Hotel for family in French Quarter

Feb 16th, 2010, 04:54 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
Hotel for family in French Quarter

We're going to be in NO this summer with our boys, aged 22, 20, and 17. It would be really nice if we could get away with only two rooms in the French Quarter - the boys are pretty amenable to all being stuffed in one room occasionally. Any suggestions as to where to stay?
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:06 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,573
We stayed at the Place d'Armes a couple years ago and there were quite a few families staying there. There are several types of rooms, so I bet you can find something that works for you.
november_moon is offline  
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:15 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,518
We stayed at the Quarter House several years ago and it was very nice. Full kitchen, washing machine and dryer, huge dining room, etc., etc. It's a timeshare in the French Quarter.

quarterhouse.com
SusanCS is offline  
Feb 17th, 2010, 05:00 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,221
Second Place d'Armes.
dfr4848 is offline  
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:40 PM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
Thanks - I will check these out.
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 17th, 2010, 07:10 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 880
I second the Quarterhouse. My family of 4 stayed there a few years ago and we loved it! It was beautifully decorated and very spacious. It was so nice to have our own kitchen and laundry facilities.
Laurie is offline  
Feb 18th, 2010, 10:21 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
They all look good! Place d"Armes does not mention parking - I e-mailed them, but in case they are slow getting back to me - does anyone know what their parking - I'm blank - facilities (?) are?
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 18th, 2010, 11:00 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,573
The Place d'Armes has valet parking. I think they have some spots on site and then if there are more cars, they have some off-site as well.
november_moon is offline  
Feb 19th, 2010, 05:00 AM
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
Wow- I e-mailed them to ask - $28 a day for parking. The rates were looking really good until then.
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:13 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,540
I think you're going to find most hotels charge around $25.00 a day for parking so that cost really isn't out of the park. I take it you're driving to NOLA - if not, you really don't need a car if you stay in the Quarter.
ccolor is offline  
Feb 19th, 2010, 12:10 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,573
Yep - $28 per day for parking seems pretty standard for New Orleans. Just be glad you aren't trying to park a car in San Francisco
november_moon is offline  
Feb 19th, 2010, 01:32 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,518
We paid $35 a day several years ago at the Royal Sonesta.
SusanCS is offline  
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:49 PM
  #14  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
OK - now that I go back and look, that is the norm. It's been so long since we've been to NO, and even longer since we drove there, that I didn't think about parking! The last visit by car was when I was pregnant with our almost 20 year old! Back then we lived in Jackson, MS, and going to NO was an annual or semi-annual event - then we moved, had more kids, etc. I'm REALLY
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:50 PM
  #15  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
how did that happen? anyway....looking forward to this trip!
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 21st, 2010, 11:46 AM
  #16  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
I just read something on another site that said the street that the Quarter House is on also has - I don't remember exactly what - maybe porno and smoke shops and the person didn't like the street at all. Does anyone know if this person was over-reacting? A kitchen would be nice - if only to store leftovers until we we could finish them!
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 21st, 2010, 12:52 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 880
I don't remember seeing anything inappropriate on that street. We are going to be in New Orleans in 4 weeks. I will walk down the street and look.

Bourbon Street has a lot of shops that sell items that have nasty language and sexual innuendos, but I don't recall seeing anything like that on Chartres Street.

The Quarter House was a beautiful property when we stayed there about 8 years ago.
Laurie is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2010, 04:24 AM
  #18  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 541
Thanks, Laurie. Bourbon Street trash wouldn't keep me from staying there - this post made it sound like the red light district of Amsterdam - which didn't sound accurate.
bellhouse is offline  
Feb 22nd, 2010, 04:41 AM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,540
We always stay in a hotel right on Bourbon Street because people-watching is part of the fun of the city for us. I wouldn't want to stay anyplace else, but that's definitely a personal preference!
ccolor is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:43 AM.