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The 5 Best NOLA Hotel Rooftops

Cameron Todd | December 22, 2017

Check in to one of these New Orleans hotels and prepare to climb a few flights. Whether you want to lounge poolside, sip cocktails, or discover local music, these hotels offer a fun, alternative view of the Big Easy—far above the city streets. These are the best hotel rooftops in New Orleans.

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The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans

Why it made the list

One of the most elegant pools and hotel rooftops in the city, The Roosevelt rooftop is framed by its Waldorf Astoria gardens and more historic views of downtown New Orleans. The large pool and hot tub are open year round, where the rooftop bar is open seasonally. Rent a private cabana for the full luxurious pool day experience.

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Catahoula Hotel

Why it made the list

This boutique hotel offers a hip hideaway on its plant-covered rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy tiki-inspired cocktails and live music many nights of the week. Check the website for special happy hours, sunset burlesque shows, and rooftop movie screenings.

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Pontchartrain Hotel

Why it made the list

Views from Hot Tin at the Pontchartrain Hotel rooftop are particularly unique since there aren’t many other hotels on this side of the crescent. If you can’t get a seat on the deck outside, no worries: Hot Tin is a fantastic bar in its own right. An homage to Tennessee Williams, the cocktail bar has a languorous, sepia-tone feel, covered in vintage memorabilia, and it’s own tin roof—a galvanized silver ceiling.

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The Troubadour

Why it made the list

Monkey Board promotes fun for the after work crowd, with a happy hour from 5 to 7, live music and DJs almost every night, and ample lounge-type seating—all while enjoying one of the best views-on-high of the city. The kitchen draws inspiration from food truck cuisine. There are events and specials almost every day of the week, including a Sunday brunch DJ set.

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Ace Hotel New Orleans

Why it made the list

On the panoramic roof of the Ace Hotel, Alto feels like a little paradise within itself. The pool isn't large by any means, but there is plenty of lounging and seating room around it. Any day of the week, you’ll find a young, fun crowd, sunbathing and dipping their feet in the pool while sipping inventive tropical cocktails. The grill serves summer favorites—pimento cheese dip, hot dogs, and hamburgers—but with gourmet touches.

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