10Best romantic New Orleans hotels for perfect pillow talk

New Orleans  is a romantic city. If rekindling or stoking the flame of passion is your goal, selecting the hotel is an important part of the process. The city has endless accommodation options, but a few choice properties reign supreme. 

What is it that sets these properties apart? Enchanting rooms, first-class service, top notch spas, skyline views, classy dining and architecture are all on the checklist for couples making their New Orleans hotel decision for a weekend of romance. The rooms at the Windsor Court are designed for luxury and comfort, newly renovated and loaded with extra amenities and upgrades. The Hotel Monteleone has views of the city that are matched by few. The spa at the Ritz-Carlton is one of the country's best.  And the seclusion of the Audubon Cottages makes anybody feel like a rock star.

If you want to up the ante, arrange in advance for champagne to be chilled and waiting, a nosegay of flowers on a vase by the bed and maybe even set up a couple's massage at the spa.  The city, with its picturesque streets meant for strolling, cheek to cheek dancing opportunities and wide array of intimate bars and restaurants, will do the rest.

W New Orleans - French Quarter
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The renovated W in the French Quarter marries urban chic with traditional Vieux Carre architecture in a fabulous location, the best of all worlds. Spacious rooms themed jazz or tarot are decked out in bold art and niceties like Bliss spa...  Read More

Outside the city
The Southern Hotel
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There are plenty of reasons to cross the 24-mile causeway across Lake Pontchartrain to the Northshore, but downtown Covington is surely high on the list. Oozing laid-back charm, this compact town and parish (county) seat of St. Tammany boasts a...  Read More

Built as a warehouse in 1910, the Renaissance Arts Hotel on Tchoupitoulas delivers the vibrant art and culture of New Orleans as soon as you walk into the lobby. The lobby delivers an art gallery sensibility, with an inside sculpture garden and...  Read More

The Troubadour Hotel
Photo courtesy of Whit Preston

As tempted as you'll be to settle in at Petit Lion, the Troubadour's airy street level restaurant and bar, the first thing you need to do at the Troubadour Hotel is take the elevator. Hit 17 and ascend to the top of the 184-room boutique hotel,...  Read More

Audubon Cottages
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Imagine staying with a rich friend who is touring Europe but is generous enough to give you the key to her secluded French Quarter hideaway. That's what it feels like to stay in one of the seven recently refurbished seven Audubon Cottages, named...  Read More

Walk through the doors of the Windsor Court, a landmark hotel in the Central Business District, and you automatically feel like a V.I.P. Known for high-end dining and cushy sleeps since it opened in 1984, hotel was treated to a $22 million...  Read More

Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street emanates European luxury with 600 sprawling rooms, and boasts one of the highest inventories of suites (55) available in New Orleans. The location of the Monteleone is perfect, situated on the art and shopping...  Read More

The Maison de Ville Hotel is another property located right in the heart of the French Quarter, steps from all must-see attractions. Guests are treated to true Southern hospitality at this historic (and some say haunted) property, with its...  Read More

The Ritz-Carlton name usually speaks for itself, and its New Orleans iteration is no exception. Located on Canal St., the Ritz embraces Southern culture and ideals into its design and service more so than any other Big Easy hotel. The rooms...  Read More


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