Decadent New Orleans hotels

It's pronounced "New OAR-linz".

by Rashmi Chugani

While New Orleans offers its share of history, some really good partying, and awesome food, you have got to know where to stay to make the most out of your trip. Check these out and we guarantee you’ll have the best time in this beautiful city. You might not want to ever leave.

Windsor Court Hotel 94

300 Gravier St

Traditional Southern stay in the heart of New Orleans with a rooftop pool and top-notch French restaurant.

- Jetsetter

Le Meridien New Orleans 86

333 Poydras St

You have to hand it to W – this suave chain does things right.

- Lonely Planet

Omni Royal Orleans 86

621 St. Louis Street

This is a very attractive and traditional hotel in the very heart of the French Quarter.

- Lonely Planet

Harrah's New Orleans 82

228 Poydras Street

Whether you're a high roller or just want to feel like one, this 26-story luxury property next to (but not in the middle of) Harrah's casino delivers the goods.

- Gayot

Royal Sonesta New Orleans 88

300 Bourbon Street

The Royal Sonesta is Bourbon Street’s swankiest hotel, and guests can customize it to their level of party pleasure.

- Oyster

Trendsetters and celebs stay at the International House Hotel for its quietly sexy vibe, attentive staff, and posh rooms designed by a top L.A. designer.

- Oyster

With fewer than 100 stylish quarters to look after, standards and service levels are higher than what is usually expected from this chain

- Star Service

Soniat House 89

1133 Chartres St

This romantic French Quarter inn, made up of two Creole-style brick and stucco cottages, is one of the city's best small hotels.

- The Telegraph

With its majestic, block-long lobby, this was the city’s elite establishment when it opened in 1893.

- Lonely Planet

Treat yourself to the spa.

- Not For Tourists

Hotel Monteleone 92

214 Royal Street

This handsome French Quarter landmark is the oldest hotel in the city, owned by the same family since 1886, and hosting a fine array of writers and luminaries since then.

- Rough Guide

Le Pavillon Hotel 85

833 Poydras Street

With its grand frontage and antique-laden interior, it resembles a time capsule that has borne witness to some of the most momentous events in the city’s history.

- The Telegraph

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