The Brakeman Hotel

2.5 star property
Within easy reach of Bourbon Street

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The Brakeman Hotel

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In-room safe, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Brakeman Hotel

9,6 out of 10 Exceptional
9,6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
501 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Mid-City District
  • Bourbon Street - 6 min walk
  • Canal Street - 8 min walk
  • Jackson Square - 12 min walk
  • Harrah's New Orleans Casino - 19 min walk
  • Caesars Superdome - 19 min walk
  • Smoothie King Center - 23 min walk
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 27 min walk
  • National World War II Museum - 30 min walk
  • Port of New Orleans - 37 min walk
  • Julia Street Cruise Terminal - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) - 20 min drive
  • New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal - 26 min walk
  • North Rampart at Conti Stop - 3 min walk
  • Canal at South Rampart Stop - 7 min walk
  • Canal at North Rampart Stop - 8 min walk


  • Razzoo Bar & Patio - 6 min walk
  • Erin Rose - 7 min walk
  • Dovetail - 5 min walk
  • Backatown Coffee Parlour - 3 min walk
  • Crossing - 4 min walk

About this property

The Brakeman Hotel

When you stay at The Brakeman Hotel, you'll be in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of Bourbon Street and Canal Street. Also, Harrah's New Orleans Casino and Caesars Superdome are just a 5-minute drive away. Public transportation is just a short walk: North Rampart at Conti Stop is 3 minutes and Canal at South Rampart Stop is 7 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 20 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay


  • Self parking costs USD 20 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Brakeman Hotel Hotel
The Brakeman Hotel New Orleans
The Brakeman Hotel Hotel New Orleans

Frequently asked questions

Does The Brakeman Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Brakeman Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Brakeman Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Brakeman Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Brakeman Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 20 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Brakeman Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Brakeman Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Harrah's New Orleans Casino (19-min walk) and Fair Grounds Race Course (4-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around The Brakeman Hotel like?
The Brakeman Hotel is a short 3-minute walk from North Rampart at Conti Stop and 6 minutes' walk from Bourbon Street.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Shawn, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

So Safe!!
Amazing, safe location for seeing NOLA!
Danna, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great vacation spot right outside the quarter!
We went to Brakemam to celebrate our anniversary and a friends 50th birthday. The hotel and the staff was amazing! So clean, the softest towels and we came back from a day running around the city to a clean room ready for rest. Highly recommend!
Sheila, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This Hotel is beyond great. The staff (all shifts)are very helpful and very welcoming. This hotel is a hidden gem!! I have not one complaint about our stay. Had to stay a extra night being that our flight got canceled. The staff had no problem letting us stay a extra night same room and all. This is thee only hotel we’re being staying when we come to New Orleans. I give this hotel a10/10. VERY VERY VERY CLEAN!
chantal, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a quiet property with beautiful rooms. I wish the hotel had better signage to let you know you’re at the right place. This property also serves as a visitor center/tour guide establishment, so that’s a little confusing. I wish the cafe was open earlier for hotel guests since no breakfast is available. 9:00 is too late for hotel guests to get coffee. Other than that, I’ll use this hotel again.
Walter, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This hotel was wonderful. It’s located inside a former train station just north of the French Quarter. The room was spacious and decorated beautifully. Our room overlooked the historic Cemetery #1. Parking was very convenient and we easily could walk to anywhere in the French Quarter. We will definitely stay there on our next trip to NOLA.
Anjanette, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Boutique gem
Feels fresh and fun. You enter into the railway station lobby. Security is great (I was travelling solo for work). Room was perfect size for one night stay and the bathroom/shower was great. Such great value (stayed at Sheraton later in stay but so tired in comparison) and in a slightly quieter part of the city but <5 minute walk to bourbon street. Front desk staff were friendly and welcoming, fountains of knowledge and really welcoming. Just wish cafe opened earlier!
Jemma, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jarvis who works at the front desk. In all my years of traveling, I've never met a better and more caring person than Jarvis. He was always cheerful, organized and a wealth of information and advice. He truly went above and beyound the call of duty. He made this trip mych more enjoyable. The hotel itself was very interesting and unique.
joseph, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

susan, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Overall clean hotel. Front desk was really helpful and courteous. Only complaint is the sheets and pillows had a used smell. I should have but did not bother to let them know. If I did they might have done something about it.
2-night business trip
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