The French Quarter and Bourbon Street offer a unique experience among southern cities due to having been both a French and Spanish possession. This legacy is apparent in its architecture, cuisine and customs. Some of these more exotic cultural features are what define the French Quarter and Bourbon Street in the minds of many.
Bourbon Street is located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carre. It is the original New Orleans settlement, and the city’s oldest neighborhood. The area lies above the banks of the Mississippi River and below the shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Visiting Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street stretches 13 blocks across the French Quarter, from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue. It’s most popular portion is an 8 block section known as Upper Bourbon Street, home to popular tourist attractions including bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and strip clubs.
While it is typically quiet during the day, this area comes alive at night as patrons take advantage of bars and restaurants. City officials close the street each evening to vehicle traffic, allowing plenty of room for pedestrians to enjoy the area and take advantage of Bourbon Street’s liberal open container laws, which allow drinking in the street.
Beyond the many choices for dining and drinking, Bourbon Street also offers venues for music, brass bands that play in the street most nights, and dancers and carousers who provide fodder for some seriously fun people watching.
An evening spent on Bourbon Street – listening to it’s cacophony of sounds and walking under it’s graceful galleries and street lights is an experience unique to the New Orleans French Quarter and one not to be missed.
Bourbon Street is conveniently located with walking distance of downtown New Orleans’ many fine hotels. It is also accessible by car, and via New Orleans’ bus and historic streetcar lines.
Guests love the Chateau Lemoyne in New Orleans. Our boutique hotel has a wonderful location in the French Quarter. A beautiful setting combined with historic architecture and modern amenities, offers travelers the charm and culture of Louisiana. Take photos of fun festivities from the balcony or relax in the private courtyard, perfect for meetings, banquets and weddings. Make a reservation today!
Our New Orleans French Quarter hotel is positioned in the heart of The Big Easy at the corner of Canal and Bourbon Street. Explore the stores and restaurants on the Riverwalk, taste one of Café du Monde’s famed beignets or try your luck at the Harrah’s Casino. You can also enjoy stunning views from our balcony or rooftop pool that overlook the entire city.
Just blocks away from the French Quarter and City Center, InterContinental New Orleans is everywhere you could want to be in New Orleans. Our two great restaurants, a covered motor lobby and a dedicated staff await your arrival.
Come stay during the festival season & take in the sensational performances our local flare has to offer; Mardi Gras, Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Essence Festival, & Voodoo Music Experience to name a few. These events are also a platform for Louisiana cuisine, arts, & culture, in addition to the vibrancy our great city brings to any holiday! Let the good times roll!
Location in the historic Garden District makes all destinations within New Orleans a short walk, ride or streetcar trip away. From the high rise office buildings in the CBD to the Spanish architecture in the French Quarter to the oaks overhanging mansions along St. Charles Avenue to the grassy campuses of Tulane and Loyola University, we are just steps (or a streetcar ride) away!
This New Orleans hotel's location off US-90 on the West Bank is ideal for all travelers. Our comfortable accommodations place you within close proximity to major businesses and popular attractions. Enjoy our spacious rooms and modern decor with each room featuring a 32" Flat Panel HDTV, mini-fridge, and wireless High Speed Internet access. Free parking for overnight guests at the hotel.
Enjoy the impressive convenient location of the Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport Hotel in the heart of Metairie. Find yourself minutes away from the upcoming family friendly events including Family Gras and Mardi Gras parade routes, Whether you are here for upcoming conventions or Mardi Gras book with us and allow us to provide a memorable experience and outstanding service