In the French Quarter,
you can find some of the best historic hotels New
Orleans offers. The Bourbon
Street hotels are especially desirable if you want
to be in the center of the New
Orleans nightlife, enjoy the city"s
history or have a good seat during one of the
many New Orleans events and festivals,
like the world famous Mardi Gras.
The Wyndham Hotel, stretches on one side of Bourbon Street where you can find a balcony overlooking the Mardi Gras parade, or choose the opposite and quieter street if you don’t want the noise. The elegant upscale Bourbon Wyndham Hotel boasts the flair of old Louisiana. One of the oldest New Orleans French Quarter hotels, the Bourbon Wyndham recently underwent $15 million in renovations to restore it to its old splendor. Like so many French Quarter hotels, you can feel the Southern charm just dripping off the walls of the grand lobby. Because it’s an historic hotel, each of the rooms are slightly different adding to the Old World charm. However, upgraded modern amenities grace each room like high sped internet access and ergo-dynamic chairs for the business traveler. Enjoy the outdoor pool or catch the finest in New Orleans dining in one of the many fine restaurants, then catch the nightlife in the Napoleon’s Itch lounge for cocktails. You can even listen to live jazz in the Jazz bar on weekends. One of the oldest hotels on Bourbon Street and once home to an order of nuns, this 300 year old landmark returns the splendor of the old South to the center of the French Quarter.
Several other Bourbon Street hotels are noteworthy for their history and location near the action, include the Ramada Inn and Royal Sonesta hotels.
Other interesting and well liked New Orleans French Quarter hotels include the Hotel St. Marie, one of the boutique French Quarter hotels, which has the grace and charm of old New Orleans. Charming guest rooms with balconies overlooking the street, courtyard and pool. There is also a restaurant with street side dining. The Maison DuPuy, another of the boutique luxury French Quarter hotels, has been recently renovated to preserve the historical charm of New Orleans. Like many of the luxury French Quarter hotels you can find rooms with balconies overlooking the street and courtyard. There is also a heated swimming pool. You can also experience the finest in New Orleans dining at their restaurant, Dominique’s.
The Bienville House Hotel is another of the luxury French Quarter hotels that recently finished renovations. The lobby looks like a manor estate and the rest of the hotels is filled with hand painted murals and furniture to give it an Old World feel. There is a fitness center, pool and some rooms have views of the River. These hotels don"t have a spa on site, but not to worry, the concierge can arrange for an appointment at one of the many day spas in New Orleans.
Another excellent historic hotel and another of the luxury French Quarter hotels is the French Market Inn New Orleans. A beautiful 18th century Inn, the French market Inn New Orleans is across from Café du Monde and the French Market and has views of the Mississippi. A true French quarter experience, this antique hotel was once the home of famed Baroness de Pontalba. The French Market Inn New Orleans was recently renovated to return the hotel to its historical splendor. The boutique guest rooms, lush garden courtyard and proximity to the French Market, make the French Market Inn a great way to experience the French Market New Orleans.
In truth, there are so many excellent New Orleans historic and boutique hotels in the French Quarter, we can’t mention them all! There are even several bed and breakfast hotels in and around the French Quarter that provide a romantic getaway for two.
The best thing about staying at New Orleans French Quarter
hotels is that your are close to all the local attractions
like the dock on the Mississippi River to take a cruise, Preservation Hall to listen to Jazz music, the famous Bourbon Street to
catch the nightlife, The Aquarium
of the Americas and the best shopping
New Orleans has to offer. Most of the day
tours operate out of the French Quarter, so you will
be in a good position to catch one or two of those!
If you want to taste history and experience the best of New Orleans, stay in one of the many French Quarter hotels New Orleans offers.