Exterior view of Andrew Jackson Hotel

About Us

Explore The Fascinating Story Of Our Historic & Haunted New Orleans Hotel

Historic, charming and quite possibly haunted, the Andrew Jackson Hotel is one of the most unique and authentic places to stay in the New Orleans French Quarter. Our 18th-century European-style pet-friendly hotel is a true local treasure, steps away from swinging jazz clubs, world-class restaurants, and the lively bars of Bourbon Street. Proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our townhouse-style property stands out among hotels in New Orleans' French Quarter, with iconic wrought-iron balconies and a soothing, tropical courtyard. Rife with Old World furnishings and Southern hospitality, we believe guests feel at home when they're treated like family. That's why we offer complimentary silver tray breakfasts delivered daily to your room, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Boarding School & Courthouse

The grounds of the Andrew Jackson Hotel have seen its fair share of history and tragedy. The site was originally a boarding school and orphanage for boys who had lost their parents to Yellow Fever, opening its doors in 1792 by the Spanish Colonial Government. The fires that consumed much of New Orleans in 1794 also laid rest to the boarding school with five young boys inside. After the fire, a U.S. Federal Courthouse was almost immediately built and remained there until before the turn of the 20th Century, where General Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh U.S. president, was held in contempt of court and charged with obstruction of justice. The courthouse was demolished, and the current building was erected in 1890.

Boarding School & Courthouse

The grounds of the Andrew Jackson Hotel have seen its fair share of history and tragedy. The site was originally a boarding school and orphanage for boys who had lost their parents to Yellow Fever, opening its doors in 1792 by the Spanish Colonial Government. The fires that consumed much of New Orleans in 1794 also laid rest to the boarding school with five young boys inside. After the fire, a U.S. Federal Courthouse was almost immediately built and remained there until before the turn of the 20th Century, where General Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh U.S. president, was held in contempt of court and charged with obstruction of justice. The courthouse was demolished, and the current building was erected in 1890.

Exterior view of Andrew Jackson Hotel

General Andrew Jackson

The Andrew Jackson Hotel is the site of the U.S. Federal Courthouse made famous for fining then-General Andrew Jackson for contempt of court in 1815. Jackson had arrived in New Orleans in December 1814 to bolster the city's defenses against a possible British invasion. He declared martial law against the British as a military defense. Regardless of a great victory against the British at the Battle of New Orleans the following January, Jackson refused to lift the order months afterward. When a senator expressed his unease about the order, Jackson had him arrested. When a judge ruled that the senator be arrested, Jackson ordered the judge to be held in jail. When Jackson eventually lifted the martial law, the judge returned and charged Jackson with contempt of court to the tune of $1,000, which Jackson paid.

Ghosts?

The Andrew Jackson Hotel is known as one of the most haunted hotels in New Orleans. The property saw its share of misfortunes. Originally home to a boarding school and orphanage for boys who lost their parents to the Yellow Fever epidemic, the site housed a grave tragedy in 1774. Fires that consumed many of the buildings in the French Quarter burned down the orphanage, with five young boys inside. Today, many say the building is haunted, with reports of the ghost of young “Armand,” waking up guests with laughter or pushing them out of the bed. Others report seeing the caretaker of the orphan boys fluffing pillows and cleaning up the rooms, others claim that Andrew Jackson roams the hallways. We invite guests to come and decide on their own if the building really is haunted.

Black & white picture of Andrew Jackson Hotel in the streets

The Hotel Today

The Andrew Jackson Hotel stands today as a significant part of U.S. history built before the turn of the 20th Century. This local treasure is brimming with antiquity while offering modern amenities such as complimentary coffeemakers, hairdryers, alarm clocks, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Just steps away from swinging jazz clubs, world-class restaurants, the lively bars of Bourbon Street, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our townhouse-style property stands out among the other hotels in New Orleans French Quarter, with its iconic wrought-iron balconies and soothing, tropical courtyards.

Check-In & Check Out Policies

CHECK-IN
Check-in is at 4:00 pm. Early check-in is available at no extra cost if the room is ready and open.

CHECK-OUT
Check-out is at 11:00 am. Late check-out is available until 2 pm, however, any late check-out will need to be requested at the front desk during your stay with us.

 

Parking & Transportation

PARKING 

You can park in the hotel loading zone in front of the hotel to unload and load your vehicle. Overnight self-parking is available through Premium Parking parking lots. Street parking is at your own risk, so please abide by all street signs (loading zones, street cleaning, driveways, fire hydrants, etc.). Find out more about Premium Parking lots near the Andrew Jackson.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
There is a streetcar line in the area which costs $1.25 for a single ride from point A to B, or $3.00 for an all-day pass. Tickets can be purchased on the streetcar. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are also available in the area.

Exterior view of Andrew Jackson Hotel in the streets
Water fountain in the outdoor area at Andrew Jackson Hotel
Outdoor area at Andrew Jackson Hotel
Andrew Jackson Hotel sign at the entrance
Exterior view of the rooms at Andrew Jackson Hotel

Hotel Amenities

ON-SITE AMENITIES
The Andrew Jackson Hotel offers a lush courtyard and a location within walking distance to everything in the heart of the French Quarter. 

PARKING

You can park in the hotel loading zone in front of the hotel to unload and load your vehicle.  Overnight self-parking is available nearby through Premium Parking parking lots. Find out more about Premium Parking lots near the Andrew Jackson. 
 

IN-ROOM AMENITIES
In each room, we provide a hairdryer, iron/ironing board, vanity mirror, TV, and alarm clocks.

  • WI-FI
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.
  • Pet Policy
    No pets are allowed unless it is a service animal.