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Inns on the Outskirts
Just 10 minutes from downtown New Orleans are Metairie and Gretna (Gretna is on the West Bank via the Crescent City Connection). Both are popular destinations for traveling families or anyone on a budget. All the national hotel chains you love and trust are right here. If you drove here, you won’t have pay overnight parking in Metairie or Gretna.
Business travelers like Metairie because it’s closer to the airport. On Veterans Memorial Boulevard – Metairie’s main drag – you’ll find literally hundreds of restaurants and shopping areas, including Lakeside, the area's biggest mall. With more than 120 shops including Macy’s, Dillard’s, Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma, this is where New Orleans shops. If you can’t find it on Vets, you can’t find it anywhere.
And Gretna is home to one of Louisiana’s largest National Historic Districts. The Gretna Historical Society Museum Complex includes the Kittie Strehle Home, the Louisiana State Fire Museum and the Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop.
Both Metairie and Gretna are popular places to stay during Mardi Gras, especially if you’re looking for family-friendly parades (you won’t have to cover your kid’s eyes here).
The Marriott is conveniently located just five minutes from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter. As the newest hotel on the west bank of the Mississippi River, the Courtyard New Orleans Westbank provides modern accommodations and great amenities. More Details »
Just a short drive from the airport and major New Orleans area attractions, the Towers offer unparalleled convenience and style with condo style suites featuring a master bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen. During your stay, take advantage of great amenities like a pool and fitness center. More Details »
FREE parking and a location in the heart of Metairie's Central Business District mean you're just minutes away from the New Orleans International Airport, downtown New Orleans, the historic French Quarter, New Orleans Convention Center and the city's world-renowned restaurants. Located at I-10 and Causeway Blvd. More Details »
The Landmark Metairie's beautifully decorated 156 guestrooms are designed with the guest's comfort in mind. Whether a guest requires a non-smoking room, a handicapped-accessible room, or one equipped for a corporate executive, the Landmark's accommodations can meet those special needs. More Details »