New Orleans may be known as an international party destination, but it's really much more than that. It's a city full of culture, history and is also the home to a number of serious higher learning intuitions including Tulane University, Loyola University and Xavier University.
Tulane is the largest of them all, with more than 12,000 undergrad and graduate students. It dates back to 1834 when it started as a public medical college. Today popular majors include architecture, business and the university is known for their law school.
Loyola is the second largest with more than 5,000 students including undergrads, graduates and law students. It was founded in 1904. Today it's a private, co-ed Jesuit University and is one of the larger Jesuit universities in the south. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report Best College ranked Loyola eighth in the south.
Xavier is historically a black Roman Catholic university, the only higher education intuition with that unique distinction. It was established in 1925 and current has more than 3,200 students. The school is known for their strengths in sciences, including biology and chemistry.
Both Tulane and Loyola are located Uptown, along St. Charles Avenue. Xavier is located in Gert Town, a section of Mid City.
There are no hotels within walking distance of any of the universities, but there are a number that are just a short drive or streetcar ride away.
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These hotels are just a streetcar ride or short drive from both Tulane and Loyola. The streetcar is a convenient, as well as beautiful way to get around Uptown along St. Charles Avenue and only costs $1.25 each way.
Hotel Indigo (2.43 mi.)
Located in the beautiful Garden District is Hotel Indigo. It's a luxury boutique hotel that combines modern conveniences and the charm of the Garden District. The hotel is located right on St. Charles Avenue with both parades and the streetcars passing by its front doors.
Guests of the Clarion Grand Boutique Hotel will be staying in one of America's most beautiful and historically significant areas, the Garden District: a neighborhood dripping with Spanish moss and Southern charm.
Magnolia Mansion (2.52 mi.)
Historically known as the Harris Maginnis Mansion, Magnolia Mansion was built in 1857-58, once served as the headquarters of the American Red Cross during World War II, and is now one of the most photographed and treasured Antebellum homes in the Garden District. This Greek-revival mansion is surrounded by old Oak trees, and has beautiful courtyards and sculptures throughout the property. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, and they're only a short walk from the streetcar line, French Quarter, many great restaurants, shopping and more.
Prytania Park Garden District Hotel (2.73 mi.)
The Prytania Park is a small, European-style hotel with a variety of room types to suit every visitor, including families, couples, and business travelers. The Prytania Park Hotel is located in the lower Garden District, half a block from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line.
Queen Anne Garden District Hotel (2.75 mi.)
The Queen Anne Garden District Hotel is located in one of New Orleans' most historic neighborhoods. An elegant 1890s Victorian mansion, the Queen Anne is a prime example of the spacious homes built by Americans who settled this area following the Louisiana Purchase.
Prytania Oaks Hotel (2.75 mi.)
The Prytania Oaks Hotel is a mid-1800s Victorian double gallery house with a new addition completed in the winter of 2006. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful historic homes. A portico driveway leads to a garden setting for the Prytania Oaks' off-street parking area.
Holiday Inn Superdome Hotel (2.88 mi.)
A Quality Excellence Award-winning hotel, the Holiday Inn Superdome features magnificent jazz murals, including the exterior 150-foot clarinet mural! Next to the Superdome, this Holiday Inn offers a complimentary shuttle to nearby attractions, full-service restaurant, pool, high-speed Internet access, and a health club.
O'Keefe Plaza Hotel (2.94 mi.)
Conveniently located in the heart of the Central Business District, the O'Keefe Plaza Hotel is within walking distance to the French Quarter, the Louisiana Superdome and Harrah's Casino. Ideal for the budget-conscious business traveler, this economy property offers renovated rooms, complimentary light breakfast, onsite parking, and Internet.
The Royal St. Charles Hotel (3.16 mi.)
The Royal St. Charles Hotel, a recently renovated contemporary boutique hotel, is located just one block from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. With modern amenities and spacious guest rooms, and is ideally situated for both the business and leisure traveler.
Q & C Hotel (3.18 mi.)
The Q & C is perfectly located for your next business or pleasure trip to New Orleans. It is less than three blocks from the French Quarter and a short distance to the Convention Center. Their guest rooms include European furnishings, original artwork and many modern amenities.