High scoring sleeps within easy walking distance of all the action

When you are in town specifically for an event or events at the Smoothie King Center you would, in a perfect world want to stay as close as possible. Why waste time commuting to and from when you could be spending that time enjoying the action?

In the general proximity of the Smoothie King Center there are great hotels of all shapes and sizes, with different price levels, amenities and styles. Whether you want to treat yourself to a swank hotel with a full service concierge, or would rather save that money to spend on po-boys, you have options. 

The closest hotels to the Smoothie King Center are the nicest ones. The Hyatt Regency and Le Pavillon are quick walks away, yet very different sleeps.  The Hyatt Regency is super modern with tons of space and great views. Le Pavillon is all opulent formality in a fabulous building dating back to 1907.

There are more "budget" types of hotels close by too, offering the handy option of being closer to attractions by the river and the  French Quarter. If you want to save some loot, and imagine yourself splitting time between the Arena and the Quarter, checking out these types of hotels would be ideal. 

Cotton Exchange Hotel


The historic Cotton Exchange Hotel, situated in the actual former cotton exchange building, is located on Carondelet in New Orleans on the St. Charles Streetcar line. You won't need to hop on though unless you plan on going to the Garden...  Read More



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

MOXY New Orleans Downtown French Quarter
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Staying at MOXY has its perks, the first of which is location, location, location. Walk to the Smoothie King Center, Superdome, Canal Street or Convention Center no problem. A full list of amenities includes daily continental breakfast,...  Read More

Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter
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Another hotel situated right in the middle of the New Orleans downtown on Baronne, the Fairfield Inn and Suites is a budget hotel that offers great proximity and amenities for the price. With easy access to the St. Charles and Canal St....  Read More



Located in the historic Cumberland Phone Building, this all-suites property boasts a solid location and a bevy of extras. Guests can enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, spacious guestrooms and an impressive menu of complimentary food. Hot breakfast...  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

Homewood Suites New Orleans


For an extended stay that combines business with pleasure, Homewood Suites fills the bill. Spacious one and two-bedroom suites offer fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi and plenty of elbow room for working and relaxing after a day or night on the...  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

Le Pavillon Hotel


Le Pavillon is in a class by itself, with afacade borrowed from ancient Greece complete with carved statues and an air of old world elegance. The rooms are unique, with antique treasures scattered throughout. One room even has a 17th century...  Read More

Hyatt Regency New Orleans


The Hyatt Regency is a visual spectacle close to both the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome and the Smoothie King Center. The curved glass exterior is eye popping, but come inside and the massive lobby, with its incredible escalator, comfy seating areas...  Read More


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