Hotel Monteleone is a New Orleans hotel with a rich literary history. Our signature “Author Suites” are dedicated to famous American writers from the South who have inspired the imagination of generations. These famous American writers have all frequented our hotel, written about our hotel, or both.
The Author suites feature decor that recreates the individual style of these literary icons. Enjoy panoramic views of the Mississippi River, French Quarter or downtown skyline. Plush furnishings and upscale amenities in these luxury suites will make you want to move in permanently.
Eudora Welty Suite
The Hotel Monteleone’s famous Carousel Bar & Lounge is featured in Eudora Welty‘s short story, The Purple Hat. The Eudora Welty suite features two bedrooms, each with a king-sized bed. The roomy parlor offers a panoramic view of the Mississippi River, along with a sofa bed, plasma television, wet bar and many other amenities.
The Eudora Welty suite includes a marble and granite bathroom featuring a garden tub and separate glass shower. The suite also offers a portable telephone, high-speed Internet access, and other luxury hotel amenities. The parlor can accommodate 50-70 people for hospitality.
Parlor dimensions are 22′ 4″ x 24′ 6″ – 548 sq. The parlor can accommodate 50-70 people.
Tennessee Williams Suite
Tennessee Williams featured the Hotel Monteleone is his play, The Rose Tattoo. Until Williams purchased a fine mansion in the French Quarter, he often stayed at Hotel Monteleone. Available in either a one- or two-bedroom configuration, the suite is one of our largest. The Tennessee Williams suite offers a magnificent view of the French Quarter. Both bedrooms offer a king-sized bed, and a sofa bed in the parlor provides additional sleeping capacity.
The marble and granite bathrooms include a garden tub and separate glass shower. The suite features a portable telephone, high-speed Internet access, wet bar and ice maker, and other upscale amenities.
Parlor dimensions are 20′ 5″ x 29′ 6″ – 602 sq. ft. The parlor can accommodate 35-40 people.
Truman Capote Suite
Truman Capote was fond of telling the press that he was born inside the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, the Hotel assisted his mother with transportation to Touro Hospital, where he was actually born. Overlooking the French Quarter, this beautifully appointed suite reflects Capote’s personality. The one-bedroom suite offers a king-sized bed and a comfortable parlor.
The marble and granite bathroom features a Garden tub and separate glass shower. The suite features a portable telephone, high speed Internet, wet bar and ice maker, refrigerator and other upscale amenities. The parlor can accommodate 25-30 people for hospitality.
Parlor dimensions are 17’7″ x 24″ 8″ – 434 sq. ft. The parlor can accommodate 25-30 people.
William Faulkner Suite
William Faulkner’s love of the Hotel Monteleone inspired this lovely suite overlooking the French Quarter. In 1951, Faulkner stayed here while in town to receive the French Legion of Honor Award. The suite features marble and granite bathrooms, as well as a portable telephone, high-speed Internet access, a minibar and other upscale amenities.
Available in one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations, the main bedroom has two double beds and the additional bedroom has a king bed. The parlor area can accommodate 10-15 people for hospitality and offers a built-in wet bar, refrigerator and ice maker.
Parlor dimensions are 15 x 15’6″ – 232.5 sq. ft. The parlor area can accommodate 10-15 people.
Ernest Hemingway Suite
Ernest Hemingway stayed at the Hotel Monteleone and mentioned the Carousel Bar & Lounge in his short story, The Night Before Battle. So, it is fitting that the Hemingway Penthouse be located in the section of the hotel that once housed the Union Troops. This unique suite with dual balconies offers both City and French Quarter views and is adjacent to our rooftop pool and fitness center. The penthouse main bedroom has a king bed, while the optional guest room features two double beds.
The marble and granite bathroom includes a Garden tub and separate glass shower. The suite features a bar, refrigerator, ice maker, portable telephone, high speed Internet, mini-bar and other upscale amenities. The parlor is the perfect spot for casual entertaining and can accommodate 10-15 people.
Parlor dimensions are 16′ x 19′ 304 sq ft. The parlor can accommodate 10-15 people.