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Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

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Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

Hi my family of 4 (3 adults and a 15-yr teen) will be visiting New Orleans from 11 to 14 Dec. Our flights are already booked and we're in the process of looking for a reasonably priced hotel not too far from the French Quarter. Will be making some side trips, so will be renting a car and thus prefer accommodation with free parking.

We've little knowledge of New Orleans so are confused by the amount of info on the web. Would appreciate some recommendations on accommodation. Thanks.

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1. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

I would need to know what you consider "reasonably" priced and how far from the French Quarter is "not too far."

If you stay in the French Quarter or Central Business district (right across Canal St) you won't need a car for side trips. Swamp tours and plantation tours meet in the French Quarter and provide vans to take where you need to be. The streetcar takes you within walking distance of most attractions outside the French Quarter, and cabs are plentiful if you decide to use them. Renting a car would be an unnecessary expense.

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2. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

Hi summerbum, am looking at budget of say max $180 a night for accommodation. I guess a walking distance of say about 1 km or so to French Quarter is manageable. But if there are streetcars, then it won't matter so much. It's just that nearer hotels give us the option to walk to FQ if we so wish.

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3. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

LeRichelieu has good rates for that time and the parking fee is one of the lowest at 20 per day and also Country Inn &Suites has low rates and not far from the Quarter.

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4. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

We always stay at Hotel de la Monnaie. The location and staff are terrific. They are small condos and parking is free (however, it is limited). If they aren't full, you wouldn't have any problem. The one bedroom is $140 and the two bedroom $190. You don't have to own a timeshare to rent there. You can read the reviews here on trip advisor. Have a great trip!

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5. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

We have stayed at Richelieu. It's got a nice New Orleans flavor and is near the French Market and Jackson Square. It felt like a LONG way to walk after a Bourbon Street binge, though!

At the time you're going, you should be able to find lots of options at that rate, especially in the Central Business District, the neighborhood next to the French Quarter.

The closer you are to Canal St., the shorter your walk to the FQ will be. Le Pavillon is about a 10 minute walk to Canal, but it's a gorgeous historic hotel that offers guests a free nightly hot chocolate and PBJ buffet--very charming.

Best Western St. Christopher is another unexpected charmer. Sounds like a generic chain, but our room was huge with exposed brick walls and a view of the river--and that was the budget option.

The Sheraton on Canal is less charming, but they have reasonable rates, and it's just across the street from the French Quarter.

If you want to stay in the French Quarter, you'll have shorter walks to attractions, more historic charm, but pay more. Le Richeliu is a good option, and so is Dauphine Orleans--both should be in your budget range.

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6. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

The Hotel Provincial web site says $179.00 per night for a premium room with 2 beds. That is my fav hotel in the world and it is the lower/quieter end of the French Quarter!

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7. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

Hi all

Thank for helpful info. Will probably get accommodation near the French Quarter and not rent a car. Will rely on public transport instead.

Edited: 5:36 am, November 18, 2013
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8. Re: Budget Accomodation in New Orleans

There are PAPANOEL rates for these dates. We booked a very nice hotel in the quarter for less than $100 a night. Surprisingly, more expensive hotels offer deeper discounts than budget places (maybe they have more rooms, maybe the small hotels are better). Some information here

https://holiday.neworleansonline.com/…

Have fun

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