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The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is a historic property that’s a member of the New Orleans Hotel Collection, along with six other area hotels. I stayed in a queen room on the 6th floor, reputed to be haunted, which wasn’t very big, but comfortable. Since the rooms are built around a central courtyard, you might have to walk a long way to from the elevator to the room. I was later informed about a second elevator on the far side by my room that is used more for staff.
The Bourbon Orleans is located behind Jackson Square at Bourbon and Orleans streets, so it’s right in the middle of the action. It’s easy to access area attractions like Café du Monde and the French Market, as well as the bus to Mardi Gras World and streetcars. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Amtrak Station are a short car ride away from the hotel. Because of its location, you can get some noise both outside the hotel and from other guests.
Included in guest rooms are a flat screen television, desk, water bottles, tea and coffee facilities, and a big closet. Vieux Carre rooms are slightly larger and Petite Balcony rooms overlook the French Quarter. Bourbon Orleans also has loft suites, including two owner’s suites, with a living area, balcony, and wet bar. Rates start at $170 and go up by room and depending on the season.
The hotel also has amenities like a courtyard pool, newspapers, a gym, free WiFi and tea, coffee and water all day. The Bourbon Orleans has its own bars and restaurants, including Roux, a Creole restaurant, and Bourbon “O” Bar, which has their famous Midas Cup drink. Your stay includes a welcome drink, which you can take with you to go. They also have parking for $36 per day.
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is located at 717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116. To book a reservation, visit their website or call (866) 513-9744.
My stay at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel was organized by the New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Louisiana Travel.