Motels Near the New Orleans Airport

by Lee Morgan

Around 6 million passengers arrive to and depart from Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans each year, before or after exploring one of the nation’s most unusual cities. The Big Easy is famous for its nonstop willingness to have a good time, its jazz and some of the best food America has to offer. For travelers who wish to find inexpensive motel accommodations near the airport, there are several options just a short drive or cab ride away.

Econo Lodge Kenner

The Econo Lodge in Kenner, Louisiana, is among the motels closest to Louis Armstrong International Airport. The motel is located on Veterans Boulevard, just three blocks from the airport access road. It is just a short drive down Esplanade Avenue to the historic French Quarter and downtown New Orleans and also minutes from Rivertown, a historic district that contains 16 blocks of entertainment, dining, museums and other attractions. The Econo Lodge features guestrooms with refrigerator and premium cable television. The motel offers an outdoor pool, a laundry facility and high-speed Internet access, as well as plenty of free parking, which is rare at locations closer to downtown.

Days Hotel Metairie-New Orleans

The Days Hotel Metairie-New Orleans is just seven miles from Louis Armstrong International Airport and a 10-minute drive from the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans. This motel, comparable to other Days Inns, offers rooms with basic amenities such as premium cable and a writing desk. The motel also has an above-average selection of on-site amenities, including a pool, business center, high-speed Internet access, a 24-hour IHOP restaurant, a gym and meeting space.

Super 8 Metairie

The Super 8 Metairie’s location is convenient to the Interstate on Clearview Parkway just west of the city and only five miles from the airport. A short drive east can put travelers in the heart of the city in approximately 10 minutes. This motel is located next door to a Shoney’s restaurant and a 24-hour market with a sandwich shop that will make you a po’ boy any time of the day or night. The rooms at the Super 8 Metairie all include a refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave as well as 27-inch television with premium cable. Connecting rooms and an 1,100-square-foot conference room are available.

Motel 6 New Orleans

The Motel 6 New Orleans is approximately 15 minutes by car to Louis Armstrong International Airport and is the Motel 6 closest to the facility. Located on Old Gentilly Road, this pet-friendly motel offers expanded cable, free coffee, a laundry facility, truck parking and Wi-Fi for a fee. Kids can stay at no extra charge, and the location is convenient to nearby restaurants. Downtown New Orleans is just a short drive away. Rooms have two double beds, a queen or a king, and adjoining rooms are available.