About the city
New Orleans is a unique destination for two main reasons: as the hometown of jazz music and the Mardi Gras parade, usually held in February. Therefore, the majority of tourists come here for Jazz Fest and the festival season. To enjoy these activities, you'll probably want to stay somewhere nearby — downtown hotels will give you access to almost every corner of the city. If you're looking for a historical part and want to see Creole architecture — your choice is French Quarter with its French market, boutique shops and small cafes. Tremé-Lafitte is an area with plenty of jazz clubs and a lively atmosphere.
Our top picks in New Orleans
If you want to stay in the Uptown/Garden District, which means in a quiet and scenic part of New Orleans, the luxury Maison Perrier Bed & Breakfast will be perfect for both you and your beloved ones in a luxury atmosphere. This 4-star deal is located only 3 blocks from St. Charles Avenue, where you can ride the world's oldest running streetcar. Magazine Street is within a 5-minute walk of Maison Perrier, so you can go shopping whenever you want.
Those staying at the property can enjoy the gourmet fruit and cheese board services every Friday and Saturday. Other best options you can find here.
Transportation: it's possible to book a shuttle or use a train for traveling the city (Union Station, 2 mi away).
Budget stay in New Orleans
If you want to be smart about expenses, yet stay in an art-gallery heavy Warehouse District, select, for instance, New Orleans Cambria Hotel. This 4-star upscale accommodation is less than 1.2 mi from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the French Quarter founded back in 1718. Most travelers begin exploring the city here, moreover, you can enjoy some of the old warehouse-style architecture, art galleries and important museums. Сheck our other cheap properties.
Transportation: The ride from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to the hotel takes about 30 min by car.
For a romantic getaway
In French Quarter and near the city center (0.7 miles away) — Royal Sonesta New Orleans, the 4-star property set on Bourbon Street. Jazz fans will definitely appreciate an intimate atmosphere at The Jazz House, the onsite jazz club.
Top landmarks nearby: St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square (within a 10-minute walk from the hotel). As the hotel is centrally located, there's no need for a car.
You can also check other hotels with onsite spa facilities in the city center.
Perks for a short stay
If you're traveling for work or just for a weekend, Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel - Kenner offers 3-star accommodation with a free airport shuttle. There are also several golf courses and scenic parks located nearby. This option is great for couples, business or leisure travelers who want to stay near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport. The hotel is 1.7 mi away from Susan Park. You might as well check other deals close to airport.
Transportation: 15 min by car from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport or via free shuttle.
All the above-mentioned hotels in New Orleans comply with these safety measures due to Covid-19:
Hand sanitizer is placed in guest rooms and key areas
Cashless payment is available.
Each property can offer onsite parking for those renting or traveling by car.
Some useful tips
The best time to visit New Orleans is between December and April for the most comfortable temperatures. Mardi Gras is usually held in February/early March, while Jazz Fest is on the last weekend of April/the first weekend of May. Plan in advance: book a hotel room 3 months in advance if you're arriving during Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest.
For the recommended hotels, you can use Streetcar Service with available multi-trip passes. If you stay in the French Quarter, walking is the best, as parking here costs between $5 and $12 per hour, with an average 24 hour rate of $21. And of course you can travel by car, as it is the easiest way to access almost every neighborhood. You can cross the entire town in 45 minutes by bike.