Staying in New Orleans

New Orleans has some of the most unique and beautiful architecture in the world. Visitors to New Orleans have many diverse housing options- from intimate Bed & Breakfasts to swank high rise hotels.

Finding the Right Place to Stay.

New Orleans has accommodations to meet every lifestyle and budget. From bed and breakfasts in beautifully restored antebellum homes, Creole cottages, swank high rise hotels, slave quarters to your typical chain hotels - New Orleans affords its visitors many lodging options. With more than 20,000 rooms available in the Big Easy, it can be difficult deciding where to stay. Especially, if you have never been to New Orleans and aren't familiar with the city. People who come to New Orleans should consider several factors before they put a deposit down on a room. A careful decision, made with a little help from the locals, will guarantee that your visit to New Orleans will be memorable.

Some of your choices of Hotels/Guest Houses/Travel should include:

1012 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70117
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Condos with queen-size beds, private entrances; located only six blocks from Bourbon Street and walking distance to most New Orleans attractions.  Several favorite bars are within one block.

2513 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70117
PHONE: 504.261.9477
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Gay owned and operated in newly renovated 1890's double. Four guest rooms with private baths, guests' parlor and "half-kitchen", courtyard and half-open tubhouse with spa (hot tub/whirlpool). Clothing optional in hot tub area. Walking distance to French Quarter. Immediate vicinity of gay and lesbian bars/venues.

1005 St. Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: 1.800.367.5858
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Four meticulously restored boutique inns located in the heart of the French Quarter's most popular LGBT neighborhood. Each building's individual character and charm provides an unforgettable authentic French Quarter experience!

Inn on St. Peter
1005 St. Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: 504-524-9232
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ONE OF THE TOP PLACES TO STAY IN NEW ORLEANS Carefully restored with traditional finishes, The Inn on St. Peter marries the desire for modern convenience and comfort with an historic French Quarter setting. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn was originally constructed in 1805, with its design influenced by the Spanish style of architecture during that period. Gorgeous private courtyards are nestled throughout the property and provide an ambiance and charm that brings every guest back to the peaceful days of the 19th century French Quarter.

Inn on St. Ann
1013 St. Ann, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: 504-304-5572
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EXPLORE OUR NEW ORLEANS INN Inn on St Ann at French Quarter of New Orleans Built in 1830, the charming Inn on St. Ann boasts courtyards shaded by a century-old oak tree and common areas appropriately decorated with antiques, chandeliers, and original local artwork. With its hanging plants and wrought iron balcony fronting St. Ann, the Inn epitomizes the iconic architecture and ambiance the French Quarter is often recognized for. The Inn on St. Ann also features the Marie Laveau Annex, a hotel property too rich to abandon the name it has carried for decades. This Creole Cottage was once owned by the famed voodoo priestess of New Orleans, Marie Laveau, whose services were sought by the rich and poor, black and white, for everything from court cases to affairs of the heart.

Inn on Ursulines
708 Ursulines, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: 504-525-8509
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HISTORIC FRENCH QUARTER LODGING Inn on Ursulines at French Quarter of New Orleans Originally constructed in the 1700's, the 15-room Inn on Ursulines is one of the oldest structures in the French Quarter. Located between the famed Royal and Bourbon streets, this traditional Creole Cottage was once owned by voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, who operated it as a guest house for travelers to the city seeking her services. Engrossed in the property's rich history and architecture are guest rooms providing today's traveler the comfort and modern conveniences expected of great French Quarter lodging. Our inviting courtyards are your personal sanctuary from the ongoing thrill that is the New Orleans experience. With both location and comfort, the Inn on Ursulines is the perfect home base for your next authentic French Quarter adventure. Self-parking is available on a first come, first serve basis at a rate of $30 per day. The gated lot is located 0.4 miles (six blocks) behind our sister property, the Lamothe House Hotel. Please inquire at check-in.

Lamothe House
621 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone: 504-947-1161
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CHARMING HOTEL STEPS FROM FRENCHMEN STREET Lamothe House at French quarter of New Orleans Nestled in the ancient oaks of Esplanade Avenue, the ornate architectural detail of the past meets modern comfort and convenience in the beautifully restored Lamothe House hotel. Whether it's your first or your next visit to the Big Easy, find the authentic New Orleans experience you are searching for at the Lamothe House. Just steps from the Lamothe House which is located in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, visitors will find Frenchmen Street, often referred to as "the local's Bourbon Street", which features some of the best local music and cuisine. Inside the Lamothe House's main building you will find five Grand Antique Suites that have been preserved from the original 1839 construction and furnished with the antique furniture and artwork of old world New Orleans. In addition, there are nine deluxe accommodations in the main house that open up to a flagstone courtyard with a charming garden pond. Located immediately behind our courtyard and refreshing pool area, our carriage house has an additional 10 deluxe and suite accommodations, including our spacious Two-Bedroom Suites. Our Marigny Guest House, with 11 deluxe accommodations, can be found just across residential Kerlerec Street behind our main property. It is conveniently located across from our main property, next to our gated parking lot. Self-parking is available on a first come, first serve basis at a rate of $30 per day. The gated lot is located directly behind the Lamothe House hotel.

Here are some things you should consider before you book a room...

Time Of Year

Although New Orleans has much to offer all year round, the months of September through May are the peak tourist season for New Orleans. Many of the Crescent City's more popular festivals and events take place during these months and most conventions are scheduled during this time. If you plan oncoming to New Orleans during these months, it is critical that you plan in advance. New Orleans is a very popular travel destination and you'll be able to ensure the best rates and rooms by planning ahead.

If you are interested in coming to Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence, Halloween or The Jazz and Heritage Festival, plan ahead. Many people come to these festivals year after year and reserve their rooms a year or more in advance. However, it is possible to get a room at the last minute if you know the right people. Like I said, call French Quarter Reservations, they'll be able to help you better than anyone.

Summers in New Orleans are, shall we say, "sweltering." If you love hot, humid weather and thunder storms, you'll love New Orleans in the Summer. If you don't like to wear tank tops and shorts, you better visit the Big Easy some other time. The advantage of coming to New Orleans in Summer is that most hotels drop their rates from June through August and room availability is wide open.


The City of New Orleans encompasses some 365 square miles of tamed swampland. Despite the size of the Big Easy, it does not have a big city "attitude." New Orleans is made up of dozens of distinct and intimate neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own ambiance and attractions. When you decide to stay in New Orleans, you need to choose the area or neighborhood that best meets your needs and interests. What follows is a brief description of the more popular neighborhoods.

The French Quarter

The French Quarter is the heart and soul of old New Orleans. The Vieux Carreor "Old Square" is one of this country's most remarkable and beautiful historiclocations. The Quarter is, a living historical monument. Unlike many historicsights, the French Quarter remains a true city. People live work and play allin their little "home town." In fact, many French Quarter residents don't owncars. Why own a car when everything you could ever want or need is withinwalking distance? The French Quarter is, by far, the best and most popular place to stay in New Orleans.

The French Quarter has every possible sort of lodging. You can choose from intimate Creole cottages, apartments, posh hotels and owner occupied and operated Bed and Breakfasts.

The Marigny

The Faubourg Marigny, adjacent to the French Quarter, is a parcel of land originally owned by Bernard Marigny, one of the city's more colorful historic characters. Marigny, the son of rich nobility who hobnobbed with such minor characters as the King of France, was generous with his money - especially in pursuit of pleasure - and a terrible gambler. As a young man he had travelled abroad and brought back to New Orleans the game that came to be called "craps." As a result, Marigny eventually went through a million dollars (remember, this was in the early 1800s - so imagine the fortune he wasted!) and was forced to subdivide and sell part of his plantation, which became the Faubourg Marigny.

Today Marigny and the Bywater area (adjacent to the Marigny) is a colorful, mostly residential area boasting a huge gay presence, a number of trendy restaurants, coffee shops and clubs. As the quiet gay residential neighborhood of New Orleans, it is still adjacent to the French Quarter action. Many of the Gay-friendly bed and breakfasts are located here, as well as several gay bars including the Phoenix, Cowpokes, Matrixxx, Chet's, Big Daddy's, Friendly Bar and The Country Club, plus Gay Restaurant of the Year Bywater Bar.B.Que/Lorenzo's, and also the Barn Theater, home of the Drama Theater Company, and even the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans. The proximity of Frenchmen St. restaurants and music clubs, and the festive atmosphere, make it a prime destination for the Gay visitor. Marigny, in the opinion of many, has become the more bohemian extension of the French Quarter, increasingly becoming the neighborhood of choice for writers, painters, musicians, street entertainers and artists of all sorts.

The Garden District

The Garden District is located "Uptown." There are many beautiful bed and breakfasts and hotels located in the Garden District. The St. Charles Streetcarline makes this a convenient neighborhood to stay.

If you prefer a "quiet" vacation without all the distractions of nightlife and all that other stuff, the Garden District would be to your liking.

The Central Business District

The Central Business District or "CBD" is where you'll find most of the major hotel chains. Some of these hotels border the French Quarter and can be quite convenient. In addition, if you prefer staying in a large hotel, this location might be your best choice.

No matter where you stay in New Orleans, your visit to the Big Easy is bound to be a memorable trip and, like so many others, you'll learn

"...what it means to miss New Orleans."

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