Literary History

Hotel Monteleone, a historic New Orleans hotel, has long been a favorite haunt of distinguished Southern authors. Many of them immortalized the Grand Dame of the French Quarter in their works.
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Ernest Hemingway always made 214 Royal Street his address while visiting the Crescent City.

Ernest Hemingway always made 214 Royal Street his address while visiting the Crescent City.

The Tennessee Williams Festival pays tribute to the legendary Tennessee Williams and is headquartered at Hotel Monteleone.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

The Tennessee Williams Festival pays tribute to the legendary Tennessee Williams and is headquartered at Hotel Monteleone.

Tennessee Williams first visited Hotel Monteleone as a young child and always claimed it was his favorite hotel.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Tennessee Williams first visited Hotel Monteleone as a young child and always claimed it was his favorite hotel.

Eudora Welty immortalized Hotel Monteleone's famous Carousel Piano Bar and Lounge in her short story, The Purple Hat.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Eudora Welty immortalized Hotel Monteleone's famous Carousel Piano Bar and Lounge in her short story, The Purple Hat.

Truman Capote was known for telling interviewers he was born at the Hotel Monteleone.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Truman Capote was known for telling interviewers he was born at the Hotel Monteleone.

William Faulkner mentions in his biography, written by Joseph Blotner, that the Monteleone was his favorite hotel.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

William Faulkner mentions in his biography, written by Joseph Blotner, that the Monteleone was his favorite hotel.

Words and Music, a festival of Faulkner, is headquartered at the Hotel Monteleone annually in the late fall.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Words and Music, a festival of Faulkner, is headquartered at the Hotel Monteleone annually in the late fall.

Ernest Hemingway memorialized Hotel Monteleone in his short story, "Night Before Battle" which takes place during the Spanish Civil War.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Ernest Hemingway memorialized Hotel Monteleone in his short story, "Night Before Battle" which takes place during the Spanish Civil War.

Rebecca Wells, a Louisiana native, featured Hotel Monteleone in her novel Little Altars Everywhere.

A French Quarter Hotel's Haunted History

Rebecca Wells, a Louisiana native, featured Hotel Monteleone in her novel Little Altars Everywhere.

The Rose Tattoo play included Hotel Monteleone due to Tennessee Williams love for the hotel.

The Rose Tattoo play included Hotel Monteleone due to Tennessee Williams love for the hotel.

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