Accommodations | Travel
We strongly urge all OAH attendees to book their flights early (before the end of the year) to avoid inflated airfare costs due to the number of popular events occurring in the city before, during, and after the Annual Meeting.
New Orleans Marriott
Attendees of the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting are invited to reserve their rooms under the OAH room block at a discounted rate (saving OAH attendees over $100 a night). These discounted rates are limited and only available until March 16, 2017.
Rates do not include taxes. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be cancelled no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date to receive a refund of the deposit.
Sheraton New Orleans SOLD OUT FRIDAY NIGHT
500 Canal St, New orleans, LA, 70130
Single and Double Occupancy | $239
This rate is only available until March 16, 2017 or until spaces are available. Due to the French Quarter Festival the Sheraton has limited availability.
Please quote "Organization of American Historians"
Direct Hotel: 504 525 2500
Online link to come
LOCAL AREA HOTELS
- IHSP French Quarter House (Hostel)
- Best Western St. Christopher Hotel
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
- The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
- Loews New Orleans Hotel
- Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel
- Omni Royal Orleans
- JW Marriott New Orleans
- The Whitney Hotel
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Single and Double Occupancy | $192
Federal Government rates available
or Call: 877 622 3056 (please reference the "Organization of American Historians")
Need a roomate? Visit our LinkedIn thread to connect with other interested attendees.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter this 41-story hotel offers easy access to the best restaurants in the city and an array of live music venues and Bourbon Street nightlife. Nearby attractions include the National WWII Museum, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the bustling French Market. Unwind in spacious guest rooms featuring contemporary decor, high-speed Internet access, plush bedding and breathtaking city views. Savor local flavors and comforting classics at our two celebrated restaurants, and get energized at our on-site Starbucks coffee shop. Lounge at our gorgeous outdoor salt water pool, and stay in shape at our state-of-the-art fitness center.
· All public areas non-smoking
· Local restaurant dinner delivery
· Valet parking only, fee: 44.90 USD daily/overnight
· One vehicle per room, no vehicles taller than 5 ft 9 in, limited onsite availability during special events and weekends
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Due to the many popular events and the unique spirit of the city, New Orleans has experienced tremendous tourist growth as a destination ideal for leisure, conventions, and business. With Mardi Gras occurring in mid-February and the Jazz Festival in late April, airline fees go up dramatically at the beginning of February and continue to stay on the higher spectrum as the festival seasons gets on the way. As luck would have it, OAH attendees will be able to experience the vibrancy and culture of the festival spirit with both colleagues and new friends from the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting by exploring the French Quarter Festival in the evenings. We strongly urge all OAH attendees to book their flights early due to the timing and number of popular events also taking place while we are in New Orleans.
Airlines operating out of the Armstrong International Airport include:
Airport Shuttle, Inc. is the official ground transportation for Armstrong International Airport, with service to and from New Orleans' hotels and other designated locations. Fare is $24 per person one way and a discounted $44 per person round trip is now available. To book a shuttle please click here.
There are more than 1,200 taxis available on New Orleans' streets and at major hotels. Taxi rates are $3.50 plus $.30 per one-eighth mile thereafter. There is also an additional charge of $1.00 per passenger after the first passenger.
During peak visitor times (including Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest) taxi rates are $7 per person or the meter rate, whichever is greater. A fixed rate of $36 (one to two people) is charged from the airport to most areas of New Orleans. For parties of more than two, the fare is $15 per person.
RTA services are $1.25, including bus transportation and the streetcar. Thirty-three bus and streetcar lines are running daily. Bus service allows transportation throughout the city's major corridor, extending from the Faubourg Marigny to Riverbend. For maps, schedules, and fares please click here.
The City of New Orleans train runs to Memphis and Chicago, while the Crescent runs to Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York. The Sunset Limited runs to Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson and Los Angeles. For more information please click here.
Best Practices for International Travelers to the OAH Annual Meeting:
Overall, international travelers need to be well prepared before traveling to the U.S. Specifically:
- Be prepared to explain where you are from, why you are coming to the US, where you will be staying, and your plans for departing the US.
- Be able to explain who you are, what you do, and the purpose of your conference in one or two sentences. (It is okay to rehearse!).
- It is a good idea to have a paper copy of your itinerary and paper evidence of your conference or activities.
- Have your papers organized and accessible – not in your checked bag. It is best to have hard copies – don't assume you can access information on your phone (and it may not be wise to do so).
- Be polite, well-mannered, and professionally dressed.
- Follow western cultural customs of eye contact.
- If you are receiving an honorarium or reimbursement of expenses, you may need to be able to explain how that is within the scope of your visa type and be clear that you are not coming in to the US "to work". If receiving an honorarium, a pocket letter explaining this may also be wise.
- If you have any criminal history, you probably want to consult with an attorney.
- If you have traveled to one of the 6 countries listed in the travel ban or have ties to those countries, you probably should consult with an attorney.
- Be prepared for delays.