Experience New Orleans Like a Tourist at These Boutique Hotels

Jean Jones
August 05, 2015


The quirks and kinks of New Orleans offer outstanding options for vacation, even if you live in the Big Easy. Rather than leaving town when you need time off, consider booking a few nights in one of these unique hotels and experience our city like a tourist.

Audubon Cottages
509 Dauphine Street

If you want a get-a-way with a hide-a-way feeling, spend a weekend in one of these French Quarter cottages. Each of these one- or two-bedroom cottages has its own personality in features and decor. Exposed brick, faux fireplaces, hardwood floors, and quaint courtyards add up to exponential charm. Your stay includes breakfast in the Guest House and the services of a French Quarter Butler. Don't pass up the chance to make your way through the lush, brick patio and slip into the heated, saltwater pool for your own Big Easy oasis. 

Bienville House
320 Decatur Street

Like New Orleans itself, this distinctive hotel has been through several lives before becoming the charming beauty she is now. Known for its great staff and long list of amenities, the Bienville House offers comfortable rooms for both two-legged and four-legged guests. If you bring your pet, he will be greeted with a mat, two bowls and special treat. Just blocks from Jackson Square, this hotel will give you great access to all the music, food and great architecture that gives New Orleans her special flair. 

Le Richelieu
1234 Chartres Street

The rooms and suites in this French Quarter boutique hotel are individually decorated with antique furniture and rich decor, hearkening back to a time when luxury was common and opulence in abundance for some. This historic hotel is only two blocks from Bourbon Street, and is also close to the tram giving you easy access to get out and about without having to get in your car. Or, you can kick back on the veranda overlooking New Orleans rooftops, take deep breath and just savor your vacation. 

The Saint Hotel
931 Canal Street

"Play naughty; sleep saintly." With a tagline like this, how can you resist? This upscale hotel on Canal Street offers luxurious amenities such as marble bathrooms with signature products, Egyptian cotton bed linens and complimentary Wi-Fi in all the rooms and suites. However, if you really want something different book a suite named after famous archangels and designed for your specific mood. Feeling angelic? The Archangel Michael suite is resplendent in over-top blue and white decor, mirrored furniture and all-white kitchen. Mood a little more devilish? Then your home away from home should be the Archangel Lucifer suite that is decorated with red velvet and comes with a private stage, disco ball and pole. 

So instead of a stay-cation at your apartments, get out and get into one of the Crescent City's boutique hotels.

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