Top 10 hotels in New Orleans

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Elegant townhouses, Victorian mansions and design-rich high-rises – use this guide to the top 10 hotels in New Orleans for a hotel that best fits your style.

Top romantic hotel – Bienville House

Hand-painted murals in the lobby enhance the romantic setting of this intimate French Quarter manor house. Rooms have four-poster beds and wrought-iron balconies. Enjoy a candlelit dinner in the flagstone courtyard.

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320 Decatur St., New Orleans

Top family-friendly hotel – Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

The rooftop pool overlooking the French Quarter makes the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel a popular family choice. Kids have room to play in the spacious guestrooms, and attentive staff keeps them entertained with coloring books and toys.

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621 St. Louis St., New Orleans
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Top historic hotel – Hotel Monteleone New Orleans

Time-travel back to late 19th-century Southern elegance at Hotel Monteleone, with its chandeliered lobby and uniformed doorman set in the French Quarter. Guestrooms are large and luxurious, with floor-to-ceiling windows and brass beds. Enjoy a cocktail at the revolving Carousel Bar.

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214 Royal St., New Orleans

Top boutique hotel – Dauphine Orleans Hotel

Marble bathrooms and exposed brick characterize this 19th-century boutique hotel. Three palm-tree shaded secluded courtyards provide an oasis from the bustling French Quarter. Guestrooms, with stone fireplaces, patios and pine beams, are across the street.

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415 Dauphine St., New Orleans

Top spa hotel – The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Enter into a soothing environment accompanied by the scent of magnolias and the sound of a bubbling fountain. The spa has a variety of lavish beauty treatments and massage therapies. Special treatments include the three-hour Café Au Lait massage and detox.

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921 Canal St., New Orleans
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Top bed and breakfast hotel – La Maison Marigny B&B

Spacious rooms with high ceilings fill this opulent 19th-century Victorian mansion, set on a tree-lined street in the Garden District. The best guestrooms come with a private balcony. Homemade breakfasts include praline French toast.

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4117 Perrier St., New Orleans

Top casino hotel – Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel

A walk through a grand lobby leads to more than 2,000 slot machines at Harrah’s. Spacious rooms are New Orleans-style, with splashes of Mardi Gras purple and gold. For dinner choose from nine restaurants. French Quarter attractions are just a few blocks away. 

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228 Poydras St., New Orleans

Top business hotel – Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue

With its convenient location in the Central Business District, Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue is a top choice for business travelers. Guestrooms are spacious and stylish, with wireless Internet and designer toiletries. Host conferences in the meeting rooms, and plan events through the business center. 

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333 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
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Top self-catering hotel – Homewood Suites New Orleans

Set up house at Homewood Suites New Orleans, in the Central Business District. Spacious suites have high ceilings and full kitchens, while large windows flood rooms with light. Attentive staff provides grocery service and a buffet breakfast. 

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901 Poydras St., New Orleans
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Top design hotel – W New Orleans - French Quarter

Sleek, modern touches mesh with New Orleans elegance at the W New Orleans. Guestrooms are dressed in earth tones and black and white prints. Wrought-iron gates surround a decadent courtyard with butterfly-motif tables. 

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316 Chartres St., New Orleans