Here are suggestions for transportation to and from the airport, restaurants, attractions, and the conference hotel.
If you won’t be joining us by staying at the official conference hotel, be sure to check the proximity of your hotel to the conference location, as students often tell us that being close made their experience that much better.
The conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport. The address is 2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062. The hotel phone is 504-467-3111.
Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604
ASGA chose a hotel near the New Orleans airport to make it super convenient and inexpensive for students and advisors traveling from across the country. The hotel sleeping room and food costs are much lower than in the French Quarter, and parking is only $2 per night (normal rate is $8 per night). The conference hotel also has a free shuttle that will take you to and from the airport.
If you want to go sightseeing, you will need to take an airport shuttle or get a rental car/van. The hotel is about 13 miles from the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Book your hotel rooms early, as they will be in short supply because of Mardi Gras in New Orleans the same weekend. ASGA has a block of rooms, but once they’re sold out, there will be few rooms in the New Orleans area available!
In February the average day-time highs are 60-80 degrees and the average evening temperatures range from as low as 40-50 degrees. Meeting rooms may be cool due to air conditioning.
If it would take you more than eight hours to drive to this conference, ASGA recommends that you consider flying. If you choose to travel by air, we recommend that you fly into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).
The recommended hotel, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport, is just one mile from the airport and has a free shuttle that will take you to and from the airport. If you stay at another hotel, you will need a rental car, taxi, or Uber to get you to and from the conference location, airport, and sightseeing.
Taxi/Shuttle from Hotel to French Quarter:
The hotel recommends James and James Transportation at 504-371-8920. The fees start at $30 round-trip per person from the conference hotel to the French Quarter. Please call in advance to make your reservation.
You also can take a taxi for $36.00 one way from the airport to the French Quarter for one or two persons and $15.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. There is a $1 fuel surcharge added to total fare.
Uber may be a cheaper alternative.
An airport shuttle is available to the French Quarter for about $24 per person ($44 per person roundtrip).
If you want to go into New Orleans and visit the French Quarter, you’ll need a rental car or a taxi.
Rental Car Partner: ASGA has negotiated a discount with Dollar Rent a Car. In order to take advantage of the discounts and benefits, please utilize ASGA Corporate Discount Number: CM0138
All reservations may be made online. Enter the ASGA Corporate Discount number, or call 866-542-2303 ext.2 and use CD#CM0138.
If you stay at ASGA’s recommended hotel, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport, there is a fee of $2 per night for parking (normal rate is $8 per night).