If the Hotel Monteleone didn't exist, neither would Truman Capote (so he claimed)
The Tennessee Williams Festival pays tribute to the legendary Tennessee Williams and is headquartered at Hotel Monteleone.
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.
Eudora Welty immortalized Hotel Monteleone's famous Carousel Piano Bar and Lounge in her short story, The Purple Hat.
Richard Ford features Hotel Monteleone in his first novel, A Piece of My Heart.
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.
Truman Capote was known for telling interviewers he was born at the Hotel Monteleone.