Hotel Monteleone

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Afar Magazine

This family-run hotel, originally opened in 1886, is steeped in history from its classic furnishings to its esteemed guests. Full review →



The rooms are tasteful, if a bit on the snug side, but you may end up spending more time in the gloriously ornate lobby or the slowly-rotating Carousel Bar.


DK Eyewitness

The Monteleone has been a French Quarter landmark since 1886. This family-owned hotel has undergone a major renovation, revamping its rooms with new fabrics, furniture, and amenities.

Try booking one of the “literary rooms,” named for writer guests such as Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway.

Fodor's Tick 4.5

One of the grand old hotels of New Orleans, the Monteleone... oozes sophistication, romance, and history. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide Tick Recommended

Since 1886, the venerable Hotel Monteleone has stood at its fashionable Royal Street address in New Orleans' French Quarter. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Everyone who stays here loves it, probably because it's a family hotel whose approach to business is reflected by the staff, among the most helpful in town. Full review →


Gayot 46

The hotel was opened by an Italian immigrant in 1886 and is still owned and run by his family. It exudes a sense of tradition with its formal street facade and marble-encrusted lobby. Full review →



Many luminaries have made the hotel their home, including Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Truman Capote. Full review →



Enormous red letters spell out “Hotel Monteleone” above the Beaux-Arts facade of this 570-room hotel on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Originally opened in 1886, the property today... Full review →


Lonely Planet

Perhaps the city’s most venerable old hotel, the Monteleone is also the French Quarter’s largest. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Large but not without charm. Drink at the Carousel Bar. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

The 600-room French Quarter hotel has made literary history and cocktail history, but it's no museum piece. Full review →


Rough Guide

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.


Star Service Tick 4

The Monteleone is a big family-owned independent in one of the best locations in the French Quarter: right in the midst of the city's finest antiques shops. Full review →


The Telegraph 7.0

Opened in 1886 on Royal Street in the French Quarter, the hotel is famous for its revolving Carousel Bar and for (allegedly) being the place where Truman Capote had his first drink. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The Beaux Arts-inspired building’s gold-tinged rooms offer a touch of Southern hospitality with antique furniture, gilded mirrors, and ornamental moldings. Full review →


Zagat 4.2

"Feel like a part of Louisiana history" at this "decadent", "lovely old hotel", a "classic" from its "beautiful" lobby and rooftop pool to the recently renovated rooms.

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Hotel Monteleone

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214 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2201

Contact (504) 523-3341
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