Thanks to a robust cruise business, New Orleans is often a quick stop for travelers coming in only to leave again. When you've got a quick travel turnaround to make and want to be close -- but not necessarily in -- all the hubbub of NOLA proper or the French Quarter, this hotel in Kenner is a great option, especially for an overnight stay. The property is well-kept, rooms are terrific, and there are quite a few dining options on-site, next door (including a solid spot for Italian eats) and across the street. A bonus is free parking -- forget the hefty fees at downtown and French Quarter establishments! So once you've landed from the airport, grab a bite, a drink at the daiquiri spot two doors down, and relax (don't forget a dip at the saltwater pool) till your next big adventure is ready for boarding.