Built in the 1930s as a textbook-printing factory, this eight-story property was purchased by the Omni Hotel Group in 1996. Last renovated in 2007, the hotel is classic in decor—especially in the marbled lobby with its antique furnishings and Renaissance murals—but with all the up-to-date amenities you’d expect: Rooms and suites have flat-screen televisions and Nespresso coffeemakers, and there’s a small but well-equipped gym on-site and a rooftop sundeck with a Jacuzzi.
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The hotel’s Central Business District location puts you within a short stroll of both the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, where you can gallery hop or scope out the city’s often overlooked museums. If you want to dress up in your finest, chef John Besh’s August is still one of the best places in town (if a bit spendy). If you’re nursing a hangover from one too many hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s, head to Mother’s, known for its debris po’boy—just be prepared to wait in line during peak hours.
Need to Know
Rooms: 97 rooms, 4 suites. From $99. Check-in: 4 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: Dress It, the casual and cheery burger joint on the first floor, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Spa and gym details: The 6th-floor fitness center is free to guests and open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Who's it for: Business and leisure travelers will appreciate the hotel’s Central Business District address. The hotel also caters to guests with furry friends, and families can expect a milk-and-cookies delivery on the first night. Our favorite rooms: Nearly all rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, but request a corner King for the best vistas. Indulge yourself: Take in the sunset over the Mississippi from the Jacuzzi on the roof.