Luxury hotel amenities add value at this old school New Orleans landmark.
This thoughtfully renovated lodging was built in 1960 on the original site of one of the city's most famous 19th-century hotels, the St. Louis, which was the center of Creole social life circa 1850. A white stucco exterior and lacy iron balconies give the building a historic feel, as do the chandeliers, gilt mirrors and tons of marble. The paintings in the lobby, hallways and guest rooms are original, done mostly by local artists. Many of the rooms and suites feature charming balconies; their look is traditional, with clean lines and warm colors. A selection of dining venues includes the legendary Rib Room, famous for its Sunday Jazz Brunch. For cooling down during humid summer months there is a pretty rooftop pool with views over the Mississippi River. Multiple meeting rooms and a business center accommodate corporate gatherings and conferences.