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uinen Mar 22nd, 2005 06:48 PM

New orleans
I am traveling to New Orleans the 1st week in May. I am looking for a relatively inexpensive, safe hotel (with charm, of course) within the FQ. Also I would prefer it to be somewhat away from the hustle, bustle of Bourbon ST.

MzPossum Mar 22nd, 2005 06:53 PM

I have a friend who swears by the Cornstalk Inn.

CAPH52 Mar 22nd, 2005 07:51 PM

We really liked the Chateau Hotel on Chartres. And I think it fits most of your requirements. They have a

Byrd Mar 23rd, 2005 03:31 AM

We love the Provincial on Chartres.

Dan Mar 23rd, 2005 03:40 AM

Jazz Fest runs through May 1 so that weekend (April 29-May 1) will be very busy. some of the crowd will spill over to the 2nd or 3rd but after that you should be okay crowdwise.

I would definitely avoid the Cornstalk. It's pretty on the outside but that's about it.

SAnParis Mar 23rd, 2005 06:27 AM

The Cornstalk, while lovely to look at, has very small closet-sized rooms. There are a plethora of posts on this topic if you do a search.

mah1980 Mar 23rd, 2005 08:38 AM

It might be a little crowded after Jazz Fest b/c of Mother's Day (May 8 I believe). I've noticed the rates are a little high due to that.

likeswords Mar 23rd, 2005 02:34 PM

I recommend the Villa Convento, on Ursulines. Check out their web site, They were very friendly, it was inexpensive (in December, anyway), and I felt quite safe. And of course, it is supposed to be the original House of the Rising Sun (although others claim this as well).

uinen Mar 23rd, 2005 02:58 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies. I just made reservations at the Villa Convento. We got a room on the 2nd floor with a balcony but unfortunetly they only had a double bed. I guess that will make it more romantic. Plus we plan on being in the FQ not in our room. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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