We will be coming to New Orleans for the first time late October. We will be flying, and will not have a car. Where is the best location to stay that we can use public transportation or walk to most attractions?
Stay in the French Quarter, where you can walk out of your hotel door and right into hundreds of music and restaurant choices, shops, amazing architecture, history, etc. If you can tell us your needs, how many people, what kind of bed, and what kind of hotel you are looking for (quaint and charming, full-service, boutique), and an approximate budget, be can help you find a great place to stay.
Yes, staying in the FQ means you will be able to walk to a lot of things, and take the street car or bus to most things you'll want to see outside the FQ - with taxis and Uber as an option if you want it.
There will be two of us - we'd like a king or a queen bed
Would be nice if we could stay somewhere that includes breakfast
Doesn't matter style of hotel, as long as we have our own bathroom. Husband doesn't really like bed and breakfast
I haven't looked yet at prices, so not sure. Would it be possible to get something under $150 in that area?
“I haven't looked yet at prices, so not sure. Would it be possible to get something under $150 in that area?”
It totally depends on your exact dates. Last weekend of October brings the Voodoo Music Festival and ( early) Halloween celebrations. A home Saints game can raise hotel prices too.
What I typically do when I’m in your situation is look at one of the third-party sites. Expedia, hotels.com or similar.
I book directly through the hotel. But a quick review of the third-party sites will give you a heads up as to whether rooms are in high demand or not.Edited: June 13, 2018, 5:18 am
If French Quarter prices are too high, take a look at Prytania Park Hotel in the Lower Garden District. It's not fancy but it is close to the streetcar route (although I would take Uber back at night instead of waiting for a streetcar). They usually have very reasonable rates and free parking, in case you are driving...or at least they had free parking when we were there, but that has been a few years ago.
We live in Springfield, IL, and visit your charming city often!!
October is a big convention month also so if you find a deal jump on it