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finz83
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Post by finz83 »

I am headed to New Orleans in a few weeks, for the weekend and looking for someplace to stay, any suggestions? Is it better to stay in a chain hotel, or someplace with some history?

I have only been there one time for 4 hours as part of a road trip, so I have lots of things to see. I am looking forward to eating at the Acme Oyster house again, then from there it is up in the air. Maybe happy hour at margaritaville on friday.

Has anyone done the Old New Orleans Rum Tour at the distillery? Is it worth the stop or should we avoid it? Also thought about going to the Abita Brewery if anyone has any thoughts on that.

Thanks for any information.
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Post by nycfeat »

I stayed in Hotel St. Marie in the French Quarter in December last year. Our room faced the courtyard. It's a nice little place. http://www.hotelstmarie.com


As for food, I love the blue cheese burgers at Yo Mama's on 727 St. Peter St (also in the Quarter). mmmm....makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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Post by Dr.Corona »

nycfeat wrote:I stayed in Hotel St. Marie in the French Quarter in December last year. Our room faced the courtyard. It's a nice little place.
http://www.hotelstmarie.com

As for food, I love the blue cheese burgers at Yo Mama's on 727 St. Peter St (also in the Quarter). mmmm....makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
I also stayed in the Hotel St. Marie....Oct. 2006. The location is EXCELLENT for strolling the Quarter!!
Can't help with food recommendations.......too busy drinking!! [smilie=whistle.gif]
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Dr.Corona wrote:
I also stayed in the Hotel St. Marie....Oct. 2006. The location is EXCELLENT for strolling the Quarter!!
Can't help with food recommendations.......too busy drinking!! [smilie=whistle.gif]
I don't know about places for drinks, so I think you can cover that area. :lol:

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Post by pinacolada lover »

I want to go to NOLA bad. It looks nice.

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Post by Coconuts »

When we were there for JazzFest, we spent a few nights at the Wyndham Riverfront- it's one of the worst hotel experiences I've had. The freakin housekeeping staff showed up at our room before 8am and again before 10 on the day we were checking out!! It was mostly ok otherwise, but not what I would expect from a Wyndham. The tile in the bathroom looked awful- tons of cracks in the tiles. That's fine for some $100 place, but my expectations were much higher for a supposedly nice place. And the location is not good at all if you primarily want to play in the FQ.

We spent the last night at the Prince Conti. We loved it. If it was a person, it would be a very old Southern Belle. It was extremely clean, but there was just this old lady wearing lots of power feel to it. The staff was great, as was the location.

We've also previously stayed at the Baronne Plaza (eh- not bad, not great either) and the Ambassador. We liked the Ambassador, but it's an old warehouse turned hotel, and it shows.

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Post by dnw »

Try reading the information about New Orleans on tripadvisor.com. It's a very informative site.
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Post by flipflopgirl »

Back in January i went to Pardi Gras(Parrothead event) In NOLA! Great great time!!!! The host hotel was the Bourbon Orleans...very nice! http://www.bourbonorleans.com/

when i went for a friend's wedding we stayed at the Omni..also very nice.
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Ne ... leans.aspx

I had friends who have stayed in the Holiday Inns in NOLA both of which are in the French Quarter and they were clean and good for the price!
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Post by Finsupinfla »

I stayed at the Maison Dupuy for Jazzfest. Its was very nice. The Balcony Girls and Tiki Bar stayed there as well.

For food, I would recommend Cafe Maspero. Great food at a great price.
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Post by flipflopgirl »

For good eats....... Brennan's a little pricey but well worth it!! The bannanas foster is TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

http://www.brennansneworleans.com/

Tujagues!!!!!!!!! http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/

cajun cabin(very casual) http://www.bourbonstreetvenues.com/cajuncabin/

Acme Oyster House http://www.acmeoyster.com/

Jean Lefitte Bistro...i've never been there but friends tell me it's nice! :lol:

http://www.jeanlafittesrendezvous.com/
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Post by flipflopgirl »

I almost forgot..... THE CLOVER GRILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! open 24 hours a day!!! :lol:


http://www.clovergrill.com/

and btw when i was looking up these websites City Of New Orleans was playing on RM!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o SPOOKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by dnw »

Another good place to eat is Mothers. There's even an autographed picture of JB there. :D
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Post by flipflopgirl »

dnw wrote:Another good place to eat is Mothers. There's even an autographed picture of JB there. :D
i've never been there!!!! hoping to go to Pardi Gras again next year! i'll have to check it out!!!

http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/
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flipflopgirl wrote:
dnw wrote:Another good place to eat is Mothers. There's even an autographed picture of JB there. :D
i've never been there!!!! hoping to go to Pardi Gras again next year! i'll have to check it out!!!

http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/


That roast beef and ham sandwich (it has a name) is yummy. :D
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Post by flipflopgirl »

dnw wrote:
flipflopgirl wrote:
dnw wrote:Another good place to eat is Mothers. There's even an autographed picture of JB there. :D
i've never been there!!!! hoping to go to Pardi Gras again next year! i'll have to check it out!!!

http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/


That roast beef and ham sandwich (it has a name) is yummy. :D
i will definately check it out next time i am there! :D
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Post by gpblxbeach »

Lived there for years try this one not open on weekends.

www.thebontoncafe.com
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Post by finz83 »

Thanks for all the great food suggestions, especially where to find some fantastic Bananas Foster, that is always a bonus. Narrowed down the hotel to Lextington O hotel and suites. We got a good flight/hotel package, hopefully we picked a good hotel. It is on canal so hopefully a good location.

I have decided to nix the rum distillery, I saw it online, but it appears no one has ever been, so I won't be going either. We will be going to the Abita Brewery though for some free beer.

I had never heard of Pardi Gras before, I may have to check that out in January, sounds like fun.

I am getting pretty excited, less than 2 weeks till trip time.
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Post by flipflopgirl »

finz83 wrote:Thanks for all the great food suggestions, especially where to find some fantastic Bananas Foster, that is always a bonus. Narrowed down the hotel to Lextington O hotel and suites. We got a good flight/hotel package, hopefully we picked a good hotel. It is on canal so hopefully a good location.

I have decided to nix the rum distillery, I saw it online, but it appears no one has ever been, so I won't be going either. We will be going to the Abita Brewery though for some free beer.

I had never heard of Pardi Gras before, I may have to check that out in January, sounds like fun.

I am getting pretty excited, less than 2 weeks till trip time.

Pardi Gras is a great great Parrothead event! this was my first year! here is the link:


http://www.pardi-gras.com/
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Post by frognot »

gpblxbeach wrote:Lived there for years try this one not open on weekends.

www.thebontoncafe.com
The BonTon is a very good place to eat. Great crawfish dishes & excellent bread pudding.

I always have to go to the Camellia Grill (take the St. Charles streetcar thru the Garden District to RiverBend.) Roadfood has a good writeup with pictures. I always have the loaded omelet with chili.

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup ... RefID=2063

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro does a really good Bananas Foster cheesecake that is Mrs. Frognot's fave.

Lunch at Commander's Palace with 25 cent martinis is hard to beat. :lol:

http://www.commanderspalace.com/new_orl ... hp?menu=15
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Post by gpblxbeach »

frognot wrote:
gpblxbeach wrote:Lived there for years try this one not open on weekends.

www.thebontoncafe.com
The BonTon is a very good place to eat. Great crawfish dishes & excellent bread pudding.

I always have to go to the Camellia Grill (take the St. Charles streetcar thru the Garden District to RiverBend.) Roadfood has a good writeup with pictures. I always have the loaded omelet with chili.

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup ... RefID=2063

Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro does a really good Bananas Foster cheesecake that is Mrs. Frognot's fave.

Lunch at Commander's Palace with 25 cent martinis is hard to beat. :lol:

http://www.commanderspalace.com/new_orl ... hp?menu=15

Yes I did forget Commander's

We like to always make a early trip down to Central Grocery
before the tourists get moving, just have to bring back some
of that olive salad :lol:
Making a trip the last week of Aug. just in time to stock up for
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