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Hotels in New Orleans near Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street Introduction

Dating from the 18th-century, Bourbon Street is a 13-block stretch located in the iconic French Quarter. Many visitors hang out on the first eight blocks starting at Canal Street, where you’ll find an array of historic hotels, restaurants, and lively nightlife, while the next five blocks are home to New Orleans’ flourishing gay community. Bourbon Street is a popular place to take in live music, especially jazz bands. It also hosts the city’s world-famous annual Mardi Gras celebrations in February/March. Architecture is another big draw of Bourbon Street, where picturesque wrought-iron railings are plentiful.

Hotels near Bourbon Street

There’s a wide range of accommodation near Bourbon Street, although any directly on the street will lean towards higher pricing. Some of the nearby 3- and 4-star hotels offer outdoor pools and fitness rooms, along with restaurants and bars. Many will have hidden inner courtyards. Budget options are available but you’ll be away from the action. If you want to avoid the heat, humidity and higher hotel prices, try not to visit during the summer. Spring and fall are more pleasant with lower hotel costs. The best bargains are in winter, when many are preoccupied with the holiday season.

Where to stay near Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street is in New Orlean’s French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carre, a lively cultural hotspot full of entertainment and eateries, as well as shopping and nightlife. This 78-square-block area is the oldest and one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Just over a mile away is the Warehouse District, an arts hub adjacent to the Central Business District, which offers galleries and museums, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Undoubtedly the most striking area in New Orleans is the historic Garden District, which is full of antebellum mansions and manicured gardens.

Things to see near Bourbon Street

In the French Quarter you can take in 18th-century St. Louis Cathedral views from Jackson Square, a picturesque park lined with artwork of local artists. Both are 3 blocks from Bourbon Street, while the popular French Market is a 9-minute walk. Just 3.7 miles away is the National WWII Museum, where exhibits include a selection of artifacts and aircraft. Frenchmen Street, about 2.7 miles away, is a lively cultural hotspot known for its music venues, bars, and nightlife. The Garden District, 4.3 miles from Bourdon Street, is a scenic historic neighborhood that’s home to tree-lined streets and southern mansions.

How to get to Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street is easily accessible from most areas of New Orleans. There’s a network of buses running throughout the city, with the nearest stops located along North Rampart or Decatur Streets, about 3 blocks away. Decatur and Canal Streets are major transportation hubs, where you can hop on the streetcars to visit tourist attractions such as the Garden District, as well as traveling to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Amtrak is located at Union Passenger Terminal, about 1.4 miles from Bourbon Street. The French Quarter also offers bike rentals and pedicabs, as well as traditional horse and carriage rides.

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