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.