If you're coming to the Sugar Bowl or the BCS Championship Bowl, you'll need to get your hotel reservations soon. One of the great thing about having a college bowl game in New Orleans is the fact that the Superdome is within easy walking distance of a lot of great hotels. Although most hotels will have shuttles to and from the Dome, here are some suggestions of some nearby, in case you feel like walking. NOTE:the Hyatt Regency, listed on some websites as connected to the Dome, has not reopened.
Le Pavillion is at 833 Poydras, a straight half-mile walk to the Superdome.
Across the street from Le Pavillion is the Homewood Suites Hotel. It has 166 suites of various sizes, all with fully equipped kitchens. It serves complimentary hot breakfast and from Monday through Thursday, light evening meals.
The International House is a hotel in the Central Business District, near Canal and the French Quarter, just over a half-mile from the Dome.
This contemporary boutique hotel is at 817 Common Street, a block or so nearer the Dome than the International House. It has a "jazz inspired" decor with 272 rooms and suites, The hotel is the home of a new restaurant, MiLA. One of the chefs, Allison Vines-Rushing, was a James Beard Foundation Rising Star.
At 210 O'Keefe, this is hotel is closer to the Superdome. It has the usual amenities, including refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms, a free continental breakfast, and a fitness room.
Located at 444 St. Charles Avenue, this luxury hotel has 479 guest rooms and 30 suites, a health club, and a delicious complimentary buffet breakfast. The Veranda Restaurant is a local favorite.
This property is a landmark, once a bank building, at 610 Poydras. It has 93 rooms and 23 suites with Wyndham amenities,such as bathrobes, ergonomic chairs, and pillowtop mattresses. The Getaway Cafe is in the hotel, which is about .6 miles from the Dome.
This Holiday Inn is the closest to the Superdome. It has 295 rooms and 7 suites, and boasts 200 artworks by Louisiana artists. The Streetcar Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, or have a drink at the Mardi Gras lounge.
There are a lot of other hotels in the city. We profile a few more here.
If you are the B&B type, check out some of these possibilites.