Residence Inn New Orleans Convention Center

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

345 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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family trip via amtrak

by bachor

hi -

thinking about taking amtrak to new orleans for a long weekend later
in the year with my wife and 4 year-old twins.

looks like there are hotels within walking distance of the train station.
i assume i wouldn't need to rent a car. how is the neighborhood around the train station?
sounds like there is a children's museum nearby.
anything else i should know?

thanks in advance for any tips!

Re: family trip via amtrak

by mccalpin

When I saw your post, I realized that I had no idea where the Amtrak station I looked it's in the warehouse district near the Arena. What's the area like? Well, it's a warehouse district ;-)

The consolation is that it's relatively near the National WW II Museum complex and the Convention Center, which means there are lots of hotels nearby. We stayed in the Residence Inn New Orleans Convention Center ( in March. The place was nice. We walked to/from the WW II Museum, but drove over to the Quarter (there were a lot of us, so I ran a taxi service - having lived in Rome and having driven in the Quarter before, it doesn't bother me).

However, you are correct that you don't need a car...but you will need taxis. First, to go to one of the hotels like the Residence Inn, even if it's a few blocks, with luggage and 4-year-olds, you will want to taxi. It's not so much that you would be unsafe so much as you would feel really out of place walking along warehouses on the way. I can't speak to hotels closer to the station (the Residence Inn appears to be only 7 or so short blocks away), but I wouldn't think the station area would be a place that a tourist family would normally walk around in.

But from this area, it's easy to take a taxi for the short ride over to the Quarter - in the daytime, the kids would probably enjoy the sights and people near Jackson Square - or to other places (sorry, didn't know there was a children's museum). Depending on if the kids are interested in that sort of thing, they might enjoy some of the large pieces of equipment (a tank, some airplanes, boats) at the WW II Museum, but I think they may get bored with all the fine print in the bulk of the Museum (I have photos of German landmines, since that's much of what my father did it Europe - find/dig up/detonate landmines).

The warehouse district is obviously being gentrified - it seems that there is a lot of evening traffic from clubs that are moving in - so it's not the total wasteland it used to be...but not the sort of neighborhood you walk around in much (but to the WWII Museum is not bad at all)...


Travel Tips for New Orleans


by dh081

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Enter if you dare- This shop is rife with otherwordly gags and gifts. Inside you will learn the interesting religious history of the area and voodoo culture.

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If I weren't sick while I was...

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Visit Bourbon Street! But...

by barbie7

Visit Bourbon Street! But that's only the beginning, there's so much to see and do. One of the most interesting things we did was to take a Cemetery Tour. Kind of creepy and lots of fun if you have a good tour guide.

All around the French Quarter,...

by SheDragon

All around the French Quarter, you will see these things in the sidewalk in front of buildings. These are termite feeders. Apparently, the termite problem has gotten so bad, that buildings were actually starting to collapse. In order to preserve the French Quarter, these termite feeders were installed a couple of years ago, to try and draw the termites out of the buildings by providing better tasting food, which will then sterilize them so they can not reproduce.


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Address: 345 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States