Hey i'm trying to book a hotel room in New Orleans for Aug 6,2005. When i put in that date, i'm always coming up with no rooms available. This has happened on several different sites that i've been checking, including various hotel sites. Is this because it's too far out yet to make reservations or is there something really big happening in NO during this time?? I pray it's not the latter because we need a place to stay as we will be flying in from Utah the day before our cruise. (I don't want to pay a fortune for a room) I've checked places like the marriott etc. and when i originally priced them, the prices were fairly decent--now the Hilton Riverside where we were thinking of staying--their rates have quadrupled! Does anyone know of some big convension, Jazz festible or something that's happening during that time that's spiking up the prices and making no rooms available????
PS i've tried to make reservations earlier and they kept saying that i've have to wait until a year out.