazine Street
  • Accessibility: There are ADA-approved guest rooms
  • Rates: From $295 per night
  • Parking: Free off-street parking

Maison de la Luz

As a property that does the near-impossible — creates an atmosphere that feels as interesting as it does luxurious — Maison de la Luz has earned several awards for its role in the New Orleans hospitality scene. In 2020, it hit the It List, only to continue its forward momentum with a win in the 2023 World’s Best Awards.

Mornings at this 67-room hotel are some of the most memorable aspects of an overnight stay. First, you can request a pot of coffee delivered directly to your room. Once you’re at least partially caffeinated, make your way to the Breakfast Room, where an à la carte menu featuring items like waffles, avocado toast, and frittatas awaits. Complimentary iced tea comes next; it’s the perfect pick-me-up before a day of sightseeing around the city.

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Distance from Airport: 13.3 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: Caesars Superdome, Smoothie King Center, Bourbon Street, Museum of Death
  • Accessibility: The hotel has accessible public spaces — the guest house has a mobile ramp — and select guest rooms have lowered coat hangers and light switches, roll-in showers, and bars throughout the bathroom. Restrooms have grasp bars and lower vanity sinks, and there is Braille signage in the public areas and guest rooms. Guests can also request hearing-impaired kits.
  • Rates: From $425 per night
  • Parking: Valet parking, $50 plus tax per night

The Chloe

With only 14 guest rooms, The Chloe is the smallest hotel on our list — but that only means its excellence is more concentrated within the property. Like many other boutique hotels in New Orleans, the building has a long history. Once a 19th-century family home, it inevitably had various identities before evolving into an award-winning hotel (The Chloe was featured in the 2021 It List).

Now when travelers make their way to its St. Charles Ave address, they’re embarking on an indulgent adventure defined by handwoven robes, complimentary breakfast, daily turndown service, and thoughtful — and often locally made — touches around every corner. There’s a very good chance you’ll want to delay checkout as long as possible.

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Uptown
  • Distance from Airport: 13.7 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: Garden District, St. Charles Streetcar, Audubon Park
  • Accessibility: There are two ADA-compliant guest rooms and an elevator
  • Rates: From $294 per night
  • Parking: Free on-street parking

Pontchartrain Hotel

The Pontchartrain Hotel earned its place on T+L’s It List in 2017, and it’s maintained its reputation in recent years; in fact, it also landed a place on our World’s Best Awards list in 2022.

Everything about this Garden District property was designed to keep its guests comfortable, highlight its history in the neighborhood, and — as you can tell by the number of places to grab a drink within the hotel — provide both visitors and locals with a refreshing beverage, whether it’s on the lively rooftop or in the cozy tavern-style bar. The former, Hot Tin, is billed as a “1940s artist-inspired space,” while the latter, The Bayou Bar, is said to have been a “drinking den” for Truman Capote and Frank Sinatra. If you can fit them into your itinerary, both are worth a visit during your stay.

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Distance from Airport: 13.5 miles from MSY
  • Nearby Attractions: Magazine Street, Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Mardi Gras parade route
  • Accessibility: There are several ADA-compliant rooms — with wider doors, visual alarms, and accessible bathrooms — in the hotel
  • Rates: From $164 per night
  • Parking: Valet parking, $44 per night

Know Before You Go

Expect higher prices around Mardi Gras

Spring is peak season in New Orleans; with celebrations like Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival marking the calendar, you can expect higher prices around this time of year. If you’re planning to visit from February through early May, try to book your accommodations and activities as far in advance as possible. Alternatively, you may be able to find deals in the off-season — July, August, December, and January typically see more affordable hotel rates.

The best way to get around is on foot

One of the best parts of New Orleans is its walkability. Its historic neighborhoods, like the French Quarter and the Garden District, are easily explored on foot or by street car. Some areas are better reached by Uber or Lyft, though, especially if the heat and humidity are particularly oppressive. Of course, the lack of an open-container law means you can carry a drink with you while you walk (just be sure it isn’t in a glass or bottle).

Consider hurricane season

When booking a trip to New Orleans, you need to have an understanding of hurricane season and how weather may affect your travels. Hurricane season starts in June and runs through late November, although peak activity occurs from late August to early September. If you do decide to visit during this time of the year, make sure to monitor the weather and stay up-to-date on any potential storms.


How We Chose These Hotels

Lydia Mansel is a travel journalist who frequently covers both luxury hotels and the Southeastern U.S. She has traveled the region extensively, visiting New Orleans on numerous occasions. When compiling this list, she carefully considered hotel wins in the T+L World’s Best Awards, appearances on the annual It List, property-specific amenities, past guest reviews, location, and overall atmosphere. She also took into account personal experience from T+L editors and contributors, leveraging their expertise to inform her selections. As always, each hotel recommendation comes with the guarantee that the property aligns with our core T+L Hotel Values.

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