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New Orleans is a city that oozes panache from every nook and cranny. Art and music lovers, schedule your trip around the annual French Quarter Festival, held every April, to experience the biggest music festival in the South. If you're after something a little more intimate on your New Orleans vacation, Lafayette Square hosts free Wednesday afternoon concerts during spring and fall, and the New Orleans Museum of Art has free admission on Wednesdays.

The Big Easy has so much to offer, and CheapTickets has the lowdown on the best spots that are big on flair and low on price for your New Orleans vacation.

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St. Helene- French Quarter

3 stars
3.8 / 5 85 reviews
This beautifully restored hotel, just recently renovated and reopened in January 2012, is located in the heart of the French Quarter, only 2 blocks away from Bourbon Street, steps away from Jackson Square and the mighty Mississippi River. Our contemporary guest rooms and suites are complete with LCD flat screen TVs, ebony stained hardwood floors, wireless internet, 300 thread-count linens, IPOD docking stations, and all-marble bathrooms. Our French Quarter and Courtyard suites feature balconies which overlook the pool in the courtyard area. All guest rooms are nicely equipped to give a feeling of being home away from home in one of the most historic cities in the world! Hotel St. Helene is located on Chartres Street, right next door to the Napoleon House, a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The hotel's location offers access to an abundance of popular attractions and world famous entertainment that the French Quarter has to offer, such as Cafe du Monde, the French Market, House of Blues, and Pat O' Brien's, which are all located within only one-half mile of this French Quarter gem! Balcony suites overlooking the world famous French Quarter and a secluded courtyard pool, along with many modern luxuries are just a few of the amenities offered at Hotel St. Helene. All contemporary guest rooms and suites feature one queen bed, complete with local artwork, feather beds and duvets, 350 thread-count linens, flat-screen LCD televisions, FACE toiletries, wireless internet, in-room safes, IPOD docking stations, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and stand-up marble showers. Continental breakfast served daily. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: ***The elevator at Hotel St. Helene is currently out of service. The stairwells are the only means to accessing rooms on the second, third, and fourth floors. We apologize for the inconvenience*** A security deposit of $150 will be taken upon check-in, per room, in case of damages and/or incidentals.
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The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.1 / 5 28 reviews
Convenient location and modern amenities in a budget hotelSimple and modern, The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Collection hotel is convenient to the financial and legal offices in the Central Business District and steps from the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Harrah's Casino. The St. Charles Streetcar stops in front of the hotel's doors. A note to Mardi Gras revelers: The hotel is on the parade route. Highlights Convenient to business district and French QuarterBudget friendly with pleasant roomsOn-site cafe and pub   RoomsEach of the 122 king, queen and double-double rooms at The Blake Hotel New Orleans are outfitted with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, full-length mirror, AM/FM clock radio, 37-inch flat-screen LCD TV, phones with voicemail, free Internet access, coffee maker and in-room safe. Blackout curtains help keep the light out when the partying is done. The King Rooms have micro fridge. FeaturesThe on-site restaurant is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The hotel also offers room service, 24-hour market place and business center with boarding pass kiosk. During free time, guests at The Blake Hotel New Orleans can work out at the  24-hour fitness center on site. Valet parking is available (fees apply). No pets are allowed. Transportation Louis Armstrong International Airport St Charles Streetcar Attractions French QuarterErnest N. Morial Convention CenterHarrah's CasinoLafayette SquareCentral Business DistrictSuperdomeGarden District Business Meeting space up to 2,000 square feet and 200 peopleInternet access included in resort feeEvent catering Policies and FeesParking fee for a regular day is $34 USD plus tax per night, while parking fee for a day with special event is $45 USD plus tax per night.
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The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

3 stars
3.1 / 5 281 reviews
Historic hotel with contemporary flair near Riverwalk, downtown sites Three historic coffee warehouses were combined and repurposed to create this unique Arts District hotel. Modern appointments join original hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and recycled wrought iron for a completely contemporary feel. The National Park Service has certified the restoration, and the result is a one-of-a-kind hotel in a great location.  The hotel has easy access the convention center, French Quarter or cruise terminal.  Riverwalk and its paddleboat rides are at the doorstep. Highlights In-room spa services24-hour fitness centerNew Orleans Saints-themed sports bar Rooms The Ambassador has been recognized for its re-use of materials. The old-made-new element is apparent in its 175 guest rooms with kings, doubles or queens. In the rooms, wrought iron four-poster beds welcome each guest.  Gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and high timber ceilings lend an open feeling. All rooms feature ceiling fans, oversized executive desks, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, safes and high-speed Internet access (covered in resort fee). Features The Arts District location is convenient for tourists and business travelers alike.  Downtown New Orleans, The French Quarter, Central Business District, Riverwalk, museums and convention center are an easy walk away.  The developers took great pains to retain the original look of the former coffee warehouses. Visitors can soak up the historic feel while enjoying modern conveniences. Saints fans can walk to the Superdome. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (19 minutes) Attractions Harrah's Casino (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)The National World War II Museum (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)Louisiana Children's Museum (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)Audubon Nature Institute (5.4 mi/ 8.7 km) Ogden Museum of Southern Art (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km) Business Embassy Room can accommodate meeting receptions for 150Near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Central Business District   Policies & feesThe property is currently under renovation. Please pardon the dust.The Ambassador Hotel has an Amenity Package Fee of $9.95 per night. This package includes unlimited local and long distance phone calls, Wi-Fi internet access, 24 hour fitness center usage, and up to $20,000 insurance on your in-room safe. This is a mandatory fee by the hotel.Valet parking is $32 USD per night plus tax.Pets are allowed (maximum of 30 lbs) at $25 USD per night.
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Royal St. Charles

4 stars
3.1 / 5 212 reviews
Budget hotel on St. Charles Avenue with a fitness centerRoyal St. Charles is a contemporary New Orleans hotel located at the end of the central business district, offering 143 rooms and suites accented with handmade furniture and original artworks. Points of interests such as the historic French Quarter and Canal Street just a block away. Guests at this cozy hotel can also check out the bars along Bourbon Street close by. Other local attractions include National World War II Museum, Jackson Square, Harrah's New Orleans Casino, and The Presbytere               Highlights Fitness centerA few blocks from French QuarterStreetcar at the door RoomsRoyal St. Charles offers king, queen and double rooms and suites. Each unit comes with 42-inch flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access (fees apply), coffee- and tea-making facilities, safe deposit box, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board. Non-smoking and handicapped accessible rooms are available. FeaturesRoyal St. Charles offers airport shuttle service and valet parking with a fee. Additional services include 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, tour assistance, and business center. Patrons at this smoke-free property can work out at the fitness center and hold meetings at the banquet facilities on site. Transportation St. Charles StreetcarLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (12 miles) Attractions French QuarterGarden DistrictBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries Business Meeting space for groups and banquets to 300 people Special events coordinator on site   Policies and feesThe Royal St. Charles Hotel has an amenity package fee of $9.95 per night. This package includes unlimited local and long distance phone calls, Wi-Fi internet access, 24-hour fitness center usage, and up to $20,000 insurance on your in-room safe. This is a mandatory fee by the hotel.Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.Resort fee: $9.95 USD per accommodation, per night Valet parking fee: $32 USD per night (in/out privileges)Valet parking fee for large vehicle: $40.00 USD per night (in/out privileges)Late check-out fee: $30.00 USDRollaway bed fee: $20.00 USD per staySelf-parking fee is $20 per day plus tax. Parking is located 3 blocks from the hotel.
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Prince Conti Hotel French Quarter

3 stars
3.9 / 5 230 reviews
Romantic French Quarter boutique with award-winning restaurantThe AAA 3-diamond Prince Hotel Conti offers affordable luxury in the heart of the French Quarter. Owned by the Valentino family of New Orleans, the smoke-free boutique hotel occupies a 19th-century building complete with dramatic windows and a carriageway. Guests are just a half-block from the famous Bourbon Street. Elegant, French-style guest rooms offer intimate grandeur with reproduction antique furnishings plus all the comforts of the 21st century. Cafe Conti and Bombay Club -- with more than 100 martini variations -- add the final touch of spice to a stay. Highlights Guest rooms furnished in elegant reproduction French antiques -- yet still feature modern touchesFrench-infused breakfast dishes at Cafe Conti or a classic New Orleans-style celebration at Bombay ClubLocation in the heart of the French Quarter, just off Bourbon Street LocationThe elegant Prince Conti hotel is located between Bourbon and Dauphine streets in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. RoomsThe boutique Prince Conti houses 76 elegant, smoke-free guest rooms and suites, including a petite room and junior suite. Each is equipped with the latest amenities and business services, as well as reproduction antique furnishings such as four-poster beds and French-inspired decor. Features include Internet access (optional and with added charge), individual climate control, a complimentary newspaper, an alarm clock, a phone with voice mail, a cable TV and daily housekeeping service.  FeaturesBreakfast is both sweet and savory at Cafe Conti. In the evening, ease into the atmospheric Bombay Club Restaurant and Martini Bistro, with live entertainment, award-winning Nouveau Creole cuisine and more than 100 different martini versions. This non-smoking also provides 24-hour concierge and valet service.  TransportationUnion Passenger Terminal (1.3 mi/2 km)Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13.3 mi/21.4 km) AttractionsAudubon Aquarium of the Americas (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Louisiana Superdome (1.4 mi/2.2 km)New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (1.4 mi/2.2 km)New Orleans Museum of Art (3.1 mi/5 km)Tulane University (5.8 mi/9.3 km)University of New Orleans (5.8 mi/9.3 km)Audubon Zoo (7.6 mi/12.2 km) BusinessFacilities are available at the neighboring Valentino-Conti House for up to 200 people (fees apply)Internet access is optional and with an added charge Policies and feesPrince Conti Hotel is a 100% non-smoking property.Valet parking available for $28 USD per night. 
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 9 $223
Los Angeles New Orleans Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $315
Washington DC New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Wed, May 27 $177
Philadelphia New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Wed, Jun 3 $292
Seattle New Orleans Sun, May 24 - Wed, Jun 3 $248
Newark New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Wed, Jun 3 $209
San Francisco New Orleans Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $350
Baltimore New Orleans Wed, Jun 10 - Tue, Jun 23 $284
Boston New Orleans Wed, Jun 10 - Tue, Jun 16 $262
Chicago New Orleans Tue, Jun 9 - Tue, Jun 16 $97
Atlanta New Orleans Thu, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 9 $118
San Diego New Orleans Wed, May 27 - Tue, Jun 2 $284
Denver New Orleans Mon, May 18 - Wed, May 27 $185
Detroit New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Wed, May 27 $137
Charlotte New Orleans Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $248
Kansas City New Orleans Tue, Jun 23 - Wed, Jul 1 $217
Phoenix New Orleans Sun, May 24 - Wed, May 27 $267
Portland New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Sat, Jun 6 $322
Miami New Orleans Wed, Jun 10 - Tue, Jun 16 $174
Pittsburgh New Orleans Mon, May 18 - Wed, May 20 $348
Raleigh New Orleans Tue, May 12 - Tue, May 19 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Wed, Jun 24 - Sat, Jul 11 $374
Sacramento New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 10 $371
Milwaukee New Orleans Tue, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 9 $252
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  • Best Time to Go

    Mardi Gras is the most festive time of the year for New Orleans vacations. The event dominates the area known as the French Quarter every February or March. The Saints, winners of the 2010 Super Bowl home games in the fall at the Louisiana Superdome, where you can also see many great concerts. New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz, which attracts big crowd for its Jazz and Heritage Festival in April and May. The city's warmest months are usually June through September, reaching the low 90s. In the winter, lows get down to the lower 40s. Weather is usually comfortable from February through May.

  • Films Shot

    Several films have been shot in New Orleans such as The Big Easy, Runaway Jury, The Birth of the Blues and a scene from JFK.

  • NOMA

    NOMA, which stands for New Orleans Museum of Art, offers summer art camps for children, exhibits and a Sculpture Garden with an audio tour.

  • Embers

    Embers, built in the late nineteenth century, is a top-rated Cajun specialty restaurant on famous Bourbon Street.

  • Satchmo Summer Festival

    New Orleans has many festivals throughout the summer, including its tribute in August to hometown legend Louis Armstrong called "Satchmo Summer Festival" in the French Quarter.

  • French Quarter Festival

    Every April the French Quarter Festival showcases over 100 musical acts on nearly 20 stages in four days.

  • New Orleans highlights
  • French Quarter

    New Orleans vacations are synonymous with this vibrant historic precinct. Bourbon Street, the most famous street in the Quarter, is packed to the brim with bars featuring live music and joie de vivre that can only come from the combination of French, Cajun and Southern influences.

  • Musical Legends Park

    This spot has amazing sculptures of musical legends such as Fats Domino and Pete Fountain, plus a lovely sitting area to munch on some grub and soak up the Louisiana scenery. Nighttime visitors, you can catch some live jazz for free -- just make sure to head in early to grab a good spot.

  • Arts District

    Whether you want to scope some art or join the hipsters on your New Orleans travels, the Arts District will satisfy -- especially around Julia Street. Bursting with galleries offering free entry, this trendy nook is also home to the Contemporary Arts Center, a funky place that hosts theatre, concerts and more.

  • Canal Street Ferry

    For spectacular views of the New Orleans skyline and a 10-minute ride across the Mississippi, take the Canal Street Ferry to Algiers Point. It's free if you're on foot or bike, but even if you want to take your car across it will set you back a buck. The service starts at 6 a.m. and ends around midnight, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the view on your New Orleans travels.

  • Crescent City Farmers Market

    Held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, this foodie market brings the best produce to the streets of New Orleans. Grab some gourmet snacks, pick up some fresh flowers and watch free, live cooking demos by top-notch local chefs. Invest in a couple of homemade jams and freshly-baked pastries.

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