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Hotel Monteleone offers 570 rooms and 55 luxury suites, most of which offer breathtaking views of the French Quarter and Mississippi River, making this a coveted destination for weddings, conventions and getaways (the hotel has accommodated demand by recently renovating 24 meeting rooms, including the elegant Queen Anne Ballroom and the top-floor Riverview and Vieux Carré Rooms). All guest rooms come with modern staples like iPod docks, flat-screen televisions and Keurig coffeemakers, yet the traditional décor is a throwback to the inviting aesthetic of Southern hospitality. You’ll find crown molding, toile fabrics, French-style antiques and granite and marble bathrooms.
Relaxing Jacuzzi-like garden tubs and separate glass showers come with some luxury suites. The F.J. Monteleone Suite has its own lockable entryway, separate from the master suite to ensure the utmost privacy for guests and a secret gold sink for an added luxe touch. The New Orleans hotel also pays homage to iconic Southern authors who were frequent guests or wrote about Hotel Monteleone with its Literary Suites. The Ernest Hemingway Suite honors its namesake — who included the revolving Carousel Bar & Lounge in his short story “The Night Before Battle” — with a parlor, two balconies, a main bedroom and an optional guest room.