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Larrie Ervin

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WE will be arriving at 7:00 pm (we hope) from Charlotte. and leaving the next morning at 9 AM for Los Angeles. Any suggestions on getting a room for the night...near the station?
 

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(Yes, I know I'm replying to a five year old thread!)

I'm not familiar with any decent and inexpensive hotels within walking distance of the station. My last couple of trips to and through New Orleans have seen me staying either at the Fairchild House B&B in the Garden District, about a mile from the station, or else at the Ambassador Hotel, a couple blocks from the Harrah's casino. Both establishments are in the "flat rate" cab fare zone from the station, so it would be a $10 cab fare each way.

I enjoyed my stay at both the Fairchild House and the Ambassador, and I can recommend either establishment for an overnight between trains. The Ambassador is within walking distance of the French Quarter tourist areas, if that sways your decision.

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There is a Hyatt that is really close but could be pricey. We just stayed at the Drury on Poydras Street that was pretty good and fairly reasonably priced. The one thing with the Drury you will miss out on is the evening snacks which include 3 alcoholic drinks but will get a decent breakfast in the morning. The walk to the Drury is about 15 minutes. There are some other hotels in the area of the Drury.
 

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WE will be arriving at 7:00 pm (we hope) from Charlotte. and leaving the next morning at 9 AM for Los Angeles. Any suggestions on getting a room for the night...near the station?
You Didnt indicate when youd be Arriving into NOL but depending on what's going on in New Orleans, Prices on Hotels can Range from $50 a Night to $500 to Not available @ any Price! (Madi Gras/Super Bowl/Music Fests etc.) Any of the Travel Sites (I like Kayak, it gives you Lots of choices) will let you Review the Choices including Location/Pics/Reviews etc. (Priceline and Hotwire are "Blind" Sites) Ive stayed in Courtyards, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Drury etc.for Less than $100 a Night! My Favorite Old Place in the Quarter is Place' D'Armes Behind the Cathedral off Jackson Square! Less than $100 a Night for a 200 Year old Building with a Great Courtyard and a Great Location!!

Currently with Winter Rates most of the Chain Hotels are Very Reasonable during the week/Weekends of course are Higher!
 
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We were there in March stayed at the Drury on the outward leg of a cruise and Wyndam French Quarter New Orleans (which changed that hands that week from Holiday Inn). The Drury was nice and functional although the room had a weird shape - I think it used to be a bank building.

The Wyndahm has some issues . Here is what I wrote at Trip Advisor:

The staff needs congeniality training”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We got off the Conquest and arrived at the hotel around ten-thirty, and encountered are only problem of the trip. As I mentioned previously, the Holiday Inn had become the Wyndham. The desk clerk needed serious congeniality training, bordering on rude. “Check back in two hours.”

Not the end of the world. We went up to Jackson Square and eventually sat down to some lunch. The Charming Bride called the Wyndham, and they did not have the room ready. She reported that the clerk was less than pleasant chanting what was to become the refrain for the day “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”

We hopped a cab back to the hotel around 2:30, praying there was a room. Again Miss Congeniality sang the “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”. We knew we were beat and went next to the bar. Luckily the B1G tournament was on and we could watch basketball, something the Charming Bride enjoys. Indeed at 4PM they had a room. My concern is not their room policy, which I accepted, but the lack of tact of their staff.

The room was actually above expectation, with a large sitting room, separate sleeping area, clean and well appointed. Unfortunately it did not make up for new song we learned in New Orleans “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”.


Sadly the B&B I stayed at frequently in the 90's did not survive Katrina. And while we are on that subject I was aghast at how many damaged buildings were still standing and how many "green spaces" were all over town.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention how good the food is at Willie Mae's Scotch House 2401 Saint Ann St. I will never visit the hallowed ground again without a meal here. I can also recommend NOLA and Commander's Palace without reservation, but i wouldn't go there without one.

Enjoy the Big Easy,
 
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I second the Hyatt, check Hotels.com, etc. for prices for your arrival.

There doesn't necessarily have to be a big event going on to cause a dearth of available rooms - the weekend of 1/26 is one such week (wonder what's going on).

Also, the '49' Loyola - UPT (Union Passenger Terminal) streetcar stops right at the station.

If you exit the station in the front, where it says 'taxis', go right and the streetcar stop is around the corner of the building or go out the side that says Greyhound.

It goes down Loyola to Canal M-F and all the way to the French Market on the weekends.

It's AWESOME and easy to use - the operators are really nice too, at least mine were.

The Hyatt is on Loyola and there are a ton of hotels on Canal and adjacent streets.

So, basically, what I'm saying is.... you don't need to look for a hotel close to the station because getting around is easy.
 

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We were there in March stayed at the Drury on the outward leg of a cruise and Wyndam French Quarter New Orleans (which changed that hands that week from Holiday Inn). The Drury was nice and functional although the room had a weird shape - I think it used to be a bank building.

The Wyndahm has some issues . Here is what I wrote at Trip Advisor:

The staff needs congeniality training”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We got off the Conquest and arrived at the hotel around ten-thirty, and encountered are only problem of the trip. As I mentioned previously, the Holiday Inn had become the Wyndham. The desk clerk needed serious congeniality training, bordering on rude. “Check back in two hours.”

Not the end of the world. We went up to Jackson Square and eventually sat down to some lunch. The Charming Bride called the Wyndham, and they did not have the room ready. She reported that the clerk was less than pleasant chanting what was to become the refrain for the day “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”

We hopped a cab back to the hotel around 2:30, praying there was a room. Again Miss Congeniality sang the “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”. We knew we were beat and went next to the bar. Luckily the B1G tournament was on and we could watch basketball, something the Charming Bride enjoys. Indeed at 4PM they had a room. My concern is not their room policy, which I accepted, but the lack of tact of their staff.

The room was actually above expectation, with a large sitting room, separate sleeping area, clean and well appointed. Unfortunately it did not make up for new song we learned in New Orleans “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”.

Sadly the B&B I stayed at frequently in the 90's did not survive Katrina. And while we are on that subject I was aghast at how many damaged buildings were still standing and how many "green spaces" were all over town.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention how good the food is at Willie Mae's Scotch House 2401 Saint Ann St. I will never visit the hallowed ground again without a meal here. I can also recommend NOLA and Commander's Palace without reservation, but i wouldn't go there without one.

Enjoy the Big Easy,
Is this the Holiday Inn Chateau LeMoyne on Dauphine?
 
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We were there in March stayed at the Drury on the outward leg of a cruise and Wyndam French Quarter New Orleans (which changed that hands that week from Holiday Inn). The Drury was nice and functional although the room had a weird shape - I think it used to be a bank building.

The Wyndahm has some issues . Here is what I wrote at Trip Advisor:

The staff needs congeniality training”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We got off the Conquest and arrived at the hotel around ten-thirty, and encountered are only problem of the trip. As I mentioned previously, the Holiday Inn had become the Wyndham. The desk clerk needed serious congeniality training, bordering on rude. “Check back in two hours.”

Not the end of the world. We went up to Jackson Square and eventually sat down to some lunch. The Charming Bride called the Wyndham, and they did not have the room ready. She reported that the clerk was less than pleasant chanting what was to become the refrain for the day “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”

We hopped a cab back to the hotel around 2:30, praying there was a room. Again Miss Congeniality sang the “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”. We knew we were beat and went next to the bar. Luckily the B1G tournament was on and we could watch basketball, something the Charming Bride enjoys. Indeed at 4PM they had a room. My concern is not their room policy, which I accepted, but the lack of tact of their staff.

The room was actually above expectation, with a large sitting room, separate sleeping area, clean and well appointed. Unfortunately it did not make up for new song we learned in New Orleans “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”.

Sadly the B&B I stayed at frequently in the 90's did not survive Katrina. And while we are on that subject I was aghast at how many damaged buildings were still standing and how many "green spaces" were all over town.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention how good the food is at Willie Mae's Scotch House 2401 Saint Ann St. I will never visit the hallowed ground again without a meal here. I can also recommend NOLA and Commander's Palace without reservation, but i wouldn't go there without one.

Enjoy the Big Easy,
Is this the Holiday Inn Chateau LeMoyne on Dauphine?
The Chateau LeMoyne is still an IHG property, he was talking about the Wyndham which was previously an IHG property.
 

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The closest to Amtrak station is a Holiday Inn on Loyola ave. New trolley line runs from station to Canal then downtown, it passes in front of Holiday. Fare is under $1. Recommend you take taxi in am since the schedule can be slim on weekend. There is Wyndham also closeby
 

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The closest to Amtrak station is a Holiday Inn on Loyola ave. New trolley line runs from station to Canal then downtown, it passes in front of Holiday. Fare is under $1. Recommend you take taxi in am since the schedule can be slim on weekend. There is Wyndham also closeby
Streetcar fare is $1.25 now.
 

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We were there in March stayed at the Drury on the outward leg of a cruise and Wyndam French Quarter New Orleans (which changed that hands that week from Holiday Inn). The Drury was nice and functional although the room had a weird shape - I think it used to be a bank building.

The Wyndahm has some issues . Here is what I wrote at Trip Advisor:

The staff needs congeniality training”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We got off the Conquest and arrived at the hotel around ten-thirty, and encountered are only problem of the trip. As I mentioned previously, the Holiday Inn had become the Wyndham. The desk clerk needed serious congeniality training, bordering on rude. “Check back in two hours.”

Not the end of the world. We went up to Jackson Square and eventually sat down to some lunch. The Charming Bride called the Wyndham, and they did not have the room ready. She reported that the clerk was less than pleasant chanting what was to become the refrain for the day “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”

We hopped a cab back to the hotel around 2:30, praying there was a room. Again Miss Congeniality sang the “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”. We knew we were beat and went next to the bar. Luckily the B1G tournament was on and we could watch basketball, something the Charming Bride enjoys. Indeed at 4PM they had a room. My concern is not their room policy, which I accepted, but the lack of tact of their staff.

The room was actually above expectation, with a large sitting room, separate sleeping area, clean and well appointed. Unfortunately it did not make up for new song we learned in New Orleans “Your room is not guaranteed until 4 PM”.

Sadly the B&B I stayed at frequently in the 90's did not survive Katrina. And while we are on that subject I was aghast at how many damaged buildings were still standing and how many "green spaces" were all over town.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention how good the food is at Willie Mae's Scotch House 2401 Saint Ann St. I will never visit the hallowed ground again without a meal here. I can also recommend NOLA and Commander's Palace without reservation, but i wouldn't go there without one.

Enjoy the Big Easy,
Is this the Holiday Inn Chateau LeMoyne on Dauphine?
The Chateau LeMoyne is still an IHG property, he was talking about the Wyndham which was previously an IHG property.
OK, thanks! I have stayed at the Chateau LeMoyne and it was quite nice.
 
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Guestlsa

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If you have chance ..download hotel tonight . If you sign up you get 25.00 credit. Just thought they only post hotels that are available that same day however they give good rates and it's live at 9 am local time .

I used it all the time
 

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Hey all. Hoping to visit NOL in mid-March and the prices are pretty sky-high, even after Mardi-Gras. Specifically mid-week 9-14. Tried hotwire, Priceline, Kayak, etc. Seems like the west bank across the river from the french quarter has some of the best prices, but how accessible is it to get across the river by ferry, bridge by foot, etc? (or is that why the prices are lower?) lol

I was kinda hoping to not have to rent a car, but with the price of the rental car, parking, gas, etc. it still might be lower, and there are some things it's nice to have a car to get to like the bayou tours. But I think I could probably pass on the bayou tours if we were right in the french quarter and walked everywhere. Coming into the station at 9pm on the SSL, how convenient is it to rent a car?

Any ideas, appreciated, thanks!

Rob
 

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There is a ferry but they recently cut hours, ferry info. That is a tourism website that has lots of other info, too.

Over Xmas and New Years, we stayed close in part of the time, then I rented a car and we moved to the suburbs. Generally, you do not want a car when staying or visiting close in. There is plenty to do further out that needs a car.

I rented from Hertz. They keep banker's hours but are located near the convention center, walking or streetcar distance from Amtrak, French Quarter, etc., but not with luggage. They were out of cars to honor my reservation, so I took a smaller car (Ford Focus, big mistake, uncomfortable) and a big discount rather than waiting. Staff had no idea what time people would be turning in cars due that morning, which seems like an odd way to conduct business.
 

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If you have the time available I do recommend a trip across on the ferry to Algiers. Low rise residential area with many interesting old buildings. I don't recall seeing many hotels there though.

Ed :cool:
 
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I always enjoy staying at the Lafayette Hotel. Very close to the Amtrak station (about four blocks.) Old, faded glory, with personality, very reasonable rates. Will not be shiny/fancy enough for some. Small, with friendly, helpful staff. Have stayed there five or six times. Often they give me a free upgrade to a suite if the hotel is not full. St. Charles Ave. streetcar passes right in front of it.

I've stayed in some of the expensive, shiny places (Hilton, for example) and felt overcharged at over $300 per night.

The Lafayette wouldn't be everyone's first choice, but I like it quite well. If you go there, avoid the restaurant in the hotel: pretentious overpriced and not very tasty food. Also like the Omni Royal Orleans in the French Quarter. Good luck and best wishes.

PaulS
 

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I've stayed serveral times at the Quality Inn & Suites Maison St Charles many times and enjoyed it. Short cab ride from Amtrak station and right on the St Charles streetcar line.

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I've stayed serveral times at the Quality Inn & Suites Maison St Charles many times and enjoyed it. Short cab ride from Amtrak station and right on the St Charles streetcar line.

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I've stayed there and liked it also. Pretty close to the station as you mention.
 
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