The killer location, a stroll from some of the city’s best attractions
The famous St. Charles streetcar line runs just in front of the hotel
Award-winning local PJ’s Coffee served in the funky café
What To Know
Guestrooms recently underwent a major revamp and have a bright color scheme with patterned carpets and lime-green and burnt orange accents
The hotel is primed for business travelers, with plenty of meeting space
Parking on site
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Business-friendly NOLA stay just a block from the French Quarter, with a buzzy lobby café and an upbeat spirit
This 143-room bank turned boutique hotel feels custom-designed for a city known for its vibrant Mardi Gras and anything-goes style. The welcoming, accessible vibe starts on the street, with a popular café sporting floor-to-ceiling windows on a corner just a block from Canal Street and the famous French Quarter. Then there are the eye-popping colors of the lobby, which features a curved reception desk that changes colors along with retro-inspired furnishings in rainbow hues, colored glass objects and a carpet that would make Austin Powers proud. The guestrooms follow a similar — if slightly more subdued — script, with patterned carpets and accents of lime green and burnt orange. The hotel is primed for business and leisure travelers alike, with plenty of meeting space, a well-equipped gym and a café that serves award-winning, locally produced PJ’s Coffee. When it’s time to step outside, the St. Charles streetcar runs just in front of the hotel, allowing easy access to some of this city’s biggest attractions, from of-the-moment restaurants to music venues to the Mississippi River itself.
In the Area
Get a taste of the Gulf at some of the Big Easy’s most talked-about restaurants, like Patois, chef Aaron Burgau’s cozy neighborhood joint, which dishes up jazzed-up versions of old Southern favorites. Try the Bayou Pigeon Frog Legs, the fried oyster salad or the seasonal gumbo. For a more traditional feast, head to Bourbon Street’s Red Fish Grill, where you can sample only-in-Louisiana treats like barbecued crab claws and alligator (don’t worry, you can also tuck into more mainstream Creole fare like crab cakes and jumbalaya). Afterward, walk off some of those calories in leafy Woldenberg Park, 16 acres stretching from the French Quarter to the Mississippi River with a jogging path, an aquarium and plenty of outdoor art to gawk at. After dark head to Republic New Orleans, a dance club that features an eclectic lineup of performers set in a magnificent 1850s building in the Warehouse District.
Royal St. Charles Hotel
135 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
How to Get There
Flights are available to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Taxis to/from MSY are available for approximately $33, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available for $16 per night, and valet parking is available for $32 plus tax per day.