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  • Writer's pictureChristina Trotter

Road Trip Between Texas and Florida? Best Boutique Hotels in New Orleans Off of I-10


Perhaps you are on an I-10 road trip or passing through New Orleans between Texas and Florida. New Orleans isn’t your final destination, but while in the Crescent City, you need a place to rest your weary head.


Bill and I go out of our way to overnight in New Orleans. Most years, we try and road trip from Dallas to Florida’s 30A along the Emerald Coast. We could circumvent New Orleans, but it is our favorite place to overnight.


Why? Well, it’s easy enough to hop on and off Interstate 10, and we have our usual haunts of grilled oysters at Felix’s and beignets and coffee at Café du Monde in the morning. We always get energized by the vibe of NOLA, and our kids have decided it's one of their favorite places.


I put together this list of hotels that I recommend for overnight or short stays in New Orleans. Doublecheck before booking if you are bringing kids, as not all of these places allow them (e.g., Jazz Quarters).


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A plate lined with a dozen chargrilled oysters and a half a loaf of French bread.
Mmm. Felix's Chargrilled Oysters



Hotels Off of I-10 in French Quarter or Garden District

The following are a few hotels that are just off of I-10 and in good proximity to the action in the French Quarter. These places were handpicked because they of:

  • Desirable location

  • Charm

  • Moderate price


Inn at the Old Jail

2552 St Philip St, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Inn at the Old Jail is a unique and historic bed and breakfast located in the vibrant Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. The inn is housed in a former 19th-century prison that has been beautifully restored and converted into a charming and comfortable guesthouse.


The inn features six guest rooms, each of which is individually decorated with vintage and antique furnishings, colorful artwork, and unique accents. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with amenities like air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms.


One of the standout features of the Inn at the Old Jail is its beautiful courtyard, which is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. The courtyard features a fountain, lush greenery, and plenty of seating areas where guests can relax and soak up the atmosphere.


The inn is located within walking distance of many popular New Orleans attractions, including the French Quarter, the French Market, and the Mississippi River. The Bywater neighborhood itself is known for its colorful architecture, vibrant arts scene, and eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and shops.


Overall, the Inn at the Old Jail is a great choice for travelers who are looking for a unique and historic place to stay in New Orleans. The inn's blend of old-world charm and modern amenities makes it a comfortable and memorable place to stay in the city.



Two cable cars sit next to each other in New Orleans
Cable Cars in New Orleans

The Jazz Quarters hotel is a small boutique hotel located in the historic Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. The hotel is housed in a restored Creole townhouse that dates back to the 1800s, and it features unique decor inspired by the city's vibrant jazz scene. The hotel has just six rooms, each of which is named after a famous jazz musician and decorated with vintage instruments, music memorabilia, and other jazz-themed artwork. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with amenities like air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms with rainfall showers.

One of the standout features of the Jazz Quarters hotel is its courtyard, which is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. The courtyard features lush greenery, a fountain, and plenty of seating areas where guests can relax and soak up the atmosphere.

The hotel is located within walking distance of several popular New Orleans attractions, including the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and the Louis Armstrong Park. The Treme neighborhood itself is also a vibrant and historic area, known for its jazz clubs, soul food restaurants, and colorful Creole cottages.

Overall, the Jazz Quarters hotel is a great choice for travelers who are looking for a unique and authentic New Orleans experience in a comfortable and welcoming setting.





Hotel de la Monnaie is a historic boutique hotel located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The hotel is housed in a restored 18th-century building that was once a mint, where coins were produced for the Spanish government.

The hotel features 20 unique guest rooms, each of which is individually decorated with antique furnishings and artwork. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with amenities like air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and luxurious bathrooms with marble accents.

One of the standout features of Hotel de la Monnaie is its rooftop terrace, which offers stunning views of the French Quarter and the Mississippi River. The terrace is a great place to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the city.

The hotel is located within walking distance of many popular New Orleans attractions, including Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the French Market. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops in the surrounding area, making it a convenient and central location for exploring the city.

Overall, Hotel de la Monnaie is a great choice for travelers who are looking for a historic and unique hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. The hotel's blend of old-world charm and modern amenities makes it a comfortable and memorable place to stay in New Orleans.



Chez Palmiers Bed and Breakfast is a cozy and charming guesthouse located in the heart of the Marigny neighborhood in New Orleans. The guesthouse is housed in a restored 19th-century Creole townhouse and features unique artwork and furnishings that reflect the city's eclectic and vibrant culture.

The guesthouse has four guest rooms, each of which is decorated with vintage and antique furniture, colorful artwork, and unique accents. The rooms are comfortable and cozy, with amenities like air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms.

One of the standout features of Chez Palmiers is its lush and inviting courtyard, which is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. The courtyard is surrounded by tropical plants and features plenty of seating areas where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. The guesthouse is located within walking distance of many popular New Orleans attractions, including Frenchmen Street, the French Quarter, and the Louis Armstrong Park. The Marigny neighborhood itself is known for its lively music scene, colorful architecture, and eclectic mix of shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Overall, Chez Palmiers Bed and Breakfast is a great choice for travelers who are looking for a cozy and authentic New Orleans experience in a welcoming and unique setting. The guesthouse's blend of old-world charm and modern amenities makes it a comfortable and memorable place to stay in the city.


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