Thanks to its iconic nightlife, festive spirit, and deep-seated multiculturalism, most travelers need no introduction to the city of New Orleans. When planning a trip to the Big Easy, many will jump straight to looking up hotels or vacation rentals in New Orleans’ French Quarter. But if you do that, you might miss out on all the incredible New Orleans Airbnbs around the historic center of the city.
To make sure this list contains only the best Airbnbs in New Orleans, we’ve only considered properties with Airbnb superhosts – owners with strong track records of excellent guest reviews. Most of them are also members of Airbnb Plus, an even more exclusive program, which means the company has inspected the properties in person to guarantee their quality.
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Renovated Marigny Home Next to French Quarter
If you’re seeking vacation apartments for rent in New Orleans, it’ll be hard to pass up this beautifully renovated home. Located in Marigny, one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods, this Airbnb Plus is one block from the French Quarter and close to everything you could need.
The apartment occupies the ground floor of a historic shotgun home and enjoys tastefully restrained decor. Wooden floorboards and exposed brick speak to its past, but it also feels fresh and new. While only meant for one or two guests, the Airbnb provides plenty of space. There’s a cozy living room and dining area by the kitchen to go with the bedroom, which features a four-poster queen bed.
The kitchen has a stove, oven, fridge, and microwave, providing everything you’ll need to self-cater. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and a quiet backyard patio.
Chic Bohemian Guest Suite Close to French Quarter
If you’re looking for the best Airbnb rentals in New Orleans, you can’t miss this chic guesthouse. Located just blocks from Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter in the quiet neighborhood of Marigny, it offers the perfect base for exploring New Orleans.
This Airbnb Plus goes all out with its French-influenced, boho-chic decor. With its vinyl player and colorful sofa, the living room perfectly sums up New Orleans’ character. You’ll also find this playful style all around the suite’s bedroom, including the queen bed. It’s only when you step out onto the back patio that the theme dials back a bit.
But the suite definitely doesn’t put style over substance. It offers both old-fashioned and modern amenities, like the combination of a fireplace and air conditioning in the bedroom. You also get a laundry room and a full kitchen with an oven, stove, fridge, and microwave for all your cooking needs. Then there are the standard modern conveniences, including Wi-Fi, a smart TV, and self-check-in.
Bright, Modern Loft by Bourbon Street
As a modern loft rental within the historic center of New Orleans, this Airbnb Plus is a rare find. Its Central Business District location is conveniently close to the French Quarter, along with plenty of bars and restaurants.
One of the more distinctive Airbnbs in New Orleans, this bright and contemporary loft takes an interesting approach to creative spaces. Rather than a studio layout, it features semitransparent screens that separate the bedroom from the rest of the loft. The sleeping area provides a plush queen bed, with a full bathroom off the side like an en suite. On the other side of the screens, you’ll find the living room, a breakfast table, and the kitchen, which includes a stove, oven, microwave, and fridge.
One of the benefits of staying here is the communal amenities of the building, including a gym and a laundry room. There are in-room amenities too, of course, such as Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioning.
Elegant Condo Near Bourbon Street
Staying in New Orleans couldn’t be more convenient with fantastic options like this chic condo in the Central Business District. You’ll be just a few blocks from the French Quarter and many of the city’s top restaurants and bars.
Stepping inside this upscale Airbnb Plus, you’ll notice its sophisticated, neutral decor that makes it work for all manner of guests. Rather than being flashy, the condo takes a more reliable, pared-back approach. It offers a king bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed out in the living area, meaning it can sleep up to four. In keeping with the rest of the condo, the kitchen is practical and modern, complete with a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher.
One thing that sets this condo apart from other vacation rentals in New Orleans is its accessibility. With an elevator to reach it and no steps at the building entrance or in the condo, it’s a great choice for those with accessibility concerns. Other benefits include Wi-Fi, a smart TV, air conditioning, and a private washer and dryer.
Treme Shotgun Home Near French Quarter
Families or friend groups after a bit more space should check out this house rental in New Orleans. After all, why rent two apartments when everyone can stay together in this one? Its three bedrooms – two with queen beds and one with twin singles – can comfortably accommodate up to six people. You can even bring pets if you like.
This Victorian-era shotgun home is in the oldest part of the famous Treme neighborhood, just four blocks from the French Quarter and all it has to offer. It’s also beautiful inside and out. When you see its old-fashioned front porch and big shutters, you’re bound to fall at least a little in love.
With up to six people staying, it’s a good thing that this house is well designed for such groups. You can hang out in the relaxed living room and eat your meals around the big table in the kitchen, which features a stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Amenities like the laundry room, Wi-Fi, smart TV, air conditioning, and free parking also help with long stays.
Charming Historic Guest Suite in Marigny
In your search for the best New Orleans Airbnbs, you’ll definitely want to consider this fantastic guest suite. Found near the Cajun bistros and jazz clubs of Frenchmen Street in the Marigny neighborhood, this Airbnb Plus is in an ideal spot for sightseeing.
Set on the second floor of a historic Victorian home, this guest suite has been renovated to feel modern while still honoring its past. Quite impressively, it can sleep up to eight people, making it an excellent option for large groups and families. There are two queen beds and a sofa bed in the bedroom, plus another sofa bed down in the living room. Your group can spend time together in the large living room or out in the tranquil communal courtyard.
Perhaps the only downside to this Airbnb Plus is that it lacks a kitchen, with only coffee-making supplies available. But it does have other convenient amenities, including several smart TVs, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi.
Renovated 1830s Apartment for Big Groups
Another Airbnb Plus that’s perfect for large groups is this expansive serviced apartment. It’s inside a renovated building from the 1830s in the Central Business District, giving you the benefits of an Airbnb in the French Quarter of New Orleans without the noise.
The apartment is clearly designed for large groups. With four bedrooms, each featuring a king bed and en suite bathroom, everyone gets their own space. Adding in the living room’s huge corner sofa and dining table, the apartment can host up to 10 people comfortably. There’s also plenty of space outside in the building’s common areas.
Another benefit of the apartment is the fully modern kitchen, complete with stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. You also get multiple cable TVs, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and room-darkening shades. Then there are all the amenities you’ll share with the other units, including a swimming pool and hot tub, cabanas, and a laundry room. There aren’t many Airbnbs in New Orleans with a pool, making this one even more special.
Beautiful Frenchmen Street Condo
Finding a short-term apartment rental in New Orleans that feels like home can make a trip much easier, which is why this Airbnb Plus is such a great pick. It puts you right on Frenchmen Street in Marigny, letting you easily walk to the famous music venues, bars, and restaurants in this part of town.
This two-bedroom condo is best for a small family or a pair of couples traveling together. Each bedroom has a queen bed and its own en suite bathroom, providing a little privacy between guests. The bathrooms even have soaking tubs to help you relax on your trip. As for common spaces, you have a cheery living room and a full gourmet kitchen in the apartment, not to mention the pretty courtyard behind this historic residence.
Thanks to the stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher in the kitchen, you have the choice of trying local restaurants or staying in for meals. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a smart TV, air conditioning, the option to check yourselves in, and free on-site parking.
Treme Guesthouse Next to French Quarter
If you don’t need that much space, this distinctly New Orleans guesthouse is a nice option. You’ll really be able to experience the spirit of New Orleans here in the friendly neighborhood of Treme, a few blocks from Bourbon Street and only half a block from the French Quarter.
Sitting out in the lush garden behind superhost Bret’s home, this guesthouse is entirely private and self-sufficient. The living room and kitchen are on the main floor, and up a small spiral staircase are the bedroom and bathroom. With just the one king bed, it’s best for couples or solo travelers, but there’s little chance you’ll feel cooped up. If you do, just head out onto your private patio or into the shared courtyard, both surrounded by greenery.
The kitchen has a full suite of appliances, including a dishwasher, so cooking meals here shouldn’t be a problem. Other amenities include a TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, luggage drop-off, and access to laundry facilities.
Historic Home Near French Quarter
Recently remodeled to add even more modern luxuries, this old-world home is the perfect New Orleans Airbnb for a luxurious getaway.
With three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, the rental can accommodate up to six guests. The entire home is decorated with gorgeous furniture, historic pine floors, and elegant chandeliers. The sunny living area includes a dedicated workspace and a smart TV, while the modern full kitchen features stainless steel appliances and marble accents. You’ll also have access to a private backyard and a porch with stunning views of the Mississippi River.
This charming Airbnb is in the family-friendly neighborhood of Algiers Point, surrounded by shops, bars, and restaurants. It’s also just one block away from the Canal Street Ferry, which will take you directly to the exciting attractions of the French Quarter.
Beautiful Bywater Guesthouse
Relaxed, full of light, and thoughtfully styled, this is one of the best values you’ll find on Airbnbs in New Orleans. It’s right on the border between the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods, an eclectic area that offers easy access to the French Quarter while having plenty to boast about on its own.
At roughly 125 years old, the house has quite a bit of history behind it, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it from looking inside. Set up like a studio apartment, this Airbnb for two separates the bedroom from the living area with curtains. That privacy option is useful, as the suite features a queen bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room, meaning you and your travel companion don’t necessarily need to share.
Besides a nice sofa and coffee table, the living space includes a dining table and a kitchenette with a stove, refrigerator, and microwave. You’ll also enjoy free street parking, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a TV with Netflix and Hulu.
Renovated Victorian House in Bywater
For a classic New Orleans home, look no further than this beautifully renovated house. You’ll be staying in the hip neighborhood of Bywater, surrounded by restaurants and bars.
This Airbnb Plus is an absolute delight, largely thanks to its chic, light-filled interior. While it’s mostly an open layout, the bedroom (featuring a pillow-top queen bed) is tucked away on its own. Off the bedroom is an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Of course, there’s also a living room, which boasts a fireplace and a smart TV for a quiet evening in, and a front porch where you can sit and enjoy your Bywater surroundings.
Restaurants abound in this part of New Orleans, but in case you want to cook, you have a full kitchen with a dishwasher at your disposal. If you’re staying for more than a weekend, you’ll be glad to hear the Airbnb also has its own washer and dryer, not to mention Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
Bywater Cottage With Tranquil Courtyard
Few Airbnbs are quite as cheery and colorful as this cottage, making it a fun pick for your vacation. It’s another Airbnb Plus in the Bywater Historic District, which you’ll enjoy for its dining and entertainment, as well as its proximity to the French Quarter.
The guesthouse offers just the one queen bed, so it’s best for couples and solo travelers. A travel crib is available, though, so it’s a good option for parents with a baby. The bedroom, like the rest of the guesthouse, has vibrant and modern decor to brighten up your time here. It also helps that the cottage looks out on a lush and peaceful shared courtyard, where you can sit with a coffee and take it easy.
To make the cottage even more inviting, superhost Stephanie has kitted it out with useful features. The full kitchen includes an oven, stove, fridge, and dishwasher, and you get a laundry room. Of course, there’s also air conditioning, a smart TV with cable, and Wi-Fi.
Private Cottage in Charming Neighborhood
Another luxurious Airbnb Plus with a great location, this quaint cottage makes the perfect vacation rental for solo travelers and couples.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is characterized by antique furniture and eclectic artwork, while the white finishes and large windows make the interior bright and sunny. There is plenty of common space where you can entertain friends or just hang out, including a large living area, a private porch, and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a dining table. The bedroom is decorated with unique local artwork, includes ample storage space, and has a luxurious en suite bathroom. Other amenities include a dishwasher and an in-unit washer and dryer.
This convenient New Orleans Airbnb is centrally located in the Irish Channel neighborhood, offering easy access to museums, art galleries, restaurants, and live music venues.
Library Room in Historic Garden District Mansion
If you don’t need a complete home to yourself, this room rental in New Orleans is perfect. It’s part of the Parks-Bowman Mansion in the pleasant Garden District southeast of the historic center, which makes a nice change of pace from the bustling French Quarter and Bourbon Street.
This room is in the breathtaking apartment of superhost Adrienne, which is full of grand furniture, exquisite artwork, and fascinating odds and ends. Your private room is called “The Library” for its incredible bookshelves. Besides its remarkable decor, the room offers a queen bed for two, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, cable TV, and a minifridge. You also have a private en suite bathroom and a great little porch for sitting.
You’ll have access to the shared dining and living rooms, but not the kitchen, unfortunately (except to get coffee). The best shared space you can use is the heated outdoor swimming pool, which is open all year.
Hopefully, you now see how much variety this historic city offers in places to stay. While it has plenty of great hotels as well, few can compete with the sort of experiences you get from Airbnbs in New Orleans.
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