The Dauphine Orleans Hotel's courtyard featuring a poo, lounge chairs, May Baily's Place, and Southern porches in New Orleans' French Quarter.

EMBRACE NEW ORLEANS’ HISTORIC HAUNTS AND TIMELESS CHARM AT THE LANDMARK DAUPHINE ORLEANS HOTEL

THE DAUPHINE ORLEANS HOTEL WELCOMES GUESTS TO EXPLORE NEW ORLEANS’ PAST THROUGH HISTORIC LANDMARKS, GHOSTLY HAUNTS, AND TIMELESS ALLURE

New Orleans’ historic landmark, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, is a serene escape within the French Quarter with open-air courtyards and a history of haunts. Our landmark Creole cottage-style hotel has been a historic New Orleans landmark since the 1800s, inviting years of storied history and a haunted personality. Our historic hotel bar, May Baily’s Place, accessible through our courtyard, holds the most haunted history within our landmark New Orleans hotel. Hotel guests looking for a historic open-air hotel experience or a haunted encounter will surely find both at New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel in the historic French Quarter.

As hotel guests wander through our brick courtyards and historic New Orleans buildings, they’ll find a saltwater swimming pool, a haunted bar, and several southern porches with lush greenery abound. Our historic New Orleans hotel rooms and suites welcome all guests with plush pillow-top mattresses and luxury amenities. Each hotel room features 18th- and 19th-century furnishings, echoing our landmark New Orleans hotel’s historic past. Whether staying in the Dauphine Orleans Hotel’s Main House, Carriage House, or Hermann House, hotel guests will have a serene New Orleans experience where our landmark’s history comes to life.

A ghost standing on a Southern porch in the courtyard of of the haunted Dauphine Orleans Hotel in the New Orleans French Quarter.

THE HAUNTED HISTORY OF OUR HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS LANDMARK HOTEL

NEW ORLEANS’ LANDMARK DAUPHINE ORLEANS HOTEL BOASTS A LENGTHY HAUNTED HISTORY INVITING SPIRITED HOTEL GUESTS AND PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel has a long history of owners, businesses, and haunts, from Samuel Hermann, Sr.’s family home to May Baily’s brothel. In 1831, architect William Brand built a luxurious historic home on the land for Samuel Hermann, Sr., the same structure New Orleans’ historic landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel now lives in. By 1857, the property’s next owner, May Baily, had turned the landmark into a New Orleans bordello. Throughout the years of tumultuous history, some haunted residents have reportedly never left. When New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel opened in 1969, it adopted some haunted hotel guests alongside its historic charm.

The Ghosts of New Orleans’ Haunted Historic Landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel

Many of our hotel guests, employees, and ghost-hunting visitors have experienced New Orleans’ historic landmark, Dauphine Orleans Hotel’s haunted history, coming to life in the form of haunted encounters. From sightings of a phantom bride to flickering televisions, the haunted guests of New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel have no shortage of entertaining acts.

New Orleans’ historic landmark, Dauphine Orleans Hotel’s most famous ghostly residents hail from May Baily herself. To escape the bordello life, Baily’s sister, Millie Baily, got engaged to her one true love. Unfortunately, on the couple’s wedding day, Baily’s betrothed was killed during a gambling brawl. The ghost of Baily and her fiancee, a Civil War soldier, frequently haunt the historic New Orleans hotel grounds — Baily in her wedding dress and her fiancee in his uniform.

In addition to ghost sightings, some hotel guests have experienced odd sounds, flickering televisions, and haunted encounters in their hotel rooms. Paranormal television shows have conducted investigations of New Orleans’ historic landmark, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel and our hotel remains one of New Orleans’ most haunted places to stay.

The Historically Haunted May Baily’s Place Bar in New Orleans’ Landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel

May Baily’s was one of the first and most notorious bordellos in New Orleans’ Storyville during the city’s legalized red-light district era in the mid-to-late 19th century. Today, the historic boudoir-inspired New Orleans hotel bar invites guests to indulge in sultry sips surrounded by burlesque art, indulgent fabrics, debaucherous history, and haunted visitors.

Although our historic hotel’s bar, May Baily’s Place, is now a popular New Orleans haunted landmark, its long-time troubled guests still appear. Reports of random broken glasses, levitating barstools, and mysteriously opening doors have surfaced regularly throughout our historic New Orleans hotel bar’s haunted history.

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HISTORIC LANDMARKS TO VISIT WHILE STAYING AT NEW ORLEANS’ DAUPHINE ORLEANS HOTEL

A HOTEL VISITOR’S GUIDE TO THE BEST HISTORIC LANDMARKS TO UNCOVER IN NEW ORLEANS’ FRENCH QUARTER NEIGHBORHOOD

Beyond our historic landmark, New Orleans hotel’s walls and courtyards live the French Quarter’s most historic and haunted attractions. Some New Orleans landmarks are the oldest of their kind in the United States, like the St. Louis Cathedral and Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop. Numerous hidden historic gems await hotel guests exploring New Orleans’ centuries-old landmark neighborhood known as the Vieux Carre.

New Orleans’ Historic Old Ursuline Convent Landmark

The Old Ursuline Convent is the oldest historic landmark in the French Quarter, built in 1752. What once was a New Orleans orphanage, hospital, and nunnery now hosts the Archdiocesan archives, religious statues, artifacts, and ghostly haunts. The Dauphine Orleans Hotel’s guests can tour the French colonial building and courtyard, which is a 15-minute walk from our landmark New Orleans hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Old Absinthe House Landmark

The Old Absinthe House has been a historic New Orleans French Quarter landmark for almost 200 years. Cayetano Ferrer invented an original New Orleans cocktail, the Absinthe Frappe, at the bar in 1874. Hotel guests can try the icy drink while admiring the old tavern two blocks from New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Cabildo Landmark

The Cabildo, next to St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, has seen many historic events within its walls. Robert Livingston and James Monroe transacted the Louisiana Purchase at the Jackson Square landmark in 1803. The Supreme Court ruled on the Plessy versus Ferguson case at the Cabildo in 1892. The historic Spanish colonial building is easily accessible from New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Napoleon House Landmark

Napoleon House has been a famous French Quarter landmark since its conception in 1797. Many believe Napoleon Bonaparte hid within the building during his exile. Today, the historic landmark is a favorite haunted restaurant named after its legend. Many hotel guests visit Napoleon House for its top-tier southern cuisine, haunted guests, and historic Pimm’s Cup cocktail.

New Orleans’ Historic Gallier House Landmark

Gallier House is a historically preserved 19th-century townhome in the French Quarter. In 1860, James Gallier, Jr., a famous architect, built the home. Today, hotel guests can tour fully furnished rooms that reflect their lived periods. The Gallier House is a 15-minute walk from our landmark New Orleans hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Pharmacy Museum Landmark

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum housed the country’s first licensed pharmacist. Today, the historic landmark is a museum of medical instruments and memorabilia from the 19th century. Hotel Guests can tour the historic building and explore the curiosities of pre-modern medicine three blocks from New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Preservation Hall Landmark

Preservation Hall is an iconic live jazz music venue in the French Quarter with a musical history. In 1961, Allan and Sandra Jaffe established the venue to honor the history of jazz music. The intimate room within the venue creates an atmosphere where visitors can listen to iconic jazz artists like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

New Orleans’ Historic Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar Landmark

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar is the oldest haunted structure hosting a bar in the United States. The historic bar’s namesake, pirate Jean Lafitte, operated his smuggling business there in the 19th century. Today, many believe he haunts the bar and the surrounding area on Bourbon Street. The haunted Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar is a ten-minute walk from the landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic St. Louis Cathedral Landmark

St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States that is continuously active. The original cathedral was built in 1727 but burned down in New Orleans’ Great Fire of 1794. It was rebuilt into the recognizable historic landmark centered within Jackson Square today. Hotel guests can take self-guided tours of the cathedral just a ten-minute walk from our landmark hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Gardens Landmark

The Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Gardens has lived on 1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter since 1826. The historic French-Creole, Italian, and American-style house is now a National Historic Landmark and museum highlighting New Orleans history. Hotel guests can visit the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Gardens, just a 15-minute walk from New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic New Orleans Collection Landmark

The Historic New Orleans Collection, a New Orleans history-centered organization, resides within the 1816 Seignouret-Brulatour Building on 520 Royal Street. Galleries, museums, and historical resources live within the historic landmark and are open to all hotel guests visiting the historic building. The Historic New Orleans Collection is a five-minute walk from our landmark hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Hermann-Grima House Landmark

Architects built the historic Hermann-Grima House in 1831 with federal-style and Creole elements. The mansion is now a National Historic Landmark filled with art, furniture, and artifacts from the 19th century. Hotel guests can tour the courtyard, kitchen, and historically accurate and luxuriously furnished rooms within the home right next door to New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel. Many believe the historic Hermann-Grima House is haunted by some of the same ghosts that haunt the Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic 1850 House Landmark

The historic 1850 House lives within the Lower Pontalba Building on 523 St. Ann Street in the French Quarter. Many believe this Parisian-style building is one of the oldest apartment buildings in the United States, naturally inviting both living and haunted guests. Hotel guests can tour the historic apartment building six blocks from New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

New Orleans’ Historic Madame John’s Legacy Landmark

Madame John’s Legacy on 623 Dumaine Street is the oldest Creole residential complex in the French Quarter. After surviving the Great New Orleans Fire of 1794, the historic home stands as a testament to the original architecture of the French Quarter. Madame John’s Legacy is a ten-minute walk from New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

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Signage for the historic Napoleon House, a restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter near the haunted Dauphine Orleans Hotel.

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ROOMS

The Dauphine Orleans Hotel’s rooms and suites offer a historic New Orleans stay laced with 18th-century charm and Southern comfort. Hotel guests can stay in one of our three New Orleans buildings — the Main House, the Carriage House, and the Hermann House. All guest rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and coffee makers. Other features are deluxe pillow-top mattresses, personal safes, and clothing irons. Hotel guests can also use our saltwater pool, wander through our brick courtyards, and enjoy our Southern porches.

CORPORATE

The historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel has all the accommodations business travelers could ever need or want during their historic New Orleans stay. Situated in the heart of the historic French Quarter, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a New Orleans escape for business travelers. The hotel offers corporate hotel guests storied stays while offering accessibility to New Orleans’ historic landmarks, haunted tours, and local attractions.

WEDDING

Fill intimate New Orleans weddings with old-world history and Southern charm at the historic landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel. Our Creole cottage-style buildings, Southern porches, and brick courtyards create memorable New Orleans wedding experiences for couples and hotel guests alike. Our Wedding venues prioritize intimacy and can accommodate wedding events and ceremonies with up to 50 guests. The Dauphine Orleans Hotel delivers intimacy and historic charm among the excitement of the French Quarter.

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Experience New Orleans’ liveliest historic haunts while staying at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel in the French Quarter. Our accommodations provide hotel guests with a blend of old-world charm and haunted history, ensuring one-of-a-kind memories. Whether planning a Southern escape, an intimate wedding, or an entertaining business trip, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel is the perfect choice for a historic New Orleans adventure. Book a stay with New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans today.

LIFE AROUND THE HOTEL

  • HERMANN-GRIMA HOUSE
  • ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL
  • MAY BAILY’S PLACE
  • RIVERWALK OUTLETS
  • ARNAUD’S
  • BAYONA
  • CANAL PLACE
  • FUEGO BOURBON
  • SHOPS AT JAX BREWERY

FAQS

New Orleans’ landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a historic New Orleans escape offering Southern hospitality with a haunted history. Hotel guests staying at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel can experience May Baily’s Place, our haunted bar inspired by the famed New Orleans bordello that used to thrive there. New Orleans’ haunted past lives within the hotel’s walls, and the French Quarter’s popular ghost tours and haunted buildings are just a short walk away.

Hotel guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, pillow-top mattresses, a saltwater swimming pool, brick courtyards, and Southern porches while staying at New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel. Hotel guests can also access the on-site valet, available 24 hours a day, and May Baily’s Place, a haunted bar inspired by the famed New Orleans bordello that used to thrive there.

New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel has a quaint saltwater pool in a lush French Quarter-style brick courtyard. While swimming in our pool, hotel guests can access the infamous May Baily’s Place, a haunted bar inspired by the famed New Orleans bordello that used to thrive there.

The historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel has several French Quarter courtyards that guests can access during their stay in New Orleans. Each courtyard exudes historic New Orleans architecture and is a short walk from the haunted history of the French Quarter. They are also available for intimate wedding events and ceremonies.

At the historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel, guests can book hotel rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking Dauphine Street and the historic New Orleans French Quarter. All guest hotel rooms with private balconies include personal amenities and special features.

New Orleans’ Dauphine Orleans Hotel offers guests scenic views and luxurious hotel rooms and suites overlooking Dauphine Street and the historic French Quarter. Several hotel rooms and suites feature private balconies and large windows overlooking New Orleans’ historic French Quarter neighborhood.

New Orleans has public transportation options readily available near the historic landmark Dauphine Orleans Hotel, including the streetcar line, which is just two blocks from the hotel. On-site valet parking is also available 24 hours a day for a fee.

Parking at the historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel makes touring the busy French Quarter neighborhood easy. New Orleans’ Dauphine Orleans Hotel offers secured valet parking 24 hours a day, a French Quarter rarity, to all hotel guests staying in New Orleans for a fee.

The Dauphine Orleans’s haunted bar, May Baily’s Place, serves New Orleans cocktails and classic libations like the Sazerac, French 75, and Old Fashioned alongside a storied history and ghostly guests. Hotel guests can access our historic haunted bar, May Baily’s Place, most evenings for cocktails, live music, and a fright.

On select evenings, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel’s May Baily’s Place bar hosts live New Orleans musicians. Our haunted bar is ideal for kickstarting any French Quarter ghost tour, historic building hunt, or night out on Bourbon Street.

Located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter neighborhood, the historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel is near many of New Orleans’ most popular haunted landmarks. Guests can also easily explore the French Quarter’s most historic landmark attractions, such as Napoleon House and Jackson Square, which are a short walk from the hotel.

New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel resides near the French Quarter’s most infamous historical attractions but far enough from Bourbon Street to remain a peaceful stay. Our hotel is a quaint escape made for conversations in intimate courtyards, cocktails sipped on a Southern porch, and toes dipped in a refreshing saltwater pool.

The historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a short walk from Jackson Square, where New Orleans’ most historic landmarks are located: Napoleon House for classic Creole cuisine and landmark museums for the French Quarter’s storied past. Guests can also visit the historic Hermann-Grima House museum next to our hotel.

Families traveling to New Orleans will enjoy their stay at the historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel in the French Quarter. Our hotel lives in a quaint, secluded part of the neighborhood just far enough away from Bourbon Street. Our amenities, hotel rooms, and services can accommodate guests of all ages.

New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel has all the accommodations business travelers may need during their stay in the French Quarter. Guests can also easily explore the French Quarter’s most historic landmark attractions, such as Napoleon House and Jackson Square, which are a short walk from the hotel.

The historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a much sought-after location for intimate New Orleans French Quarter weddings at a hotel venue. Our courtyard venues can accommodate wedding events and ceremonies with up to 50 guests.

While staying at New Orleans’ historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter in the winter, guests can expect sunny skies and mild cold weather. During the summer, temperatures and humidity rise. The spring and fall seasons in the French Quarter are mild and enjoyable, perfect for haunted tours and historic building exploration.