Red Roof Inns are everywhere and very relatively inexpensive if you just want somewhere to shower and lay your head. We stayed one night in Shreveport and found that it was clean and tidy (no frills) but suited our needs to just have somewhere to sleep and be gone again the next day.
The St James is a restored historic landmark. It was built in 1833 and was described as being "one of the grandest hotels in the Confederate States”. It was converted into a military hospital during the Civil War. There are a few legends, one that this was the famous ‘St James Infirmary’ which was immortalised in New Orleans blues history and another that one of the first floor guest rooms was used for meetings by early plotters of the Texas Revolution. The hotel reopened in 1999. For more comments see my New Orleans page.
Stay at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside..it's a little ways from the French Quarter, but the the view of the Mississippi is incredible!
$175- $200 USD
Has neat little shops, different types of bars and restaurants located within it.
I live here,so I haven't bothered much with accommodations in New Orleans.I did have a pleasant experience at Oak Alley,though.It is an old southern plantation house that is quite lovely and it is easy to set up a trip there through a travel agent or concierge.Make reservations in advance.They have wonderful little cottages,decorated in the style of the 1800's.I stayed around Christmas whe the house is decorated for the holidays.There was a nice buffet,followed by a tradtional bonfire on the missippi River and carolling.
$110.00 avg per night
The hotel is awesome. The price was worth everything. The hotel has complimentary wine hour with massages every night. You can have a pet gold fish in your room if you ask. The food and service is awesome.
I rarely reccomend/advertise a place, but this sounds like a really unique hotel idea :). Just get on the boat-home and live on the Atchafalaya Basin for a day or two.
Total Cost for two nights $374.8
In order to help out with this had to look for an Internet site cause I... well, lived with a family there...
so here you go:
2439 Fairfield Bed & Breakfast
Fairfield Place Bed & Breakfast
Slattery House Bed & Breakfast
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I really hate to see people visiting new orleans and not taking advantage of the history here. There are so many great small historic inns, of all kinds of price ranges. For the budget traveller, the St. Vincents guest house on Magazine street is one of the better options. It was constructed in the 1800's as an orphanage, as used for a time as a civil war jail. It also has parking and a pool, and is located on one of the coolest streets in New Orleans.
Of course in New Orleans I recommend my son's guest house on Fig Street in the Old Carrollton area. See http://www.figstreet.com.
The NorthShore is really a day trip from New Orleans, so staying in New Orleans is my favorite thing to do. I stay at my friends place, Fig House.
A family run place.
The Radisson Hotel is a New Orleans landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features a complimentary guest shuttle that departs hourly to the world-famous French Quarter. You'll find restaurants, lounges, a heated spa, fitness center, gift shop, shoe shine, and coin-operated laundry for your convenience. Enjoy the serenity of the scenic rooftop pool overlooking the New Orleans skyline, or simply unwind in the waters of the exhilarating heated whirlpool.
1500 CANAL STREET
· 759 Guest Rooms
· Located 12 miles from the airport
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Step inside the Embassy Suites Hotel to discover a world of luxury, comfort, and convenience. You'll enjoy a spacious suite, elegantly decorated with Country French furnishings. It is the only all-suite hotel in downtown New Orleans, just blocks from the Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, Bally's Casino, and Bourbon Street. Madeline's Lounge and the Sugarhouse Restaurant will keep you well-fed at the hotel when you aren't experiencing the delectable dishes at nearby restaurants in the French Quarter.
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Best Western, and others are about the same. There are some nice bed & breakfasts in town, which are too numerous to mention.
Taxes are high, but hotel prices are lower than elsewhere. Our room at the Best Western was $57 plus $10 taxes to the State, Parrish(County), and local tourist authority.
The bed & breakfasts are in a French Colonial or Federalist style. The motels offer the usual amentities.
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