View Full Version : Cheap lodging in Nawlins?
06-27-2000, 06:49 PM
Hey Apexers I am curious if any of you have been to New Orleans, and if so, could you recommend a cheap hotel there? I am headed to SIGGRAPH at the end of July and the cheapest hotel I could find was $120 a night. Thanks for the help.
By the way, anyone else headed to SIGGRAPH?
06-27-2000, 06:57 PM
Be careful what you ask for in Nawlins! Parts of that town are downright scary! I have been there a good many times and usually stay in Metarie. Only 10 minute drive and much cheaper. Metarie is also home to the Morning Call (the best beignets) and close to the finest seafood in Nawlins (Deanie's). Suggest you try www.thebigeasy.com (http://www.thebigeasy.com) for your needs. Hotels are expensive the closer to the French Quarter. Remember that the French Quarter is borderd on two sides by rough neighborhoods.
06-27-2000, 07:11 PM
LaQuinta Inn, 301 Camp St. is 2 blocks from Bourbon St. .. we stayed there for the Sugar Bowl this past January and it was great - $80/night rooms and it's a very nice hotel. I can't tell you whether the rates are the same as then, but check it out yourself -
<A HREF="http://www.laquinta.com">LaQuinta Inns</A>
Have you thought about www.priceline.com? (http://www.priceline.com?) You can get some serious deals from them, I ended up getting a room in San Diego that goes for $250 a night for $65. Just make sure that you start out with your bid on a 4 or 5 star hotel then work your way down.
Priceline says that 4 star hotel in that area runs about $110-$140 a night so you might want to try a bid of like $70 to see what you can get.
06-28-2000, 02:46 AM
Okay, you're going to think I'm crazy, but my favorite hotel in New Orleans is the Hotel de la Monnaie. It's very cozy and clean and in the quarter and the staff are very helpful. I think you can get a good price there. And, if you don't care about a place's political leanings, there's a hotel called the Ursuline Hotel, which I thought was run by nuns since the Ursuline nuns are in New Orleans, but a nun I know said no, it's actually a gay hotel, but it is not a bad place and the prices are okay. I don't guess you have to be gay to stay there--and you could probably just pretend if you do have to be, because if the price is right....
06-28-2000, 02:49 AM
PS I live an hour from NO and it's such a great place to visit. But when you go, you should ask the staff at the hotel where you should and shouldn't walk. There are some parts of the quarter even the police avoid. And when you go, be sure to visit the Bourbon Street Blues Club because it's kickin' and you can never get into the Cat's Meow (which is great fun). And do try to eat at Maspero's, which is right across from Jax Brewery (which is no longer a brewery, but a mall).
06-28-2000, 10:41 AM
Try the Radisson.
I usually have good luck there. It's on Canal about 6 blocks from Bourbon. It's starting to show it's age a little in the hallways, etc., but the lobby and the rooms are nice!
I know they have a $59 "Seasonal Special" in effect right now, 'cause they sent me a postcard about it. Also check their website--it sometimes has special deals. www.radisson.com/neworleansla (http://www.radisson.com/neworleansla)
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