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Angie Jan 2nd, 2003 12:12 PM

Hotel Advice - is $149 a night too much?
 
I am heading to New Orleans on the 16th of January for a long weekend with 2 friends. We went last year in October and stayed at the Andrew Jackson Hotel on Royal. Now I know that place has some bad reviews, but we really liked it. I thought it had character, the location could not be beat, and the staff was really fun and friendly. So we booked the Andrew Jackson again this year, but this is supposed to be a relatively inexpensive get away for us and I just think $149 sounds a bit much for what we are getting. <BR>Can anyone suggest a similar hotel that might cost a little less? Location is really the most important thing, we like to be very close to Bourbon and all the action. When I did some hotel searches it was hard to figure out where they were located. Any help would be appreciated.<BR>Thanks!

Mike Jan 2nd, 2003 12:17 PM

If you like the hotel and the location, then pay the price. Vacation doesn't have to be one gigantic &quot;Let's Make a Deal&quot; experience. Sometimes, a getaway should not be controlled by the cheapest place you can live with, but what makes you happy.

Kim Jan 2nd, 2003 04:03 PM

I think it is too much. I found a rate of 105 for a superior room with two double beds or 95 for a superior room with one queen bed at that hotel.

Dee Jan 2nd, 2003 04:46 PM

Andrew Jackson isn't known locally as being very nice, but you've stayed there before so you're the best judge. I think $149 is high too.

thereuare Jan 2nd, 2003 05:05 PM

Just saw rates for you dates at Andrew Jackson for $95 or $105 thru Orbitz.

Eric Jan 2nd, 2003 09:50 PM

Check www.biddingfortravel.com <BR><BR>

Angie Jan 3rd, 2003 07:29 AM

Thank you for all of the replys. I did check some of those travel websites but I have never reserved through one of them before so I was a little leary of it. Plus I think you have to pay up front and you don't know the total rate until afterwards, like taxes and an extra person and all of that. I just don't want to screw up the plans and have my friends hate me. :)<BR>I know the Andrew Jackson isn't all that nice but like I said, the location is great - and we are barely in the room anyway. <BR>Thank you again!

BeachBoi Jan 3rd, 2003 07:53 AM

I usually get a rate of $89 at the BourbonOrleans.Its a Wyndham Hotel.And very nice.

Kim Jan 3rd, 2003 10:00 AM

If you are leary about web bookings, then call the hotel direct. Just give them your confirmation number and see about having them adjust the rate. I checked with the hotel and they have the 105 and 95 rate direct with their reservations department, not just through the internet.

Merri Jan 5th, 2003 07:21 PM

The A.J. could be very nice. Right now, it isn't. We were there for 2 nights in March and the room wasn't very clean nor was it well furnished. Location is superb and as they say &quot;location location location.&quot;

Angie Jan 7th, 2003 10:52 AM

Ok, I took the plunge and reserved the room over the internet at the rate of $105 a night. Called the AJ to confirm they had it, then cancelled my $149 reservation. Hope everything goes ok. The way I figure, the only extra charges I can seem to find is a $12 a day tax and a $10 a day extra person charge, which will put us at $127 max - still much better than before.<BR>Thanks again for the help!


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