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Where to stay

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Where to stay

Hi Driving down from Memphis and want suggestions as to where to stay for three days. Ideally prefer just outside the city with good access to the French quarter by bus etc. (From the UK and first time in this area)

Many thanks

Steve

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1. Re: Where to stay

Why not just stay in the French Quarter where you are nearby to restaurants, bars, shopping, etc? We have stayed outside of the city (during Mardi Gras when hotel rates are extremely high) but it is not an ideal situation.

If you must stay outside of the city, Metairie is a nice small town with restaurants/shopping mall, etc. It is definitely lacking any charm or convenience though, and you will have to deal with traffic congestion every time you come into NO.

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2. Re: Where to stay

Although public transit within the City is pretty good (but pretty slow) from a tourist perspective, public transit between the City and outlying areas is poor. During a brief stay your time will be valuable. Having to rely on public transit for most all of your excursions is both time consuming and frustrating. Best to have lodging within walking distance of most of your destinations of interest, allowing you to easily freshen up, drop off purchases, change clothes, etc.

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3. Re: Where to stay

Agree with Jlr and Loophole, its just so nice to have a room to go to whenever you want, to freshen up, use the restroom, take a nap ,, not to mention a place to store your stuff you buy while there

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4. Re: Where to stay

Hi Thank you for the advice.

Whilst the rates are a little higher the main problem is either the lack of parking or the high rate. I was all set to book a hotel but the parking charge was $40 a day .

Thanks for your help

Steve

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5. Re: Where to stay

Hi Thank you for the advice.

Whilst the rates are a little higher the main problem is either the lack of parking or the high rate. I was all set to book a hotel but the parking charge was $40 a day .

Thanks for your help

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6. Re: Where to stay

Hi Thank you for the advice.

Whilst the rates are a little higher the main problem is either the lack of parking or the high rate. I was all set to book a hotel but the parking charge was $40 a day .

Thanks for your help

Steve

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7. Re: Where to stay

Do keep in mind that if you drive to the French Quarter or close by portions of the Central Business District, you will also be faced with high parking charges.

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8. Re: Where to stay

Yes, parking does have to be part of the equations when you have a car in most cities.

Hotel Richelieu has parking for $30/night, so slightly less than others you have seen.

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9. Re: Where to stay

If Le Richelieu doesn't work for you then check out Fairchild House B&B and Prytania Park Hotel. Both have free parking although Fairchild House's lot is rather small and both are located in the Lower Garden District one block away from the St. Charles streetcar. This would be a much better option than staying outside of the city.

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10. Re: Where to stay

For someone driving into and out of the City, I second November Moon's recommendation of Le Richelieu Hotel. Easy to drive to and from, RELATIVELY inexpensive SELF parking in an adjoining secure lot, and a relatively convenient location between Jackson Square/Bourbon Street and Frenchmen Street.

The similarly located Hotel Villa Convento has a LIMITED amount of off-site free parking (space available basis). There are the RELATIVELY reasonably priced "Farmers Market" lots close to that portion of the French Quarter; see:

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