Conference Location

New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, La.

Lodging

SAME has negotiated room blocks with a number of hotels near the Convention Center.  All rooms must be reserved through SAME's official housing partner, Connections Housing. Reservations will open in mid-late June.  Do not contact hotels directly.  Click here for a map of official hotels.

Please click HERE to reserve your hotel room.

Room rates for private industry attendees are below and do not include tax. All hotels will offer a number of rooms at the prevailing government per diem at the time of the event (current per diem is of $148; per diem rates adjust on October 1).  Per diem rooms are specifically for those on active duty or in civil service - all reservations will be audited and those found to have booked a room at per diem without being eligible will have their rate adjusted. The negotiated room block is specifically for conference attendees; one must register to attend the conference within five working days of making hotel reservations (government employees excepted).

The cut-off date for room reservations is October 10, 2018 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Please do not contact the hotels directly.

Cancelation policy

Reservations canceled after September 21st may be charged a cancelation fee of $50.00 (government employees excepted).  Reservations canceled within 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night’s room & tax.


Click here for a map of official hotels.

 Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Headquarters Hotel

 $242 - 252

 Cambria Hotel New Orleans  $173 - $199
 Courtyard New Orleans Downtown / Convention Center  $219
 DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans  $199
 Embassy Suites New Orleans - Convention Center  $229
 Hampton Inn and Suites New Orleans  $179 - $239
 Hilton Garden Inn  $199
 Hyatt Place  $239
 LaQuinta Inn & Suites  $145
 Lowes New Orleans Hotel  $209
 New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center  $249
 Merchantile Hotel  $269
 Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery  $148 - 167
 Omni Riverfront  $199
 Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District  $239
 Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown  $229
 SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown  $229
 Staybridge Suites  $179

Unauthorized Housing Warning

Please be vigilant if contacted by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for the SAME Small Business Conference. SAME's official housing company is Connections Housing. The only way to book your rooms for the 2018 Small Business Conference is through our housing site. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. If you are contacted by one of these pirate companies, please notify SAME immediately.

 

Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers”

SAME works with Connections Housing to secure sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price. 

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with SAME. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by SAME.

  • Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. 
  • Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been canceled and hefty cancelation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card. 

How You Can Help:

Do not be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the SBC, please get as much information as you can and pass it on to SAME.