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$119 – New Orleans: 'Best New Hotel in the World' Summer Stay, Save 40%

Pontchartrain Hotel
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The Deal

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Travelzoo members get the first shot at a summer presale offer for this Garden District gem recently named one of the best new hotels in the world (Travel + Leisure).

We know NOLA has some pretty steamy summers, but on top of saving 40% over regular rates, you can stay during some of the city's biggest (non-Mardi-Gras) celebrations like the Tales of the Cocktail festival (July 18-23), Coolinary New Orleans (Aug. 1-31) and even over the Independence Day weekend. 

  • Clio King rooms for $119 per night on weekdays through summer 
  • Add parking for +$20 (reg. $30) 
  • Select weekends are also available for 30% off 

"Elegant and cool in equal measure" -- Travel + Leisure

Why We Love It

  • An iconic boutique hotel nestled in the picturesque Garden District
  • Reborn in June 2016 after a multimillion-dollar renovation
  • Famous guests have included Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Luciano Pavarotti 
  • Celebrity chef John Besh operates the hotel's four restaurants, including the famous Caribbean Room


Built in 1927, the Pontchartrain Hotel has been a New Orleans treasure for decades and has played host to both celebrities and heads of state. After serving as apartments for a number of years, the hotel has been completely restored for a new generation of Garden District guests and, in 2017,the hotel was named to Travel + Leisure's list of the Best New Hotels in the World.

Marble hallways and vaulted ceilings are an opulent nod to the hotel’s namesake, Count de Pontchartrain, a member of Louis XIV’s court. The hotel's 106 rooms, which are surprisingly spacious for a historic building, are decorated in mint and ivory tones with European- and Caribbean-style furniture. Rooms also include flat-panel TVs, Le Labo bath products, bathrobes and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Positioned on historic St. Charles Avenue, the hotel is far enough from the revelry of the French Quarter that guests can be assured of a quiet, comfortable night’s sleep. With the Josephine Street streetcar stop right outside the hotel, exploring the Big Easy is a breeze -- in a half-hour ride you can find yourself immersed in the vibrant French Quarter (or in 15 minutes by car).

The hotel's famous restaurants received a full makeover with the renovation, with all three original outlets revived by legendary New Orleans chef John Besh and his team. The Caribbean Room with its fine-dining Creole options, the Bayou Bar (reportedly a favorite of Sinatra back in the day) and the Silver Whistle Cafe all have fresh menus, though the classic Silver Whistle blueberry muffins remain. 

If you have time to visit just one spot, grab a cocktail at Hot Tin, the hotel's new rooftop bar with "the best view in town" (, where you can let your gaze wander over the downtown skyline and the Mississippi River.

From the press: 

  • "The grand dame of Crescent City lodging" -- Garden & Gun
  • "Stands out for its new old-fashioned feel" -- Times-Picayune



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs are not available but Pack and Plays are provided on request, free of charge for one child.
Extra person charge is $25 plus tax per person, per night.
Extra beds are not available.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $75 (subject to tax) per stay at check-in to allow thorough cleaning and sanitizing of the room after your departure. No pets over 50 lbs. are permitted and no more than two pets are allowed per guestroom. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $30.00 (subject to tax), per night applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Up to 40% off

$119 / night


When You Can Go

Travel June 4 - Aug. 31

100% (20 Member Ratings)

"Cleanliness: staff hospitality: superb double room"
Mar 11, 2017
san antonio, TX, United States

Getting There

The Pontchartrain Hotel is approximately 24 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in good traffic. Taxi fare is approximately $40.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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100% Positive
(20 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Pontchartrain Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness: staff hospitality: superb double room
Other Comments
Staff kind, over the top cordial and accommodating
judy Mar 11, 2017 san antonio, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room set up
Other Comments
I'd recommend using the safe in the closet as someone took my money.
Laura Jan 22, 2017 Indianapolis, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Bayou Bar and Tin Whistle Cafe.
Other Comments
This hotel "grew on us". We visit New Orleans often and usually stay in the French Quarter. We found the hotel's location a bit inconvenient for our needs, but that made us seek out new places to eat and enjoy.
Nancy Jan 15, 2017 Temple, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The people! Their customer service was exceptional and made our stay that much more enjoyable.
Other Comments
What a unique place. We loved the rooms and all the details that made you feel like you were somewhere else.
Sarah Jan 09, 2017 Graham, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
Friendly service...convenience to the trolley and old town charm
Lisa Dec 24, 2016 Sycamore, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff and location were wonderful, it is a beautifully renovated historic hotel in the Garden District. The rooftop bar, Tin Roof, has amazing views and cocktails. The Pontchartrain is right on the St. Charles streetcar line and is convenient to the Quarter, Canal Street, WWII museum, Magazine Street, Audubon Park, etc. I definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again.
Sydney Dec 13, 2016 McKinney, TX, United States
Other Comments
Add coffee to the rooms
Cindy Dec 13, 2016 Pasadena, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Watching the sunset from the Hot Tin Bar. Braekfast in the Whistle Stop was fun too.
Other Comments
Small things could be better. As soon as we got off the elevator on floor 4, the windows were dirty and not inviting to look out at New Orleans through. Ditto in the Hot Tin Bar, all of the glass table tops looked like they had been wiped with a greasy or dirty rag and put back on the tables tops. Unappealing. Also, the "valet" left A LOT to be desired. Didn't help at check-in with any bags. Had to ask them on two occasions to come get our car at streetside to park it. Once I was told, just leave it there, we'll get to it. Either give us a place to park it ourselves(which we had pre-paid for), or have a responsive valet.
Melanie Dec 13, 2016 New Orleans, United States
Enjoyed Most
Staff was really nice and courteous
Other Comments
Room was nice and clean
Christine Jul 18, 2016 Deerborn Heights, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the architecture!
Other Comments
The staff at the hotel was absolutely phenomenal!! They were very helpful and wanted to do anything to make sure you were happy. I cannot say enough good things about the hotel. Super clean rooms! Very comfortable beds! If you are into Art Deco this is the place!
Chad Jul 18, 2016 watertown, WI, United States

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