These Great Sleeps Keep You Close to the Superdome Action



The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is consistently rated one of the best football venues in the country, for all kinds of reasons. Ask any local member of the Who Dat Nation what's great about the Dome, and he, or she, will talk your ear off. For out of towners in for the game, the Dome's proximity to all things New Orleans is a big draw. Located exactly one mile from the edge of the French Quarter at Canal and Bourbon Streets, the Superdome is an easy walk to just about any French Quarter or Central Business District hotel.

When planning your stay, a little advance thought pays off.  Do you want a familiar brand, a solid big box hotel with a national, or even international reputation behind it?  Or do you prefer a small, personal overnight experience and an atmosphere that could only be synonymous with New Orleans? Budget is another factor when you look at options from no frills to luxury. Family friendly is a plus if you're bringing the kids, not so much if you're looking for a romantic steal-away without little ones about. Finally, location and proximity to Bourbon Street should figure in.  How close you want to be to the party, with its crowds, noise and cocktailing, will factor into where you lay your head.


Located between Poydras and Canal, the Wyndham Garden Hotel-Baronne Plaza is just a block off Canal, with easy access to all things French Quarter and CBD. The rooms aren't fancy but they're comfortable and the price is right. The hotel has a...  Read More


Loews New Orleans Hotel
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This former office building in the heart of downtown has been reimagined into one of the best sleeps in town. From its West Indies--style lobby to its well appointed spacious guest rooms enriched with local artwork, the Loews makes a body feel...  Read More


Staying at the Quality Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans has its perks, the first of which is location, location, location. Walk to the Superdome, Smoothie King Center, French Quarter or Convention Center no problem. A full list of amenities...  Read More


Homewood Suites New Orleans

For a comfortable home away from home, Homewood Suites fills the bill. Spacious one and two-bedroom suites offer fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi and plenty of room to spread out and relax after a night cheering on the boys in black and gold....  Read More


BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel
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Located just a half-block off of many of the Mardi Gras parade routes, this charming property delivers terrific value in an historically restored setting. Rooms, many with Magazine Street views, come with two double beds, queens or a single...  Read More


Best known for the iconic 150-foot long clarinet painted on its outside tower, the newly renovated Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome is close to both the Dome and Smoothie King Center. Located on the Loyola Streetcar line if you're heading uptown,...  Read More


Le Pavillon Hotel New Orleans

Le Pavillon is in a class by itself, with its facade borrowed from ancient Greece and an interior of baroque elegance. The rooms are unique, with antique treasures scattered throughout. One room even has a 17th century hand-carved mantle that...  Read More


The Saint Hotel, Autograph Collection
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Well, there's the name for starters. Even though it's singular, even one Saint bodes well to the army of fans that bleed black and gold at every Saints kick off. This hotel, now part of Marriott's boutique Autograph Collection, is going for a W...  Read More


Ask any born-and-bred New Orleanian, of a certain age, about the Maison Blanche on Canal Street, and the conversation will take on a nostalgic tone. Once the grand dame of the city's department stores, the Maison was the place to shop for...  Read More


Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans
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The Hyatt Regency is a sophisticated beacon on Loyola Avenue, close to both the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome and the Smoothie King Center. The curved glass exterior is eye popping, but step inside the sweeping lobby, with its multi-story escalator,...  Read More


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Meet Beth D'Addono

Beth D'Addono is a food and travel writer obsessed with flavor, exploring cultures, street music and the city of New Orleans.

Beth writes about New Orleans and other destinations for outlets...  More About Beth

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