Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
Hotel Monteleone is at the heart of New Orleans’s French Quarter, just a 10-minute walk from the banks of the Mississippi River. It’s in a fantastic spot for exploring Louisiana’s most iconic city – you’re a leisurely stroll from historic Bourbon Street lined with bars and clubs, and a 15-minute walk from leafy Louis Armstrong Park. The hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring; you can enjoy treatments in the cosy spa, hit the rooftop fitness centre or take a dip in the heated pool with views of downtown New Orleans.
Criollo, the Spanish word for Creole, is the hotel’s southern-inspired fine dining restaurant, with an emphasis on home-grown local ingredients and a fusion of European, Caribbean and African influences. Go for drinks at Carousel Bar & Lounge, New Orleans’s first and only rotating bar which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2019.
Rooms have an elegant, traditional décor plus marble and granite bathrooms. Upgrade to a luxury suite for extra space, or one of the Literary Suites – they’re dedicated to famous American authors from the South including Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Truman Capote and Eudora Welty.