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From haunted hotels to charming guest cottages, New Orleans offers a diverse choice of romantic places to stay. Whether you are planning a quick weekend getaway or a longer visit to explore this historic city, it's a good idea to pick a place with a relaxing outdoor pool deck. Here is our list of 12 best hotels with pools, in no particular order.

Hotel Le Marais

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Hotel Le Marais is a stylish boutique hotel with a heated outdoor saltwater pool in the French Quarter. Sip a refreshing cocktail by the pool and enjoy nearby restaurants, art galleries, shopping and Bourbon Street jazz clubs. Guest rooms feature 42 inch flat screen TVs, plush bathrobes and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. Rooms at Hotel Le Marais start at $149 per night.

Bourbon Orleans

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Located in the French Quarter, Bourbon Orleans is a historic getaway located next to two famous landmarks, the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. The beautifully renovated hotel has a grand lobby, outdoor courtyard with a swimming pool and stylish guest accommodations. Book one of the French Quarter balcony suites on your romantic getaway for best views of the French Quarter. Built on the site of the historic Orleans Ballroom and later a convent, Bourbon Orleans is one of the top haunted hotels in town. Rooms at Bourbon Orleans start at $149 per night.

While staying at Bourbon Orleans, book a table at Roux on Orleans which serves fine contemporary Creole cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients. Try the Bayou Shrimp Pasta and the Louisiana Fried Shrimp Po'Boy.

The Roosevelt

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Relax next to the outdoor pool at the Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, following a massage at the luxury spa. Located in the historic French Quarter, the hotel offers 504 guest accommodations decorated in 1890s style. Rooms at the Roosevelt start at $179 per night.

Dauphine Orleans Hotel

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Bright orange building exterior and matching lounge chair cushions make the outdoor pool deck at Dauphine Orleans a fun place to kick back between shopping and sighseeing trips. Dauphine Orleans is a 111-room boutique hotel in the French Quarter from which you can explore many attractions in the area, including Bourbon Street and the Mississippi riverfront.

Guest rooms are located in the Main House, the Carriage House and the Hermann House. Ask about the Hermann House Suite with an oversized tub and private courtyard views on your romantic getaway. Rooms at Dauphine Orleans start at $129 per night.

Hotel Monteleone

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Hotel Monteleone has a stylish outdoor pool deck where you can relax in the sun with a view. The 573-room hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features the famous Carousel Piano Bar. Rooms at Hotel Monteleone start at $149 per night.

Le Pavillon Hotel

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Le Pavillon Hotel, located downtown, is a grand hotel with a rooftop pool deck, a health club and 226 individually decorated guest rooms and suites. The heated pool is open year-round. Rent one of the plush cabanas and relax in the hot tub on your romantic getaway. Rooms at Le Pavillon Hotel start at $169 per night.

Auborn Cottages

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The pool at the Auborn Cottages is said to be the oldest pool in the city, featuring original brick floors and iron chaise lounges. Seven newly renovated guest cottages are situated around a romantic saltwater pool deck which is decorated with flowers and trees that provide shade. Cottages start at $300 per night.

Windsor Court

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Windsor Court has a spectacular outdoor pool with city views. Located in the business district, Windsor Court is a luxury hotel with 58 rooms and 266 suites. Ask for a room with a view of the Mississippi River on your romantic getaway. Rooms at Windsor Court start at $265.

Maison DuPuy

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Maison DuPuy is a romantic hotel in the French Quarter, located just two blocks from the famous Bourbon Street. The outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and tropical plants. Sit by the pool sipping cocktails and jump in for a refreshing swim. Guests have access to the Personal Touch Program which helps them find the best restaurants, events and activities based on their personal preferences. Rooms at Maison DuPuy start at $116.

Royal Sonesta Hotel

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Royal Sonesta Hotel is located on the famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. The hotel features European-inspired decor and a choice of romantic rooms and suites. Ask for a Jacuzzi Suite on your romantic vacation and enjoy your own private Jacuzzi. The Split Level Suite with a view of the pool is also a great option. Rooms at Royal Sonesta start at $199 per night.

Hyatt French Quarter

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Hyatt French Quarter is a restored historic hotel with 254 guest rooms featuring 12-foot ceiling and balconies that overlook the historic French Quarter. Rooms at the Hyatt French Quarter start at $295.

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

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Omni Royal Orleans Hotel is a historic French Quarter hotel which was completely renovated, incorporating modern amenities with classic design. The outdoor heated pool and observation deck, open year-round, offers scenic views of the city and the Mississippi River. Rooms at the Omni Royal Orleans start at $299.