If you want to get any sleep, stay near, but not on bourbon!!!!
You should try tripadvisor.com.....they've got great information on hotels, including reviews and location. There's also a message board there. That's how I picked Drury Inn and Suites for our post-cruise hotel. I think the Drury might be too far from the action for you, but they list them all.
I'm from Louisanna, and not too far from N.O. Take my advice - priceline it. You can pick the French Quarter Area and Downtown area and end up with a nice hotel for a great price! If you don't end up on Bourbon street, it will be a very short walk to it.