Forget Vegas, New Orleans is an incredible city with cultural attractions and nightlife. The deep-rooted culture and history of the city make any bachelorette celebration next level. During the day, walk the colorful, wrought iron accented streets, then grab a Creole dinner before hitting up Bourbon Street at night. Different districts of New Orleans offer a variety of potential experiences to suit any bride. Does she want a low-key spa weekend? Or a crazy bar crawl? New Orleans has got you covered with these best hotels to cap off the pre-wedding festivities.
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Hotel Monteleone sits right within French Quarter, where the nightlife scene is hopping amongst the city’s trademark buildings. Rooms are elegant, remaining consistent with the rest of the property, but the most show-stopping aspect is the carousel themed bar with bright bulb lights and intricate details like the ones you know from childhood. A rooftop pool in a lovely courtyard is also an awesome place to lounge with the “I do crew”.
Royal Sonesta New Orleans is also situated in the French Quarter, where jazz music floats down the street. Being right on Bourbon Street means easy access to famous bars and delicious Cajun eateries in seconds. Upscale amenities, from sleek aesthetics like spiral staircases and canopy beds, along with a lively pool courtyard, make for a perfect weekend with the girls. Since the location is so prime, try to secure a room with a balcony overlooking the famous streets.
Ace Hotel New Orleans is in the more modernized business district, which is great for the partiers looking for a more upscale bachelorette celebratory experience within polished bars and restaurants. With theaters around, the pack can catch a musical or play after dinner. With boutique flare consistent with the warehouse district environment, Ace has an edgy, unique appeal with dark grey tile bathrooms, straightforward bedrooms and industrial commons areas. Perks include a retro photo booth, eclectic rooftop pool and pet-friendly rooms.
Hotel Mazarin’s French-style grounds are just a one-mile jaunt from the heart of the party, Bourbon Street. For daytime fun, walk over to the French Market for native delicacies and super cool handcrafts. Enjoy a quaint breakfast in the lush courtyard with the group, or lounge by the wine bar for afternoon sipping and snacks. The more low key atmosphere of this refined escape may be just what you’re looking for, to complete that perfect pre-wedding celebration.
The Roosevelt New Orleans is actually a Waldorf Astoria establishment, and it has all the “wow factor” that will blow the bride away on her special weekend. In the more ritzy business district, this is where you come to feel like royalty. With all the charm from the building’s 1800s origins, clawfoot tubs and smooth wooden room accents add the luxury. Even if you never traversed the 15 or so minute walk to Bourbon Street, you could spend all day under your rooftop pool cabana or in the hot tub while ordering tasty snacks and drinks.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel is in the French Quarter, and you could get a room with a balcony overlooking the action or the more peaceful courtyard. Rooms have pops of fun color contrasting against midnight black flooring, while some feature two levels with flowing staircases. Needless to say, the suites are totally jaw-dropping, and the wedding party will be ecstatic. There’s an opportunity to add extra treats, from rock candy to gourmet snacks within your room, and the quaint coffee bar onsite is just another special touch. Straight out of your dreams is the incredible courtyard pool, which is often even used for weddings itself.
Windsor Court Hotel veers more toward an airy European style versus the vibrant, rustic style of New Orleans. Lots of marble and light pastel colors accents the rooms, which is fitting for a hotel within the business district. The Shops at Canal Place are perfect for a day filled with shopping, which can be accompanied by treatments at the on-site spa when you return. The rooftop pool is heated for chilly nights, and when the ladies wake in the morning, a free breakfast awaits. Bonus—drinks and snacks are provided in the afternoon.
Let’s round this list off with something totally different—the Hotel Peter and Paul. Located in the culturally rich Marigny District, the surrounding Cajun influence along with the music and arts scene is fun and electric. The hotel itself was once a church and a school and has a stunningly quirky elegance. A bride with a love of history will appreciate the 1800s built location, which also houses an upscale bar serving out of the box cocktails. Sounds like a great kick-off to any “happily ever after”.