With the ending of the holiday season, it becomes the “Bowl” season. New Orleans is hosting the Sugar Bowl in the Superdome and is expecting thousands of visitors. How do you know where to stay so you are not in some flood zone infested flea trap? This article is going to show you some of the top New Orleans hotels within a half mile of the Superdome that you can stay while you catch the football game.
Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome: The Holiday Inn is about two tenths of a mile from the Superdome and is well within walking distance. All the rooms are non-smoking and feature high speed Internet access. This Holiday Inn also features free shuttle service to the various New Orleans attractions. You can book this hotel by calling 888-465-4329.
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans: This hotel is three tenths of a mile from the Superdome. An interesting feature of this New Orleans hotel is that every room has a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave. That being said, it would make a good room for an after the Sugar Bowl get together if you stock it up ahead of time. It also works for a family on a budget who wants to eat majority their meals in. You can make your reservation at 1-800-CALL-HOME or by visiting www.homewoodsuitesneworleans.com. This website also features a YouTube virtual tour so you can see the suites firsthand before making your reservations.
Le Pavillon Hotel: Also about three tenths of mile from the Sugar Bowl is the historic Le Pavillon Hotel. Built in 1907, this is an upscale hotel with intricate woodwork, Italian marble floors, and many pieces of unique artwork. The guest rooms are equally luxurious with handmade draperies, mahogany woodwork, and marble vanities. This hotel also features an outdoor heated swimming pool. You can make your reservations by calling 800-535-9095 and nightly parking is $25.
Quality Inn and Suites New Orleans: For the more budget minded there is the Quality Inn and Suites just a few blocks from the Superdome. This hotel has some smoking and non smoking rooms, wireless Internet Access, and free breakfast. a) This hotel has a reputation of having very friendly staff and good customer service. If you rent a car or drive your own, parking rates are $17 a night. Call 877-25-6900 to make your reservations.
Lastly, you might want to consider checking out Craiglist.org for New Orleans in order to find people who are subletting their apartments or condos out in the French Quarter for the Sugar Bowl. Many find that the be a cost effective way to gain lodging some place fairly close the the Superdome.
a) TripAdvisor.com, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60864-d235216-Reviews-Quality_Inn_Suites_Downtown-New_Orleans_Louisiana.html