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The 7 Best Stays for Jazz Fest in New Orleans

Cameron Todd | December 22, 2017

Besides proximity and convenience, decide whether you'd rather come home to a restful oasis after the fest, and give your ears and feet a break, or if you are an after-party person, craving more local music into the night. These are the best hotels to stay at in New Orleans for Jazz Fest.

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Claiborne Mansion

Why it made the list

This decadent and friendly B&B is a few minutes' walk to Frenchmen Street, where, during the festival, music clubs book the best local acts throughout the night.

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1896 O'Malley House

Why it made the list

Walk home (or better yet, rent a bike) from the Fairgrounds if you're staying at this Mid City B&B. With a homey, residential vibe and friendly host, it's a nice way to experience Jazz Fest like a local.

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Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Why it made the list

The Sheraton is an official sponsor of the festival, and this comes with perks: You can book a discounted room through the hotel's Jazz Fest promotion, and there is a free shuttle to the festival right outside its doors.

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Ashton's Bed & Breakfast

Why it made the list

It's about a 20-minute walk from this B&B to the Fairgrounds, and, along the way you'll see some of the grandest and most eclectic old houses in the city along Esplanade Avenue.

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Ace Hotel New Orleans

Why it made the list

The Three Keys music venue holds after-parties throughout the festival, with some of the best local and national acts stopping by for late night sets. This is a great stay for those who want the Rock-and-Roll vibes to continue throughout the weekend.

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Edgar Degas House

Why it made the list

This elegant and historic mansion on Esplanade Avenue is walking distance to the Fairgrounds where Jazz Fest takes place, so you don't have to deal with parking, cabs, or other annoyances. It is a pleasant respite from festivities, and the courtyard and outdoor spaces are great for cocktails before or after the music.

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Melrose Mansion

Why it made the list

This is a great option for large groups, where you could have the mansion and enviable outdoor pool all to yourselves. It's a quick bike ride or cab up Esplanade Avenue to the festival, and you're minutes away from Frenchmen Street for your music and nightlife fix after the fest shuts down.

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