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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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