The best hotels in New Orleans
The best hotels in New Orleans range from the high end national brands to quirky, boutique properties, with plenty of options in between. From a former orphanage to a Victorian mansion to a sleek new property near the National WW2 Museum, these hotels offer everything from European charm to Caribbean flair, all with a good dose of Southern hospitality. These New Orleans hotels offer everything you need for a comfortable stay plus service and attention that will make your visit to the city memorable. A new crop of independent hoteliers has transformed unique spaces into posh retreats, while a handful of historic hotels have stood the test of time and have become attractions in their own right. Plus, many of these hotels even have on-site bars and restaurants that have earned accolades on their own. Whether you’re a business traveler, party animal or trend-seeking influencer, these hotels have it all. Deciding which New Orleans neighborhood to be based in is always a tough decision — maybe you’re looking to blow off some steam with a French Quarter fiesta, or perhaps you’re more in the mood to decamp to a trendy hideaway in the Marigny — but wherever you decide to stay, you’ll have a perfect spot to rest your head after exploring all the best restaurants, best bars and all the best things to do in New Orleans. RECOMMENDED: The best neighborhoods in New Orleans
The 15 best cheap hotels in New Orleans
There are very few places on Earth we love more than New Orleans. The food is mouth-wateringly good (it’s home to one of the best BBQ restaurants in America), the nightlife is buzzing and the vibe is laid-back, friendly and alive with possibility. One of our favourite spots is the French Quarter (rightly thought of as one of the best attractions in the USA), but frankly any visitor is spoilt for choice when it comes to the best things to do in New Orleans. In fact, there’s so much on offer the last thing you want to do is blow your budget on the hotel bill. We’ve rounded up the best cheap hotels around, finding you the places that are both affordable and worth staying in. Just don’t blame us if you never want to leave.
The best cheap hotels in San Antonio
With its winding Riverwalk, the historic Alamo, warm weather and even warmer hospitality, San Antonio draws 26 million tourists every year. For visitors travelling on a shoestring, San Antonio doesn’t offer dirt-cheap hotels or hostels to crash in, so most of the hotels on this list aren’t as cheap as you may find in other areas. But the city is among the more affordable touristy American cities, with reasonable prices on food, museums and entertainment. These are the best hotels to look at when traveling on a budget, without sacrificing comfort and convenience.
Listings and reviews (14)
History lovers like to stay in this 3-story hotel, which holds the title of being the "oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi." Opening in 1859, the hotel offers old-world, Victorian, charm with modern comforts. Grab a drink at the Menger Bar, where Teddy Roosevelt convened with his Rough Riders before going off to war. Prices are a little steeper here, but for the location and services, it gives you a good bang for your buck.
The grand entrance invites guests into this cozy and clean hotel, which was originally opened in 1914 by a grocer named Edward Franz Melcher. Built in the Mediterranean Revival style, the 27-bedroom hotel has quite a fun history, which includes but is not limited to FBI stings. Pop into their onsite bar, Ocho, for their Paloma Verde Cocktails, or take a 10-minute stroll to the River Walk. Book an advance purchase (60 days ahead) on their studio room for rates starting at $108.
Home 2 Suites by Hilton
Another great option for those with large groups looking for shared spaces, the Home 2 Suites series makes guests feel right at home with spacious rooms and apartment-style lodgings. This environmentally friendly hotel has a contemporary, minimalist style and loves pets. Prices start at $107, and make sure to click “flexible dates” when searching.
Travelodge Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport
Sleeping near the airport has its benefits; you get to stretch your dollar and you don’t have to worry about traffic potentially making you miss your flight. With its comfortable rooms, rustic decor and unbeatable price (somewhere around $69 per night), the Travelodge Inn & Suites offers just that.
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
For those traveling with a big family, the Residence Inn in the center of town is a great spot. The affordable suites offer large, home-style living spaces, with a full kitchen for those who like to cook instead of going out every night. Prices can dip under $100, but make sure to book in advance and check out their promotional codes.
Holiday Inn Riverwalk
Chill at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, where guests enjoy a great location, friendly staff and renovated rooms. Prices start at $150 a night, depending on the season, day of the week and time of booking.
Comfort Suites Alamo/River Walk
Comfort Suites might be a chain, but their San Antonio location is housed in a quaint building inspired by the Spanish Colonial style, giving it added details and personality. Rates can go as low as $129.
La Villita Inn
For those looking for a home base in a great location without the bells and whistles, La Villita Inn is the place to be. Located a stone’s throw away from all the tourist attractions and with rates as low as $70, this is perhaps the best price to be found in downtown San Antonio.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
For those coming to watch a game at the Alamodome, book a room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. This affordable Marriott chain offers travellers sleek hotel setting and a homey ambiance. Try going mid-week if you can swing it to get rates in the low $100-range.
Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
The Drury Plaza Hotel at the San Antonio River Walk offers a happy hour that makes guests gleeful. Included in the price of the hotel stay, guests can enjoy buffet food and a choice of three comp’d drinks (cocktails, wine, beer) from 5:30-7:00pm. The hotel is located in what was once the Old Alamo National Bank Building, and guests love to take photos of the ornate old letterbox next to the elevator. The hotel's flexible rate search makes it easy to find their best offers.
Riverwalk Vista Inn
This historical and aesthetic hotel opened in 1883 as a retail business under the direction of the Dullnig Brothers. Guests love its natural-tone decor and exceptional hospitality. Rates famously start at $139.
When you hear the name, ‘San Antonio,” Davey Crockett instantly springs to mind, which is why this independently-run historic hotel chose the frontiersman for its namesake. The hotel finds its beginnings over 100 years ago, and since then has hosted guests in its 138 rooms and alluring rock grotto pool. A night’s stay includes breakfast, once again with those fun, Texas-shaped waffles! Check out their hotel specials to score some deals.