18 Best New Orleans “Park and Cruise” Hotels (Free/Discounted Parking)

Let’s face it — parking for your cruise can be expensive. The Port of New Orleans charges $20 per day. And while there are cheaper options for parking, there aren’t many independent lots in the city.

However, that doesn’t you have to shell out more than $100 to park for your trip. In fact, many hotels in the area offer free parking during your trip as long as you stay at least one night with them. That’s a great deal.

Below, we’ve rounded up many of the most prominent hotels to offer free or discounted parking — also known as “park and cruise” packages — for your stay.

Given the number of hotels in the area (there are nearly 100 within a mile of the cruise port alone), this is by no means a list of every New Orleans hotel to offer park and cruise packages.

If you want to know if a specific place offers a deal, simply give them a call. We also recommend asking if the hotel provides a shuttle to the port. Many, but not all, do provide this service as well.

For the sake of simplicity, we’ve left off hotels that offer discounts on parking, but that are still higher-priced than independent parking lots. (For example, some hotels in the port area offer 50% off parking for cruise guests, but it still comes in at $20 a night.)

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see hotels with shuttles to the New Orleans cruise port or see hotels in the port area.

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New Orleans Hotels With Cruise Parking Packages

Click on each hotel name to read reviews and see pricing. For hotels that offer parking through a package, you may have to book through the hotel website.

Homewood Suites West Bank/Gretna
Homewood Suites offers some of the highest ratings of any hotel near the cruise port. While you aren’t in the middle of the French Quarter, you can get an affordable stay and you are just a short distance away. Best off all, they allow you to leave your car for free (Just let them know you’ll leave your car when you arrive.) You will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Residence Inn New Orleans Metairie
If you’re wanting to stay in the heart of the French Quarter and walk from bar to bar, this isn’t your top choice. If you simply want somewhere highly-rated and affordable, it’s a great option. It was recently renovated and earns high reviews. When we called the hotel, we were told that parking is fine during your cruise, but there was no transportation to the port. An Uber or Lyft would be under $20 each way.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Courtyard New Orleans Metairie
Another highly-rated option, you’ll be only about 8 miles from the cruise port when you stay here. Like many others, you can park for free during your cruise with one night’s stay, but you’ll need to arrange transportation to and from the port. You’ll simply fill out a parking form when you check-in.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Sheraton Metairie New Orleans
While not explicitly catering to cruise-goers or offering cruise packages, the Sheraton offers free cruise parking as a perk of staying here. Just let the staff know when you check in. You are still pretty far from the port, so you’ll have to catch a cab or Uber back and forth to your ship. Even so, that’s a small price to pay for free cruise parking.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Ramada Metairie
This hotel is pretty far from the port, and not near as luxe as many of the hotels in the French Quarter. However, it’s a serviceable and relatively cheap place to stay, providing an option for those not wanting to pay higher prices elsewhere. You can park for free (up to 14 days) but you’ll need an Uber/Lyft or cab to the port on cruise day.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter
Wyndham offers unbelievably close accommodations to the cruise port, at just a mile away. With their “Park & Cruise” package, you’ll have a one-night stay plus up to 7 days of parking with the hotel. A recent search showed the parking package at $70 more than the base nightly rate, so on a week’s cruise you’ll save about half the cost of parking at the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1.1 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Holiday Inn-Downtown Superdome
This hotel is located roughly a mile from the port, very near the Superdome (making it a great option if you plan to catch a Saints game before hitting your cruise). Their parking package includes up to 8 nights of parking in an indoor parking garage a prime spot in the French Quarter. Meanwhile, the cost was only about $35 more than the base rate, making it a great deal.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Holiday Inn West Bank
This hotel is distinctive for its circular shape and its location on the opposite side of the river from the cruise terminals. In fact, if you have an upper floor room facing the port, you’ll be able to see your ship on cruise day. The parking package gives you parking during your cruise, plus breakfast buffet for two. No port transportation is provided with the park and cruise package, but it’s a short taxi or Uber/Lyft to the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Maison St. Charles
This hotel is located close to the port and the WWII museum. Parking is normally a charge, but book one of their park and cruise specials and you can park for up to a week at no charge. (You do have to pay for the first night’s parking during your stay.) We found rates as low as $150, which includes your room and parking.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Prytania Park
Prytania Park gives you a taste of old New Orleans. The building has kept its old-world charm instead of become a more sterile hotel. The hotel offers free cruise parking for up to seven nights, but you have to book two nights instead of one and book directly with the hotel. Parking is not available during Mardi Gras (typically in February or March).

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Courtyard Marriott New Orleans West Bank/Gretna
Located just across the river from the cruise port, this hotel is right next to the Holiday Inn Westbank. It’s fairly new and situated right next to the freeway, making getting to the port a breeze. It’s also near a shopping mall should you need any last minute items for your cruise. The hotel charges $10 per day to park during your cruise. There is also a third-party shuttle that charges $10 per person for a ride from the hotel to the ship.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Comfort Suites Harvey – New Orleans West
While this hotel won’t put you in the heart of New Orleans, it’s an affordable hotel offering a cruise parking package. It’s also a recent build, offering a nice clean place to stay before you take your cruise. To get the parking package, you need to book over the phone with them and request it. You can reach the hotel at 504-361-9110.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Metairie
With its park and cruise package, you can stay here, park your car during the cruise and get transportation to the port. You will have to find transportation back to the hotel to pick up your car afterward. The packages includes parking for one car for up to seven nights and transportation for up to four people per room. You must book the package to take advantage of this deal.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport
It’s a bit of a trek from the cruise port, but the Crowne Plaza offers a “Stay, Park, and Cruise” package that includes parking during your trip, one-way transport to the terminal, and wi-fi. It’s also right near the airport should you need access to flights. You can book on the hotel website or call 877-270-1393 to reserve your room.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 14.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

La Quinta Inn New Orleans Causeway
If you’re looking for affordable, we found nights at this hotel for under $75. It’s hard to find places that low in New Orleans. The hotel isn’t as highly rated as some others, but still comes in at a solid 3.5 out of 5. Parking is free during your cruise, just let the front desk know that you wish to leave your car when you check in. You’ll need to find your own transportation.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Extended Stay America – Metairie
Despite the name, you don’t have to stay here for the long-term. A one-night stay is enough to get free parking during your cruise. Simply let the front desk know when you check in and they will let you know where to park your car. You’ll still need to find your way to the port and back to the hotel after your cruise.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Homewood Suites Metairie New Orleans
Right around the corner from a Whole Foods, Homewood Suites in Metairie offers up a great stay (rated 4.5 out of 5), but it is a bit more expensive than other hotels in the area. If you’re wanting to save money, cruise parking is available through a package that you book through the hotel. You can call at 504-509-7410 for more details and to book.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 9.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn Metairie
With Hampton Inn, you know that you’ll get an affordable place that’s comfortable and welcoming. That’s the case for this Hampton Inn in Metairie. Still about nine miles from the port, it’s ideal if you simply want someone comfortable and clean to sleep and don’t have to be in the middle of the action. Parking is $10 per day while you cruise, but there is no transport to the cruise terminal.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get to the cruise port if the hotel doesn’t offer a ride?
You’ll notice that many hotels on our list don’t offer a transportation to the cruise terminals. No worries. You can call an Uber or a Lyft, or a local taxi. For most hotels on our list, it will cost about $15 to get to the terminals. Considering how much you can save on parking, that’s a small price to pay.

Why don’t hotels closer to the cruise port offer parking?
In a perfect world, there would be a ton of hotels right next to the port that offer cruise parking. In reality, the port is right near the French Quarter where parking is at a premium. Many hotels in this area charge upwards of $30-40 in parking for their guests each night. At that price, it’s much cheaper just to park at the port.

What about New Orleans hotels with airport and cruise shuttles?
If you want a hotel with a shuttle to the cruise terminal and that can pick you up from the airport, we have you covered. Our list of New Orleans hotels with cruise shuttles can be found here.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I just called the Wyndham to check on extended parking at the Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter on 124 Royal St. I was told they do not offer extended parking at that location.

  2. The Courtyard Marriott Gretna New Orleans does not allow “Park and cruise”. We are staying there one night then it’s $10 per day to park your car there during your cruise. This is a very misleading advertisement.

    • So it’s $10 per day? The port charges $20-22 per day. You’re saving about 50% on your parking. That’s a great deal.

    • Yes, after a couple of phone calls I just found out the same thing. I wish I had read your comment first, because prior to calling I spent 30 minutes looking for the info on their website.

      • Thanks for letting us know. We just called the hotel and updated the section. It’s $10 per day for parking and there is a $10 per person ride (third party) to the port. They have done away with their package deal.

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