Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

500 Canal Street. New Orleans, LA 70130

Located just steps away from New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, this hotel offers easy access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment like no other.


The special room rate has expired. You may still book rooms at the prevailing hotel rate.






Please note:

High-speed internet access is included in your room at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel as part of the room charge.

Complimentary wireless network access will be provided by OLC in the conference area. Connection instructions will be available when you pick up your name badge at the conference registration desk.

Please note: The Sheraton will NOT be calling you to help you make a reservation – any solicitation like that is a scam. We do our best to halt any of this activity and appreciate any reports of this happening. Follow the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel link that we provide above to make your reservations online to get our special conference rate.


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Driving Directions to the Hotel

Local Transportation Information

Note: Airport Limousine service is basically even (slightly higher by just a few dollars) than round-trip shuttle or cab service if you have 3+ people.

A taxi will run about $36 one way.

The airport shuttle is $44pp round-trip or $24pp one-way. Shuttle pick-up is right outside of the door next to the shuttle counter.

Travel time is 20-25 minutes (more with heavy traffic) one way. Normal shuttle time is about 30 minutes. The Sheraton New Orleans is usually the 3rd drop-off on the shuttle loop.

Hotel Parking Information: Parking at the hotel is valet only. There is no self-parking. Attendees staying at the hotel will receive a 20% discount off the valet rate of $43/day. Daily drive in attendees may wish to park at one of the nearby public parking options.

There is a lot to do in and around the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Here are a few ideas and links to get you started.


The French Quarter Festival, a popular free music festival featuring 800+ local musicians on 16 stages and ~60 food and drink booths,  takes place Thursday, April 6 – Sunday, April 9. Plan to make a weekend of it after the conference!


The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival takes place Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. The festival is held every April in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, just north of Lake Pontchartrain. This seasonal festival features chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry smoothies, strawberry daiquiris, strawberry cheesecakes, strawberries and cream, even strawberries deep fried and of course there’s strawberry beer. 


Other great attractions near the hotel include taking a street car ride up to City Park  and the New Orleans Museum of Art or down to the Garden District. We are a short walk from Harrah’s Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, Mardi Gras World, the IMAX Theater, Audubon Insectarium, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Zoo, Saenger Theater, dozens of galleries. 

Sign up for a culinary or cocktail tour of the city. (Please note most tours take place during afternoon hours.) 


Popular shopping destinations such as the Shoppes at Canal Place, Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, JAX Brewery and the French Market are just steps away.




Experience some of the world’s finest restaurants right outside the hotel doors, or dine on-property – head down to Café du Monde for coffee and beignets or indulge in  world class cajun cuisine.

The NOLA Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has provided this pdf of restaurant recommendations. It includes some lunch and dinner options that are more economical, and of course some of the more famous eateries in the nearby French Quarter.  

Organize a group using #olcdiningbuddies to embark on a DIY pub crawl, personally recommended by our New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau rep. Visit these 4 iconic places with specialty drinks, plus get a nice little tour of the French Quarter.

  1. Carousel Bar
  2. Napoleon House
  3. Pat O’s
  4. The Cat’s Meow
  5. Jean Lafitte’s