Conveniently located for both a business or pleasure traveller, the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area is my top hotel tip for New Orleans. In the historic Interstate Electric Company building, a recent newcomer to the hotel scene, we loved our stay.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area is conveniently located for most of the main sites of NOLA which was the biggest draw for us to this hotel. I am a loyal Marriott customer so I always split my stays across the whole hotel family and as Fairfield Inn & Suites falls under that group, it was a dead cert.
Offering spacious comfortable rooms and standard facilities across all their properties, as guests, we always know what to expect. After a long day travelling or pounding the pavements, the on-site mini convenience mart means we can get those necessary in room snacks and beers before bed and the hot steaming 24hr free coffee certainly helps an early start. There’s an in-house bar serving cold drinks and hot food which is a welcome sight after a mammoth journey to get there!
As part of the room price, there is a complimentary breakfast buffet on offer at the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area which is a great place to fuel yourself for the day ahead without worry about trying to find somewhere for breakfast or to stock up on goodies for the days travel ahead. As most hotels in America operate on a Room Only basis, this can really help your holiday budget as you don’t need to worry about costing it in.
Location wise, we were spot on with our choice. The infamous Bourbon Street and the beautiful history French Quarter is only a 5-10 minute walk away from Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area so whilst it’s on a quiet cross street, you are only a short hop away from the hustle and bustle that New Orleans has to offer. The world famous cemeteries are walking distance from the hotel and the Downtown business zone is on the doorstep too.
The cable cars run on both sides of the hotel too, so if you want to hop on a rattler, you can cover most directions by turning either left or right out of the hotel!
We arrived by car and parking is close by and accessible as well as the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Area offering valet parking. Being slightly removed from the touristy hubbub means getting cabs and in and out by car is a lot easier as you are skirting the main demand areas.
The building was previously the Interstate Electric Company building and you can still see nods to its illustrious history across the building. The signage still takes pride of place on the front of the building and the lobby has a chic upscale industrial feel to it with polished concrete floors and exposed bricks.