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8 Incredible New Orleans Airbnbs for Every Style and Budget

Oct. 28, 2017
7 min read
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When you mention New Orleans, it's hard not to think of hospitality. People treat each other like they're old pals, even if they're meeting for the first time. It's not uncommon to be invited to someone's house too, so keeping up your living space is important, especially for local hosts. These Airbnbs truly embody southern hospitality: they welcoming tourists and visitors into homes that drip with New Orleans spirit and flare. When you make your next trip, keep in mind what they say when you're in the Big Easy: laissez les bon temps rouler. Check out these picks for our favorites non-hotel options in New Orleans.

Value Deals (under $150 per night)

1. Bohemian Chic in the Bywater

Dip into history when you stay in this 150-year-old Creole cottage in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. The Bywater is an eclectic and walkable area of New Orleans, but this Airbnb makes it even easier by including two cruiser bikes with the house. The cottage is unlike newly constructed houses you see today; it has hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings, a claw foot tub and exposed cypress paneling. It's surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the city and has a great nightlife as well. Rates start at $120 per night and require a four-night minimum stay.

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2. Updated Downtown Retreat

This beautiful one-bedroom home has been fully renovated recently, so it offers all the classic charm of a shotgun house with the newest updates. It was constructed with an open floor plan, so there are no doors in the main living area — making this the perfect place for a couple or solo traveler. It also comes with a private backyard with fire pit and grill. Plus, the house is around lots of popular restaurants, coffee hotspots and breakfast places — all within walking distance. Rates start at $71 per night and requires a one-night minimum stay.

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3. Beautiful Condo in Historical Monument

This two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment is located in a building that was built in 1858. Years back, famed impressionist painter, Edgar Degas, captured the building's interior in his painting The New Orleans Cotton Exchange. The building has had some renovations since then and is now a contemporary apartment building fit for a large group or family traveling together. With hardwood floors and high ceilings, you'll feel right at home in this Airbnb. Rates start at $131 per night and minimum stay varies depending on the week.

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Mid-Tier ($150-$250 per night)

4. Airy Loft on Magazine Street

This loft, which fits up to four people, is perfect for a family weekend or anyone trying to get a bit of culture (and cuisine) in for the weekend. Located on Magazine street in the Lower Garden District, you won't have to travel far to feel like a local. It's only five blocks to St. Charles and easily accessible to the French Quarter. If you don't feel like leaving, soak in the neighborhood and park views from the comfort of your private balcony, complete with a dining setup. Rates start at $200 per night and require a two-night minimum stay.

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5. Luxury Condo with Private Balconies

This condo, with two bedrooms and three bathrooms, is great for a group traveling to New Orleans together. In typical Big Easy fashion, it has two separate (and private) balconies and the open floor plan is perfect for socializing too. The condo overlooks the courtyard and pool in the Greek Revival building. It's also conveniently located and within walking distance of a lot of classic landmarks: the French Quarter, the Superdome, Harrah's Casino and many more. Rates start at $150 per night and minimum stay varies depending on the week.

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High Roller ($250+ per night)

6. High-End Historic Home

Dedicated to giving you a luxurious, authentic travel experience — this historic home is located in up and coming Treme neighborhood with quick access to French Quarter and Garden District. It also features some top-of-the-line amenities, including achef's kitchen with island bar, a stocked wine fridge, tempurpedic-quality mattresses and silky, high thread count linens, and a private pool right on the premises. This house is also equipped to hosts some fun events and get-togethers, with space for up to to 8 guests and some modern yet homey decor. Rates start at $300 per night and require a two-night minimum stay.

7. Live Like A Local in this River House

Tucked away in the Marigny, this self-proclaimed river house is the ultimate way to live like a local. The perfect mix of bohemian and luxury, this house is the epitome of life near the French Quarter. There's something for you to feast your eyes on at every corner of this Antebellum abode and eccentric art and sculptures linger inside and outside the house. There's also a pool located in the backyard if you visit during the hot and humid summer months. Rates start at $395 per night and require a two-night minimum stay.

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The Showstopper

8. Amazing Apartment with Rooftop Deck

This beautiful apartment is the definition of "showstopper" with its four bedrooms and exclusive rooftop deck. Centrally located in the heart of New Orleans, you'll be surrounded by good food, music and drinks — that is, if you want to leave your living room or rooftop deck. The wall of windows offers magnificent views of the historical neighborhood, as well as allowing natural light to shine through all day. Rates start at $395 per night and require a two-night minimum stay.

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Maximize Your Purchase

There are plenty of ways to maximize your stay with points and miles. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, sign up through TPG to get $40 off your first booking — and the gravy train doesn’t stop there. Book through the Delta portal and earn 1 SkyMile for every dollar spent on your stay, and make sure to charge the purchase to a travel rewards card to rack up extra points. Using a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred will get you 2x points on all travel purchases while the Chase Sapphire Reserve will get you 3x points on an Airbnb stay. When you combine the two, you’re effectively double-dipping with your points earning.

Prices are accurate as of publication date but are subject to change. All photos courtesy of Airbnb; featured image by Kelsy Chauvin / Getty Images.

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Featured image by The Vieux Carre, New Orleans. Photo by Kelsy Chauvin.

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10XEarn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel partner site
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    Earn 10,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on eligible purchases in the first 90 days and redeem for a $100 statement credit, gift cards, or travel

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  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

The revamped Wander Card from Credit One Bank earns cardmembers up to 10 points per dollar spent on eligible travel purchases. With no foreign transaction fees, the card is also great for international travel. However, points earned from this card can only be used at a fixed value, so it may not be the best option for those striving to get maximum value from their rewards.

Pros

  • This card has no foreign transaction fees and earns up to 10 points per dollar on travel purchases through the Credit One Bank travel partner site.

Cons

  • While cardholders can earn a significant amount of points on travel purchases, there isn't any way to redeem points from the Wander Card for maximum value (beyond 1 cent per point).
  • Earn 10,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on eligible purchases in the first 90 days and redeem for a $100 statement credit, gift cards, or travel
  • Earn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel site
  • Earn 5x points on eligible travel, dining, and gas
  • Earn 1x points on all other purchases
  • Redeem your reward points for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, flights, hotels, and more
  • With $0 Fraud Liability, you won’t be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Free Online Credit Score and Credit Report summary, terms apply
  • If you are a Covered Borrower under the Military Lending Act, you may get a different offer
  • See Rates & Fees