Best Hotels in Central Business District, New Orleans

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    Windsor Court Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    1 mile to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Windsor Court Hotel, which underwent a $15 million renovation in 2018, is beloved by New Orleans travelers for a variety of reasons. The view of the Mississippi River, as seen from the higher-up balconies or bay windows, is impressive and the kind and courteous staff members go above and beyond in customer service, according to visitors. That's not to mention the delicious and refined Southern eats served in The Grill Room. Other nice features include Polo Club Lounge's live contemporary jazz performances five nights a week and the housekeeping staff's twice-daily room cleaning. Rooms come equipped with a blend of English and French decor, Italian marble baths, minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. You'll also find a full-service spa, fitness center and rooftop pool at this NOLA favorite. Windsor Court is located on Gravier Street, within walking distance of some of the city's top sites like the National World War II Museum. What's more, members of the I Prefer rewards program can earn points for staying here or redeem them for a free night.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA
    1.3 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Even in a city like New Orleans, where hotels wear quirky like a badge of honor, the typicalness of this Ritz branch sits well with travelers. Sitting on the edge of the French Quarter, the Ritz keeps things distinctly local with decor that's reflective of the Garden District's antebellum mansions. Guests report that the rooms are pristine, boasting neoclassical furnishings, Italian marble baths, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and floor-to-ceiling windows. Recent lodgers recommend booking a room in the front of the hotel if you want to avoid the Canal Street din. Staying true to its roots, the Ritz also offers two eateries with distinct NOLA flavors. And if you need a break from The Big Easy's rowdy atmosphere, unwind at the hotel's day spa. Yes, this Canal Street hotel is expensive, but many say it's more than worth shelling out the cash. And if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can earn or score complimentary extras by choosing to stay here. Still, some recent guests note that this hotel is on the pricey side.
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    The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    1.2 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    A hotel can be old, but it certainly shouldn't look old. Case in point: The historic Roosevelt, a classic among the lodging offerings of New Orleans, had begun to show a little wear before Hurricane Katrina. After that setback, the owners used it as an opportunity to close, renovate and resuscitate their fledgling stamp on luxury. Part of Waldorf Astoria's esteemed collection, The Roosevelt New Orleans has been able to preserve its legendary status while keeping up with the evolving standard of luxury. Recent lodgers gush over the comfortable rooms and their high-quality furniture (leather chairs and couches, in some cases), and appreciate modern features like the high-speed internet access (for a fee) and two flat-screen TVs. The staff members also win over recent patrons for being exceptionally accommodating. What's more, the legendary Sazerac Bar is reminiscent of the happening spot it was in the days of Louis Armstrong and Huey P. Long. You can find The Roosevelt New Orleans right off Canal Street, on Roosevelt Way. And if you're a Hilton Honors member, you can earn or redeem reward points here for perks.
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    Loews New Orleans Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    0.9 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Bigger sometimes is better, according to recent guests of the Loews New Orleans Hotel. The rooms at this Loews hotel are large and offer modern decor and spacious showers. All accommodations come with free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour room service and Egyptian cotton linens. And the hotel itself is pretty tall, considering it doesn't start until the 11th floor of a skyscraper in the Central Business District. Additional on-site amenities at this property include the Poydras & Peters Brasserie and Market, a fitness center and an indoor saltwater pool. As far as service is concerned, recent visitors have mixed reviews. Some said it's a little lacking, noting disorganized front desk staff and bellhops, while others encountered friendly and helpful hotel employees.
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    Harrah's New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA
    0.9 miles to city center
    $19.99 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $19.99 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Situated steps from the banks of the Mississippi River, near many of the top attractions in New Orleans, this hotel is located in a great spot for travelers in town for business or leisure. Its spot in the Central Business District means guests can easily reach spots like the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral, the convention center and numerous bars and eateries on foot. However, the hotel itself has plenty of on-site draws as well. When it's time for a meal, visitors can head for a casual bite at Manning's Sports Bar & Grill or The Buffet, or sit down for a refined dinner at The Steakhouse or Acme Oyster House. There are also grab-and-go options offering everything from breakfast, sandwiches, salads and pizza to coffee and sweets. Harrah's New Orleans is also home to a casino, which features a variety of table games including poker, baccarat, blackjack and craps. As far as accommodations go, the hotel's rooms and suites feature either city or river views, and all are decorated in neutral tones and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, pillow-top mattresses and free Wi-Fi access. Overall, previous guests appreciated this property's excellent location, clean accommodations and top-notch service. However, some noted they wished the hotel had a spa or pool to round out its offerings.
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    Le Pavillon Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    1 mile to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The standard rooms at Le Pavillon are like elegant works of art with handmade draperies, hand-carved armoires and plush linens. The deluxe rooms even have black marble bathrooms. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi access, safes and minifridges, plus 24-hour room service. But some guests say that it’s the lobby that is the real showpiece of this Central Business District property. There, you'll find plenty of fine art, lots of antique furniture and a beautiful Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier. Consider spending a few moments there in the evenings, when the staff hands out complimentary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to its patrons on silver platters. If you're seeking something a bit more substantial, visitors can head to one of two on-site restaurants for a meal. When it's time to relax, hit the rooftop pool. Recent guests say they liked the French style of the hotel and its location, but others mentioned that the staff could work on improving their attention to detail.
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    Omni Riverfront Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    0.7 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Omni Riverfront Hotel offers comfortable, upscale accommodations slightly removed from the the French Quarter. Located three blocks north of the New Orleans convention center and across the street from the cruise port terminal, the property also offers easy access to local attractions like the Audubon Aquarium as well as numerous shopping and dining options. If you choose to stay at the hotel for your meals, you'll find the Fulton St. Bistro, which serves comfort food in a relaxed French cafe setting. Guests say the service staff members are friendly and helpful, especially the concierge and front desk staff. Recent visitors also reported satisfaction with the spacious, clean guest rooms, which underwent renovations in 2015 to include new furnishings and standard amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and bathrobes. Guests can take advantage of the on-site fitness center or request complimentary in-room fitness kits. Overall, guests say they were pleased with their stay, but felt the room rates were a little high for the quality. Travelers can save some coin by joining the Omni Select Guest program, where members get free in-room Wi-Fi access and can earn and redeem free nights.
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    InterContinental New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA
    1 mile to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    You'll need to book this hotel at least a month in advance if you want to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras. And book it you should, since the extra popular parade passes right by the InterContinental's front doors on St. Charles Avenue. However, you'll probably see more business travelers lodging here throughout the rest of the year, because this hotel prefers to wow you with basic luxuries rather than hip, over-the-top styling. The property underwent a full renovation in 2014 and guest rooms are now outfitted with work desks and flat-screen TVs. Recent guests were fans of the updated accommodations, outdoor pool and the friendly customer service, though others thought the breakfast and parking fees were a tad pricey. If you're a member of IHG's Rewards Club program, you can earn or cash in points for your stay.
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    The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
    New Orleans, LA
    0.8 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Originally built as a warehouse in 1854, this boutique hotel is located just south of the infamous French Quarter in New Orleans. Its ideal location was a highlight for recent guests. Several visitors said they were able to walk to many of the Big Easy's top attractions, including the Louisiana Children's Museum and the French Quarter's jazz clubs and restaurants. If you'd rather explore the hotel's culinary offerings, you'll have two options. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is home to Compère Lapin, a restaurant blending Caribbean and Gulf flavors, and Tout La, which offers fresh pastries, coffee and more. If you need to work off all those beignets, make use of the hotel's on-site fitness center. When it comes to accommodations, rooms feature exposed brick walls and neutral decor, plus free in-room Wi-Fi access, beds with pillow-top mattresses and Lather bath toiletries. However, previous guests found a few disappointments with their digs, noting that several rooms have no windows and that noise from Lafayette Street was a nuisance. Visitors were more impressed with the customer service at this property.
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    Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    0.7 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Fairly soon after you enter this Renaissance, it should become clear why it has been given the name "Arts Hotel." The Marriott-backed property is filled with modern works, many of which are inside the satellite branch of the Arthur Rogers Gallery that you'll find in the lobby. Guests say that rooms more or less fit into this brand's usual standard of luxury, so you'll find sparse – but high quality –furnishings and comfortable beds, plus amenities like Aveda bath products, minifridges, Wi-Fi access (for a fee) and LCD TVs. The Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel also has a heated rooftop pool, something that you won't find at too many luxury hotels in New Orleans. If you're interested, you can appropriately find this property in the gallery-heavy Arts District. And if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.
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    Le Méridien New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA
    0.9 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Across the street from Harrah's New Orleans near the French Quarter, Le Méridien New Orleans boasts a central location ideal for sightseers and business travelers. Visitors describe this Le Méridien outpost as "cozy yet professional" with accommodations that feature pillow-top mattresses, 250-thread-count sheets and 55-inch flat-screen TVs. When you're not in your room, you can take a dip in the fourth-floor rooftop pool or get in a workout at the fitness center. After working up an appetite, grab a bite at one of the hotel's two sit-down restaurants. But if you're on a budget, recent guests suggest skipping the restaurants pricey dishes. Guests were more complimentary of the Hub lounge, which offers evening cocktails and free Wi-Fi (there's a fee for in-room internet access). And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA
    1 mile to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    This Hilton does have clean and comfortable rooms and an accommodating staff, but recent guests are quicker to notice the shortcomings. Many were annoyed by the pricey valet parking fee, the charge for in-room Wi-Fi access and the expensive meals at the on-site restaurant. However, recent lodgers do rave about the hotel's ideal location, which is within walking distance of the French Quarter. And all guests can expect standard Hilton amenities in the guest rooms like the brand's Serenity beds, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. If you're a Hilton Honors member you can accrue or cash in accumulated points here.
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    Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    1.2 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    If you can, book a corner room at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel. Travelers say these seem more spacious than the other rooms, and, in many cases, they also provide better views. Not that you'll be cramped here: Marriotts are known for offering clean, spacious accommodations and fairly comfortable beds. Recent guests said this hotel delivered on service as well, as most visitors encountered friendly and helpful staff members during their stay. The surrounding Central Business District area is safe and also convenient to a lot of what makes New Orleans exciting. (The St. Louis Cathedral in the charming French Quarter and other top sites are all about a mile away.) Although some previous guests reported hit-or-miss housekeeping and restaurant services, many appreciated the spacious, comfortable rooms. And remember: If you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can earn or redeem points here for stay perks.
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    Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
    New Orleans, LA
    1.1 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Situated on the edge of the famed French Quarter (and along the Mardi Gras parade route), the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is set in a prime location for both work and play in the Crescent City. The property has more than 105,000 square feet of event space spread across several different venues and the FedEx Business Center complete with computers, printers and free internet access, which appeals to business travelers. Meanwhile, amenities like the on-site fitness center and rooftop pool and deck attract leisure visitors. Regardless of the reason for your stay, you'll find all 1,110 accommodations decorated in neutral tones with blue accents. Each also features a floor-to-ceiling window, a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, a flat-screen LCD TV and a coffee maker. Past guests praised the rooms' cleanliness, as well as the staff's friendly demeanor. The only pitfalls, according to past visitors, were the pricey fees for Wi-Fi access and valet parking. When hunger sets in, dining options include the Roux Bistro, serving traditional New Orleans cuisine, and the Pelican Bar, which serves cocktails and lighter fare. What's more, this Sheraton outpost allows Marriott Bonvoy members to collect or use points at the hotel.
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    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA
    0.9 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Conveniently located within walking distance of the French Quarter and next to the Superdome, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans puts guests in the heart of the action. The Bywater Pool Deck & Bar, with its private cabanas, ample lounge chairs and expansive city views is the perfect place to unwind before painting the town. As for accommodations, rooms are contemporary with amenities such as 42-inch flat-screen TV, coffee makers and iHome stereo systems. While some past guests caution that the nightly rate is a bit steep compared to competitors, they say the clean, comfortable rooms and convenient address are well worth the price tag. Plus, if you participate in the Hyatt Gold Passport rewards program, you can use points to offset the price of your stay here. And though past guests note there are some excellent restaurants on-site, including 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, which specializes in traditional Southern fare, many suggest trying the fine dining establishments nearby before returning to the Hyatt for free live jazz shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Should you have any lingering energy, venture to the hotel's 32nd-floor fitness center; or if it's extra relaxation you seek, book an in-room massage treatment.

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