From the French Quarter and dynamic nightlife of Bourbon Street to Mardi Gras to the deep-rooted Creole culture, New Orleans exudes a distinctive charm and vibrancy with a hint of mystery. Visitors from around the world make their way to The Big Easy to experience this unique city and all that it has to offer.
However, what many don’t realize is that New Orleans is also an up-and-coming technology hub and is making its presence felt in the film and television industry. It is a major commercial port and is one of the nation’s leading oil refining and petrochemical production locations. Major companies and businesses are either headquartered in NOLA or run a sizable portion of their operations in the region.
And finally, New Orleans is one of the leading convention destinations in the country with many taking place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. So, if business brings you to Crescent City, hopefully, you make time to experience some of the iconic cultural offerings on tap.
Here are some of the best places to stay in New Orleans.
Country Inn & Suites, New Orleans I-10 East, LA
Conveniently located just off I-10 near downtown, Country Inn & Suites is just 20 minutes from many of those famous attractions mentioned above – the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and the Port of New Orleans.
Settle in for a comfortable stay and enjoy spacious rooms and suites, all featuring premium bedding for a restful night’s sleep. Kick back after a long day of work and watch a movie on HBO on the flat-screen TV. Still, have some work to finish? Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and work area to check off the day’s last to-dos or get ahead for tomorrow.
Head to the lobby where you can relax fireside with a book and beverage. An on-site fitness center and outdoor pool provide much-needed stress relief, while a free hot breakfast is the perfect way to fuel up and energize for the day ahead.
Holiday Inn Express New Orleans East
With its location next to I-10, Holiday Inn Express New Orleans East provides easy access to both downtown and the French Quarter, as well as nearby businesses like the Smucker’s / Folgers plant, NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, and the Lakefront Airport.
Rooms are outfitted with plush duvets and an assortment of pillows to pick from. Black-out shades go one step further in helping ensure a great night’s rest.
These executive-style rooms feature:
Coffee and tea maker
A large work area and free Wi-Fi means you can catch up on emails and other work-related tasks or unwind with an HBO movie on the flat-screen TV.
A well-equipped fitness center ensures you never have to skip a workout. The seasonal outdoor pool is a great spot to catch some rays with a refreshing drink before dinner.
Quality Inn New Orleans (I-10 Service Road)
Centrally located just northeast of downtown New Orleans, Quality Inn provides easy access to Lake Pontchartrain and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Begin your workday with a complimentary hot breakfast that features healthy fruits and cereals, fresh coffee, juice, and their famous waffles.
Rooms are spacious and offer simple, yet comfortable amenities including microwaves, refrigerators, and ironing facilities.
During the warmer months, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the seasonal outdoor pool.