Attractions and Things to Do
Looking for a great place to stay in New Orleans? Look no further than the hotels near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. It opened after World War II, and replaced the older New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which gave it international status. In 2001 it was renamed after Louis Armstrong because of the large impact he and his jazz music had on the city. It’s the 2nd lowest lying international airport in the world because it’s 4.5 feet above sea level. The Schipol International Airport in Amsterdam is the lowest at 11 feet below sea level. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport served more widely as an international airport, but today typical flights are within the USA. Prior to the devastating Hurricane Katrina, the International Airport saw 9.7 million passengers a year. Today 900,000 travelers go through on average each year. Those numbers are on the rise, however.
Hotels near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provide you with a great location. You’re within a twenty to twenty-five minute drive to downtown New Orleans, as well as the famous Bourbon Street, French Quarter, and historic distric. You can easily see a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, or watch an event at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center and still be within a twenty minute drive of your comfortable stay. Booking a room in these hotels near the airport also provides you with additional recreation in Kenner Louisiana and downtown New Orleans.
A great breakfast can be hard to find when traveling. The hotels near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provide you with a hot meal to start your day off on the right track. Some hotels, such as the Red Roof Inn New Orleans Airport Hotel, supply cooked-to-order eggs, omelets, and hot waffles, among their breakfast options, completely for free. The Days Inn New Orleans Airport and the Radisson Hotel New Orleans Airport offer a complimentary hot breakfast as well. The Hilton New Orleans Airport serves a great breakfast on-site with Mimosas and Bloody Marys on the weekends. You can expect great amenities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry facility, and a fitness center when you stay near the airport.
The hotels near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport offer a free airport shuttle that will happily pick you up when you arrive, and drop you off when you’re ready to return home. The streetcar system in downtown New Orleans is quite efficient when you’re going from one recreation to another in the downtown area. However, you would definitely benefit from your own vehicle if you plan on going to multiple venues during your stay. Downtown is only a twenty minute or so commute when you have your own vehicle. It’s a 1 hour and 42 minute trip if you take the bus. The bus system runs every 30 minutes Monday through Sunday between the hours of 7:30 am and 8 pm.