2018 National Planning Conference

Housing & Travel Info

Get jazzed about your New Orleans travel plans. Here is all the information you need to reserve lodging at an APA conference hotel and get to the conference center.

Conference Hotels

APA has arranged discounts at ten hotels in New Orleans. Discounted rates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so book your room early!

Hotel Single/Double
Headquarters Hotel
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street
Note: No rooms available April 20
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
The Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard
Courtyard Iberville
910 Iberville Street
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
300 Julia Street
SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown
301 St. Joseph Street
Loews New Orleans Hotel SOLD OUT
300 Poydras Street
Cambria Hotel & Suites New Orleans
632 Tchoupitoulas Street
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans
739 Canal Street (at Bourbon Street)

Rates shown do not include state and local taxes, currently 14.25 percent plus individual nightly fees or occupancy tax that varies for each hotel. All reservations require a credit-card guarantee. Be sure to identify yourself as an APA conference attendee when booking your room to ensure you receive our discounted rate and APA receives credit for your stay. Make any changes or cancel directly with your hotel. Hotel cancellation policies vary.

Getting to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center website has directions and parking information for the center, which is located at 900 Convention Center Boulevard.

By Plane

New Orleans is served by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. There are several options available for getting from the airport to downtown New Orleans including taxis, shuttles, mass transit, Uber, Lyft, and more.

Mass Transit Options

Both the Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provide transportation to and from the airport.

The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) Bus operated by JET provides service from the airport into New Orleans and takes approximately 50 minutes. For more information on New Orleans-area public transit, visit the Jefferson Transit website.

The Regional Transit Authority's Airport Express (202) Bus runs beween the airport and New Orleans.

Bus schedule information, pick up locations, and route information

List of airport transportation options

By Train

New Orleans is served by Amtrak. The City of New Orleans travels to Memphis and Chicago, while the Crescent goes to Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. The Sunset Limited runs to Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, and Los Angeles.

The City of New Orleans, Crescent, and Sunset Limited schedule