Stay in the Center of it All, Y’all
Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you can’t go wrong with a hotel in the Central Business District. The CBD, as locals call it, is home to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and dozens of award-winning restaurants. The world-famous French-Quarter and the galleries and museums of the Arts & Warehouse District are all within walking distance. And you can hop a streetcar for a tour of the magnificent mansions of the Garden District and Uptown New Orleans. If you’re looking for a hotel in a central location that offers easy access to all parts of town, the CBD is ideal.
Convention Center Hotel Costs
In this area of the city, you can find hotels that cater to business travelers with high-speed internet, in hotel business centers and ample meeting space. Rooms range from modern luxury suites to historic guest rooms with private balconies.
Prices vary, accommodations vary from luxury boutiques and there are discount hotels. Some hotels may offer free parking, while others may have valet parking at rates that are cheaper than in the French Quarter.
If you don't take a car, you can also travel around by taxi, the streetcars can take you throughout the city and there are a number of shuttles to take you from the airport, to your hotel and back.
Read about Convention Center Attractions for entertainment within walking distance.
Attractions near the Convention Center
New Orleans hotels in the CBD area are located within walking distance of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as well as many other of the city's key business areas such as Gallier Hall. However, the area is also close to many of the more popular activities ... within walking distance or a short streetcar ride to our world famous French Quarter and steps away from world-class New Orleans restaurants, festivities and shopping in the Riverwalk overlooking the Mississippi. When you stay in a Convention Center hotel, you'll be close to the French Quarter but will not have to deal with the traffic and nightly activity should you decide to return to your hotel to relax after a long day of fun in New Orleans, guaranteeing a quiet and peaceful night's sleep.
Hotels near the Convention Center are also a short walk to the New Orleans Superdome if you're coming to see a game. The Saints play their home games in the Dome, and it's home to the BCS Sugar Bowl every year.
Other nearby attractions include the Mississippi River and the New Orleans Cruise Port, the Riverwalk Marketplace, the National WWII Museum and a number of the best restaurants and cocktail bars in the city.