Fathom Favorites : New Orleans Hotels

1. Hotel Peter and Paul

Hotel Peter and Paul

Set in a historic 19th-century compound that once consisted of a church, rectory, schoolhouse, and convent, the 71-room hotel has a refreshing grown-up vibe that feels different. Rooms are decorated with gingham fabric in rich hues of red, blue, green, and yellow (a palette of colors derived from 14th-18th century religious paintings); baroque-style wood furnishings; and simple white linens.

 2317 Burgundy St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

2. The Louie

The Louie

A design-y two-bedroom apartment oasis for out-of-towners. Each room is furnished with a mix of antique and contemporary pieces from New Orleans and the living room is a stately scene for an evening Sazerac. It's cozy and tucked away Airbnb-style, which means you won't get the address until you book. 

New Orleans, LA

3. The Pontchartrain Hotel

The Pontchartrain Hotel

Inspired by classic Garden District homes, guest rooms are painted mint green to mimic the Spanish moss-laden oak trees of the South and have homey details like flowered fabrics and layered Moroccan rugs. Plus a rooftop bar and lounge with 270-degree views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans with the look and feel of a 1940s artist's loft. 

2031 St Charles Ave.
Garden District
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel

The indie hotel brand's newest 234-room outpost is designed with New Orleans' romantic history in mind, using a dark and moody palette and bespoke furnishings. Plus a two-level music venue tucked behind the hotel lobby that hosts salon-style gatherings, drag and burlesque shows, and live music and DJ performances. 

600 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Henry Howard Hotel

Henry Howard Hotel

Old-world elegance merges with Southern hospitality and contemporary design at the eighteen-bedroom boutique hotel. Read our full review here.

2041 Prytania St.
Garden District
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. The Troubadour

An easy and stylish newcomer in the Central Business District that's not trying too hard, but hits certain notes — room comfort, dining options, rooftop views — just right.

1111 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. The Roosevelt

The NOLA landmark hotel has old-fashioned appeal (big marble lobby, over-stuffed furniture) and a few modern updates, including a huge post-Katrina renovation and chef John Besh's Domenica restaurant (a somewhat boring dining room turning out fantastically un-boring dishes).

130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA, 70112

8. Loft 523

Imaginatively designed boutique hotel, where each of the eighteen rooms is airy, spacious, and decorated like an artsy urban loft. Bonus points for the huge bathrooms and personal hotel assistants (who cater to your whims).

523 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130

9. Soniat House

For those craving a nostalgic, genteel Nawlins setting, there's this charming wrought-iron townhouse triplet filled with French antiques, Frette linens, and quiet courtyards.


1133 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA, 70116

10. International House

Oversize Beaux-Art building with oversized furniture, flecked gold, and lots of damask fabric. Business travelers looking for extra pizazz should book here.

221 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130

11. Lanaux Mansion

Old-fashioned rooms for let are cute, kitschy, and close to Frenchmen Street. Which means you can make a quick stumble home after a night of heavy jazz.

547 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, 70116

12. Cornstalk Hotel

This French Quarter mansion stands back a bit from Royal Street, which makes for prime veiwing beyond the iron cornstalk fence. Inside, hallways and guest rooms have high ceilings, chandeliers, fabric wallpaper, and stately Victorian furnishings to match.

915 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA, 70116