Courtyard By Marriott on Julia Street is two blocks from the Convention Center and the River Walk Mall. You can walk throught the mall and see were the ships dock right behind the Convention Center. Apprx. 1 1/2 to the French Quarter, cab fare is about 7-8 dollars. Rooms are nice and will cost about $85 total. One thing if you drive your own vehicle besure to get in line at approx. 11:30-11:45 the cruise parking area is limited! We were in line and they shut the gates, had to drop my wife and in-laws off at the front and find another parking area about a mile away. Parking runs about $84 for the week. Have a great time! Ya'll going to LOVE the Conquest!!!!