Located at the southern end of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the Country Inn & Suites in Metairie is a good balance between the Louis Armstrong International Airport and downtown New Orleans. Offering free hot breakfast, expansive suites, and an outdoor saltwater pool perfect for exfoliating, the locale makes getting to know the bayous as easy as it sounds. Get the right transportation to help you out in the long run, taking advantage of the on-site airport shuttle to make it through the ten-mile trek to Louis Armstrong International, or head to Veterans Boulevard to make it across town via the RTA Transit system.
Make the most out of each corner you turn, enjoying the beauty of local charms like Metairie own Acme Oyster House, home to Cajun-style cuisine, live acts, and a happy hour that’s hard to pass up. Head east on Veterans Boulevard until you reach Polk Street afterward, enjoying expansive forests and cheery locals at City Park, the perfect beginner’s landmark before taking on the cramped streets of the French Quarter. Located seven miles from downtown, the hotel is a great way to get to know the city, especially if you’re the type to enjoy silence. End the day with a sunset, heading to the New Canal Lighthouse for scenic views of Lake Pontchartrain from an 1839 structure.
Country Inn & Suites
5801 Read Boulevard New Orleans LA 70127