Hotel Monteleone New Orleans, dates from 1886 – still family owned is located in the heart of New Orleans’s French Quarter and is definitely “the” hotel to stay at in this district. In the mood for decadence and elegance – Hotel Monteleone serves this up by the dishful. Superior service, plush accommodation, a rotating carousal bar, full service spa, rooftop pool and historical significance are all part of the experience here. A central location allows easy access to high end nearby antique, jewelry, and art galleries. Jump in the bar for a cocktail – this is a great place to meet fellow travelers as well as locals. Sit here for more than 15 minutes and you will rotate around the bar. The rooftop pool is small but is a great place to relax. This pool played a very unique feature in the movie “12 Rounds”! A nearby bar can even help further with your relaxation. There are good views over looking New Orleans.
Choose from a variety of rooms including their decadent suites named after famous authors who have either stayed here or written about the hotel including Tennessee Williams, William Falkner and Ernest Hemmingway among many others. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward once called the Monteleone their favorite hotel. One of the current ballrooms was setup for boxer Joe Frazier to train against Mohammed Ali. We highly recommend the Vieux Carre Suites (having personally stayed in one before) – this 2-room accommodation features an abundance of luxury including two marble and granite bathrooms, an in bathroom Jacuzzi, a parlor and a terrific King size bed. Visit: www.hotelmonteleone.com
For more about New Orleans, check out our guide here.