Best Reasonably-Priced Hotel in The French Quarter
November 8, 2015 5:06 PM   Subscribe

Traveling to New Orleans via train in March. Staying for three nights. Would like to know which hotels in the French Quarter are pretty cool without being pretty expensive. Centrally located with balconies is a plus. More Hotel Chelsea than Plaza Hotel if that makes sense. Would rather a bohemian vibe than a 4-star, but would like to avoid any flea bags.
posted by valkane to Travel & Transportation around New Orleans, LA (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We stayed at the Dauphine Orleans for ~$140 a night last winter. Some rooms had balconies. Our standard room was small but very nicely appointed. Nice bathrooms. Location was great - close to everything, but still super quiet even on Saturday nights.
posted by goodbyewaffles at 5:25 PM on November 8, 2015

Oh, and the bar was actually really atmospheric (and we got a free drink as hotel guests) but it was also dead. It was a romantic spot for a pre-dinner drink though.
posted by goodbyewaffles at 5:25 PM on November 8, 2015

I stayed at the Frenchman Hotel, had an excellent balcony over the street. My sister chose it so I'm not sure how the price compares around town but it didn't seem too expensive.
posted by the agents of KAOS at 5:33 PM on November 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

I love, love, love the Lafayette. I travel for work and despite the excellent location, it's priced about like the average La Quinta, but is waaaaaaay nicer. It's technically about a block outside the French Quarter, which means easy walking to wherever you need to go and you can hit or avoid Bourbon Street but won't be kept up by it.
posted by bile and syntax at 6:45 PM on November 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

I've stayed at the Country Inn & Suites French Quarter several times and it's been great. They have a groupon right now.
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet at 11:35 PM on November 8, 2015

Do you absolutely have to stay in the Quarter? My wife, kids, and I stayed at the Creole Gardens Hotel off of St. Charles, and absolutely loved it. We took the streetcar to the zoo, and would have taken a different one in the other direction to the Quarter, but we ran out of time.

For me, that's the best way to go. The Creole Gardens was actually our third choice, the others were booked, but it turned out to be a great, funky and friendly place. It was a block from good restaurants, the WWII museum was within walking distance, and the streetcar was a big hit with the kids.
posted by atchafalaya at 9:37 PM on November 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

Seconding the Creole Gardens. I've also stayed there. It's a wonderful place with a ton of history, and the staff is amazing. So is the breakfast. Oh, and my room, Miss Lulu White's Mahogany Hall, had a balcony.
posted by woodvine at 7:13 AM on November 10, 2015

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