Location may be everything but the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans doesn’t depend on its excellent address alone.  A fourth floor terrace outdoor pool, free high-speed Internet, and delicious on-site dining...
An oyster bar, a Jazz playhouse, and an address right on Bourbon Street are just three of the ways that the Royal Sonesta proves that it is one of the most authentic New Orleans hotel experiences you can possibly...
Find the very definition of quaint and cozy surrounded by a city that knows how to party with a room or suite at the Hampton Inn New Orleans/Downtown.  Enjoy the added benefit of free services like wireless Internet...
Have a hotel stay as unique as the city around it when you make a reservation at the The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.  Located walking distance from the French Quarter, it fits right in with its own unique...
Spend the evening surrounded by a beauty and hospitality that has been perfected over a century of service at Le Pavilion Hotel.  Authentically designed and exquisitely appointed, this icon of the city offers the...
Luxury meets southern comfort embraced by the music, food, and culture of one of the most exciting cities in the United States at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.  Settle into spacious, beautifully furnished accommodations...
If you know the name, you know the deal.  At the Courtyard New Orelans Downtown/Iberville all the great extras you expect, from free Internet to healthy on-site dining, are combined with the perfect Big Easy location....
Stay only minutes away from the excitement of Downtown New Orleans, giving you a bit of peace at the end of the day. Revel in the benefit of a free daily breakfast in the lobby, complimentary high-speed Internet,...

New Orleans City and Hotel Guide

The Soul of the South

The hotels in New Orleans have the honor of being part of a very exclusive club.  They are included in a collection of locations in a city that has seen almost 300 years of history and is only the better for it.  Since its founding in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, it has been the affiliated with France, Spain, the United States, and the Confederate States of America.  That collection of cultures and traditions has combined to create a one-of-a-kind city, one that exudes the true spirit of the south, representing the strength of its soul and the charm of its character.  Over the years, people from many nations have ended their wanderings on its hallowed streets and called the Big Easy home, adding their own unique flavor to its growing personality.  It played a pivotal part in the War of 1812, where Andrew Jackson turned back the British Troops with a hodgepodge of natives and local military and the Civil War, when it fell under the brutal rule of General Benjamin Butler.

Though its importance as a trade center in the country, initial bolstered by its port, declined with the advent of the railroads in favor of nearby cities like Houston and Dallas, New Orleans remained an important cultural center, continuing to preserve all the various peoples that had helped build its foundation.  In 2005, its indomitable spirit was put to the ultimate test by the ravages of Hurricane Katrina and though the storm was merciless, it did not break the city in full and it slowly recovered.  Today, a room or suite at the hotels in New Orleans will allow you to walk among the history of this famous city, revel in the wonder of its present and witness the approach of its future.

A Hot Time in the Old Town

If you are looking at the hotels in New Orleans for a place to stay on your next trip, you probably don’t need to be told that there is plenty to do, see, hear, and taste in the Big Easy.  Probably the two most famous reasons to visit are the music and the food and both are provided in great measure throughout the city.  Start with the French Quarter, home to the very famous Bourbon Street, the New Orleans Mint, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the French Market, all of which you can see from the deck of the Natchez. Plus, you will find enough entertainment, nightlife, history, and dining to last you for days.  And for music, you would have to work to not find it everywhere you go.  From the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to the Voodoo Experience to all the little clubs and hot spots where local musicians and big name acts perform nightly, the sound of New Orleans as a iconic as its look.

Add in a little nature at the Audubon Nature Institute, the Longue Vue House and Gardens, and the Orleans Botanical Gardens, as well as one of the largest collection of oak trees in the world at the City Park.  Sports lovers can catch a Saints game in the Superdome, a Pelicans game at the Smoothie King Center, or just check out the calendar at the Lakefront Arena.  And though it may go without saying, it would be completely remiss to not mention Mardi Gras, the one event the city may be most well known for and certainly the one event that you should make every effort to be in town to witness.  Finally, the food, oh the food.  Creole and Cajun, French, Spanish, and Italian, the cuisine available to you with your stay at the hotels in New Orleans will ruin all other eating experiences any where else in the world.  Though there are plenty of unforgettable places to eat, no matter which way you turn, make sure you don’t leave without trying the beignets and po-boys.

Over Your Head and Under Your Feet

To round out your preparation, you are going to need to know what the weather is going to be like and how to get around when you are at one of the hotels in New Orleans.  Hot and humid is the name of the game in the south, so be prepared to dress light and drink plenty of liquids.  Even the winters are mild, so there isn’t a time of the year you are going to really have to worry about being chilly.  And to get around, you have a couple of excellent options.  Of course you drive the historic and beautiful streets in your own vehicle, but in case you want to do it authentically, check out Streetcar Lines that run throughout every quarter.  And thanks to the rather flat nature of the area, you can even hop on a bicycle and make your way around without too much effort.

In Case You Make Time to Sleep

Even with an introduction summary like this, you can already see that finding something to do with yourself isn’t going to be your problem.  Your problem will probably be deciding whether or not you want to waste any of your time sleeping.  If you decide you do, or even if you just want a bit of a break, the hotels in New Orleans represent a wonderful spectrum of options to make you comfortable.  Enhance your trip with a good measure of luxury and elegance at the Omni Royal, The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, or the Ritz-Carlton. Or, find something a bit more economic and low key with the customer service and excellent services of big names like Marriott, Courtyard, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, and DoubleTree.  No matter which you choose to suit your needs, every one is blended into the city, located in key areas to get you close to the best attractions and exuding the very spirit and charm that makes the city such an unforgettable experience.  Don’t wait any longer.  Choose one of the hotels in New Orleans and start your next adventure today.