BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel
114 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2421
Phone: 504/648-0444 | Fax: 504/648-0445 | 108 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM | Check In: 4:00 PM | Online Reservations
Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel!
Our New Orleans hotel is in a beautiful, historic building just steps away from the French Quarter and many other New Orleans attractions. Our location puts our guests in the heart of the rich culture of our city. From jazz to blues, and all things in between, the true soul of this city is the people and the music. Just ask our friendly staff where to go and what to do.
Enjoy free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast while staying at our welcoming New Orleans hotel. Guests can start each morning with a complimentary, generous spread of breakfast favorites like scrambled eggs, sausage, pastries, hot pancakes, fresh fruits, cereal, yogurt, 100% Arabica coffee and juices. We also offer Room Service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Yes, our festivals are the most famous in the world. Mardi Gras is unbridled craziness, and we are 1 block away from the parades. Jazz Fest is laid back and all about the music. Shuttles are just one block away that run to the fairgrounds, where Jazz Fest is held.
From shopping on Royal Street to dining at the many world famous restaurants in New Orleans, there’s no end to the things to see and do here. Take a swamp tour just 20 minutes from the city, or visit Mardi Gras World to see the famous floats up close and being created right in front of you. Try the turtle soup at Brennan’s, charbroiled oysters at Drago’s or many other New Orleans favorites.
The location of our New Orleans hotel isn’t the only thing that brings guests to our property. We also offer a great rate, clean and comfortable rooms, and a friendly and welcoming staff. Check-in is simple, a friendly valet is quick and courteous, and our staff is consistently helpful and attentive.
Reserve your upcoming stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel and enjoy a great rate and unbeatable location!
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Complimentary continental breakfast,Scrambled eggs & sausage,Pancakes, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, and more
- 24-hour front desk
- Complimentary breakfast
- Ice/vending machines on odd floors
- Cocktail lounge, buy 1 drink and get the 2nd drink half off
- Safe deposit box
- Elevator, wheelchair accessible
- Sightseeing tours
- Video billing
- Audio/visual equipment
- Fax services, nominal fee
- Elevator, access to all floors
- Interior corridor
- Concierge, front desk
- Express check out
- Cable or satellite television
- Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
- Business center, located on second floor of the hotel, 24 hours, free
- Printer available
- Fax machine
- Computer available
- Computer modem hookups
- Photocopy machine
- Conference services
- Exhibit services
- Equipment rental available, fee
- Photocopy service $0.50 fee per page at the front desk.
- Air-conditioning, in public areas
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- Cash machine/ATM
- Complimentary newspaper in lobby
- Movie rentals-pay per view
- Parking charge, $25.00 nominal fee per day plus tax
- Valet parking, $25.00 nominal fee per night plus tax
- Motor coach parking, nominal fee of $112.00
BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel
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Conveniently located, the best western plus st. christopher hotel 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: 29.951303 / Latitude: -90.067331
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: The west. Take Interstate 10 East to the New Orleans Business District. Continue on to the Poydras Street Exit. Drive down Poydras Street to Camp Street, and turn left on Camp Street. Go four blocks and turn right on Canal Street, go one block and turn right on Magazine Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel is in the first block on the left.
From: The north. Take Interstate 10 East to Causeway Exit. Drive to the New Orleans Business District and continue to Poydras Street Exit. Follow Poydras Street for approximately eight blocks and turn on Magazine Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel is in the first block on the left.
From: The south. Take Highway 90 to the Westbank Expressway. Proceed on the Westbank Expressway to the Crescent City Connection, approximately 10 miles. From the right lane, exit at Camp Street and go eight blocks. Turn right onto Canal Street. Go one block and turn right on Magazine Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel is in the first block on the left.
From: The east. Take Interstate 10 West to the Canal Street Exit and turn right on Canal Street. Go ten blocks and turn on Magazine Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel is in the first block on the left.
BEST WESTERN PLUS St. Christopher Hotel
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.
The New Orleans Arena, located next to the Louisiana Superdome, in downtown New Orleans, has been home to the National Basketball Association's New Orleans Hornets, 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.
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.
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
- 0.10 mile(s) from French Quarter, Bourbon Street
- 0.10 mile(s) from Canal Street Car Line
- 0.20 mile(s) from Harrah's Casino
- 0.30 mile(s) from St. Charles Street Car
- 0.30 mile(s) from Aquarium of the Americas
- 0.40 mile(s) from Riverwalk Shopping
- 0.70 mile(s) from Waldenberg Park
- 0.80 mile(s) from Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral
- 0.90 mile(s) from Mercedes Benz Super Dome, Home of the Super Bowl Champions New Orleans Saints
- 0.90 mile(s) from Morial Convention Center
- 0.90 mile(s) from Ogden Museum
- 0.90 mile(s) from World War II Museum
- 0.90 mile(s) from New Orleans Arena
- 0.90 mile(s) from French Market
- 1.10 mile(s) from Mahalia Jackson Theater
- 2.00 mile(s) from New Orleans Fairgrounds, horse racing
- 3.00 mile(s) from Audubon Park, golf, park, street car
- 3.00 mile(s) from Audubon Zoo
- 0.20 mile(s) from Canal Place
- 0.30 mile(s) from River Walk
- 0.60 mile(s) from French Market
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 4.00 mile(s) from Metarie
- 8.00 mile(s) from Harahan
- 7.00 mile(s) from West Wego
- 13.00 mile(s) from Kenner
- 30.00 mile(s) from La Place
- 35.00 mile(s) from Covington
- 35.00 mile(s) from Mandeville
- 60.00 mile(s) from Baton Rouge
- 0.10 mile(s) from Chaffe & Associates
- 0.20 mile(s) from Entercom New Orleans
- 0.30 miles(s) from Adams & Reese
- 0.40 mile(s) from Captial One Bank
- 0.40 mile(s) from Chase Bank
- 0.50 mile(s) from Exxon Oil
- 0.80 mile(s) from Shell Oil
- 1.00 mile(s) from Ernst & Young
- 1.00 mile(s) from Entergy®
- 1.00 mile(s) from Tulane Medical Center
- 1.50 mile(s) from Port of New Orleans
- 2.00 mile(s) from LSU Medical Center
- 5.00 mile(s) from Jacobs Technology
- 8.00 mile(s) from Landmark Aviation
- 8.60. mile(s) from Laitram, LLC
- 9.10 mile(s) from Wendy's International
- 12.80 mile(s) from Lockheed Martin
- 15.00 mile(s) from NOLA Motorsport Track
- 2.00 mile(s) from Tulane University
- 2.00 mile(s) from Loyola University
- 4.00 mile(s) from Dillard University
- 4.00 mile(s) from Xavier University
- 6.50 mile(s) from University of New Orleans
- 7.00 mile(s) from Southern Univerisity
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- Sightseeing tours
- 5.00 mile(s) from horse racing
- 5.00 mile(s) from golf
- 15.00 mile(s) from English Turn Golf
- Across the street from Palace Cafe, full service, Cajun, open for: lunch, dinner, Lunch-Mon-Fri-11:30am-2:30pm Dinner-Mon-Sat-5:30pm-9:00pm Sunday Brunch-10:30am-2:30pm
- 0.2 mile(s) from Restaurant August, full service, International, open for: lunch, dinner, Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Across the street from Bon Ton Cafe, full service, Cajun, open for: lunch, dinner, Monday-Friday-11:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-9:30pm Sat/Sun-reservations only.
- 0.4 mile(s) from Mother's, deli, Cajun, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.-Great Sandwiches
- 0.5 mile(s) from Acme Oyster House, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, Cajun seafood, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 0.6 mile(s) from Emeri's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 0.8 mile(s) from Cafe DuMonde, coffee shop, French, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24 hours
- 0.8 mile(s) from G.W. Fins, bar/lounge, Seafood, open for: dinner, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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