9 Favorite Places Where Locals Eat in Downtown New Orleans

9 Favorite Places Where Locals Eat in Downtown New Orleans

New Orleans’ infamous restaurant scene can be overwhelming. In fact, even individual neighborhoods are dense with so many unique, locally owned bars and restaurants that it’s hard to know where to begin! Locals have time to do the legwork — some...
An Intertwined History: Hotel Monteleone and Mardi Gras

An Intertwined History: Hotel Monteleone and Mardi Gras

Hotel Monteleone’s rich history starts in Sicily, Italy. We’ve found over the years that our own hotel’s history has coincided with the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. A Bold Start Our founder, Antonio Monteleone, moved from Sicily, Italy during the 1880s....
What to Experience on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

What to Experience on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

Many people believe the best day to experience Mardi Gras in its truest form is, well, Mardi Gras day! Not only do two of New Orleans’ most iconic parades roll that morning, but the French Quarter transforms into an all-day Carnival block party filled with elaborately...
5 Romantic Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

5 Romantic Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

What could be more romantic than whisking your sweetheart away for Valentine’s Day to a weekend in New Orleans, one of the most magical cities in the country? New Orleans is built for love and romance. Amidst historic French Quarter streets, the Hotel Monteleone...
Plan for Parades with Our Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Plan for Parades with Our Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras only lasts a day (Tuesday, February 13, 2018), but Carnival season spans weeks, giving our hotel guests ample opportunities to check out a parade or two (or three). We’ve put together a Mardi Gras parade schedule for the whole season of parades rolling in...
Eat Cake For a Cause at King Cake Festival

Eat Cake For a Cause at King Cake Festival

It’s not healthy to eat king cake — but it is good for you! How, you ask? Well, when you eat king cake at the annual King Cake Festival, proceeds from each and every slice benefit children and babies at Ochsner Hospital. So, put your healthy New Year’s...