This Hotel Lets You Have Breakfast With Giraffes
1. The Hotel Modern936 St Charles Ave, New Orleans
2. Hotel Monteleone214 Royal St, New Orleans
3. W French Quarter316 Chartres St, New Orleans
4. International House Hotel221 Camp St, New Orleans
5. Loft 523523 Gravier St, New Orleans
6. Hyatt Regency New Orleans601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans
7. The Roosevelt Hotel123 Baronne St, New Orleans
8. W New Orleans333 Poydras St, New Orleans
Just south of the French Quarter, the Hotel Modern's a 10-story, 135-room makeover of the old Lee Circle YMCA. Take the party downstairs at the farm-to-table Tivoli & Lee or patio-ed boozery Bellocq for pre-Prohibition cobblers and punches.
The 50-suite Hotel Monteleone's a 19th-century Royal St landmark. The suites are capped with a 24-hour fitness center, spa, and heated rooftop pool, and night-capped by the haunted lobby's historic revolving Carousel Bar.
The W French Quarter features five stories of fully-renovated, jazz-themed rooms, including top-floor jacuzzi tub suites with private street-facing balconies. There's also a courtyard lobby, contemporary creole eatery SoBou, and tree-shadowed pool.
This century-old, 12-story Beaux Arts building served as the nation's first World Trade Center before receiving a dramatic bohemian makeover. After a night spent getting weird at voodoo-inspired Loa lobby bar downstairs, crash in one of I House's blacked-out Rock Star rooms.
Taking its inspiration from NYC, Loft 523 offers 18 SoHo-style loft apartments equipped with window-lighted Italian spa tubs, glass ceiling fans, and Herman Miller desks in addition to two garden-terraced penthouse apartments.
Located in the Warehouse District, the Hyatt Regency has a penthouse club floor complete with soaring views of the Superdome and Champions Square and over 40 flatscreens at downstairs raw & cocktail bar, Vitascope Hall.
One of the South’s first grand hotels, The Roosevelt features over 500 rooms, 125 luxury suites, and amenities like the now world-famous Guerlain spa, a dusk-lighted pool, and celebrity chef John Besh's Domenica pizzeria.
Once the W French Quarter's straight-laced sister property, Downtown's W New Orleans now hosts an adults-only weekend pool party on its cabana-lined rooftop. The W also boasts 23 stories filled with 410 state-of-the-art rentables and downstairs lobby bar Whiskey Blue.