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BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank
1700 Lapalco Boulevard, Harvey, LA 70058-3027
Phone: 504/366-5369 Fax: 504/262-0949 138 Rooms
Check In Time: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM Reservations
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank, where guests will find unbeatable customer service and amenities. Located just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans, this full-service Harvey hotel features 138 newly renovated guest rooms. Each guest room comes equipped with free high-speed Internet access, flat screen cable television and pillow top mattresses. Guests are welcome to a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet each morning before relaxing in the outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool and Jacuzzi® hot tub. Sip a refreshing cocktail in the evening at the Sportsman's Bar cocktail lounge. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank also features an exercise facility, business center and meeting facilities.
Business travelers appreciate our hotel's convenient 24-hour Business Center with copy and fax services along with free high-speed Internet access. In addition, our great Harvey, LA address places guests just minutes from the Chevron and ConocoPhillips Plants, as well as Belle Chasse Naval Air Station and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Just minutes from downtown New Orleans, guests will have convenient access to the famous French Quarter, the Aquarium of the Americas and the Port of New Orleans. Spend an afternoon touring the historic cemeteries, the Louisiana Swamps and local plantations. Sports fans will love being close to the Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Arena, home of the Hornets. The heart of Louisiana also hosts several events throughout the year, including the infamous Mardi Gras Celebration, TPC Golf Tournament, the Jazz Fest, the Essence Fest and the Bayou Classic.
For the best in customer service, amenities and accommodations at an affordable rate, stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Cocktail lounge, Sportsman's Bar
- Outdoor pool
- Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
- Guest laundry, charge varies depending on items sent
- Truck/RV parking
- Free parking
- Conference facilities, we have 2400 square feet of meeting room space
- Meeting facilities, we have 2400 square feet of meeting room space
- Jacuzzi® available in Courtyard
- Exercise facility, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Cardiovascular work-out room
- Stair stepper
- Stationary bike
- Late check out, half day charge till 3:00pm, full day charge after 3:00pm
- Safe deposit box
- Business center
- Outdoor parking
- Fax services
- Fax machine
- Computer available
- Photocopy, nominal fee
- Photocopy machine
- Parking for the physically challenged
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff, Spanish
- Cable or satellite television
- Printer available
- Secretarial services
- Conference services
- Mail services
- Catering, continental breakfast, nominal fee lunch, nominal fee, dinner, nominal fee
- Exterior corridor
- Convenience store/Sundry
- Ice/vending machines, on every floor
- Gift shop or newsstand
- High-speed Internet access
- Complimentary USA Today at front desk
BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank
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Conveniently located, the best western plus westbank in Harvey, 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: 29.875165 / Latitude: -90.049815
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: The east. Take I-10 West stay in left lane, when you see the Superdome stay to your left. The only exit in the left lane is Westbank-Business 90. Exit and stay in left lane to cross the Crescent City Connection (cross over the Mississippi River). Once you cross the bridge, stay in middle lane, the fourth exit is Manhattan Boulevard Exit then turn left at light. Go two miles down to Lapalco Boulevard. Take a right. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank is on the right next to Copelands.
From: The west. Take I-10 East from the Airport and follow the signs that say New Orleans Business District. After you pass the Superdome on your left, stay in the left lane. Cross over the Crescent City Connection (cross over the Mississippi River). I-10 becomes Business 90 Westbank. Fourth exit is Manhattan Boulevard Exit then turn left at red light. Go two miles down to Lapalco. Take a right at red light. BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank will be on your right next to Copelands.
From: The north. Coming from I-59 follow above east directions. Coming from I-55 follow above west directions to I-10, cross over Crescent City Connection (Mississippi River). I-10 becomes Business 90, Take fourth exit Manhattan Boulevard. Take a left at red light. Go down two miles to Lapalco Boulvard. Take a right at light; the BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank will be on your right.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank
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
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.
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.
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.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 8.00 mile(s) from Superdome, Home to the New Orleans Saints, concerts and much more
- 8.00 mile(s) from French Quarter, shopping, bars, restaurants
- 8.00 mile(s) from Aquarium of the Americas
- 8.00 mile(s) from Children's Museum
- 8.00 mile(s) from Morial Convention Center
- 8.00 mile(s) from Bayou Segnette State Park
- 8.00 mile(s) from Natchez Steamboat, cruises down the Mississippi
- 8.00 mile(s) from D-Day Museum
- 8.00 mile(s) from Riverwalk Marketplace, shopping along the Mississippi River
- 8.00 mile(s) from Cemeteries, ghost & cemetery tours combine the histoory of the city
- 8.00 mile(s) from Garden District, take a ride on a New Orleans street car and view beautiful historic homes
- 8.00 mile(s) from N.O. Arena, home to the Hornets, concerts and much more
- 8.00 mile(s) from Mardi Gras World, see where Mardi Gras is made
- 8.00 mile(s) from Louisiana Swamp Tours, experience the swamp of south Louisiana! Slow and easy on tour boats or high-speed adventure on air-boats.
- 12.00 mile(s) from NAS Naval Air Station
- 12.00 mile(s) from Audubon Zoo
- 12.00 mile(s) from City Park, home to Storyland for children, golf, mini-amusement park, carousel gardens & botanical gardens.
- 15.00 mile(s) from Zephyr Field, home to the New Orleans Zephyr baseball team
- 35.00 mile(s) from Plantation Tours, beautiful plantations of River Road
- 2.00 mile(s) from malls
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 8.00 mile(s) from New Orleans
- 5.00 mile(s) from Our Lady of Holy Cross Catholic College
- 13.00 mile(s) from Loyola University Catholic College
- 14.00 mile(s) from Tulane University
- 16.00 mile(s) from University of New Orleans
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- Outdoor pool
- 0.50 mile(s) from Timberlane Golf Course
- 2.00 mile(s) from Boomtown Casino
- 8.00 mile(s) from Harrah's Casino
- 16.00 mile(s) from fishing, home to some of the best fishing in the world
- Adjacent to Copeland's Restaurant
- Fine dining on premises
- 0.25 mile(s) from Burger King
- 0.25 mile(s) from Wendy's
- 2.00 mile(s) from Chevy's
BEST WESTERN PLUS Westbank
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 Harvey. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
2013 Thursdays at Twilight Garden
Held at the Pavillion of the Two Sisters at New Orleans City Park, the very popular series boasts an array of jazz musicians, along with mint juleps, food and other libations. Performances start at 6 P.M.
The rocker, known for hits like "Heartbreaker" and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" will grace the stage of the House of Blues in New Orleans accompanied by Neil Giraldo. The show begins at 7 P.M.
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans
To pay homage to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, the festival brings three days of food, music and entertainment. To emulate Spain's famous bull running, the Big Easy RollerGirls chase runners, armed with plastic bats and wearing horned helmets.
2013 Live at Lafreniere Sunset Concert Series
Every Thursday night at 6 P.M., Lafreniere Park in Metairie fills with live music and specialty cuisine from area restaurants. The series drew over 13,000 to the park last fall and his year's performers include Fred Leblanc, Chubby Carrier, The Bucktown Allstars and Amanda Shaw.
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