Where to Stay in New Orleans

A French Quarter hotel with white-gloved doormen, an office building reimagined as a contemporary-chic stay, and luxury suites once frequented by royals and presidents are all options for visitors spending time in the Big Easy.

Courtesy Old No. 77 and the Chandlery
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Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

The 177 industrial-chic rooms—exposed brick, hardwood floors, ceiling fans—of this 19th century former tobacco warehouse in the CBD come with all the mod cons, but the hotel’s real draw is the light-filled open-plan lobby with its espresso bar, art-adorned walls, mismatched furnishings, and restaurant-bar, Compère Lapin. Here, St. Lucia–born chef Nina Compton serves up tropical Caribbean flavors such as spiced pig’s ears and red-snapper crudo, while dashing bartenders mix a mean mojito. 535 Tchoupitoulas St.; 504-527-5271; old77hotel.com.