By Jared Ranahan

Formally established in 1718, the city of New Orleans has been a world-class tourist destination for decades thanks to its thriving nightlife scene and spectacular array of restaurants—and its booming tourism industry has also given rise to some incredible hotels. Spanning from the heart of the CBD to the inner reaches of the Garden District, these lavish spaces all offer stunning accommodations and a wealth of incredible drinking and dining venues found within their walls, showcasing the incredible culture of New Orleans for guests to explore without having to set foot outside their hotel.

For History Buffs: The Pontchartrain Hotel

Located in New Orleans’ historic Garden District, The Pontchartrain Hotel has been a staple of the local hospitality scene since the 1940s, drawing acclaimed actresses and U.S. Presidents to stay within its storied halls—and while the building has been hosting guests for nearly a century, the amenities around here are anything but antiquated. For a particularly lavish stay, the Calliope King Suite offers a massive bedroom paired with a gorgeously-decorated living room—and to sweeten the deal, this historic hotel is also home to some stellar drinking and dining venues for visitors to explore.

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