Hotels Near the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana

by Baldwin Ellis

The New Orleans Arena is nestled in the heart of downtown within walking distance of several hotels that are as eclectic as the city itself. The hotels range from a luxury property that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places to budget accommodations near the heart of the non-stop action in the French Quarter. The properties also are near casinos, nightlife, cultural sites and the Louisiana Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints and the annual Sugar Bowl game.

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The Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome

The Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome is instantly recognizable by the large clarinet that graces its façade. The property is steps away from the New Orleans Arena and the Superdome, and within a mile of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino. Accommodations range from traditionally decorated rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi to one- and two- bedroom suites that offer skyline views. Amenities include a heated rooftop pool, a fully equipped fitness center and Holiday Streetcar Restaurant, which serves American cuisine with a Cajun twist.

The Lafayette Hotel

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Lafayette Hotel is a historic property that has been a fixture in the city since 1916. The property is within a half-mile of the New Orleans Arena and walking distance of the French Quarter. The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line is nearby, providing access to Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Park and Tulane University. Accommodations consist of individually decorated guest rooms with wicker headboards or four poster beds, marble bathrooms and wrought-iron balconies that offer city views. The property also offers spacious suites with multiple bedrooms and whirlpool tubs.

Le Pavillon Hotel

Built in 1907, Le Pavillon Hotel is an upscale French Quarter property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. New Orleans Arena, the Superdome and the nightlife on Bourbon Street are within a five-minute walk. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel has accommodations consisting of traditionally decorated guest rooms featuring handmade drapes, mahogany armoires and marble baths with porcelain shower heads. The hotel also offers themed suites ranging from a French-inspired room with a virtual fireplace to an ornate European Palace Suite that features 24 karat gold-plated sinks and stained-glass windows. Amenities include a heated rooftop pool and gourmet French-Louisiana cuisine at the Crystal Room restaurant.

The Quality Inn and Suites

The Quality Inn and Suites offers budget-friendly lodging near the French Quarter. The hotel is steps away from the arena, the Superdome and Jackson Square, home of the historic St. Louis Cathedral. The hotel also is near the Canal Streetcar Line, which provides access to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hotel accommodations consist of standard guest rooms with microwaves, city views and complimentary Wi-Fi. Hotel amenities include a fitness center with cardio equipment and circuit weights, and complimentary continental breakfast buffet.


About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

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