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GoNOLA Tops: Pet-Friendly Hotels

We rounded up eleven top spots for you and your furry friends to stay in New Orleans.

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New Orleans has an endless supply of hotels for every type of visitor. And when we say every type of visitor, we mean it. This includes our four-legged visitors who come with their owners to the Crescent City. The city has a wide collection of hotels that welcomes pets in various neighborhoods. Some even offer amenities like beds, food and water bowls, tasty treats, and more. Here are ten hotels to consider if you and your furry friend decide to visit New Orleans. We think y’all will enjoy them not only for their locations, but their ambiance as well.

*Note: Every hotel has its own set of policies to ensure to comfort of all guests, (both canine and human) so please check out their websites or call ahead for more information.

Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

Located just a few blocks from the French Quarter, Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is a boutique hotel in the Warehouse District that will treat your dog like royalty. They provide a pet bed, bowls, and treats upon check-in. They also offer a curated list of New Orleans pet resources, perfect for planning where to treat your pup.

Hotel Monteleone

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Right in the heart of the French Quarter on Royal St., Hotel Monteleone has stood as a symbol of luxury since 1886. This hotel offers “Monte’s Pet Package,” which includes a mat, monogrammed water and food bowls, and a chew toy – just to name a few. You can learn more about Monte’s Pet Package here.

Le Meridien

Located in Downtown New Orleans near the Superdome, Le Meridien offers stunning views of the city from all angles. With a rooftop pool, office center, free admission to the Contemporary Arts Center, and a bike program, this hotel will ensure you and your pet experience the lap of luxury.

Loew’s Hotel

As one of the early pioneers in making hotels pet-friendly, the Loews offers an array of amenities just for four-legged friends. Your pet will be welcomed with a gift upon check-in, including a name tag, bowl, and special treats. Other amenities include gourmet room service menus for cats and dogs, developed by the hotels’ Executive Chefs, in collaboration with a licensed veterinarian, dog-walking route maps, specialized bedding, leashes, collars, and more. It’s a pet’s paradise at the Loews.

Royal Sonesta

The lovely hotel right in the heart of Bourbon Street, Royal Sonesta will definitely make your stay in New Orleans one to remember. With a daiquiri delight shop, Desire Oyster Bar, The Jazz Playhouse, and Restaurant R’evolution all inside the hotel – do we really need to say more? This hotel is the perfect place for play for both you and your pet.

Hotel Indigo

Step right outside of Hotel Indigo’s doors and you’ll find the St. Charles Avenue streetcar waiting for you. This Garden District hotel is a prime location for exploring both Uptown and the French Quarter. The neighborhood itself is the perfect reason why you and your pet would love this hotel. Surrounded by magnificent oak trees, you’ll both want to spend your whole visit just walking around admiring the beauty of the city.

Omni Royal Orleans

Omni Royal Orleans is a graceful French Quarter hotel that is home to Rib Room Restaurant. Not to mention they have amazing courtyards that you and your pup will want to lounge in all day.

The Catahoula Hotel

As if we need to say more as to why this hotel is pet-friendly, the name should tell it all! The Catahoula Hotel in the Central Business District offers an amazing rooftop and courtyard views that you just can’t beat. The Peruvian restaurant at the Catahoula offers delicious bites and craft cocktails that you can enjoy while your pet soaks up all the sights and sounds.

The Columns Hotel

The Columns Hotel is in a prime location in Uptown New Orleans. Right on St. Charles Avenue, The Columns Hotel lets you and your pet soak up the sights that this magnificent avenue hosts. Just take a walk down the streetcar line and you’ll soon see why.

The Roosevelt New Orleans

The iconic Roosevelt New Orleans will make sure your pet is comfy and treated fabulously. And that goes double for you. Located in the Central Business District, this historic hotel is truly a sight to see. Stop by the Sazerac for the classic cocktail that goes by the same name.

Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel is a trendy hotel located in downtown New Orleans. With a rooftop pool, world-class dining, and a music venue all on-site, the Ace Hotel is perfect for livin’ it up in the city (with your pet, of course).

There you have it folks! Be sure to check with each hotel about extra fees or weight restrictions involved with booking your stay with your pet. Oh and one more thing -expect your furry friend to get a lot of lovin’ in NOLA. But don’t fret, there’s plenty to go around.

Casey Ochoa is a native New Orleanian who has a passion for the city he loves so much. When he’s not working at a local digital marketing agency, you can find him riding his bike in the park, exploring different neighborhoods around the city, or trying to find the next best churros. Follow his NOLA adventures on Instagram @caseyochurro.

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