Hotel Monteleone • NOLA

Hotel Monteleone, has provided luxury accommodations and timeless service since 1866. This iconic hotel sits at the foot of Royal Street in the French Quarter and is walking distance to some of the best local attractions; Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the French Market, and the Riverwalk.  It boasts 570 guest rooms, including fifty-five suites, and four themed literary author suites: Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, and Ernest Hemingway. Each are beautifully appointed and offer upscale amenities.

On the property is New Orleans’ famed Carousel Bar & Lounge, the city’s only revolving bar. For decades, it has lured guests in to take a spin on the 25-seat, bright circus-clad Merry-Go-Round as they nibble on bar bites and sip libations.

Following drinks, enjoy dinner in Criollo where its creole cuisine has been creatively redesigned with its ingredient-driven seasonal menu. The hotel is also ideal for private events; some of Hotel Monteleone’s meeting facilities offer panoramic views of the Mississippi River and balconies overlooking antique shops and famous New Orleans restaurants on Royal Street.

This historic landmark is a member of  Preferred Hotel GroupAssociated Luxury Hotels International, and Historic Hotels of America. It is one of only three U.S. hotels to receive the prestigious “Literary Landmark” designation by the Friends of Libraries.

Visit: 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, 866-338-4684;

• By Nancy Radlauer,