New Orleans' 15 Essential Hotels

May 2, 2016
By: Taylor Murrow, Curbed New Orleans

If you're planning a trip to New Orleans, or are a local looking for a staycation or a change of pace, this city boasts a wealth of beautiful hotels. Including fancy old favorites, newer hipster haunts, and hotels that may actually be haunted, here are our 15 favorite hotels to stay and play.

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

This Waldorf Astoria hotel has been a New Orleans legend since 1893, and today offers some of the best dining and drinking New Orleans has to offer. The hotel’s Domenica restaurant, headed by James Beard-winning Executive Chef Alon Shaya, is a must for Italian cuisine lovers, and the landmark Sazerac Bar, where you can enjoy the namesake drink, known as “America’s first cocktail.” The rooftop pool and the stunning lobby—if you’re in town during the holidays, come check out the splendid decorations—are enough to blow you away, too.