If you’ve never been to New Orleans, you can rest assured it’ll be an interesting trip to a city unlike any other in the nation. If you have, then you already know. This multi-cultured city is famous for its Creole and Cajun cuisine and unmistakable jazz music. It is also well known for one particular neighborhood where all visitors tend to go — the French Quarter. Staying in a hotel in the French Quarter allow you access to some of the city’s best attractions without ever getting in a car.
Omni Royal Orleans
Since 1983, the Omni Royal Orleans has been given the four-diamond luxury award for its elegance and superior service. The 346-room tower sits on the corner of St. Louis and Royal in the heart of the Quarter. Guests here can watch the wild action of the party atmosphere throughout the French Quarter from above as they lounge by the rooftop pool and peer off the observation deck. Dinner at the Royal Orleans is also a luxury. The highly touted Rib Room is located on the ground floor where the who’s who of New Orleans society and local and international celebrities often dine. Guest rooms at the hotel are outfitted with wrought iron beds, private balconies, marble bathrooms and writing desks with plenty of workspace.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is located in an excellent section of the French Quarter on Orleans Street. Guests here find themselves just steps from Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral. The old world French architecture of the hotel never lets guests forget where they are, and the music wafting through the air form the square or the nearby jazz clubs and restaurants add to the ambience. No two rooms in the hotel are the same. Some are split-level rooms, some have balconies and some are standard interior rooms. Since the Bourbon Orleans is housed in the old Orleans Theater, the layout of the building provides some interesting twists and turns.
Inn on Bourbon
The Inn on Bourbon is located right in the middle of Bourbon Street, the party capital of New Orleans. With streets filled with people and music all day and night, guests here have the opportunity to look down on it all from possibly the best balcony location in the Quarter. It’s also just a short walk down to Preservation Hall where some of the local jazz greats hit the stage live each night. Inside guests can escape the hustle and bustle and relax in guest rooms that have been renovated to the peak of luxury. Also inside the hotel, guests have exclusive use of the outdoor pool, courtyard, a café and an exercise facility.
The Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. This Royal Street favorite has 600 renovated hotel rooms and 25 meeting rooms. The hotel is located in a section of the French Quarter where European boutiques, antiques and specialty shops abound. Nearby are the French Market and the River Walk by the mighty Mississippi. Guests here enjoy a heated rooftop pool with a view of the city skyline, a state of the art fitness center, two restaurants, a spa and a popular hotel bar. The rooms are spacious and include sitting rooms, canopy beds and chandeliers. This hotel as been featured in numerous films and television episodes and was the preferred residence of authors like Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway while they were in the city. It is also known as one of the most haunted hotels in America.
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