Centrally located on in the famous French Quarter in New Orleans, Hotel Monteleone is a grand hotel with a sense of tradition. Family-owned and operated since its opening, the hotel is listed on in the National Register of Historic Places and is a great romantic city honeymoon idea.
Rooms and Suites
All of the 573 guest rooms feature high ceilings and ornamental moldings. If you are planning to splurge on your New Orleans vacation, ask for one of the large Deluxe Rooms with a view of the Mississippi River.
The hotel's heated year-round rooftop pool is spectacular and offers beautiful views of the city. Relax outdoors on your romantic honeymoon. The fitness center next to the pool has large windows and overlooks the Mississippi River.
Carousel Piano Bar
When staying at the Hotel Monteleone, a visit to its famous Carousel Piano Bar is a must. The bar revolves around the room and the ceiling creates an illusion of a night sky.
The 25-seat bar revolves around the room powered by a one-quarter horsepower motor. The bar overlooks the Royal Street in the famous French Quarter. The revolving bar was originally installed in 1949; the current carousel top was added in 1992 during a renovation. The ceiling is laced with fiber optics to create a night sky illusion complete with a shooting star at regular intervals.
If drinking while turning around in a circle is not for you, sit in the adjoining room with live piano music. You may also be interested to know that Vieux Carre Cocktail and The Goody were invented at the Carousel bar.
Other Dining Options
In the city known for its culinary delights, the Hotel Monteleone fits in perfectly with its three restaurants, two lounges and the Aft Deck Oyster Bar.
Room rates start at $149 per night.