The hotels have blocked off rooms for Jazz Half participants until Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Please be sure to make your reservations before then!​


Enjoy the Big Easy when you come in town for the Jazz Half Marathon, or use this as an excuse to have a Staycation!

The Renaissance Arts Hotel New Orleans is the site of the Jazz Half Expo on Friday, October 27 (day before Race Day). Extend your stay in New Orleans at our one of our partnering hotels and enjoy all New Orleans has to offer. Because of the limited room space available, please plan and make your reservations early to take advantage of these blocked off rooms for our Jazz Half participants!

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel 700 Tchoupitoulas St. New Orleans, LA 70130

Please CLICK HERE to make, modify and/or cancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.


AC Hotel Bourbon French Quarter 221 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130






New Orleans residents bring Southern Hospitality to a whole new level. Start a conversation with a local anywhere in New Orleans and you will meet your new best friend. In five minutes, you’ll likely learn what high school they went to, where the best po-boy shop is, receive an invite to their home for the next Saints game and learn the family’s secret recipe for making the best oyster stuffing. Don’t be shy. They also make the best tour guides.

THE FOOD [Local Favorites Featured at the Post-Race Party!]

New Orleans is world famous for its food. Po-boys, gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, red beans and rice, muffulettas and beignets just scratch the surface of iconic New Orleans food. Traditional French, Creole, Cajun, Soul, Irish, German, Italian, Caribbean dishes can all be found in this city. We have almost 1,400 restaurants in this city, with some of them being more than 175 year old. Simply put, we know how to cook here.

THE MUSIC [Local Musicians Perform Annually at the Post-Race Party!]

New Orleans is known as the birthplace of Jazz, but that only scratches the surface. Every night of the week, the Crescent City offers up live music at numerous dive bars and neighborhood venues in almost every musical genre you can imagine - R&B, funk, rock, hip-hop, blues and country. Major bands and performers also put in regular tour stops at the New Orleans House of Blues, UNO Lakefront Arena, Voodoo Music Experience and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. If you are a music lover, New Orleans is a paradise.