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.
Hyatt House New Orleans Downtown
Travelers who seek a central location with more luxurious amenities will appreciate the new Hyatt House New Orleans Downtown. This hotel 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.
Sonder – Oakview offers a taste of local living in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood. This hip location is known for its jazz clubs and soul food, and is a quick stroll from the French Quarter as well. Guests can enjoy an extended stay in a one bedroom apartment at Oakview, which comes standard with in-suite laundry and a full kitchen. Free street parking is available, as is high speed wireless internet. Sonder has a convenient app to facilitate contactless check-in, and provide 24/7 support to guests.
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.
Located in the Arts and Warehouse District, Sonder – Julia Suites is an ideal homebase for short term or extended stay trips. The modern units provide comforts of home, like full kitchens and in-suite laundry. A one-bedroom apartment-style one bedroom apartment can comfortably sleep two. Sonder offers discounted rates for bookings of seven nights or more, making it a great choice for budget-conscious travelers who want to enjoy the comforts of home while on the road. Customer service is available 24/7 via an app, should guests need any assistance during their stay.
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.
Corporate travelers looking for a home away from home will likely enjoy Sonder’s Duncan Plaza option. The apartment-style extended stay lodging is located in the Central Business District, which boasts beautiful architecture and a vibrant dining scene. Duncan Plaza’s units come standard with shower amenities, in-suite laundry and a fully equipped kitchen. Units can comfortably sleep two-four guests, based on the configuration. The building also has a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool with a sun deck and grilling area. While parking isn’t included, guests are just a 5-minute ride to downtown via public transportation.