Hotels in New Orleans LA welcome you to a city nicknamed “The Big Easy”, so-named for its laid back, easy-going way of life. Pronounced “New OR-lins” or “New AHL-lee-ins” by locals, The Big Easy is known for its unique dialect, Creole cuisine, jazz music and world-renowned celebrations such as Mardi Gras. Hotels in New Orleans LA, especially the ones found below, help provide for an unforgettable experience in a city with seemingly endless sights and entertainment. Food, culture, sports, whatever your pleasure, you are almost certain to have an outstanding time in this charming southern US city. Before we get you to hotels in New Orleans LA, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Founded in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, New Orleans was named after Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of the Kingdom of France. Like with many frontier cities, the French colonists faced adversity by way of Native American attacks such as the Natchez Revolt, which in 1729 accounted for 230 colonists being killed. Following the Seven Years’ War France ceded the area to the Spanish Empire, and it was from the Spanish period that 18th-century, French Quarter architecture survives to this day. The city became an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels during the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain. Military equipment and supplies were transported up the Mississippi River. The term “Dixie” as applied to currency originated in the city. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, New Orleans became a United States city and expanded rapidly. Around 1810, over half a million slaves had been brought to the area, which fueled the Confederate economy. Collectively, slaves were valued at around half a billion dollars. Population doubled in the 1930s, with Anglo-Americans, German and Irish immigrants settling in. Just prior to the American Civil War, New Orleans had per capita income that ranked second in the nation, as well as the third busiest port behind Boston and New York. The capture of New Orleans in 1862, which resulted in zero casualties, proved to be a turning point in the Civil War, as it gave the Union the strategic positioning and momentum needed to take control of the Mississippi River.
New Orleans today, with a population of around 350,000 people, benefits from short, mild winters, while summers are hot and humid. A major worldly port with southern local charm, New Orleans harbors tanker ships and steamboats alike. The city is well-known for its Mardi Gras Festival, which takes place in late-February. It is home to the New Orleans Saints, an NFL team that plays at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which has hosted seven Super Bowls. Other major points of interest include French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Central Business District, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans Museum of Art, Café du Monde, Tulane University and University of New Orleans, to name a few. Cuisine is a major draw as well, with popular food items including gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, po-boys, which is a traditional Louisiana sandwich consisting of roast beef or fried seafood, muffuletta, or a type of round Sicilian sesame bread sandwich, beignets, a deep-fried choux pastry and bananas foster, a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream. Popular New Orleans drinks include Brandy Milk Punch, Vieux Carre, Sazerac and French 75. Now that we have a little background information on the city, it’s time for hotels in New Orleans LA whose beauty you have to see to believe.
Windsor Court Hotel features a 4-Diamond restaurant, an outdoor pool, spacious rooms, free WiFi, iPod clock radios, mini-bars and Italian marble baths. This location is close to Polo Club Lounge, Le Salon (tea house), August (contemporary Louisiana restaurant), Pinkberry (dessert restaurant), Don Leoncio Cigars, The Ruby Slipper Cafe, Geisha Sushi Bistro, Buzz Nola Bike Tours & Rentals, Little Bar on Gravier, Studio 523 Barber Shop and Beauty Salon, Chophouse New Orleans, Bon Ton Cafe and more.
Harrah’s Casino and Canal Place Shopping Center are 0.1 miles, Aquarium of the Americas, Spanish Plaza, Riverwalk Marketplace Shopping Center, Franklin Monument and Natchez Steamboat Cruise are 0.2 miles, Clay Monument, New Orleans Riverwalk Shopping Center and Lafayette Square are 0.3 miles, Bourbon Street is 0.5 miles, Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 0.9 miles, Rivertown is 11.9 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.7 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $620
Washington Square New Orleans
Hotel Peter and Paul offers a fitness center, a bar, city views, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge, free WiFi, newspapers, an ATM, desks, hairdryers, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, seating areas, an a la carte American breakfast and a terrace. Near here you’ll find The Elysian Bar (cafe), The Fortress of Lushington (performing arts theater), Robért Fresh Market (supermarket), The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret (lounge), The Theatre at St. Claude (performing arts theater), Crescent City Cat Club (visitor center), Bao & Noodle (Chinese restaurant), Simply CBD: Hemp Wellness Dispensary (hemp store), Who Dat Coffee Cafe (breakfast restaurant), The John (bar) and more.
From here Washington Square New Orleans is 0.2 miles, Frenchmen Street, French Market and The Maison are 0.3 miles, New Orleans Mint is 0.4 miles, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is 0.5 miles, Preservation Hall, Cafe Lafitte in Exile and French Quarter Visitor Center are 0.7 miles, Claiborne Circle (historical) is 0.8 miles, Bourbon Street is 1 mile, St Louis Cemetery No 1 is 1.1 miles, Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 1.9 miles, Rivertown is 11.5 miles, Treasure Chest Casino is 12.1 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 12.1 miles.
Approximate cost per night (school house grande loft): $315
Cost per person (four people): $78
Harrah’s Casino NOLA
With an on-site restaurant, a bar featuring live jazz music, flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies, free WiFi, seating areas, coffee machines, work desks, bathrobes, hair dryers, Mississippi River and city views, a fitness center, a sauna and an indoor lap pool. You may find Ruth’s Chris Steak House, American Italian Cultural Center (history museum), Grand Isle Restaurant (seafood restaurant), Nola Bliss Massage (massage therapist), W.I.N.O. (wine bar), Ohm Lounge, Escape My Room (tourist attraction), Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ (Japanese restaurant), Compère Lapin (Carribean restaurant), Après Lounge (lounge), The Chicory (wedding venue), Fulton Alley (event venue) and more close to this hotel.
Harrah’s Casino NOLA is 0.1 miles, Riverwalk Marketplace Shopping Center, Spanish Plaza, Aquarium of the Americas, Canal Place Shopping Center, Franklin Monument, New Orleans Riverwalk Shopping Center and Natchez Steamboat Cruise are 0.2 miles, Clay Monument and Louisiana Children’s Museum are 0.3 miles, Bourbon Street is 0.6 miles, Union Station and St Louis Cemetery No 1 are 0.8 miles, Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 0.9 miles, Uptown New Orleans Historic District is 2.9 miles, Audubon Nature Institute is 4.2 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.7 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (grand king suite): $515
Cost per person (four people): $128
Frenchmen Street New Orleans
Featuring free WiFi, tree-themed designs, a parlor, a common courtyard, a front porch, a library and complimentary street parking and breakfast, Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast is found close to Marie’s Bar and Kitchen, New Orleans Food Co-Op (grocery store), Cafe Istanbul (bar), New Orleans Healing Center (business center), Piety Street Market (flea market), Island of Salvation Botanica (metaphysical supply store), New Orleans Boulder Lounge (rock climbing), Shank Charcuterie (restaurant), Artisan Bar and Cafe (bar) and more.
You’ll find Washington Square 0.3 miles, Frenchmen Street New Orleans and French Market 0.4 miles, The Maison and New Orleans Mint 0.5 miles, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Bywater Historic District 0.7 miles, Preservation Hall and Claiborne Circle (historical) 0.8 miles, Cafe Lafitte in Exile 0.9 miles, Bourbon Street New Orleans 1.1 miles, Lafayette Cemetery 3.3 miles, Rivertown 11.6 miles, Esplanade Mall Shopping Center 12.3 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 12.3 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night (king suite): $198
Cost per person (three people): $66
Bourbon Street New Orleans
Offering Compak (tobacco shop), Xiques Mansion (historical landmark), Fahy’s Irish Pub, Bourbon Vieux (event venue), Big Easy Daiquiris (bar), The Starlight (live music bar), B Mac’s (bar), Bourbon Bandstand (bar), Hermann-Grima House (history museum), Bayona (fine dining restaurant), Crossing (bar), Vieux Carre Pizza, The Historic New Orleans Collection (history museum), Trashy Diva Clothing Boutique (women’s clothing store), Scene By Rhys Fine Art (art gallery), Mickey Nolan Salon (beauty salon), The Dungeon (bar), Toulouse Dive Bar, Funky 544 (night club), Ra Shop #11 French Quarter (tobacco shop), Tropical Isle’s Bayou Club (bar), Diamond Eyez Nola (body piercing shop), Spirits on Bourbon Street (bar), Court Liquors (bar), Pat O’Brien’s (Irish pub), Preservation Hall (live music venue), Ali Baba Gyros (Mediterranean restaurant), Fat Tuesday (bar), Maison Bourbon (bar), Vacherie (cajun restaurant), Toulouse House Grocery (grocery store) and more.
This prime spot is 0.1 miles from Bourbon Street New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Old Absinthe House and Pat O’Briens, 0.2 miles from Louisiana Wildlife Museum, Confederate Memorial Hall and St Louis Cemetery No 1, 0.3 miles from The Paraplex Annex, Vieux Carre Historic District, Shops at Jax Brewery Shopping Center and Louisiana Maritime Museum, 0.4 miles from Louis Armstrong Park, 0.9 miles from Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Union Station, 2.2 miles from Lafayette Cemetery, 11.6 miles from Esplanade Mall Shopping Center and Treasure Chest Casino and 11.5 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom cottage): $648
Cost per person (four people): $162
Louisiana Wildlife Museum
Bienville House Hotel features Classical French-styled rooms, a 24-hour front desk, room service, a restaurant, valet parking, an outdoor salt water pool, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. This hotel is close to Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 (Polynesian restaurant), Cafe Envie, Industry Bar & Kitchen, Ryan’s Irish Pub, Claire’s Pour House, House of Blues, Man Ray Records, Beckham’s Bookshop, Pepper Palace (spice store), Spa Atlantis, Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, Southern Candymakers and more.
From here you’ll find Louisiana Wildlife Museum 0.1 miles, Shops at Jax Brewery Shopping Center, Canal Place Shopping Center, Old Absinthe House and New Orleans Jazz Museum 0.2 miles, Bourbon Street New Orleans 0.3, Jackson Square, Washington Artillery Park, Aquarium of the Americas, Harrah’s Casino and Louisiana Maritime Museum 0.3 miles, Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1 mile, Uptown New Orleans Historic District 3.1 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 11.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (one bedroom suite): $410
Cost per person (four people): $102
Tulane Medical Center New Orleans
With multiple penthouse options that offer free WiFi, air conditioning, terraces, fully-equipped kitchens, seating areas with sofa beds, flat-screen TVs, washing machines and hair dryers, Tulane Avenue Penthouse is close to Krewe Lounge on Loyola (bar), Pythian Market (restaurant), 14 Parishes Jamaican Restaurant, The Orpheum Theater, Roosevelt Hotel Bar, Cleo’s (Mediterranean restaurant), Cajun Mike’s Pub & Grub, Domenica (Italian restaurant) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Tulane Medical Center New Orleans, 0.3 miles from Louisiana Maritime Museum, Confederate Memorial Hall and Old Absinthe House, 0.4 miles from New Orleans Jazz Museum, St Louis Cemetery and Bourbon Street, 0.5 miles from Mercedes-Benz Superdome, McDonogh Monument and Louisiana Wildlife Museum, 0.6 miles from Union Station and Vieux Carre Historic District, 4 miles from Audubon Nature Institute and 11.2 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse apartment): $325
Cost per person (six people): $55
Coliseum Square New Orleans
Carondelet Street Penthouse is capable of sleeping nineteen guests. It offers air conditioning, free WiFi, a terrace, a balcony, a fully-equipped kitchen, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a hairdryer. Nearby you’ll find Lucky’s Bar, Forbidden Art Tattoos, Sushi Brothers, Lula Restaurant Distillery, Pralines By Jean (bakery), The Avenue Pub, Houston’s (American restaurant), Please-U Restaurant and more.
Coliseum Square New Orleans is 0.3 miles, Central City Historic District is 0.4 miles, Margaret Statue and Keller Square are 0.5 miles, Annunciation Square, Rick Shopping Center and Ogden Museum of Southern Art are 0.6 miles, National World War II Museum, Lafayette Cemetery and Union Station are 0.7 miles, New Orleans Fire Museum Fire Station is 0.8 miles, Uptown New Orleans Historic District is 1.9 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.3 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night: $525
Cost per person (nineteen people): $28
Old Absinthe House New Orleans
Roosevelt Way Penthouse has panoramic city views, free WiFi, a TV and air conditioning. It’s close to The Rooster Club Barbers of New Orelans, The Sazerac Bar, Golden Perfume & Jewelry, Big Easy Tattoo & Co., Fischer’s Jewelry, Orpheum Theater, Tulane Medical Center, Joy Theater, Saenger Theater, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, Bourbon House (seafood restaurant), Acme Oyster House, Daisy Dukes Express (Creole restaurant) and more.
From this penthouse Louisiana Maritime Museum is 0.1 miles, Tulane Medical Center is 0.2 miles, Old Absinthe House New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz Museum and Confederate Memorial Hall are 0.3 miles, Bourbon Street, St Louis Cemetery No 1, McDonogh Monument, Lafayette Square, Clay Monument and Louisiana Wildlife Museum are 0.4 miles, Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 0.5 miles, Treasure Chest Casino is 11.5 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $275
Cost per person (four people): $68
Keller Square New Orleans
Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive Penthouse provides 4 bedrooms, city views, a balcony, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a hairdryer and a fully-equipped kitchen. It can be found near Please-U-Restaurant (seafood), The Beaded Oak (bar), Muses Tattoo, Houston’s, Ashe’ Power House Theater, The Bank Architectural Antiques, Cafe Porche & Snowbar (brunch restaurant) and more.
Coliseum Square is 0.3 miles, Central City Historic District and Margaret Statue are 0.4 miles, Keller Square New Orleans is 0.5 miles, Annunciation Square and Ogden Museum of Southern Art are 0.6 miles, Rink Shopping Center, National World War II Museum, Union Station and Lafayette Cemetery are 0.7 miles, New Orleans Fire Museum Fire Station is 0.8 miles, Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 1 mile, Riverwalk Marketplace Shopping Center is 1.1 miles, Esplanade Mall Shopping Center is 11.7 miles and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11.3 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $575
Cost per person (eight people): $72
As you can see hotels in New Orleans LA uphold the city’s historic image as one the country’s biggest and most beautiful, all while maintaining a big easy way of life. We hope you have found this information useful and may your NOLA trip be a memorable one!