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Uptown Historic District

Lower Garden District

Warehouse District

Kenner - Louis Armstrong International Airport

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French Quarter

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Central City

Holy Cross District

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Blake Hotel New Orleans

Check in was fast and friendly. I've stayed at this hotel twice before. My daughter and I came in town for Luna fete, which is in Lafayette Square directly next to the hotel. Valet is $44.50 a night, but there are plenty of parking lots and garages close by. They are typically $40 (give or take) for over night parking. We look forward to our next stay.

A verified traveler

2 days ago

4

Best Western Plus French Quarter Landmark Hotel

Hotel was nice and in a good location. The staff was friendly. My only complaint was that there was a lot of noise coming from somewhere in the hotel at night. It sounded like if there was work being done. I didn't tell the staff, so that is on me but I was getting back to the room late and it sounded like hammering. It would get quiet and then loud again. Didn't stop me from sleeping since I was coming back to the room tired. Overall the hotel was very good.

A verified traveler

3 days ago

5

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Very nice hotel with a great location. Everyone was great, especially the valet staff.

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5 days ago

4

Cambria Hotel New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District

The hotel is located centrally in the hip downtown warehouse district, walking distance to Bourbon Street and Garden District. Since this is technically a 4 star hotel, we expect to have umbrellas available but they didn't. We had to find a place to buy an umbrella when the rain came. In New Orleans, where weather is unpredictable, I'd think they'd have that available to us.

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6 days ago

Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to New Orleans

The Big Easy offers far more than merely Mardi Gras

The historic port city of New Orleans rests on the Mississippi River. The city offers a multicultural blend of European, African and Caribbean influences. Every year, visitors flock to the city to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of The Big Easy. From historic sites to unique festivals, the city offers attractions for families, couples and lone travelers.


Things to see
Bourbon Street

Located in the historic French Quarter, the lengthy street is famous for its nightlife, but there are attractions for all ages and interests. Many of the city's famous restaurants, historic landmarks and souvenir shops are located on Bourbon Street.

Jackson Square

Named after Andrew Jackson, the victor of the Battle of New Orleans, the beautiful public space offers a spectacular view of the Mississippi River. Jackson Square is also surrounded by local treasures, including the St. Louis Cathedral, museums, restaurants and markets. The square also serves as a creative space for artists, so visitors can obtain a one-of-a-kind painting from one of the many local painters.

Audubon Zoo

The Audubon Zoo is a uniquely beautiful wildlife experience in the heart of the New Orleans Garden District. The zoo features local exhibits and animals from around the world. The zoo also boasts a real swamp, a baby animal nursery, aquatic exhibits, a safari trail and more.

At another site, the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium offers the largest insect museum in the country. The butterfly garden alone contains thousands of the lovely winged insects.


Where to stay
French Quarter

The French Quarter is the city's oldest neighborhood. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the neighborhood's convenient location, rich history and unique attractions. From luxurious mansions to charming boutiques, French Quarter hotels combine modern amenities and beautifully preserved architecture. The neighborhood contains the most popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in New Orleans.

Central Business District

Bordering the French Quarter, this neighborhood contains the Convention Center, the Superdome and multiple business centers. Hotels in the Central Business District tend to be less expensive than hotels in the French Quarter, but French Quarter attractions are still within walking distance. Additionally, the Central Business District hosts several unique restaurants, shops and attractions.

Garden District

The Garden District offers a quieter New Orleans experience. The streets are lined with local shops, historic structures and gorgeous trees. You can reach the main attractions of the French District by streetcar, but the Garden District's local treasures and relaxed atmosphere are just as enticing. Like hotels in the Central Business District, Garden District accommodations tend to be less expensive than French Quarter hotels.


Travel information

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) serves the city of New Orleans. Located in the suburb of Kenner, the airport is 11 miles from the downtown area. A shuttle offers transportation services from the airport to the Business District. New Orleans hotels in the area include the Hilton New Orleans Airport and the Doubletree New Orleans Airport.

The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal connects New Orleans to New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. The facility serves Amtrak and the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. Greyhound buses also utilize the terminal.


Best time to visit

Most visitors will flock to New Orleans between February and May to participate in Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Both celebrations can be very exciting, but the city is typically crowded with visitors during that time. During this exciting time of year, some of the best hotels, restaurants and attractions have already been booked months in advance. Fortunately, the city hosts a full calendar of events. If you avoid the crowded city during Mardi Gras season, you can still enjoy authentic New Orleans cuisine, heritage tours, music festivals and more.

If you're not accustomed to soaring temperatures and high humidity, the summer months can be unpleasantly stifling. Warm temperatures persist during the early fall months. However, if you can handle the heat, visiting New Orleans in the summer and fall can help you save money on accommodations. The winter and spring months are fairly mild, so the city is a very popular destination during the early months of the year.