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Best Hotel based upon location

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Rochester, New York
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Best Hotel based upon location

If the overall cost of the hotel was not an issue, what would people consider the best hotel to stay at? THe style of the hotel does not matter but the service, overall quality, etc is what I consider important. It does not have to be fancy or expensive, just not using that as a limiting factory. I looked at frenchquarter.com and it shows 48 hotels within that area so just trying to come up with a better way to narrow done the search and I know the TA usual provides great advice.

Thank You in advance

College Station...
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1. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

Best hotel location is, of course, relative to the particular interests of the prospective guest. Based on the interests of TYPICAL New Orleans leisure visitors which I have observed over several years of monitoring this Forum, which is probably to some extent influenced by my own particular interests, the best located hotel in the City is Omni Royal Orleans. It is also know for good service and high quality, although SOME rooms, but certainly not all or even most, are considered rather small.

Based on my own particular location preferences, which I consider rather typical, if a hotel booking service allows a search based on specific location, I use the corner of Chartres St. and Toulouse St., or 600 Chartres St. If the search only allows specification of a specific landmark, I use, in order of preference, the Historical Pharmacy Museum, Historic New Orleans Collection, St. Louis Cathedral, or Jackson Square. For me, most any location LESS than 1/2 mile from that point or these landmarks is satisfactory. I balance other hotel preferences (service, size, amenities, style, etc.), RATE, and distance from my focal point, to make a lodging decision.

BTW, although I have visited rooms there, I have never actually stayed at Omni Royal Orleans, I just can't seem to snag a competitive rate there.

Edited: 2:10 pm, February 27, 2013
Moraira, Spain
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reviews: 51
2. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

We stayed at the price conti and found the location brilliant. Just off bourbon street so quiet at night and nice big room with comfortable biig bed and the price was great value.

Moncton, Canada
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3. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

For location, Place D'Armes hotel is smack dab in the middle, at the corner of Jackson Square.

With that being said, the Quarter is pretty small, so anything within the area from Conti to Urseline, and below Bourbon/Dauphine going towards the river is a good location.

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

The Hotel Provincial has the best location for me! A four minute stroll to Jackson Square, lots of great eating places, and a more residential area.

Nashville, TN
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5. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

It is going to vary by person and interest of couse, but generally speaking, the hotel with the best location for the average visitor in New Oreans is Place d'Armes. I have personally never stayed there, but I've always wanted to. I check it each time I plan a trip, but the availability and price has never worked out for me. It is definitely on my to-do list one day.

Ipswich...
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6. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

The Place de Armes is definitely the most convenient location in the Quarter. Ihave stayed there twice but probably won't again since I'm willing to give up some convenience for comfort!

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7. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

I agree with Place d Armes. Best location in the Quarter in my opinion. Steps away from Jackson Square and Muriel's. A block to Cafe duMonde and a short walk to Pat O's.

College Station...
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8. Re: Best Hotel based upon location

There's no right or wrong on this, and I respect and appreciate all of the opinions previously expressed. But should the OP or anyone else be interested in how I came up with my particular hotel location search focus point, I offer the following explanation.

I got a map of the French Quarter/Central Business District/Marigny, and marked the following popular walking destinations: (a) Jackson Square; (b) intersection of Canal St., Peters St. and Tchoupitoulas St. (Casino, Ferry landing, Drago's, Aquarium/IMAX/Insectarium, and Magazine St. bus stop); (c) Carondelet St. at Canal St. (St. Charles streetcar stop); (d) Bourbon St. at Toulouse St. (the middle of the "action" portion of Bourbon St.); (e) the Joan of Arc statue triangle at Decatur St. and N. Peters St. (center of French Market and lower Decatur St. area); and (f) Frenchmen St. at Chartres St. (center of the Frenchmen St. entertainment area). The epicenter of these points appears to be somewhere around the intersection of Toulouse St. and Chartres St.

One could continue to add or delete walking destinations based on one's personal preference. I've noticed a definite correlation between preferred hotel location and the location of someone's favorite end of the evening/night/morning watering hole. Preference is also justifiably influenced by the preferred ambiance of the neighborhood surrounding the lodging.

So most have their favorite lodging, except for me, I sleep around.

Rochester, New York
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Thanks for all of the information. Much appreciated

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