New Orleans Hotels With Cruise Port & Airport Shuttles

If you plan to sail from the Port of New Orleans for your next cruise, then there is a good chance you’ll be spending some time in town before your trip. Not only is it a good idea to arrive to your port city at least a day early in case there are any delays in your travel, but New Orleans is a world-class city to visit for fun.

From food to entertainment to culture to history, the city offers something for everyone. It would be a mistake to take a cruise from New Orleans and miss out.

That said, if you are flying in for your cruise, then there is the headache of trying to figure out transportation while you are in the city. Yes, you can rent a car to get around, but what do you do with it while you are on the ship? And you can also take taxis or Uber/Lyft your way around the city, but that can quickly get expensive.

That’s why some hotels in New Orleans offer shuttle service for their guests to the cruise port and/or airport. This can drastically cut down on the expense of getting to the port, so hotels in the area offer transportation to entice cruise passengers to stay the night. If you stay at one of these hotels and use a shuttle, you can save some decent cash on transportation costs.

To help you out, we’ve searched out a number of New Orleans hotels with cruise shuttles. With so many hotels in the New Orleans area, this shouldn’t be thought of an exhaustive list, but a starting point for your search. If there is another hotel you’re interested in staying, simply call and ask if they offer a shuttle service.

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see hotels near the New Orleans cruise port or see “Park and Cruise” hotels in the port area.

Prices are based on a recent search for a Saturday night stay. They will vary based on your specific dates. Click on each hotel name to read reviews on TripAdvisor.

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New Orleans Hotels With Cruise Shuttles

Country Inn & Suites Metairie
Price: $153 per night
If you’re wanting to experience classic New Orleans like the French Quarter, the location of this hotel might not be ideal. However, it does offer a shuttle to both the airport and the cruise port, and it’s priced affordably. There is also a park and cruise package available if you are driving in. The shuttle to the airport is free, but the shuttle to the cruise port costs $10 a person unless bought as part of the parking package. Read reviews

Courtyard New Orleans Westbank/Gretna
Price: $151 per night
Across the river from the cruise port, the Courtyard New Orleans puts you pretty close to the action without breaking the bank. Like the Country Inn & Suites featured above, the hotel has a parking package that includes transportation to the port. If you don’t want the parking package, the cost of transportation to the cruise port is $10 per person. Unfortunately there is no free shuttle to the airport, so if you are flying in you’ll need to catch a taxi or Uber/Lyft to the hotel. Read reviews

Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center
Price: $179 per night
As for location, it really doesn’t get much better than this. While the Hampton Inn at the Convention Center is within walking distance of the port, it also offers a shuttle to the cruise terminal for free. There is not a shuttle from the airport, so you’ll need to find your own method of transportation if flying in. If driving, the Hampton Inn offers a cruise package with parking for $14 a night — a little cheaper than the parking rate at the official port parking lots. Read reviews

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center
Price: $254 per night
As with most hotels located near the Convention Center, the Hilton Garden Inn is within walking distance of the cruise ships. If you don’t want to walk, however, this hotel offers a “Port of New Orleans Cruise Deal” that includes free transportation to the port and a $25 food and beverage credit during your stay. If flying in, you will still need to arrange transportation to and from the airport. Read reviews

New Orleans Hotels With Airport Shuttles

In addition to the handful of hotels we found offering shuttles to the Port of New Orleans, there are many that offer shuttle transportation between the hotel and the airport. In some cases, this might actually save your more than a shuttle to the cruise port.

Note that not every hotel with a shuttle to the airport is listed below. This should give you an idea of some of your options.

Red Roof Inn New Orleans Airport
Price: $90 per night
Located right near the airport, the Red Roof Inn is an option for those looking for a place only minutes from their flight. It’s also an affordable option with rates under $100 per night and a free shuttle that runs between the hotel and terminals. Read reviews

La Quinta Inn New Orleans Airport
Price: $99 per night
A name that’s long known for offering comfortable — yet affordable — accommodations, the La Quinta near the airport offers a free shuttle that runs from 5 a.m. – midnight. There is also a “Stay & Go” package that allows you to park for free with a night’s stay. You would still need to find transportation to the cruise port. Read reviews

Fairfield Inn & Suites Kenner/New Orleans Airport
Price: $102 per night
Another option near the airport, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers an affordable night’s stay and a 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle. As well, there is a parking package for about $30 extra that includes parking for up to 10 days. You’ll still need to find transportation to the cruise port, which is about 20 minutes away. Read reviews

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport
Price: $126 per night
Just off the airport property, the Crowne Plaza features complimentary airport shuttle service. As well, they offer a “Stay, Park, and Cruise” package which says it offers transportation to the port. However, when called to verify, the staff said there was no shuttle to the cruise port. Read reviews

New Orleans Hotels Within Walking Distance of the Cruise Terminal

Given the location of the cruise terminals in the heart of New Orleans, there are a number of hotels that are within walking distance — meaning you don’t even need a shuttle to get to your ship.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Price: $236 per night
Distance: 0.3 miles to cruise terminal

Marriott at the Convention Center
Price: $174 per night
Distance: 0.2 miles to cruise terminal

Omni New Orleans Riverfront
Price: $169 per night
Distance: 0.3 miles to cruise terminal

SpringHill Suites Downtown/Convention Center
Price: $174 per night
Distance: 0.4 miles to cruise terminal

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
Price: $179 per night
Distance: 0.3 miles to cruise terminal

Embassy Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Price: $179 per night
Distance: 0.3 miles to cruise terminal

Note that prices can and will change depending on what is happening at the Convention Center.


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