With a stay at Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, you'll be centrally located in New Orleans, steps from New Orleans Musical Legends Park and minutes from Bourbon Street. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Visitor Center and Historic New Orleans Collection.
Make yourself at home in one of the 570 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Pay movies and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and safes, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in New Orleans? This hotel has 24000 square feet (2230 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Now in its second year, the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Big Buddy Program—whose children receive costumes collected during the 10/31 Consortium club's costume drive. These costumed children march in the parade each year, in keeping with the organization's efforts to preserve the practice of trick-or-treating.
The parade follows a surprise theme each year, and community individuals and Krewes, who drive and march along a downtown route, contribute and construct colorful floats. The 10/31 Consortium organizes this annual parade in an effort to nurture community creativity and inspire local youth.
The guides at Cajun Tours and Cruises lead small groups on expansive adventures through the history and architecture of New Orleans. Experts meet groups at their hotels, houses, or couch forts at 9 a.m. to venture out on citywide jaunts. Eyes explore prime examples of Southern architecture, including Creole townhouses with asymmetrical arched openings and stucco exteriors, and shotgun houses with covered front porches and lacey Victorian ornamentation. Camera wielders click photos, freezing moments in the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and St. Louis Cathedral before wandering past the site where the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina. In City Park, guides dole out refreshments at the Pavilion, recounting how the sculpture garden was donated and how it once came to life on a full moon. After picnics, visitors hop rides on streetcars and cruise down St. Charles Avenue to take in more beautiful New Orleans structures, returning to their home bases at 4 p.m.
Formed in 1989, the Louisiana Tour Company started out by organizing Swamp tours narrated by knowledgeable boat captains. Today, the company has grown to offer other excursions such as city Ghost tours on foot, visits to plantations in a van, and Airboat tours of swamp and marshland on the backs of indigenous amphibians. Three-hour New Orleans City and Post-Katrina tours invite sightseers to load up into a minibus to visit city landmarks and areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Even unbelievers can glean some new knowledge from Magic Tours. Professors, historians, and journalists are among the guides that lead the cemetery and ghost tours, so they're not only spooky, but also historically accurate. And since New Orleans has a reputation for its cemeteries and outlandish burial customs, they have plenty of facts to spill on each tour. The oldest haunt they explore is the Saint Louis Cemetery, which has been open for business since 1789. Over the past two centuries, thousands of locals?famous and anonymous?have come to their final rest there, including legendary voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau.
It isn't enough that The Voodoo Bone Lady performs psychic readings and brews love potions?she also leads insider tours around New Orleans. Her French Quarter tour stops by many must-see locations including the Cabildo and Cafe Du Monde, but she peppers it with helpful hints that only a native would know. She shows guests where to go for the best gumbo, pralines, and jazz and teaches local sayings that you can use to trick other tourists into thinking your directions are good. For a spookier outing, the Voodoo Bone Lady explores the St. Louis Cemetery #1, which houses the infamous tomb of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau.