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WHERE TO STAY IN NEW ORLEANS

Best area to stay in New Orleans

Where is the best area to stay in New Orleans?

From the French Quarter to the Garden district, New Orleans is a city that’s alive with history, culture and beauty. Here, you’ll find fascinating architecture, wonderful parks and vintage streetcars, all dotted around the meandering Mississippi River. Go to one of the many festivals and you’ll be rewarded with a vibrant atmosphere, whether it’s the annual Mardi Gras, or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Try the famous New Orleans cuisine, an eclectic mix of French, African and American ingredients that is sure to have you loosening your belt. When night falls, put on your dancing shoes; this is the birthplace of jazz, and boasts a nightlife like no other US city.

 

To be within easy reach of everything, the best area to stay in New Orleans is the Warehouse District. Here you’ll be close to arts attractions like the National WWII Museum, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. It’s also beside the French Quarter, New Orleans’ oldest neighbourhood, with easy access tothe lively bars of Bourbon Street, as well as Jackson Square and the St Louis Cathedral. On the other side of the Warehouse District, you’ll also be beside the Garden District with it’s wonderful architecture, shops and bars. There are great transport links here, with the New Orleans Train Station right on your doorstep.

BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN NEW ORLEANS
Hotel   Price per night
Maison Dupuy Hotel
1001 Toulouse Street
137€ - 164$
Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans
820 Poydras St
129€ - 155$
Country Inn & Suites New Orleans
315 Magazine Street
156€ - 187$
Hotel   Price per night
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
717 Orleans St.
165€ - 198$
Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
300 Bourbon Street
183€ - 220$
The Roosevelt New Orleans
123 Baronne Street
274€ - 329$
Hotel Mazarin
730 Bienville St.
175€ - 210$
Hotel   Price per night
W New Orleans - French Quarter
316 Chartres Street
243€ - 292$

 

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The Warehouse District, the best area to stay in New Orleans

This bohemian paradise that is known as the, “Warehouse District” is a great place to start your adventure in New Orleans. This district is an amalgam of all kinds of tastes, sounds and sights. One site that brings sights and sounds together in a major way is that of Blane Kern’s Mardi Gras World at Kern Studios. If you can’t make it for the actual Mardi Gras coming down to Blane Kern’s presentation is the next best thing.

 

This place highlights all the best things about the festival with video presentations. And to bring this to life a little more major floats from previous Mardi Gras parades such as Bacchus Rex are on display. There is also a paper mache work shop that you can take part in where you can eat cake and sip on some coffee while you see artists franticly work to get these monsters of paper mache and fiberglass ready to be floats.

 

After taking in that bit of history head next door to the famous Cajun restaurant of Cochon Butcher; this place has a menu that you will never forget. With delicious house cured means and olive salad as well as the classic Pork Belly and Po Boy sandwiches. This restaurant also specializes in meat platters. There are wines, beers, and well great cocktails in this restaurant as well. This is a great little hangout down the street from Kern Studios, and well worth a trip while you’re in the warehouse district.

 

And after all that good eating at Cocher Butcher you can go down the street and visit the, “Southern Food and Beverage Museum” where you can learn the history of southern food and drinks. Some of the features at the museum are exhibits on fishermen, farmers, and chefs as well as the many cultures that contribute to this regions rich food tapestry today. This museum also has some free samples you can try so it is a place of class and quite literal taste.

 

Right by this great museum you will find an even better hotel. Down the road from the museum is Hotel, “Modern”. This is a hotel of great charm with a wide variety of rooms with different shapes and sizes. The rooms are very comfortable and the theme is an eclectic mix of modern and antique.

 

This hotel was constructed from a former YMCA and the spaciousness bares that out. The cocktail bar is also a must see that feqently features Jazz and international music. The menu at the hotel restaurant is also nice with a great selection of southern food. For a place to stay near the action Hotel Modern is a good choice.

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