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Top New Orleans Historic Hotels

The Pontchartrain Hotel
4 out of 5
2031 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $120 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
4.7/5Exceptional! (837 reviews)

"Beautiful historic hotel. The staff was amazing and very attentive. Very charming hotel to visit."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

The Pontchartrain Hotel
The Olivier House Hotel
2.5 out of 5
828 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is CA $129 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.6/5Exceptional! (952 reviews)

"I absolutely loved everything about this property. First of all the uniqueness of the rooms was wonderful and my absolute favorite was the beautiful courtyards. It was peaceful and gorgeous. Second was the staff. They were friendly and helpful and very accommodating. I liked that the staff was at ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

The Olivier House Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
3.5 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA
The price is CA $205 per night from Dec 30 to Dec 31
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,726 reviews)

"Location is fantastic right in the heart of the french quarter."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2020

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
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French Market Inn
3 out of 5
509 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA
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4.6/5Wonderful! (1,359 reviews)

"Love the location and the rooms were comfortable. The staff are always helpful, this was 4th time staying at the hotel and I will be back."…"

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

French Market Inn
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
4 out of 5
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $194 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,659 reviews)

"Staff was attentive, friendly and never requested something that they were not accommodating right away. Decorations are beautiful during the holidays."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
Melrose Mansion
3.5 out of 5
937 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA
The price is CA $165 per night from Dec 30 to Dec 31
4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Great location easy access to everything!! We would stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

Melrose Mansion
Hotel Provincial
3 out of 5
1024 Rue Chartres, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $113 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (951 reviews)

"Wonderful little hotel! It is just beautiful and charming. Within walking distance to any place you could think of and the bartender James was great."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Hotel Provincial
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $139 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,741 reviews)

"Great hotel, location, amenities (given the pandemic). Loved the room and the local shopping & cuisine. Will stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Place d'Armes Hotel
3 out of 5
625 Saint Ann St, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"It is an old property that has been revitalized. Staff were friendly. The only dislike was having to pay to park on the property. Should be free if you are a guest."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2020

Place d'Armes Hotel
Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
3 out of 5
1234 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA
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4.4/5Excellent! (1,592 reviews)

"This is an aging hotel. The rooms need some updating and are overdue for some deep cleaning. We have stayed here a number of times and intend to continue to do so. We hope the new owners take heed about the need for some room upgrades. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
Le Pavillon Hotel
4 out of 5
833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $126 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
4.3/5Excellent! (2,074 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Loved the room decor. Need 50 characters."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 4, 2020

Le Pavillon Hotel
Lamothe House
3.5 out of 5
621 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $116 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)
Best place ive stayed in Nola!

"This place was outstanding! It was so quaint and peaceful. The staff are so helpful and nice! Will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020

Lamothe House
Dauphine Orleans Hotel
3.5 out of 5
415 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA
The price is CA $161 per night from Dec 30 to Dec 31
4.2/5Excellent! (1,138 reviews)

"Excellent staff, anytime I had a question or needed assistance, staff was there and very kind! This was my first Visit to NOLA and Mardi Gras was NOT a disappointment 💜💚 👑 The staff was quick to give guidance on safety as well because of the volume of people on the streets during this week!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020

Dauphine Orleans Hotel
The Cornstalk Hotel
3 out of 5
915 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
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4.2/5Excellent! (558 reviews)

"To stay at the Cornstalk was a real treat! The history and the age of the building just makes it more charming. It was nice to sit on the balcony and people watch. Parking is limited but the staff makes sure everyone fits. Hope to stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

The Cornstalk Hotel
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
4 out of 5
535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $91 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.2/5Very Good! (1,315 reviews)

"The staff is for sure the one factor that wins you over. They were willing to look up any activities we were interested in, give us recommendations and even call a tour company on our behalf. I for sure know that when we come back to New Orleans, that’s the way we are heading. The room was nice, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 31, 2020

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
The Whitney Hotel
3.5 out of 5
610 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA
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4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
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"The night clerk was not very pleasant to deal with, ask a question and it was like your bothering her, the lady on the day shift was very helpful for a first time individual in New Orleans."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

The Whitney Hotel
Hotel St. Pierre®, a French Quarter Inns® Hotel
3 out of 5
911 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $64 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
4/5Very Good! (1,012 reviews)

"My front desk staff was great. Super friendly and very helpful. I will stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Hotel St. Pierre®, a French Quarter Inns® Hotel
Hotel Royal
2.5 out of 5
1006 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
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3.9/5Very Good! (1,009 reviews)

"Beautiful building and room with side street balcony. Wifi reception poorer the further from reception you get. Could've done with a coffee machine in the room rather than at reception. Beautiful and cooling courtyard with fountain to rest and relax in. Excellent location in French Quarter close ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Hotel Royal
Andrew Jackson Hotel®, a French Quarter Inns® Hotel
3 out of 5
919 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
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The price is CA $72 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.8/5Good! (913 reviews)

"Great staff, clean room, loved the location and the courtyard"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2020

Andrew Jackson Hotel®, a French Quarter Inns® Hotel
Historic Streetcar Inn
2 out of 5
1509 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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3.2/5 (996 reviews)

"Definitely not what I expected from the pictures. But we had a great time for marti gras!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020

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Guide to New Orleans Historic Hotels

Travelling to new places can be more than just checking off a place on your map, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of a place. One of the best ways to get a feel for the culture of an area is to learn about its history. Exploring museums or landmarks is a good kick-off, but staying in a New Orleans historic hotel can send you back in time. Pack your bags (and no need for the time machine) as your New Orleans famous hotel awaits.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

When you pass through your New Orleans hotel's doors, you'll be whisked to the past. With their old-world charm and mesmerising histories, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their contemporary counterparts. While these lodgings may be older, they have many of the up-to-date comforts that allow you to relax during your stay. You'll notice your room furnished with a comfy bed, and about everything else you may need for a wonderful stay.

Once you've checked out the hotel property, you can check out the art galleries and renowned landmarks to appreciate more of the New Orleans's culture. If you want to learn about New Orleans's history then you picked the right place. New Orleans has 28 historical buildings and landmarks inearby. After checking out places like DELTA QUEEN (Steamboat), Old Ursuline Convent, and U.S. Customhouse you'll be able to write your own guide on New Orleans. If you have time, then also add in a visit to Jackson Square. Searching for more things to do in New Orleans? You can see what fellow guests thought were worth a visit in our review section. You'll find 23796 tips on great places to eat, more areas to visit, and what they enjoyed most about their time in New Orleans.

Your New Orleans Hotel Is Ready for You

New Orleans has 3300 vintage hotels that have the look and feel of another era. Some of these famous lodgings are where distinguished politicians stayed. You are certain to book a room with all the in-room amenities as well as the traits you desire. Take advantage of the great New Orleans deals with Expedia, and make your visit one to remember with a stay in one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to New Orleans?
Those who want a tour of historical sites will not be disappointed in a trip to New Orleans. And while you’re here, you can check out the renowned jazz scene and fascinating museums. You can also discover the great live music in this walkable area.
What's the best place to stay in New Orleans to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans is a top 4-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers a full-service spa. Bourbon Street is a short 3-minute walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Hotel St. Pierre®, a French Quarter Inns® Hotel and Bourbon Orleans Hotel.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in New Orleans?
New Orleans has 2983 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 311 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in New Orleans?
New Orleans is notable for landmarks like Bourbon Street, Cafe Du Monde, and Frenchmen Street. Known for its live music and jazz scene, cultural venues include National World War II Museum, Saenger Theatre, and New Orleans Museum of Art. Other popular sights include Canal Street and Port of New Orleans.
What is a historic hotel like in New Orleans?
Guests who choose historic hotels have the opportunity to stay in a place that’s been recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can take the form of palaces, castles, stately homes or even lodges, pubs, or skyscrapers — any building that’s been identified as being of special interest. These types of hotels in New Orleans typically retain original elements like traditional architecture and period features in their communal spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
They are quite similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasize the physical building and architecture. Heritage hotels draw their meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the surrounding community.
Do historic hotels in New Orleans have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, but interiors include modern conveniences and safety features. Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d find in a hotel such as Smart TVs, WiFi, and updated bathroom facilities. In New Orleans, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you’re picking a place that’s rundown.

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