Welcome To New Orleans
Welcome to the InterContinental New Orleans. My name is Michael, I am the Chef Concierge, and this is my hometown, so it's a special pleasure to be able to help you discover everything that makes New Orleans one of America's most interesting cities.
A FOUR-DIAMOND TREASURE IN THE CENTRE OF TOWN InterContinental New Orleans enjoys one of the city’s most coveted locations: two blocks from the French Quarter, four blocks from Harrah’s New Orleans, six blocks from the riverfront and – come Mardi Gras time – a front row spot on the St. Charles Avenue parade route. The Morial Convention Center, Uptown and the Louisiana Superdome are also nearby.
The perfect morning in New Orleans starts with a short stroll down Royal Street for breakfast at Brennan's, a New Orleans tradition. Enjoy a sumptuous Creole breakfast overlooking the lush, tropical courtyard before you check out Royal Street's antique shops and art galleries. There's an eclectic array of fascinating objects for sale to buy or just browse. Then, to get a proper sense of New Orleans' history, visit Jackson Square and the historic buildings surrounding it: St Louis Cathedral, the Cablido, the Presbytyre and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the country. Proceed to the old French Market where you can experience the old world charm of the Farmers' Market and the Flea Market, and then refuel at Cafe du Monde with cafe au lait and beignets, a powdered-sugar covered French doughnut.
Take a ride on the St Charles Streetcar, the oldest continually running streetcar line in the world, and see the magnificent Victorian mansions and oak trees that line the streets of St. Charles Avenue. Make stops throughout the Garden District, New Orleans' oldest American neighborhood, famous for its Antebellum (or pre Civil-War) mansions. Afterwards, settle down for a fantastic lunch at the world-famous Commander's Palace restaurant in the heart of the Garden District.
Enjoy the place to be in New Orleans, and it's a place with a deserved reputation as being one of the wildest in the US of A. Stroll along the world famous Bourbon Street to find a mesmerizing array of jazz clubs, burlesque clubs, restaurants and anything else you might care for. Try your luck at Harrah's Casino, with world-class gaming, live entertainment and delicious dining just steps away from the hotel. And with performances nightly, Preservation Hall is a monument to the preservation and performance of Dixieland jazz. You can go where the locals go and experience Frenchman Street. Also filled with an array of Jazz Clubs and restaurants, this is where we go when we leave work.
Summer in New Orleans can be very hot and humid. We suggest light colored clothes, comfortable shoes and rain gear for those cooling afternoon thundershowers.
DID YOU KNOW ?
New Orleans' tombs are above ground because of the high water table.
The entire Louisiana territory, which doubled the size of the United States in 1803, was sold by France for only $15m.
Louisiana's Law System still abides by the Napoleonic Code.
WHAT TO PACK
Comfortable walking shoes
Many of the best attractions in New Orleans are within walking distance. Walking is the most popular mode of transportation second only to the St. Charles Streetcar. We also recommend Pedi Cabs; the bicyclists offer great transportation at a leisurely pace so you can enjoy the scenery.
Foreign exchange is not available in the hotel and there may be difficulty exchanging money without a bank account.
InterContinental New Orleans
- 444 St Charles Ave
- New Orleans , LA , 70130
- United States
- Front Desk +1-504-5255566
Distance 12 MI / 19.31 KM WEST to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): $20.00 (USD)
Taxi Charge (one way): $33.00 (USD)
Time by taxi: 20
Train Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Ferry Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Take I-10 East Take Exit 234B to Poydras Street Go 1 Mile to Carondelete St and take a Left Go 1 block to Perdido Street and take a Right Go 1 block and the hotel in in front of you.
Station Name: Amtrak
Distance 1.5 MI / 2.41 KM EAST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: $10.00 (USD)
From the Train Station, turn left onto Loyola Ave and go 3 blocks to Poydras Ave. Turn right onto Poydras and go 5 blocks to Carondelet Ave. and turn left. Go 1 block to Peridido and turn right. Go one block and Perdido leads you yo the hotel's motor lobby.
- Parking of oversized vehicles is available for an additional charge starting at $50. There are self parking lots available from $23 - $55 daily. These lots are not part of the hotel.
- Valet Parking Available: $39.95 (USD)
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
Taxis and the Airport Shuttle, located outside the baggage claim area at the Transportation Center, are available without reservation. Taxis are a flat rate of $33 for one or two people or $15 per person for three or four.The Airport Shuttle is $20 per person and stops at various hotels along the way.Town car and limousine transfer prices range from $80 to $120, and cars must be arranged in advance through the concierge. Please call +1 504 525 5566. Parking is from $39.95 plus tax for standard size vehicles and oversized from $49.95 plus tax
Languages spoken by staff
Pet Deposit $150.00 per stay