Opened in January 2012 in the historic Audubon Building on Canal Street, this cheeky newcomer is a departure from the New Orleans hotel scene (which tends toward the traditional). Its motto, “Play Naughty, Sleep Saintly,” appropriately captures the property’s saucy, sultry vibe, especially in the bordello-like Burgundy Bar and in the five suites, added in 2014 and named after the archangels Christopher, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Lucifer. By comparison, the restaurant, with its white walls and banquettes paired with antique chandeliers and local artwork, is more demure. Standard rooms are similarly minimalist—though without sacrificing comfort or any of the usual modern conveniences, including 46-inch flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi.
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Bourbon Street is a block away and it’s worth a meander, but Royal and Chartres offer more sedate pleasures in the form of antique shops and art galleries. The hotel is also a short walk from classic spots like Arnaud’s and Galatoire’s, where you should order a Sazerac to go with your shrimp remoulade and redfish meuniere. And no one should visit New Orleans without café au lait and beignets from Café du Monde.
Need to Know
Rooms: 166 rooms, 5 suites. From $179. Check-in: 4 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options: Tempt serves breakfast daily and dinner Thursday–Saturday. The Burgundy Bar has cocktails nightly and live music Wednesday–Saturday, plus a burlesque show on Fridays. Spa and gym details: The 24-hour fitness center is accessed with your room card and has cardio equipment and free weights.
Who's it for: This hip boutique was designed with the Gen Y crowd in mind. Fans of the Morgans hotel brand of cool will feel right at home. Our favorite rooms: If you’re feeling more naughty than nice, opt for the Lucifer suite, which has its own stage, dancing pole included. Book ahead: Seating for the Creole Sweet Tease Burlesque Show on Friday nights sells out weekly. Reserve a table in advance.