New Orleans Hotels - Free shuttle to port?



Ahoy Cruisers,

We will be sailing out of New Orleans on 4/24/05. We would like to know a decent HOTEL to stay in New Orleans for a couple of days, precruise, that is within close proximity to the cruise dock, and perhaps has a free shuttle. My hubby just found out N.O. is having a jazz festival during that time. Any ideas, suggestions, your experience and what you did would be appreciated.


Just stayed at the Marriott Courtyard on St Charles Street. A few blocks from the pier and right outside the french quarter. Very nice and free internet if you have a laptop. Booked right from Marriotts website.

Don Clark

For a city its size, New Orleans has a lot of really nice hotels in its downtown area. Almost all of them provide a van to move about the city, from the airport to the French Quarter. When I arrived on an Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited in New Orleans, the hotels van was waiting to pick us up and deliver us back to the station.... I'm sure just about everyone of the downtown hotels would provide the same service...