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The 5 Fanciest Hotels in New Orleans

Cameron Todd | December 28, 2017

These hotels offer the most luxurious surroundings, service, and on-site treatment, while incorporating elements of the city's history and culture into your experience, leaving you to feel like royalty, with front row seats to all of the city's wonders.

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Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

Why it made the list

This hotel gets points for old-school opulence, with its ornate lobby, ballrooms, and French Riviera-style pool deck. The Rib Room is a gourmet dining experience, and you can keep it spiffy with complimentary shoe shines, on-demand mending and dry cleaning services, and an old-fashioned barber shop on site.

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Soniat House

Why it made the list

It's no wonder that the romantic stretch of Chartres Street, where you'll find this gorgeous set of historic townhouses, has seen its fair share of millionaire and celebrity homeowners over the years. Inside, the finest in arts and antiques surround you, creating a setting worthy of glossy magazine pages. In the evenings, you'll sip wine in the candlelit stone courtyard and wish you never had to return home.

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Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Why it made the list

There are several features of this luxe chain hotel location that, from it's unremarkable entrance on Canal Street, seem too good to be true. Our favorite is the cavernous ground floor dedicated to the spa and gym, with its own resistance pool, world-class spa treatments, and spin studio. Enter the ultra-luxe at the 4th floor club level, gaining you access to a series of ornate parlors and lounges, complimentary snacks and refreshments throughout the day, and more spacious guest rooms. The lobby level serves an elegant tea service, and hosts live jazz.

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Audubon Cottages

Why it made the list

Privacy and personal care are the top luxuries awarded at the Audubon Cottages, where guests stay in individual lodgings with private courtyards, and staff pride themselves on warding off paparazzi for their A-list clientele. All appliances and features of these historic rooms are top-of-the-line: antique armoires and 19th-century tapestries fit in seamlessly with steam showers, pillow-top mattresses, and one of the oldest saltwater pools in the French Quarter.

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Windsor Court Hotel

Why it made the list

Stepping through the courtyard and well-manicured gardens at the Windsor Court offers a sense of tranquility not experienced throughout this busy neighborhood, where the French Quarter meets the Central Business District. It's no wonder celebrities love it here, where you can be pampered or completely left in peace, your choice. With its spacious digs (most guest rooms are multi-room suites), intimate public spaces of parlor sofas and overstuffed armchairs, frequent live jazz and English tea service, Windsor court feels like a luxurious world of its own.

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