The Urbanist’s New Orleans: Where to Stay

Green House InnPhoto: Courtesy of the Green House Inn

Where the Locals Would Stay If They Weren’t Locals

The Columns (from $120; is a beautiful mansion with an amazing bar. The balcony has rocking chairs overlooking St. Charles and great people-watching. Also, I hear it’s haunted.” —Yvonne Landry, founder of the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival

“If you’re uptown in the Warehouse District and looking to be out late, book the Green House Inn (from $139; near the expressway ramp.It has a garden oasis out back with a swimming pool that’s clothing-optional.” —Donald Link, executive chef and owner of Cochon

Royal Street Inn (from $85; is a super-cool B&B right on top of the R Bar in Marigny, which has cheap-haircut nights, crawfish boils, and an eclectic jukebox. It’s in the middle of all the action and just a few blocks from the French Quarter.” —D.J. Soul Sister

The Urbanist’s New Orleans: Where to Stay