Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown
346 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 524-1140
Fax: (504) 218-4991
One of the oldest cities in the United States, New Orleans is the prime seat of diverse culture and heritage. New Orleans gets its name from Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans and is credited as the birthplace of Jazz music. This city has a rich cultural heritage, one which can be witnessed in the numerous museums like New Orleans Museum Of Art, architecture, festivals and the general aura that the city emanates. One could also head to the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, or participate in Jazz Fests and other activities.
Well known as the oldest skyscraper in the city, and located at the Central Business District, the Hennen Building is also popularly known as the Maritime Building. This beautiful structure stands 11 stories tall, and houses mostly apartments. The architecture is stunning and reflects the latter half of the 19th Century in it's appearance.
Lafayette Square is a public park that welcomes one and all. Designed by Charles Laveau Trudeau, it is renowned for the marvelous art work and sculptures installed here, such as statues of Henry Clay and Benjamin Franklin. Owing to its proximity to the government offices like USGSA Public Building Services, US Appeals Court, National Labor Relations and Federal Reserve Bank, it is packed with office workers during lunchtime. Lafayette Square also hosts concerts on a regularly that includes the popular Wednesday at the Square and Harvest the Music concert series.
The John Minor Wisdom United States Court of Appeals Building is the center for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Completed in 1915, the building exhibits Italian Renaissance Revival architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses courtrooms with an impressive decor featuring bronze chandeliers.
City Hall: where all the legislative decisions for the New Orleans Parish get made. With plans to eventually move this government body to another location, City Hall remains in the Central Business District for now.
The Hale Boggs Federal Building is located in New Orleans' French Quarter. The building houses a courthouse. It is named after a well-known politician who once served as the House majority leader.
Built in 1927 by Julian Saenger for an unheard of USD2.5 million, the Saenger Theare has weathered through years in the Crescent City until Hurricane Katrina hit. Sustaining major damage, the theater went through a USD53 million renovation in 2011. Reopening its doors in 2013, the theater has revitalized Canal Street and welcomed artists and Broadway shows like John Legend and Mama Mia. The interiors mimic a 15th century Italian courtyard with columns, decorative moldings and twinkling starlit ceiling.
The Catholic community in New Orleans was well established and consisted of the French-speaking Creoles. This community did not welcome the new Irish immigrants who were also Catholic with open arms. The need for a Irish Catholic Church was addressed by St. Patrick's Catholic Church which was built in 1833. The Gothic church has beautiful interiors with crisscrossing arched ceiling, stained glass windows and beautiful murals. Visit this sanctity to offer your prayers or simply enjoy the tranquil surroundings of this place.
Seating 87,500, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is one of the largest stadiums in the country. The dome is home to the New Orleans Saints football team and the Tulane University Green Wave. This stadium also hosts conventions, exhibits, concerts, and the occasional Super Bowl game.
W.I.N.O., also known as the Wine Institute of New Orleans, offers patrons the opportunity to develop their palates and savor each sip. Classes like "Intro to Wine," "Treasures of the Loire Valley," and "Food and Wine Pairing" provide educational opportunities for wine lovers at every skill level. A state-of-the-art wine serving system behind the bar allows W.I.N.O. to serve samples by the ounce, half glass, or full glass from 80 different bottles at various price levels. Between sips, check out W.I.N.O.'s full wine and liquor store. With more than 300 labels in stock, you're sure to find a bottle to take home.
New Orleans Musical Legends Park is a lovely outdoor space that is dedicated to creating awareness about the rich cultural and musical heritage of the city of New Orleans. A pleasant reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city, the space offers visitors a tranquil oasis with interesting exhibits that chronicle the various influences that have shaped the culture of this vibrant city. Entrance to the park is free, and live musical performances are par course. Grab a table and some beignets from the Cafe, or simply settle down and enjoy a musical extravaganza in this beautiful outdoor setting at the heart of the French Quarter.
Located adjacent to the Louisiana Superdome, this arena serves as a venue for concerts, festivals, conventions, banquets, exhibits and trade shows. It is also home to the New Orleans Hornets and a number of sporting events like the Nokia Sugar Bowl Basketball Classic.