New Orleans was our first stop on our #Austin2Boston road trip. We were on a hunt for history in the Big Easy and we wanted a place that was right smack dab in the middle of it. The Sheraton New Orleans was the perfect location for the first 2 days of our road trip. And truth be told, my kids were completely spoiled by the wonderful accommodations.
The Sheraton New Orleans is located on Canal Street, just 2 blocks away from the French Quarter. We parked our car at the Sheraton and walked everywhere. The street car runs up & down Canal Street, making it easy to get anywhere in town inexpensively. If you are up for walking, the hotel is a 10 minute walk to Jackson Square and about a 20 minute walk to the Museum District. It was a great location to really immerse yourself in the city.
A Room Tour
We stayed in an Executive suite on the corner of the 30th floor over looking Canal Street and the Mississippi River. The night time view was fantastic – my kids enjoyed looking out our grand windows each night.
Our suite included a King-sized bed and a pull out couch, so there was plenty of room for the 4 of us. There is a partial wall between the bedroom and living area. With 2 TVs, a mini refrigerator, and a walk-in shower, we had all the comforts of home.
What we Liked About Sheraton New Orleans
- The large suite was a perfect size for a traveling family of 4
- We travel with a cooler, so we enjoyed having a Mini fridge in our room
- The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed lived up to the description we read online (Designed to eliminate uncomfortable pressure points that cause tossing and turning, it will improve your circulation for a better night’s sleep) – it was very comfortable and after a long day walking around the city, I loved sinking into it at night.
- Our corner suite had a great view of the city & the Mississippi River and it looks as if the other rooms have a similar view.
- SPG members can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast on the 42nd floor. We took advantage of this every morning and enjoyed fresh fruit, toast, ham and eggs. There is also a complimentary Happy Hour in the afternoons.
- The hotel is dog friendly and will provide a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed (up to 40 lbs).
- We found the concierge to be very helpful – she gave us the hint that the City Sightseeing (Hop On, Hop Off) bus stop was less than a block away, saving us a mile-long walk to the WWII Museum.
- The Sheraton has a great outdoor pool to cool down in after a long day of walking.
What You Need to Know About Sheraton New Orleans
- Remember, New Orleans is primarily a nighttime-driven city, so you will hear sirens and see a great deal of traffic along Canal Street. Once you step inside the Sheraton New Orleans, all that noise seems to disappear.
- Valet Parking is $44.95 a day or you can park in a parking garage for about $20 a few blocks away. My advice is to park your car with valet and just leave it. Walk or ride the trolley to get where you need to go.
- WiFi is not complimentary (If you are an SPG member and book online, you can get WiFi for free).
- The City Sightseeing bus runs right in front of the hotel. The stop is about a half a block away.
We felt the Sheraton New Orleans was a great location for our stay in New Orleans. The accommodations suited a family of 4 perfectly – comfortable beds, spacious rooms, and a great family atmosphere made it a lovely stay.
Disclosure: My family was invited to stay at the Sheraton New Orleans and were provided with a complementary stay. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.