Wanted to stay in the French Quarter in New Orleans, but all hotels were booked the weekend of November 16, 2013. The nearest decent lodging we could find was the Riverside Motel in Belle Chase, Louisiana….about 13 miles from the Quarter. The location was pleasant and a taxi ride into the city was only $30. With no parking hassle and no expensive valet parking fees…and a nightly room cost of only $87 we came out way ahead from what we would have paid anywhere near the French Quarter. Rooms there were going for $250 and up that weekend and that did not include parking fees.
The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff friendly. Breakfast was so-so but adequate. The motel had been recently refurbished and was clean and pleasant. Enjoyed our stay here.