In general, as a visitor, your best bet is to stay in these neighborhoods: Lower Garden District, The Warehouse District, The French Quarter, The Marigny, or The Bywater. Airbnb is not available in the French Quarter, and if you do use an AirBnB in this city, please be respectful of the many folks who call these neighborhoods home by not treating your rental as ground zero for partying (we have lots of bars and restaurants for that!).
The Catahoula Hotel (The Central Business District)
$175 - $300 / night
A hip and quaint boutique hotel with an amazing rooftop + bar. Great for anyone in search of a relaxing experience in a historic New Orleans property. Also… seriously check out the bar. And grab food at Midnight Noodle (more details under “Eat This” below!).
Hotel Peter & Paul (the Marigny)
$129 - $700 / night
Gorgeously renovated church-turned-hotel in the hip Marigny neighborhood with an awesome bar. The design of this place is truly amazing. Great for anyone wanting a unique New Orleans experience.
The Drifter Hotel (Midcity)
$80 - $200 / night
Midcentury motel in mid-city with a beautiful bar and pool. Random location but only a short drive from downtown. Great for adventurous folks and groups.
The Louie (The Marigny)
$295+ / night (2 bedroom house rental)
Fantastic guest house in the Marigny neighborhood, surrounded by incredible restaurants and bars and just a short walk to the French Quarter. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, two sitting rooms, a dining area, and porch—all so so so thoughtfully designed. Perfect for a small group of friends or couples.