Hotels Near Smoothie King Center

Welcome to the Stadium Hotel Network! The Smoothie King Center is located in New Orleans, LA and is home to the New Orleans Pelicans. The professional basketball season has always been defined by the sport’s history, great fans, team competition, and state-of-the-art courts! Now you can conveniently book hotels and accommodations near your team’s home court!

Stadium Hotel Network offers great rates on over 50 hotels near Smoothie King Center. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. For basketball fans there’s no better place to book a hotel! Check the map below for locations.


Popular Stadium Hotels

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The sophisticated Hyatt Regency New Orleans offers its guests breathtaking views of the Big Easy, and is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure. Its location is surrounded by many of New Orlenas most popular restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Make sure you take advantage of the onsite dining options and Starbucks…Learn More

0.1 miles away from Smoothie King Center

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Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown

Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown

The Holiday Inn New Orleans Downtown is located just steps away from from the Loyola Avenue streetcar, which is a great way to take in all of the historical sights of NOLA. This hotel is also located very close to the Smoothie King Arena, making it a great place to stay if you plan on catching a New Orleans Pelicans game…Learn More

0.5 miles away from Smoothie King Center

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Le Pavillon Hotel
The Historic Pavilion Hotel is located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, right across from the world famous French Quarter. The Smoothie King Arena is only a five minute walk away. The hotel was built in 1907 and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and was added to the “Gold List” by Conde Nast in 2005…Learn More

0.6 miles away from Smoothie King Center

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About Smoothie King Center

The Smoothie King Center is an indoor arena that is found in New Orleans, Louisiana. The arena is used for a wide variety of purposes. It has been home to several different professional sports franchises, and it is currently the home of the NBA team the New Orleans Pelicans as well as the Arena Football League team the New Orleans VooDoo.

History of the Smoothie King Center
Construction of the arena began on November 30, 1995. It was completed almost four years later on October 29, 1999. The total cost of construction came to $114 million. The arena was originally built to be the home of the New Orleans Brass, a hockey team that was part of the East Coast Hockey League. Unfortunately, the team went bust in 2002.

Fortunately for the Smoothie King Center, the NBA team the New Orleans Hornets decided to move to New Orleans in 2002. They have been playing in the Smoothie King Center ever since, but they changed their name to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the arena became the center of medical operations for aid workers. The workers relocated to the Smoothie King Center from the adjacent Superdome due to horrible conditions inside of it. The Smoothie King Center withstood the effects of the hurricane much better due to its superior design, and it reopened for events only a month after the hurricane.

State-of-the-Art Technology
The Smoothie King Center underwent interior renovations in 2006. Part of these renovations was the installation of advanced LED video screen technology. There is 875 feet of LED ribbon running around the arena. There are also eight giant LED screens that fans can see instant replays and other announcements on during events.

Events
The arena has twice been home to the NBA All-Star Game. It has also been a host of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on three separate occasions. It has twice hosted the Final Four for NCAA Women’s Basketball.

As well as major sports, the arena is a popular spot for rodeo events. Professional wrestling events are also a frequent occurrence. The arena is also a big draw for large concerts.

Capacity
The capacity for concerts is 17,805. The basketball and hockey capacity is 17,003, but that can be expanded to more than 18,000 for NBA playoff games and NCAA tournament games. The capacity for Arena Football games is 16,900!!


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Hotels Near Smoothie King Center

Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown

Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown 346 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA
0.6 miles away from Smoothie King Center

The Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans is ideally located for sports fans, less than a mile from Smoothie King Center. Featuring free breakfast, free wi-fi, airport shuttle, and a lounge bar.

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Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans

Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans 820 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA
0.6 miles away from Smoothie King Center

The Drury Inn & Suites features free hot breakfast, free wireless internet access, outdoor rooftop pool, exercise room, and a business center. Close to the Superdome and the Smoothie King Center.

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Quality Inn And Suites New Orleans

Quality Inn And Suites New Orleans 210 O Keefe Avenue, New Orleans, LA
0.6 miles away from Smoothie King Center

The Quality Inn & Suites is only two blocks from Bourbon St. and French Quarter. Nearby, you’ll also find the Superdome, Convention Center, and Smoothie King Center. Featuring free internet, continental breakfast, and a fitness room.

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Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/Cbd 821 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA
0.6 miles away from Smoothie King Center

The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter is located in the Central Business District, just steps from world-class attractions such as The French Quarter, Superdome, and Smoothie King Center.

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