The French Quarter is New Orleans’ heart and cultural center, and this iconic area brings tourists from all over the world! Everyone comes to admire its unique architecture, party in the best jazz clubs, and attend fun holidays like Mardi Gras!
Since the French Quarter is the most lively part of the city, it’s also the best place to stay! That’s why I decided to carefully curate this list of the best hotels in the French Quarter, listed from most to least expensive, so you can decide quickly which one to choose!
Don’t scroll down too fast though because you might miss the two great bonus sections I added for you with some unique boutique hotels in the French Quarter and an awesome list of hotels with breathtaking views!
I have to warn you though, that these French Quarter hotels are the best of the best, so if you don’t book in advance you’ll risk losing your favorite place. I highly recommend doing it ASAP, because this area gets more visits every year!
So play some jazz music, and let’s get the party started!
If you are in a hurry
Ready to book your accommodation right now? Here are the top hotels in the French Quarter for each price category:
Best luxury hotel
French Quarter Condo
An Airbnb with amazing reviews
French Market Inn
Best value for money
Hotel Le Marais
Best affordable accommodation
Check out this map that will help you visualize all the hotels in the French Quarter that I’ll talk about in this post:
Luxury (US$200 and up)
- The Ritz-Carlton – You’ll love the elegant rooms at this hotel that’s located on Canal Street. The rooms are super spacious and are beautifully decorated with French doors and a wonderful fireplace where you can relax and drink a glass of wine at night. After a day of exploring New Orleans and drinking at the Carousel Bar, make sure to head to the spa for some relaxing treatments or for a swim in the pool.
- Chateau Orleans – With a fancy style that you will only find in New Orleans, this hotel is set within walking distance of Bourbon Street and Royal Street. Providing self-catering suites that are super spacious and furnished with unique elements. When you’re not exploring the fun attractions in Jackson Square, go for a dip in the outdoor pool or chill on the sun terrace.
- Haunted Hotel – Want to find out if this hotel really is haunted as the name suggests? Then book a room here and do it in advance because French Quarter hotels are always packed with tourists! Located not too far from Cafe du Monde and Carousel Bar, the accommodation has all the necessary amenities including some fancy ones like rooms with private balconies that overlook the garden!
- Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension – Gotta love the New Orleans charm (and this central location)! Everything from the architecture to the eclectic interior design of this hotel looks amazing! The apartments are spacious and come with a kitchen, a living area, and a balcony from where you can admire the views and have a cup of coffee in the morning (or wine at night), after exploring the beautiful French Quarter and Bourbon Street.
- French Quarter Condo – I like the fusion of modern and vintage decor! These chic apartments are located within walking distance of Bourbon Street, one of the best areas to stay in New Orleans. They’re equipped with many facilities including a kitchen, dining area, and 2 bathrooms. Plus, you’ll have access to a beautiful outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your mornings.
- Grenoble House – This is a great apartment for families as it has lots of space and a great location within walking distance of Bourbon Street. Set in a 19th-century townhouse, I love its homie feeling and the kitchen and living area are perfect, especially if you have many people with you! Spend some cozy days in, watching movies or going for a dip in the outdoor pool.
- Hotel Monteleone – A unique building that dates back to the 1880s. Hotel Monteleone is known for its Carousel Bar in the foyer. Careful because it rotates! This hotel is set on Royal Street has had its fair share of notable guests like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, and its charm still attracts many tourists. Each room is decorated with glamorous elements like a chandelier and fancy drapes. I love it!
Mid Range (US$140 – US$200)
- French Market Inn – This beautiful hotel was built back in the 1800s and it features suites with elegant decor, a private bathroom, and a flat-screen tv. Each room has air-conditioning and unique colonial furniture! You’ll even have access to a saltwater pool where you can relax after exploring Bourbon Street and Jackson square all day!
- Hyatt Centric French Quarter – Perfect for anyone who prefers a more modern type of accommodation with spacious rooms, beige aesthetics, and a flat-screen tv. You’ll find all the amenities you need for your stay in New Orleans including 3 dining options, a bar, and room service. The outdoor pool is also a great place to hang out during those hot days when walking in the city will feel impossible.
- Omni Royal Orleans – Offering amazing views of New Orleans, this hotel has such a cool feel to it! I guess it’s the combination of different decors that makes it so special. The rooms have lots of space, a private bathroom, and a balcony where you can enjoy your time off from visiting. With 4 restaurants on-site, a terrace, and a swimming pool, it’ll be hard to leave this hotel! But fear not, most attractions like Bourbon Street are just a short walk away.
- Royal Sonesta – This huge hotel will be perfect for your stay in the French Quarter! Royal Sonesta is centrally located, right near Royal Street and it has the most amazing rooms with French doors that lead to the balcony (love it)! After a long day of sunbathing by the pool and exploring the area, head to their fancy lounge bar for a glass of wine to end the day perfectly. Now that’s what I call a perfect holiday recipe!
- Quarter House – Your whole holiday in New Orleans will feel like a trip back in time and this hotel fits perfectly into that picture. The accommodation is a dream come true for any history lover, featuring a super cool decor, rooms with comfortable beds, and a full kitchen. The outdoor terrace is open for all guests, so hop in the pool and then get ready to explore Jackson Square!
- Bienville House Hotel – No need to go all the way to France to stay in one of those unique hotels in Paris, when you have such great accommodations here that have French-styled rooms that are simply beautiful with valet parking. The outdoor saltwater pool looks just as stylish as the rest of the hotel, and the restaurant on-site offers a delicious breakfast!
- Homewood Suites By Hilton – Start your first day in New Orleans with a delicious (free) American breakfast at this modern hotel with a great location, not too far from Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. The accommodation offers guests a fitness center, private parking, and a garden. Pack some swimsuits because the pool will be waiting for you!
Budget (up to US$120)
- Hotel Le Marais – Affordable yet super chic! Hotel Le Marais fits perfectly in the trendy set-up of the French Quarter and looks like it has been picked up from the hotels in Le Marais, Paris and transported here. The rooms are simple, yet they offer all the necessary facilities like a private bathroom and free wifi, and you only need to walk a few steps to reach Bourbon Street or the outdoor saltwater pool to relax and enjoy the New Orleans weather!
- Hotel Provincial – Ready to have the time of your life in the jazz clubs of the French Quarter and admire unique pieces from local artists? Sure you are! And you’ll need a hotel that suits all your needs! This place is not only super affordable, but it also has a beautiful courtyard, a swimming pool, and comfortable rooms with premium bedding. Before you head out clubbing, grab something to eat and drink at the restaurant on-site!
- Best Western Plus – Located just a short walk from Bourbon Street, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a courtyard. The rooms have a private bathroom and a flat-screen tv as well. When you’re not in the mood to go out, enjoy a chill day drinking cocktails in the garden, sunbathing on the sun loungers by the pool, or playing some board games with your friends.
- Courtyard by Marriott – Enjoy your stay in New Orleans at this modern French Quarter hotel that offers fabulous rooms and vibrant decor! Start your morning with some room service or head down to the hotel’s restaurant. The accommodation also has a bar and offers many off-site activities like bowling and hiking. However, if all you want to do is relax, head to the spa center and enjoy a nice massage that will prepare you for another day of exploring Bourbon Street and Jackson Square.
- Hotel Mazarin – For a full-on New Orleans experience, book a suite at Hotel Mazarin! You’ll love the 21st Amendment at La Louisiane, the bar on-site which has a cool speakeasy theme going on with live music. After some yummy cocktails, head back to your rooms to rest on the plush beds, but not before you check out all the fancy features like the crystal chandelier and the black porcelain floors.
- Prince Conti Hotel – Cool paintings, vintage furniture, and a great location near most of the French Quarter attractions. For such a reasonable price, you get so many perks! Offering rooms with a flat-screen tv and coffee makers, the accommodation can’t be missed! Enjoy a delicious dinner at the on-site restaurant, and don’t leave before having a drink at the bar.
|👑 Luxury price:||$200|
|🏨 Mid Range:||$150|
|💰 Accommodation prices:||Medium|
|🛎️ Best luxury hotel:||Chateau Orleans|
|🧳 Best mid-range hotel:||French Market Inn|
|👛 Best budget hotel:||Hotel Le Marais|
|🤩 Top boutique hotel:||Audubon Cottages|
BONUS 1: Top boutique hotels in the French Quarter
If you’ve made it up to this bit then you’ve probably seen how many great hotels you’ll find in the French Quarter. But to be honest, they’re just a tiny part. There are many more waiting to be discovered!
That’s why I wanted to make a bonus that highlights the top boutique hotels in the French Quarter, which offer even more unique and stylish facilities. So let’s check them out!
Luxury (US$200 and up)
- Audubon Cottages – Book one of the two-bedroom cottages at this chic boutique hotel with family rooms and private parking. Each accommodation is uniquely decorated and has such a home and cozy feeling! The cottages have a private or semi-private courtyard, a butler service included in your price, and complimentary drinks. Enjoy a swim in the saltwater pool, take advantage of the spa services, and head for a long, nice massage.
- Place D’Armes Hotel – How amazing is this boutique hotel? Set in a historic house, the accommodation has rooms with brick walls and charming furniture. Start your morning with a coffee at one of the tables near the outdoor pool and enjoy the fresh New Orleans air! Afterward, you can head out to explore French Quarter’s famous Bourbon Street.
Mid Range (US$140 – US$200)
- Bourbon Orleans Hotel – Once a ballroom for the rich people of New Orleans, now a fancy boutique hotel in the French Quarter that everyone wants to stay at! Its elegant charm isn’t gone after all these years. Just wait until you see the marble details in the lobby. All the rooms look amazing and some come with a balcony and a seating area. After a day of exploring the historic French Quarter get ready to drink cocktails and listen to live jazz music at the bar.
BONUS 2: Best hotels with a view in the French Quarter
I’m so happy you’ve decided to check out this bonus as well! These great hotels are just the cherries on top of the cake. I know we’ve gone through many hotels (which you should definitely check out if you haven’t), and these are also super special.
We all love a hotel with a great view and luckily, the French Quarter in New Orleans has lots of them. That’s why I decided to make a list of the best ones, so let’s check them out. All these are luxury hotels listed in order from most to least expensive with prices from US$350 to US$160:
- Four Seasons – Rooms with an all-white decor and ceiling-to-floor windows? Yes, please! Catch a scenic sunset over beautiful New Orleans in these spacious suites with a simple and chic design. Guests are welcome to use the spa center and relax anytime they want or go for a dip in the pool. The on-site restaurant offers delicious dishes; sometimes, they even have live music performances! What better way to celebrate your New Orleans holiday than with a drink and a show?
- Lafitte Hotel & Bar – It’s not only the incredible city views from the balcony of your room that put this hotel on the map. The beautiful furniture and decor specific to New Orleans will also make you fall in love with it. Just a stone’s throw away from Bourbon St and Cafe du Monde, this hotel has a bar and a patio, and it offers parking spaces.
- One11 Hotel – Offering great views from the terrace of the Mississippi River, this hotel comes prepared with all the amenities you need for your stay in New Orleans! Get ready for a couple of days doing nothing but laying by the pool, drinking delicious cocktails, exploring the French Quarter streets, and maybe attending the big Mardi Gras holiday if you’re coming during that time. At night, gather up by the outdoor fireplace and relax!
- The Westin – Located near the Mississippi River and the Central Business District, this hotel has rooms with large windows that offer the best city views! The lounge area looks like a modern ballroom and it overlooks the beautiful river! Order some room service if you’re too tired to leave your suite, or head down to the restaurant to have a drink at the bar as well.
Frequently asked questions about hotels in the French Quarter
🏘️ Which is the best area to stay in New Orleans?
The French Quarter is the city’s heart and cultural center. It’s one of the best places to stay in New Orleans as it has a rich history, jazz clubs, art galleries that represent local artists, and the best hotels in New Orleans like Chateau Orleans.
🤔 Which are the best boutique hotels in New Orleans?
Audubon Cottages and Place D’Armes Hotel are some of the best boutique hotels in New Orleans. Both accommodations have great reviews and offer amazing services.
🤩 What famous street is in the French Quarter?
Bourbon Street is the most famous street in the city and it’s located in the French Quarter. This is where you’ll find the most vibrant nightlife, live music, jazz clubs, and lots of drinks!
📅 How many days do you need in New Orleans?
Spend 4 or 5 days in New Orleans if you don’t want to be rushed and get to see other attractions and areas besides the French Quarter like the Garden District and Warehouse District.
Has New Orleans bewitched you already? It sure has that effect on people!
I hope this post helped you decide which are the best hotels in the French Quarter, New Orleans. I listed the hotels from most to least expensive, and also added 2 bonus sections with some unique boutique hotels and the best French Quarter hotels with a view!
Too many options? Don’t worry, it’s better to have more than nothing! However, if you need some extra help, here are my top 2 favorite options:
- The Ritz-Carlton – This fabulous luxury hotel offers elegant rooms, a spa center where you can relax, and a jazz bar where you can listen to live music
- French Market Inn – Set in a historic building from the 1800s, this hotel has rooms with brick walls, a fabulous elegant decor, and an outdoor pool where you can relax
As I mentioned, these are the best French Quarter hotels, and I highly recommend booking them in advance as this area is super popular with tourists, and accommodations sell out so early!
I’m so excited for you! I’m sure you’ll have such a fun trip, especially if you visit during the Mardi Gras holiday! Drink, dance to jazz music, and hey, if you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to pop them below, I’ll answer them ASAP!
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