New Orleans Hotel's Guests Close to Everything. This hotel's location in east New Orleans is 15 minutes from downtown and the world-famous French Quarter, Superdome and Riverwalk. In addition to a great location, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel New Orleans East offers access to Bourbon Street, world-class cuisine, the swinging sounds of Jazz and the local flavor that makes New Orleans so special. The hotel's location in New Orleans is near the NASA Michoud facility, Smucker / Folgers plant and the Lakefront airport. Business guests appreciate knowing that work is nearby and commutes are easy. Guests prefer being near the University of New Orleans, Dillard and Southern universities, Delgado Fire School and Tad Gormley Stadium. Leisure guests enjoy a hotel in New Orleans that's within eight miles of attractions and shopping. The merchants on Royal and Magazine streets and the Riverwalk make shopping a pleasure. The Aquarium and Zoo are fun for the family. Then head over to Cafe du Monde for beignets and a cafe au lait before you spend the afternoon in the French Quarter. Good food and fun are irresistible, so indulge and work off the extra calories in our Fitness Center. You can stay current on local events like Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and follow the Super Bowl champions, the New Orleans Saints with free Wi-Fi access and the Business Center. Make time for a dip in the outdoor pool for an enjoyable morning or afternoon. Welcome to the Big Easy!