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Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal Street French Quarter | New Orleans, LA 70130-2227  [SEE MAP]New Orleans, LA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Home to popular, historic Carousel Bar & Lounge
Some recent guests felt rooms were outdated
The Hotel Monteleone has boarded the who's who of American literati, including Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, to name a few. Even some of the new class (like Anne Rice, Winston Groom and John Grisham) have stayed here for a night or two. The hotel's revolving Carousel Bar & Lounge has become an icon that features prominently in books and movies about the city of New Orleans. In other words, the Hotel Monteleone is an institution. As such, it's hard to determine whether previous guests' opinions of their stay are based on quality or legacy. Some patrons gush over the hotel's charm, while others complain of cramped rooms and a dated look and feel. Rooms include Keurig coffee makers, HDTVs and iHome radios. Most everyone agrees, though, that the staff here is very personable and the location is superb. The Hotel Monteleone sits on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Keep in mind, the hotel is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand, meaning I Prefer members can enjoy free perks like early check-in and late checkout.
New Orleans, LA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 570 rooms
Primary View
City center, River
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



Since 1886, the venerable Hotel Monteleone has stood at its fashionable Royal Street address in New Orleans' French Quarter. It’s one of the last family-run hotels in America, with the fifth-generation Monteleones overseeing operations.



This is a very old building, and rooms are smaller than the modern average, at above average prices. Consider that you are paying instead for modern amenities, convenient location, and a historic charm that's hard to replicate.

Fodor's Choice



There is almost nothing modest about the venerable Monteleone, family-owned since 1886. ...The larger suites offer roomy, classic gentility, but standard rooms can be, well, on the modest side.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 9727 have reviewed the Hotel Monteleone, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9727 reviews 4.5 (based on 9727 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Renovated in 2010, guest rooms at the Hotel Monteleone feature traditional decor with yellow-striped wallpaper, floral curtains, bed skirts and accent pillows. All rooms have minifridges, flat-screen TVs, work desks and alarm clocks with docking stations. The marble and granite bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes.
  • Keurig coffee makers
  • Upper story rooms have better city and river views

Standard room size240 to 300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hotel Monteleone is one of the city's historic hotels and it was first built in 1886. A favorite of literary greats and celebrities for generations, the hotel is home to the Carousel Bar – a legendary New Orleans classic. Situated on Royal Street between Bienville Street and Iberville Street, the landmark hotel offers a classic barbershop, a full-service spa, a rooftop pool and Criollo Restaurant. Set within the heart of the French Quarter, the property is within walking distance of Bourbon Street’s jazz clubs and entertainment venues, as well as cafes, restaurants and historic attractions.
  • Canal Street Streetcar Line is one block southwest
  • Located 16 miles east of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel’s Criollo Restaurant combines European flavors mixed with African influences and locally sourced Louisiana and Gulf Coast ingredients to create contemporary seasonal specialties. The property’s revolving Carousel Lounge & Bar, open since 1949, offers small plates, live music in the evenings and specialty cocktails. The Goody and the Vieux Carre Cocktails were invented here.
  • Criollo Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The Carousel Lounge & Bar is the only rotating bar in the city

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesItalian, American, French, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Hotel Monteleone has a heated rooftop pool. Surrounded by a sun deck with lounge chairs, the pool is adjacent to the fitness center.
  • Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Spa Aria at the Hotel Monteleone offers a full range of services, including facials, reflexology, massages, body wraps and manicures and pedicures. The spa utilizes products from Pevonia for its treatments.
  • Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Spa packages available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The hotel offers a variety of family-friendly amenities, including minifridges and cribs. There are pack ’n’ plays and portable playpens, along with high chairs and booster seats.
  • Bottle warmers
  • Rollaway beds
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


There is a rooftop 24-hour fitness center at the hotel that has Technogym cardio machines with built-in TV monitors, as well as strength-training equipment. The fitness center is adjacent to the outdoor pool and offers views of the Mississippi River and the French Quarter. The property also offers complimentary yoga on the pool deck, thanks to a partnership with Lululemon. Yoga mats are provided.
  • Hotel provides chilled water and fruit
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Hotel Monteleone has more than 25,000 square feet of event space for business meetings and trade shows. There are 25 meeting rooms available, including ballrooms and breakout spaces. The property has a professional event services staff to assist with event planning and details.
  • Property can host events for up to 550 attendees
  • In-house audiovisual and lighting services
  • 24-hour full-service business center
  • On-site catering

Number of meeting rooms25

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The pet-friendly property offers the “Monte’s Pet Package,” which includes food and water bowls, treats and a map of pet-friendly locations.
  • $100 nonrefundable cleaning fee plus $25 per night
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Hotel Monteleone offers a historic setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions and related events. There’s the rooftop Riverview Room with panoramic views of the river and downtown and the Queen Anne Ballroom offers elegant chandeliers and crown molding with space for up to 225 guests. Iberville Ballroom has pillars and chandeliers and can accommodate up to 300 attendees. The hotel’s professional catering staff can customize menus for the wedding receptions, as well as rehearsal dinners, bridal teas and day-after brunches.
  • Wedding packages include complimentary Bridal Suite
  • Bridal couples receive a free room on their first anniversary

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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