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Steamboat at Port of New Orleans

Cruise On In

Our Hotel near Port of New Orleans

Our hotel’s close to the Port of New Orleans

Several cruise lines leave from New Orleans, on their way to far-flung destinations like Mexico, Belize, and the Bahamas. How can you make an itinerary like that even better? By adding on a few days in New Orleans before or after, of course (in our opinion, the best port of all — not that we’re biased or anything). Depending on which Port of New Orleans cruise line, Kimpton Hotel Fontenot is conveniently situated just a few blocks to about a mile from where the ships dock, ensuring a seamless transition from land to sea. Plus, for those who crave the round-the-clock culinary delights of cruise life, our 24-hour in-room dining is here to satisfy your cravings. If you're looking for a hotel close to New Orleans cruise port, look no further!

The History of Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is steeped in maritime history, with its roots dating back to the 18th century. Visitors to the port can explore historical sites and exhibits that narrate the compelling story of this maritime hub. Even for travelers not embarking on a cruise, the port is a captivating destination for those intrigued by the sea's influence on the city's evolution.