4 Star Hotels in New Orleans

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4 star hotels in New Orleans, Louisiana

With the low notes of jazz in the air and the scent of Creole spices on the breeze, arriving in New Orleans is a feast for the senses. Indeed you'll find that music and food are at the very heart of this city, affectionately known as The Big Easy. The birthplace of jazz and the home of the Mardi Gras festival, New Orleans maintains a carnival atmosphere year-round that makes it the perfect destination for an unforgettable vacation.

Things to see in New Orleans

Several days can be spent exploring the French Quarter, the cultural center of New Orleans, just wandering in and out of the countless boutiques and antique stores lining the streets. Taking a walking tour of the Quarter with a local guide will allow you to make the most of your visit. Spend a morning watching the local artists work in Jackson Square —a great place to sample a beignet, a pastry synonymous with the region. Don’t leave without a peep inside St Louis Cathedral, one of the oldest in America. A night-time jazz cruise down the Mississippi on the Steamboat Natchez is a wonderful way to relax and experience a bygone era. By traveling just a short distance from the city limits, you can visit one of the surrounding historic plantations. Houmas House is one of the best preserved, and guided tours of the mansion and gardens are available.

4-star hotels in New Orleans

Visitors have several options when it comes to four-star accommodation in New Orleans. The city is famous for its historic architecture, and many of the top 4-star hotels in New Orleans have stood since the 19th century. In recent years modern, high-end hotels have been developed, some of which offer spectacular panoramic views from the upper floors. Typical amenities in New Orleans' 4 star hotels include indoor swimming pools, spas and delicious free breakfasts. The highlight of any vacation in New Orleans is its famous Southern hospitality, and staff are always willing to share insider tips on the best places to dine, as well as assist with booking tours.

Where to stay in New Orleans

New Orleans is a melting-pot of American and European culture, and there’s no better place to experience this unique mix than the French Quarter. This historic neighborhood has many of New Orleans’ best four-star hotels, along with the city’s finest Creole and Cajun restaurants. Choosing to stay in the aptly named Art District will put you within walking distance of the best art galleries and museums in New Orleans. The Garden District has an abundance of beautifully manicured parks, a perfect place to take a breather from the buzz of downtown.

How to get to New Orleans

Flying into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the most direct option, and international flights to New Orleans are available year-round. The airport is 25 minutes from downtown, and you can order a cab from the airport. If New Orleans is a stop on your great American road trip, Routes 55 and 59 will lead you into the city. Take advantage of the streetcar system to get around—these charming trolleys serve the key areas of the city. A lot of exploring can be done on foot, and strolling through the streets is a great way to discover New Orleans' hidden gems.

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