BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn
3636 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115-4690
Phone: 504/899-8888 | Fax: 504/899-8892 | 40 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
This charming New Orleans Garden District hotel is located on historic St. Charles Avenue and provides convenient access to the French Quarter, the Super Dome, The WWII Museum, and the Aquarium of the Americas. Situated in historic uptown New Orleans near the beautiful Garden District, the Hotel is an easy streetcar ride away from Audubon Zoo and is the closest hotel to Tulane and Loyola Universities. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn is the ideal getaway destination.
Enjoy convenient access to many local attractions when staying at this Louisiana hotel such as the New Orleans Art District, the French Quarter and several nearby museums. Hotel guests will also be close to a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, horseback riding, golf, hiking and fishing.
Each of the 40 well-appointed non-smoking guest rooms comes equipped with cable television and wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. Other hotel amenities include a state-of-the-art exercise facility, business center, and free parking. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn is conveniently located directly on the streetcar line to provide convenient transportation to other areas of Louisiana. Take a ghost tour of some of the many historical cemeteries nearby or spend an afternoon in the City Park. Families especially will enjoy visiting the Audubon Park & Zoo or the Aquarium of the Americas. Both Tulane University and Loyola University are within one and a half miles of the hotel, making the BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn ideal lodging for those visiting students. New Orleans also hosts a variety of events year round such as JazzFest, Mardi Gras and several major sporting events.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
- 100% smoke-free hotel
- Complimentary breakfast
- Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
- 24-hour front desk
- Business center
- Printer available
- Fax machine
- Computer available
- Computer modem hook-ups
- Photocopy services
- Meeting facilities
- Ice/vending machines
- Free parking, (no trailers)
- Exercise facility, 24-hour
- Universal gym
- Stationary bike
- Interior corridor
- Safe deposit box, complimentary
- Cable or satellite television with HBO®
- Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
- Parking for the physically challenged
- Outdoor parking
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
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Conveniently located, the best western plus st. charles inn in New Orleans, Louisiana is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 29.927055 / Latitude: -90.094485
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: I-10 East. Take the left exit onto US Business 90 West. Take the Carondelet Street Exit toward St. Charles Avenue. Turn right at St. Charles Avenue and continue to Amelia Street. Make a u-turn at Amelia Street and proceed to the BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn.
From: I-10 to greater New Orleans. Once across bridge, exit on Tchoupitoulas Street proceed to Napoleon Avenue. Turn right onto Napoleon Avenue and go to St. Charles Avenue. Make a right on St. Charles Avenue and go 0.40 miles to the BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn.
From: I-10 West. Continue onto US Business 90 West. Take the Carondelet Street Exit toward St. Charles Avenue. Turn right at St. Charles Avenue and continue to Amelia Street. Make a u-turn at Amelia Street and proceed to the BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn.
BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Once the main drag of New Orleans, Bourbon Street stretches across the length of the French Quarter. Known as the epicenter of the party, Bourbon Street has been entertaining New Orleans guests and residents since the early 1700s. Visitors flock to Upper Bourbon Street, especially during celebrations such as Mardi Gras, for famous taverns, bars and watering holes. Spend time at some legendary Bourbon Street hangouts such as the Cat's Meow, Razzoo and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.
Shopping is yet another attraction of this well-known stretch of road. Stop in at tourist shops or restaurants featuring local Creole and Cajun cuisine. After the party, head to the Best Western hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans for some well-deserved sleep.
While traveling in the vibrant city of New Orleans, pay attention to the historical streets in the city. Canal Street, one of the major thoroughfares in downtown New Orleans, has an interesting past. Canal Street forms the upriver boundary of the French Quarter, one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans. After the Louisiana Purchase was completed in 1804, settlers from surrounding Midwestern states began moving into the city.
A canal was proposed to be built, but never materialized, making room for the street to be built instead. Canal Street is known to be one of the widest roadways classified as a street, in America. It includes three lanes of traffic in each direction and a set of streetcar tracks in the middle. Visitors to the street will find shops, theaters and restaurants. Stay close to this vibrant area of New Orleans, in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.
A staple of the French Quarter, the French Market is a lively gathering of goods and groceries nearly two centuries old. Neighboring the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint, the market is a stopping point along the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Browse through hundreds of vendor booths selling everything from souvenirs of New Orleans to fresh produce and fashion.
Stop by the New Orleans Visitor Center, the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, or stop in for coffee and Beignets at Café du Monde. The French Market also hosts a number of festivities, so check the calendar for when you're in town, and check into the Best Western hotel in the French Quarter.
The French Quarter or Vieux Carre, is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, dating back to the French and Spanish eras. The district's 78 square blocks house several historic buildings and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Located in the center of the French Quarter is Jackson Square, the site of the Andrew Jackson statue and the St. Louis Cathedral. Bourbon Street is the most famous street in the Quarter, home to several well-known bars including the Old Absinthe House, Pat O'Brien's Bar, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, the Napoleon House and Johhny White's.
Visitors to the "Big Easy" have plenty of area attractions to keep them busy. A few of the favorites include the New Orleans Mint, the Historic New Orleans Collection and the National World War II Museum. Best Western provides southern hospitality, superb guest amenities and convenience at the several locations throughout New Orleans, along the Mississippi River.
While in the Big Easy, schedule plenty of time to reconnect to the historical side of New Orleans. Visit the Garden District, a National Historic Landmark district, south of downtown near the Mississippi River. The district is home to many fine southern mansions, and some of the best-preserved mansions in the southern United States. The area became known as the Garden District due to the original layout for each home including a large garden on the property.
Be sure to drive by the George Washington Cable House on 8th Street, built for the American novelist in 1874. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Another significant landmark in the district includes the Anshe Sfard Synagogue, built in 1925. Stay close to this wonderful area of New Orleans, by checking into one of the local Best Western hotels.
Settled in the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans, Harrah's New Orleans is the casino of the Big Easy. This casino houses over 2,000 slot machines and more than 90 game tables, as well as many eateries and gift shops. Harrah's New Orleans also brings the streets of Crescent City inside, as you'll notice with the impressive Mardi Gras theme.
Harrah's New Orleans gives visitors convenient access to nearby attractions, including the French Quarter with its famed Bourbon Street and French Market. Harrah's also neighbors a Best Western hotel in downtown New Orleans, so hit a few tables, then hit the sack.
Looking for a thrill during your trip to New Orleans? The Haunted History Tours of the French Quarter is your answer. Choose from ghost tours, vampire tours, and voodoo tours set in the after hours of the Vieux Carré. Tours in the Quarter meet at Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop - less than a mile south from the Best Western hotel in the French Quarter.
Test your nerves by touring the dark streets of New Orleans' oldest neighborhood, and hear of the spirits of the Big Easy. Haunted History Tours stem outside of the Quarter as well, so check out Haunted Garden District Tours and Cemetery History Tours.
A National Historic Landmark since 1960, Jackson Square has been an icon of the French Quarter and central New Orleans for two centuries. This open-air courtyard is home to artists, shops, eateries and street performers all ready to impress. Named after President Andrew Jackson, visitors may admire the likeness of President Jackson on horseback, or visit the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo Museum, and the Presbytère Museum.
Stop in for lunch or dinner at Muriel's in Jackson Square - with the ideal contemporary creole menu for a taste of authentic New Orleans. This historic structure allows guests to choose from the bistro, the balcony, the courtyard bar and the séance area for you mystery fans. After dinner, check in to one of two Best Western hotels in the French Quarter, and enjoy the rest of your stay in New Orleans.
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport began as Moisant Field, named after John Bevins Moisant, a pioneer in the aviation industry. It was used as a Air Base until 1945, at the end of World War II. This 1,360-acre airport offered commercial flights beginning in 1946, on its four runways. By 1960, the airport added a terminal, two concourses and changed the named to New Orleans International Airport. In 2001, the airport was renamed to honor the native-born musician, Louis Armstrong's, 100th birthday.
When Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast in 2005, the airport provided relief and shelter to more than 30,000 people. The airport serves as the main airport for New Orleans, on its several commercial airlines. The free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, baggage storage, business center and advance baggage check-in, are added conveniences for airport travelers. Those looking for comfortable accommodations near the airport, will find a wonderful selection of Best Western hotels throughout New Orleans.
A major avenue in of New Orleans, Magazine Street follows the Mississippi River through the central part of the city and the French Quarter. Magazine Street becomes Decatur Street once it hits the Vieux Carré, and passes past Audubon Park housing Audubon Zoo in uptown New Orleans.
Enjoy your time along Magazine Street and the many area attractions. Rest comfortably with Best Western hotels while visiting New Orleans, where you'll find convenient access to the must-sees of the Quarter.
The Louisiana Superdome is the largest fixed dome sports and exhibition facility in the world. Located in New Orleans, the Superdome is home to the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League and the Tulane University football team. The Superdome also hosts the Sugarbowl annually and the BCS National Championship every four years. Sports fans - schedule your trip to attend Super Bowl XLVII in February 2013, at the Superdome.
With over 72,000 seats, the Superdome is a popular choice for events needing to serve a large capacity of people. In fact, there were over 87,000 fans in attendance for the 1981 Rolling Stones concert. From music festivals, concerts, football games, basketball games and monster jams to boat shows and home and garden shows, there's plenty of action at the Superdome. Enjoy a peaceful night's rest with Best Western hotels, while visiting New Orleans.
Jazz up your trip to New Orleans. Since 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, commonly referred to as Jazz Fest, lights up the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with music, food and shopping. Taking place the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, previous headliners have included Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Ella Fitzgerald.
Have fun in New Orleans, as you browse through the crafts of artisans from around the world, or sample the treats of local creole cuisine. With a multitude of Best Western hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan areas, you won't have a far drive after the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Set on the edge of the French Quarter, the Old U.S. Mint, otherwise known as the New Orleans Mint, was first established in the mid 19th century. Listed as a National Historic Landmark and neighboring the famed French Market, the mint is currently a sector of the Louisiana State Museum, and is open to the public. Visitors not only get to enjoy the exhibits of this cultural center, but the fact they are standing in the oldest structure that was formerly a U.S. Mint.
Visit the Old U.S. Mint from Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests may also check out the Louisiana Historical Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. After exploring this important structure, check into the nearby Best Western hotel in the French Quarter during your stay in New Orleans.
While in the lively city of New Orleans, include plenty of time for touring some of the well-known landmarks. One such landmark in Jackson Square, is the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral, an icon of the French Quarter. Constructed in the early 1700s, this historical Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France, remains the country's oldest Catholic cathedral still in use. Although rebuilt and remodeled throughout the years, it is continually being restored to ensure the cathedral will last for many more years to come.
This Greek Revival style cathedral is open to the public, allowing visitors the opportunity to admire the tranquil inner setting inside. Be sure to view its scenic painted ceiling, marble altars and the painting of Saint Louis Venerating the Crown of Thorns.
While at the cathedral, browse the selection of rosaries, statues and various religious items available in the two gift shops or enjoy a self-guided tour of the neighboring Old Ursuline Convent. Once you're done strolling the grounds, check into the nearby Best Western hotel, within walking distance of Saint Louis Cathedral, for an enjoyable night's rest. Schedule plenty of time for touring the vibrant French Quarter area of New Orleans.
One of the most prominent jazz festivals in New Orleans, and even the world, the Satchmo Summer Fest commemorates the one, the only Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. Since 2001, Armstrong's 100th birthday, the streets of the French Quarter has filled with attendees of this beloved celebration. Hosted at the Old U.S. Mint neighboring the French Market, the Satchmo Summer Fest is three days of hot food, and even hotter jazz.
Check out the exhibits, seminars and mini-parades of the festival, then fill up on all famed creole cuisine that only New Orleans can provide. Check into one of many Best Western hotels in New Orleans, and make sure you attend all three days of the Satchmo Summer Fest.
The Smoothie King Center, located next to the Louisiana Superdome, in downtown New Orleans, has been home to the National Basketball Association's New Orleans Pelicans, since 2002. The Tulane University basketball team and the New Orleans VooDoo, an arena football team, also play their games in the arena. The arena first opened in 1999 and hosts a variety of concerts, basketball tournaments, trade shows and wrestling events.
The Arena seats from 16,000 to 19,000 attendees, depending on the set-up. The arena's luxury suites feature a furnished private parlor, flat-screen TV, bar, refrigerator and ice maker. Consider renting one for a special occasion at the next event. Several area Best Western hotels offer comfortable lodging and excellent guest services. Enjoy your time in New Orleans.
History buffs exploring the streets of "The Big Easy" need to include a visit to one of the most famous thoroughfares in the city. St. Charles Avenue running parallel to the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans, has many wonderful features. The hundreds of historic mansions along the tree-lined street in the Uptown section, are a sight to see. Be sure to capture a picture of the 19th century street name tiles, built into the sidewalks. The Garden District feature many beautiful southern live oak trees.
One of the highlights along St. Charles Avenue, is the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar. These streetcars remain the world's oldest continuously operating street railway. Visitors in town for the world-famous New Orleans Mardi Gras will find themselves along St. Charles Avenue, since its one of the main parade routes for the festivities. While in town, check into one of the local Best Western hotels for a wonderful night's rest.
While in the exciting city of New Orleans, slow down to get in touch with the past. Visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum to see a wonderful display of Mardi Gras Indian costumes, cultural artifacts and photographs. The museum, located in downtown New Orleans, was founded by Sylvester Francis when he began taking photographs of Carnival celebrations, jazz funerals and parades in the late 1960's.
By 1988, Francis started displaying his collection in his garage in the historic Treme neighborhood. Throughout the years, the museum grew and relocated into the former Rhodes Funeral Home. Stroll through the museum to see one of the world's most comprehensive collections of African American cultural items, of this kind. The museum also hosts many events throughout the year. After touring the museum, rest comfortably as a guest of one of the local Best Western hotels.
History is alive in The Big Easy. While in New Orleans, learn about the colorful history of the city by visiting The Presbytere. This historical building was built in 1813 in the French Quarter, adjacent to the St. Louis Cathedral. Originally named Casa Curial, it was built as a home for the clergy, on the site of the Capuchin monks. This National Historic Landmark was designed in 1791 to match the Town Hall, known as the Cabildo.
This historical building was used for commercial purposes in the early 1800s, until 1834 when it was used as a courthouse through 1911. Tour this incredible museum to view the Mardi Gras artifacts and learn more about Mardi Gras history while viewing "Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana", a permanent exhibit. Check into one of the New Orleans Best Western hotels, for comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services.
Southern Louisiana students in the New Orleans area, have plenty of choices. Tulane University of Louisiana, was established in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana. At the time is was established it was the second medical college in southern United States. By 1847, it became the University of Louisiana. In 1884, the university was renamed to its current name, after the establishment of the Tulane Educational Fund, through private donations by Paul Tulane. It became a private university, reverting from a public one, the only university in the country to do so.
More than 13,000 students attend TU in pursuit of undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the university's ten schools. All students are enrolled in the Newcomb-Tulane College, in addition to the school for their declared major. Architecture, Law, Business, Medicine, Public Health and Science and Engineering are a few of the schools located on campus. The students compete in the Conference USA athletic conference in the NCAA's Division 1. Cheer on the Tulane Green Wave during a football game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a great day on campus. While in New Orleans, stay close to the university in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.
There's more to New Orleans than Mardi Gras. New Orleans is home to the University of New Orleans, Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Loyola University New Orleans and many additional institutions of higher learning. The University of New Orleans, was established as Louisiana State University in New Orleans, in 1958, along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. It became included in the University of Louisiana System in 2011.
In addition to the lakefront campus, there are three additional campus locations in the New Orleans area: the Research and Technology Park, next to the main campus, East Campus and the Jefferson Center. UNO offers more than sixty undergraduate programs and more than forty graduate programs for its more than 10,000 students. Check out the main campus and cheer on the Privateers, as they compete in baseball, basketball, golf, cross country, tennis and volleyball matches, in NCAA's Division 1. While in New Orleans, stay in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 0.01 mile(s) from St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
- 0.50 mile(s) from Cemeteries, historical and ghost tours available
- 0.50 mile(s) from Garden District, mansions and landmarks
- 2.00 mile(s) from Audubon Park & Zoo, award-winning zoo with over 1,500 animals
- 1.50 mile(s) from Children's Museum
- 1.50 mile(s) from New Orleans Art District
- 2.00 mile(s) from French Quarter, restaurants, stores and entertainment
- 2.00 mile(s) from Aquarium of the Americas
- 2.00 mile(s) from museums
- 2.00 mile(s) from Harrah's Casino
- 2.00 mile(s) from Superdome, New Orleans Saints home field
- 2.00 mile(s) from New Orleans Arena, New Orleans Hornets home court
- 7.00 mile(s) from City Park, Sculpture Garden and New Orleans Museum of Art
- 7.00 mile(s) from Tad Gormley Stadium
- 1.50 mile(s) from Magazine Street, boutiques, antiques and restaurants
- 2.00 mile(s) from French Quarter
- 3.00 mile(s) from The Shops at Canal Place
- 3.00 mile(s) from The Riverwalk
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 6.00 mile(s) from Metairie
- 9.00 mile(s) from Kenner
- 15.00 mile(s) from La Place
- 55.00 mile(s) from Baton Rouge
- 55.00 mile(s) from Biloxi, MS
- 60.00 mile(s) from Houma
- 110 mile(s) from Mobile, AL
- 125 mile(s) from Lafayette
- 170 mile(s) from Lake Charles
- 500 mile(s) from Houston, TX
- 2.00 mile(s) from Tulane University
- 2.00 mile(s) from Loyola University
- 4.00 mile(s) from Xavier University
- 7.00 mile(s) from Delgado Community College
- 7.00 mile(s) from University of New Orleans
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- 2.00 mile(s) from Harrah's, Ballys & Boomtown Casinos
- 2.00 mile(s) from Riverboat Cruises
- 2.00 mile(s) from bicycling
- 2.00 mile(s) from theater
- 2.50 mile(s) from horseback riding
- 10.00 mile(s) from driving range
- 10.00 mile(s) from golfing
- 20.00 mile(s) from fishing
- 20.00 mile(s) from hiking
- 20.00 mile(s) from nature preserve
- Adjacent to Superior Grill, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 0.10 mile(s) from Coulis, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- 0.10 mile(s) from August Moon, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- 0.10 mile(s) from Italian Pie, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00am - 10:00pm
- 0.25 mile(s) from N.O. Hamburger & Seafood, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:30am - 10:00pm
- 0.30 mile(s) from Superior Seafood, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00am - 10:00pm
BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Charles Inn
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near New Orleans. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
Historic Saturday Tours by Creole PubCrawl
Take a guided tour to historic NOLA locations and be regaled by the stories of the city between stops to enjoy signature cocktails at iconic gastropubs along the way. Every Saturday through November.
Red Dress Run Don your pretty little red dress and join in on this fun annual run/crawl through the fabulous French Quarter. The fun continues after the run with a party in Louis Armstrong Park. This 21 and over event begins at 9 a.m. with last minute registration and that first cocktail.
Scales and Ales The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas fills with live music, food, and drinks for this adults-only event at 7 p.m.
Boo at the Zoo
Enjoy trick-or-treating along with a scary haunted house at the Audubon Zoo as it fills with treats and scares for the kiddos. There will even be a non-scary haunted house for those that don’t like to be scared. The spooks begin at 5 p.m.
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