Where to stay in New Orleans?

Oct 12th, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Where to stay in New Orleans?

Looking for somewhere mid-range price wise to stay in New Orleans. I have been a few times before, but my parents are visiting from England- they are in their 50s so we dont want anywhere too crazy or too near to Bourbon ST but I would like to get them a 'true' experience if that makes sense. I'd like to be in walking distance of french quarter. Were just stopping by for one night. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Oct 12th, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Some of Our favrites that are in the Quarter:

Dauphine Orleans http://www.dauphineorleans.com/

Iberville Suites http://www.ibervillesuites.com/

Monteleone http://hotelmonteleone.com/

le Richelieu http://www.lerichelieuhotel.com/
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Oct 12th, 2011, 01:44 PM
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Go a lot live close was born there at Touro on St Charles Ave

Not sure what mid ranges is to you but

get my best deals on Canal a couple of blocks

to the quarter...

Windsor Court my #1 best food too

Monteleone in the quarter the Grand Dame my #2

Best deals usually betterbidding.com

bidding priceline.com

Sheraton for me last $50

Hilton Riverside $70

neworleansonline.com many other good ones and good info.

Happy Travels
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Oct 12th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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We have stayed at the Place d'Armes, which we lilked a lot. For an upcoming trip, we are staying at the Hotel Provincial, which gets good reviews. Neither are in loud areas, but both are in the middle of the FQ.

I would definitely stay IN the FQ rather than near or next-to the FQ. You only have the one night, so you want to make as much of your time as possible. Plus, my own favorite part of the FQ is closer to Jackson Square and on toward Esplanade rather than the blocks closest to Canal.
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Oct 12th, 2011, 01:58 PM
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I vote for the Dauphine. My DH & I stayed there on our honeymoon and will be staying there again in January. It's close to everything so they can easily walk to all the best restaurants & sights.

Dauphine Orleans http://www.dauphineorleans.com/
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Oct 13th, 2011, 02:09 AM
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Thanks for the recomendations, I'll check them all out now. We will have a car, do your suggestions have parking? I can imagine parking is scarce in the area were looking at.
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Oct 13th, 2011, 10:18 AM
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I know that the Place d'Arms has parking - I don't know the price though. I would definitely get a hotel that has parking on-site or a valet. Finding street parking would be tough and parking in a public lot probably not convinient.
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Oct 13th, 2011, 12:22 PM
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The ones I reccomended have parking . . some free, some not
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Oct 13th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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qwovadis...my children were born at Touro Infirmary too, one during Mardi Gras...happy there were no parades on St Charles that night!

jlab89, I think you are wise to try to stay in the Quarter, and not try to be walking back and forth. Wish I could help with places, but it's been some time since we lived there. My husband was in the hotel business and worked at both the Royal Sonesta and Royal Orleans, now called the Omni Orleans or something, but at the time we were there, both owned by Sonesta Hotels. Both are very nice hotels...although the Sonesta IS on Bourbon St. They may be more than you want to pay, but perhaps Priceline is an option? Off street parking is important too, you are right!
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