Hotel and Travel


Hotel reservations must be made through the AAO Housing Bureau. Housing for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel opens on July 7, 2021. See for details.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is taking the necessary steps to ensure you have “a cleaner stay from check-in to check-out”. Visit their website to view their latest updates on their CleanStay Guest Experience: 

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hotel Information
Check In—4:00 pm | Check Out—11:00 am
The hotel is 100% smoke free.

Self Parking (garage) is $44.00* per day.
Valet Parking is $49.00* per day.
*Plus tax


Louis Armstrong International Airport
Distance from hotel: 13 miles | Drive time: 25 minutes

Airport Transportation
Airport Shuttle New Orleans, 866-596-2699
Rates: $44.00 Round trip per person
$24.00 One-way per person

Cab Fare from the Airport to the Hotel
A cab ride costs $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for up to two passengers and $15.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick up at the airport is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage.

AAO Shuttle Service

The City of New Orleans
Visit for local information, including where to eat and what to do in New Orleans.

Cell Phones, Smoking Policies
Cell phones must be set to “silent” during lectures and workshops. Phone conversations in the classroom are strictly prohibited and you will be asked to leave the room. Smoking is prohibited in the hotel. 
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