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International House Hotel, New Orleans

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New Orleans is home to Mardi Gras, gumbo, and an endless supply of southern hospitality. If your travels bring you to Crescent City for a long weekend away from home, a family vacation, or a solo getaway to explore the city, then you're in luck.

The International House Hotel is one of the best properties in New Orleans. Its central downtown location puts you within easy walking distance of most of the major tourist destinations -- and it's just a short trolly ride away from many other places to explore. Plus, the calm, quiet, and spacious guest rooms offer a reprieve from the party going on just a few blocks away on Bourbon Street.  

It's All in the Details

Read our full review of International House Hotel property below. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of International House Hotel 

The International House Hotel was built in 1906 and was originally the Canal Louisiana Bank and Trust. In 1998, after more than 90 years as a bank and other entities, the building became New Orleans' first boutique hotel.

From the moment you walk up to the entryway and into the lobby, you're greeted with southern charm. The whitewashed exterior leads you into a white lobby with towering columns, stone tile floors, and a welcome desk that glows with warm lighting. The cozy guest rooms are warm and inviting with plush bedding, a tufted headboard, and small sitting areas that look out over the city or garden.  

The Vibe at the International House Hotel 

Southern charm and high-end touches are what you'll get at International House Hotel. The hotel has a lovely lobby where you can people watch and enjoy conversation with companions or new friends. After a day out in the city, head to the on-site cocktail bar, Loa, where the bartenders whips up classic cocktails with a modern twist. One popular pick is the Cicada (aptly named after those pesky bugs you may hear chirping at night in the city), featuring crème de cacao, crème de menthe, garden cucumber, and white pepper. 

Who Will Love International House Hotel

Leisure travelers will enjoy International House Hotel due to its central locale, which puts you close to major attractions. If you don't feel like walking, hop aboard the streetcar to whiz around the city.

Who Might Not Love International House Hotel

Those looking for a hotel that has ample on-site activities and amenities such as a pool or outdoor lounge should look elsewhere for accommodations. The International House Hotel caters mainly to leisure travelers who will be spending most of their time out and about in the city. 

Best Amenity at International House Hotel

The property's prime location is the best amenity, hands down. The International House Hotel is just two blocks in either direction from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter and the historic charm of the Central Business District. 

Money Matters 

What's Included at International House Hotel 

Included with your stay at the International House Hotel is complimentary wifi and access to the on-site fitness center. 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at the International House Hotel

Typical hotel fees and taxes should be expected here. If you're planning on parking, be prepared to pay a $42 nightly fee for valet.

How to Get a Deal at International House Hotel

Getting a deal at International House Hotel can be a challenge; however, it's not entirely impossible. Book directly with the hotel to save up to 15% on stays (plus free welcome cocktails). AAA and AARP members can score up to 10% off their room rates, while active and retired military personnel receive 20% off.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of International House Hotel

Plenty of restaurants and activities are within easy walking distance of the property. N7 (a bar and bistro hidden behind a barely noticeable marked gate), Cane and Table (a tiki-themed cocktail bar), and the Crescent City Farmers Market (which offers everything from ice pops to fresh produce) are just a few of our favorite.

Nearest Airport to International House Hotel

The nearest airport to the International House Hotel is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), which is about 20 minutes away. 

The Bottom Line

The International House Hotel is a boutique hotel that leisure travelers will enjoy as they explore all that New Orleans has to offer. Hotel Size

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It's All in the Details