New Orleans is a city without judgement.  No matter what holiday you want to celebrate in December, come celebrate it in New Orleans, Papa-Noel style.    Christmas New Orleans-style is a celebration of life.  If anyone knows how to celebrate, it’s the good people who live in New Orleans.  Ask any professional New Orleans innkeeper.  We’re here for you.  We’ll give you the inside scoop.

Get your fill of Papa Noel.  Get your fill of New Orleans December holiday traditions.  Who is Papa Noel?  He’s like Santa Claus—but better, just like New Orleans is a city—-but its better than other cities.  Come see for yourself.  That’s what staying in a professional New Orleans B&B or inn is all about: discover the better side of New Orleans.  We’re here for you.


Come see New Orleans in December for yourself.  Sure, you can stay in a chain hotel or in an vacated short term rental (in New Orleans we call AirBnB and VRBO and Kayak listings STRs, the way we call our central business district the CBD).  STR stands for short-term-rental, an empty house or apartment that is rented for less than 30 days.  Some people like ’em.  People who choose to spend their time with a professional New Orleans innkeeper prefer a more personalized professional touch.

If you want an in-depth neighborhood experience curated with the able assistance of professional innkeepers, you’re on the right website.  An innkeeper is more than a hotel concierge, and he is she is more than a printed up list of things to see in the city.  The Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (what we like to call PIANO, for short) is standing by ready to assist.  Your innkeeper will talk to you, learn your likes and dislikes, and he or she will try to guide you to the most memorable experience for you, personally.

Come see the beauty of a December New Orleans daybreak with a pro who knows what it means to be in love with New Orleans.

La Belle Esplanade--PIANO

Your New Orleans December holiday is about ready to dawn.


New Orleans is like nowhere else you’ve ever been.  If you want to discover this city’s many charms from reading a guidebook, well, you already know how to do that.  Sit in your hotel room, scan the internet, and make a decision of what to do on any given day.

If you want to be introduced to our city’s many unexpected and undocumented delights, well, there is a better way to stay.  On this site, we offer over 200 rooms and no two of them are alike, and all these rooms are in distinctive neighborhoods full of culture and history and where locals hang out building culture and history in real time as we go along.


Christmas New Orleans-style, any holiday New Orleans-style, is better than any holiday anywhere else—-and that includes Carnival in Rio, Christmas in Moscow, Halloween in Salem, Mass., and Groundhog Day in Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania.

We can pretty much guarantee you won’t see any snow this December when you visit for your holiday getaway.  You know what?  That isn’t a bad thing.  New Orleans rolls along, one pleasant day after another in each of our neighborhoods.  Let your innkeeper be your guide.  We know what’s going on in New Orleans.  We live here and we take the time to talk with our guests to tell them what’s going on in this remarkable city.  We’re here for you.

If you are interested in what other things Papa Noel is bringing to New Orleans this year, well, follow your joy and see for yourself.  When you stay in a professional New Orleans B&B or inn, you know you’ll be getting expert guidance of what is current and fresh.  Nothing beats the advice of a professional New Orleans innkeeper.  Giving good New Orleans advice is what we do.

The time to make a reservation is now.  PIANO only has 200 rooms (and no two of those rooms are alike).  More than 200 people will be visiting New Orleans this upcoming December.  Choose smartly.  Choose a professional New Orleans B&B or inn.

We look forward to meeting you.  We’re members of PIANO, the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans.