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Find yourself charmed by New Orleans' French Quarter

Overflowing with history, elegance and excitement, you will find the French Quarter located in New Orleans. It encompasses half a square mile of eye-catching, European -influenced buildings, many with balconies and galleries that are accented with elaborate ironwork trim.

The Quarter 's stretches of quaint shops and art galleries, fine dining establishments, cafes and hotels can be easily traversed by foot, bicycle or horse-drawn carriage. The district is a prime destination for business travelers headed to conferences at the Morial Convention Center, families looking to take in some of the abundant live music in the "birthplace of jazz," and young revelers who want to live it up on Bourbon Street, the city's infamous party venue where anything goes.

Things to see and do

Because the neighborhood is New Orleans' oldest, history buffs will find plenty of things to do in the French Quarter. On the edge of Jackson Square, right next to the grand St. Louis Cathedral, sits the Presbytere, part of the Louisiana State Museum. The site houses a Hurricane Katrina exhibit, and you can also learn about the history of Mardi Gras.

Louis Armstrong Park

Although it sits just on the edge of the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park feels miles away from the hubbub of Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. The secluded, beautiful park is dedicated to the memory of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, and it's a wonderful place to relax in the shade, take in the sight of marvelous fountains and feed some ducks. In the spring, the roses on the edge of the park all blossom simultaneously in a kaleidoscope of dazzling colors: reds, whites, pinks and yellows.

Audubon Insectarium

Families will love the Audubon Insectarium and Butterfly Garden on Canal Street, where visitors can feel at one with nature. Explore Louisiana swamps, see the world from the vantage point of an ant, and feel as though you've been transported to a magical land in the Asian garden, where you'll be surrounded by colorful butterflies and maybe even get to touch one.

Take it to the streets

Fans of street music and undiscovered artistic talent won't be disappointed in the French Quarter, where every day means musical performances, magicians, sword swallowers and even poets. Have a mystic read your fortune with tarot cards to see what your future holds, or pick up a personalized portrait or silly caricature as a souvenir token, drawn on-site at Jackson Square.

Where to stay

There's no shortage of French Quarter hotels in this New Orleans getaway, with its historic buildings steeped in elegance and traditional décor. Fans of the mysterious and paranormal may want to lodge at the Hotel Monteleone, often touted as the city's most haunted. More notable accommodations include the Royal Sonesta and the Hyatt French Quarter. Be aware that nightly rates are prone to increase during Mardi Gras, because the Quarter is the place to be every year on Fat Tuesday.

Special events

The French Quarter is a bustling neighborhood year-round. Mardi Gras is, of course, a New Orleans trademark that occurs every February or March and is an entire season rather than a single day, but travelers are likely to run into a special event no matter when they choose to visit. One of the most fun events in the city is San Fermin en Nueva Orleans, held every July. A Cajun twist on Pamplona's Running of the Bulls, San Fermin brings thousands to the streets dressed in white and red; instead of bulls, runners are chased by members of New Orleans' roller derby league who carry foam bats.

Best time to visit

Summers in Louisiana can be hot and muggy, but the summer nights are cool, and the streets tend to be less crowded. During spring, just after Mardi Gras, the French Quarter really shines. The street performers come out of their winter hibernation, flowers bloom everywhere, and you can walk around all day, beignet and café au lait in hand, in perfect mid-70s temperatures.

Recently booked French Quarter hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Hotel Royal-French Quarter
French Quarter
5 hours ago 3 stars $85
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville
French Quarter
6 hours ago 4 stars $129
Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER
French Quarter
7 hours ago 4 stars $95
Hyatt French Quarter
French Quarter
8 hours ago 4 stars $143
Hotel St. Marie
French Quarter
9 hours ago 3 stars $89
Dauphine Orleans Hotel
French Quarter
10 hours ago 3 stars $129
Omni Royal Orleans
French Quarter
10 hours ago 4 stars $135
Hotel Monteleone
French Quarter
11 hours ago 5 stars $183
Hotel St. Pierre
French Quarter
13 hours ago 3 stars $159
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
French Quarter
13 hours ago 4 stars $149

Recently Rated French Quarter Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
French Quarter
3.3 / 5
93 reviews
3 stars $139
Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER
French Quarter
4.0 / 5
329 reviews
4 stars $95
Hotel Monteleone
French Quarter
4.4 / 5
293 reviews
5 stars $183
French Market Inn
French Quarter
4.1 / 5
33 reviews
3 stars $79
BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel
French Quarter
3.6 / 5
122 reviews
3 stars $89
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
French Quarter
4.6 / 5
45 reviews
5 stars $249
Prince Conti Hotel French Quarter
French Quarter
3.9 / 5
218 reviews
3 stars $89
New Orleans Marriott
French Quarter
4.0 / 5
209 reviews
4 stars $159
Bourbon Orleans
French Quarter
3.9 / 5
237 reviews
4 stars $139
Omni Royal Orleans
French Quarter
4.2 / 5
158 reviews
4 stars $135

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From $135

1 Omni Royal Orleans

4 stars
4.2 / 5 158 reviews

621 St. Louis Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

From the exquisite, Victorian-style ironwork outside, to the flower-decked terraces of the rooftop pool, the Omni Royal Orleans brings its own mix of old and new to the Big Easy. This stately... More

Great Hotel
Pefect location/Great Staff/Clean Rooms/Great City
Dec 17, 2014
From $85

2 Hotel Royal-French Quarter

3 stars
3.6 / 5 84 reviews

1006 Royal St. Map

Complimentary WiFi

Hotel Royal New Orleans is a newly renovated 1827 Creole Townhouse, nestled in the heart of the world famous French Quarter, just one block from Bourbon Street. Business guests and vacationing... More

Too small
The hotel was like a maze to get to my room. Then my room was incredibly small! Friendly staff though.
Dec 5, 2014
From $139

3 Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

3 stars
3.3 / 5 93 reviews

124 Royal Street Map

The Wyndham New Orleans, French Quarter boasts the unique honor of being the hotel in the Quarter to offer a heated indoor pool. Famed regional Louisiana cuisine can be sampled in Deuce... More

great Christmas trip w/ family
staff was great, location was great, room was clean but smallish, pool was great indoor, the only negative was the restaurant down stairs "the ole saint" food quality poor, cook time long, and...
Dec 24, 2014
From $159

4 New Orleans Marriott

4 stars
4.0 / 5 209 reviews

555 Canal Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Built in 1972, the New Orleans Marriott is the perfect base from which to enjoy all that the French Quarter has to offer, and travelers will appreciate its Southern hospitality, comfortable rooms... More

ONE NIGHT STAY IN NEW ORLEANS
THE HOTEL IS IN A GREAT LOCATION. IT IS RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE FRENCH QUARTER AND VERY ACCESSIBLE TO MANY GOOD RESTAURANTS. VALET PARKING WAS VERY EASY AND REASONABLE. THE STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY...
Dec 19, 2014
From $95

5 Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER

4 stars
4.0 / 5 329 reviews

739 Canal St. @ Bourbon Map

Previously the Astor Hotel, the multi-story Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter grew organically from a collection of existing retail buildings and apartments, giving it a blended Crescent City... More

Awesome weekend getaway!
Hotel location was great. Enjoyed Dirty Dancing at the Saenger Theatre Saturday night. Another great weekend in New Orleans!!
Dec 23, 2014
From $149

6 Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 482 reviews

500 Canal Street Map

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A New Orleans attraction in its own right, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel features intriguing sculptures, paintings and exquisite glass-blown creations, while several of the rooms have decadent... More

Nice visit
All was as expected. Would return and stay again. Good location.
Dec 16, 2014
From $129

7 Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville

4 stars
4.1 / 5 247 reviews

910 Map

Rate Includes Breakfast

Housed within the Maison Blanche Building, constructed in 1909, the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown blends Beaux Arts style with modern amenities in the heart of the Big Easy's oldest neighborhood.... More

Pleasant
This was or 2nd time staying here. Came back because it was quiet. Children are getting older, so we needed more room. Booked twin King beds. Not much room for anything else. But, you're in New...
Dec 8, 2014
From $89

8 St. Helene- French Quarter

3 stars
3.7 / 5 76 reviews

508 Chartres St. Map

Includes Complimentary Wireless Internet

This beautifully restored hotel, just recently renovated and reopened in January 2012, is located in the heart of the French Quarter, only 2 blocks away from Bourbon Street, steps away from Jackson... More

Girls trip
The location for this hotel is great, it's walking distance to almost everything, and it's adjacent to the Napoleon House, which is a bonus. Our room, however, was really, really not great. Paper...
Dec 16, 2014
From $79

9 French Market Inn

3 stars
4.1 / 5 33 reviews

501 Decatur St. Map

Save 10% on your stay

Historic hotel offers central French Quarter location, courtyard Brush up on your New Orleans history at this historic inn. The hotel was built in the 1800s for Baron and Baroness Joseph... More

Single, lesiure trip
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. I had a room with high ceilings, without windows--not a big deal since the room was just used for sleeping and I relaxed in the courtyard in the...
Dec 16, 2014
From $249

10 The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

5 stars
4.6 / 5 45 reviews

921 Canal Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

The distinctive decor, art and antiques of New Orleans have combined with the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton to create the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Grand ballrooms and exclusive garden courtyards... More

Excellent experience
Great location and great staff. 5 star experience. Nothing less than you would expect from any Ritz the best.
Dec 22, 2014
From $139

11 Hotel Le Marais

4 stars
4.5 / 5 81 reviews

717 Rue Conti Map

Book Now to Receive Complimentary Wifi and Water

Romantic and sleek hideaway in the heart of the French QuarterExperience the best of New Orleans at the boutique Hotel Le Marais, located in the heart of the French Quarter just off Bourbon Street.... More

Great!
The location was ideal and the atmosphere was awesome, very clean. Staff treated you like royalty, very helpful. Rooms very comfortable. Continental breakfasts were an added bonus. Would definitely...
Oct 9, 2014
From $139

12 Bourbon Orleans

4 stars
3.9 / 5 237 reviews

717 Orleans Street Map

Located in the Heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans features classic Southern Charm with styling reminiscent of the French Opulence of the early 1800's. With its central location -... More

French Quarter fling
We made the mistake of upgrqading to a loft suite. While the room was nice, it faced on St. Anne Street one half block from Bourbon Street and the disco noise was nonstop. We moved to a room facing...
Dec 19, 2014
From $129

13 Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, Ascend Resort Collection

3 stars
4.2 / 5 10 reviews

115 Decatur Street Map

Bluegreens Club La Pension resort in New Orleans every vacation suite has been adorned with one-of-a-kind eclectic pieces from local artists. Special amenities include a kitchenette with... More

Great getaway
Lovely hotel! In a perfect location,walking distance from everything. Close but far away from the Bourbon street noise. We had a suite with two levels-awesome for a family with kids. Great Sun deck...
Nov 30, 2014
From $139

14 Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter

3 stars
4.2 / 5 60 reviews

541 Bourbon Street Map

Save 15% on your stay

The best balconies on Bourbon Street for a personal view of New OrleansFour Points by Sheraton French Quarter is ideally situated right at the heart of the world famous French Quarter area of New... More

Just a short stumble to my hotel
This hotel is just as advertised...great. Right in the heart of the quarters and within stumbling distance from most of the major bars and sites in the quarters. My room was clean and the staff was...
Nov 12, 2014
From $129

15 Dauphine Orleans Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 255 reviews

415 Dauphine Street Map

Complimentary Drink and Wireless Internet

A hospitable, historic French Quarter inn that’s heavy on amenities Past and present convene at this historic hotel, which dates to the 1700s.  The hotel was once host to John James... More

Great Hotel Stay
My husband and I stayed in this hotel for its optimal location, though it was quite pricey for what it had to offer. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, and the beds were...
Nov 19, 2014