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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We will be undergoing renovations from August 9, 2015 to August 31, 2015. This should not impact the quality of your stay, however, we wanted to make you aware of the process.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Exercise facilities
- 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
- Ice/vending machines
- Free parking, No oversized vehicles.
- 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 No oversized vehicles.
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
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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.
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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
Offering visitors a peek behind the curtains at how the floats are made, visitors are encouraged to visit the Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World in New Orleans for a unique look at Mardi Gras. The warehouse was opened in 1947 as Blaine Kern Studios – specifically for creating props and Mardi Gras floats.
Today, the studio has become a premier NOLA attraction, offering visitors a chance to view the floats in progress via guided tour. Moreover, the on-site Mardi Gras World Cafe offers tasty snacks and meals with incredible views of the Mississippi River.
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 with its wealth of entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and so much more.
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.
The street features a collection of sight seeing and commerce, including One Canal Place and the iconic Canal Street Car Line.
Canal Street extends from the Mississippi River until it becomes Canal Boulevard – passing by the Shoppes at Canal Place and Bourbon Street along the way.
Canal Street is known for its history of entertainment as well, once housing the a collection of historic theaters and cinemas.
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.
Vistiors 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 – all are minutes from the Market.
Known as the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, the French Quarter, or Vieux Carre, dates back to the French and Spanish eras.
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.
Just south of downtown near the Mississippi River, the Garden District in New Orleans is home to some of the best-preserved mansions in the southern United States.
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 given the prescence of significant landmarks like the Anshe Sfard Synagogue, built in 1925.
Harrah's New Orleans
Harrah's New Orleans also brings the streets of Crescent City inside, as you'll notice with the impressive Mardi Gras theme.
This casino houses over 2,000 slot machines and more than 90 game tables, as well as many eateries and gift shops.
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.
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.
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.
The square is truly a staple of New Orleans culture, featuring history, cuisine, music, and more around every corner.
Located just outside of New Orleans, the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is one of more unique cultural destinations in Louisiana. The preserve features six different sites, including the Barataria Preserve, Chalmette, the French Quarter, and three Acadiana sites in Lafayette, Eunice, and Thibodaux.
The preserve offers plenty of outdoor recreation as well as historical significance. Whether its adventure at the Barataria Preserve wetlands, a visit to the Chalmette Battlefield, or bayou boat tours in the Acadian wetlands – there are many things to at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
One of the premiere golfing destinations in the Big Easy, Lakewood Golf Course is a semi-private course located in the southeast side of New Orleans. Since opening in the early 1960s, Lakewood has hosted over 25 PGA Tour events, with names like Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson earning championship honors.
Today, visitors are invited to book a tee time and try their hand at the 18-hole, 7,002-yard course – recently modernized by award-winning architect Ron Garl. Other amenities include the Lakewood Practice Facilities, full service catering for tournaments, and a 2,500 square foot clubhouse.
Used as an air base until 1945, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is an international, commercial airport located in New Orleans. The airport utilizes several commercial airlines, like Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines, and more.
The airport conveniently features ground transportation as well through Airport Shuttle serving the Central Business District of New Orleans. Visitors will find Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport roughly 10 miles from downtown New Orleans.
Magazine Street becomes Decatur Street once it hits the Vieux Carré, and passes Audubon Park housing the Audubon Zoo in uptown New Orleans.
The famed thoroughfare is six miles in total, featuring a great deal of shopping and sightseeing along the way – including a pass through the Lower Garden District.
The Superdome also hosts the Sugarbowl annually and the BCS National Championship every four years.
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.
Located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, the National World War II Museum preserves the history and actions of the United States during World War II, particularly the events of the Battle of Normandy and D-Day. It has been designated as the World War II Museum for America by Congress.
Explore real war-time artifacts and objects, including a Sherman tank, Divebomber, B-17, and Higgins Landing Craft, which was known for being manufactured in the Greater New Orleans area. The museum is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Located in downtown New Orleans, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a major business and event center in the area.
Boasting over one million square feet, the convention center hosts nationally-renowned conventions, conferences, and smaller events – all on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Alongside state-of-the-art facilities, convention center meeting planners, exhibitors, and attendees also enjoy top-shelf catering and food from the exclusive provider Centerplace.
Every year in late April and early May, 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. Some of the biggest names in music frequent the event, including previous headliners like Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Ella Fitzgerald.
The festival is known for more than great tunes, however, as it features activities like shopping at the Congo Square African Marketplace and the Louisiana Folklife Village. The event is truly a cultura staple of the greater New Orleans region.
The newest addition to the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's facilities, the New Orleans Jazz Market offers musical education and many jazz performances at the heart of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans area.
The facility contains more than 11,000 square feet and also features a 600-seat venue, which hosts performances from big bands, student big bands, and community musical events. Don't forget to visit the center's large Jazz Archive Room.
Renowned as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans has since dedicated the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park to preserving the genre’s roots. The park can be found in the French Quarter, where guided talks, demonstrations, documentaries screenings, and live music are frequently hosted.
In fact, every Saturday and Wednesday, the park hosts live concerts showcasing some of the origins of New Orleans jazz. Guests can also take the self-guided walking tour, exploring the French Quarter and Louis Armstrong Park, and viewing various historic attractions along the way.
Old U.S. Mint
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. or the Louisiana Historical Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Located along the Mississippi Waterfront, the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is New Orleans's top shopping destinations and is America's only outlet mall to be located in the middle of a major city.
Offering some of the best deals in the Greater New Orleans area, the mall features the likes of Coach, Tommy Bahama, Lucky Brand, and much more. Shoppers can also enjoy dining options, ranging from a food court to fine restaurants.
Saint Louis Cathedral
This historical Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France remains the country's oldest Catholic cathedral still in use.
The Greek Revival-style cathedral is open to the public, allowing visitors the opportunity to admire the tranquil inner setting inside.
Visitors won't want to miss its scenic painted ceiling, marble altars and the painting of Saint Louis Venerating the Crown of Thorns.
Satchmo Summer Fest
One of the most prominent jazz festivals in New Orleans, 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.
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.
Home to the National Basketball Association's New Orleans Pelicans since 2002, the Smoothie King Center is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown New Orleans. The arena is found ajacent to the Mercedes-Bendz Superdome.
Apart from pro hoops, the arena is home to the Tulane University basketball team and the New Orleans VooDoo, an arena football team. The arena first opened in 1999 and hosts a variety of New Orleans events, like concerts, basketball tournaments, trade shows, and wrestling events.
Dedicated to preserving and showing the illustrious culinary history of the Greater New Orleans area, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum features exhibits, videos, and collections of oral history in a 30,000 square foot building in downtown New Orleans.
Explore the food and drink of many cultures, including African, Caribbean, French, and German, and how they all combine into unique and delicious recipes. Don't miss special events and seminars, which are often hosted by renowned institutions and restaurants in the area.
Located in the heart of the Big Easy, Southern University at New Orleans is a pubic, four-year institution. SUNO features numerous bachelor degree programs and three master degree programs – all accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The SUNO Knights represent the school’s athletic program. The Knights compete in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference – winning multiple NCAA Division III national championships in basketball, track and field, cross country, and volleyball.
St. Charles Avenue
Running parallel with the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans, St. Charles Avenue has many wonderful features.
The hundreds of historic mansions along the tree-lined street in the Uptown section are a sight to see, while the Garden District features many beautiful southern live oak trees.
One of the highlights along St. Charles Avenue is the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar – 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.
Located in downtown New Orleans, the Backstreet Cultural Museum features a vast display of Mardi Gras Indian costumes, cultural artifacst, and photographs. The museum was founded by Sylvester Francis when he began taking photographs of Carnival celebrations, jazz funerals and parades in the late 1960's.
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.
This National Historic Landmark was designed in 1791 to match the Town Hall, known as the Cabildo.
This New Orleans historic staple was used for commercial purposes in the early 1800s, until 1834 when it was used as a courthouse through 1911.
Tours of the museum are available, giving visitors the chance to view artifacts and learn more about Mardi Gras history while viewing "Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana", a permanent exhibit.
Founded in 1834, Tulane University is a private institution located in the greater New Orleans area. Tulane, a member of the Association of American Universities, features a 110-acre urban campus enrolling roughly 13,000 students.
Given Tulane's lengthy history, the school houses several sites on the National Register of Historic Places – including the 45-acre Uptown New Orleans campus. The Tulane Green Wave are comprised of a variety of varsity teams, competing in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference.
Founded in 1958, the University of New Orleans is public institution located in the heart of the New Orleans metropolitan area. Often referred to as "UNO," the college is a member of the University of Louisiana System, featuring a 195-acre urban campus sitting on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.
UNO enrolls roughly 9,200 students, working towards degrees in engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and more. The New Orleans Privateers field 14 varsity teams, competing in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference at venues like Tad Gormley Stadium, Lakefront Arena, and Maestri Field at Privateer Park.
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
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
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