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What We Love

  • A new and stylish boutique hotel two blocks from the French Quarter, with welcome drinksThe unique artworks in the hotel’s lobby and throughout the CBD, packed with galleries
  • The jazz clubs and po’ boy joints of the French Quarter, just a few blocks away
  • The French bistro and rooftop bar, under the chef behind hotspots Root and Square Root
  • The write-up the hotel received on the Times-Picayune’s website

What To Know

  • Opened in December 2016
  • Homey touches like Jonathan Adler bath amenities and plush seersucker bathrobes
  • Staff goes the extra mile to make guests comfortable
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A freshly minted luxury boutique hotel in the Central Business District, with a rooftop bar and live music

The Lowdown

In medieval France, troubadours were poets who wandered the streets, composing and singing love ballads. We can’t promise the same of New Orleans’ recently opened The Troubadour, but its set of unique, stylish offerings – it’s a part of the joie de vivre collection, after all – may have you proclaiming your love to the hotel. The bistro-style eats at local chef Phillip Lopez’s Petit Lion are delicious and filling, rooms are equipped with Jonathan Adler bath amenities and seersucker bathrobes, the fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and there’s even a rooftop bar.
You’ll likely adore the location, as well: right in the Central Business District. Steps away are stops for the Canal and St. Charles streetcars, scores of art galleries, the Superdome, the Smoothie King Center and the Saenger Theater. The French Quarter is also just a two-block walk, for all the beignet eating, Sazerac drinking, praline tasting, house touring and jazz listening you could dream of. Now are you feeling a love song coming on? Head back to The Troubadour’s lobby, where – as noted in the Times-Picayune’s recent review – an interactive art installation invites you you pluck the metal strings of an oversized, reimagined guitar.


Your abode is bright and modern, with graphic fabrics, expansive windows and local artwork. Exclusive bath amenities are by Jonathan Adler, and you’ll even score a retro-compact Igloo refrigerator, for storing those Hurricanes you purchased to go.


Chef Phillip Lopez is the force behind The Troubadour’s culinary program, which comprises a full-service restaurant, open for three meals a day, and a rooftop bar. Bringing the same unique perspective that made his Root and Square Root restaurants so popular among locals, he’s come up with a menu of French-bistro dishes at the first and “food-truck favorites” at the second. For other eating and drinking options, step outside; the CBD and adjacent French Quarter are both major dining destinations.


The property resides in the Central Business District, just off of Canal Street. The neighborhood is adjacent to the French Quarter, so you’ll be just a few short blocks from the most popular bars on Bourbon Street and only a few more from the most iconic jazz clubs on Frenchman. Steps away are the Audubon Insectarium and stops for the two best-known streetcar lines, to take you to the Garden District or City Park.

How to Get There

The Troubadour
1111 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA United States


4.5 Very Good 794 Reviews
Great Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

Great hotel. Nice rooms that are very nicely appointmented without being “over done”. Has a boutique feel to the hotel. Rooftop bar has some decent views of the surrounding area while you relax with a cocktail. Rooms are decent sized too.

Location is far enough away from the hubbub of bourbon street but a short 5-10 minute walk gets you where you want to go.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had a wonderful experience! Schedule was pleasant and willing to help. You guys have an amazing team! Awesome awesome great job everyone! Hotel always clean, entire staff goes out there way to help.

Fun trip to the Big Easy!
Reviewed 4 days ago

This modern deco hotel is a few blocks away from Bourbon Street and the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. The guest rooms were large and well decorated. The bathroom was also large and clean. Although the hotel lobby was small, they had a large second floor lounge area with large comfortable sofas and a large screen tv. There was always more than enough seating available. The rooftop lounge is also available to hangout and has a bar. The staff was friendly, helpful and courteous. Speak thanks to Tony, Eddie and the rest of the Front desk and concierge desk staff, you made the trip special by always checking to see if we were ok. My group....fondly called the Jamaican group, wants you all to know that you made our trip special!

Great getaway
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Troubadour hotel in New Orleans is a fantastic place to stay with easy access to the CBD and French Quarter as well as the Superdome. The rooftop bar has a fantastic view of the city with a delicious menu and great festive crowd!!
Great place to hang out before or after Saints games!!

Honeymoon stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the night of the wedding and the following night. It was a great spot as it relates to its surroundings, and for the amenities onsite. Jayne has fantastic food and a topnotch bar to boot. Monkeyboard was our unofficial after party and it was a great stop drinks and a view