New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, La.
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.
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.
|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|
|LaQuinta Inn & Suites||$145|
|Lowes New Orleans Hotel||$209|
|New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center||$249|
|Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery||$148 - 167|
|Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District||$239|
|Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown||$229|
|SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown||$229|
Unauthorized Housing WarningPlease 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.