Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Slidell-New Orleans East, LA
126 Taos Street
Slidell , LA 70458
Situated 30 miles northeast of downtown New Orleans, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Slidell-New Orleans East, LA provides a convenient location for stays outside the bustle of the city. Our hotel is just off I-10 and close to I-12, a smart option for corporate travelers visiting NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, Textron Systems and Stennis Space Center. Our location is also a great starting point for a Lake Pontchartrain cruise, offering guests a quiet ambiance and easy access to the area’s best attractions.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Enjoy free parking at the Country Inn & Suites and take advantage of our fitness center, open 24 hours to accommodate your schedule. Corporate guests appreciate the business center, also open 24 hours. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, dip your toes in the saltwater pool, or relax by the fireplace. Amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Find a quiet place in one of our guest rooms and suites, each with two queen-size beds and free high-speed Internet access. Standard room amenities include:
Need more space? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite, which includes all standard amenities along with a separate bedroom, a spacious living room with a sleeper sofa and an extra TV.
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start your day with waffles, pastries and fruit at the hotel’s complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast. For lunch and dinner, try one of the many nearby restaurants. Sample fresh Mexican dishes at Carreta’s Grill, and try the famous fried catfish at New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co., both a five-minute walk away.
Things to Do in Slidell, LA
Looking for a reprieve from the bustle of New Orleans? From Slidell’s Bayou Jam Concert Series to street fairs throughout the year, the charming Camellia City offers activities for all ages, including these local favorites:
INFINITY Science Center – As NASA’s visitor center for Stennis Space Center, INFINITY Science Center lets you discover the wonder of space, air and ocean travel. Walk through a life-size portion of the International Space Station, and immerse yourself in a hurricane or the sun’s surface at the center’s theater. The center is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Nature Tours – Choose your adventure at Slidell’s many wildlife preserves. Float down the Pearl River in the company of alligators with Honey Island Swamp Tours, or catch speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain with a fishing charter. Wander among the swamp cypresses at Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge, and then explore the unique ecosystem of southern Louisiana with Pearl River Eco-Tours.
Olde Towne Slidell – Bring a picnic blanket and your love of music to Olde Towne Slidell, home of the free Bayou Jam Concert Series featuring up-and-coming bands. Browse the stalls of the Camellia City Farmers Market to find local produce, pottery, art and jewelry. Olde Towne’s Main Street buzzes with unique shops and cafés just waiting to be explored, less than three miles away.
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Groups & Meetings
Host a meeting or special event for up to 75 people at the Country Inn & Suites in Slidell. Just off I-10, our hotel is the perfect place to meet with clients or plan a reception for area businesses. Enjoy on-site catering for your event, and then relax with colleagues on the patio.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Attend Local Festivals near Our Accommodations in Slidell
Whether you're looking for food and music celebrations, athletic tournaments, or even Mardi Gras, the New Orleans area is always hopping and our accommodations at the Country Inn & Suites, Slidell put you near it all. Book your stay during one of these renowned festivals:
Madisonville Wooden Boast Festival
October 8–9, 2016
Slidell New Comers Sell-A-Bration Arts & Crafts Show
October 8–9, 2016
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival
October 14–16, 2016
Slidell Food & Fun Fest and Craft Fair—48th Annual Fair
Friday, October 21st, 5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (Craft Hours, Friday 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 22nd, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. (Craft Hours, Friday 11:00–8:00 p.m.)
Sunday, October 23rd, noon–6:00 p.m. (Craft Hours, Friday noon–5 p.m.)
The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
October 28–30, 2016
Olde Towne Slidell Fall Street Fair
October 29, 2016 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
This has been an ongoing event for the past 35 years. Come to see 200 vendors with antiques, furniture, depression glasses, collectibles and more.
Slidell Gun & Knife Show
November 5–6, 2016, Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Do you like to hunt, fish or collect rare items? Come browse large selections of guns and knives at the Slidell Gun and Knife Show.
Three Rivers Art Festival
November 12–13, 2016
See 200 artists from more than 20 states in a juried show of original works, and tent after colorful tent arranged along the streets of historic downtown Covington, Louisiana featuring arts and fine crafts.
November 26, 2016
Come watch rival university football teams, Southern versus Grambling State, in an intensely competitive game.
Slidell's Bayou Christmas
December 15–26, 2016
Come to Slidell's Heritage Park, featuring 60,000 light displays, holiday music and live entertainment by local groups.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 2, 2017
This annual college football bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is one of the second-oldest bowl games in the country, having been played since 1935.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
January 6–February 28, 2017
Mardi Gras is a time for parties, parades, balls and celebrations. Parades begin February 11th and end on Fat Tuesday. The first day of Lent, also referred to as Ash Wednesday, is when Christians traditionally sacrifice in imitation and remembrance of Jesus’ 40-day fast in the desert.
Commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans
January 8, 2017
Visitors can enjoy military drills, cannon and musket firing, crafts and cooking demonstrations. Park staff and volunteers in period clothing will represent American and British Soldiers and civilians while explaining their roles in battle.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
February 5, 2017
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is an international event featuring participants from 50 states and 23 countries. The course includes views of the mansion along St. Charles Avenue, the historic architecture of the French Quarter, the elegant homes on Esplanade Avenue and the scenic Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.
Slidell Gun & Knife Show
February 11–12, 2017
Mardi Gras Day/ Fat Tuesday
February 28, 2017 in New Orleans
The greatest free show on earth, Mardi Gras Day begins with a parade lasting from 8 a.m. to midnight.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
March 10–19, 2017 in New Orleans
Art Monroe TaeKwonDo Tournament
March 10–11, 2017
New Orleans International Beer Festival
TBD–Champion Square, New Orleans
French Quarter Festival
April 6–9, 2017
Slidell Crawfish Cook-off Festival
TBA April 2017
Come enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish for the entire day at the Slidell Crawfish Cook-Off. 60 sponsored teams will be competing for the title, and over several thousand pounds of crawfish are boiled during this cook-off. So, get ready to feast.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
April 28–May 7, 2017