Economy hotel offering access to the Big Easys many attractions
Located in the historic district of Trem, the Empress Hotel New Orleans provides economy accommodation at a low price, as well as offering easy access to many of the sights and sounds of the Louisiana city.
Each of the 2-star establishments 36 guestrooms features a private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, cable television, and one double bed. Guests can enjoy complimentary coffee in the morning, as well as monitored car parking at no extra cost.
Whilst it may not provide guests with the best in luxury amenities and lavishness, the Empress Hotel offers a whole treasure trove of opportunities when it comes to its location.
Like many other districts in New Orleans, Trem suffered badly at the hands of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Today the region is slowly rebuilding and offers a number of attractions to visitors, including a range of ethnic and cultured restaurants. The New Orleans African American Museum is situated in the area, as well as St. Augustine Church.
The colorful and famous French Quarter can be found just two blocks away. The district is of extreme historic value thanks to many of its building having been constructed before New Orleans was a part of the United States. Many of these buildings are architecturally unique or quirky, making them ideal backdrops for that perfect tourist photo. Amongst popular attractions in the region are Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the wildly popular Bourbon Street.
Guests at the Empress Hotel New Orleans will find Bourbon Street, or Rue Bourbon to give it its French name, readily accessible. The street is filled with bars and restaurants, not to mention jovial revelers. Whilst many of the tourist-friendly bars are relatively new, some of the establishments have a lengthy history. Those looking for such should check out The Old Absinthe House, The Napoleon House, and Lafittes Blacksmith Shop, which despite its name, has been serving alcoholic beverages for some 200 plus years.
Those looking for peculiar ornaments or souvenirs should head to Magazine Street which is populated by a vast range of boutiques and little shops.
The Southern Louisiana city also offers a number of sporting attractions for those visiting the region. The NBAs New Orleans Hornets, who relocated from Charlotte in 2002, plays home games at the New Orleans Arena. The NFLs New Orleans Saints play at the Louisiana Superdome.
The Superdome itself is somewhat of a tourist attraction. Not only has the venue hosted six Super Bowls and scheduled to hold another (in 2013), but it was also made famous for its role as a shelter for those made homeless during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
Of course, no description of New Orleans would be complete without mentioning Mardi Gras. The carnival event takes place in January and February each year, and sees the streets of New Orleans, LA fill with revelers, parades, and color beyond imagine. The New Orleans event is the most popular of its kind.
The Empress Hotel New Orleans is an ideal destination for travelers looking to enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities on a budget.