New Orleans in our heart just like a little France in the middle of bustling America. Maybe the history of France’s colony is one of the reasons to make this city become the land of music, art, and Creole cuisine. New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana as well as the role as the main port, the hub of economic and commercial in general. Therefore, many travelers will choose this city for a trip to Louisiana and stay here during the trip. Whereby, there are many best family hotels in New Orleans that you can find them easily. However, if you are concerning where is the best place to stay in New Orleans. You can refer to some recommendations below and choose which area is good for your family.
Central Business District (CBD)
As the same with other harbor cities like Miami or Seattle, New Orleans’s safest area is the Central Business District (CBD). In this area, there are plenty of buildings, skyscrapers, and a bundle of offices. Because of this, this neighborhood is a safe, convenient, and modern vibe. From this area, you can go everywhere easily by public transportation.
However, there is not convenient for those who love the travel vibe and some special things in another land. This is only the same urban as others and you may not feel any different feeling when staying here. Hence, the price is in the middle-range that is suitable for those who look for a good stay in an urban.
Totally opposite the CBD is French Quarter across the Canal Street from the CBD. This is like an old-quarter from the France colony with all the style, design, and atmosphere that is impactful by Europe. You may feel lost in a few moments and thought that you are in Europe! Whereby, this is also the most crowded-tourism area in New Orleans. By staying here, you can easy to go to many major attractions in New Orleans and find plenty of the best family hotels.
This neighborhood is good for those who love history, culture, and gorgeous architecture. Don’t forget to prepare your camera because you will immerse in wonderful things like museums, carriage rides, and some antique boutiques. Because of all these reasons, the hotel rate in this area is the most expensive in New Orleans but they also have so many options for you.
Uptown (Garden District)
Further upriver from the French Quarter is the quaint town that is called Uptown/Garden District. This is an area of mansions, universities, and the fantastic Audubon Park and Zoo. It’s quite suitable for a family trip in peace, stay away from the noise, and safe. Whereby, you can easy to find many family-friendly things like family restaurants, shops, and the best family hotels in New Orleans. Because the location is not so center, the hotels’ rate is also cheaper than the French Quarter. However, from this area, you are still convenient to go anywhere by various modes of transportation.
There are some best family hotels in New Orleans for reference. You can check some recommendations below.
1. The Jung Hotel & Residences
You may know that most of the hotels in the French Quarter have a high price, especially the best family hotels in New Orleans. However, the rate in The Jung Hotel & Residences is quite reasonable for the location, facilities, and also the services. For the location, the hotel is near the Louisiana Maritime Museum and Louis Armstrong Park. Besides that, there are some good restaurants, convenience stores, and public transportations within 1.5km.
Also, they have an outdoor swimming pool, a casino, and a restaurant on-site. Though they don’t have family rooms, yet their rooms are spacious, airy, and bright that can contain up to 4 people. Also, they provide a shuttle service for free to some of the key activities around their hotel. Either, you can drive your own car with a parking fee is USD 34 per day.
2. Doubletree Hotel New Orleans
The style of Doubletree Hotel won’t be let you down that they care for all the feelings of their customers at every moment. This is one of the best family hotels in New Orleans that most parents love to choose for their family trip.
The hotel situated in an excellent location where it’s next to the Canal Place Shopping Center, near the Aquarium of the Americas, and Louisiana Maritime Museum. Besides that, there are many services for kids such as kid buffets, kids meals (with a surcharge), and family rooms with soundproof. Also, they offer a fantastic outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and beautiful decoration. However, you have to pay some extra fees like a WiFi fee of USD 9.95 per 24 hours and a car-parking fee of USD 25 per day. Pets are not allowed and they can’t provide the cribs.
3. NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans
One of the best things about this hotel is a mix of classic and modern design in the middle of the CBD district. It is excellent for those who love the European atmosphere but don’t want to stay in the French Quarter area. As recognized as among the best family hotels in New Orleans, NOPSI Hotel features an elegant style in each room with a window or balcony toward the center of New Orleans.
Besides that, they offer many convenient things like family rooms with kids’ TV channels, a free crib for kids 0-2 years old, and a gym room. Your kids can request kids’ meals and enjoy the sunbath in their beautiful garden while you enjoy an outdoor pool. Pets are allowed (surcharge may apply) and WiFi is free for all guests. Meanwhile, there are many activities that you can join-in by register with the staff such as walking tours, or live music. Although the car-parking fees are high (USD 47 per day), yet you can use public transportation since it’s near the Union Station.
4. Best Western Plus French Quarter Courtyard Hotel
In our list of some best family hotels in New Orleans, this is the place that we love most because of the garden. It’s relaxing, peaceful, and charming. The design and decoration are a bit ancient, classic, and elegant. Meanwhile, there are many convenient things that the hotel can offer to a family.
Firstly, the location is fantastic where it just right away to go Bourbon street in a few minutes. Though the location isn’t so center yet you still can go to every major attraction from here. The neighborhood is quiet, near restaurants, cafe, the church, and the parks. Secondly, they offer some good services for kids such as kid buffets, family rooms with board games, and a library. Besides that, the price is affordable for a beautiful design and amazing facilities like a gym room, a pool, and also a game room. On the other hand, all their rooms are included breakfast and WiFi is free for all guests.
5. Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center Hotel
Though the Hilton brand is kind of famous, yet the price is still acceptable for those who love to stay comfortable with their kids. This hotel appears in our list of best family hotels in New Orleans, not because of the price but also the staff behavior is friendly. Meanwhile, the location is not very center since it’s near New Orleans Cruise Port than the center. However, you still can go to the National World War II Museum or Louisiana Children’s Museum in 10 minutes by car. Its distance from Bourbon Street is 15 minutes by car. Also, they don’t have self-parking on-site and you should check for a garage before you want to drive your own car.
Besides that, there are some other good things that you can consider if driving a car isn’t your matter. They offer free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool. The kids can have their kids’ meals with a small extra fee and you should book a room included breakfast if don’t want to pay an extra USD 13 per person. Overall, this hotel still good for affordable and good facilities for a family trip.
6. Loews New Orleans Hotel
This is one of the top picks for the best family hotels in New Orleans located in the center of the city. It’s only 10 minutes walk to the French Quarter and next to many restaurants, bars, and cafes. Meanwhile, the hotel’s design follows the royal style which is magnificent at the outlook. On the other hand, it’s perfect for the family trip when it is easy to go to the Aquarium of the Americas and Louisiana Children’s Museum.
Besides that, there are a lot of free services for a family such as a pool, baby safety gates, a crib for kids 0-2 years old. Also, the family rooms are spacious and nice decorations that are featured with kids’ TV channels and a DVD/CD player. However, you should note on some services that you may need to pay an extra fee like kids’ meals, pets bringing, and USD 47 parking fee.
7. Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
In fact, Royal Sonesta Hotel isn’t on the top of our list of best family hotels in New Orleans since the price is quite high. However, when we have a glance from the first scene, it is fascinated us! It looks like a mini-palace in the middle of the French Quarter with all the amazing facilities for the family.
Firstly, the location is perfect where it right at Bourbon Street belonging to the French Quarter. The hotel features an outdoor pool, a beautiful garden, and an elegant design style. Secondly, they offer many good services for kids such as kids’ meals (with an extra fee), babysitting services, and clean rooms with enough amenities. However, since the hotel situated in the heart of the French Quarter, you have to accept the noise from this area. Otherwise, you can request a room with a pool view, which may decrease the noise from the street. Therefore, it’s quite suitable for those who love dynamic life or love to see the street scenes.
8. Alder Hotel
This is a typical family-friendly hotel in the Uptown area (Garden district) that we would say the best here. For the design and decoration, it may be nothing special when comparing to the other best family hotels in New Orleans. The design is minimalist, elegant, and simple style is the main concept.
However, it’s good enough for the family at a reasonable price. Therein, the location is quite exceptional since there are a lot of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops around. You also can go to Uptown New Orleans Historic District or Samuel Square in only 15 minutes by car. Besides that, their room features a kitchenette, a microwave, and a refrigerator. They also offer a free swimming pool, free parking site, and free WiFi for all guests. Pets are allowed with a small charge that you can check directly with the staff.
9. Elegant 2BD Penthouse
Renting an entire house is a trend at this present since the family would like to enjoy their private time with their beloved. But, it isn’t easy to find a very central position for the house since most of the good ones are for hotels. We know it may not the best choice as the same as the best family hotels in New Orleans, yet, you still can consider if it’s suitable for you.
First of all, the price is good to go for a large family of 4 people and above. Secondly, located in the heart of downtown New Orleans and only 1km to react to Bourbon Street. Meanwhile, they offer you full services like a fitness center, a kitchen with all kitchenware, and free WiFi. You also can bring your pet without any surcharge arise. But, only one thing you should note is no parking garage at the house. You should check the outside garage by yourself if you really want to drive your own car.
10. Modern Condos Close to City Attractions
This is a very nice decoration apartment that is suitable for those families who love art. The white color making it looks clean, delicate, and airy. This apartment is suitable for a family with 4-6 people. Though the property isn’t the actual hotel, yet, you still can find some service like luggage storage (with a fee) or room cleaning (if you would stay for a long time).
Besides that, they offer a pool, a gym center, and a very nice outdoor terrace. Your kids also can play in a game room, and shared lounge. However, pets are not allowed and no parking car on-site, but it will be more convenient if you use public transportations because it’s near. Therefore, this place ideal for the family to enjoy their time in privacy or simply just like to stay in a beautiful place with an affordable.
In short, the hotel’s price in New Orleans is not so expensive when compared to all the decoration and services that they provide. If you would like to stay in the center of the city or the French Quarter, the price should be higher than others. But, there will be one of the best family hotels in New Orleans for your consideration. Therefore, hope that the list above may help you to have a clear insight on which is the standard or conditions for the best hotel. Furthermore, this will help you to get the most suitable one for your family trip.