WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS Unique Historic
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Located in the heart of the
New Orleans French Quarter

The French Market Inn, one of the best hotels in New Orleans, Louisiana, is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter of New Orleans. This French Quarter hotel on Decatur is within six blocks of renowned New Orleans attractions like Jackson Square, the French Market, Aquarium of the Americas, Bourbon Street, and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.

The historic French Market Inn is renowned for its meandering garden and stone-paved courtyard. Its antique brick facade opens onto a lobby adorned with period paintings, chandeliers, and columns.

Take advantage of The French Market Inn specials, group rates, and best rate guarantee for greater savings to spend on New Orleans famous French Quarter cuisine and enjoying the nightlife of Bourbon Street.

French Market Inn: A Brief History

The original property deed was issued to a baker named Dreux in 1722. Shortly after, the Dreux family opened up a shop on the ground floor and used the second floor for family living. The third floor of their property was used to store imported and exported goods. Wagons and carriages would drive through the archways in the courtyard to deliver goods and to pick up deliveries.

The bakery often supplied the Colonial Spanish, and later, the Colonial French Soldiers, who were stationed at the Place d’Armes (present day Jackson Square).

In the early 1830s, the Baroness Pontalba y Almonaster purchased the Dreux’s bakery and the surrounding lots with the idea of opening an Inn for friends and business associates. The Inn opened and was well received by both the local Creole families and many visitors to the Cosmopolitan City of New Orleans. Soon after, in 1832, the first hauntings were recorded. Guests claimed to see misty shapes entering the rooms of the Inn after dark and heard loud metal noises echoing throughout the halls – reminiscent of the old pulley system the Dreux’s bakery used to hoist their goods to the upper levels back in the 18th century.

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About the Valentino Hotel Group

The Valentino family of New Orleans has welcomed visitors to the French Quarter for over 60 years. Committed to personal service and affordable accommodations, our historic locations have hosted countless loyal guests. We are proud to call New Orleans home, and our hotels are among the most popular in the city.

Our family tradition continues today with the Place d'Armes Hotel on Jackson Square, Prince Conti and Hotel St. Marie just off of Bourbon Street, French Market Inn overlooking Decatur Street and the Mississippi River, and the classic Lafayette Hotel on the historic St. Charles Avenue in the Central Business District. A visit to any of the Valentino Hotels offers the essence and romance of New Orleans - with our local family's caring attention.

Best Rates Guarantee

If you find lower rates on your French Market Inn room(s), call 1-800-366-2743 and we will match the rate.*

  • The rate referenced must be for the same dates, length of stay, room type, and number of guests.
  • While we will guarantee lowest rate when booking directly, we cannot make rate adjustments to existing 3rd party reservations, such as Expedia and Booking.com
  • The rate must be available to the general public. Qualified discount rates, such as AAA, AARP, group, corporate or wholesaler rates do not qualify.
  • The Guarantee does not apply to Web sites where the specific hotel and location are not known until the booking is made such as Priceline.com and Hotwire.com.

To submit a claim subsequent to departure, please send an email to Hotels@FrenchQuarter.com; Subject line: “French Market Inn Best Available Rate Guarantee”. You will hear back from our Customer Service team within 48 hours of submitting your claim.