Want a birds-eye view of the incredible scene happening nightly on Bourbon Street? Whether you’re headed to the Big Easy to celebrate Mardi Gras or simply to soak up the spirit of New Orleans at any other time of the year, there’s no better place to view it all than from New Orleans hotels with balconies on Bourbon Street. With music spilling into the street from the bars and clubs, crowds of people draped in beads, and the eye-popping party happening 24/7, a balcony on Bourbon Street offers a window on the one-of-a-kind world of New Orleans.
Hotel balconies are one of the many unique features hotels in the French Quarter are known for. Heavily influenced by Spanish and French architecture, the French Quarter’s historic buildings are wrapped in these wrought-iron latticework balconies. French Quarter balconies are the ideal spot for viewing the action below, whether you’re sipping a café au lait in the morning or getting an eyeful of the nightlife on Bourbon Street. Some French Quarter hotels with balconies also offer guests beads to throw to passersby at night.
When you’re choosing between different hotels in New Orleans, there are several Bourbon Street hotels with balconies. At the Royal Sonesta Hotel, you get the true French Quarter experience with free nightly jazz in the lush setting of a French Quarter courtyard. The prime Bourbon Street balconies at the Inn on Bourbon are just the tip of the iceberg – the hotel’s interior courtyard also offers an escape from the crowds with a pool surrounded by lush, tropical greenery.
The Hotel Monteleone, also known as the “Grande Dame of the French Quarter,” sits one block from Bourbon on Royal Street and offers one of the most opulent hotel stays in New Orleans. If you want a balcony in the French Quarter without the Bourbon Street display, the Monteleone’s balcony suites have grand views of the French Quarter. Plus, the Monteleone is home of the famous (and beautifully renovated) Carousel Bar. (Yes, it rotates one full circle every 15 minutes.)
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel offers one of the most diverse experiences in a French Quarter hotel stay: Balcony rooms at the Bourbon Orleans offer a direct view of the wildest corners on Bourbon Street (Orleans and St. Ann). The opposite end of the hotel sits in the shadow of St. Louis Cathedral. Many hotels claim to be in the heart of the French Quarter, but the Bourbon Orleans truly is at the center of it all – within blocks of all of the major New Orleans attractions, including Jackson Square, Café du Monde, the shops on Royal Street and the Ursuline Convent.
Walking Bourbon Street is a quintessential New Orleans experience, whether you spend hours dancing, drinking and partying on the famous street or you’re just passing through to get a peek of the action. Staying in a hotel in the French Quarter with a balcony on Bourbon Street offers a front row seat to this only-in-New Orleans experience.