New Orleans Hotels for Final Four HELP!!!!!

Aug 25th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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New Orleans Hotels for Final Four HELP!!!!!

I got lucky and have 4 tickets to the Mens Final Four 2012 in New Orleans. This was a lottery system and they just sent the emails out today.
Anyway, every single hotel I check is already completely sold out.
Any suggestions??

I have tickets for 2 games on Saturday and the finals then on Monday night.
I might just go on Saturday and let my parents have the ones for Monday night.
I did find one place that required a 4 night stay and the rooms were going for over 500 a night.
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Aug 25th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Check Vacation Rental By Owner's (VBRO) website for an apartment. You never know what's out there.
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Aug 25th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Look at B&Bs and book whatever you can get.
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Aug 25th, 2011, 08:45 PM
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Get on kayak.com and pick one that doesn't say "call" and call fast!

Sort of hotels within .5 miles (or 1 mile if you are willing to walk that far)
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Aug 25th, 2011, 09:13 PM
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several options
1) keep checking as large hotels have blocks booked for tv people etc and sometimes rooms show up closer to the date
2) try the bidding sites - start with hotwire and as you get closer, again see if any rooms come up
3) Consider a distance away and paying for parking
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Aug 26th, 2011, 09:12 AM
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thanks
I did find something on kayak not far from the superdome
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Aug 26th, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Glad it worked out
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Aug 26th, 2011, 02:26 PM
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I since have found a B&B that looks interesting. 1896 Omalley House. It is like $10 a night more than the hotel. I could cancel the hotel.

Anyone stayed there. It's #1 B&B on TA.
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Aug 26th, 2011, 03:22 PM
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I think I'd choose based on walking distance and route.
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Sep 28th, 2011, 06:58 AM
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I second 1896 O'Malley House.

1896 O'Malley House @ 120 South Pierce Street, New Orleans, LA 866 - 226 - 1896.
http://www.1896omalleyhouse.com/
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Feb 7th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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PLEASE HELP!!!!!! I am lucky on two counts and unlucky on one. I got 2 tix for my wife and I for the Final Four in NO thru the lottery, and second of all I am going to stay at my cousin's condo in the French Quarter for free! WOOO! However, I waited too long for airline tix and the cost went way up beyond affordable for us...SOOOO...I am going to be staying from March 30 through April 3 on the corner of Bourbon St. and St. Peters St. Can anyone tell me WHAT kind of option I have for parking my car once I get there and leaving it until we are ready to go? We will just walk and use public transport once there but I have no idea how to get in at around 11pm at night and park close enough to walk to the condo.

Thanks for any help!
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Feb 7th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Park at the airport and take a taxi in?

Some hospitals where I have lived have parking lots that are actually public lots that give discounts to patients and visitors. They are staffed 24/7. Check Touro.

Hotel parking is expensive, but less usually if you don't in and out. Do any hotels have parking for non residents?
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Feb 7th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Thanks, Ackislander...that's a great idea! The airport website says it only charges a maximum of $13 per 24 hours too! But, then that leads to taxi questions. Do you or anyone here have any idea how much a standard fare would be from the airport to the closest walking access point in the middle of the Quarter?
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Feb 7th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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I read on TripAdvisor a few days ago that the taxi fare from the airport to hotels near the French Quarter was a flat $33. Definitely verify that, but you might check TA as well.
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Feb 7th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Ackislander............are you suggesting a visitor park in a hospital parking lot taking up space for family's of patients. Surely not.
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Feb 7th, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Public Lots would be the key phrase not hospital
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Feb 7th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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What about cruise ship passenger parking, then a taxi to the French Quarter?
http://www.neworleanscvb.com/travel-...ruise-parking/
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Feb 7th, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Drop your stuff at the hotel, head uptown, find a legal spot on St. Charles ave far enough uptown so there's no meter, lock up your car, put all visible stuff in your trunk, take the streetcar back to the Quarter and voila! Free place to park!
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Feb 8th, 2012, 07:45 AM
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BKD, How far uptown on St. Charles would I need to go to stop being metered parking? And thanks for all the help everybody!
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Feb 8th, 2012, 12:38 PM
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I would say past Jackson Ave. I'll keep an eye out on my way home tonight and let you know.
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