8 Family-Friendly Hotels in New Orleans for Big Fun in the Big Easy

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Widely known as a party town, especially during Mardi Gras, New Orleans definitely offers plenty of fun, but there’s so much more to discover in this historic city filled with live music, mouthwatering cuisine, old-fashioned streetcars, and even plenty of kid-friendly activities. From the iconic French Quarter to Jackson Square to the Garden District, the discoveries unfold. If you’re bringing the whole family along for a New Orleans adventure, these are some of the best family hotels in the Big Easy.

Hotels in the New Orleans French Quarter

One of New Orleans’s most iconic neighborhoods, the French Quarter delivers a 24-hour lively experience. While you might not want to take younger kids to Bourbon Street for the late-night debauchery, there’s no reason they can’t experience Bourbon Street and the rest of the French Quarter during the pre-party hours. Check out French QuarTour Kids which features teacher-led kids tours. As for where to stay, the French Quarter features several kid-friendly hotels with a variety of amenities.

Holiday Inn French Quarter – Chateau LeMoyne

301 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70112


Discover New Orleans’ historical charm in a boutique ambiance at The Holiday Inn® French Quarter-Chateau LeMoyne. The hotel’s coveted New Orleans location places you within easy walking distance to both Canal Street and the French Market. A 10-minute walk brings you to Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. For those visiting New Orleans for sporting or performance events, the hotel’s location adjacent to the Central Business District is ideal. It sits one mile from the Ernest N. Moral Convention Center and the Mercedez Benz Superdome. Family-friendly attractions like The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the National World War II Museum are a short cab ride away.

This boutique hotel’s spacious rooms are accented with a brick wall and sophisticated furnishings. A hotel highlight, the lovely courtyard features a heated saltwater pool.


  • Free wifi
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Keurig Coffee makers
  • 48in Flat Screen HDTV
  • Concierge Services
  • Wake Up Calls
  • Doorman
  • Baggage Hold
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Safety Deposit Box Available
  • Accessible Rooms


Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter

541 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter sits amid top Louisiana attractions. Pick up your morning coffee and beignets at Cafe du Monde, then walk off the calories at Jackson Square to start the day. The hotel boasts newly renovated hotel rooms and suites with balcony views of a courtyard and Bourbon Street.

The hotel’s 24-hour fitness center will help balance all that decadent Louisiana cuisine. And the outdoor pool will give the kids a place to play when you need some downtime. If your kid’s best friend was invited, let them play safely while you relax. Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter also offers all-day Cajun cuisine on-site as well as a cocktail bar and room service for quiet nights inside.


  • Free wifi
  • Valet Parking ($37 Daily)
  • Car Rental, Nearby
  • Gift/newsstand
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Coffee/tea in-room
  • Concierge desk
  • Breakfast options from Grab-n-Go to Full Breakfast (Additional fee) Continental
  • Mobility accessible rooms


Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130


Known as the grand dame of Royal Street in the French Quarter, family-owned and operatedHotel Monteleone has been welcoming guests to New Orleans since 1886. This sparkling jewel sits one block from Bourbon Street. On-site, you’ll find a heated rooftop swimming pool, a full-service spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center stocked with bottled water and fresh fruit. As an incentive to stay on the treadmill a bit longer, the gym offers panoramic views of both the Mississippi River and the French Quarter.

Hotel Monteleone is also home to Criollo restaurant serving refined southern cuisine and the iconic Carousel Bar – a must-stop for adults. If you need to combine a little business with pleasure, the hotel’s business center awaits. High ceilings and marble and granite bathrooms are standard in the hotel’s accommodations.

Throughout its more than a century of history, Hotel  Monteleone has earned numerous awards. The historic hotel is an official literary landmark designed by the Friends of the Library Association, a member of the Hostic Hotels of America, and a member of Associated Luxury Hotels International.


  • Plush bathrobes
  • Mini refrigerators
  • Coffee machines in the room
  • Parking (fee)
  • In-room dining
  • Concierge services 
  • Complimentary wifi
  • High-speed internet
  • Wheelchair-accessible common areas and rooms
  • Live Music


Omni Royal Orleans

621 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130


Anchored in the French Quarter at the intersection of St. Louis and Royal Streets, Omni Royal Orleans offers the ideal luxury hotel with a kid-friendly atmosphere. Guests are greeted with a marble lobby and crystal chandeliers overhead in this Four Diamon New Orleans hotel. While that might not impress the kids, the backpack filled with wellness-inspired treats and activity books given to them at check-in certainly will. The kids also receive in-room milk and cookies on the first night of your stay.

Lovers of architecture will appreciate the iconic wrought iron balconies providing views of the French Quarter from select rooms and suites. Popular with kids of all ages, the seasonal rooftop pool is an ideal place to cool off on a hot Louisiana day. The La Riviera Poolside Bar serves refreshing cocktails and mocktails along with light bites. The Rib Room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and includes a kids’ menu. In-room dining is also available.


  • 24-hour dining
  • ADA-equipped facilities
  • ATM
  • Business center open 24 hours (automated self-service)
  • Child care services
  • Omni Kids Crew
  • Concierge services
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service old-fashioned barber shop
  • Gift shop
  • Complimentary shoe shine
  • Valet parking
  • Wifi


The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130


Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street, the Royal Sonesta New Orleans puts you in the center of all the action with a luxury touch. Located just minutes from Jackson Square and the deliciously famous Cafe Du Monde, you’ll be close to historic sites, culinary treasures, and local boutiques.

Boasting well-appointed guest rooms and suites, authentic hospitality, a Food is Art philosophy, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard, the Royal Sonesta New Orleans exudes an atmosphere of timeless elegance.  

Don’t miss dining onsite at Desire Oyster Bar & Restaurant where Louisiana favorites grace the menu including oysters, crawfish, shrimp, and plenty of PoBoys. Work off your indulgences at the 24-hour fitness center. The kids will enjoy a swim in the pool located in a lush courtyard.

Furry family members are more than welcome at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Special amenities include comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. The pets are even greeted with an arrival letter outlining local recommendations for a “pawsome” stay on Bourbon Street.


  • Concierge service
  • Free wifi
  • Complimentary access to digital newspapers and magazines
  • Swimming pool and Oasis Pool Bar
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center


Hotel Provincial New Orleans

1024 Chartres
New Orleans, LA. 70116


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Provincial New Orleans elevates the French Quarter lodging scenario with a secluded, intimate hotel. Owned by the Dupepe family since 1961, this architectural gem combines four restored buildings into one unique property ideally located in the private residential section of the French Quarter.

Highlights include the beautifully appointed lobby, lush tropical courtyards surrounding the pool, and carefully restored outbuildings. The onsite restaurant, French Toast is open from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm serving a variety of decadent treats including king cake French toast stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese topped with Mardi Gras-colored sprinkles. In the evening, unwind with a drink at the onsite Ice House Bar adjacent to the Hotel Provincial lobby. While close to all the New Orleans attractions, Hotel Provincial provides an ideal escape for a relaxing family vacation.


  • Mini Refrigerators
  • In-room safes
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary, in-room high-speed, wireless internet access
  • Luxurious bedding
  • Handicapped-accessible rooms available


New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

859 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130


Housed in a renovated 19th-century warehouse, the newly renovated New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District blends historic style with modern convenience. Located in downtown New Orleans, the hotel is adjacent to the Warehouse Arts District. It sits across the street from New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and in close proximity to the French Quarter and the Garden District.

The property houses a full-service Starbucks along with the brand-new M Club restaurant and bar. Intuitive hotel rooms and suites feature deluxe bedding, signature amenities, and enticing views of downtown New Orleans or the Mississippi River.


  • Sustainability
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Meeting Space
  • Free wifi
  • Convenience Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Laundry
  • 24-Hour Room Service


St Charles Inn – Garden District

3636 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115-4690


Not everyone wants to stay in the French Quarter for all the Bourbon Street happenings. Some prefer to venture into the quieter side of the Big Easy – the Garden District. If that fits your style, check out the St. Charles Inn – Garden District.

Located on historic St. Charles Avenue, the St. Charles Inn – Garden District provides easy access to Caesars Superdome, The WWII Museum, and the Aquarium of the Americas. Old-fashioned streetcars offer unique transportation for access to New Orleans’s Central Business District. The St. Charles Inn is an easy streetcar ride away from Audubon Zoo and is the closest hotel to Tulane and Loyola University.

Nearby in the Garden District is the iconic – and somewhat spooky – LaFayette Cemetery #1, the oldest municipal cemetery in the city. A walking tour of the Garden District provides an insightful look at the cemetery and other neighborhood treasures.

The St. Louis Inn – Garden District features 40 well-appointed guest rooms equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, cable television, and wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.


  • Free Parking
  • Free wifi
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free wireless Internet access is available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Safe deposit box, complimentary
  • Cable or satellite television with HBO
  • Pet-Friendly rooms
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Accessible rooms