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French Quarter shelter

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dargan, May 20, 2009.

  1. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I know there are numerous New Orleans-help threads on here, but I figured I'd start another one real quick to see if I could get some quick feedback.

    A buddy and I are planning the annual trip to New Orleans and will stay in a French Quarter hotel. I've been several times, and I like the Sheraton and the Astor Crowne Plaza.

    I'd like to stay somewhere less expensive, if at all possible. I've seen a couple places online (Bienville House, French Market Inn) with prices better than the normal $120 or $130 per night prices you get at the Sheraton or the ACP. Anybody stayed somewhere in the Quarter/off Decatur that wouldn't run as high and may not be as romance-centric for a couple fellas on a man trip?
     
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Stay at a new, nice hotel. Do not, under any circumstances, stay at an antique hotel in the Quarter. I'm 0 for 2 and will not make that mistake again.
     
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    And do not stay at a bargain-rate hotel, either. I hit a La Quinta in Metairie once and was looking out the window every two hours to make sure my car wasn't getting broken into. Rough night.
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I've stayed at both the Hyatt and the Whitney. Both are on Poydras, which is about eight blocks from Canal.
     
  5. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    My hotel of choice in New Orleans is the Renaissance Arts on Tchoupitoulas. I've stayed there so many times I can spell Tchoupitoulas without having to look it up ;).

    It's within decent walking distance of the Quarter, and it's across the street from Lucy's, one of my favorite bars in the world. You can usually get it for around $100 with the VIP rate. I don't know if that's more than you were looking to spend, but I absolutely love that hotel.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Try the Monteleone. It's on Royal one block off Canal and one block off Bourbon.
     
  7. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Seconded. Stayed there recently with no worries at all. There are safes in the rooms if you're worried about valuables.
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Anybody ever stayed at the Royal Sonesta? It's actually in Bourbon Street, which might be a draw for some and a strike against it for others.

    And I've learned via another thread that the Hyatt next to the Superdome is still shuttered.
     
  9. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I've always thought the Monteleone looked cool, but just checked the prices for the time I'm looking for. No lower than $161.50 per night. So that's out.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Keep 'em coming if you know anything else.
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    For a second I thought hurricane season was getting too intense too soon ...
     
  11. occasionally

    occasionally Member

    Try Le Richelieu. It's on the end of the Quarter furthest from Canal Street, but a good place just the same, and you may be able to get in for under $100.
     
  12. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Anybody know about any of these?

    They seem to be the less expensive options of the places I've briefly "researched" so far.

    St. Louis Hotel
    Bienville House
    French Market Inn
    Prince Conti Hotel
     
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