Harrah's New Orleans

A good bet in the Big Easy
Attached to the casino by an underground walkway, the stand-alone Harrah’s New Orleans has a prime location next to the bars and restaurants lining Fulton Street mall and just blocks from the French Quarter. The 450 rooms and suites offer a mix of classic and contemporary furnishings, with original New Orleans art and photos lending a sense of place.

There are 80 corner suites, 10 penthouse suites (with grand pianos) and 360 luxury and premium rooms (located on floors 10 and up). A well-equipped fitness center boasts floor-to-ceiling windows so you can burn off all those beignets, and the staff is friendly and professional. All in all, it’s a good bet in the Big Easy.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Harrah’s New Orleans has a contemporary style with a touch of old-school New Orleans thrown in—making the hotel the perfect launching pad for the many festivals of the city.
  • A magnificent multi-cubed glass wall sculpture by a local artist sets the tone in the marble lobby.
  • While Harrah’s New Orleans offers 24-hour room service, it does not operate any restaurants of its own. However, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which originated in New Orleans, is located right off the lobby.
  • A cozy sitting area is positioned across from the wrought iron doors to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, while individual glass vases of fresh flowers mounted on the wall behind the large reception desk are interspersed between oversized photos by local photographer Richard Sexton.
Things to Know
  • New Orleans is chock-full of year-round fun but springtime showcases the bluebird skies, pleasant temperatures and some of the city’s best festivals. Mardi Gras parades and balls kick off the revelry in February or March (depending on the year).
  • The second weekend of April, the completely free French Quarter Festival showcases New Orleans’ best homegrown jazz, brass, roots, rock and Cajun bands with Jackson Square and the Mississippi River as backdrops.
  • The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wraps up the season the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May. Over seven days, local and national acts perform on twelve stages and vendors dish up iconic festival fare like crawfish Monica (creamy crawfish pasta).
  • The merriment and lights of Fulton Street make the winter months around Christmas is another festive time at the hotel.
The Rooms
  • The classic but contemporary décor at Harrah’s New Orleans incorporates touches of New Orleans, including a purple throw at the end of the bed and framed photographs of iconic city scenes by local photographer Richard Sexton.
  • At 360 square feet, basic rooms are cozy but well designed, each with a king or two queen beds, a sitting area with sofa, chair and marble-topped coffee table, plus a desk and chair.
  • Architectural details include white crown molding and built-in closets and drawers.
  • Marble bathrooms have only one sink set in a dark wood vanity, but the separate tub and shower and Gilchrist & Soames amenities make them luxurious.
Nearby Attractions
  • Just outside the side lobby door, restaurants and bars line the Fulton Street pedestrian mall. Two blocks away, The Shops at Canal Place, an upscale mall anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, marks the perimeter of the French Quarter.
  • Visitors can shop and then drift over to Bourbon Street for cocktail hour, or you can venture to Royal Street to shop some more at the fabulous antique stores.
  • New Orleans Arts District also begins just six blocks away, where you can stroll the many art galleries along Julia Street.
  • For a museum outing, there’s no shortage of options: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center or The National World War II Museum (one of the city’s most popular attractions) are all nearby.
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Getting There
228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
MSY (22-35 min)  
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