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 $15 a night.)
Note: Costs are for a recent search for a Saturday night stay. Prices will vary. Click each link to read reviews from real travelers on TripAdvisor.
New Orleans Hotels With Cruise Parking Packages
Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter
Distance from port: 0.5 miles
Cost: $199 per night
Details: Wyndham offers unbelievably close accommodations to the cruise port, at just a half-mile away. With their “Park & Cruise” package, you’ll have a one-night stay plus up to 7 days of parking in the hotel’s secure garage.
Holiday Inn-Downtown Superdome
Distance from port: 1.1 miles
Cost: $164 per night
Details: 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 a prime spot in the French Quarter.
Maison St. Charles
Distance from port: 1.1 miles
Cost: $129 per night
Details: 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.)
Distance from port: 1.4 miles
Cost: $99 per night
Details: 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, but you have to book two nights instead of one.
Holiday Inn Westbank
Distance from port: 4.0 miles
Cost: $127 per night
Details: 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. No port transportation is provided with the park and cruise package, but it’s a short taxi or Uber/Lyft to the port.
Distance from port: 8.2 miles
Cost: $84 per night
Details: 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.
Sheraton Metairie New Orleans
Distance from port: 9.1 miles
Cost: $110 per night
Details: While not explicitly catering to cruise-goers or offering cruise packages, online reviews mention free cruise parking as a perk of staying here. You are still pretty far from the port, so you’ll have to catch a cab back and forth to your ship.
Courtyard Mariott New Orleans Westbank/Gretna
Distance from the port: 3.7 miles
Cost: $209 per night
Details: 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.
Comfort Suites Harvey – New Orleans West
Distance from the port: 7.8 miles
Cost: $79 per night
Details: While this hotel won’t put you in the heart of New Orleans, it’s an extremely 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.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Metarie
Distance from the port: 8.7 miles
Cost: $179 per night
Details: With its park and cruise package, you can stay here for $179 per night, 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.
More on Cruising From New Orleans
New Orleans Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Transportation to the Port — If you need a ride to get to the cruise terminal, all of your options are here. From Lyft to taxi to shuttles, here’s how to get there.
New Orleans Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.