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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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Q & C Hotel/Bar

4 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews
Old style Southern grace and charm meets up-to-date modern comforts The historic Q & C Hotel/Bar is a beautiful newly renovated hotel. It was built in 1913 and sports a Renaissance revivalist style. The hotel has 12 floors that overlook the exciting streets of New Orleans. Situated right in the heart of New Orleans, the Q & C Hotel/Bar is an ideal place to stay for a break in the city. Opulent marble columned public areas hint at the grand past of the building. All the main New Orleans attractions are within easy distance, making the hotel a comfortable base from which to explore. After a full day, tourists can unwind with cocktails and sample tasty meals at Q & C Bar on site.  3 Reasons To Stay:Close to the French Quarter and Morial Convention CenterDistinctive European furnishings and original artworkFull-service banquet and meeting facilities for social and corporate events Q & C Hotel/Bar RoomsAll of the guest rooms at the Q & C Hotel/Bar have a distinctive European style, with interesting use of furnishings and original artwork. Guests benefit from the staff's ethic that comfort is paramount at the property. All of the 196 guest rooms are equipped with coffee-making facilities, in-room safes, hair-dryers, irons, ironing boards, and in-room fax and high-speed Internet capabilities. Welcoming and helpful staff are always on hand at the Q & C Hotel/Bar to ensure a pleasurable stay for guests. Things To Do:Harrah's Casino (0.2 mi/0.4 km)Aquarium of the Americas (0.3 mi/0.5 km)Natchez Steamboat Cruise (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Louisiana Children's Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)National World War II Museum (0.4 mi/0.8 km)Bourbon Street (0.4 mi/0.8 km)Jackson Square (0.6 mi/1 km)Louisiana Superdome (0.7 mi/1.2 km)Preservation Hall (0.9 mi/1.6 km)French Market (1.3 mi/2.2 km) Policies and feesValid credit card is required at check-in.Valet parking is $32 USD per night, plus tax (unless the cost is included in a special package).
Value Completely reimagined for 2014 - Newly renovated.
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Dauphine Orleans Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 262 reviews
A hospitable, historic French Quarter inn that’s heavy on amenities Past and present convene at this historic hotel, which dates to the 1700s.  The hotel was once host to John James Audubon as he painted his famous bird series. It was later a bordello. Today, the Dauphine revels in its storied history and offers a comfortable contemporary hotel with lots of Southern hospitality. Guests can stay in the cottages across Dauphine from the main hotel, which are the original structures. Highlights Saltwater courtyard poolFree continental breakfast and afternoon teaJacuzzi tubs Rooms The Dauphine's 111 rooms are as varied as the hotel's history. The 14 rooms and suites in the Hermann House Courtyard -- once the home of a wealthy merchant -- sport Jacuzzi tubs. The Carriage House was once a French Quarter townhouse and now offers nine unique courtyard rooms, each outfitted with 19th century antiques. Bathrooms in some suites can be quite lavish with opulently draped whirlpool tubs. Every room offers free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, cable TV, coffee makers, hair dryers, safe, iron and ironing board.  Complimentary continental breakfast, morning newspaper and afternoon tea are nice extras. Some suites include stone fireplaces. Features May Bailey's Place, was once a bordello in the red-light district of Storyville. It is now the hotel's intimate bar, complete with a red light outside and "bordello" guest suite upstairs. Visitors are welcome to take books from the inn's library back home.  A recently updated fitness center helps visitors work off the excesses of a visit to New Orleans. Free morning breakfast includes fresh fruit, cereal and a make your own waffles station. There is valet parking (fees apply). Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (13 miles) Attractions French QuarterArts DistrictBourbon StreetRoyal Street antiques and art galleries Business Meeting space for groups up to 60 The 14 Hermann House Courtyard rooms cater to small meetings and executive retreats Policies and fees The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a non-smoking property. All sleeping rooms and balconies are designated non-smoking. Smoking in a non-smoking room will incur a cleanup fee of $200 each time smoking is detected in the room. Smoking will only be allowed outside in our patio and courtyard areas and in May Baily's Bar. All guests are required to be at least 21 years of age to register for a room. As we check IDs, any one younger than 21 years of age will not be allowed to check in. Parking rate is $34 plus taxes per night for standard vehicles and $38 plus taxes per night for oversized vehicles. Parking rates come with 12% tax.
Value Complimentary Drink and Wireless Internet
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St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

4 stars
3.2 / 5 230 reviews
Downtown boutique hotel celebrates West Indian spirit in Creole CityThe St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, honors the legend of West Indian immigrant and merchant, Che, who died in 1851 near the hotel. The portal opened by voodoo priestesses to guide his spirit to the Caribbean is said to have helped Civil War soldiers enter death peacefully. The St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, harkens to its Caribbean roots with elegant West Indian decor, brick and stone work, ornate iron work and lush plantings. Every room at this boutique hotel is slightly different. HighlightsBoutique hotel with West Indian flairDipping pool and courtyardPet friendly up to 30 pounds (fees apply)On-site parking (at cost) Rooms All 86 rooms and suites are comfortably outfitted with down feather beds and the usual array of in-room perks such as safes, coffee makers and hair dryers. What is not usual is the decor and room layout.  Rooms vary in shape and design with Caribbean details such as painted designs of monkeys, parrots and palm trees.  Marble baths and a cozy feel remind visitors why they chose a small, privately owned hotel over a chain. A pool and fourth floor sun terrace add appeal. Features New Orleans Magazine says Cuvee is among the best restaurants in town. The on-site restaurant boasts an impressive wine list and serves nouveau Creole and continental cuisine. A cavernous dining room is warmed by handiwork in wood, leather and iron. Lunch is served Monday to Friday, dinner Monday to Saturday. The hotel will help to arrange local tours. Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (12 miles) AttractionsBourbon  & Royal streets French QuarterHarrah's CasinoRiverwalk Business Two phones in each roomWi-Fi (fees apply)Same day valet laundry service   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.Pets allowed with a one-time, non-refundable deep cleaning fee of $50 USD. If the pet causes damage greater than $50 USD, the guest is liable for replacement or repair.Must be 21 years of age to purchase a room. Children under 12 stay free with adult.The hotel requires a valid I.D. and credit card at time of check-in. A hold may be placed on the credit card to cover the security deposit and incidental charges. There is a $4.95 USD per day fee for unlimited local and long distance calls within the U.S. and wireless Internet.
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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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Crowne Plaza NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER

4 stars
4.0 / 5 350 reviews
Previously the Astor Hotel, the multi-story Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter grew organically from a collection of existing retail buildings and apartments, giving it a blended Crescent City charm. Inside, ironwork stair-rails, exposed brick walls, and mismatched lobby seating continues this feel. Conversely, the modern offerings of an outdoor pool, Internet access (fees apply), and a vast 30,000-feet of event space bring the building up to date. Pay a visit to Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant for the best in local seafood and a cozy Southern welcome. Key facts693 rooms14 floorsRestaurant/bar: Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House Restaurant & Oyster BarConcierge service24-hour fitness center with room-key accessFull-service business center13 meeting roomsComplimentary Wi-Fi (for IHG Rewards Club members, small charge otherwise)Executive work desks NeighborhoodWhere the bustling business of Canal Street meets the revelry of Bourbon Street, the Crown Plaza French Quarter exists square in the center of the party. Walk a few blocks toward the river and you can follow Decatur Street, parallel to the main artery of New Orleans, the Mississippi River. Walk along Decatur to pass Jackson Square and head toward Esplanade to experience the French Quarter. Business visitors may be coming for larger events at the nearby Morial Convention Center, and sports fans will find the Mercedes-Benz Superdome - home of the Saints football team - not far away. Hints and tipsThe Crown Plaza French Quarter Hotel is in a central area, but fares within the city are low enough to make short cab rides an affordable luxury.When staying during annual events such as Mardi Gras, the Essence Festival or the Sugar Bowl, expect minimum stay requirements for this in-demand location. Policies and feesValet parking is $38 USD plus tax. Self-parking - on own and fees vary.Internet access fee is $16.95 USD per 24-hour period.This hotel does not allow coolers in rooms.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York New Orleans Mon, May 4 - Thu, May 7 $209
Los Angeles New Orleans Sat, Apr 25 - Tue, Apr 28 $286
Washington DC New Orleans Wed, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 28 $197
Philadelphia New Orleans Wed, May 20 - Wed, May 27 $284
Seattle New Orleans Tue, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 21 $248
Newark New Orleans Sat, May 2 - Wed, May 6 $209
San Francisco New Orleans Mon, May 11 - Sat, May 16 $299
Baltimore New Orleans Mon, May 4 - Sat, May 9 $210
Boston New Orleans Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $243
Chicago New Orleans Tue, May 26 - Tue, Jun 9 $89
Atlanta New Orleans Fri, May 1 - Sat, May 9 $85
San Diego New Orleans Tue, May 5 - Sat, May 9 $235
Denver New Orleans Tue, May 5 - Fri, May 8 $145
Detroit New Orleans Tue, Apr 28 - Tue, May 5 $137
Charlotte New Orleans Tue, May 12 - Sat, May 16 $248
Kansas City New Orleans Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $215
Phoenix New Orleans Tue, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 21 $204
Portland New Orleans Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 28 $303
Miami New Orleans Tue, May 5 - Tue, May 12 $156
Pittsburgh New Orleans Sat, May 2 - Wed, May 6 $325
Raleigh New Orleans Tue, Apr 7 - Tue, Apr 14 Check rates
San Juan New Orleans Mon, May 25 - Mon, Jun 1 $475
Sacramento New Orleans Wed, Apr 15 - Sat, Apr 25 $360
Milwaukee New Orleans Wed, May 6 - Sun, May 10 $260
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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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