Posted on November 17, 2017

“If New Orleans is not fully in the mainstream of culture, neither is it fully in the mainstream of time. Lacking a well-defined present, it lives somewhere between its past and its future, as if uncertain whether to advance or to retreat. Perhaps it is its perpetual ambivalence that is its secret charm. Somewhere between Preservation Hall and the Superdome, between voodoo and cybernetics, New Orleans listens eagerly to the seductive promises of the future but keeps at least one foot firmly planted in its history, and in the end, conforms, like an artist, not to the world but to its own inner being–ever mindful of its personal style.” – Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume, 1984


Airport Transportation

Taxis are about $36 from the airport to the Downtown district.  Shuttles run around $24 per person (one way).

Uber and Lyft offers transportation services from the Airport. Passengers can meet their app based ride service in the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage.  

More information here about airport ground transportation.


Around Town

There is a trolley stop close to the hotel on St. Charles Street.

  • Information & maps for Streetcars and Buses –
  • Jazzy Bus & Trolley Passes (and the mobile app)  here.
  • United Cabs: 504-522-9771
  • Lyft or Uber