Best Design Hotels in New Orleans
A Cultural Melting Pot
People are drawn to New Orleans’ unique charm. The historic city has a rich blend of French-Creole traditions that have been injected into not just the food and music, but their architecture and interiors as well. From the haunted cemeteries and original homes, to grand hotels and the new generation of artists that live there, the southern aesthetic of New Orleans is distinct.
There’s no denying that NOLA’s got something special going on, and we think everyone should get to see it. We rounded up our favorite design hotels in New Orleans that tick all of our design boxes.
This Garden District mansion was once a private home that was built for the daughters of a steamship owner. Today, the refurbished rooms feel fresh but hang on to their New Orleans vibes–with splashes of jazz heritage and locally made iron beds. The experience is complete with their bright and cheerful parlor where drinks are served.
Tucked away on a quiet French Quarter street, The Cornstalk Hotel is the neighborhood’s hidden gem–elegant, ornate, and classic Victorian. This intimate boutique hotel has what it takes to transport you to another era with its crystal chandeliers, intricate woodwork, patterned wallpaper, and even antique telephones.
Hotel Monteleone is the crown jewel of New Orleans hospitality. This old school hotel is renowned for its history (built 1886) as well as its glamorous luxury. There are plenty of crystal chandeliers to gawk at, lavish linens to enjoy, and then of course, there’s always the famous Carousel Bar (hint: it’s really a carousel). This spot is bound to charm you just as much as its other famous clientele, including renowned American authors.
As a new addition to the Warehouse District, the aesthetic-fueled Ace brand is a truly exciting development in NOLA. The depth is in the design details, and they really deliver–with acoustic guitars, vinyl selections, local artworks, and Roman and Williams bespoke lighting and furnishings. Oh, and they have an amazing rooftop pool. This spot is a must for design fiends.