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New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

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New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

We are visiting NOLA in June and am torn between booking the Omni which looks like it has a nice pool ($900 for 4 nights) or House of the Rising Sun B&B in Algiers point ($400 for 4 nights). We are not a couple that really sit around a pool all day, we are very active, but is it that hot that we will benefit from a pool? is the price difference worth it???

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1. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

I love b&bs and have stayed in several in New Orleans...but, there is nothing better than being in the French Quarter and walking out the door of your hotel and being in the center of everything. I would go for a hotel with a pool...but, I think that $900 for four nights is outrageous. I would check prices on other hotels or wait a few months before booking. Summer months are typically a cheaper time of year to visit and it is possible that the summer rates just haven't been published yet.

Mississippi
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2. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

The Omni is outstanding. Algier's Point is across the MS River and accessible by free ferry or across the I 90 bridge. You should stay in the FQ. Royal Sonesta has a great rooftop pool Chateau Bourbon has a great pool too. Here are FQ hotels with pools. I would look at Provincial which is smaller and less expensive.

POOLS..........

Bourbon Orleans Hotel @ 717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 2222.

http://www.bourbonorleans.com/

Chateau Bourbon Hotel @ 800 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 0800.

http://www.chateaubourbonneworleans.com/

Homewood Suites @ 901 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 5599.

http://tinyurl.com/455ejjw

Hotel Monteleone @ 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 3341.

http://hotelmonteleone.com/

Hotel Provincial @ 1024 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 4995.

http://www.hotelprovincial.com/

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel @ 621 St. Louis St., New Orleans, Louisiana 504 - 529 - 5333.

omnihotels.com/findahotel/neworleansroyalorl…

Royal Sonesta Hotel @ 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 0300.

http://tiny.cc/epzyw

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3. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

The Westin Hotel also has a rooftop pool area with an amazing view of the French Quarter and the Mississippi River.

Mississippi
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4. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

Place D Armes has a nice pool and it's in a perfect location in the FQ. There's no need to worry about a room in June right now. Start checking for a good rate now and book when you feel like it's reasonable. PDA has rooms in June for $120.00/$130.00 a night. Enjoy your visit.

Place D'Armes Hotel @ 625 Saint Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 4531.

http://www.placedarmes.com/

I read your first post again and I would like to say that it is hot in June but there's good AC in NOLA places. You really don't need a pool unless you just want one. There are other hotels that are less expensive than the above. Let us know what your plans are.

Edited: 08 January 2012, 00:03
USA
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5. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

We are really unsure, but had seen the great reviews on TA about the house of the rising sun B&B, the Omni is obviously totally different. Wuld it be a good location being in Algiers or inconvenient?

Schulenburg, Texas
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6. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

Algiers is a quaint, lovely community but it's not in the hub of activity, as noted by others. And, speaking for myself, I would think that it would be a hassle to ride the ferry back and forth to The Quarter...one or two trips= nice and scenic, but more might become a chore.

I, too, think you can get a much better price at a hotel (with pool) within The Quarter than your Omni quote. The Omni is a fabulous hotel in a great location, but as an example, in July, 2010 my DH and I stayed at the Bourbon Orleans for -60. per night (booked through Priceline "name your own price"). Even if you don't want to risk booking through a non-refundable site (such as Priceline's "name you own price"), I would do as jlr suggested and wait for the summer rate offerings.

Mississippi
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7. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

You will tire of crossing the river to visit the FQ and downtown NOLA if you stay in Algier's. Stay in the FQ and take the free ferry over one day for lunch and visit then head back. There will be great rates on rooms in June shortly. Be patient and enjoy your trip.

Hebron, OH
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8. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

We always stay at the Ramada Inn on Bourbon, which has a great pool, but only used it once in probably 20+ visits. Topping it off, we were only there about 15 minutes and decided to head back out in the Quarter - there's just too much to see and do to spend much time around a pool.

little rock arkansas
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9. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

Sheena, I wanted to mention something on my mind: Tripadvisor is always trying to improve its ranking system in hotels and restaurants. Yet there are oddities which still occur in the system. I think it is useful in assessing BB rankings on Tripadvisor, to look at several factors such as the numbers of prior reviews by the reviewers of a BB (are they mostly first time reviewers or are there a number of seasoned TA contributors?), the size of the BB compared to the number of high ranking reviews coming in (are there 2 rooms or 12 and are more reviews coming in for 2 rooms than the competitors who have more rooms?), the longevity of the reviews (how long has the BB been in business), and the content of the reviews. When the vast majority of the reviewers are first time reviewers, when the BB is very small and has the same number or more reviews than other BB's 4 times its size, and when a place has reviews only going back a year or two, I look pretty closely at these factors.

USA
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10. Re: New Orleans in June, Hotel with pool or B&B?

Good point Jimjade3 I will look. We are also travelling with another couple and they seem to prefer the hotel with pool idea so it looks like the Omni it is, I will however keep and eye on the rates to see if we can improve on that as it is a bit steep.