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Recommended gay friendly hotels in New Orleans

There are so many places to stay in New Orleans, and at GayMapper, we want to make sure you get great value and a good experience, so check our recommendations below for Gay Friendly hotels. As an LGBTQ+ traveller, it's important to stay somewhere welcoming, with great value and maybe near to gay venues. Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals in New Orleans as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!


3* Bon Maison Guest House

Offering a terrace, the gay friendly Bon Maison Guest House is set right on Bourbon Street, near all the gay action and 200 m from St Louis Cathedral. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony is featured in certain rooms. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a walk-in shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. St. Louis Cemetery No 1 is 200 m from Bon Maison Guest House. The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 19 km from Bon Maison Guest House.

3* Holiday Inn Chateau Lemoyne

Featuring rooms with exposed brick walls in a historic building, the gay friendly Holiday Inn Hotel French Quarter-Chateau Lemoyne offers accommodation near Bourbon Street and within a 5-minute walk to Jackson Square. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar. The guestrooms at Chateau Lemoyne boast amenities such as chaise lounge chairs, compact refrigerators and single-cup coffee makers. A flat-screen cable TV is provided. Select guestrooms offer balconies with views of the French Quarter. This French Quarter Holiday Inn features a courtyard with garden and seating areas. A heated outdoor swimming pool is available. Morial Convention Center is 1.6 km away. The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 18 km from the property.

3* Hotel Le Marais

Within a 5-minute walk to Bourbon Street and all the gay entertainment available there, Hotel Le Marais offers great value accommodation with style. Rooms at Hotel Le Marais include a flat-screen TV with streaming device, walk-in shower and bathrobe. A work desk and seating area are provided. Vive!, the on-site bar, offers a wide range of cocktails and wine with indoor and outdoor seating. Guests can enjoy the heated sal***er pool, shared lounge area or landscaped courtyard. A business centre, fitness centre and free WiFi are also provided. Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral are less than a 10-minute walk away. Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 1.4 km from Hotel Le Marais. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 19 km away.

3* Hotel St. Pierre

Experience the timeless charm of New Orleans at Hotel St. Pierre located near both the famous French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Offering 2 separate pools, the gay friendly Hotel St. Pierre French Quarter offers accommodation in historic buildings within walking distance to Bourbon Street and Louis Armstrong Park. Complimentary continental breakfast and WiFi is provided. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, microwave and compact refrigerator. Some rooms offer views of one of two the inner courtyards. The front desk is staffed 24-hours a day to help guests with any questions about the area. There is an on-site ATM and business centre. Valet parking is offered for an additional charge. Morial Convention Center and Mercedes-Benz Superdome are both 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 19 km from the property.

3* Place d'Armes Hotel

One of New Orleans' most popular places to stay, the Place d'Armes Hotel in the French Quarter is in the middle of all the action and offers great value room rates, with a gay friendly welcome. Situated in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Place D'Armes provides accommodation 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 1.9 km from Place D'Armes Hotel, while Lafayette Cemetery is 3.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 19 km from the hotel.

4* Hotel Mazarin

Featuring a private courtyard and close proximity to the gay action around Bourbon Street, Hotel Mazarin is located in New Orleans' French Quarter. Guest rooms include free WiFi and bottled water. The tiled floor rooms at the gay friendly Hotel Mazarin include a flat-screen cable TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Guests can enjoy views of the French Quarter or the courtyard in most rooms. The room is equipped with bathrobes and slippers. 21st Amendment at La Louisiane, the on-site bar, offers crafted cocktails and live music in a speakeasy-themed bar. Patrick's Bar Vin is the on-site wine bar serving an extensive list of wine, champagne and light bar bites. Guests can access a 24-hour fitness centre and a business centre with fax and photocopying services. This hotel offers a 24-hour reception, concierge services and valet parking. Mazarin Hotel is within a 10-minute walk from Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. The Mahalia Jackson Theater and Louis Armstrong Park are less than 1 km away.

4* Hotel Provincial

Stay at the luxurious Hotel Provincial on Chartres Street in the New Orleans French Quarter, just blocks from Bourbon Street and the gay quarter. The gay friendly Hotel Provincial boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms have premium bedding and small refrigerators. Ironing facilities and a hairdryer are also provided. Central air conditioning and an iPod docking station are included. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. St Louis Cathedral is 300 m from Hotel Provincial, while St Louis Cemetery No 1 is 300 m from the property. Louis Armstrong Airport is 19 km away.

4* Le Pavillon New Orleans

Blending historic charm with modern luxury, Le Pavillon is a reimagined classical hotel with a vibrant and glamorous edge near New Orleans' French Quarter. This gay friendly hotel features a restaurant and fitness centre along with spacious rooms with free WiFi. Le Pavillon New Orleans also offers a gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich reception in the lobby. A flat-screen cable TV and work desk are provided in each guest room. There is a safe along with a seating area. The bathrooms includes luxury toiletries. Bourbon Street is within a 15-minute walk. Morial Convention Center is 2.6 km away. Uptown New Orleans Historic District is 3.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 17 km from Le Pavillon Hotel. The French Quarter is 3.1 km away.

4* Old No. 77 Hotel

This refined boutique hotel near the French Quarter features locally inspired decor and art at the gateway to the cultural epicenter of New Orleans. Located in the Warehouse and Arts district, this gay friendly New Orleans hotel was created from three 19th-century warehouses. All rooms feature unique decor and offer complimentary WiFi access. Each room at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery has a cable TV. Some rooms feature exposed brick and ceiling beams. Bathrooms include a bath robe and free toiletries. Tout La Coffee Bar is located on site and serves fresh coffee and pastries. Restaurant Compere Lapin features a blend of Caribbean, English and Italian dishes prepared by "Top Chef" alum Nina Compton. 24-hour reception is available. Many New Orleans attractions such as the Superdome and the Audobon Aquarium are less than 1 km away. The French Quarter is 12 minutes' walk away.

4* Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Located in the historic French Quarter on Bourbon Street, with all the gay nightlife close at hand, Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans offers accommodation 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 Cafe 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. A fitness centre and business centre are available. The on-site spa offers a number of services. Concierge at the hotel can assist guests with requests such as arranging car rental, laundry service or ironing requests. St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square are both within a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

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New Orleans Gay Scene

The gay scene of New Orleans is centred on its bars and clubs, where people from across the community can come together and enjoy a night with friends. The city is home to a legendary live music scene as well so you can expect loud gigs and wild dancefloors alongside more traditional watering holes. In keeping with the spirit of the city, most places are mixed, so LGBTQ+ spaces welcome allies and you can find a sizeable queer crowd wherever you go. The best-known bars are in the French Quarter, right next door to the lively Bourbon Street.

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