Tourism is back in the city and it’s so exciting! Even with everything that’s been going on the past year, we’ve had an abundance of gorgeous new boutique and high-end downtown hotel openings, and even old favorites getting makeovers. I get this question a lot “I have a friend coming to town who needs hotel recommendations – go.” When that happens, it often inspires me to turn that list into a post to share with everyone. It also makes my life easier to have a link to send right over next time I get the question 😉
3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans
This old favorite, got a moody new makeover during the pandemic. The updates are an improvement across the board. From the added patio seating and lush greenery, the gorgeous interior and a menu by Coquette, you can’t go wrong here. Plus, the convenient Saint Charles Avenue location is perfect to hop on the streetcar and easily get to any part of town.
501 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans
The Kimpton opened their first property called The Fontenot in New Orleans this year and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The Peacock Room bar and lounge has already become one of the hottest places to go out in town. The location is not too deep downtown but sits right between the warehouse district and the quarter, close enough to walk most places, but have a quieter retreat as well.
600 Carondelet St, New Orleans
The Ace has been a trendy, hipster haven in the CBD since they opened several years ago. The rooms are simple, but affordable and do the trick. The amenities such as its location, rooftop bar, and restaurant more than makeup for it.
4125 St Charles Ave, New Orleans
You probably can’t get a room here because it’s that cool. Haha just kidding, sort of. The Chloe has to be the hottest new spot to have dropped this year. My mom keeps asking me why new hotels are named after people and that I do not have an answer for. There’s a reason she’s so cool though. Every detail of the hotel has been thoughtfully planned, the cocktail and food menu are fab and the pool is one of the cutest in town. Also right on Saint Charles Avenue, the location is perfectly situated for Uptown or Downtown fun.
Hotel Saint Vincent
1507 Magazine St, New Orleans
The Hotel Saint Vincent is rich in history. It was exciting news for all that the property was finally going to be rejuvenated by a hotel group known for some of the cutest boutique hotels in Austin, and they couldn’t have done a more beautiful job with it. The Lower Garden District residential neighborhood will make you feel like a local. Plus, the Elizabeth Street Cafe out of Austin opened its second location in the hotel and the food is supposed to be amaze.
The Eliza Jane
315 Magazine St, New Orleans
The Eliza Jane is part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, but has its own unique Parisian style. The hotel is downtown and within walking distance to everything in the Warehouse District and the French Quarter. We love all the cute details like the Bisous fountain in the courtyard, perfect for a photoshoot 😉
The Henry Howard
2041 Prytania St, New Orleans
Staying at Henry Howard hotel, nestled in the Garden District, will truly make you feel like you live there. The gorgeous historic home was named for the architect who designed it, and is small with only 18 rooms.
2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans
Another Saint Charles Avenue hotel, The Pontchartrain is a historic hotel that was finally revived a few years ago. The in-house restaurant, Jack Rose, and rooftop bar, Hot Tin are local favorites for brunch or a night out.
Maison de La Luz
546 Carondelet St, New Orleans
If you’re looking to live in luxury while in New Orleans, then this hotel is for you. The hotel is next to The Ace in the Warehouse District and is part of their luxury collection, Ace Atelier. Even if you’re not lucky enough to be a guest here, don’t miss their swanky Parisian cocktail bar, Bar Marilou.
2 Canal St, New Orleans
File this, under coming soon! We are feeling a little #blessed here in New Orleans to finally be getting a Four Seasons. From what we have seen so far, it looks like it won’t disappoint! The glamorous lobby bar, “The Chandelier Bar,” will be accompanied by cuisine by the locally famed, Alon Shaya. The rooms will overlook the river.