Fathom Favorites : New Orleans Hotels

1. The Troubadour

An easy and stylish newcomer in the Central Business District that's not trying too hard, but hits certain notes — room comfort, dining options, rooftop views — just right.

1111 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

2. The Roosevelt

The NOLA landmark hotel has old-fashioned appeal (big marble lobby, over-stuffed furniture) and a few modern updates, including a huge post-Katrina renovation and chef John Besh's Domenica restaurant (a somewhat boring dining room turning out fantastically un-boring dishes).

130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA, 70112

3. Loft 523

Imaginatively designed boutique hotel, where each of the eighteen rooms is airy, spacious, and decorated like an artsy urban loft. Bonus points for the huge bathrooms and personal hotel assistants (who cater to your whims).

523 Gravier St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130

4. Soniat House

For those craving a nostalgic, genteel Nawlins setting, there's this charming wrought-iron townhouse triplet filled with French antiques, Frette linens, and quiet courtyards.


1133 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA, 70116

5. International House

Oversize Beaux-Art building with oversized furniture, flecked gold, and lots of damask fabric. Business travelers looking for extra pizazz should book here.

221 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA, 70130

6. Lanaux Mansion

Old-fashioned rooms for let are cute, kitschy, and close to Frenchmen Street. Which means you can make a quick stumble home after a night of heavy jazz.

547 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, 70116

7. Cornstalk Hotel

This French Quarter mansion stands back a bit from Royal Street, which makes for prime veiwing beyond the iron cornstalk fence. Inside, hallways and guest rooms have high ceilings, chandeliers, fabric wallpaper, and stately Victorian furnishings to match.

915 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA, 70116