Maison de la Luz

Maison de la Luz, Luxury Hotel

Here is a handy reference guide to our short list of ‘go-to’s. Keep this link handy; we will continue to edit this list.


Hyatt Regency – Closest hotel to the Superdome; this monstrous hotel is a popular spot for conferences & conventions as well.
Maison de la Luz – Exclusive luxury hotel in the Central Business District
Hotel Fontenot – A Kimpton Property, 4 Star hotel in the CBD
Windsor Court – Classic, locally owned, New Orleans all-suite property downtown
Four Seasons New Orleans – Brand new luxury hotel on the Mississippi
Omni Royal Orleans – Large Omni hotel in the heart of the French Quarter
The Chloe – Boutique, uptown hotel on St. Charles Avenue

Bouligny Tavern – A great little cocktail bar with tasty appetizers
Bar Marilou – Maison de la Luz’s gorgeous cocktail bar
Double Dealer Speakeasy – Basement speakeasy under the Orpheum Theatre with live jazz
Delachaise Wine Bar – A sweet wine bar on St. Charles Avenue + great food
The Columns – Historic old hotel, with a large bar patio overlooking St. Charles Avenue

Cafe du Monde – Legendary coffee shop for chicory coffee and beignets. Pro tip – go to the line at the back of the restaurant for a grab & go option, where the line is much shorter
French Truck Coffee – Locally owned coffee chain, serving tasty coffee & casual breakfast
Hivolt – Tiny coffee spot with terrific, healthy, breakfast options
Coast Roast – Great coffee on Magazine
Alma’s – Fantastic little Honduran breakfast restaurant with huge portions

Clancy’s – Our favorite upscale, white tablecloth, neighborhood restaurant
Peche – Serving some of the best fresh & raw seafood in the city
Jewel of the South – Lovely little restaurant with fantastic food & cocktails to match.
N7 – Magical & delicious restaurant in the Marigny
Paladar 511 – Great spot for inventive pasta dishes
Herbsaint – Arguably some of the best gumbo in the city
Osteria Lupo – Another Italian favorite of our, located on Magazine

Parkway Tavern – Poboys
Pho Tau Bay – Vietnamese
Budsi’s – Thai food
St. James Cheese Shop – Cheese, and an impressive array of inventive salads & sandwiches

Dirty Coast – Locally owned gift shop for all things New Orleans
Fifi Mahony’s – Fabulously decorated custom wigs and other costume accoutrements in the French Quarter
Zele – Local artisans display their wares in this collective space on Magazine Street
Hazelnut – Owned by famed actor, Bryan Batt, this lovely little spot is a great place to pick up a cheeky gift
New Orleans Historic Collection Museum Shop – A free, boutique museum shop selling locally made items from artisans around the city & state

The Ogden Museum – Museum featuring southern artists
Sazerac House – 3-story wondrous museum dedicated to the Sazerac cocktail
New Orleans Historic Collection Museum – French Quarter museum focused on the history of the city
City Park – Vast green space, minutes from downtown. Includes NOMA, a sculpture garden, mini golf, and a children’s activity area
The Children’s Museum – Newly relocated from the CBD; this is a great spot to bring the kids on a rainy day