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Ronjon62 Aug 29th, 2006 12:10 PM

New Orleans Hotels
My wife and I are going to New Orleans for a few days in October and are looking for some advice on hotels in the French Quarter. Among the ones we are considering are Historic French Market Inn, the Bienville House and the Inn on Bourbon. Any advice would be appreciated.

uptowngirl2418 Aug 29th, 2006 05:25 PM

sorry, i'm not familiar with any of those. anybody else?

Merlin7 Aug 29th, 2006 06:27 PM

We came over from England about 5 years ago and stayed at The Frenchmen Hotel in New Orleans which we found just by chance It is a small hotel but has an old world charm, we enjoyed our stay there but unfortunately we had to move out after 3 days as they were booked up after that.Of course it may of changed since we were there but I hope not because it had so much appeal and we hope to return there one day. Hope you and your wife enjoy your stay in New Orleans as much as we did.

J_Correa Aug 30th, 2006 08:36 AM

One of my coworkers stayed at the Bienville House a couple years ago and really liked it.

whatyougetvacations Aug 30th, 2006 09:42 AM

When are you going to New Orleans?

amwisdom Aug 30th, 2006 10:23 AM

I stayed at the Historic French Market Inn twice, both pre-Katrina. I liked it. The decor was very much in line with the French Quarter, the location is good (close to Jackson Square and Johnny's Po-Boys), the staff seemed friendly. It's not a 4 or 5 star, but it's good value for the money.

We're going back to NOLA in September. I'm waiting to see if this hotel offers a $99 rate. If so, I'll be staying there again!

Dan Aug 30th, 2006 01:36 PM

I stayed at the Frenchmen before I moved to New Orleans. It was very dirty and run-down. I think it has improved since then, however.

I do not like the Historic "French Market" Inn either. Really bad reviews on tripadvisor and some other sites.

I'd go with Bienville House! Cute, nice, well-located hotel.

SAnParis Aug 31st, 2006 08:55 AM

I'm not sure how you arrived at the hotels in question but there are many better hotels in the same price range. Check out the Monteleone for starters. If you'll provide what you are looking for, I am sure we can do better than the ones you have so far...

westiedogs Sep 1st, 2006 05:49 AM

I am going next week and staying at La Maison Marigny - never stayed there but have heard rave reviews. Right at the edge of quarter and fauberg marigny. I will post on how it is - I can't wait to see NOLA again!!

SAnParis Sep 1st, 2006 05:58 AM

I'll be interested to see what you think of the F-M. I didn't make it over that way last time but intended to. Share what ever info you can when you return, please ?

ccolor Sep 1st, 2006 05:58 AM

We have stayed at the Inn on Bourbon many times in the past - and will be there in 3 weeks again. It's a great location if you don't have a car and the balconies are perfect for people-watching. AmEx is having a promotion of 5% off the cost of rooms plus a $20.00 rebate on a meal if you book your room with their credit card and use it to purchase the food.

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