Historic New Orleans hotel located near to the famed French Quarter
Located just 2.5 blocks from the famous Canal Street and the French quarter, the Queen and Crescent Hotel New Orleans is at the heart of the Louisiana city, making it perfect for those visiting the area on business or for pleasure.
This 3-star establishment was originally built in 1919 to house the headquarters of the Queen and Crescent Railroad Company, which ran services between New Orleans and Cincinnati. At the time, the 12-story structure was the largest in the city.
Today the building houses 196 guestrooms, each of which has been styled on classic European accommodations. As such, rooms feature a host of European furnishings, including solid oak beds (some of which are of the four poster variety).
All rooms include a private bathroom, as well as in-room safe, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker (with complimentary coffee), and hairdryer. High speed internet access is available as is an in-room facsimile machine. Original artwork adorns the walls.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, a smart move for those looking to visit the many New Orleans sites.
Business travelers can utilize the hotels selection of meeting rooms that are able to accommodate up to 150 delegates. The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is also located within a mile of the hotel making this a fine accommodation option for those visiting the establishment.
The hotel also features a 24-hour executive fitness center as well as the Club Car Lounge, where guests can retreat to for a relaxing evening following a tough day of exploring or meetings.
Staff at the Queen and Crescent Hotel New Orleanscan arrange a number of trips for guests lodging here. These include guided city tours, riverboat cruises along the mighty Mississippi, and excursions to the nearby plantations, swamps, and bayous.
Those looking to enjoy the city may wish to start with the famed French Quarter. This colorful district features an array of bars and restaurants amidst its French architecture. Bourbon Street, or Rue Bourbon to give it its French name, is particularly vibrant, and features some of the oldest bars in the city, some of which date back prior to Louisianas inclusion in the United States.
Those looking for something a little more up-to-date may wish to visit the likes of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or Riverwalk Marketplace.
Sports fan should be sure to check-out the Louisiana Superdome (recently renamed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) home to the NFLs New Orleans Saints football team, and the New Orleans Arena, where the NBAs New Orleans Hornets basketball team plays.
New Orleans also features a range of typical city amenities, including retail and boutique shopping, and a vibrant mix of restaurants, serving everything from French cuisine to Creole Gumbo.
The city is of course most famous for its Mardi Gras festival. Celebrations run for more than a month, making this the biggest event of its kind. Visitors to the city during this colorful time can expect a fix of music, particularly jazz, dancing, and general joviality. The Queen and Crescent Hotel New Orleansprovides ideal Mardi Gras accommodation.