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10 Best Boutique Hotels in the French Quarter of New Orleans

The French Quarter is a New Orleans neighborhood known for its lively bar scene, great music, iconic restaurants and rich history. Travelers heading to the French Quarter of New Orleans should consider a boutique hotel experience. From antique decor to topnotch customer service, these 11 boutique hotels in the French Quarter will make your experience in New Orleans unforgettable.

Hotel Mazarin Hotel Mazarin
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Hotel Mazarin

If you’re looking for a great spot near Bourbon Street, then this boutique hotel is a perfect option for you. Hotel Mazarin offers guests a great ambiance and exclusive amenities. Enjoy a free breakfast and a complimentary cocktail upon check-in. This hotel is ideal for travelers hoping to explore the area on foot, since it’s in the heart of the French Quarter. With a welcoming courtyard and an onsite jazz bar, Hotel Mazarin seems to have everything a traveler should expect from a boutique hotel in the French Quarter.

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Audubon Cottages

The French Quarter is known as a lively area of New Orleans. However, you can still enjoy a secluded and quiet stay in the French Quarter when you book a cottage at Audubon Cottages. These cottages come complete with a personal butler, private courtyards, complimentary beverages, and free WiFi. The modern decor is a result of the multi-million dollar renovation. With a heated saltwater pool and in-room complimentary breakfast, Audubon Cottages are perfect for travelers looking for a luxury stay in the French Quarter.

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The Saint Hotel, Autograph Collection

Found on the border of the French Quarter and the Central Business District, The Saint Hotel offers a swanky stay in New Orleans. This boutique hotel has both a rooftop bar and an onsite jazz venue. Known as the Burgundy Bar, this speakeasy-style lounge regularly hosts live jazz music and cocktail specials. The trendy atmosphere here is reflected in the guest rooms too, featuring free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and sleek decor.

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Soniat House

Couples looking for a romantic stay in the French Quarter should consider Soniat House. This boutique hotel is actually three historic French townhouses. The townhouses are relics of the French Quarter’s past. However, Soniat House does not skimp on modern amenities in the 30 guest rooms. You’ll find both antique decor and modern perks like free WiFi and luxury linens.

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Bienville House

Stay in the heart of the French Quarter when you book a room at Bienville House. This boutique hotel was once a grain warehouse. After a massive renovation, Bienville House was born. This 83-room boutique hotel has historic charm. Some guest rooms have iron terraces and high ceilings. Guests particularly enjoy the courtyard and pool here. However, the location is what continues to draw travelers to Bienville House, as top attractions like Jackson Square, Cafe du Monde, and Bourbon Street are within walking distance.

Le Richelieu in the French Quarter Le Richelieu in the French Quarter
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Le Richelieu in the French Quarter

Le Richelieu in the French Quarter is a historic boutique hotel that is full of old-world charm. This boutique hotel is within walking distance to Frenchman Street, where guests can find both live music and great food. This luxury hotel is home to an onsite cafe and a saltwater swimming pool. Being on the edge of the French Quarter, Le Richelieu is a great accommodation for those wanting to stay away from busy Bourbon Street while still taking advantage of top French Quarter attractions within walking distance.

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W New Orleans French Quarter

This boutique hotel in the French Quarter is part of the Marriott family, so Marriott Rewards members can earn and use points at W New Orleans French Quarter. However, this hotel doesn’t just cater to rewards members. Travelers of all kinds enjoy this hotel’s location, which is next to Jackson Square. W New Orleans French Quarter also has a great onsite restaurant known as Sobou. With the onsite restaurant, courtyard pool and a great location, it’s no wonder why this hotel continues to please guests.

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Hotel Le Marais

If you’re looking for a boutique hotel near Bourbon Street, then look no further than Hotel Le Marais, which is only a half block away from the lively area. This boutique hotel mixes a modern and minimalist style in the guest rooms. Guests will enjoy the complimentary breakfast and welcome drinks at the onsite bar, Vive!. Some rooms come with a balcony but all guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Along with a gorgeous courtyard with a saltwater pool, Hotel Le Marais is perfect for those flocking to the French Quarter to experience Bourbon Street.

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Lafitte Guest House

From family trips to bachelorette parties, Lafitte Guest House has pleased a variety of different French Quarter travelers. The 14 guest rooms all have balconies that overlook Bourbon Street. Since Lafitte Guest House is found on Bourbon Street, it’s not the hotel for guests seeking a quiet stay in the French Quarter but more for those hoping to embrace the late-night party scene here. After a long night sipping hand grenades on Bourbon Street, take advantage of the free breakfast buffet and the sunny courtyard at Lafitte Guest House.

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Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Your stay at Bourbon Orleans Hotel starts right when you walk in the door with a complimentary check-in cocktail. This historic hotel is within walking distance to Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, however, you don’t even need to leave the hotel to have a good time. With an onsite restaurant, Roux on Orleans, and an onsite bar, Bourbon O, Bourbon Orleans Hotel boasts a great atmosphere for first-time travelers to New Orleans.

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