Royal Sonesta New Orleans
With its Art Deco styling, striking abstract art and grand floral arrangements, this much-loved hotel brings a touch of class to the carnival of Bourbon Street. Rooms and suites are light and spacious, with options to look onto the secluded pool or tropical courtyard, or to gaze down at Bourbon Street from your wrought-iron balcony. Restaurant R’evolution is one of the city’s most innovative fine-dining establishments. A more casual affair but well worth ducking into is the Desire Oyster Bar serving seafood and Creole classics, while the drinks and live music of Le Booze and The Jazz Playhouse provide nightly entertainment. A heated outdoor pool, poolside bar, coffee shop and 24-hour fitness centre round out the facilities.