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Please recommend your favorite accomodations in New Orleans!

Jan 27th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Please recommend your favorite accomodations in New Orleans!

My fiance and I are planning a May or June honeymoon to New Orleans, and we would like to find a nice place to stay in New Orleans. I'm thinking French Quarter, but we'd like to keep our budget under $200 night. Proximity to entertainment and sites is more important to us than a fancy room (though we don't want a dive). Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Jan 28th, 2009, 03:25 AM
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I like the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street. It has a really opulent lobby (marble and crystal), which is such a contrast to the honky-tonk tawdriness which is Bourbon Street. The rooms is comfortable, though a bit snug. If you want action, ask for a balcony room overlooking Bourbon. If you want peace and quiet, ask for an interior room overlooking the lush courtyard -- most have balconies. You should be able to stay for your budget in the summer.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 03:26 AM
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I should say the rooms ARE comfortable...
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Jan 28th, 2009, 04:12 AM
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I am partial to the Monteleone (as are many others on here).
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Jan 28th, 2009, 04:13 AM
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Also look @ Maison deVille although they may not fit your price point.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 04:52 AM
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When we visited NO, we stayed at the Ritz Carlton, which we loved, and our room was about 200. It was suprisingly cheap for a RC.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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My all time favorite place to stay in New Orleans is La Maison Marigny. On Bourbon, just the other side of Esplanade. Very small, very private. Excellent innkeeper.

http://www.lamaisonmarigny.com/index.shtml
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Jan 28th, 2009, 07:43 AM
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We had stayed at the Monteleone. We got a special holiday rate of $99 per room.

The pluses:

- Good location, right in the Quarter but in a quiet sidestreet.
- Charming building and public rooms.
- Charming rooms, in historical New Orleans style.
- Good service, very nice atmosphere.
- Rooftop pool and gym.

The minuses:

- Rooms are not large (spacious enough for us).

If we go to New Orleans again the Monteleone would be our first choice.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 09:02 AM
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We stayed at the Dauphine the last few time in NO and it was fine. One block off Bourbon so noise was not an issue. Comfortable rooms with efficient staff and free covered parking.

http://www.dauphineorleans.com/
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Jan 28th, 2009, 12:47 PM
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Another vote for the Monteleone for convenience, quiet and comfort!
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Jan 28th, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Another vote for La Maison Marigny!
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Jan 28th, 2009, 01:05 PM
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We also like the Dauphine Orleans, especially for the location and the price. We always get a balcony room facing Dauphine.
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Jan 28th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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I have stayed and will again this weekend at the Hotel St Marie on Toulouse Street.
Great location, clean, comfortable, staff was very friendly and helpful. Balconies overlooking courtyard. Rooms are $ 150 or less. (I paid $ 99 this weekend)
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Jan 28th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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We always like the Monteleone. Well located and not a bad price. Although as mentioned some of the rooms are not as spacious.

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Jan 28th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Place 'd Armes - not sure of spelling - but it's right on Jackson Square and a great little B&B.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 02:10 AM
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We have regularly stayed at the Ramada Inn on Bourbon for probably the past 15 years and will be going back in June. Personally, we like the Bourbon Street balcony rooms so we can sit and people-watch, but the rooms facing the pool/courtyard are much quieter. The hotel is very centrally located so a car isn't really needed, which is a huge plus since parking in the Quarter is scarce and expensive.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 04:08 AM
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For the Quarter, we also like Place d'Armes. Quiet, very nice rooms and courtyard.

Outside but near the Quarter, our favorite is the Windsor Court. Really nice, upscale. We've found specials there in your range.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 04:23 AM
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joe - I would be interested on your opinion on the current condition of the Ste. Marie. I have stayed there in the past and had great success but the last time it appeared things had been kind of neglected. Could you please bring us UTD when you return ? Thx.
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Jan 29th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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We like the Place d'Armes too. We stayed there in summer 2007 - had a balcony room overlooking St. Anne street, which was great. Quick walk to just about everything in the FQ, however on a fairly quiet side street.
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