New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the greatest cities in the United States. The city is known for its culture, festivals, cuisine, and nightlife. New Orleans is a favorite destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties, friend groups, and music lovers. The city even has a dark side that visitors love to explore, through things like ghost and vampire tours. Regardless of what you choose to visit New Orleans for, you’re sure to fall in love with this city. One of your first steps to visiting will be finding out where to stay, so you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to find out the absolute best Airbnbs in New Orleans, Louisiana.
How to Get to New Orleans
New Orleans is the most popular city in Louisiana and it’s super easy to get to. If you’re from somewhere in the Southeastern part of the United States or you’re planning an epic USA road trip, it makes a perfect stop along the way!
If you’re coming from further away, you’ll want to book a flight to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (airport code: MSY). The airport is only about 20 minutes outside of the city center, making it super easy to get from the airport to your Airbnb in New Orleans.
How to Get Around New Orleans
New Orleans is a fairly easy city to get around. Depending on how far outside of the city you are, you may not need to rent a car. If you’re staying right in the heart of the city, you can easily walk around places like the French Quarter. You can ride New Orleans’ famous street cars to get to outer parts of the city or use the other public transportation available.
If you’re visiting on a road trip or want to rent a car, try to stay at one of the Airbnbs that offer free parking or are a bit further outside of the city. You’ll end up saving quite a bit of money by not having to pay for parking and can always reach the center part of the city via Uber or public transit.
The Best Airbnbs in New Orleans, Louisiana
Staying in an Airbnb in New Orleans is an incredible way to visit the city. You’ll undoubtedly feel like a local and get to experience the city from a different perspective. The Airbnb options within New Orleans are really affordable, which is an added bonus. If you’re traveling in a larger group, opting for an Airbnb versus a hotel will allow you to all stay together instead of separated in different hotel rooms.
There are so many options for Airbnbs in New Orleans, but I’ve handpicked some of the best options. And don’t forget, you can get $65 off your Airbnb in New Orleans by using this link here!
This historical home is in the heart of the Mid-City neighborhood in New Orleans. It’s within a 20-minute walk to the locations of several different festivals in New Orleans, like Jazz Festival and Voodoo Fest. This Airbnb is also within walking distance of some incredible restaurants!
The Mid-City Hideaway is perfect for a few friends traveling together as it has 2 bedrooms to sleep a total of 4 guests. There are tons of amenities available for you, from a dishwasher and a full kitchen to a washer/dryer and free parking.
To add to all that, this place is part of the Airbnb Plus program, meaning it’s one of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans and it has been verified for quality.
Renovated Marigny Home
This beautifully renovated shotgun-style home is located in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. It’s a short one block away from the French Quarter, so you can’t get much better of a location! Despite its renovations, you’ll still get that old New Orleans feel through the exposed bricks, gorgeous chandelier, and charming decor.
You can easily travel around New Orleans while staying at this Airbnb with a streetcar line only one block away. This Airbnb is within a short walking distance of dozens of restaurants, bars, and other tourist destinations.
This is one of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans if you’re looking to be close to the action, but far enough away that you don’t have to be right in the action.
Elegant Flat in the Historic Lower Garden District
This Victorian apartment dates back to 1875, giving it that authentic New Orleans feel. It has 12-foot ceilings and tons of natural light, with its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Also part of the Airbnb Plus program, this Airbnb has extra special amenities like memory foam mattresses, smart TVs, and room-darkening shades.
It’s located in New Orlean’s Garden District, which is super laid back and one of the best areas in the whole city. The Garden District has more of a suburb feel compared to a normal city neighborhood. Because of how spread out this area is, there’s plenty of free parking available if you have a car!
Maison Laharpe, Historic Tremé Creole Cottage
Maison Laharpe is easily one of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans, Louisiana. Not only is it beautifully decorated, but it’s really spacious and can sleep up to 4 people at a time. It’s located in Seventh Ward/Tremé, which is a traditional Creole neighborhood in New Orleans.
Spend your mornings in the cozy backyard or set up a backyard picnic to enjoy in the afternoons. This Airbnb has a full kitchen so you can learn to cook Creole food or anything your heart desires!
As an added bonus, this Airbnb has a free parking spot on the property making it the perfect Airbnb if you have a car with you!
1820s Victorian Apartment Steps from Bourbon Street
This Airbnb is incredibly unique – it’s a mansion from the 1820s that has since been converted into separate apartment units. You’ll get a true historic feel staying in this Airbnb in New Orleans!
One of the best things about this Airbnb is how close it is to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Within minutes, you can be right in the middle of all the action in New Orlean’s famous French Quarter. This apartment is appointed with a balcony to give you views of the courtyard and the New Orleans skyline.
While this Airbnb can hold up to 5 people, it’s most comfortably suited for a couple or two people traveling together.
Bywater Guest House
Bywater Guest House is a colorful and vibrant Creole-style cottage nestled in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, located only a few blocks away from the Mississippi River. This Airbnb fits right into this neighborhood as it’s known for its brightly colored architecture.
If the quiet neighborhood life isn’t enough, you can escape the city life over to the Crescent Park Trail, just blocks away and on the banks of the Mississippi. Make sure to stop by Elizabeth’s, a local breakfast spot, if you stay here – you won’t regret it!
This Airbnb is fully stacked with amenities – you’ll have access to a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, a dishwasher, WiFi, and more!
Loft in the Heart of French Quarter
This 1830s home was turned into luxury historic lofts in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Despite its incredible upgrades, you’ll still feel like you’re living within the original build with the antique metal, chandelier, and original brick wall.
This Airbnb is one of the best in New Orleans for a family or a group of friends. The bedroom has a Queen bed, bunk beds, and a sofa bed to comfortably sleep 4 people.
You’ll be staying in the perfect location, right in the heart of the French Quarter. Walk right out the door of this Airbnb right into all the action in New Orleans!
Modern Victorian with Old World Charm and Private Garden
Experience some old world charm at this Airbnb in New Orleans. The entire place is adorned with 14-foot ceilings, fireplaces, and hardwood floors. This Airbnb is located in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, right along the banks of the Mississippi River.
This Airbnb comfortably sleeps 4 guests in its 2 bedrooms – one with a Queen bed and the other with bunk beds. You’ll be able to cook your own meals in the full kitchen and enjoy them outside in the backyard on a sunny day. This place also has a washer/dryer, dishwasher, and coffee maker to make life easier!
You’ll be super close to the heart of New Orleans in this Airbnb as the Bywater neighborhood is adjacent to the French Quarter!
Chic Bohemian Guest Suite
This renovated 100-year old shotgun home is one of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans. You’ll feel like you’re a local in New Orleans staying in this rustic home with exposed brick walls and pops of color.
Staying in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans is the perfect spot – it’s a quiet neighborhood, but still only blocks away from the French Quarter if you want to jump in on the fun.
This Airbnb is best suited for a couple or two friends traveling together as it’s nice and cozy and stocked with amenities!
Bourbon Street Upscale Penthouse
This elegant penthouse is on the top floor of a historic home from the 1830s located right in the French Quarter, easily making it one of New Orleans’ top Airbnbs. It still has touches of the original home, but with modern furnishings.
This Airbnb is the perfect spot for a group traveling together, as this penthouse can sleep 8 guests. It’s about 10 minutes away from the action in the French Quarter, but distant enough that you can have a quiet escape.
Make sure to take some time to relax in the beautiful courtyard you can access while staying at this Airbnb!
Bywater Beauty Guesthouse
This Bywater Beauty Guesthouse is located in – you guessed it – the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans! It’s only a 20-minute walk away from the French Quarter and even closer to lots of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and galleries.
Bywater Beauty very spaciously sleeps 2 people. It has a Queen bed and a futon if you’d prefer to have your own sleeping spaces. This Airbnb has a full kitchen, a giant living area, and a small porch area.
This Airbnb is a typical shotgun-style home that’s 125 years old, with 12-foot high ceilings, wooden floors, and lots of natural light!
Garden Studio with Private Patio Close to Audubon Park
This Garden Studio is a bit outside the city center of New Orleans, but don’t let that stray you away! It’s situated between Audubon Park and the Freret neighborhood, so it’s right near a bunch of restaurants, bars, and shops.
The living area is super open, despite being a studio, due to the lofted bed area. The loft has a double bed, but this place sleeps 3 people as the sofa also turns into a bed. This Airbnb comes with all the comforts of home, like a washer/dryer, WiFi, TV, and coffee maker.
Despite being a little bit outside of the heart of the city, you can jump on a streetcar just a few blocks from this Airbnb and be in the city in no time!
Stylish Bywater/Marigny Home
Experience the best of New Orleans in this refurbished 160-year old cottage in the Bywater/Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. This Airbnb makes it on the list of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans due to its excellent design and its proximity to the highlights in New Orleans.
The high ceilings and gorgeous archways let in lots of natural light and open up the space so much. There are tons of amenities, such as Netflix, a full kitchen, a washer/dryer, and all the essentials.
On top of all the amenities included in this Airbnb, you’ll have access to two free bikes to use during your stay to make getting around the city easier than ever!
This historic 1850s townhome is the perfect Airbnb in New Orleans! It oozes rustic charm with all the exposed brick and hardwood flooring. It’s located equidistant between the French Quarter and Garden District, giving you great access to both areas.
Couples will be most suited here as it’s a cozy location and has 1 king bed. This Airbnb also has a washer/dryer, a laptop-friendly workspace, and a full kitchen with all the cooking basics.
Only a few blocks away from one of the main streetcar lines, this Airbnb is perfect to allow you to explore all over New Orleans!
Casita Gentilly is part of a historic double shotgun-style home built in the 1900s, but recently restored while still keeping its historic charm. This is one of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans because it’s located right across the street from the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course, which is the home of New Orleans’ famous Jazz Fest.
By staying in this Airbnb, you’ll have access to your entire studio suite. You’ll also have access to two bicycles with locks to allow easy access around the city. The French Quarter is only about a 10-minute bike ride away.
This Airbnb is stocked full of amenities, including a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, smart TVs, and more!
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