These 5 NOLA Hotels Are a Serious Bargain

Cameron Todd | December 22, 2017

With its cheap beers, gourmet-quality po'boys and loads of free music, New Orleans is a great city to visit on a budget. The following hotels meet Fodor's criteria for solid basics, locations right near the action, and money-saving potential that lets you splurge on fancy brunch at Commander's Palace, or that Jazz Fest Brass Pass you've always wanted.

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Lions Inn

Why it made the list

An intimate stay at this series of townhouses in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny includes private digs, pool access, wine and cheese happy hours, and a hearty continental breakfast—all for under $150 a night.

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Hotel Royal

Why it made the list

Stay in the French Quarter for less than $200 a night, without sacrificing any charm or style. Even right during Mardi Gras, when most prices skyrocket, rooms at this quaint boutique hotel three blocks from Jackson Square hover around $350 a night.

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Staybridge Suites New Orleans French Quarter/Downtown

Why it made the list

$150-200 a night lands you a spacious suite with a full modern kitchen (pots, pans, stove, fridge), living room, work desk, and one or two bedrooms, making this a great choice for families not looking to splurge on the kind of luxurious hotel room a five-year-old might not appreciate anyway. Another family-friendly perk: The riverfront, Audubon Aquarium, Insectarium, and French Quarter are all a less than 10-minute walk away.

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Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel

Why it made the list

Rooms often go for less than $100 at this centrally-located, three-star hotel, which also includes a large breakfast buffet in your stay. Save money by skipping rental car and parking fees: the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, and two streetcar lines are all steps away from this hotel's door.

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The Quisby

Why it made the list

Prices at this hip, newly renovated hostel range from $30-45 a night for a shared room, or $100-200 for a private room that sleeps 4-6, making it our favorite cheap stay for groups, and lone travelers looking for a different experience. During Mardi Gras, when parades roll right past The Quisby's sunny bedroom windows, it's just about the best VIP-on-a-budget experience you can get.

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