As you might have heard, we do things a little bit differently here in New Orleans. We eat mudbugs (crawfish). We celebrate the people we love at jazz funerals. We have parades for anything and everything. Of course, that uniqueness extends to our hotels' accommodations, amenities and locations.

Courtyards

Hotels in cities across the world also have courtyards, however, the courtyards here are uniquely New Orleans. They are tucked in between historic buildings, filled with lush tropical vegetation and will transport you to a laid back and relaxed world the moment you walk in.

Best New Orleans Hotels with Courtyards:

Maison Dupuy Hotel
Carriage House at Maison Dupuy Hotel
Hotel Provincial
Royal Frenchmen Hotel
Sully Mansion
Best Western Plus Landmark French Quarter
Prytannia Park Garden District Hotel
French Quarter Townhouses
HI New Orleans Hostel

Balconies

Again, hotels all over the country have balconies, but usually they're enclosed with that generic slab of concrete. Here the rails are made with black wrought iron. It's worth upgrade to a room with a balcony here and being able to enjoy the stunning views of the beautiful French Quarter.

Best New Orleans Hotels with Balcony Availabilities:

Hotel Provincial
Hotel Villa Convento
Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
Best Western Plus Landmark French Quarter
Queen Anne Garden District Hotel
Royal Frenchmen Hotel

In or near the French Quarter/Frenchmen Street

Speaking of the French Quarter, finding a hotel in or near the French Quarter is one of the most popular requests that we see. We can't say we blame everyone looking for a hotel in the Vieux Carre. The French Quarter is inthe heart of New Orleans. This unique part of town is filled with historic sights, delicious dining, fabulous shopping and of course the ever festive atmosphere.

Best New Orleans Hotels in or near the Vieux Carré:

Hotel Provincial
French Quarter Townhouses
Best Western Plus Landmark French Quarter
Royal Frenchmen Hotel
Hotel Villa Convento

Near the streetcar

Another frequent request related to location is for hotels near the streetcar lines–as much a mode of transportation as they are tourist attractions. Looking much the way they looked 100 years ago, the streetcar can take you throughout the city to popular historic sites, shopping areas and other major attractions.

Best New Orleans Hotels on/near a Streetcar Line:

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome
Best Western Plus Landmark French Quarter
Prytannia Park Garden District Hotel
Prytannia Oaks Hotel
Queen Anne Garden District Hotel

Near the parade route

During Carnival season, the most sought after hotel location is one that is on or near the Mardi Gras parade routes. The good news is that there are many hotels close to the parade routes. The bad news is that everyone also wants to book their stays there. Make sure you book early if you're coming to town during Mardi Gras season that stretches through February and into March. Hotels start taking reservations for next year's Mardi Gras as soon the current season ends. Many hotels start selling out for popular dates months before the first float rolls down St. Charles Avenue or Canal Street.

Best New Orleans Hotels near the Downown Parade Route:

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

Best New Orleans Hotels near the Uptown Parade Route:

Prytannia Park Garden District Hotel
Prytannia Oaks Hotel
Queen Anne Garden District Hotel

Best New Orleans Hotels near the Metairie Parade Route:

Comfort Inn & Suites Metairie
Copeland Tower Suites and Conference Room
Ramada Metairie

Keep in mind, most French Quarter and downtown hotels are within walking distance of the parades on Canal Street and there are a few smaller parades in the Quarter itself.