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.

Kathleen Fitzgerald
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Henry Howard Hotel

Named for the legendary 19th-century Louisiana architect who designed the original building, this 1860s Greek Revival mansion turned 18-room boutique inn by New York–based Fitz Hotel Group, is a wonderful merging of modernity and tradition. The high-ceiling parlor with its glittering chandeliers, crown molding, and classical furniture is all Victorian elegance, while the rooms with their bare brick walls, vintage armoires, and musical instruments—saxophones, trumpets, clarinets—hung on walls above the sculptured iron canopy beds, are more hip. Soak up the Garden District’s languid atmosphere from the front porch or the backyard garden with Sazerac in hand. 2041 Prytania St.; 504-313-1577; henryhowardhotel.com.