I am sorry to bring this up in again but I am having problems picking a hotel in New Orleans. I want to make reservations soon. Looking for a place that is clean, not too far away (no more than 10 miles) from the French Quarter. I am kind of resolved to parking at the pier unless there are better suggestions. Any good referrals would be nice. Thanks a bunch!
Finding hotels in/next to the French Quarter? That wouldn't prove too much of a problem for me. I'd use one of the on-line travel services to find something near the Quarter and if I didn't quite trust the hype, I'd use somebody's cyber-map service to check out the address and see if it really was within a few blocks of it.
I can think of at least three chains that have hotels next to or in the French Quarter--Best Western, Marriott, and Holiday Inn. I'm sure that there are others.
We always stay at the St. Charles Masion...it's close to everything including the port. You may want to try that one, I have booked it for a cruise in Dec, not sure if you can get a room being your cruise is so close.
The Holiday Inn is DIRECTLY across from the pier and the Riverwalk. You can arrange parking at the hotel, and it is an easy walk to the ship if you don't have too much luggage....otherwise, it's a cheap $7.00 cab ride right to the porter to take your baggage and whisk you inside the terminal. Very convenient.
You can also try the Holiday Inn Superdome - when we were there in January they had a $99 night cruise special and $5.00 a day parking while you were cruising. I liked the hotel and the staff was exceptional. We had a very nice stay, much better than what I expected out of a Holiday Inn.
Can you tell me which Holiday Inn you are referring to? Is it the Holiday Inn NEW ORLEANS-CHATEAU LEMOYNE?
When you plug in New Orleans on the Holiday Inn Website, there are about 14 properties that pop up. Never having been to New Orleans before, I must confess I couldn't figure out which one was which - I'm afraid I am directionally challenged ;-)
Thanks in advance for your advice and your help JNKY.
I got a free room for 2 nights via Harrah's Casino.......Astor Crowne Plaza........
at corner of bourbon and canal. can't get much closer.
If you're booking your own, try the dauphine orleans.....last locally owned hotel there, and has it's own charm. Wonderful staff,e tc.......in its day was legal brothel,and that makes for conversation in itself. After all, you're on vacation....you may as well experience a taste of New Orleans like never before.
I took a friend there for her first trip to N.O. She absolutely adored it. it's in the heart of the French Quarter.
We stayed here for our last cruise....wonderful hotel...wonderful staff....near the harrahs casino...short cab ride or long walk to the pier...breakfast buffett nice rooms,etc.
Nice little bar down the street, good food was fun to go there and hang out.
SpringHill Suites New Orleans Convention Center
I recommend checking out trip advisor to for opinions... great price
We're staying at the Maison St Charles. They do have a cruise package $89 per night and reduced parking charges. They have a shuttle or limo to take you to the pier the day of cruise and comp. cocktails (or sodas or non-alcholic)
Last year we got a great deal at the Hilton but they no longer have it available. Loved their location.
So we are staying at Maison St Charles for that special stated above. We needed a place that will park our car and have a limo and a good rate. (89.00/nt 14.00/park 1st nt 5.00 ea add day gtd xx24hrs free limo to port terminal)
I have stayed at the Astor Crowne for a convention and it is in a great location and our room was wonderful but it's a little to high for this trip and I didn't think they had the parking available.
We stayed at the Drury Inn. It is on the corner of Carondolet (Bourbon) and Poydras. 3 blocks from the FQ, and just down the street from Harrah's. Free breakfast , wine served every night at 5:00. Rooms are quite large all have a refrigerator and microwave with popcorn and pop.
We liked this hotel, the St. Charles streetcar stops on the corner.
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If you choose Harrah's, just don't pay Harrah's anything in advance. Harrah's charged each member of my cruise group the cost of one night stay in advance. Something came up and I had to cancel out. I was not refunded anything. Not even after letters, calls, and emails. I never received any money back.
Maison St. Charles is the best deal. $89 per night and $5/day parking while you are on the cruise and they drive you to the port on the day of the cruise in the limo. You also get complimentary cocktails at their bar.
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