Best Western Avalon Hotel & Conference Center

10100 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70127, United States

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  • Families30
  • Couples27
  • Solo62
  • Business35
  • Hope you don't like internet

    by

    The internet kept cutting on and off. It was so frustrating I couldn't stand web browsing anymore and just stopped. Some of the cable stations didn't work (I was looking forward to discovery health), and the price was much higher than I expected. It was over $100 once tax was added. I was here for medical care, not vacation. Oh, and the free breakfast? They all had prices next to them. Perhaps it was free to guests but there was absolutely no servers or diners anywhere and we had to leave and didn't have to search out staff for "Free breakfast." Oh, and there were two maids standing in sight talking while I stood at the checkout desk for about 8 minutes (I did ring the bell) until I got frustrated enough to walk over to them and ask them to check me out.

    Pros: No problems with the room itself. If the stay was $40 cheaper I'd rank it a lot higher.

    Cons: Overpriced, unreliable internet, understaffed.

    Unique Quality: Right off I-10.

    Directions: Off I-10 on a Service road.

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Pub Crawl on Magazine Street???

by LIifeLover

Is there a pub crawl on magazine street? can someone name the bars here please? (your faves) thanks

Re: Pub Crawl on Magazine Street???

by goodfish

Hmmm - not an area where I've heard about pub crawls. Magazine is better known as a shopping area for antiques and art and stuff like that. Here are some of the bars on that street.

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/nightlife/nightlife.php?where=WHERE%20l.OpenStatusID%20=%20'1'%20AND%20l.Address1%20LIKE%20'agazine%'

Re: Pub Crawl on Magazine Street???

by bocmaxima

There are a couple of restaurants with bars along Magazine just south of the "Arts District" (around Melpomene, on the other side of the GNO Bridge), but there's no real bar strip on Magazine. There's one right at that corner, but I can't recall the name.
If you're looking to pub crawl, try Frenchman Street.

Travel Tips for New Orleans

Priceline.com really does work

by yankeepeddler

No, I'm not a paid blogger for Priceline, although if they want to send me any freebies, I'll gladly take them : ) All joking aside, it really does work. My wife and I travel all over the country on both business and pleasure. By using the "Name Your Own Price" option, we can afford to stay hotels we normally couldn't afford. Ditto for cars. Airfare doesn't seem to be much of a deal.

There's a certain strategy that you have to use. First, select your area - typically you bid on sections of a city, not the whole thing - unless its a real small city. Do your research and make sure its convenient to where you will be spending most of your time. Also, make sure its a safe part of town. Select your star level - I typically select 4 stars, never less than 3. Here's the part that worries some people - you bid blind. That is to say, you are bidding on a 4 star hotel in Downtown New Orleans.

Risky? Not the way I do it. Before you bid, select 4 star hotels in Downtown New Orleans. It will pop up a list of about 5 hotels. Your winning bid will be one of these five - which one is unknown. If you aren't comfortable with this list, DON'T BID - just pay the rack rate on priceline.
That's why I stick with 4 star hotels - you're not too likely to see an Intercontinental or Westin in a bad part of town. We've scored some awesome deals this way. I typically pay anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 the stated priceline rate, let alone the hotel's rack rate. How good depends on vacancy rates. We paid $75/night to stay in the Intercontinental - about what you'd pay for 1 or 2 star without priceline. We've also never had a problem with reservations. Its a great way to trade up without spending more money.

Car rentals are a little different in that it could be any of the agencies they sell for a given area and that agencies idea of what constitutes "Mid Size". Still, good deals are there. I recently paid $18/day for a Kia SUV - practically brand new. Taxes and fees double the cost, but there's nothing priceline can do about that.

What's the downside? Priceline doesn't care if you get struck by a meteorite on the way to the airport. You buy it; you own it. Make sure the savings is worth the risk of you not showing up. I've typically found their airline ticket prices don't justify the risk.

Audubon Zoo

by VeronicaR

Excellent zoo.

beutiful habitats for the animals and excellent landscaping. The Elephant show is great!!! you have to see it.

Ask for the show schedule at the zoo entrance or check it online.

Here are some of the floats...

by Beachdave

Here are some of the floats that took place in the parade. The people on the floats throw cups, necklace of beads,doubloon to the crowds. The louder you yell and wave your arms the more they will throw to you. Jeri received about 35 necklaces of beads. Mardi Gras. This was my first but not my last.

Palms or Palmetto's?

by VeronicaG

I thought this twinkle-lit palm tree along Canal Street was quite pretty all decked out for the holiday! Contrast this with a native palmetto tree, which is smaller, only growing to about 6-8 feet*.

Driving through City Park, we noticed that many palmetto trees had to be replanted since Hurricane Katrina's appearance. The originals were washed away, but volunteer gardeners are helping to restore City Park to its pre-storm beauty. They are doing a wonderful job, too!

FYI: The palm family: tropical evergreen trees with large compound leaves in featherlike or fanlike fronds, clusters of small flowers with fleshy or dry fruit--includes palmettos and palmtrees. (Webster's College Dictionary)

*www.lsuagcenter.com

When To Go! - Halloween!

by saccharinicity

What better way to spend Halloween than in what is considered to be the most haunted city in the United States, if not the world. Halloween and New Orleans seem to go hand-in-hand.

People flock from all over to celebrate this holiday here and you it would be difficult to find someone who is not dressed for the occasion! The city known for their Madri Gras parades, masks and revelry does not disappoint when it comes to Halloween and some of the costumes are downright breathtaking. Considered by most as the #1 Halloween Destination in the country, and the city that "puts the FUN in FUNeral", it is definitely worth a visit.

Smaller in crowds than Mardi Gras, Halloween here seems to be a perfect time to come. Cooler weather, manageable crowds, but still a lot more vibrant than a typical weekend in the Big Easy - Halloween is definitely *my* favorite time to go. It is the city's second Mardi Gras.

Cemeteries, haunted mansions, an old and weather French Quarter, and a decadent and spooky history are met with activities all over including Halloween masquerade balls, haunted tours, haunted houses, festivals and "vampire parties". Tickets may be purchased in advance for most Halloween activities occurring in the city.

Visit

http://www.nola.com/haunted/

or do a web search for Halloween in New Orleans to get a comprehensive list of all the activities available to you for your trip.

This is a time NOT to miss in New Orleans!

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 Best Western Avalon Hotel & Conference Center

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Address: 10100 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70127, United States