New Orleans offers a diverse spectrum of affordable, yet chic hotels and guest houses in every neighborhood. Most prices surge during big festival weekends when two- or three-night minimums may apply. Stay flexible to save the most.
Here are the 18 best cheap hotels in New Orleans, in the hottest neighborhoods of the city.
|Hotel||District||Lowest Price Found||On-Site Restaurant||Pool|
|Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District||Garden||$93||Yes||No|
|Prytania Park Hotel||Garden||$93||No||No|
|Prytania Oaks Hotel||Garden||$103||No||No|
|Maison St Charles||Garden||$81||No||Yes|
|Place d’Armes Hotel||French Quarter||$110||No||No|
|Maison Dupuy||French Quarter||$100||Yes||Yes|
|Inn on Ursulines||French Quarter||$99||Yes||Yes|
|Bienville House||French Quarter||$106||Yes||Yes|
|Hotel Mazarin||French Quarter||$93||Yes||No|
|Hotel Le Marais||French Quarter||$107||No||Yes|
|Hotel St. Pierre||French Quarter||$83||No||No|
|The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans||Central Business||$95||Yes||No|
|Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery||Central Business||$72||Yes||No|
|Catahoula Hotel||Central Business||$76||Yes||No|
|Magnolia New Orleans||Central Business||$86||Yes||No|
|Voco St James||Central Business||$76||Yes||No|
|The Frenchmen Hotel||Faubourg Marigny & Bywater||$116||Yes||Yes|
Many visitors are surprised to discover many cheap hotels in New Orleans tucked within upscale nooks of the famed Garden District.
Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District
You can’t beat Hotel Indigo for stylishly modern rooms at a good price point. The feel of this affordable hotel in New Orleans is bright and clean, with an impressive collection of local art adding pop and energy. Plus, large windows play up the hotel’s best feature, a picturesque position on St. Charles Avenue, mere steps from the historic trolley line stop.
The shops and restaurants of Magazine Street are within walking distance and there’s an on-site bar and bistro with an outdoor terrace for afternoon cocktails.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, room service, fitness center, business center, and meeting rooms, laundry service, multilingual staff, valet parking, and toiletries by Aveda. (Pet-friendly.)
This hostel is a solid choice for travelers less concerned with lux amenities and more focused on the festive social scene and a reputable but cheap hotel in New Orleans. The lobby bar serves as a gathering spot, plus has cheap happy hour drinks, and much of the city is accessible within a few steps via the historic streetcar line.
Quad and six-up rooms feature standard bunk beds with bedside reading lights, ensuite bathroom, and lockable storage space. Depending on availability, you can book co-ed, women only, or private. Couples who book early may be able to score a spacious double room. Either way, this is New Orleans, sleep can wait.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, included breakfast, self-service laundry, and bicycle parking.
Prytania Park Hotel
If you’re seeking Old World charm in the Garden District and don’t mind a few quirks—like loft beds reached by a spiral staircase in some rooms—Prytania Park is a unique and affordable gem. This cool but cheap hotel in New Orleans has a sublime location, and the staff is known for being dedicated and friendly.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, and free parking, based on availability. Breakfast is included.
Prytania Oaks Hotel
Although slightly pricier than other hotels on this list, the Prytania Oaks Hotel is still affordable. With only sixteen rooms, this adults-only property is a sister hotel to Prytania Park. Within walking distance to some great restaurants, and sightseeing packages are available for purchase at the front desk.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, breakfast is included, must be 25+ to stay here, air conditioning, coffee/tea in room.
Maison St Charles
You’ll feel like you are stepping back in time as you pull up to this boutique hotel amidst the city’s antebellum mansions in the Garden District. Make yourself at home in one of their 84 rooms, or relax in the hot tub. Jump on the St Charles Streetcar, which stops directly in front of the hotel, for easy transportation to your favorite New Orleans spots.
Amenities: Pool, hot tub, WiFi, pet-friendly, fitness center, courtyard, restaurant, air conditioning
For visitors hoping to wake up to the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, without spending a fortune, these historic hotels offer value and convenience.
Place d’Armes Hotel
A short walk from Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, you’ll find this icon of St. Ann Street amidst a stretch of lively restaurants, shops, and galleries. Exquisite 18th and 19th century Vieux Carre architecture wraps around a magnolia-shaded courtyard at this elegant but affordable hotel in New Orleans.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, including breakfast, pool, concierge, and valet parking.
This classic beauty boasts a great location in a quiet corner in the heart of the Vieux Carre. Special touches at this chic but cheap hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter include fresh fruit and water in the gym, one of the largest heated swimming pools in the French Quarter, and spacious guest rooms.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, fitness center, pool, business center, and meeting rooms, dry cleaning and laundry service, and on-site restaurant.
Inn on Ursulines
Immerse yourself in New Orleans history at the 15-room Inn on Ursulines. Housed in one of the French Quarter’s oldest buildings, the property was once owned by famed voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. Inn on Ursulines is particularly known for its charming courtyards and comfortable rooms with details like antique wood floors. Note that this affordable hotel in New Orleans does have steep stairs and no elevator.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Aveda bath products, LED TVs, and Keurig coffee makers.
You will love the historic charm of Bienville House, where many rooms have the quintessential New Orleans balconies you will be able to sit on with your morning coffee. When you aren’t out exploring the town, you can relax in the courtyard and take a dip in the heated saltwater swimming pool.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, restaurant and bar, pool, LGBTQ+ friendly, pet-friendly, keurig coffee makers, cable/satellite TV.
Get a taste of the roaring twenties during your stay at Hotel Mazarin, where you can enjoy libations at 21st Amendment at La Louisiane- a speakeasy bar with prohibition-era inspired beverages that was once run by mob bosses. For a quieter, simpler bar, try Patrick’s Bar Vin, the in-house wine bar. Oh, and the accommodations are great, too- choose from traditional rooms or suites, complete with kitchens.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, two bars, in-room coffee maker featuring Abita Roasting Co. coffee, bathrobes, flat screen TVs.
Hotel Le Marais
This boutique hotel may be a bit pricier than others on this list, but it’s quite affordable for what you get. You’ll have everything you need- from gorgeous rooms, a saltwater pool, and a state of the art fitness center are just a few of the perks you’ll get during your stay.
Amenities: Coffee maker in room, fitness center, pool, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs.
Hotel St. Pierre
This pet-friendly boutique hotel reflects New Orleans’ 18th century Creole origins with its decor, so you’ll get a taste of the old world. Steps away from some of the best restaurants in New Orleans, and located amidst the French Quarter, the location alone makes this hotel perfect for your New Orelans vacation.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, cable TV, pet-friendly.
Central Business District
A new crop of hip and cheap hotels in New Orleans’ Central Business District is transforming this convention-centric area and its industrial edges into a hub for young travelers seeking nightlife and value.
The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans
A member of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, this Joie de Vivre hotel is modern and fresh. Some rooms at this affordable hotel in New Orleans may be small, but cleanliness is a priority, as is attention to detail. And, if strong water pressure makes your heart sing, you’ll love showers here. Complimentary coffee adds to The Troubadour’s feel-good buzz.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi. Room service. Fitness center. Laundry and dry-cleaning service. Concierge. Multilingual staff. Restaurant and bar onsite. Rooftop bar?
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
There’s much to love about this sleekly-designed hotel on Tchoupitoulas Street in the Warehouse District. High ceilings and wood floors provide an expansive setting a seasonally rotating lobby art gallery. On the ground floor of this affordable New Orleans hotel, you’ll find one of the city’s hottest restaurants, Compare Lapin.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi. Parking. Fitness Center. Restaurant and bar onsite. Concierge. Dry cleaning and laundry service. Multilingual staff. Meeting rooms. (Pet-friendly.)
Selina Catahoula Hotel
Stylishly-appointed common spaces and an artsy vibe set this affordable New Orleans hotel apart. Some of the 35 rooms are on the small side, but you would rather be sampling pisco sours in the hotel’s Piscobar or drinking in skyline views and South American wines at the Rooftop Bar. Among the room options is the Bunk Room, with its four twin beds for groups or families looking for accommodations in the heart of New Orleans.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Aveda, and local artisanal amenities, 32-inch flatscreen TVs, restaurant and bar, and laundry service.
Magnolia New Orleans
Formerly the Royal Crescent Hotel, Magnolia New Orleans is conveniently located just steps away from the French Quarter. This boutique hotel had a complete redesign of its 101 rooms in 2019, with plush queen-sized beds, and LATHER® bath amenities to enjoy during your stay. The Southern Brasserie, Laurel Oak, is on the ground floor, for all of your dining needs.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, restaurant, fitness center, Executive-style work area, in-room coffee and tea, sundeck, flatscreen TVs.
Voco St James
A luxury hotel without the price point of one, Voco St. James is in the heart of the downtown area’s Banks Arcade, located in a 19th-century building. Enjoy a room with a balcony, or a King suite for extra living (and sleeping space). Relax in one of the courtyards after a day of sightseeing.
Amenities: Cable TV, coffee maker, fitness center, safe, air conditioning, private balconies are available, pet friendly.
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
For live jazz and funk music into the wee hours, cheap hotels in New Orleans, affordable and friendly eats, and an overall welcoming vibe, this neighborhood is the city’s best value.
The Frenchmen Hotel
This neighborhood favorite features 27 guestrooms and boasts being just 30 steps away from over a dozen live music venues. Cozy rooms, with exposed brick walls and decorative fireplaces, open onto a leafy courtyard with a petite heated pool.
At The Frenchmen, the party is never far away with onsite happy hour events, pop-up restaurants, and an ultra-cool rooftop bar. This affordable hotel in New Orleans is a hub of color and activity. Like most New Orleans hotels, prices soar during major events and festivals.
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, breakfast included, and hot tub. Private balconies are available. (Pet-friendly.)
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