New Orleans has a fine mix of budget hotels, mid-range accommodation and luxury hotels, at locations all around the city...
Many New Orleans hotels are centred on the party-fuelled grid-patterned streets of the French Quarter, where people having a good time relax on beautiful balconies, horse-drawn carriages carry snap-happy tourists, and the buskers are cool saxophonists. This is the place to stay if you like to have a good time and don't mind a bit of night-time noise.
The CBD (Central Business District) is home to many business-style hotels, which means good rates can be found at the weekends, though evening entertainment is thin on the ground here.
Just to the west of the French Quarter is the lovely Garden District, where glorious historic homes have been converted into stylish and comfortable hotels.
Hotels near the airport might appear to be a great bargain, and if you're only jetting in and out they most certainly are, but the location is quite a hike from the French Quarter so you might end up spending more on public transport costs than if you'd paid for a more expensive hotel in the city centre.
All the big names are in town whether you want a motel or a more traditional hotel. Check out hotels from W, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Wyndham, La Quinta, Loews, Ramada, Sheraton, InterContinental, Fairfield Inn, Econo Lodge, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Crowne Plaza and Hampton Inn.