New Orleans Westbank Hotels

by Lisa Fritscher
Westbank hotels are just a short drive from the landmark St. Louis Cathedral.

Westbank hotels are just a short drive from the landmark St. Louis Cathedral.

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The New Orleans Westbank is a largely residential area located across the river from downtown New Orleans. Automobile bridges connect the Westbank with the rest of New Orleans, making it easy to access the Bourbon Street nightlife, legendary cemeteries and tourist attractions such as the Audubon Aquarium. Alternately, consider taking the free pedestrian ferry from Algiers on the Westbank to the downtown riverfront.

La Quinta Inn New Orleans Westbank

The La Quinta Inn New Orleans Westbank is conveniently located in Gretna, a small and safe community with easy access to downtown New Orleans. The La Quinta is in front of the Oakwood Center mall, and only a five minutes' drive from the cruise terminal and convention center. Hotel amenities include free continental breakfast, parking and wireless Internet, a swimming pool and a full-service restaurant on site. The La Quinta welcomes pets.

Best Western Westbank

The Best Western Westbank is a good choice for those traveling with a car, as it is located approximately eight miles from downtown New Orleans in Harvey. The full-service hotel offers a complimentary full breakfast, free wireless Internet, a fitness center, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a business center. A fine-dining restaurant and separate cocktail lounge are located on site. Guest rooms feature upgraded bedding and desks with multiple power outlets.

Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank Tower

The soaring Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank Tower is located along Highway 90 in Gretna, just two miles from the Algiers ferry and five minutes from downtown New Orleans. The business center is staffed 24 hours per day, offering services such as fax and copy capabilities. Wireless Internet and parking are free. The hotel offers a 24-hour lounge with power outlets available, an on-site restaurant and concierge services. Children’s activities are offered throughout the day, and kids eat free at the hotel restaurant. Room service is available from early morning until late night.

Travelodge New Orleans West

The Travelodge New Orleans West is in Harvey, a 10-minute drive from downtown New Orleans. The hotel is a clean and comfortable choice, although amenities are basic. The pet-friendly hotel offers free parking, with designated spots for buses and trucks. Free continental breakfast is served each morning. The hotel offers two outdoor swimming pools and a kiddie pool. Free Internet is provided at the lobby kiosk, and wireless Internet service is available in all guest rooms. There is no on-site restaurant, although a variety of fast-food and casual restaurants are located nearby.

About the Author

Lisa Fritscher is a freelance writer specializing in disabled adventure travel. She spent 15 years working for Central Florida theme parks and frequently travels with her disabled father. Fritscher's work can be found in both print and online mediums, including She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Florida.

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