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Things to Do in the Warehouse District

Everyone knows about Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, and New Orleans’ unrivaled good times atmosphere. But have you heard of the bohemian Warehouse District, teeming with art, life, and culture? It’s the new “place to stay” for New Orleans travelers, especially if you want to soak up the essence of the Crescent City’s artsy personality and stay within walking distance of the French Quarter.

Centrally located and steps from all New Orleans has to offer, the Warehouse District provides a truly unique and local experience for the modern traveler. During your stay, the Cambria New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District hotel will set the perfect backdrop as you explore the more refined and thoughtful - but still laid-back - side of the Big Easy. Reserve your room today and get ready for a truly unique trip to New Orleans!

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Experience New Orleans' Best at the Cambria New Orleans Warehouse District

There’s a reason travelers fall in love with the Cambria New Orleans: you feel like you’re living in a warehouse-turned-art studio when you step inside your room. Your boutique, thoughtfully-designed accommodations pay homage to the revitalized Warehouse District, and we’ve incorporated that vibe into our brand new guest rooms.

But unlike a bare, empty, cold warehouse, your accommodations feature all of the comforts of home and then some. During your stay, you'll enjoy:

  • Boutique Warehouse District Accommodations
  • Luxury Linens
  • Free High Speed 500Mbps WiFi
  • Creative Cajun and Creole Fare at Our On-Site Bistro
  • Tech-Friendly Amenities
  • Tons of Great Galleries & Restaurants Steps from the Hotel
  • Easy Access to the French Quarter, Garden District, and Beyond

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Quick History of the Warehouse District

The Warehouse District wasn’t always an art hub. It used to live up to its name. The stately and now-trendy brick buildings that restaurants, shops, and galleries call home used to simply hold grain, coffee, and cotton.

Throughout the 19th century, the Port of New Orleans was a source of industrial manufacturing as well as a high-traffic trade outpost. As industry waned in the first half of the 20th century, the birth of the Contemporary Arts Center in 1976 brought about the latest revolution in this New Orleans neighborhood: the rise of the arts.

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The “SoHo of the South”

Today, the Warehouse District is often called the “SoHo of the South”. New York City’s renowned artist’s neighborhood developed as trade declined in Lower Manhattan, and artists moved into the deserted buildings with tall windows and even taller ceilings, perfectly letting in natural light – ideal for an artist’s workshop. NOLA’s Warehouse District is reminiscent of SoHo’s bohemian environment, especially during the Art Walk on Julia Street. On the first Saturday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., pedestrians can visit local galleries for free and mingle with fellow art-lovers, experiencing local artists’ visions in a myriad of forms.

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Relive History at the National WWII Museum

You’ve never experienced history quite like this before. The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is the top-rated tourist destination for the entire city – and there are a lot of great tourist destinations to choose from in the Crescent City.

Located less than a half-mile from the Cambria New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District hotel, the acclaimed Smithsonian-affiliated museum boasts everything from an interactive submarine exhibit to a 4D movie that provides a moving, visceral experience, leaving visitors with a broader, deeper understanding of the war. Whether you're a history buff or just want to see the best New Orleans has to offer, you won't want to miss the personal stories and moving displays at the National WWII Museum!

Hours of Operation

Open: Daily
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

General Admission

Adults: $26.00
Seniors: $22.50
Child (K-12th): $16.50
College Student (with ID): $16.50
Military (with ID): $16.50

Additional tickets required for 4D movie and some exhibits.

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Where to Eat in the Warehouse District

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Where to Eat in the Warehouse District

Just steps from Cambria New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District is some of the most delicious food you will find anywhere in the world. Don’t take our word for it - Travel + Leisure Magazine rated New Orleans the “Number One City for Food in the US”, and the Warehouse District is home to the Big Easy's most cutting-edge, diverse menus, fusing the multi-layered influences of New Orleans’ cuisine into plates of beauty.


First things first: you have to visit Chef Donald Link's Cochon. It’s a must-eat-at restaurant for every New Orleans visitor, with award-winning chefs serving up modern, pork-centric takes on old-school Cajun fare. The hot-spot’s recent expansion makes it a little roomier, but it’s still smart to make a reservation ahead of time. You'll thank us later.

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Tommy's Cuisine

Ever wondered how Creole and Italian fit together? Treat yourself to an upscale dinner at Tommy’s Cuisine on Tchoupitoulas to find out, and you will never be the same. With beautiful fresh oysters, amazing seafood pastas, and delicate sauces seasoned to absolute perfection, Tommy's really couldn't exist anywhere besides New Orleans. And don't even think about getting the bill before ordering a slice (or two) of their seriously good chocolate pecan pie.

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Emeril's New Orleans

Chef Emeril Lagasse's culinarily finesse and bombastic flair helped elevate New Orleans fare to the next level in popular culture, and we'd like to confirm that his food is every bit as good as purported. While Chef Lagasse has four restaurants in NOLA, his flagship Warehouse District restaurant, Emeril's New Orleans, is truly something special, serving refined and delicious Cajun plates.

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Catch a Show at the Howlin' Wolf

If you're looking for a truly local and decidedly New Orleans evening of music, fun, and dancing, The Howlin' Wolf is the place to be. In addition to a rotating calendar of local and regional acts, the esteemed Warehouse District venue is also home to the Hot 8 Brass Band's weekly residency.

If you're in town on a Sunday do not (we repeat, do not) miss the chance to see the Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band, whose funky blend of second line jazz, old school hip hop, and bluesy soul will have you dancing and waving your proverbial umbrella like it's Mardi Gras day all over again.

Admission to the Hot 8 Brass Band's weekly Sunday night performances is $15.00, and the band typically goes on around 10:00 p.m.

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Cambria New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District
632 Tchoupitoulas Street,
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 524-7770

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