When choosing a hotel in New Orleans, location is key. If you plan on touring the French Quarter, or are coming for a sporting event at the Superdome, staying at a central location is key. If you want to be within walking distance to everything, the French Quarter and Central Business District (CBD) is the top choice. But in these days of ride sharing apps, cocktailing needn't be curtailed by the need to drive home. Virtually every neighborhood in New Orleans is within a 10-15 minute drive and there are plenty of bike lanes to accommodate two-wheeled touring, an ideal way to leave the tourist track behind and dig a little deeper into the city's charms.
Being close to bus and street car stops is another way to explore all parts of the city that you wouldn't be able to walk to by foot. At $1.25 per ride, it can't be beat. Renting bikes is also a great option if you like to get out and explore the neighborhood,
When you have your location figured out, it's time to figure out the degree of luxury, design, amenities and value you are looking for in a place to stay. New Orleans has it all. From comfortable bed and breakfasts along Audubon Park to world class five star hotels like the W French Quarter and Audubon Cottages, the options will have you sleeping easy.