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Live it up or laze away in historic Louisiana

Known for its Cajun spice and Creole culture, Deep South city Louisiana calls to the hearts of travelers everywhere. Whether you want to hear the mastery of jazz musicians in the New Orleans French Quarter or see the riotous parades of Mardi Gras at capital Baton Rouge, Louisiana's cities and parishes are rich with a unique mix of French, English and Caribbean influences. Outside of the cities, the landscape runs from the peaceful pine groves of Kisatchie National Forest to the alligator-dominated mangroves and bayous of Atchafalaya Swamp, for as much or as little adventure as you desire.

Where to stay

Baton Rouge

As Louisiana's capital and a major port off of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is a good base for travelers. With blues and street food to rival the Big Easy, politically significant Old Louisiana State Capital and the Louisiana State University boosting the local culture scene, and Baton Rouge Zoo providing animals of the furry, slithery and scaly kind, the famous port offers enough to keep everyone entertained. Most hotels are located off or around I-10 to the south of the Downtown area, although you can find branches of Best Western near the university and some accommodations right on the Mississippi.

New Orleans

Recognized worldwide for sparking the beginnings of jazz, New Orleans leaves all its guests coming back for more. Walk down Bourbon Street, dance at the music clubs on Frenchmen Street, and enjoy beignets while soaking in the rich history of New Orleans. Take in dinner and a show while cruising the Mississippi on a traditional steamboat, imagining what this experience would have been like during Mark Twain's time. As far as staying in town goes, you're best bet is the area north of Canal Street and the French Quarter, which will put you within walking distance of St Louis Cathedral and Louis Armstrong Park. You can get rooms with a river view from just under $80 a night.

Things to see

Cemeteries

The cemeteries in Louisiana are famous, especially after their spectacular architecture and air of pathos was featured in the motion picture Interview with the Vampire. As the grave site of the famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is one of the most visited cemeteries in Louisiana, probably also because of its proximity to Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Tour the swamps of Louisiana

From fireflies fluttering around the banks, to the nose of an alligator peeking through the murky water, exploring swamp land is an experience that no one should miss. Most Louisiana hotels will have flyers that offer discounts to many of the tours available in the area, and from New Orleans' wild Honey Island swamp to Bayou Teche near Breaux Bridge town, you can explore Cajun country in true authentic style.

Magazine Street

Spending an afternoon in and out of New Orleans' antique shops, boutiques and specialty restaurants can give a nice quiet alternative to the bars and nightclubs on Bourbon Street. Take a walk down from the French District to the Garden District, while enjoying the amazing architecture. The merchants set up along this street market to both visitors and locals, meaning their prices aren't too over the top.

Louisiana's Old State Capitol

A beautifully Gothic piece of architecture, the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge truly represents the pride and effort that antebellum estates worked hard to achieve. The interior features stained-glass art throughout, and woodwork on staircases and door frames. The outside has the look of an ancient European castle; don't miss the tour guides' tales of the resident ghost.

Climate

Hot temperatures and long days filled with humidity make up the summers in Louisiana. Although it rains quite a bit throughout the entire year, Northern Louisiana gets the most rain during the summer. Southern Louisiana sees a large amount of rainfall during the winter months, which is primarily related to weather patterns in the Gulf of Mexico.

Recently booked Louisiana hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Baymont Inn & Suites Shreveport Airport 5 hours ago 3 stars $48
Hotel Le Marais
French Quarter
13 hours ago 4 stars $171
Hampton Inn Shreveport Airport 13 hours ago 3 stars $96
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Central Business District
15 hours ago 4 stars $208
Red Roof Inn Baton Rouge 17 hours ago 2 stars $45
Hotel Monteleone
French Quarter
1 day ago 5 stars $222
Sam's Town Shreveport 1 day ago 4 stars $67
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Metairie (New Orleans), LA 1 day ago 2 stars $90
Ramada Metairie New Orleans Airport 1 day ago 2 stars $70
Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER
French Quarter
1 day ago 4 stars $80

Recently Rated Louisiana Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
French Market Inn
French Quarter
4.2 / 5
70 reviews
3 stars $96
Holiday Inn Express NEW ORLEANS EAST
4.0 / 5
15 reviews
3 stars $109
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Central Business District
4.3 / 5
87 reviews
4 stars $275
BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel
French Quarter
3.6 / 5
128 reviews
3 stars $109
DiamondJacks Casino Resort
3.3 / 5
296 reviews
3 stars $49
Inn on St. Peter
French Quarter
4.0 / 5
39 reviews
3 stars $122
Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER
French Quarter
3.9 / 5
380 reviews
4 stars $80
Holiday Inn NEW ORLEANS-DOWNTOWN SUPERDOME
Central Business District
3.8 / 5
114 reviews
4 stars $108
Hotel Monteleone
French Quarter
4.4 / 5
316 reviews
5 stars $222
Le Pavillon Hotel
Central Business District
4.4 / 5
649 reviews
5 stars $231

Featured Louisiana Hotels

From $84

1 La Quinta Inn New Orleans Veterans / Metairie

2 stars
3.0 / 5 63 reviews

Metairie, Louisiana

Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics. The La Quinta Inn New Orleans Veterans / Metairie is just east of New...

From $89

2 BEST WESTERN Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 39 reviews

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The BEST WESTERN Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel! Experience this Baton Rouge, Louisiana hotel convenient to Capitol Center, Louisiana State University, the Blue Bayou Water Park and Dixie Landin'...

From $44

3 Super 8 Bossier City/Shreveport Area

2 stars
2.6 / 5 23 reviews

Bossier City, Louisiana

Super 8 Bossier City/Shreveport Area is in the heart of Bossier City, close to riverfront casinos, Harrah's Louisiana Downs thoroughbred horse racetrack, Barksdale Air Force Base and outlet...

From $67

4 Sam's Town Shreveport

4 stars
4.0 / 5 197 reviews

Shreveport, Louisiana

Complimentary Wi-Fi

With 514 spacious rooms in a 23-story tower right downtown on the Red River, Sam's Town Shreveport is one of Shreveport-Bossier's best casino hotels. In addition to slot machines and gaming tables...

From $135

5 Q & C Hotel/Bar

4 stars
4.4 / 5 23 reviews

New Orleans, Louisiana

Completely reimagined for 2014 - Newly renovated.

Q & C Hotel/Bar is a blend of modern and classic New Orleans, featuring European artwork and furnishings, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls. Guestrooms are stylish and comfortably...

From $130

6 Sheraton Metairie - New Orleans Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 26 reviews

Metairie, Louisiana

Save 25% on your stay

The Sheraton Metairie - New Orleans Hotel offers luxurious accommodations with friendly guest service. From an upscale design to a staff who is focused on you, our hotel has everything you desire...

From $139

7 Chase Suite Hotel Baton Rouge

3 stars
4.0 / 5 19 reviews

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chase Suites by Woodfin is located in the heart of Plantation Country, we offer spacious suites and amenities that cater to your every need, may it be for a short visit, or a stress-reduced...

From $41

8 Ramada Bossier City

2 stars
2.4 / 5 41 reviews

Bossier City, Louisiana

Located in Bossier City near Barksdale Air Force Base, Ramada Bossier City serves both the business and leisure traveler at an affordable price. The hotel offers meeting and banquet space, a...

From $82

9 Holiday Inn Express & Suites SHREVEPORT - WEST

3 stars
4.0 / 5 28 reviews

Shreveport, Louisiana

Save on extras and feel right at home at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Shreveport -- West. Sink into upscale, spacious guest rooms and suites, most equipped with kitchenettes and a 32-inch...

From $211

10 Royal Sonesta New Orleans

4 stars
4.3 / 5 297 reviews

New Orleans, Louisiana

Winter Sale - Save 20% on your stay

A traditional boutique-style hotel, the Royal Sonesta New Orleans opened in 1969 and is comprised of 483 guest rooms, several eateries, tropical courtyards and fountains, and an amazing collection...

From $90

11 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Metairie (New Orleans), LA

2 stars
3.6 / 5 44 reviews

Metairie, Louisiana

Save 15% on your stay

The Country Inn & Suites Metairie is the perfect 10 when visiting New Orleans. You0ll discover the fun, excitement, and hospitality of New Orleans when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites Metairie...

From $107

12 BEST WESTERN PLUS Richmond Inn & Suites-Baton Rouge

3 stars
4.2 / 5 33 reviews

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Save 15% on your stay

With Louisiana State University nearby, our Baton Rouge hotel is a favorite for visiting students, faculty and staff. While the central city location makes us stand out, it's the southern...

From $52

13 The Shreveport Country Inn

2 stars
3.2 / 5 27 reviews

Bossier City, Louisiana

Welcome to the Shreveport Country Inn. A Gateway to Shreveport Louisiana,with newly renovated guest rooms, this casino Hotel is situated in Bossier City, near the Louisiana Boardwalk. Another...

From $101

14 Hilton Shreveport

3 stars
4.0 / 5 57 reviews

Shreveport, Louisiana

Save 20% on your stay

One of Shreveport's finest hotels, Hilton Shreveport offers premium business-class services and a Downtown riverfront location. Adjacent to the Shreveport Convention Center, Hilton Shreveport...

From $222

15 Hotel Monteleone

5 stars
4.4 / 5 316 reviews

New Orleans, Louisiana

Elegance, opulence and rich history make the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans an amazing experience. One of the first New Orleans landmarks, this luxury French Quarter hotel has been owned and...