Myself and three other girlfriends are looking to visit New Orleans this July. I have been searching all the forums and reading hotel recommendations, however there are so many great places it's really difficult to choose! I know we want to stay in the French quarter amongst all the action, restaurants and shops, just not sure which boutique hotel to pick. It seems to me the place to stay is the Place D'armes? Our budget is no more than 200 a night, we are looking for a boutique hotel with a pool and A/C and hoping for a room with a balcony. We want to be close to all the action in a safe area. Would Place D'armes suit our needs or is there another hotel anyone could recommend? Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate anyones help!