Best Places to Sleep Over in New Orleans near the Airport

MSY, also known as Louis Armstrong International Airport, is just 13 miles from the French Quarter in New Orleans. But the location is world's away - think suburbs vs. the historic district.  If you want solid brands that offer value and cater to families and business travelers, and don't mind commuting to the action, then a hotel by the airport is a good option.  The location is also a fine gateway for exploring other places in Louisiana, starting with the Northshore across Lake Ponchartrain, with its many family-friendly attractions and quaint Main Streets in villages like Mandeville and Abita Springs. Families traveling with kids may want to stay away from the Bourbon Street party fray, making an airport location ideal.  Ask about pools - most of these hotels offer them.  Although there are lots of chain restaurants in the Kenner area, there are local spots to, including the wonderful Fisherman's Cove for great seafood at rock bottom prices, located on Williams Boulevard. Traveling with Fido? Both the La Quinta and the Days Inn welcome your pet. Most hotels offer free shuttles to the airport, so it's your call whether you rent a car or not.  Just be aware that the Jefferson Parish police don't look kindly on drinking and driving.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport


Fans of this discount Hilton brand expect style and substance, and this hotel doesn't disappoint. Located in suburban Metairie just off I-10, the Doubletree is two miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and 12 miles...  Read More

Days Inn New Orleans Airport


This budget chain offers low rates yet still delivers a cut above basic amenities. Located on Highway 61, this Kenner property has an onsite work out room, free wifi and an outdoor pool open seasonally. Pay a little extra for in-room...  Read More

Extended Stay America New Orleans - Kenner


This hotel geared to the longer-term visitor offers many of the comforts of home at rates in the $75 range, depending on the date. Laid out like a studio apartment, the rooms offer fully equipped kitchens and plenty of work space. The all...  Read More



One of the newly renovated airport hotels, this 134-room Holiday Inn budget brand south of MSY is worth a second look. Situated in the James Business Park, the hotel dishes all the usuals, from an airport shuttle to 32-inch flat screens, free...  Read More

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport
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A cut above the average chain hotel, this Crowne Plaza by the airport dishes value and a central location for visiting the city and other nearby attractions. Bragging rights include a courtyard salt water pool, popular for travelers with...  Read More

Comfort Suites Airport


This property consistently earns high marks for both service and style, with frequents guests all agog over everything from cleanliness to comfortable spacious rooms. There is an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub and exercise room for the active set...  Read More



Animal lovers are already hip to this no-frills hotel chain, which welcomes pets at no additional charge. La Quinta offers many extras for free, where luxury hotel chains often charge guests. Guests enjoy free hot breakfast, wireless Internet...  Read More

Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport


The New Orleans airport location is in Metairie, a respectable suburb with tons of dining and family entertainment and shopping options. You're close to the Esplanade Mall, Pontchartrain Center, and Treasure Chest Casino. The hotel is full...  Read More

Red Roof Inn New Orleans Airport


The Red Roof Inn delivers a good bang for the buck with plenty of extras to sweeten the deal. The rooms are spacious and boast all the necessaries. Free amenities add up, including complimentary parking and airport shuttle (5 a.m. to 11 p.m.) as...  Read More

Hilton New Orleans Airport


This 317-room Hilton delivers plenty of amenities at a location less than a mile from the airport. Mom and dad will appreciate the room's microwave and kitchenette, as well as the DVD player for movies. Unlike many of the more no-frills airport...  Read More


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