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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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Default New Orleans Hotels and shuttles

Hi! Does anyone out there know of any Hotels in New Orleans that offer parking for your car while cruising? There are a few in Galveston that do and we found it to be quite convenient to arrive the night before and leave the car at the hotel. In put and reviews would be most appreciated.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 11:18 AM
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Hi! Does anyone out there know of any Hotels in New Orleans that offer parking for your car while cruising? There are a few in Galveston that do and we found it to be quite convenient to arrive the night before and leave the car at the hotel. In put and reviews would be most appreciated.
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This info pre-dates the hurricane, but the hotels near the pier all offer park and cruise deals, especially the Hilton.
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Default Hilton Garage is way Expensive

I stayed at the Hilton a few weeks back. We didn't have a car, but I noticed the parking rates were $24 per night... Maybe they offer a better deal to cruisers...
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I stayed at the Hilton a few weeks back. We didn't have a car, but I noticed the parking rates were $24 per night... Maybe they offer a better deal to cruisers...
They do have a special rate for cruise and park guests... you would have to check what it is currently.
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Here is another example in the area;

Prytania Park Hotel
1525 Prytania Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
$89.00 (plus tax, per night)
Includes:
• Continental Breakfast for 2
• FREE Parking for duration of the cruise
• Over $300 worth of coupons for
New Orleans attractions and retaurants
• Nautical tote bag
• Photo Album
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Does anyone know the best way to get from the hotel (Intercontinental)to the pier (NCL Spirit)? Are we in walking distance or is that not recommended?We'll be cruisin' on the Jan 18, 2009 cruise and any help would be appreciated.Thanks. Liz
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Default walking to cruise port

bigdogs -

Has anyone answered you question yet? I have the same one, but I'm going in October.
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Does anyone know the best way to get from the hotel (Intercontinental)to the pier (NCL Spirit)? Are we in walking distance or is that not recommended?We'll be cruisin' on the Jan 18, 2009 cruise and any help would be appreciated.Thanks. Liz
Depends on how much you like walking with your luggage?

Personally, I would take a taxi.

Intercontinental Hotel is pretty nice and streetcars run in front of it. Some things about the hotel (e.g. the mini bar) can be a little pricy, but I like the hotel. Mother's Restaurant is an easy walk.

I'll be on Spirit for Christmas and posting too many pictures.

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Hi! Does anyone out there know of any Hotels in New Orleans that offer parking for your car while cruising? There are a few in Galveston that do and we found it to be quite convenient to arrive the night before and leave the car at the hotel. In put and reviews would be most appreciated.
Thanks!
This site is usually kept pretty up to date. It doesn't have all of the hotels that offer parking during a cruise - you can always ask. Some will depend on when you're going to be cruising.
http://www.neworleanscvb.com/static/...subsectionID/0

The best way to get to the pier is by car (or taxi). You CAN walk from some places, but it's not too convenient - especially if you're dragging luggage. Cost of a taxi from downtown hotels isn't that much.
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Thanks both for your help.

And nolaAlive - keep taking those pictures!
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