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Saint Greg,

 

I just read through the posts in this thread and you have definitely saved everyone lots of money with your hotel expertise! We are sailing on NCL on 12/30 and will need a hotel the night before (12/29). Currently on HotWire, I think I'm seeing the Hilton Riverside for $112/nt. Would you recommend booking now at that price now or should we wait until it's closer to departure time? Also, we will need a room for 4 adults (the kiddies are 21 and 19), should we just search by 4 adults and they'll book 2 beds automatically? I noticed the price jumps up a lot when I do.

 

Would we be just as good to book this one?

 

Warehouse District area all-suites hotel 3* for $93.

 

We're planning on parking at Fulton and catching the streetcar to get around.

 

I really appreciate your help! And, as Karen mentioned, if you are on our cruise, you can count on a drink from us!

 

Thanks!

 

 

Wow. They really upcharge you for 4 adults. If you search for 2 adults, 2 children it's only $75...which is a great price for that hotel. It's up to you but I might consider booking it 2 adults, 2 children and letting the children wait by the elevator while you check-in. I know 2 adults, 2 children gets you a 2-bed room. I assume 4 adults does as well.

 

On the timing...That is a few days before the sugar bowl. Bowl activities start 3-4 days before the game so teams will be in town and fans will be arriving. Last year the game was on 1/2 and the big game week concert was 12/30. This year the game is a day earlier so the concert may be on 12/29. You may want to check into that. It's a free concert. Last year it was Usher.

 

My school was in the New Orleans Bowl last year and our team hotel was Hilton Riverside. Very possible it's a team hotel for the Sugar Bowl. Our "group rate" was $150.

 

The 3* all suites should be StayBridge Suites. It's only like 2 blocks from Riverside. I've never stayed there but it has great reviews. They have a living room area and kitchenette so you may have more space.

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We are planning to come to New Orleans on 9-11 till 9-21. We are looking at a cruise from 9-12 till 9-17. Plan are made for 9-17 till 9-21. We are looking for a stay and park on 9-11, Or should be plan to park the car near the port? There are 2 of us on this trip. Thanks for any help.

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We are planning to come to New Orleans on 9-11 till 9-21. We are looking at a cruise from 9-12 till 9-17. Plan are made for 9-17 till 9-21. We are looking for a stay and park on 9-11, Or should be plan to park the car near the port? There are 2 of us on this trip. Thanks for any help.

 

Hey, you're on my ship! I park at Fulton garage close to the port. 9/11 is the Saints regular season opener so downtown will be a mess. If you want to stay downtown that night I can help you with a nice hotel for $100 or less before tax if you don't mind using Hotwire...then parking at Fulton would be like $60. If you want to do park n cruise check out these threads:

 

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2197840

 

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2149088

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Saint Greg, I have been looking through this thread and I must say, I am impressed with your skills! I have never used Hotwire or any of those type sites, but I am curious. Any insight as to what hotel is which in the Garden District, December 3rd date?

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Saint Greg, I have been looking through this thread and I must say, I am impressed with your skills! I have never used Hotwire or any of those type sites, but I am curious. Any insight as to what hotel is which in the Garden District, December 3rd date?

 

The 2.5 star for $131 is definitely Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn. The 3.5 star is new. I believe the Hotel Indigo, which was previously a 3 star, has been upgraded and that is it. There are two 3 stars with the same amenities. One of them is Prytania Oaks. I believe it is the one with 75% recommendation. Prytania Park is another hotel that has been on Hotwire in the Garden District previously but I don't see anything that seems to match it.

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I just reserved a hotel room at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place for our September 2016 cruise. I was a bit panicked because many of the hotels near Bourbon Street were already showing sold out and the hotels left were almost $300 a night. I searched on a few well know sites and this hotel popped up with availability at $200 a night. I clicked the link and ended up on a website called Amoma I quickly booked my room and was thrilled to get such a nice hotel. Panic soon set in again when I did my research on this site. Really bad reviews so I quickly called the Westin spoke with the manager and he assured me they were legit. Within 24 hours they had my reservation :D so all is well. I'd hate to see people losing a great opportunity at booking a great rate on a hotel because of all those bad reviews.

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The 2.5 star for $131 is definitely Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn. The 3.5 star is new. I believe the Hotel Indigo, which was previously a 3 star, has been upgraded and that is it. There are two 3 stars with the same amenities. One of them is Prytania Oaks. I believe it is the one with 75% recommendation. Prytania Park is another hotel that has been on Hotwire in the Garden District previously but I don't see anything that seems to match it.

 

I stay at the Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn every year for the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade (I march in it). There no pool (that is a negative if you want to swim) but I always enjoy my stay there.

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Cruising Carnival Dream 3/26/17 out of NOLA.

 

Looking for 1 Night Pre-Cruise & 3 Nights Post Cruise.

 

Never stayed in NOLA before and DW and I (w/2 kids - 7 & 11) would like to be as near the French Quarter as we can. I prefer to be on the French Quarter side of Interstate 90....Warehouse or Downtown Districts I think

 

Any Suggestions in the $150 or under range. Is it even possible at this time of year ?

 

PS....DW is asking how far Garden District is from the French Quarter

 

TIA

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Saint Greg,

 

Any idea what a 3 star 100% recommended MSY area airport hotel on Hotwire with free breakfast, free parking, free internet, pool, and airport shuttle for $81.00 on 8/6 to 8/7 would be? We are 2 adults 2 children. Thanks!

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Saint Greg,

 

Any idea what a 3 star 100% recommended MSY area airport hotel on Hotwire with free breakfast, free parking, free internet, pool, and airport shuttle for $81.00 on 8/6 to 8/7 would be? We are 2 adults 2 children. Thanks!

 

Looks like Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Orleans Airport South

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We will be in NO for a convention Oct. 25- Nov. 1. We're thinking of staying in the Warehouse district. Hotwire is showing a 4*, 80% recommended resort boutique hotel with free internet for $168, and a 3-1/2* 90% recommended boutique for $147. Any thoughts as to what they are? Thanks!

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We will be in NO for a convention Oct. 25- Nov. 1. We're thinking of staying in the Warehouse district. Hotwire is showing a 4*, 80% recommended resort boutique hotel with free internet for $168, and a 3-1/2* 90% recommended boutique for $147. Any thoughts as to what they are? Thanks!

 

4* The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

3.5* probably The Hotel Modern

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Hello Saint Greg,

 

We will be in the area next week and staying at the Hilton Riverside. Is a trip to Deanies Seafood on Iberville St walkable or street car better? Looks like there's a pick up near the hotel.

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Hello Saint Greg,

 

We will be in the area next week and staying at the Hilton Riverside. Is a trip to Deanies Seafood on Iberville St walkable or street car better? Looks like there's a pick up near the hotel.

 

We stayed there a few weeks ago, it's a great location. We parked our car at Fultons and walked the city for 2 days. There is a street car stop right at the hotel plus taxis always waiting. We walked to the terminal cruise morning thru the mall. Enjoy!

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Hello Saint Greg,

 

We will be in the area next week and staying at the Hilton Riverside. Is a trip to Deanies Seafood on Iberville St walkable or street car better? Looks like there's a pick up near the hotel.

 

I walk it. It's probably 8-10 blocks. But for people who want/need to minimize walking you can walk across the street and catch the Canal street car on the other side of Harrahs. Take it a couple stops down to Bourbon. Get off and walk up Bourbon, take your first left on Iberville and it will be a block down on your right....or get on the riverfront streetcar which is the one right outside Hilton Riverside...take it one stop down to Bienville. Walk about 5 blocks down Bienville, take a left on Dauphine and it's a block down on your left.

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I've read numerous reviews from people booking through Hotwire saying they were given "inferior" rooms. Have any of you had that experience? I'm hoping to book the Hilton Riverside for 3 nights before a cruise but would like a river view. It will be over Thanksgiving - don't know if that's a really busy time or not and if I can request a river view. Thanks!

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I've read numerous reviews from people booking through Hotwire saying they were given "inferior" rooms. Have any of you had that experience? I'm hoping to book the Hilton Riverside for 3 nights before a cruise but would like a river view. It will be over Thanksgiving - don't know if that's a really busy time or not and if I can request a river view. Thanks!

 

We booked thru Hotwire, got the Hilton Riverside for $91 a night (stayed 2 nights). When we checked in I told the very nice desk clerk that we were leaving on a cruise Monday and would love a room that would allow me to see the ship come in. He gave us a 17th floor river view. Loved it.

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