18 Best Cruise Hotels Near the Port of New Orleans (1 Mile)

New Orleans isn’t just a place from which to set sail. It’s a destination all itself. With Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, American history, wonderful cuisine, and beautiful architecture, the city truly has something for everyone. That’s why we recommend spending a day or two in the city before or after your cruise.

With the cruise port sitting right near downtown and only a few block from the French Quarter, visiting the area is very convenient. You can do everything in the heart of the city and just stroll a few blocks to your cruise.

And if you decide to take our advice and enjoy the city, then accommodations are no problem. The city offers every level of service and accommodation, from large luxury hotels to small boutique bed and breakfasts. In fact, a staggering 90-plus hotels are within just one mile of the port.

To make things easy, we’ve rounded up a number of hotels within a mile of the cruise port that are also rated by Kayak.com users as “good” or “excellent.”

This is by no means all your choices — just those close to the port. Prices represent a recent search for a Saturday night stay. Keep in mind that they will vary depending on when you book. Also, given the location near the center of New Orleans, prices can be somewhat high. If you’re looking for cheaper accommodations, look farther from the city center.

Deal Tip: Many places allow you to park during your cruise and/or provide transportation to the port as a perk for staying. Be sure to ask before you book. We’ve listed some of these hotels on our “hotels with cruise parking” page here. You can also see our list of hotels with port shuttles.

Click the links below to read reviews of each hotel on TripAdvisor.com.

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New Orleans Hotels Near the Cruise Port

Prytania Park Hotel
Price: $103
Distance: 0.7 Miles

If you want a unique hotel instead of a cookie-cutter chain, this is your spot. It’s affordable and has only 60 rooms in a variety of styles. It also boasts a small courtyard perfect for sipping your morning coffee.

Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center
Price: $113
Distance: 0.1 Miles

The Hampton Inn offers a huge perk — it’s within walking distance of the cruise terminal. It’s extremely affordable as well, especially given the convenience to the port.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Price: $129
Distance: 0.4 Miles

A great location that’s convenient to the port, as well as all the things to do in New Orleans. It’s next door to an outdoor mall and just across the street from Harrah’s casino.

Residence Inn Downtown
Price: $129
Distance: 0.2 Miles

A well-reviewed hotel with a straight shot to the cruise port. Residence Inn is close to the World War II Museum and Emeril’s restaurant. The port is definitely walkable, but you might be a little sweaty if taking the walk in the middle of summer.

Hotel Modern New Orleans
Price: $135
Distance: 0.5 Miles

Hotel Modern describes itself as an urban boutique hotel. That means it has a clean, modern design that’s perfect if you’re looking for something a little more upscale than a cookie-cutter chain hotel. Located right by Lee Circle and the World War II museum, there is plenty to do and see nearby.

Springhill Suites Downtown
Price: $149
Distance: 0.1 Miles

Just down St. Joseph Street from the Convention Center and cruise terminal, Springhill Suites is in a perfect location for cruise passengers. It’s also right around the corner from a number of tasty restaurants.

New Orleans Downtown Marriott
Price: $179
Distance: 0.1 Miles

The Marriott is within walking distance of the cruise ships, sitting right on Convention Center Boulevard. It’s clean, comfortable, and offers a touch of Old New Orleans with the style of its lobby and bar area.

Hyatt Place Convention Center
Price: $180
Distance: 0.1 Miles

A large hotel means that you can often find deals if you are sailing during low season. As well, the hotel is right near the cruise ships and walking distance of the Riverwalk Outlet Mall.

Hotel St. Helene
Price: $207
Distance: 1.0 Miles

Looking for a place with some character? Hotel St. Helene has it in spades. It’s about a mile from the cruise port, in the heart of the French Quarter. A couple of blocks from Jackson Square, the hotel has that old New Orleans architecture that the city is famous for. It also has a gorgeous private courtyard pool.

W New Orleans
Price: $209
Distance: 0.5 Miles

Trendy, upscale, modern… they all describe the W New Orleans. The location can’t be beat if you want to spend your time in the heart of the action. Restaurants and bars are everywhere around the hotel and you are still pretty close to the ship.

Pelham Hotel
Price: $213
Distance: 0.7 Miles

The Pelham Hotel is just steps from the famous Canal Street and has that classic New Orleans architecture and feel. Beautifully redone, the hotel looks brand-new at the same time that it also feels historic. If you’re a gambler, it’s only a short walk to Harrah’s.

The Saint Hotel
Price: $217
Distance: 1.0 Miles

The Saint Hotel has a little different feel to it, as you can tell from it’s slogan: “Play Naughty, Sleep Saintly.” The hotel definitely plays up New Orleans’ hedonistic reputation. It sits right on Canal Street (next to the Ritz-Carlton) and is near a ton restaurants. It’s a little far to walk to the cruise port, so expect to need a taxi or Lyft to get to the ship.

Crowne Plaza French Quarter
Price: $217
Distance: 0.9 Miles

Just down Canal Street from the Ritz-Carlton, the Crowne Plaza offers similar luxury and elegance. The 4-star hotel has a early century feel and definitely makes you feel like you are in old New Orleans, especially in the hotel restaurant.

Omni Royal Orleans
Price: $232
Distance: 1.0 Miles

Stay in the heart of the French Quarter, just blocks from Jackson Square and steps from some of the city’s best restaurants. You are even within walking distance of the world famous Cafe Du Monde. It’s a little far to walk to the cruise ship if you have luggage, but a short car ride.

The Roosevelt New Orleans
Price: $233
Distance: 0.9 Miles

The Roosevelt is among the highest-rated hotels in the city — measuring 4.6 stars out of 5 on Google. It offers four-star accommodations, including a gorgeous custom pool with great views of the city. The rooms are a more traditional style, which likely speak to an older clientele.

Hotel Monteleone
Price: $247
Distance: 0.9 Miles

After more than 1,100 reviews, Hotel Monteleone comes in highly rated with 4.5 stars out of 5. It’s a four-star hotel with all the style and class you would expect from a highly rated fine hotel. It’s a little far from the port to walk unless you are in good shape. However, it’s only a 5 minute car ride to your cruise.

Harrah’s New Orleans
Price: $258
Distance: 0.5 Miles

The hotel is a AAA Four Diamond award winner, but almost as good it’s near the cruise terminal. A perfect location if you want to do some gambling before your cruise and want an awesome location. It’s also near the Riverwalk outlet shops if you want to do a little shopping.

Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Price: $299
Distance: 1.0 Miles

Not a lot needs to said about the Ritz-Carlton. It’s reputation a a top hotel is well known. The hotel is some distance from the port — likely longer than you would want to walk with luggage — so you will need to get some transportation.

Have another hotel you’d recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

More on Cruising From New Orleans

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