The exterior of the Hotel Royal on Royal Street near Bourbon Street in New Orleans' French Quarter.

WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS’ HISTORIC HOTEL ROYAL

BOOK A ROOM OR SUITE AT OUR HISTORIC HOTEL ROYAL ON NEW ORLEANS’ ROYAL STREET, WHERE HISTORY AND CULTURE COEXIST

Like the street it lives on, Hotel Royal is laced with New Orleans history. Our historic hotel’s life began in 1784 at New Orleans’ 1006 Rue Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street in the historic French Quarter. In the 1830s, a private Creole townhouse was built on the historic Royal Street property in New Orleans. From a historic Creole townhouse to a public laundromat, the New Orleans property at 1006 Rue Royal Street had many functions before opening its doors as a historic hotel in the 1960s.

The J Collection’s recent restoration of the historic property in 2011 established 1006 Rue Royal Street as the Hotel Royal, now a premier New Orleans French Quarter destination with charming iron balconies and courtyards. Since the property opened its doors as the historic Hotel Royal, it has invited New Orleans visitors to explore the historic French Quarter’s antique shops, art galleries, and Creole dining on Royal Street, with Bourbon Street’s spry allure one block away.  

A fountain in the brick courtyard at the Hotel Royal on Royal Street near Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

THE HISTORY OF 1006 RUE ROYAL STREET AND HOTEL ROYAL IN NEW ORLEANS

HOW NEW ORLEANS’ HISTORIC HOTEL ROYAL EVOLVED FROM A CREOLE TOWNHOUSE TO A PROMINENT FRENCH QUARTER HOTEL ON ROYAL STREET

Our historic New Orleans hotel’s story begins on May 12, 1784, with the first recorded transaction of 1006 Rue Royal Street, one block from the historic French Quarter’s Bourbon Street, where the Hotel Royal currently resides. Francisco Landreaux filed a claim for part of his mother’s historic New Orleans estate, including 1006 Rue Royal Street. At that time, the estimated worth of the historic New Orleans property on Royal Street was 3,000 pesos, the equivalent of about $180 today.

Construction on the New Orleans Royal Street property didn’t begin until the early 1800s when the historic Creole townhouse was built. According to the Historic New Orleans Collection’s records, Honore Landreaux acquired the historic property at 1006 Rue Royal Street and commissioned Correjoiles and Chaigneau to design a Creole townhouse on the site between 1827 and 1833. Landreaux enjoyed the Royal Street property as a private residence until the 1940s when part of the historic New Orleans residence was transformed into a public laundromat.

By the 1960s, tourism was a growing business in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, especially on Royal Street. The historic structure at 1006 Rue Royal Street was renovated into the Nobel Arms Inn Hotel, providing tourists and locals with New Orleans hotel rooms and suites in the heart of the historic French Quarter. By 1984, New Orleans’ historic Nobel Arms Inn Hotel on Royal Street was renowned by many, landing itself a feature in the World’s Fair’s accommodations directory.

In 2001, New Orleans architect and interior designer Lee Ledbetter coordinated a $500,000 restoration of the historic hotel on Royal Street. This renovation included adding a restaurant space and local art as decor throughout the historic New Orleans hotel on Royal Street. As the years passed, the historic New Orleans hotel took on various names and ownerships. Eventually, New Orleans entrepreneur Joe Jager bought the historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street from Sidney Torres, a local real estate developer, and added it to his group of hotels called the J Collection.

New Orleans’ historic Hotel Royal underwent extensive renovations in 2011, adding modern amenities to each hotel room and suite and preserving the Royal Street building’s historic laced iron balconies and French Quarter courtyards. Interestingly, despite several renovations and upgrades, due to its original structure and history, New Orleans’ Hotel Royal has no elevators.

Today, the historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street remains a prominent part of the J Collection’s group of independent and branded hotels, which has destinations throughout New Orleans, Kenner, and White Castle, Louisiana, as well as Flowood and Natchez, Mississippi. Each historic hotel offers guests a memorable stay with modern amenities and unparalleled hospitality.

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THE HISTORY OF ROYAL STREET IN NEW ORLEANS’ FRENCH QUARTER

ROYAL STREET IS THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING AND DINING DESTINATION IN NEW ORLEANS, LACED WITH HISTORY AND INDULGENCE

Royal Street, where our historic Hotel Royal resides, is one of the most historic streets in New Orleans, dating back to the early 18th century. In its early life, Royal Street was considered one of the most prestigious locations in New Orleans. Wealthy merchants, business travelers, and aristocrats often frequented Royal Street in the historic French Quarter for its New Orleans-style luxuries and hotels. By the 19th century, Royal Street was a well-known destination for history, business, and shopping in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.

Bound by Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue, the historic Royal Street runs parallel to Bourbon Street through New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Lower Ninth Ward. The historic Hotel Royal, on 1006 Rue Royal Street in New Orleans, places guests near the 700 and 800 blocks of Royal Street, where antique shops, art galleries, hotels, and fine dining thrive. Many even consider New Orleans’ historic Royal Street one of the world’s most expensive places to shop. New Orleans’ historic Royal Street started as one of the finest clusters of restaurants, shops, hotels, galleries, and architecture in the United States. That reputation never faded, and Royal Street remains the ultimate historic antique shopping, art gallery browsing, and fine dining destination in New Orleans.

A mule-drawn carriage and French Quarter building with balconies near the Hotel Royal on Royal Street near Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

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ROOMS

New Orleans’ Hotel Royal, a historic Creole townhouse, delivers old-world hotel rooms and suites on Royal Street, the French Quarter’s beloved shopping and dining destination. While staying at our historic New Orleans hotel, guests can indulge in Royal Street’s antique shopping, art galleries, and fine dining or celebrate on Bourbon Street, one block away. Our on-site parking amenity allows all guests to stay a while or take a day trip outside the New Orleans area. The Hotel Royal offers guests 24-hour concierge service, non-smoking rooms, security-monitored common areas, French Quarter courtyards, and rooms with balcony access. All of our New Orleans hotel rooms and suites have luxury amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room beverages, hair dryers, and in-room safes.

CORPORATE

New Orleans’ Hotel Royal, a revitalized Creole townhouse on Royal Street, has all the amenities corporate business travelers could ever need during their stay in the French Quarter. The Hotel Royal lives on Royal Street, New Orleans’ favorite shopping and dining destination, allowing corporate business guests to work and explore the art, history, and food of the French Quarter a short walk away from their hotel rooms and suites. One block away, New Orleans’ Bourbon Street beckons corporate guests to let loose after a long business day. The historic Hotel Royal is a short drive from New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, making it a convenient location for corporate business travelers.

BOOK YOUR STAY NOW

Unwind and indulge at New Orleans’ historic Creole townhouse, the Hotel Royal, where Royal Street’s shopping and dining await and Bourbon Street’s bars entertain. Our accommodations provide hotel guests with a blend of French Quarter history, courtyard peace, retail therapy, and New Orleans dining, guaranteeing an unforgettable New Orleans stay. Whether planning an antique shopping spree on Royal Street, an entertaining corporate business trip, or a historic New Orleans affair, the Hotel Royal, conveniently located one block from Bourbon Street, is superior for a classic New Orleans experience. Book a visit to New Orleans’ Hotel Royal on Royal Street today.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • GALLIER HOUSE
  • PAPIER PLUME
  • BRENNAN’S
  • CAFE AMELIE
  • MOLLY’S AT THE MARKET
  • CROISSANT D’OR PATISSERIE
  • MANOLITO
  • THE COURT OF TWO SISTERS
  • HENDERSON GALLERY

FAQS

New Orleans’ landmark Hotel Royal places guests in the center of Royal Street, an antique shopping, Creole dining, and art gallery destination. One block away, on Bourbon Street, hotel guests can experience historic bars and New Orleans’ iconic nightlife. Historic landmarks like Café du Monde and Jackson Square are just steps away from the Hotel Royal’s rooms and suites. Our hotel accommodations include luxury in-room amenities, courtyard common areas, and on-site parking.

Our historic hotel on Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, provides 24-hour concierge service, on-site parking, non-smoking rooms, security-monitored common areas, French Quarter balconies, and courtyards with fountains. New Orleans hotel guests will appreciate modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room beverages, safes, and hair dryers. 

Our historic New Orleans hotel is on Royal Street, the French Quarter’s premier antique shopping, art gallery, and Creole dining destination. Some of our hotel rooms and suites offer iconic New Orleans French Quarter balcony views, while rooms and suites without balconies feature windows overlooking the historic French Quarter, Royal Street, and Bourbon Street.

New Orleans has convenient public transportation options near the historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street and Bourbon Street. The New Orleans streetcar stops two blocks from our hotel’s rooms and suites. Guests can also access on-site parking at our New Orleans hotel on Royal Street, a rare amenity in the French Quarter.

Parking at New Orleans’ historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street, makes exploring the busy French Quarter easy. Our historic New Orleans hotel offers secured on-site parking to guests, a rare and valuable amenity in the Royal Street area.

New Orleans’ historic Hotel Royal hosts a French Quarter-style courtyard with a serene fountain and lounge area on Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street. Hotel guests can rest in our security-monitored French Quarter courtyard and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere just steps away from their historic hotel rooms and suites.

The historic Hotel Royal lives in the epicenter of the New Orleans French Quarter’s antique shopping, art gallery, and Creole dining destination, Royal Street, which is one block from Bourbon Street. Hotel guests can easily explore the French Quarter’s most popular restaurants, shops, and historic buildings, such as the French Antique Shop and Brennan’s, all a short walk from our New Orleans hotel.

New Orleans’ historic Hotel Royal, on Royal Street in the French Quarter, is surrounded by shopping, dining, and history, making it a prime choice for corporate business trips or leisurely getaways. Our historic hotel is a short taxi ride from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and a short walk from Bourbon Street. Yet, the historic Hotel Royal remains a quiet and old-world-style stay amidst New Orleans’ busy French Quarter.

New Orleans’ Hotel Royal in the French Quarter is one block from Bourbon Street, where you can find New Orleans cocktails, historic bars, and nightlife. Our historic hotel also lives on Royal Street, New Orleans’ premier shopping and dining destination. Hotel guests are just steps from New Orleans’ most famous antique shops, artist galleries, and historic restaurants.

Families traveling to New Orleans will enjoy their stay at the historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Our hotel is an entertainment hub in New Orleans’ French Quarter, with easy access to transportation and family-friendly attractions. Our amenities, rooms, and services can accommodate guests of all ages.

New Orleans’ historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street, offers all the accommodations corporate business travelers may need during their stay in the French Quarter. The historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street provides on-site parking for corporate guests in the epicenter of the French Quarter’s shopping and dining hot spot. It is a short drive from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, making it a convenient location for business travelers.

Guests can expect sunny skies and mild weather in the winter while staying at New Orleans’ historic Hotel Royal on Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. During the summer, temperatures and humidity rise. The spring and fall seasons in New Orleans’ French Quarter are mild and enjoyable.

The historic Hotel Royal is centrally located in New Orleans, on Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. Business travelers staying at the historic Hotel Royal can easily travel to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center or explore nearby attractions, shopping, and dining by foot, taxi, streetcar, or bus.

Our renovated Creole townhouse hotel is on New Orleans’ historic Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street and a seven-minute walk from Jackson Square, where shopping and dining are located. Hotel guests can easily venture to Bourbon Street for a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience or to Café du Monde for New Orleans’ ultimate hangover cure: café au lait and beignets.

Like the street it lives on, Hotel Royal is laced with New Orleans history. Our historic hotel’s life began at New Orleans’ 1006 Rue Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street, in 1784. In the 1830s, a private Creole townhouse was built on the historic Royal Street property in New Orleans. From a private residence to a laundromat, the New Orleans property at 1006 Rue Royal Street had many functions before opening its doors as a historic hotel in the 1960s.

The Netflix show “The Originals” was filmed at the historic Hotel Royal in 2022, on Royal Street, one block from Bourbon Street, in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The historic hotel is home to one of the show’s main characters, Marcel, the vampire aristocrat. Hotel Royal visitors can climb the same stairwell where Marcel welcomes people in “The Originals.”