Louisiana: New Orleans, French Quarter Hotels

If you are headed to New Orleans, you will want the full experience. Stay in the French Quarter. If you want a secluded quiet place to meditate or sleep…you should NOT be going to New Orleans. Here are a few ETG picks!

Bourbon Orleans Hotel  (see cover photo) provides a variety of rooms from standard to deluxe (queen/king beds). Specialty rooms contain loft with balconies featuring city views. *As of Jan 2022 – this post has been updated – the rooms at Bourbon Orleans Hotel have been newly-renovated with hardwood floors and new furnishings as of May 2021. 

Bourbon Orleans Hotel Suite

Bourbon Orleans Hotel as included luxury touches such as exposed white brick, classic wood furniture, plantation shutters, granite countertops, black-tiled bathrooms. Every room features pillow-top beds, 42”inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary wifi, bottled water, in-room coffee and tea, and local calls. Balconies are also available with certain room offering a glorious views of  St. Louis Cathedral or the bustling scene of the French Quarter. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St. , New Orleans, Louisiana 70116; https://www.bourbonorleans.com

If you prefer a larger hotel, complete with its own eateries, bars, fitness center, a pool,  the Royal Sonesta New Orleans (part of a chain) may be just the place for you. The hotel offers several foodie/drink options on the premises…Restaurant Revolution, Desire Oyster Bar, PJ’s Coffee Café, The Jazz Playhouse, and Le Booze. Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; https://www.sonesta.com

Maison Dupuy Hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter, (two blocks from Bourbon Street). Bourbon Street, Offering spacious, comfortable guest rooms complete with complimentary wifi throughout the hotel. 

The pool at Maison Dupuy Hotel

Some come with balconies overlooking the beautiful courtyard which is home to one of the largest swimming pools in the French Quarter (it’s still not huge, but big for New Orleans). The hotel has its own eatery – Bistreaux restaurant which features performances by local musicians. Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70112; https://www.maisondupuy.com

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