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6 Most Romantic Luxury Hotels in New Orleans

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

The French Quarter, New Orleans
The French Quarter, New Orleans

New Orleans is a one of a kind destination that offers such a rich history. World renowned for its music, cuisine, and annual celebrations and festivals, New Orleans has much to offer. So why should you settle for a hotel lacking in the history and culture that you came to see? That is why we have compiled a list of the top 6 romantic luxury hotels in New Orleans that are the perfect couples getaway, while still allowing you to get the full New Orleans experience.

Audubon Cottages

First built in the 18th century, by writer John James Audubon, these cottages allow you to enjoy the closeness the French Quarter without the loud bustle of the city in this secluded cottage. The seven standalone cottages boast modern decor and charming rooms, making this the perfect luxury stay. Also included are the beautiful courtyard, outdoor pool, and accommodating staff that include a butler and valet services. For those who want a sweet romantic getaway while still getting an authentic New Orleans experience.


"The unique decor has been hand-picked for each unit by the owners. While the pool and the multi-room suites might make it a convenient pick for families, the quiet, romantic property is mostly geared towards adults." -Trevor

Pontchartrain Hotel

The exterior of the Pontchartrain Hotel
This charming hotel is located right next to a streetcar route

A garden district gem, this one-of-a-kind full service luxury hotel offers the perfect couples getaway. Timeless elegance, guided mirrors, and vintage tiles, you can be transported back to the 1940s. Named #2 Hotel in New Orleans by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards, this historic hotel and its luxurious amenities, including a minibar, fitness center, and a rooftop restaurant, are sure to be the highlight of your trip.


"Our room was lovely and the rooftop bar was amazing! Even though the rooftop bar is only on the sixth floor, I think, it provides a great panoramic view of the city. Great service from the entire staff, everyone was polite, friendly and super attentive!" -Rachel

Hotel Monteleone

The exterior of the Hotel Monteleone
Experience historic New Orleans in luxury

Experience historic luxury while you stay in the heart of the French Quarter. Since 1886 The Hotel Monteleone had provided a magical experience to all that stay there. Located on the edge of Royal Street, discover fabulous shops that are overflowing with European antiques, estate jewelry, oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world. Just steps away are renowned tourist attractions such as Bourbon Street, the French Market, and the Riverwalk. Experience New Orleans in luxury and then relax in the heated rooftop swimming pool.


"The way Hotels are supposed to be! Our visit was perfect. It has been a long time since I could say everything and every person was perfect. Our room was cared for as if each day was our first day, each and every person we encountered was kind, informative and acted happy to be there. The entire hotel appeared clean and well kept. Thank you for bringing the joy back to travel!" -Stephen

The Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton lobby
The Ritz Carlton lobby

Located in the on Canal Street in the stunning French Quarter, The Ritz Carlton in New Orleans offers elegance and history. Since 1908 this hotel has offered southern charm and luxury. Experience the spa or the beautiful courtyard, or learn to play the trumpet with an in-house jazz musician for an unforgettable and romantic experience. Or enjoy a calm afternoon of tea, cocktails, and live music at the Davenport Lounge. Described as "comfort at it finest" by one guest, this hotel will have you feeling relaxed from the moment you walk in the door.


"From the minute you walk in the door you know you are in for a treat! There are so many areas to sit and relax and enjoy the decor. Luxury best describes the room and the comfort of the bed and the amenities in the room." -Mallory

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

The stunning outdoor pool at the Bourbon Hotel
The stunning outdoor pool at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel

The heart and soul of the French Quarter, The Bourbon Orleans is a landmark hotel that has been located in New Orleans for over 100 years. What began as the Orleans Theater and Ballroom, transformed into the hotel it is now known for in 1964. The original ballroom was restored and it has now become one of the most historically valuable buildings in The French Quarter. With a heated salt water pool, elegant and comfortable room, valet service, and a fitness area, this hotel offers anything you could need for a romantic couples vacation.


"Our entire stay was impeccable. From the valet to the housecleaning staff, everyone was friendly & immediately accommodating. The hotel is gorgeous, the lobby stunning and our room was immaculate." -Michael

Maison de la Luz

The private bar where orders are placed at a secret window behind a painting
The private bar where orders are placed at a secret window behind a painting

The Maison de la Luz is characterized by quiet elegance and true southern luxury. The eclectic property was renovated in 1908 and includes a 67 room, guest house. With various option ranging from a Grand Studio Suite, to an entire guest house all to yourself, they have whatever you need for a more intimate hotel stay. You can begin your mornings in the Breakfast Room of their Guest House and taste their expertly curated menu or the four grand windows flooding in natural light, and a luxurious soaking tub of the Grand Suite Studio. Experience luxury and romance while being within walking distance of the Bar Marilou, as well as a 3-minute walk from the lively Lafayette Square.


"I felt like a princess! Everything was a site to behold, from the interior design, to the cocktails at Bar Marilou, and details at turn down like macaroons in cute little dishes. My favorite part was enjoying all of the interiors, and the conversations with the staff and other guests. There is nothing else like being surrounded by people who also appreciate design and a great stay. I cannot wait to return and will only stay at the Maison!" -Claire

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