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The Best 8 Old Hotels In New Orleans

Looking for a classic and historic place to stay? Check out our top 8 recommendations! 

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This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but bear with us: choosing a place to stay is like choosing a spouse - there's a lot of factors to consider. You want to stay somewhere that is old and historic, but not rundown; classic and charming, not mainstream; cozy and homey, but still new and exciting.

To help you pick the perfect place to stay, we've put together a list of the best old hotels in New Orleans. Now, don't let the term "old" keep you from staying in any of these charming hotels. When we write "old", we really mean "classic, historic, and one-of-a-kind". For the sake of simplicity, we've categorized these hotels to help you find the truly perfect fit. 
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A Boutique Hotel is typically much smaller than a chain hotel, usually made up of 100 guests or fewer. Often located near popular destinations or exciting city-centers, boutique hotels are perfect if you're looking for a more intimate stay, but still want to be close to all of the exciting events and sights to see. 

#1: The Degas House

2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA

The Degas House, named for French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas who lived there from 1872 to 1873, is one of the best boutique hotels in New Orleans. The Degas House is the perfect combination of classic and historic without feeling stuffy or rundown. The hotel offers a historic tour of the home and surrounding neighborhood, as well as a delicious breakfast every morning. The hotel has a vintage feel to it, with period furnishings decorating the house and reproductions of Degas' paintings on display.

There are 9 different rooms, all named for different members of the Degas family. The home is also available to book as a wedding or event venue. Staying at the Degas house is sure to be a memorable experience that will have you counting down the days until you can go back again. Book your one-of-a-kind stay here!

Room Amenities:
  • Free Wifi
  • Free guided tour
  • Complimentary Creole breakfast
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • In-room sherry
  • Hairdryer
  • Access to a beautiful, furnished courtyard

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The henry howard hotel, a boutique hotel in new orleans

#2 - The Henry Howard Hotel

2041 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Henry Howard Hotel was originally constructed in 1867 as a double-gallery townhouse, built by the famous Henry Howard. The HHH has since been converted into a beautiful boutique hotel with 18 rooms and many original architecture elements still standing.

Room Amenities:
  • Bespoke robes
  • Cotton-terry towels
  • Coffee and pastries in the parlor each morning
  • Outdoor patio and balcony
  • Vintage furnishings and local art displayed
  • Free wifi
  • Nola snacks
  • Beekman 1802 toiletries

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A picture of one of the rooms at the boutique hotel, Maison DeVille, in New Orleans

#3 - Hotel Maison DeVille

727 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Hotel Maison De Ville is filled with 19th century charm. Built in the 1800s, it was renovated in 1940 and converted into a beautiful hotel with several rooms and has had several famous guests stay on the property.

Room Amenities:
  • Contactless check-ins
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Artisan coffee
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Signature cocktails at Peychaud's
  • Lounge and work space 


If you're looking for a place to stay that's vintage, old-timey, but still classy and elegant, you're going to want to pay attention to these next hotels. Larger than boutique hotels, these hotels often offer a variety of rooms and amenities. 

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A street view of the old town elegance hotel, the hotel monteleon

#4 - Hotel Monteleon

214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Built in 1886, the Hotel Monteleon was one of New Orleans' first landmarks. Located in the French Quarter, the hotel is walking distance from some of New Orleans most famous restaurants and attractions. With over 500 guest rooms and 50 suites, there's sure to be a place for every person. 

Room Amenities: 

  • Coffee brewer
  • In-room safe
  • Refrigerator
  • High speed internet access
  • Large LCD Television
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Plush robes
  • Marble and granite bathrooms

Additional Suite Amenities: 
  • Separate glass shower
  • Garden jacuzzi tub
  • Sofa bed in parlor
  • Portable phone
  • Wet bar
  • Ice maker 

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an image of the lobby space of the le pavillon hotel in new orleans

#5- Le Pavillon

833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Le Pavillon originally opened in 1907, and was revolutionary at the time for being a completely fireproof hotel with modern plumbing and grand interior designs. Many of the huge pieces of artwork and period pieces are still there today. The honeymoon suite even has the marble bathtub that was owned by Napoleon Bonaparte! The suites are all decorated with various themes, and the hotel is covered with a beautiful gold and gray color palette, modernist chandeliers and classy period furniture.

Room Amenities:
  • Cachette 1907 lounge
  • Bijoux - private event space
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Wireless internet
  • Banquet room
  • Dog-friendly
  • Rooftop pool
  • Complimentary nightcap peanut butter and jelly sandwiches


Looking for a more luxurious place to stay? Consider New Orleans' 5 Star Hotels for a deluxe experience that you won't soon forget. 

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a street view photo of the roosevelt, a 5 star hotel in New Orleans

#6- The Roosevelt

130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Roosevelt hotel opened in 1893, and was once the home of Louisiana's governor Huey P. Long. Today the hotel features historic New Orleans memorabilia, a luxury spa, and an extensive list of amenities.

Room Amenities:

  • Concierge
  • Spa
  • Rooftop pool
  • Pet -friendly rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • On site restaurant
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 


If you're looking for a hotel that will transport you back into the 1800s, you're going to want to book a room at one of these classic design hotels. 

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a street view photo of the park view historic hotel, a classic design hotel in new orleans

#7- Park View Historic Hotel

7004 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118

The Park View Historic Hotel is perfect for the travelers that are looking for an authentic and old-fashioned New Orleans experience. Built in 1884, the hotel is a historic landmark and conveniently close to many New Orleans' best and most popular attractions. Right next to Audubon park, be sure to book a room with a balcony for one of the most beautiful views in New Orleans.

Room Amenities:
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Complimentary wine, soft drinks, and sweets each afternoon
  • Free wifi
  • Flat screen TV
  • Updated private baths
  • Telephone

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a street view photo of the soniat house in new orleans

#8- The Soniat House Hotel 

1133 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

The Soniat House Hotel was once a 19th century family residence, but is now a 30-room hotel for all to enjoy. Each room is carefully decorated with antiques and beautiful pieces of artwork that go on rotation. The hotel provides an elegant retreat from the busy hustle-and-bustle of the city, while still allowing for an immersive and classic experience of New Orleans culture.

Room Amenities:
  • Gourmet breakfast, including homemade hot biscuits
  • An "on your honor" bar
  • Concierge and security services
  • Business services
  • Access to New Orleans Athletic Club
  • Claire the Cat