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8 Best Airbnbs Near the French Quarter, New Orleans

Jazz notes travel through the narrow colonial streets, there’s the buzzing sound of a parade somewhere, the seductive Creole food scents the air, and the atmosphere of non-stop celebration abounds. Welcome to the French Quarter, the oldest, most iconic, and most popular of all the neighborhoods in New Orleans. Having a base here allows you to comfortably indulge in all the top-rated New Orleans attractions. Dive bars are everywhere, food joints are plenty, lush and historic squares set the striking scene, and hidden courtyards call for exploration. Book one of the best Airbnbs near the French Quarter for a hassle-free experience in New Orleans.

In the Heart of the French Quarter, Steps Off Bourbon St. In the Heart of the French Quarter, Steps Off Bourbon St.
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In the Heart of the French Quarter, Steps Off Bourbon St.

New Orleans old-time chic is found at this excellent loft property. Set in a renovated 200-year-old building very close to Bourbon Street, it allows you to fully indulge in the merry atmosphere of the French Quarter without compromising on comfort. Enjoy a peaceful courtyard, sip coffee on a cast-iron balcony, and admire the fusion of the traditional and modern in the curated interior design. The apartment is found on the quieter end of Dumaine, so noise won’t be a problem here. Extra charm is brought by the historic Uneeda Biscuit mural ad gracing the building’s facade.

Chic Luxury on Bourbon St. with Balcony and King & Queen Beds Chic Luxury on Bourbon St. with Balcony and King & Queen Beds
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Chic Luxury on Bourbon St. with Balcony and King & Queen Beds

You simply can’t get more central than this. Occupying a charming historic house with a picturesque courtyard, the Airbnb is set right on Bourbon Street. That means that when you step out of the property, you’re immediately engulfed by the sounds and flavors of the most vibrant part of the city, you’re becoming a part of the movement. The interiors are tasteful here, the balcony is an added plus, and two bedrooms can accommodate up to 5 people. The strategic location comes with a slightly higher price tag and more street noise, but there’s simply no better way to feel the New Orleans beat.

French Quarter Two-Bedroom Apartment with Cathedral Views French Quarter Two-Bedroom Apartment with Cathedral Views
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French Quarter Two-Bedroom Apartment with Cathedral Views

Gentle Southern luxury mixed with magnificent New Orleans views is what’s on the menu in this cool New Orleans Airbnb in the French Quarter. Add the hidden courtyard, the setting in the old brick building, and the cozy loft outline, and you’re looking at one of the quintessential central properties in the city. It’s far from cheap, but the vistas, the location, and the amenities are well worth your money. Just book as early as possible and look out for the off-season dates.

Beautiful Designer One-Bedroom - Walk to the Quarter Beautiful Designer One-Bedroom - Walk to the Quarter
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Beautiful Designer One-Bedroom - Walk to the Quarter

Have a safe haven in New Orleans, just a short walk away from the Bourbon Street debauchery. This is one of the best Airbnbs near the French Quarter that comes with added security and calm surroundings. It will also work perfectly as your Mardi Gras accommodation. The apartment is full of light, set in a newer building, and boasts high ceilings. The fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, and contemporary designs await you inside. You’ve got a streetcar stop right at your doorstep for an easier commute. Still, the best way to explore would be on foot, as the French Quarter is only three blocks away and teeming with free things to do.

Historic Charm Penthouse Studio - Downtown NOLA Historic Charm Penthouse Studio - Downtown NOLA
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Historic Charm Penthouse Studio - Downtown NOLA

Comfortably nestled between the French Quarter and the Downtown, this Airbnb is an excellent choice for a base. It’s a quintessential New Orleans kind of an accommodation with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and red brick walls. Guests noted the personality, the convenient setting, and the great attention to detail. Six people can stay at the property, so it is a good pick for families, groups of friends, or couples looking for some additional space. As if you needed any more reasons to make New Orleans your next trip, Canal Street and the ferry station are very close by, meaning you could even tack on a Mississippi River tour aboard a historic steamboat to your New Orleans experience.

Penthouse Suite in Downtown New Orleans - 2 Minutes from the French Quarter Penthouse Suite in Downtown New Orleans - 2 Minutes from the French Quarter
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Penthouse Suite in Downtown New Orleans - 2 Minutes from the French Quarter

Spacious, well-located, bright, and affordable are the features of this top-notch Airbnb near the French Quarter and set on Magazine Street. This Airbnb is a perfect pick for families, and the property comes with an attractive price that won’t break your budget. There’s room for up to 8 people, a fully equipped kitchen, and four laundry machines in the building. You will be just four blocks from all the Bourbon Street action while enjoying the tranquility of the Downtown neighborhood and all of the family-friendly things to do in New Orleans.

New Orleans Suite, Short Walk to French Quarter New Orleans Suite, Short Walk to French Quarter
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New Orleans Suite, Short Walk to French Quarter

A sexy combination of darker wood finishes and trademark red bricks creates a special New Orleans atmosphere in this centrally located property. People complimented the space and noted that the property was surprisingly huge. The kitchen was another highlight, along with the strategic and safe location. If you’re browsing for a good Mardi Gras apartment, this is it. You won’t spend more than 5 minutes walking to the French Quarter while enjoying the perks of being outside the sometimes chaotic city center.

15th-Floor Luxurious Travel Condo with Concierge and Pool 15th-Floor Luxurious Travel Condo with Concierge and Pool
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15th-Floor Luxurious Travel Condo with Concierge and Pool

Condo living is not the first thing you associate with festive New Orleans, but it helps to have several awesome properties of that kind to book. This New Orleans Airbnb with access to a pool is one of those classic residential choices that place you close to the French Quarter on the one hand and provide the full comfort of an apartment stay on the other. You will enjoy the airy, sun-filled spaces, a fully equipped kitchen for convenient cooking, superb views from the height of the 15th floor, and access to shared amenities like the pool, as mentioned, and a gym.

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