The French Quarter's Beaux Arts classic
570 Rooms / 55 Suites
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. It is said that “the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone” because one step into the bustling lobby — with its pristine marble floors, ornate chandeliers and intricate brass appointments — and the Old World grandeur of the French Quarter comes to life. The famed grandfather clock, friendly service and iconic Carousel Bar & Lounge to the right epitomize the Monteleone’s tradition of Southern hospitality and the spirit of New Orleans. The hotel is a destination itself, where locals and tourists alike gather for a famous Vieux Carré cocktail (Hennessy, Benedictine, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters) or maybe just a famous person. The Monteleone has hosted numerous celebrities over the years, and Truman Capote’s mother was pregnant with him while living in the hotel. One of three Literary Landmark hotels in the world, the Monteleone was selected by the Friends of Libraries USA as a historic treasure, having been written about in many significant works of literature from authors like Eudora Welty and Ernest Hemingway. Steps away from the quaint shopping, rollicking nightlife and exceptional fine-dining restaurants found in the French Quarter, you will find little difficulty navigating the Big Easy’s main attractions. Though with fabulous amenities like the rooftop pool, Spa Aria, Criollo Restaurant and the Carousel Bar, you don’t even have to leave to find a New Orleans state of mind.