New Orleans is filled with historic buildings and beautiful architecture, meaning that it has some of the most distinct and unique hotels in the United States. With such a rich history and a culturally diverse present, New Orleans is a wonderful place to visit, because each traveler will find sights and activities suited to him or her. For traveling couples looking for a romantic getaway, a stay at a boutique hotel in the vibrant French Quarter is just the thing.
Class and Quiet at the Maison Dupuy
Located a few blocks from Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter’s residential area, the Maison Dupuy Hotel is perfect for couples looking for a bit of quiet, without being far from all the excitement. Historic townhouses decorated in wrought iron set the mood before you even step inside the hotel. Once in the lobby, you’ll see why the Maison Dupuy is a top-rated New Orleans hotel.
This historic hotel carries an ambience of times long since passed. Gas lamps and beautiful outdoor courtyards create a romantic scene sure to set the mood for any couple. Five floors of rooms, long windows, and characteristic wrought iron balconies draw the eye from the outside inward. Couples will love the rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous balcony views.
Historic Luxury at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
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The recently renovated Bourbon Orleans Hotel combines modern convenience with historical beauty for a truly outstanding stay. This hotel sits right on Bourbon Street near Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral, giving you access to the French Quarter’s very best as soon as you step outside. With such a beautiful interior, however, you may want to spend some quality time together inside instead.
Indulge in room service, plush bathrobes, and beautiful balcony views. Venture down to the heated saltwater pool in the courtyard, or grab a drink in the Bourbon “O” Bourbon Street Bar. The historic luxury of the entire hotel is romantic in and of itself, and when combined with a couple’s getaway, it creates the perfect mood.
A Romantic Rendezvous at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel
Book a special Romantic Rendezvous package at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel for a magical two-night stay in New Orleans. Chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, late checkout, and fabulous food options come in the package, leaving you to simply sit back and enjoy being pampered with your significant other.
Guest rooms display tastefully chosen design elements, with furniture, wall paper, and carpeting selected to enhance the hotel’s historic appeal, without going over the top. The hotel’s three distinct historical buildings sit around the courtyard, with palm trees, gas lamps, and an outdoor pool completing the landscaping.
You may want a quiet stay, a luxurious experience with hustle and bustle just outside the door, or a trip designed especially to kindle passion. Try one of these boutique hotels and let the historic ambiance wash over you as you enjoy a vacation focused on your relationship, without the stress of life back home.
Alexandra Shostak likes to go on adventures, whether they take her down the street or on a road trip to another state. She’s lived in Ohio and NYC, and currently resides on Florida’s west coast where she goes to the beach as often as possible.