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Top Ten Haunted Hotels


1. Le Pavilion Hotel

A paranormal research team identified four ghosts at LePavillon including a 19th century teenage girl, a young aristocratic couple from the 1920’s, and a dapper gentleman from the same era who likes to play pranks on the cleaning staff.

"Imagination governs the world"- Napoleon Bonaparte

With a history stretching back to the Gilded Age and impeccable French décor throughout, Le Pavillon Hotel of New Orleans piques the imagination in a way that even the Emperor himself would applaud.

Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, Historic Le Pavillon Hotel is adjacent to the French Quarter, only five short blocks to the celebrated music clubs of Bourbon Street and the famous restaurants and antique shops of Royal Street. Within a five-minute walk, you can find yourself at the Louisiana Superdome for a NFL Saints home game or at the New Orleans Arena for a world-class concert or NBA Hornet's game.

If your travel to New Orleans is conference related, you will be pleased to know that Le Pavillon is only eight blocks to the Morial Convention Center, the largest convention center in Louisiana. During Carnival season, Le Pavillon Hotel offers an ideal location; as Mardi Gras parades roll only two blocks away from the grand entrance of this classic New Orleans hotel.

Opened in 1907, Le Pavillon Hotel New Orleans is a member of Historic Hotels of America and maintains membership in the exclusive Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Le Pavillon Hotel of New Orleans has been the proud recipient of AAA's four-diamond award since 1996. Out of hundreds of eligible New Orleans Hotels, Le Pavillon Hotel was named to the "Gold List" by Condé Nast.

In a world of steel-and-glass skyscrapers and cookie-cutter design, the age of grand hotels seems long gone. A rare exception: Le Pavillon Hotel of New Orleans is where guests can instantly conjure the days of genteel luxury, romantic evenings and glittering nights.

Offical Le Pavilion Hotel web site

Often called "The Belle of New Orleans." Le Pavillion offers turn-of-the-century charm in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Twenty foot Italian statues representing Peace and Prosperity greet you at the Poydras Street front door. Inside this spectacular grand hotel you'll find crystal chandeliers, historic antiques and several lively ghost.

Noteworthy, among the hotel's impressive collection of historic antiques, are a distinctive portrait of a lady of the French Court that hangs in the Crystal Room. Two stipulations to the hotel's purchase of the painting were that it would never leave New Orleans and that it be the only painting of a woman in the room where it was to be hung.

The hotel also boasts the largest gas lantern in the United States, which hangs burning at the front porch.

Proudly sitting in our Castle Suite, is a magnificent hand carved marble bathtub, which was a gift from Napoleon to a wealthy Louisiana plantation owner. A similar tub that had belonged to Napoleon is housed in the Louvre.

Marble Bathtub,
Palace Suite 730
This extremely rare marble bathtub is purported to have been owned by Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France. It is hand carved from one single large block of white carrera marble. It is said that the Louisiana Purchase was signed by Napoleon in a marble tub. It is one of only three known to exist in the world today. One of them is proudly displayed in The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, while the other is in a private collection.

This Haunted New Orleans hotel makes guests feel at home by providing homelike touches like complimentary evening peanut butter finger sandwiches.

At one point a few years ago the hotel management hired paranormal investigators, who identified several ghosts in the hotel. one group found four another say they documented over 100.

Strange noises in the night apparitions of figures standing at the foot of different beds. Bed sheets being tugged into the air after midnight, and disappearing items only to turn up in odd places. One guest visiting for a large medical convention held in New Orleans last year gave an account of a old gray haired woman sitting on the side of his bed, he said he felt the weight of her body on the bed and her cold hands stroking his head and saying "I will never let you go." he turned on the light and she faded away. And Yes, He checked out within the hour.

Paranormal investigators And visitors have deemed this Number 1 one of the most haunted hotels in New Orleans.

BEWARE! Hidden by the luxurious décor are many tales of eerie occurrences and ghostly happenings. It is said that the entire cleaning staff refuses to go on a certain floor. There have been sightings of more ghosts at this hotel then any other in the haunted Bigh Easy.

On June 24, 1991 Le Pavillon was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Le Pavilions' sister hotel the Driskill, in Austin, Texas is also reported to be very haunted also.

Offical Le Pavilion Hotel web site http://www.lepavillon.com/


2. Hotel Monteleone

Built in 1886, this grand Cresent city haunted hotel has documented more than a dozen earthbound entities. A team from the International Society of Paranormal Research (ISPR) identified such creatures as “Red”, the faithful engineer; William Wildemer, a guest who most likely died in the hotel; a ten-year-old boy who often plays hide-and-seek with another young spirit; a star-crossed lover and others. The Hotel says all of their ghosts are friendly.

The Hotel Monteleone was one of America’s few family- owned. Historic Haunted hotel located in the New Orleans French Quarter.

A home away from home to some countless movie stars, dignitaries, royalty and political kingpins. Traditional European style guest rooms are carefully detailed and comfortable.

Numerous spirits are said to haunt this spectacular hotel. And it's large Grandfather clock, located in the hotel lobby. It is said that the ghost of it's maker is seen working on it at different times of the day and night.

From days gone by to recent new sightings, of ghost walking the halls and the main entrance. One recent guest told the tale of a man appearing in their room over the past New Orleans Mardi Gras Season, wearing only a feathered mask. This totally naked ghost, they said he turned and disappeared before their eyes.

Other Ghost stories from guest and hotel staff tell of this New Orleans Hotel. Often tell of the spirits of a Jazz singer in a room wailing in the middle of the night, A lost child who ask for help takes your hand then looks up into your eyes and disappears. And the spirit of who they say is that of the hotels original owner.

The strange happenings at the haunted Hotel Monteleone were featured October 28 and 30, 2004, on the Travel Channel’s “Weird Travels” program. “Spirits of the South” profiles the entities living in the 118-year old French Quarter hotel that were documented and “caught on tape” by investigators with the International Society for Paranormal Research in 2003.

“The staff and hotel occupants have come to live with and even welcome the ghosts, so we welcome the opportunity to share our experiences with those not familiar with the stories,” explained Andrea Thornton, director of sales of marketing for Hotel Monteleone. “The nationwide audience and even New Orleans area viewers are in for a real treat to see who and what lie behind the doors of the Quarter’s oldest hotel.”

“Spirits of the South” begins in Memphis, Tennessee, where an ancient Egyptian curse still casts a spell on the city, and a modern-day pyramid marks a portal into the paranormal. Next, it’s off to the hills of western North Carolina to the Graystone Cabins, where creatures from another world still lurk around every tree, and a sordid love triangle leaves a ghost wandering the forests. Then, it’s down to the Big Easy for a stop at Brennan's restaurant, a visit at the Hotel Monteleone and a quick tour of an old-fashioned steamboat, whose captain was murdered. The special ends in Savannah, Georgia where the night sky hums with the echoes of the dead from the famed St. Bonaventure Cemetery and the 1790 Inn.

The Travel Channel (www.discover.com) is the only television network devoted exclusively to travel entertainment. Capturing the fascination, freedom and fun of travel, Travel Channel delivers insightful stories from the world's most popular destinations and inspiring diversions. It is available in more than 70 million homes and is a service of Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc..

About Hotel Monteleone

Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone (www.hotelmonteleone.com) has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions, and is conveniently located 11 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a two-time, AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience” for the past three years.

Follow the links below to learn more about the spirits of Hotel Monteleone.

View a video on paranormal activity at the Monteleone

Official Hotel Monteleone Web site http://www.hotelmonteleone.com/


3. Bourbon Orleans, Wyndham Hotel

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel Is A Historic Luxury Hotel Located In deep in the actual Heart Of The Haunted French Quarter between the excitement of Bourbon Street and the quiet elegance of Royal Street. Just steps away from Pat O*Briens, Preservation Hall and Mississippi Riverboats.

One of the most celebrated addresses in the French Quarter, the Wyndham Bourbon Orleans bears a rich history as colorful as the city of New Orleans itself. In the early 19th century, its fabled Orleans Ballroom played host to many of Creole New Orleans' most glittering social functions. Later, the site was home to the Sisters of the Holy Family Convent and St. Mary's Academy. Serving as a hotel most recently, the property is now being completely restored to reflect its fascinating heritage and the grand architectural traditions of New Orleans and the French Quarter.

This actual documented haunted hotel hosts as many as 17 ghosts, most of which are small children. Locals say it is the most haunted hotel in the Crescent City.

In the past, the Hotel was the home at one time or another to the Convent of the Holy Family (an Order of Negro nuns), the Orleans Theatre and the Grand Ballroom, but one of it’s most infamous was as the Quadroon Ballroom, the place where affluent white men would go to meet Mulatto women and acquire them as mistresses. This particular hotel is known for a number of ghostly sightings, particularly in the ballroom on the second floor.

The opulent Orleans Ballroom and the attached Orleans Theater opened in 1817, just 14 years after the Louisiana Purchase. The ballroom was resplendent with the finest luxuries of the day, from its lofty ceilings with sparkling chandeliers to its mirror-polished floors.

Over the years, the ballroom set the stage for many of New Orleans' most prestigious social and historical events. Elegant masked balls, the forerunner of today's Carnival celebration, were held there as early as 1823. In 1825, a grand ball was held at the Orleans to honor the Marquis de Lafayette, of Revolutionary War fame. The Louisiana State Legislature met there in 1928, after the old state house burned.

A fire swept Orleans Street in 1966, destroying the Orleans Theater but sparing the treasured Orleans Ballroom. For a number of years following, the building served as the First District Court. In 1881, the site was acquired by the Sisters of the Holy Family, and early order of African-American nuns. The ballroom and adjacent property housed their convent and the respected St. Mary's Academy for girls for more than 80 years.

In the 1960s the sister moved to a new convent and school, and the site was transformed into the Bourbon Orleans hotel. The original Orleans Ballroom became the heart of the hotel - the spacious entrance, grand staircase and majestic second-floor ballroom serve as reminders of this property's vibrant past. Today, Wyndham's comprehensive renovation of the Bourbon Orleans ensure the legacy of this remarkable property for generations to come.

Children have been seen and heard running in the halls, playing inside the rooms, and dancing spectral's are seen in the haunted Grande ballroom! A lonely figure of a woman is said to haunt the elevator. And when she is seen the Ghost of the Children are said to run away.

The spirit of a elderly man has been reported by staff and guest, He is seen in the great lobby reading a newspaper and smoking a large stinky cigar. Some have stated, they say you smell the cigar smoke first, he raises an eyebrow, then looks at you rudely, folds up his new orleans news paper roughly, stands and disappears right before your eyes.

Quadroon balls were held in the ballroom here, and later other parts of the hotel became a convent. In recent times, a man working alone on a stairwell said an obscene word and immediately felt a slap on his face (an outraged nun, perhaps?) Other ghosts include a young man who still kisses the ladies who suit his fancy. A confederate soldier with a weapon has been seen on the seventh floor, and there are reports of several childlike spirits cozying up to the guests. 717 Orleans St.

The French Quarter is famous for its mysterious ghostly residents, and Bourbon Orleans property is central to this folklore. For years, guests and employees have heard the sounds of phantom children - possibly students of St. Mary's Academy who fell victim to a Yellow Fever epidemic. The most frequently cited tale is that of a girl rolling her ball down the sixth floor corridors and chasing after it. The sixth floor may also be home to a uniformed Confederate soldier, who has also been sighted roaming the third floor.

In the Orleans Ballroom, a dancer has been spotted waltzing beneath the chandeliers. Banquet servers have reported the unexplained rustling of linens and clinking of glasses, as if children are bumping into the tables as they paly. Whatever the true nature of these hauntings, they are an intriguing part of the hotel's fabled past.


4. Le Richelieu Hotel

(1234 Chartres St.) From its very inception, Le Richelieu was created to capture the flavor and essence of New Orleans. Casual elegance is complemented by the charm of this historic city. A full range of service is accented with a personal touch, and the vibrancy of the French Quarter is balanced by the quiet intimacy of a small hotel.

Le Richelieu has been in business since 1969, and is locally owned and operated. Since it's the owner's home, he's always lavished much attention on it, making sure the housekeeping and maintenance standards are far above average.

Many say this site at one time was used as an execution ground. In 1802, when France took back Louisiana from Spain, several Spanish soldiers were shot for treason on this site. The ghosts of some of these Spanish soldiers have been reported to walk the grounds of this hotel near the swiming pool and small bar. Soldiers in old Spanish uniforms have been spotted by many of it's patrons.

If you want to experience the old-world charm and European character of the French Quarter, reserve Le Richelieu... so inviting... so New Orleans... so affordable!

This is one of the very few hotels in the French Quarter that offers free parking for guests, with unlimited in-out privileges.
If you are a Beatles fan, consider springing for the Paul McCartney Suite (he stayed in 1970s).


5. Hotel Maison de Ville

The main building of the Hotel Maison de Ville, located at 727 Rue Toulouse, in the heart of the French Quarter contains the reception room, parlor, concierge, and nine guest quarters. Across the traditional New Orleans courtyard, featuring a cast iron fountain and bricks original to the location, are luxurious guest rooms. These historic former slave quarters are believed to have been constructed more than fifty years earlier than the main building and are possibly the oldest buildings in New Orleans.

Guests of the Hotel Maison de Ville will experience New Orleans history and hospitality, both at the hotel and in the surrounding area. Choose from accommodations ranging from guest rooms overlooking the courtyard or French Quarter to the room where Tennessee Williams completed A Streetcar Named Desire. Guests may also choose to enjoy unique lodging at the Audubon Cottages where John James Audubon painted much of his Birds of America series.

It is easy to understand why so many say it is worth a visit to New Orleans just to stay at Hotel Maison de Ville.

The Hotel Maison de Ville and Audubon Cottages offer guests the chance to enjoy the New Orleans’ French Quarter the way it was meant to be experienced. Guests are treated to true Southern hospitality with that special New Orleans flair.

Beyond its phenomenal location, luxury accommodations, unique amenities, and two-hundred years of New Orleans history, the Hotel Maison de Ville also is home to one of the finest restaurants in New Orleans, The Bistro. Chef Greg Picolo, born and raised in New Orleans, has created a Parisian-style bistro that serves Nouvelle Creole Cuisine that includes traditional French bistro selections and New Orleans culinary favorites.

For a good case of Southern haunted hospitality, head to the Haunted Hotel Maison de Ville in New Orleans. Cottage No. 4 which is said to be haunted by a soldier with a penchant for country music. Once a hotel employee opened the door to show guest into Cottage No. 4 and they say they saw a man dressed in a 1940's military uniform, who then disappeared.

It has been told over and over again whenever the cottage's radio is turned to any station, the ghost changes it back to a country station. He also is said to have materialized fully to several guest when seances are held in the cottage and appears solid and as real as any live person, then simply he is said to walk into the wall. Paranormal investigators have recorded his voice saying, I need to leave." Several images on film and video have captured a glimpse of his stern face or flash of his uniform and medals.

A great many amature ghost hunters and guest have come forward to tell their haunted stories of this haunted cottages ghost also.

Guests have also reported seeing mysterious wet footprints, and women and men dressed in vintage clothing. Many strange nightly rapping noises, moving objects, sheets pulled off you in the middle of the night, disembodied voices, and feelings of someone tugging at their feet have been reported by many a guest.



6. Andrew Jackson Hotel

The Andrew Jackson Is Located 919 Royal St. In The Heart Of The Haunted French Quarter. The Hotel Offers A Charming And Relaxing Atmosphere With 18th-Century Furnishings And Spacious Guest Rooms. It Also Has Excellent Facilities As Well As Comfortable Guest Rooms And Public Areas. This Hotel Is Ideally Situated For Visitors To The Area. All Of The Guest Rooms Are Comfortable And Nicely Equipped To Give A Feeling Of Being Home While Away From Home.

The Andrew Jackson is Located in the Heart of the French Quarter. The Hotel Offers a Charming and Relaxing Atmosphere With 18th-Century Furnishings and Spacious Guest Rooms. It Also Has Excellent Facilities As Well As Comfortable Guest Rooms and Public Areas.

Haunted New Orleans legend tells, that this was the site onthis site which the hotel now sits was once the site of an old New Orleans all-boy’s school. The school was destroyed in the great fire of New Orleans ,1788. Five boys were said to have perished in the blaze. And still haunt the present building.

This Hotel is Ideally Situated For Visitors To the Area. All of the Guest Rooms Are Comfortable and Nicely Equipped To Give a Feeling of Being Home While Away from Home. The Hotel Also Has a Variety of Facilities and Services That Are Sure To Meet the Needs of Both Business and Leisure Travelers. Renovated in 1997.

The Andrew Jackson sits on the site of a boarding school where five children lost their lives in a devastating fire in the late 1700's. Over the years, guests have reported hearing children playing in the courtyard in the middle of the night, despite the fact that the courtyard was deserted (at least by the living!)

Other guests have reported sighting a ghostly figure resembling General Andrew Jackson walking through the hotel.

According to one desk clerk, the hauntings usually remain restricted to the second floor hallway and staircase leading down to the first floor lobby. However, there are also reports that ghostly activity occurs on the first floor and in the courtyard cottages in the rear of the main building.

7. Dauphine Orleans Hotel

415 Dauphine St. An unforgettable hotel in the heart of the famous French Quarter, palm-filled courtyard beckons you to relax in the shade or bask in the sun at poolside. Within the 18th century townhouse walls you'll discover a serene oasis in which to reflect upon your personal Haunted New Orleans experience!

Haunted by Civil War soldiers and their well dressed ladies of the evening in the bar, May Bailey's, once a bordello. It is said that at night, the spirit of the woman rearranges the bottles in the bar, as the soldier wanders through the courtyard. The beds or said to bounce and shake in the early hours of the morning and late in the afternoon.

The past blends seamlessly into the present in the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, which boasts a history almost as old and rich as the Crescent City itself. Records of the Dauphine Orleans' site date from 1775, and several of the original structures have survived the test of time. One of our most notable jewels is what is now known as our Audubon Cottage where, from 1821-22, John James Audubon painted his famous "Birds of America" series. The restored cottage now serves as our hotel's main meeting room.
Fourteen spacious Patio Rooms, some of them suites, located across Dauphine St. from the hotel's main building, were originally built in 1834 to serve as the town home of a prosperous merchant, Samuel Hermann. The original building contract outlines Mr. Hermann's very detailed instructions right down to the size of the nails and the number of coats of paint he required. He also demanded that only the "best country brick, sand and cypress" be used in the building's construction.

In 1991, the cottages were renovated, revealing the original brick walls and wooden posts. The handmade nails are believed to have come from the Old Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop, though the infamous pirate is better known for his career as a buccaneer than for his blacksmithing skills.

Several haunted tales tell of knocks upon the doors and sounds of ghostly moans in the rooms. Much of the hotel dates from the 19th Century. A dark-haired male spirit wearing a military uniform prefers the courtyard, and there you might be able to also catch a lightening-fast glimpse of a dancing woman. Someone likes to lock empty rooms from the inside, and many people report a sense of being watched.

May Baily's Place, once one of the better known bordellos in the wildly infamous red-light district known as Storyville, now serves as our hotel bar. Our "Bordello" guest suite takes an appropriate featured place above May Baily' s, and a red light still burns in the courtyard next to it as a testimony to its sordid history. Today guests are provided with a copy of the license issued to May in 1857, when sporting houses were legal in the Storyville District of New Orleans.

The red light, the memorabilia and the Baily name are all that remain of an era that made even decadent Old New Orleans blush.


8. Omni Royal Orleans

Located in the heart of the French Quarter. Recipient of the AAA four-diamond award for the past 27 years, the Omni Royal Orleans offers luxury hotel accommodations on the fashionable corner of St. Louis and Royal Street. The fine antique shops and art galleries of Royal Street are just steps outside our door. The hotel is a short one block walk to the nonstop revelry of the French Quarter's famed Bourbon Street, making it the perfect location for celebrating Mardi Gras, New Years or any other special occasion.

In addition to it's premier location, the Omni Royal Orleans also features distinctive service and amenities unparalleled in New Orleans. Offerings include Pinnacle Award winning meeting and conference services, an elegant boutique-style atmosphere, unique rooftop pool and the Zagat award winning Rib Room Rotisserie Extraordinaire. When visiting New Orleans, Louisiana, choose a hotel that makes you feel like you're there: the Omni Royal

This Haunted hotel features an artful melange of 19th century artifacts and the essence of Creole charm . Many say the spirits of their previous owners watch over them here, and are said to play pranks on those that might make a wrong comment about the artifacts.

A woman ghost of an 18th century maid still haunts the hotel and sometimes tucks guests into bed. She is also said to turn on the bath, or flush the toilets at strange times. One guest said she kept turning on the lights in his room in the middle of the night.

Many of the 50 or more said ghost are said to haunt the furniture. One well known Paranormal Investigator thinks that many of the ghost have come along with the fine antiques and and or not locals and have strong attachments to each piece, still others insist ghost have followed some guest around on their visit. And they pop up in ghost photos inside the hotel walls as well as on tours, and in photos of cemeteries and landmarks. Always the same spooky face like image.


9. Provincial Hotel

Hotel Provincial's located in the French Quarter at 1024 Chartres Street, elegant antique furnishings and spacious courtyard evoke the charm of old New Orleans. This hotel was once the Confederate hospital. Confederate soldiers and doctors alike have been seen wandering the corridors. or reaching out to guest for help. Moans and grown's and voices are heard through out the complex of buildings. Ghostly figures of men and women alike.

In 1718 Jean Baptiste LaMoyne, Sieur de Bienville, established New Orleans as the Capital of Louisiana.

The land on which the Hotel Provincial is located was a grant from King Louis XV of France to Bienville's Lietenant Louis Boucher de Granpre circa 1725. In 1775 it was sold to Chevalier Jean Lavillebeuvre, an Indian agent for the French Colony from 1780 until 1797. The site was acquired and developed by the Laurans and Roque families during the 1800's. It was sold in 1903 to the French Market Ice Company. The Dupepe family purchased the tract after fired destroyed the Ice Company in 1958. Here the family built the 100-200 buildings, which opened as a Hotel in 1961.

The site of the 300 building was used from the founding of the city and throughout the 18 th century as a medicinal herb garden supplying the Military Hospital located down the street. The Archbishop of New Orleans acquired the tract at some time during the 18 th century, and sold it in 1820. The present townhouse and slave quarters were constructed around 1825. Its present restoration was completed in 1967.

The 400 building was built in the 1830's and was utilized in the Creole fashion of retail store downstairs, and living quarters upstairs. For many years a hardware store occupied the site, until it was purchased and restored in 1964.

The plot upon which the 500 building is located belonged to the Ursuline Nuns. Here a military hospital was erected in 1722. In 1831 Archbishop Leon de Necke, sold the property to Antoine Abat. Abat sold the building to a lawyer named Dominique Seghers. He tore down the old building and erected two grand houses on the site. In 1848 Francoise Sambola bought the property and ran a boarding house and coffee house. The two houses burnt in1874, the present building was built the same year. The Reuter Seed Company bought the building in 1916. The Dupepe Family acquired the building in 1969.

Many locals, Guest and haunted hotel Staff say you must try to stay Building # 5, it's the most haunted! Many a guest say they have walked into their room and seen many bloody soldiers lying in pain and moaning in their room. Then only to disappear as lights come on. Stay at the Provincial Hotel and see what your haunted hotel experience is. You might not forget it to soon. Bring a camera they say ghost photos happen there all the time.

There are also recent reports of blood stains appearing and disappearing mysteriously on bedding in some rooms. There's even a report that once, as the elevator door opened onto the second floor, the entire hospital was in view.


10.The Place D’Armes Hotel

Often called the most haunted hotel in New Orleans. It is said to have been built on the site where a school house once stood. A major fire destroyed the school and many children and teachers were burned to death in the blaze. The hotel sports many ghosts one of which has been reported as being an elderly bearded man dressed in 1800’s attire. He is said to appear and nod to guests then vanish.

For the romantics, time travelers, the lovers of history and authenticity and the aficionados of the dreamy atmosphere of the Vieux Carre, there is no better place to stay in New Orleans than the Place D'Armes Hotel. Located at Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter, this historic hotel property is an enchanting collection of restored 18th and 19th century townhouses and structures surrounding what many say is the most beautiful courtyard in the French Quarter. Magnolia trees, crepe myrtle, bougainvillea, sweet olive and bromeliads frame and shade the terraced patios, fountains and galleries of the Place D'Armes. The hotel offers 85 distinctive guest rooms handsomely styled to evoke the languorous ambience of the French Quarter but fully appointed with the modern amenities that discerning travelers expect and demand. Owned and operated by three generations of the Valentino family, the Place D'Armes Hotel is designed to provide guests with the quintessential New Orleans experience.

The Place D'Armes Hotel is an intimate, historic hotel property perfectly located at Jackson Square in the heart of New Orleans' fabled French Quarter. The hotel is one of three distinctive and unique AAA triple diamond rated French Quarter hotels owned and operated by the Valentino family of New Orleans. The Place's 83 guest rooms are set in eight historic renovated and restored townhouses which surround a lushly planted courtyard.

The Place D'Armes is literally steps away from the St. Louis Cathedral and the rich street theater of Jackson Square and within easy walking distance of all major downtown New Orleans attractions - Bourbon Street, Royal Street, the French Market, and Canal Street.

The Place D'Armes recently underwent a major renovation and without losing its historic charm is discreetly equipped with the latest amenities and services including high speed internet access in all guest rooms and wireless access in all public spaces.


Honorable Mention

Lafitte Guest House

Lafitte Guest House is located 1003 Bourbon St. on world-famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

With fourteen guest rooms the history of our Civil-War era mansion. Many top amenities offer to guests.

Construction on the house was started in 1848 and finished in 1849 by a very prominent master builder, Joshua Peebles. The architect, Robert Seaton, was responsible for such local buildings as the New Orleans Opera House and Gallier Hall {which has been turned into a museum}. The home was built for Paul Joseph Gleises and his wife Marie Odalie Ducayet. The original cost of the dwelling was a whooping $11,700.00, certainly a hefty price in 1849 for a single family dwelling.

Paul Gleises was a "collector of debts" for the New Orleans Gas Company, not the most prominent profession, however, his father who had come to the city from France was New Orleans' premier coachmaker. Paul was 39 years old at the time of the home's construction. He and his wife had only been married a couple of years. Marie Ducayet had come from a very prominent family in New Orleans and had lived in a plantation house on Bayou St. John until her marriage.

The land on which the house sits was initially given to Charity Hospital by the King of Spain in 1793. The hospital burned down in 1809, and a wood and brick single family dwelling of modest proportions was constructed on the site. The property went through the hands of many New Orleans' families including those of Bernard Marigny, who developed his very large land holdings across Esplanade avenue in what is now known as the Fauborg Marigny.

Completed, the home consisted of a main house with three stories and an attached wing at the rear of the house. The attached building was used to accommodate slaves and later the home's servants on the second and third levels. There was a bath on the second floor and on the first floor was the kitchen, carriage house, stable and coal house.

Legend has it that a mother and two of her children died in room 21. One of the children died in the Yellow Fever epidemic and the other hanged herself in the room. The mother grieved for the remainder of her life and died heart broken some years later. Guests and employees report crying coming from the room along with an intense feeling of despair.

A little girl who died in a yellow-fever epidemic reportedly appears in the mirror outside of Room 21, which used to be her mother's room. It is also said that her mother was too upset when "Marie" died to leave the building, and still occupies her old bedroom. There are reports of lights operating on their own, perhaps because Marie likes to wander about the property.

According to family records, there were six Gleises children, three of which had reached adulthood, with three younger siblings still in the home. Shortly before the Civil War, the house was deeded to Mrs. Gleises. They then moved to Philadelphia and later to New York, never to return to New Orleans, however Marie did retain ownership of the house until the conclusion of the war in 1866. The house was then sold. Paul Gleises passed away in 1898 at the age of 78 and Marie lived on to be 90 years of age.

The house went through many owners and incarnations for the next hundred years. In the late 1960's it came under the management of Andrew Crocchiolo and Edward Doré until the late 70's. They left the house for a 20 year hiatus to pursue other interests. After managing major hotels throughout the country including the Waldorf Astoria in NYC and the historical Griswald Inn in Connecticut, they have returned to Lafitte Guest House as your hosts once more.


New Orleans Guest Houses

Carl Cramer House 1809 Dauphine 943-6635
Five Continents 1731 Esplanade 943-3536/800-997-4652
French Quarter Accommodations 1-800-209-9408
French Quarter Suites 1119 N. Rampart 524-7725
Gallier St. Guest House 822 Gallier 949-3100
Lafitte's Guest House 1003 Bourbon 581-2678
La Dauphine B&B 2316 Dauphine 948-2217
Painted Lady's Inn 929 Marigny 947-2313
Olde Town Inn 1001 Marigny 949-5815
Royal Street Courtyard 2438 Royal 943-6818
Schiro's Balcony Guesthouse 2483 Royal 948-1666
Ursulines Guest House 708 Ursulines 525-8509


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