Gay New Orleans · Hotels

Gay New Orleans · Hotels

Looking for the perfect place to stay in New Orleans? We have a great selection of incredible hotels for you to choose from.

All of our hotel choices are in The French Quarter, home of New Orleans gay nightlife and LGBT culture.

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French Quarter

The French Quarter, or Le Vieux Carré (meaning “Old Square” in French),  is the oldest part of New Orleans, and is steeped in rich history of conquest, witchcraft, and festivity.

The centre-most neighbourhood of the city features cultural and architectural influences from France, Spain, and the various African cultures that many of its Creole inhabitants hail from.

Today, the French Quarter is packed with stylish gay bars, traditional hotels and independent shops. New Orleans is a city like no other, and this is her heart.

Why this hotel?: Historic Hotel. Heated indoor pool. Famous carousel bar.

Hotel Monteleone is something of an institution in New Orleans. It has a famous carousel bar and it’s rumoured to be the place where Truman Capote had his first and by no means last drink. Opened in 1886, it is still owned by the Monteleone family.

Located in the city’s French Quarter, popular gay bars like Double Play are just around the corner, and the centre on Bourbon St. is just 10-15 minutes, where you’ll find the The Bourbon Pub And Parade and Napoleon’s Itch.

This charming hotel has a heated rooftop pool. You can dine onsite at the Criollo restaurant and drink at the beautiful Carousel bar, pictured above.

The rooms are decked out in a classic European style. You can also opt for one of the luxurious literary suites – each one is named after a famous American writer.


pool, massage, spa, gymbar, restaurant, wi-fi

214 Royal St, New Orleans


Based on 12846 votes

Why this hotel?: On Bourbon Street. Vibrant design. Close to nightlife.

The Royal Sonesta is a landmark of Bourbon Street, situated in the French Quarter close to the vibrant gay scene.

Bourbon Street is famously lurid – in a good way! – but this hotel adds a dash of class. Art Deco furnishings are complemented by abstract artworks and vibrant floral arrangements.

Sleek guestrooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and separate living areas. Select suites have balconies overlooking Bourbon Street or the hotel pool.

As a guest of the Royal Sonesta you can relax with a drink by the pool at the Oasis Pool Bar, or dine at the Desire Oyster Bar.


pool, gym, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

300 Bourbon St, New Orleans


Based on 10685 votes

Why this hotel?: Good Budget Option. Ideal location. Charming design.

Hotel Mazarin is a budget-friendly hotel near to Canal Street and just half a block from Bourbon Street.

Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and live music at the on-site bar, La Louisiane. Alternatively, Patrick’s Bar Vin offers an extensive wine list and light bar fare.

There’s also plenty of gay nightlife close by.

The rooms have a Creole style. The black marble granite floors and oversize beds are very satisfying. This is a great choice if you’re looking to do New Orleans on a budget.


gym, bar, wi-fi

730 Rue Bienville, New Orleans


Based on 7605 votes

Why this hotel?: Historic Hotel. Old world grandeur.

Le Pavillon Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in New Orleans, and it retains its old world, antique-laden charm.

The entrance is framed by a 15-foot monumental pillar, creating an air of drama before you’ve even entered the lobby.

Guests of Le Pavillon Hotel can dine on-site at The Crystal Room, which serves French cuisine. Additionally, guests can enjoy a gourmet PB&J sandwich, a unique dish served in the lobby.

The rooms aren’t that modern but they have an air of faded glamour that’s quite unbeatable.


pool, bar, restaurant, wi-fi, gym

833 Poydras St, New Orleans


Based on 13123 votes

Why this hotel?: Funky Design. Great location. Good price. Could have been designed by Prince.

Hotel Le Marais is a gay-popular New Orleans hotel, offering chic lodgings in the city’s bustling French Quarter.

It’s half a block away from the bustle of Bourbon Street, offering a refuge from the city’s wild nightlife.

Should that wild nightlife beckon, you can go for a drink in the many surrounding gay bars like Double Play or The Corner Pocket.

Despite the name and location, this hotel eschews classical design and goes for something more funky and modern. It’s almost like waking up in Prince’s boudoir. The colours are bold with a purple theme maintained throughout – from the pillows to the lighting.

Inviting guestrooms include flat-screen TVs equipped with streaming devices. Select rooms offer balconies, whilst others have courtyard views – some overlook the French Quarter.


pool, gym, bar, wi-fi

717 Conti St, New Orleans


Based on 5697 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Intimate.

Chateau Hotel is a hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter, built in a restored 18th-century mansion. It’s intimate and homely.

This hotel has an outdoor pool, courtyard, and bar, amongst other amenities.

Each European-inspired guestrooms offers satellite TV and free Wi-Fi; a coffee-maker is also included.

Ideal for an affordable base in New Orleans.


pool, wi-fi

1001 Chartres St, New Orleans


Based on 1328 votes

Why this hotel?: Historic Building. Classic New Orleans Vibe. Great Location.

The Cornstalk Hotel is the most striking inn in New Orlean’s French Quarter. It has an air of Victorian glamour that perfectly compliments the spooky charm of the city.

A  crystal chandelier hangs over the lobby, harking back to a bygone age – bring back those high vaulted ceilings, please. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The rooms are beautiful in an old world style. You’ll want to party like it’s 1899.

The USA’s longest-serving gay bar, Cafe Lafitte in Exile, is just around the corner!



915 Royal St, New Orleans


Based on 1346 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Stunning pool. Good price.

Chateau LeMoyne is a popular boutique hotel in the French Quarter, close to the city’s popular gay nightlife.

There’s many bars and clubs around, in particular Double Play is a few blocks up the road, and Good Friends Bar about 5 minutes further up.

The Martini Bar and Restaurant serves traditional Creole cuisine, crafted cocktails, and live music.

This Holiday Inn-owned hotel offers an on-site restaurant, bar, heated outdoor swimming pool, and a spacious courtyard with seating area.

The historic building encompasses comfortable guestrooms, and upgraded suites offer balconies overlooking the French Quarter, perfect for Mardi Gras.



pool, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

301 Dauphine St, New Orleans


Based on 4247 votes

Why this hotel?: Historic Building. Classic Creole style. Perfect location.

Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a historic New Orleans hotel. Just one block away from Bourbon Street, this characterful hotel is close to the city’s gay nightlife.

The location is ideal as you can be subject to excess noise if you’re too close to Bourbon Street, while if you’re too far away you feel as if you’re missing out. This hotel offers a perfect equilibrium.

The rooms have a classic Creole design, with yellow and lightly accented colours throughout.

Amenities at the hotel include free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, outdoor pool, and on-site bar.


pool, gym, bar, wi-fi

415 Dauphine St, New Orleans


Based on 7216 votes

Why this hotel?: Creole Style. Excellent location. Resort feel.

The Frenchman is a charming boutique hotel in New Orleans close to the city’s famous jazz scene.

This hotel features a spacious courtyard with outdoor pool and hot tub. A vibrant, almost Caribbean style prevails, from the palm fronds of the courtyard to the colourful art in the lobby.

Each room is like a mini Creole cottage. Exposed brick walls give them a rustic feel.

This is one of the more charming hotels in the city, and it has the feel of a resort.


pool, hot tub, wi-fi

417 Frenchmen St, New Orleans


Based on 1307 votes

Why this hotel?: Good Location. Good price.

Maison Dupuy is a charming hotel in a residential section of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

The hotel grounds consist of a spacious courtyard with a marble fountain and heated saltwater pool. You can dine at the hotel’s Restaurant Bistreaux and try the famous hurricane cocktail.

Each guestroom offers free Wi-Fi and a 37″ flat-screen TV, whilst select rooms boast balconies.

This is an ideal, quiet location to return to after you’ve partied the night away on Bourbon Street.


pool, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

1001 Toulouse St, New Orleans


Based on 8239 votes

Why this hotel?: Historic Building. Full of character. Former ballroom! Classic New Orleans vibe.

The Bourbon Orleans is a gay-popular New Orleans hotel situated in the French Quarter of the city, just moments from the gay nightlife.

This historic hotel offers Southern charm with luxury amenities. It was once a ballroom and then it became a convent. Having lived many lives this building has considerable charm.

On-site guests can take advantage of an outdoor pool and on-site restaurant. Roux-on-Orleans offers authentic Creole cuisine alongside classic American dishes.

Live jazz music is showcased on occasion at the on-site bar, Bourbon O.

Guests of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel will be welcomed with a complimentary cocktail.


pool, massage, gym, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

717 Orleans Ave, New Orleans


Based on 12346 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Classic building.

Hotel St Pierre is a boutique hotel built in three former French colonial houses.

This quaint hotel offers comfortable accommodations and quality amenities, including two separate pools.

Guests of Hotel St Pierre will benefit from a complimentary continental breakfast served daily.

Each charming guestroom is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, microwave, and refrigerator. Dating back to the 18th-century, this building has character and classic details such as high walls and chandeliers.


pool, bar, wi-fi

911 Burgundy St, New Orleans

Very Good

Based on 4987 votes

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