Travel & Lodging

Travel Options

The airport nearest to New Orleans is Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). United Cabs at 504.522.9771.


Because this is a major festival weekend, we do not have a special hotel or hotel group rate to offer. What we can do is offer a list of hotels near the main venue along with a little info on how pricey they are. It is VERY important you book IMMEDIATELY because hotels and Airbnb’s in the city will fill up because of French Quarter Fest.

Here are some options close to the venue:

Holiday Inn Express New Orleans – St Charles
936 St Charles
A no frills Holiday Inn Express that is literally just steps away from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art where the night events are held. It really doesn’t get more convenient. This also seems to be the cheapest hotel option in the area for that weekend. MORE INFO HERE.

Blake Hotel New Orleans -BW Premier Collection
500 St Charles
Another no frills and not-too-pricey hotel that is in between the main events and the French Quarter. And its right on the streetcar line. Also seems to be one of the cheaper hotels in the area. MORE INFO HERE.

Ace Hotel New Orleans
600 Carondelet
This Ace Hotel has been home to a monthly dance night for several years and hosted the 2016 & 2017 New Orleans Swing Dance Festivals. Its right on the streetcar line and is walking distance to both the Ogden Museum as well as The French Quarter. This is one of the pricier hotel options.  MORE INFO HERE.

Virgin Hotels
550 Baronne St
Super close to the main dance venue. Its definitely on the high end of prices, but its oh so special. Take a look here. —> MORE INFO HERE.

If you are needing roommates for hotel rooms, try posting on our Facebook discussion group. This group hasn’t been active in several years and we had to put post approvals on because of folks spamming like crazy, but we’re about to get that page going again. Also check out our local Facebook group to connect with the local New Orleans community.

Local Homestay

The New Orleans dance community is quite small, but we will try to offer as many local homestays as possible. Before requesting housing, you MUST first purchase a weekend ticket. Housing requests without a weekend ticket will not be accepted. This is so we give priority to those who are already coming to support the event.

To request housing with a local send an email with your needs to – Please provide your Booking ID number along with dates needed for a place to stay, pet allergy info, if you are traveling with anyone else who also needs to be housed with you, if you’ll have a car to get around town, and any other info that might help us hook you up with the right person. Local housing does not guarantee an actual bed or a private room. Please make a note in your email to us if you are willing to stay on an air mattress, can bring an air mattress with you, or are willing to sleep on a couch. These will likely greatly expand our ability to house you.