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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in New Orleans, LA (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Louisiana, and same-sex marriage has been recognized in the state since June 2015 as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
New Orleans has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as George’s Place or Splash Nightclub are  most famous gay friendly bars in New Orleans, LA.
New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.

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This restored 1890s B&B is just 1.6 km from the French Quarter and Jackson Square. Featuring original New Orleans architecture and 12-foot ceilings, this inn has a landscaped courtyard and outdoor hot tub.

A decorative fireplace is featured in each uniquely styled room at The Burgundy. Cable TV, a DVD player and free Wi-Fi are all included. A private bathroom is also provided for added convenience.

Relax with a book in the cozy parlor or use the public computer station. The back porch provides sunbathing and a shaded sitting area. Guests are free to use the galley kitchen as well, which includes a fridge, sink and microwave.

Each morning The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast serves a light breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bread and jam. Coffee and tea is available 24 hours a day

Dating from the 1890s, this relaxed B&B occupies a cozy, Eastlake-style house. It’s an 8-minute walk from Washington Square, and 2.8 miles from New Orleans City Park.

The 4 simple, colorful rooms have free Wi-Fi, cable TV, DVD players and desks. Some have fireplaces and/or claw-foot tubs.

Continental breakfast is included, and there’s a clothing-optional hot tub and a courtyard. Other amenities include a porch, a lounge, and a kitchen providing all-day coffee.

The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast has 4 guest rooms, each with its own private bath. We share the courtyard, spa, porches and the dining room with our guests. And there is a parlor and a galley kitchen for the guests to share. The rear porch opens onto a courtyard, which is suitable for sunbathing. Across the courtyard is the half-open “carriage house”, in which the spa is located.

Great place to stay! Carl is most helpful in pointing out things to do and he helps even make reservations for certain things for you at a discounted price! We looked for a gay B&B with a jacuzzi and this place was wonderful.

We used 2 different rooms and both were very enjoyable rooms with private bathroom, tv and enough space (you won’t feel cramped in these rooms) Nice friendly neighborhood as well and an easy 15/20 minute walk to the. French quarter of New Orleans. We would def. recommend this B&B and would be happy to return there.

We really enjoyed our stay here and found it a friendly, well run and well organized B&B. The host, Carl, was born and raised in New Orleans and knows the city well. He’s a fount of help and accommodating the various needs of the traveler. The rooms are comfortable and homey with all sorts of conveniences for the tourist. There is always fresh fruit, coffee and tea ready for a weary tourist. The price was certainly fair.

The proprietor is a retired university professor who enjoys providing this kind of service for tourists. Internet services, TV and countless DVD discs are available for your enjoyment. Parking is easy for a city experience and an easy walk to Frenchman Street (where locals go to hear wonderful jazz). It’s a 20 minute walk into the French Quarter- we certainly enjoyed the exercise.

This a gay-friendly B&B and my wife and I never felt unwelcome here because we were not gay.

The Faubourg Marigny is quiet, safe and a pleasure to walk through. The neighborhood cafe (Schiros?, 2 blocks away) that in any other city would merely be coffee/ pastries or liquor/bar food has outstanding local cuisine that you’d pay at least 30% more for in the nearby French Quarter. The Marigny has its own main street , Frenchman St. with music, excellent food and people. 5 -10 minute walk. The French Quarter is a 10-15 minute walk .

The guest rooms are pleasant, comfortable, each with its own bathroom. The other guests were interesting people. It was a pleasure to breakfast with them and Carl . Straight, gay/lesbian all are comfortable.

Carl and his team were very welcoming. Typical ‘gun barrel’ (is that right?) old French creole style house (two long narrow houses semi detached, though he has knocked them through into one. The room was comfortable and well decorated, and there’s a back porch onto the backyard where we you can sit to enjoy the quiet, drink, smoke…

The area is about 10-15 minutes safe walk to the French Quarter, but is more residential and less touristy, and also only a short walk to the river. Some good bars and restaurants (gay and straight) nearby. Can park safely on the street outside the house.

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gay hotels in new orleans

How much does a room costs at The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast?

Prices start 109$/night for Superior Queen Room. The Room with Queen and Single Bed and Stall Shower is 110$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a CD player, cable TV and DVD player.

Where to book online – The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast –  Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans – you can find the best hotels deals in New Orleans during Mardi Gras which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in New Orleans on or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hotel Monteleone 4* – Gay Hotels in New Orleans French Quarter

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This luxe grande dame hotel with an opulent lobby is a block from Bourbon Street and a 9-minute walk from the French Quarter Visitor Center.

Plush, traditional rooms feature mini fridges, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some suites add whirlpool tubs, pull-out sofas, and wet bars with ice makers.

An upscale restaurant serves seasonal Louisiana cuisine, and there’s a gilded bar offering street views, live music and a revolving circus-themed Merry-Go-Round. Perks include a heated rooftop pool with potted palm trees and city views, plus a 24/7 fitness center and a full-service spa. Valet parking is available (fee).

It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world.
Quaint restaurants and specialty shops outside of this luxurious New Orleans hotel line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk where tourists and native New Orleanians stroll the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. At this New Orleans hotel, you’ll find history around every corner.
 The hotel is lovely, the staff was great. The Carousel Bar in the hotel is neat though the drinks are pretty expensive. We had a couple of drinks there that cost as much as the entrees we had for dinner earlier in the evening. Our room had a fantastic view of the Mississippi and the French Quarter. It is in the French Quarter but in an area that isn’t rowdy so no trouble sleeping for us.
Lovely historic hotel. Great location for walking distance to French Quarter attractions and shops. High quality finishings in the room. Great ambiance.
 The room was very spacious and had a wonderful view of the city. They do require valet but they were very responsive when we needed to get our car. All of the staff was very nice and went out of their way to make sure our experience was great. The hotel is in the French Quarter but very close to the end of the quarter. I would highly recommend on staying at Hotel Monteleone.
First visit to New Orleans and wanted to find a place safe , where we could walk or hire a ride to attractions, and a good, clean hotel. Hotel Monteleone was a home run. Our room was clean, bed was very comfy and amenities as you would expect from a great hotel. We walked to the WWII museum, Jackson Square and French Quarter with no problems. We did rent a ride to the Mosquito Supper Club for dinner. The front door and lobby staff were very helpful and professional.
This magnificent hotel is located in the French Quarter, upon entering this hotel you will be very well received, because the staff is very helpful, the reception is magnificent, we slept in a very large room with a king size bed,the room is very well equipped and the bedding is excellent for a good night’s sleep, we recommend this hotel.
This place was amazing. It had the old world charm but with upscale feel. All of the finishings were beautiful. Very clean. the stories behind the hotel and the hauntings added to the fun. It was in the perfect location too, walking distance to everything! Staff were all very friendly. We stayed on the “haunted” 14th floor, and couldn’t hear a peep of outside noise and had a beautiful view of the city. The hotels restaurant had AMAZING bengies by the way! If I ever return to NOLA it will be to the Monteleone.
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gay friendly hotels new orleans french quarter

How much does a room costs at Hotel Monteleone?

Prices start 140$/night for Queen Room. 

This double room features a CD player, cable TV and DVD player.

Where to book online – Hotel Monteleone –  Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans  LA – you can find the best hotels deals in New Orleans during Mardi Gras which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in New Orleans on or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Place D’Armes Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans Louisiana

Place D'Armes Hotel
Place D’Armes Hotel

Located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Place D’Armes provides accommodations in a historic hotel and rooms with exposed brick walls. Popular points of interest nearby include St Louis Cemetery No 1, Bourbon Street and Morial Convention Center. Free WiFi available.

All units in the hotel are fitted with a TV, seating area and complimentary toiletries.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 1.2 mi from Place D’Armes Hotel, while Lafayette Cemetery is 2.4 mi from the property.

Set in 2 restored redbrick houses, this relaxed hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Dumaine Street streetcar, 3 minutes’ walk from iconic Bourbon Street and a minute’s walk from the Saint Louis Cathedral.

Warm rooms, some without windows, provide free Wi-Fi, safes, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms feature balconies and/or courtyard or garden views. Genteel suites offer sitting areas. Some quarters have exposed brick walls, high ceilings and/or fireplaces.

Continental breakfast is complimentary. A brick courtyard shaded by trees and tropical plants has fountains and seating areas, as well as an outdoor pool with a terrace.

Historic Hotel situated in center of French Quarter & comprised of 9 restored 18th century buildings.

The location couldn’t be better – a half block from Jackson Square. Although, I should add that it is obviously in a gay friendly area, based on all the rainbow flags. If that is a problem for you, you might want to stay elsewhere. And actually, NO might not be the best place for you anyway.

At any rate, it was a good price for the location, and I will DEFINITELY be back. It was incredibly charming. The courtyard is beautiful, and they have a pool. The magnolia tree there is about 100 years old and magnificent.

While you’re down there, find a place with redfish. DELICIOUS. The Royal House was great, if not a touch pricey.

The front desk personnel have always been friendly and helpful and this stay was no exception. The courtyard is very nice, but this being winter it did not get much use, at least from us. We had booked interior rooms, which do not have a window, because we don’t spend much time in the room anyway so a view is not necessary.

It might be a problem if you are claustrophobic but it was fine. The rooms are very clean, sorry forgot to take pictures, though ours had a tiny bit of a musty odor when we arrived but it either went away the next day or I got used to it, it wasn’t that noticeable anyway. The bathroom was very clean as well, I always look their first, because if the bathroom is clean you know the room is taken care of.

The location of the hotel is perfect, especially if you plan to head to the gay bars, as the main ones in the quarter are a block and a half away. It’s a perfect location though for sightseeing and just enjoying the ambiance of the Quarter. It’s just a few blocks from St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, and Cafe Du Monde. The location really can’t be beat.

This small hotel was just in the right spot. It was right in the center of the French Quarter but far enough from Bourbon Street to not be noisy.

The staff was very helpful with dining suggestions and even gave us some coupons for various places.

The room was a little older with wooden floors and in our case on the inner courtyard room, a bit of a hike up wooden stairs that were pretty slippery when it rained. But the room was clean and quiet with plenty of towels, plenty of hot water and a room safe – so a pretty good value for the money

This was a quaint little hotel right in the heart of the French quarter. Everyone who worked there was wonderful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The valet parking and the continental breakfast made the stay very convenient.

The interior room we stayed in was a little claustrophobic and the bathroom was nothing but the size of a shoe closet and maybe need a little updating but beds were unbelievably comfortable and the bedding and pillows perfect. We’ll be back.

It’s location in the French Quarter could not be better. We chose a deluxe room with windows overlooking St. Ann Street. The room was comfortable but a bit dated. A complimentary continental breakfast was offered each morning and was very good. The hotel is a block to Jackson Square and within easy walking distance to Bourbon Street.

The staff is very friendly and helpful in making sure you have a great time. We were able to store our luggage after checkout until we left for the train station making it very convenient to enjoy NOLA for awhile longer and eat lunch before leaving. All in all, we had a great time and would definitely return to this hotel again.

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Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans LA

How much does a room costs at Place D’Armes Hotel?

Prices start 117$/night for Interior Room – 1 Queen Bed – (Windowless). The  Suite Room is 146$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and seating area.

Where to book online – Place D’Armes Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans – you can find the best hotels deals in New Orleans during Mardi Gras which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in New Orleans on or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. French Market Inn 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans

French Market Inn
French Market Inn

Located in the French Quarter, this New Orleans hotel was built in the 1800s and provides simple rooms with coffee facilities. Guests are a 5-minute walk from Jackson Square.

Each air-conditioned room at the French Market Inn provides a desk and cable TV. The rooms include carpeted floors and exposed brick walls.

New Orleans French Market Inn offers 24-hour concierge services and valet parking.

This French Quarter hotel is walking distance to Aquarium of the Americas, Bourbon Street and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.

Built in the 1800s, this classic hotel in the French Quarter is a 4-minute walk from Jackson Square and a 9-minute walk from bars and entertainment on Bourbon Street.

Traditional, European-style rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Most rooms have exposed brick walls with beamed ceilings, while some add balconies and chandeliers. Interior rooms are windowless.

Paved courtyards offer patio seating, and there’s an outdoor pool and a coffee shop. A columned lobby features period paintings and chandeliers, and valet parking is available for a fee.

The French Market Inn is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter of New Orleans. This French Quarter hotel on Decatur is within six blocks of renowned New Orleans attractions like Jackson Square, the French Market, Aquarium of the Americas, Bourbon Street, and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.

Stayed here for 1 week during Mardi Gras season. Great location for walking to all the festivities. We were able to walk to Bourbon Street, all the local restaurants, the river walk on the great Mississippi River, and to the parade routes on Canal street where we had stadium seating. We loved the in . We had a 1st floor room right off the courtyard, which is beautiful. Our room was an inside room without windows, but didn’t miss the windows at all. Could walk right out to the courtyard.

The employees here are so extremely nice and helpful. Always a smiling face and a kind word when we returned, no matter the time. Always ready to answer any question and give advice.
We did miss having a fridge in the room, but no big deal. We took a small cooler and used ice from the ice machine. We plan to visit Nola again and will definitely use the French Market Inn.

Great location just inside the French Quarter on Decatur Street facing the Mississippi River. Since its in the French Quarter, it’s close to lots of restaurants, shops and attractions. Only 1 block from Cafe Beignet, 2 blocks to Jackson Square and 3 blocks to Cafe du Monde.

Only a few blocks from Canal Street where Decatur turns into Magazine Street so its easy to hop on the #11 bus on Magazine Street to ride to the smaller quaint shops scattered along its route (the route ends at the zoo). Staff were exceptional – friendly, helpful and accommodating.

We had an inside room so no view (we knew that when booking) on the 3rd floor. Room was clean with the exception of the carpet – it needed a good vacuum along with the carpet in the hallway. A bit of noise time to time but that cannot be helped in a city where folks are coming and going at all times of the day and night. Cute courtyard with small swimming pool; only downside is the number of guests who smoked in the courtyard as there was very little air circulation therefore for non-smokers, the courtyard lost its charm. Reasonably priced and would recommend.

Lovely stay here. Front desk and porter staff are always exceptional and friendly! Beautiful courtyards and balconies. Steps away from the Mississippi River. Located in the French Quarter. Next door is PJs coffee shop. Very convenient and great coffee. There is a Keurig type machine in the rooms.

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new orleans gay hotels french quarter

How much does a room costs at French Market Inn?

Prices start 122$/night for Deluxe Room with King Bed.

Where to book online – French Market Inn-  Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans – you can find the best hotels deals in New Orleans during Mardi Gras which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in New Orleans on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans

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gay friendly hotels in new orleans

Located in the historic French Quarter on Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans offers accommodations with an outdoor pool, multiple bars, and a jazz club. The hotel is decorated with modern art and offers several on-site dining options.

Complimentary WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator are included in all rooms at this New Orleans Royal Sonesta. Each room includes a seating area, safe and private bathroom. Some rooms offer a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street or the pool. Extras include bathrobes and luxury toiletries.

Guests can enjoy a drink and swim at the Oasis Pool Bar, or watch sports while exploring the extensive whiskey list at Le Booze. On-site dining is available at Desire Oyster Bar, while PJ’s Coffee Café offers fresh coffee drinks, light bites and wine. Live music is featured at The Jazz House, the on-site jazz club. Restaurant R’evolution offers upscale Cajun and Creole fare in a historic setting and Bar R’evolution has craft cocktails and a broad offering of wines.

On lively Bourbon Street in the renowned French Quarter, this upscale hotel is an 8-minute walk from St Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.

The plush rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and laptop-sized safes. Some have French doors overlooking a courtyard pool or leading to balconies above Bourbon Street. Upgraded rooms provide access to a lounge with free breakfast and snacks. Suites add whirlpool tubs, spiral staircases to separate living areas, or canopy beds.

Amenities include a Cajun restaurant, an oyster bar and a jazz club, as well as a cafe and cocktail lounge. There’s also a courtyard pool, along with business and fitness centers.

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is the most Authentic French Quarter Experience located on world famous Bourbon Street, a recipient of AAA Best of Housekeeping 2020 award and within steps of world-famous restaurants, antique shops, and premier tourist attractions. A landmark in New Orleans since 1969, its atmosphere reflects a strong European influence and Southern charm, with its elegant marbled lobby, tranquil fountains and sparkling chandeliers. The 483 room hotel including 36 suites features a secluded tropical courtyard, a beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, fitness center and five unique restaurants and lounges.
he room has a king size bed, a chair and ottoman, desk. Its decent size room. The bathroom is decent as well. Although the first time I went inside, it smelled like pee which is odd, considering it supposed to just have been cleaned. Not an issue for me.
Now the location of the hotel. Its across the street to everything! Temptations (which I think is strip club) and a whole street of strip clubs, pubs, bars, regular clubs, chicken place that service daiquiri, cigar shops. Bourbon street itself is unusual as you shift from a PG spot to an Adult only, so there is no escaping it. You will see some street performers (kids, adults, half naked adults, etc).
There was a lot of shouting as each establishments try to lure in people to their bars. Loud voices all over, loud music, its crazy. So picking a room by Bourbon will be a challenge for a light sleeper and sober. I was neither, so didn’t bother me. So if you are planning on partying, this hotel location is ideal. Each bar/club, features different kinds of music, bands, house music, straight or gay ones. Again, pardon the term, it’s crazy in a fun and interesting way. Well aside from these, restaurants are all over as well. Within 2-3 blocks of the hotels, you will find everything you need for dining experience, cajun, seafood, fried chicken (I always stop by Willie’s after a night of drinking for their fried chicken at 3am), french, diner, etc. Car is not needed, unless you plan on driving outside of the French Quarter.
Facilities of the hotel. The pool is not big. For a small hotel like Sonesta, i think its decent. There’s a bar by the pool. Courtyard rooms surrounds the pool area, so you have direct access to the pool area.
A block behind behind the building (Royal St) has a really nice Cafe Beignet, which serves beignets (of course!) and chicory coffee. I find this place to be better than the Cafe Du Monde, but that’s just me. Aside from the fact that it is waaay closer. Also ACME Oyster Bar restaurant is on the left side of the hotel (Iberville) which serves really awesome Grilled oysters.
If you go up Bourbon really far, there is a gay friendly area.
Although I’d been to the French Quarter a few times, I’ve never stayed there. I thought it would be a fun experience for my wife to stay in a hotel on Bourbon Street since this was her first trip.
The hotel lobby is very majestic as one walks in. We opted for a room with a balcony that overlooked Bourbon Street. They do a great job with blackout curtains so that the light doesn’t come in when you’re ready to go to bed. Be aware that you’ll also get a lot of noise coming in from outside. While it’s blackout, it’s not sound-proof. It becomes a little like white noise after a while.

Stayed at the hotel for 4 nights while visiting New Orleans in March this year. Overall pretty good stay and had a wonderful time.

Location wise, the hotel is at the center of French Quarter, surrounded by tons of restaurants, bars, and shops. A perfect place for people watching too, there are always something going on nearby. Got to experience all kinds of local food and drinks in the neighborhood, which are all very accessible by walking. So it’s really convenient.

The hotel room we stayed in was huge, the bed was comfy, and I like how every staff was so friendly and treated customers with respect. They have a nice yard and bar, and we got to enjoy both in both daytime and night. And despite its central location, the room was really quiet. We slept very well.

Had a great time and highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting New Orleans. I had the pleasure of visiting this hotel just as Mardi Gras celebrations were getting started.

One of its best features is that it is located right on Bourbon Street, in the center of the French quarter amongst all the lively activity— we never needed the car, could walk anywhere we wanted to and had a wonderful view of the typical New Orleans Mardi Gras life.
The hotel itself is elegantly decorated and truly beautiful. From check-in to parking, the staff was courteous, helpful and always available, warm smiles planted. The rooms were adequate with very comfortable beds and the usual amenities – – TV, coffee machine, hairdryer— while the bathroom was spotless with lots of hot water and great water pressure.
There is a gym/fitness center on the ground floor which was well-kept and contained the latest equipment, all working well. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite warm enough to use the pool, however the pool facilities were spectacular, being located on the roof.
Another selling point is the large night club/bar located off the lobby which offered live music several nights a week and burlesque shows on the weekend evenings for those interested.
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new orleans gay hotels

How much does a room costs at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans?

Prices start 142$/night for Deluxe Queen Room. The Interior Balcony King is 209$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a balcony with seating and courtyard or pool views, this private floor room offers a flat-screen TV, seating area and compact refrigerator. A bathrobe and hair dryer are included. There is a coffee-maker in the room.

Where to book online – Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans –  Gay Friendly Hotels New Orleans – you can find the best hotels deals in New Orleans during Mardi Gras which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in New Orleans on or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.