Quaintly placed along Chef Highway, the Budget Inn Express resting along NOLA’S east side is an easy way to get to and from New Orleans Lakefront Airport, a low-key executive airport with quiet terminals and closer access to downtown than Louis Armstrong International. Home to simple low-rise rooms and friendly management, the hotel offers extended stay rates in addition to low-cost rooms perfect for those looking to keep close to the fun but far from the noise. Make sure you’re taken care of in every way by utilizing public transportation along Chef Highway or going with a public lift of your own.
If there’s one thing to do while you’re on Chef Highway, it’s grab a bite to eat. Choose between breakfast at the classic soul food restaurant, Two Sistas ‘N Da East, or skip breakfast to look forward to buffet-style lunch at Natal’s Seafood & Grill, another Chef Highway eatery perfect for enjoying Southern-Creole cuisine. Break out of the region for a stroll through the scenic neighborhood of Gentility afterward, enjoying an afternoon tour of historic homes as well as close access to City Park’s forests, golf courses, and museums. End the day at the heart of downtown, taking in sweeping views of the Mississippi River alongside vivid memories at the heart of the French Quarter.
Budget Inn Express
8542 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70127