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Enjoy The Entire ESSENCE Festival Weekend Room Only Deal 4 Nights

  • Four (4) nights accommodations in a standard room at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel (with 2 full-size beds)
  • Access to my private Essence Festival FB Group
  • JTS Vacations Travel Agent Hostesses on site
  • Maximum occupancy is 4 people per room

Our hotel is nestled on NOLA’s famed Canal Street, between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District; we’re a short walk from Jackson Square and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, as well as Harrah’s Casino. Many of our intuitively designed rooms and suites offer remarkable views of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans, and all feature spacious work areas, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and premium bathroom amenities. Enjoy a meal at 5Fifty5 and Canal Street Pantry or a drink and an appetizer at 55 Fahrenheit, a favorite among both hotel guests and NOLA residents. Break a sweat in the fitness center, open 24 hours a day, or take a dip in the outdoor pool and relax in the sunshine.

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Express Checkin, Express Checkout
  • Video Review Billing, Video Checkout
  • Guest rooms: Wireless
  • High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for 12.95 USD/day
  • Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for 16.95 USD/day
  • Lobby and public areas: Complimentary Wireless
  • Meeting rooms: Wireless, Wired
  • Valet parking, fee: 47.57 USD daily
  • Plus tax; One vehicle per room; No vehicles taller than 5 ft 9 in; Parking limited during special events; Valet only
  • 41 floors, 1278 Rooms, 55 suites
  • 50 meeting rooms, 86,849 sq ft of total meeting space
  • Pets not allowed

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Airport Phone: +1 504-303-7500

Hotel direction: 15.3 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Courtesy Phone Available
  • Alternate transportation: Airport Shuttle; fee: 24 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 36 USD (one way)

Visit MSY airport website 

Driving directions

Turn left onto US-61 S/Airline Dr. Take the I-10 E ramp to US-90 BUS/Westbank. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-10 E. Continue onto US-90 BUS W. Take the exit toward Superdome. Turn right onto Dave Dixon Dr. Slight right onto Girod St. Take the 1st left onto Loyola Ave. Continue onto Elk Pl. Turn right onto Canal St. Make a U-turn. Destination will be on the right.


  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib/Play Yard
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Luxurious bedding – down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens
  • Mini fridge
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Pillows: foam
  • Rollaway bed


  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: ESPN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • Movies/videos, pay-per-view
  • Wet bar


  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Phone feature: voice mail
  • Two-line phoneBATHROOM AMENITIES
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Hair dryer

Audubon Insectarium

0.3 miles SW from hotel

Aquarium of the Americas

0.6 miles SW from hotel

Jackson Square

0.8 miles NE from hotel

St. Louis Cathedral

0.3 miles NW from hotel

French Market

0.7 miles NE from hotel

Harrah’s New Orleans Casino

0.6 miles SE from hotel

Audubon Zoo

6 miles SW from hotel

Garden District / St. Charles Avenue

2.5 miles SW from hotel

Oak Alley Plantation

54.1 miles from hotel

Pat O’Briens Bar

0.5 miles from hotel

Entergy IMAX Theatre

0.3 miles from hotel

Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World

0.3 miles from hotel

Longue Vue House & Gardens

7 miles from hotel


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0.5 miles from hotel

Q: Do you offer Travel Insurance?

A: JTS Vacations, LLC can provide a quote for travel insurance, and travel insurance is highly recommended. Or you can research and choose a travel insurance policy that fits your individual needs carefully.

Q: Is parking at the hotel included?

A: No, you will be required to pay for the parking.  During special events parking is limited and valet parking is required at $47.57/day.  The charge will be charged to you by the hotel.  JTS Vacations is only responsible for the room portion of this package.

Q: What’s not included in the accommodations package?

A: Tickets to any of the Essence Festival Events, transportation to New Orleans, meals, travel insurance (optional but highly recommended), and tips/gratuities, parking at hotel or any venue.  Anything not mentioned in the what is included details.

Q: Are you affiliated with Essence Festival?

A: We are NOT affiliated with ESSENCE MAGAZINE or the producers or event coordinators of ESSENCE FEST.

Q: Are concert tickets included in the package?

A: No, you are responsible for purchasing concert tickets on your own.

Q: Where should I get concert tickets?

A: You should only buy concert tickets and party passes from reliable ticket sources such as TicketMaster or Essence Fest and/or its distributors.

Q: What kind of hotel room do I get with this package?

A: The New Orleans Marriott Hotel room block that JTS Vacations, LLC has secured has two full sized beds in each room. Please note this when booking triple or quad occupancy. You want to ensure that you are comfortable.  No rollaway beds are provided in the full sized room category due to room dimensions those are only allowed in king bed and suite categories.

Q: Does the hotel require a credit card to keep on file while we are there?

A: Hotel Industry standards may require a credit card charge upon checking into your room for incidentals. You and your roommates should discuss this before checking in. You should also use a credit card as opposed to a debit card. Cash can also be submitted. Please contact New Orleans Marriott Hotel for more on their incidental policy.

Q: If I need assistance at the hotel, can you help?

A: JTS Vacations, LLC hostesses will be on-site for any guests needing assistance at the hotel.

Q: Does your company have terms and conditions?

A: Yes, making reservations for this 2019 Essence Fest package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.

Q: Who can make a reservation?

A: You must make your reservations in the name that is on your government-issued identification you will use to check-in at the hotel.

Q: Is the payment for this package refundable or transferable?

A: All of your payments to JTS Vacations, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Q: How can I best protect this investment in case of an emergency?

A: Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to protect your investment.  You are responsible for purchasing your own insurance.  JTS Vacations, LLC has provided trusted recommendations listed on the resources page on this website.

Q: What forms of payments do you accept?

A: JTS Vacations, LLC accepts payments by credit card only. Please see payment options below.

Q: If I book this trip with a roommate, and then they can’t go, can I get my money back?

A: Refunds will not be given due to roommate abandonment. Please ensure your roommate has made his/her reservations and are making timely payments as required. If your room occupancy level decreases due to roommate abandonment, your room rate will be adjusted and you will be charged automatically for the difference in the occupancy rate.

Q: What is the deadline to book this incredible experience?

A: The deadline to book will be May 30, 2019, but payments will be accepted through May 30, 2019.

Q: Do you have a billing plan of any kind if I want to pay in installments?

A: When booking, you are automatically set up on our bill plan. if you elect to later cancel this plan you are responsible for making timely payments on your reservations according to the billing plan on your account. (See Automatic Billing Plan below). We will send reminders of payments through our system. If you should go more than 60 days without any payment whatsoever, your reservations may automatically cancel without notice.

Q: Reservations and Payments:

A: JTS Vacations, LLC accepts reservations and payments according to two schedules: Payment in full at the time of booking or payments over time on JTS Vacations, LLC Billing Plan.

Q: Payment in Full:

A: You may pay in full at the time of booking. No future payments will be needed unless you later modify your reservations.

Q: Package or Price Offering Changes:

A: Package and/or price offerings are subject to change at anytime.  Packages may change at anytime after your purchase.  Sales may take place after your initial purchase.  The price will not be reduced if the package you purchased was at a higher price when initially purchased.  All sales are final.  No refunds or credits will be offered.

Q: Automatic Billing Plan:

A: You are enrolled in our automatic billing so that you can relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically. When you book, we’ll calculate an evenly divided automatic billing plan for you and you will know in advance the day of every month that your payment will be processed. Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Automatic billing is available at no charge.

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