With New Orleans’ vibrant history, unique culinary culture and nightlife, as well as a revitalized local economy in the decade after Hurricane Katrina, business and pleasure travelers flock to this amazing city that is like no other in the U.S.A.
For travelers who plan to stay a little longer (and why wouldn’t you?) extended stay hotels provide some from-home conveniences, like in-room kitchens, onsite laundry facilities and more spacious accommodations. No matter your budget, savvy travelers like to have options, which are what hotels with extended stay amenities offer. Travel Mag has put together New Orleans’ top five extended stay hotels.
From $79/ night
Travelers who include value for their money will be particularly interested in the affordable accommodations at Extended Stay America, New Orleans Metairie. This hotel’s clean, comfortable suites feature full kitchens stocked with all the entire utensils you’ll need to cook in. For business travelers or for leisure travelers on an extended vacation, having the option to cook can really cut down on costs, as well as provide more eating options. The studio-style rooms are spacious and have free Wi Fi if you’re working there during your stay. All rooms are non-smoking. Those staying for a while will appreciate the convenience of having a coin-operated laundry on site. An extra value-add at this already budget-friendly hotel? This hotel provides a “grab and go breakfast” handy to take on your way a meeting or when you’re heading off touring for the day.
From $299/ night
Travelers who seek a central location with more luxurious amenities will appreciate the new Hyatt House New Orleans Downtown. This place is brand new (2015) and features stylish, modern décor and furnishings as well as fully-stocked kitchens in the rooms. It’s at a higher price point, but room rates include additional perks like a complimentary buffet breakfast and a complimentary grocery shopping service. There is an onsite laundry and a same day valet laundry service. Guests can keep up their fitness routine at their gym and pool. It’s handy for business travelers because it’s in the business district. If you’re in town for a football game, this hotel is a hop, skip and a jump to the famous Mercedes-Benz Superdome. If you’re looking to visit some New Orleans’ notable neighborhoods like the French Quarter, this hotel is located right near the streetcar line on Loyola St.
From $149/ night
This hotel is especially popular with business travelers, given its extended stay amenities and proximity to New Orleans’ Central Business District. It’s also pretty much in the middle of two of New Orleans most popular tourist attractions: the Children’s Museum and the impressive, expansive National World War II Museum. This hotel has modern décor and facilities. Rooms are spacious, and are designed in a “residence style”, meaning that there are separate areas for sleep, work and dining. Each room has a fully-equipped kitchen, with a stove top burner, fridge and microwave. There are larger suites available, including suites that have two separate bedrooms. There is a complimentary hot breakfast offered every morning and a complimentary happy hour in the evening.
From $129/ night
New Orleans is one of the most walkable cities in the U.S.A. In fact, a casual stroll around some of its most famous neighbourhoods is hands down the best way to absorb the charm and unique flavour that this city of diverse history has to offer. The major appeal of this all-suite hotel is its location, just on the fringe of the French Quarter, near Harrah’s Casino and New Orleans’ iconic riverfront. It’s the perfect spot to savour your po’boy sandwich or cup of jambalaya. The rooms at this hotel are spacious and feature fully stocked kitchens. Coin-operated laundry onsite is a handy feature for guests staying for a longer time. Its central location is appealing both for business travelers, as there are several offices and HQs nearby. It’s also a great home base for tourists, with much of the heart of New Orleans within walking distance. There is an outdoor pool. There is also a complimentary breakfast buffet offered daily, as well as a happy hour with drinks and snacks Tues-Thurs evenings.
From $199/ night
This stylish yet moderately-priced hotel reflects the history of New Orleans in its central Warehouse District location. The furnishings and décor are decidedly New Orleans, and add a level of local authenticity for guests. It was built in a converted printing factory and still retains much of its original architecture. The rooms themselves are highly functional in addition to being fashionable. The rooms are large. The smallest are studio style, but there are one and two bedroom suites available as well. The rooms have partial kitchens, perfect for making light meals or snacks. Long term guests will appreciate having laundry facilities on site. There is also an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna. This hotel is only two blocks from the French Quarter, and is located near many cafes, jazz clubs, cool shops and galleries. There is plenty to do within a short walking radius.