15 of Our Favorite Louisiana Inns

Let Louisiana add its sizzle and spice to your romantic getaway or vacation and experience what the locals callLagniappe. Pronounced lany-yap, it means a little something extra?and that?s what to expect when visiting this flavorful state.

Stay in an antebellum mansion or historic plantation surrounded by magnolias in the Great River Road area. In New Orleans, cobblestone walkways lead alongside lacy wrought iron and painted ladies. Start the day with a beignet and cafe au lait, and then take a walking tour of the elegant Garden District via a ride on a streetcar. More than just Mardi Gras and mint julep, savor the Gallic charm of the French Quarter. Sample authentic Cajun cuisine, then dance the night away to a variety of music from jazz, blues or rockabilly to the lively zydeco and fais-do-do. Cuddle close on a haunted history tour. Cruise on a paddlewheeler down a lazy river, tour a bayou lined with moss-draped oaks, visit exotic wildlife sanctuaries and watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Nature lovers will enjoy the Kisatchie National Forest, Creole Nature Trail All-American Road and the Atchafalaya Trace Heritage Area. For golf enthusiasts, the Audubon Golf Trail features challenging courses and scenic landscapes.

Whatever your pleasure or passion, Louisiana will captivate your heart and soul and renew your joie de vivre?love of life.

The French Quarter

In the heart of New Orleans, the French Quarter is a unique blend of sights, tastes, scents and sounds. The eclectic culture, the varying styles of architecture, the jazz sounds of Bourbon St., the smell of jasmine in the air and some of the world's finest dining... all are part of what make up the total sensory experience that is the French Quarter.

All of the following inns are located in, or just minutes from, the French Quarter.

Built by a plantation owner in 1822, served as a hospital during the Civil War:
1822 Bougainvillea House

Turn-of-the-century Louisiana Plantation architecture in the Garden District:
Columns Hotel

1830s townhouse built by a French Creole family:
A Creole House Hotel

Historic small hotel in a quiet area of Fauborg Marigny:
The Frenchmen Hotel

1865 Italianate-style family home located on Esplanade Avenue:
HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

1830s townhouse with Creole-style fa?ade, on Esplanade Avenue:
Lamothe House

Romantic 1840 two-story Victorian Inn:
Olde Victorian Inn & Spa

Steps away from Bourbon St.:
St. Peter Guest House Hotel

Three-story 1861 Victorian-Colonial guest house and a recognized historic landmark:
St Vincent Guest House